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I bought this JCB Tractor/excavator for my daughters 3rd birthday as a big fan of 'diggers' she wanted to drive one - like her dad!
It was £99 in Argos and we decided on this one as it has a bucket on the front and also a rear one.
We had to assemble the JCB which with clear instructions took about an hour, everything that you need to put it together is encluded.
My daughter loves playing on her JCB, she can sit on the main seat and pedal around as well as lift the front bucket up and down (which is a little tricky as takes a little bit of getting used to as it has to clip out and then back into place.)
She can then pull out the back seccond seat which safety clips into place and secures the vehical from toppling over when weight is on the back only, the rear bucket can the be pulled up and down with a lever.
The plastic is very strong and durable and our JCB although normally in the shed when not in use has been left out in the rain on many occasions and it is still as good as new and pedals have not rusted.
This is a great outdoor ride on toy for any JCB mad child I'd say from about 3+ years.
Definatly a good buy and cost wise compared to others on the market I'd say worth every penny.
Tiny love take-along arch is a very flexable arch which clips on each which can be clipped onto prams and buggys and other baby seats, it has detachable toys which hang down for babies amusement.
This is a very popular and must have essential and it has been around for a good few years.
I had one that I used for all three of my children when they were babies and proberly used it from about 1 month old to 5 or even 6 months.
It is bright and babies like bright things to stare at! And as soon as they can start reaching out they will start to bat the little toys and soon enough be grabbing and playing with them.
The little toys are bugs and they can also come off the arch. They have crinkly bits in that make noise and one of them plays a little tune when pressed (I think it was the snail on mine!)
What makes this toy such a essential is that not only is it amusing to the child but it is easy to clip on and can go onto just about anything - there is no special fittings or specific buggy for it to go on as it is so flexable it bends too. So it can also be used while out and about or even in doors on a bouncer I used to even clip mine on my cot changer.
They are about £15 in most shops I think I got mine in Argos for just over £10.
I would definatly reccomend this toy to people with young babies.
I have been a member of Tesco Clubcard for a few years now - Its very easy to join as you just have to grab a form or ask in Tescos.
I shop in Tescos a few times a week as it is the only store in the small village I live really!
The idea of the Clubcard is that you use it every time you spend money in tescos/online/petrol and you get 1 point for every £1 you spend. Occasionally there are double point deals on products. You can also get few points for re using carrier bags. You are given a atual CLub card and also a key fob - the idea is if you forget your card then you normally have your keys! (And if not you can always validate your reciept and get them next time)
Every quarter (4 times a year) the Clubcard points are sent off to you in the post where you are given your points amounts (100 points = £1) in coupons.
There are several ways to spend your Clubcard coupons.
You can use them in store and they will take your coupon amount off your shopping - recently they have been doing a deal on clothing and other items such as CDs and dvds where you can trade them in for twice the value they are and then get that amount off the certain catagories - I'm not sure if this was just a temporary thing or a permement fixture.
You can send choose somthing from the Rewards magazine where they are then worth 4 x the amount. for eg. a £5 coupon is worth £20 and that could say get you an alton towers ticket for an adult or £20 off a meal at a certain restaurant.
There are many many things you can trade them in for - I personally have so far got - Season tickets for Longleat safari park, admission tickets into Diggerland, a magazine years surscription for a gift to someone, and a pampering day ticket.
Other things range from Air miles to restaurant vouchers or even driving lessons!
I normally fill in the deals form on Tescos site and then they are posted within 7 days - normally get them on day 4 which is very quickly!
You do not need to spend all the coupons at once - if you use a coupon that does not spend it all they will add the access points back on to your card for next time. Or if you dont have enough to spend them on what you want then just wait till the next quarter as they are valid for a year.
I am not sure if you are attually allowed to (so shhhh lol) but I have before sold them! (They are worth 4 x times the value in the deals brochure and its suprising how much people will pay for them!!)
The other thing worth mentioning is that when you get your Clubcard coupons you are also given coupons for extra points on certain items from Tescos or sometimes money off certain items.
Definatly recommend having a Clubcard especially if you do shop in here alot you should have one!!
Whenever I'm in town I always go into Poundland to have a nosey and see if there is anything worth snapping up - every item is £1 and most things are end of line products or change of packaging etc. They sell everything from toothpaste and pain killers to food and kitchen things.
There are so many shelves and products crammed in these shops that it can be very hard to move around (especially with a buggy!!) and when it is so busy for example a saturday I dont even bother going in! Things are easily pushed or knocked and our local Pound land always seems to be a complete mess!
On the up side I have found lots of bargains when I do manage to get in a look around especially things for the kids I think there are great deals on paints pens and paper etc they seem to sell alot of craft things and I have even found Peppa Pig, Ben 10, Spiderman and other popular things in there.
Another downside is the fact that is is so popular there are always queues that you can wait in for ages!
Definatly worth popping in though when its quieter.
I have been a member if Pinecone research for about 2 years now. To join you have to find an ad banner which changes places regulary.
Once joined you are then sent regular surveys to complete which you then get rewarded for.
Sometimes I get 2 surveys a week but other times I will be lucky to get 1 a month!
Surveys used to be rewarded for £3 luncheon vouchers - which at first I didnt know what these were lol but then I found out you can use them at most food places (Mcdonalds, Burger king, KFC, Greggs etc) off some food oviously. A few months ago now it was announced they could now reward you £4 a survey via paypal if you wished so this is the option I have.
After doing a survey - which can be about absolutely anything, I did two yesterday one on nappies and another on washing powder! It then takes about 3 days occasionally quicker for them to credit your paypal account.
I would definatly reccommend this for anyone who likes doing surveys or has some extra time on their hands!
Pinecone reseach is one of my favourite survey sites (I am a member of a few others too) as they pay quickly and by cash and also their surveys are only about 20minutes long not like some that I know can be over 30mins! Also they never seem to ever send surveys that you are not elegable for so you never get cut off it after anwsering 20 questions and you always get paid the full amount.
Globaltestmarket is a site that you join and they email you surveys to fill in and in return you get market points, when you reach 1000 market points you can redeem them for a cheque.
Joining is very easy - you can be refered or of not just fill in a form on their site and then you can start! I find that I am emailed proberly about 10-20 surverys a week, most are for market points - the average reward being 30-80 and others for admission into the sweepstake. (This is like a montly prize of $500 picked from random.)
Surveys can be about absolutely anything - from music tastes to brands of bread - I really have had some completely random ones!
If you fill in a few questions and then it turns out you are not elegible for the survey then they will still reward you with 5 market points.
Each market point is fixed against the U.S dollar at 5 cents per market point. I find that if I redeem 1000 points then within 5 weeks I will get a cheques for just under £35.
I have proberly been a member a few years now and cash in every few months - By the time I recieve my cheque (which does take at least 4-6 weeks) I am well on my way for another!
A great way to earn a few quid extra for not really doing alot (except when you get a really boring survey that takes nearly an hour!)
I have joined quite a few survey sites and I can honestly say this is one of the best and they do really pay out!
I am absolutely loving the latest BBC3 series 'Dont tell the bride' my boyfriend says that all girls think about is 'fluffy bunnies and weddings' and I guess in a sense he is half right as I think most women do love weddings - especially if you are getting wed or planning one (which im not ...yet lol but I still watch it!) and we all dream about our big day!
Each hour long episode (I think there are 11 in the current series) is about a different couple who are engaged and want to get married and they basically agree to do the programme as they are given £12,000 to spend on their wedding IF .... they agree (in presence on a lawyer) that they are too spend 3 weeks apart and that the groom to be has to arrange absolutely everything in 3 weeks without any help from anyone... of course this is very appealing to everyone especially us women who ummm sorry guys but think that the idea of a bloke organising a wedding ... is well.... crazy!!
So yeah... there always seems to be an emotional bride to be, who knows exactly what she wants and spends most the prgramme crying and worrying about whats in store for her big day and then you have the groom who well, is more intrested in spending time getting wasted having parties and choosing everything that the bride definatly does not want...
The comentating is done especially in contrast to the bride ad groom - showing the groom nearly booking a football stadium to get married whilst the bride is crying that she wants a church and her worst nightmare would be just what hes nearly doing!
Its hilarious!! I find my self shouting 'nooooo you idiot!!!' at the TV and 'oh my god if you ever did that.....' (aimed at my boyfriend lol) whilst he laughs and says the guy is 'a ledgend'
The other day the groom booked and organised his stag party for over £1000 before even looking at venues! (And then gave the girls £300 for a meal out for her hen party.Grrrrr ) And did you watch the one where the invitations went out the day before the wedding!
In the end the dress thats huge and plain is taken in and has beading added and she gets over the fact that the colour scheme is awful... or that there is no colour scheme lol and I think that the fact she has missed him so much in 3 weeks means he is completely forgiven him!?? so far everyone has been happy... I wonder id they will show an episode where the bride goes mental and refuses to get married!!!? lol.
Hugo Boss - DEEP RED is my most favourite eau de parfume in the world!
I first tried it when I was brought a bottle back from holiday by an ex i think about 7 years ago and ever since then I have always had to buy a new bottle when the last one runs out.
The bottle is an attractive dusky seductive coloured red and black frosted glass bottle (deinatly got the look of deep red!) with a shiny silver lid and it comes boxed in a equally attractive black and red colour. Its easy to spray with a simple push down button.
Its a strong smell that I finding hard to think of how to describe it... Its floral/berry but deep and modern and I think its quite a sexy smell lol.
I find that Deep Red has very good staying power - a few squirts in the morning seems to stick most of the day. Its a perfume I feel I can wear all day and also one to wear for an evening out too. When I wear it (which is quite alot lol) I always have people (both male and female) ask me whats that perfume or that I smell nice!
The choice of bottle size is avaliable in 30ml at £24, 50ml at £34 or 90ml at £44. I normally try to buy the bigger bottle as it lasts longer and better value for money.
This very popular purfume is avaliable in most stores that sell purfume it is not hard to find at all I think they even sell it in larger Tescos stores!
Definalty reccommended for someone who has never tried Hugo boss deep red adn is looking for a new perfume!
Ive been writing reviews all day and it suddenly dawned on me that I have not written about my latest addiction... mmm Wispa Gold!!
I had long forgotten these bars of deliciousness and it wasent till they attually came back into the shops that I thought 'oh my god I used to love those!!'
At 62p I think they are pretty pricey - but then most of the choclate bars that used to be 24p are very similarly priced now a days!
Wispa Golds are basically original Wispas (Caburys chocolate with small bubbles through out giving a light and yummmy taste) however the gold versions (are not gold lol) but they have a layer of tasty caramel above the bubbley chocolate inside the bar.
Described on the packaging as ' The Wispa you love with a cheeky caramel layer' (I only know that as im eating one now haha) this is certainly very true - and its definatly cheeky as it contains 14.9g of fat arrghhhh.
Anyway, although I have been trying to watch my weigh I admit they are addictive (although rather sickly if you try and eat more then one a day lol) and I have been umm.... indulging or some would say 'treating' myself a few times a week to this delicious choclate bar :)
If you have not tried one I highly reccommend splashing out and trying one - if you have a sweet tooth you will proberly love it and if not then proberly best to just stick to normal Wispas!!
I have alwaysa had a mannual brush and it wasent until a few months ago that I saw this on offer in Tescos for £15 - which was stating it was half price.
I snapped up the offer and also one for my boyfriend as well.
It comes with 2 heads (1 on and 1 spare) and also a charger so this seemed pretty good value to me considering a pack of a few heads was just under £6.
The first time I used my brush was when I swore I would never go back! It was fast and effective and left my teeth feeling the cleanest they had ever been.
There is a 2 minute timer on the brush and it twists back and forth quickly to alert you that it has been two minutes - I think this is brilliant as when brushing I think alot of people proberly dont do it for quite enough time - two minutes attually feels like 5!lol.
I like the fact that the head is a good size for getting right in there and easy to manover to reach all teeth.
I normally charge it for about 12 hours and then it will last a good 4-5 days (of brushing 2 or 3 times aday) before it runs flat and I have to charge again.
It is reccommended that you change the head every 2-3 months and you can buy these in a multi pack.
A definate bargain for £15 I am very impressed as I keep seeing all these brushes at £50 + and wondering what they do that makes them worth so much!!
I normally use 2-in-1 bold in powder or tablet form but when this quite recently came out it was on offer for a long time at £3 (thats about £1.80 off or something) so I thought I would give it a try.
It comes in a small size bottle that says it contain 16 washes, depending on what 'flavour' ( I always call them flavours lol) the bottles vary between 16 and 18.
I normally always buy the lavender one as thats my favourite but I thought I would try this new infusions one. I found it to be more runny then the normal bold 2-in-1 and the smell was not as strong but it worked very very well (I put in about 3/4 of the little cup full which very cleverly comes clipped to the end of the bottle.
All in all I was very happy it did clean my clothes just as well as the other Bold 2-in-1 and smelt lovely too.
I have decided though that I will stick to my normal lavender 'flavour!' just because I prefer the smell :)
These Tescos anti bacterial floor wipes have got to be my favourite cleaning product of all time.
I absolutely swear by these things they are superb!
At 99p a pack you get 15 very good sized thick cleaning wipes - they are meant to be for the use of cleaning floors - laminate tiles lino etc but I use them on absolutely everything!
I will even clean my loo with these as well as walls, skirtings, kitchen sides, cupboards, tables/furniture etc (of course not all with one wipe lol)
They are so thick you can even ring rinse them and keep using so I find that my pack lasts quite a while - although I still go through about 3 packs a week!
They make everything smell great of I think its lemon and they come in a resealable packet do that they dont dry out.
I once had to buy another brand of wipes when Tescos ran out of this and compared to these they were absolutely rubbish - much smaller and thinner and now I wouldnt use anything different - these wipes are absoutely brilliant and I would and do quite often reccommend them to anyone.
I clean my toilet proberly about 3 times a week properly and pop a bit of bleach down normally at least every other day. I have 2 young girls and one of them always seems to make a bigger mess of the loo then everyone else!
I think it doesnt matter how often you clean it, there always seems to be a bit of lime scale build up at some point that discolours the toilet slightly and wont scrub off with ordinary bleach or cleaner.
I used to buy the tablets that you popped down there for 12 hours but although they removed some never all of it!
One day I saw Harpic power plus on offer for £1 (i think its normally about £1.70) and decided to give it ago - after leaving it a few hours (I always leave things longer then it says!) I was amazed to find it had cleared every little bit and attually stocked up on the stuff!
I find you dont even really have to use a lot and I generally do a treatment once every 7-10 days just to make sure there are no build ups!
I have used a little bit around taps in the bathroom and found it works there too and also to remove lime scales from the bath when we had a dripping tap and it left marks.
I highly reccommend this product it truely does what it says on the label and when it comes to cleaning products I find that quite a rare thing!
I bought this little photo printer to go with my Sony cybershot digital camera about 2.5 years ago. I cant remember how much it was as I think I got it in a deal with the camera.
It is very easy to use and you cant really go wrong.... You can either link the camera to it via cable or you can take the memory card out and insert it into printer. The images then come onto the tiny little screen and you can edit them (red eyes, move either way, zoom in + out make black and white etc) and then select the ones you would like to print.
Printing takes a matter of minutes - it goes through 3 times (red yellow blue) and then comes out completely finished and dry and ready to snap off the excess sides.
You can also change the photos form being one big one to 2 or even 4 smaller ones - all printed on the same postcard sized peice of paper. I found this is brilliant for doing for sale adverts as you can have a tiny picture of your item for sale and then write next to it, as well of course handy for doing mini prints for pictures/cards/tiny frames etc.
I have always been very impressed with the quickness and quality of the pictures and have turned into a bit of a photographer!
The ink cartridges are incredibly easy to load - you take them out of the packet and quite literally push it the right way up into the hole in the side and that is it! Paper is again very simple, you just have to pop it in the tray the correct way up and its all ready to go.
The only downside is that as there are lots more newer printers coming out I have found the packs of ink and paper are fairly scarce - there used to be (a year ago) differnt sized packs at differnt prices the most being 120 photos for £30. Now I can only find the 120 photos pack and that is £45 in Argos.
All in all a very good little printer, suberb quality photos and very simple to work!
I quite often pop in Sainsburys just to see the clothes as I think they have a lovely range.
I buy 'work' jeans for my boyfriend from Sainsburys as they are only £10 with a belt and such good qualtiy they last for ages!
I particulary like the childrens section again not bad priced and very good quality as well as stylish and they have ranges that sell 'Peppa Pig' 'Fifi' 'High school muisical' and 'Dora' and these that I find very expensive in some stores are still very reasonably priced in here.
Sainsburys quite often do really good deals on their clothing such as 25% or 50% off I think more then other clothing departments.
I also buy all my daughters schoolwear from here as they quite often drop down and are cheaper then anywhere but still top quality!
They have everything from casual wear to special occasion/partywear (absolutely stunning dress sets with tights and cardigains for under £20!) and also lots of accessories and even dressing up items!
Highly reccomended to buy clothes from Sainsburys.