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    • Kenwood KDWTTB10 / Dishwasher / 11 Readings / 10 Ratings
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      12.12.2012 17:16

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      a great buy if you can't fit a full sized dishwasher

      This kenwood dishwasher was bought by myself, as I was fed up with the washing up building up on the side, but I had no where to install a full sized dish washer.

      The table top dishwasher was easy to install the worktop above my washing machine, as there is a water feed and waste there along with a power socket.

      The dishwasher has the main arm on the bottom, so unlike a full sized one the bottom rack doesn't get water from above and below, just below, yet most pots and pans are mainly dirty on the one side anyway. Everything you would expect is with the dishwasher, such as cutlery rack.

      The dishwasher is easy to control with a simple power button, program button to choose one of the 5 options a delay start, for up to 24 hours delay and a pause button, to interrupt the cycle.

      Intense: last 2:25hrs and is great for pans and heavy greased and soiled pots and plates.

      Normal: last 2:05hrs is for normal plates and everyday pots

      Eco: last 2:50hrs is obviously meant to be for efficient, why is last longer, I don't know

      It also has a rinse for glasses and a simple soak setting, just to quickly rinse the pots.


      The dishwasher mainly works very well and I keep the filters clean, but every now and again it totally fails and simple to wipe marks don't come off.

      BUT, if you have dinner plates you will have to put them in on an angle as mine get stuck as there isn't enough head room for them.

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      02.12.2012 13:38

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      Great for simplicity but need good looking after

      The Indesit moon looks great, the different style looks stylish with its opaque door so you don't have to see your washing going round.
      There are just 5 buttons the the machine, Power, 60 Deg, 40 Deg, 30 Deg and delicate.
      It works well as long as you don't want just a spin are rinse.
      The big problem with this machine is its lack of settings, it really needs a spin and 90 Deg wash. If your clothes are still too wet they need to spin, but you have to just hang out are tumble dry far too wet.
      The door rim often builds up dirt and mould after time, and a simple service wash or 90 Deg too kill all bacteria is great, but the best this machine does it 60.
      The self cleaning soap draw seams great, until the softener sticks and becomes mould. Although the draw, which is on the door, can come off into pieces very easily and be washed in boiling water to look as good as new.

      Keep on top of it!!! I have recently cleaned mine out, tip the machine back and get a shallow bowl, plastic, and open the filter (bottom right) this is very tight to grips might help; drain the water to keep it fresh. Use a tooth brush to clean the door rim with some bicarbonate of soda, take the soap draw from the draw (big release catch underneath) and wash it, wipe the drum and anywhere else that looks grim. Put it all back together and put it on a 60 wash empty.

      Its a good machine but needed more thinking before selling.

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    • PC Genius / Magazine / Newspaper / 11 Readings / 10 Ratings
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      20.12.2008 16:28
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      Doesnt work on Vista, but great fun and learning

      Do you like pandas, kangaroos and foxes? Well meet Panda, Kanga and Foxie.

      I do think they are getting a little old now tho and styles of teaching have changed. Altho it is still quite a great way to learn and also to have fun, but you might want to check with the school first.

      There are 3 differnt levels for upto 11 year olds going from 1-3 being: Panda, Kanga and Foxie.

      The lessons are English, Maths, Science and French.

      Pc genuis is not something you can buy in the shop, as it is from a subscription magazine, of which you also get to build up the folder of material to read aswel.

      You will need to keep all of the discs to play each game and they have 6 on each and also the big quiz which is quite good and you have to try and move you little alien character to by answering questions.

      I don't think this is worth buying now, maybe somthing more up to date would be better, but if you already have it, I think it's quite good. Yet I have found it won't work at all on Vista, which is a bit of a let down.

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      20.12.2008 16:11
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      Great addon but you only get one with the Wii

      The Nunchuck is a great addon to the Nintendo Wii controller. You may think the Controller doesn't have enough buttons and switches in it. Well the Nunchuch offers anouther 2 simple press buttons Z & C an anlogue button, for moving around and thins like that, as the original controller doesn't have one of these. It also has tilt switches in it just like the origional.

      The Nuchchuck plugges into the bottom of your controller and comes along a fair sized piece of wire into the palm sized nunchuck.

      The controller its self does have a great design, yet no rubber edging to it for grip, as it is all plastic, apart from the rubber topped button on top. You can buy wirless Nunchuck of which you charge up so you don't have the wire there, yet you may want a case with a wrist strap for is to save throwing and breaking it.

      I think the Nunchuck is great for most games that use them and some that need them to play. You do get one with the Nintendo wii, but more cost around £15-25, which is quite a lot for a controller.

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    • Watchdog / TV Programme / 15 Readings / 12 Ratings
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      20.12.2008 15:34
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      Keep and eye out for them dodgy companies

      Have you been ripped off? Has a company given you a bad service?
      Well it might be nothing compared to some of these shown on Watchdog, or it might be something worth looking into.

      Watch a few episodes of Watchdog on BBC1 and see what you think.

      Are you unsure about the digital switchover? Are you expecting your Freeview box to work after 2012 or in the year your region changes. Well don't be too sure even if it has the digital tick, check on Watchdog.

      Have you has the service of a cowboy tradesman? Weel watchdog uncover all.

      I think watchdog is great and in some stories, like rouge traders. I think that Watchdog is great for finding about the things that go on and what you can do about them. It's definatly worth watching to see what you could be missing out on are not getting.

      They will chase up dodgy companies that are robbing you of your money and try and get it back, then also spot what is backing the company dodgy and how to solve it all.

      Also looking into airline that don't treat animals properley.

      Doddgy banks and phone calls that you need to avoid to keep your cash.

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    • Casualty / TV Programme / 13 Readings / 11 Ratings
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      18.12.2008 22:56
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      Look very true and real

      Casualty is the gripping edge BBC drama. As it looks almost totally real it is in fact all fiction.

      Casualty is set in the ED of Holby City and out on the road with the paramedics. The scenes the parapedics deal with are great and you would think that they were real, it's only when you step back and think, why would a camera man really be there filming this if it was all happening.

      There are some great friendly funny paramedics and some more serious ones, and them combined make a great pair and also a great scene for the acting.

      The staff in ED deal with all sort of intersting problems, but with the authentic look of it all, it's not for the squemish.

      Casualty also shows what goes on behind closed door. In the staff room and all of the secret staff relations, and also some of the personal lives of these characters.

      As far as I know everything they show on the programme they are all real conditions and problems, they don't make them up and make up cures. I find sumone I know has an illness or something and the next week it's on caualty. They have got me that hooked I would let the charaters perform median treatment on me, as I don't see them as actors, but medical staff, altho I think if I did they wouldn't do such a good job in real life.

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      • My Family / TV Programme / 16 Readings / 13 Ratings
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        18.12.2008 16:28
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        Great Sitcom by the BBC

        My Family, the domestic sitcom by the BBC.

        Living in Chiswick are the Harpers: Ben, Susan, Nick, Janey and Micheal, well that's how it starts, some of them leave home others leave and come back, and then they have more people living with them and some that are there so much they seam like they live there.

        Ben, the father is a dentist, who is also quite arrogant and croaky with quite a short temper, he doesn't pay too much interest with the kids but somehow the kids at time think of him as a good dad for it.

        Susan, the mother, works as a tour guide, but there is only every one or two episodes where her work is seen, every other time it is just talked about with in the mad house of the Harpers.

        Nick, the eldest son works for a day at a time before getting sacked, he is also very ambition in a way of some starange ideas and mad thought he has.

        Janey, the second one like the boys and does seam quite a little bit more mature than Nick, altho not getting on two well with the family.

        Micheal, is the most mature yet the youngest, very brainy and still at school, yet he does get up to a bit of mischief at times.

        Abbey: Ben's cousins daughter, comes to stay and then moves in and settles down as part of the family, although as Nick moves out I think her stupidity takes his place.

        Rodger: Abbeys boyfriend, who act like 8 year old going out, and are very strange, yet Rodger is also a dentist and works above
        Ben in the same building.

        Alphie: Comes in as a complete stranger and moves in, he also talks welsh and is quiet and doesn't speak to much, but does have his brain dead times.


        I love my family and I think they are a great comedy and I still laugh after house of watching them

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        • trolleycash.co.uk / Internet Site / 15 Readings / 13 Ratings
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          18.12.2008 16:09
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          I never got my cash back

          Trolly Cash.co.uk

          I was buying a few things from Amazon and thought to my self, why don't I use one of them cash back site, so I searched and found this one which gives cash back on Amazon, as well as many other shops.

          What I was buying was £20 and they offer 2% cash back on Amazon so I thought that 40p back wasn't much but I would get for just buying what I noramlly would.

          I opened an account and they gave me £2.50, which obviously you can't get your hands on until you collect more cash into your account.

          You need to get £10 before you can do anything with the earnings, which is confirmed by cash back or £30 just confirmed.

          These limits seam OK. So I bought my item from Amazon and have now got it with me. Trolley Cash say that I have visited Amazon, but have not bought anything, so It looks like no Cash Back this time, next time I buy something I think I will still use the Cash Back site to try again, but if not then I will be e-mailing them and asking them what is wrong with my payment.

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        • yahoo.co.uk / Internet Site / 17 Readings / 15 Ratings
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          11.12.2008 22:56
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          Good site for forums, groups, news, searching, email and more.

          Yahoo mail is a very old thing now, but as time has gone on it has been changed and upgraded. Yahoo is a search enjine, with also its great mail feature on. Yahoo has just been given a new design which look all up to date and technological, altho it sometimes goes back to the old design, so I think there in the process of making this permenant.

          Yahoo also has many extra features, such as its groups and forums on there. I think Yahoo is wildey used for its email server as it has amazingly unlimited storage. You can two big design options for your email: the standard one which looks like any other and also a new one, which has preview pains and a more compact design for the mail.

          The Yahoo home page also has a good new script to on it, which is great as you can see the top 4 stories in the new and hover over one to see the quick review of it and then go to the full page for it aswel.

          I think Yahoo is a good reliable site, but it does have its down times where you can not do things on it

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            06.12.2008 21:31
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            Great idea and an essentail to protect your controller

            Have you ever broken your Wii controller? Or maybe you have let it go and its came from your hands. Nintendo recieved reports of people's many accidents with the controller and from then decided to start putting these controller jackets into the Wii's sold form then. But they also very kindly sent new ones out to people who had bought the Wii before then, by just going on to their site and giving them your controller seriel number.

            I got my Wii before this and then requested a controller for my Wii but I had bought 3 more controllers for my Wii. Nintendo amazingly asked my if I wanted 1, 2, 3 or 4 of them. I then about a week later recieved them in the post.

            This silicon case is great, you can fold it flob it and it is very strong, it also has a great grip design along the side where you hold it.

            The jacket then slides over the controller, but it is very hard to get on to the controller and a little fiddly. Once its on it goes over the controller including the power button and then opens over the rest of the buttons and gives space for the B, trigger button underneath. I think this is a great idea by Nintendo and is an essential for your Wii controller.

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            06.12.2008 21:14
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            Great controller for a great console

            The Nintendo Wii is an outstanding console so it needs an oustanding contrroller. As the Wii has bluetooth built in and in infer-red sensor with it, the controller obvisiously has this as well. The bluetooth is used to wirelessly power the connection between your fingers and you Nintendo Wii without having to have the controller in eye sight of the sensor. The infa-red is for precise pointing of the controller on the screen, good for clicking things as well.

            As you can turn the console off using the remote, this is done with the bluetooth as with every other button and tilt sensor; I find people still point the controller at the Wii, well there is no infa-red involved in this and also the infa-red is not in the Wii as it's on teh bar seperate to the Wii.

            The controller has many told switches so it know what you are doing with the controller to make game play even better.

            The controller is a good fit as wel, you hold it with the 2nd (Index) finger under the B button which is the trigger underneath the controller its self.

            The strap is qutie useful when used as you are swinging the contrller around quite a bit, and it may slip from your hands, there is also the bubble like case to protect the controller as well.

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          • Hole In The Wall / TV Programme / 11 Readings / 10 Ratings
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            06.12.2008 18:49
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            I think its a great pointless show.

            Well I'm just about to watch Hole in the Wall for the first time. It all starts with some blaring music and little cartoon charaters with their silohets in walls. Dale Winters presenting this looks all good, telling the camera about the tight suite people wear to get through a wall. Sounds good.

            Okay and there all coming out wearing tight silver suits with helemts. They have a wall coming towards them and they have to make the shape of the whole so they can get through it.

            There are two teams, red and blue and here goes the first one: WOW the first girl had to lay on the floor in the shape of the whole so she didnt get pushed into the water by the moving wall, but he legs got hit and she went into the water, but Dale still gave her some points.

            The next on up from the blue team had to do a head stand but it looked very hard and he too went into the water. It was just hit head that hit thought, so close. So Dale gave him some points too.

            The thrid guy had to lay down straight, but his sholders got caught and he got wet.

            I think this is one of then pointless shows, but it is very entertaining and great to watch.

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              04.12.2008 14:50

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              Good brain game with logical thinking

              Everyone love a good puzzle to get their brain into gear.

              With this DS game it gives you just that, not only little puzzles to solve, but the whole game is a puzzle too, with misery solving and clue finding. The game is based on professor Layton and his nephew, Luke.

              The game start with a lot of rubbish of which I didn't actaully bother to read anyway.

              They both drive around int his really old car, which they go to places in. The story line doesn't make much scene to me, but I like the puzzles you get given tho. All of the puzzles are numbered and it's really easy to find the answers on the net if you get stuck. I think that this game is good for around 8 years + as it can be quite tricky.

              The things that lets this game down is the story line and messing about between each puzzle, also you can only save the game when you reach certain points of the game, so if you get stuck you either loose after the save point or have to leave the DS on.

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            • bbc.co.uk / Internet Site / 14 Readings / 11 Ratings
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              04.12.2008 12:56
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              Good site by the BBC

              The BBC website is funded from the money you pay for your TV license. So British members pay for it yet anyone can use it.

              Well the BBC homepage has been updated not long ago, and it has a new up to date look, which you can also change around to suit you and how you want it to look, by moving things around and changing the main colour.

              With the new home page you can also customize what you are likely to look at, such as sport, weather. The only thing that doesn't move is the bar at the top with the BBC search and the clock on it.

              You can also customize each box on the page in detail to suit your needs.

              Once you go on to another BBC page it isn't really updated much.

              The BBC also has options for accessibility and things like that.

              I do find this site good for things and is a trust worthy and safe site, as we pay for it, there are no adds or pop ups.

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              • amazon.co.uk / Online Shop / 14 Readings / 13 Ratings
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                24.11.2008 18:09
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                Great shop online for christmas shopping

                With the money problems this Christmas people need a way to buy presents a bit cheaper than in the shops and on the high street, with all of the sales things look good but if you really want to save money on shopping try Amazon.co.uk or your local Amazon site.

                The best thing to do is compare Amazon with the shop price and see which is best, but do remember you will need to pay the P&P, but at the moment quite a lot of Amazon's items have super saver free delivery, they say it take 4-5 days longer than 1st class, but I find it arrives with my 1st class mail.

                Some things are just about the same price as the shops, but others save you loads of money and you can also save P&P if you have to pay it, when you buy more than one item from the same seller.

                Some items come from Amazon Jersey and I have had no problems with Amazon as of yet.

                The only problem I find with internet buying is you have to be in for the post if it won't fit through your letter box, and you need to have trust in it and be able to pay with card or vouchers.

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