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I was using Tiscali previously but when we shifted to our new house we also transfer broadband to our new accommodation and problem started. Tiscali has proven to be very good broadband service and we never had any problem but their customer service is low standard because the way they dealt the case we moved on to other service provider. We choose BT. We did use BT dial up broadband in past . Me and my husband were very happy with the service and customer service department . We have phone line is from BT so we decided to switch to BT Total Broadband service.
There are some options available to choose in BT broadband. I choose BT Total Broadband option 1. We are already paying extra to BT phone line and our weekend and after 6pm phone calls free. We wanted a basic broadband as I am a house wife and so my usage is just general like surfing the web, read reviews write on some site and simple things like that. I usually do not download .My husband is a GP so he use Broad band to call patients (via call centre) or he also does general things no heavy usage so we took the option 1.
The BT Total Broadband option included:
Free wireless BT Home Hub: The slim slightly curve black "N" technology wireless Hub is
included for free. The Hub produce wireless signals in the house and so other computers, laptops gaming devices ,Mobile phones and smart phones etc can be connected wirelessly at home using the same internet connection. The BT home Hub is strong and no doubt good strength of signals are generated.
Free new phone number: I was delighted to get another phone number along with the Hub for no extra charges. no extra line rent. I checked the cost of calls made from that number were slightly less then the original Bt charges specially when calling abroad. The new number obeys the same contract as our BT landline.
There is a phone socket on the back of the Hub . Just connect any phone (I connected my own cordless phone) in the connection provided. This phone will receive calls using internet connection. But it will work like normal phones for making and receiving calls. I was slightly confuse about this because when I called on new number the phone attached with Hub ranged and but when I called on the present (normal landline) phone both the phones rang at the same time. But the phone with the Hub stopped ringing as soon as I picked up my old number phone. So I concluded both the phones are using the same line so rang at the same time but as the new number is connected to hub via internet so when called on that particular number it acts like a VoIP phone and only rang that one.
I make calls regularly with this new number I never feel a single difference or signal problem. It cost me less when calling abroad like US.
Unlimited UK Evening & Weekend calls: This new BT phone number includes free evening and weekends calls.
BT Yahoo! email account: Along with the internet connection every ISP provider provide free web space and email account so BT does but it has contract with Yahoo so provide BT yahoo email account.
monthly usage: 10GB monthly usage with basic security.
contract: 18 month
monthly fee: £7.78 for the first 3 months, £15.65 thereafter in case of 18 month contract but if
want contract of 12 months then £15.65 a month .
Over all I am very happy with the service and with the whole package. The internet speed is nice and quite fast to me. Over all customer service is efficient and nice up till now.
I bought Flora Buttery from Tesco only because it was on offer to buy one and get another free. I just see the name of Flora and picked it up.
When I gone through the details then came to know ,oh, it is spread but not butter. The taste is good and very much like butter.
Easy to spread: The spread is easy to apply on the bread. It is not solid and looks like made from oil. It melts in a mouth so does have nice taste and feels good after as well.
colour: The yellowish colour spread looks solid in a box but very easy to spread on toasted butter.
ingredients: It contains 1.6 grams of saturates. Omega 3 and 6 added. Apart from that Vitamins- E - B 6 - A - D- B 12 , Folic Acid, Mono and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acid. small amount of salt, Colour: Beta Carotene, Buttermilk , Emulsifiers, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid , Lecithin, Flavourings.
oils : Vegetable Oils , Sunflower Oil .
weight: 500grm which is half a kilo but because of the offer paying for 500gms and getting full kilo i.e. 1000gm. Not a bad deal for the price of £1.68
facts: I only bought the buttery just because it is a Flora and no other reason. It claims to added omega 3 and 6 and good for healthy heart.
The buttery taste like nice spread which is similar to butter as well. It is tasty and have feel of Flora in side.
I use Johnson's Baby shampoo to wash my kids hairs and Johnson's Baby Top To Toe Washing to wash their body. Its very handy for travelling as we just need to pack in and it is enough for the tip to toe when not at home.
Johnson's Baby Top To Toe is also no tears as all of its other bath products. I feel so comfortable using no tear formula on my kids without fear of hurting them.
My daughter who is 5 has very sensitive skin and most of the other product I tried in past she came out to be sensitive and developed skin rash but with Johnson's Baby Top To Toe she is fine and her skin shines after bath. There is such a nice smell and soft touch after each bath.
I am a big fan of Johnson's but Tip to toe is a perfect companion at home and specially during travelling abroad.
Bottle has a nozzle with long neck with small opening to pour liquid out. It is very convenient bottle pack. The liquid is light opaque yellow and slightly thick and with mild smell.
The Johnson's Baby Top To Toe is very gentle on skin and I used on my kids when they were new born. I find them relax after each bath. I some time pour the liquid in the bath tub and they enjoy soaking in for some time and are happy as well.
There is nothing much to say but that it is just perfect for new born as well as kids of all ages. My experience say it is good product.
My kids who are right now 5 and 4 years of age. They are my treasures. When I picked them up from school they chat like a chatter boxes .Specially my 5 year old daughter who wants to tell me every little thing happened in school.
As soon as I bought them home I prefer to give both of them a nice and warm shower with Johnson's baby shampoo. They are using Johnson's Baby Shampoo as their first shampoo from their childhood.
Shampoo strength : the shampoo is not very thick or watery thin but just perfect. The foam has very nice and mild perfume smell which I just love it. It smells and feels very clean to me. It leaves my kid's hairs very soft and with some shine.
Volume : The shampoo available in two different size bottle . One is 300ml I am sure and the bigger one is 500ml must be. I usually buy 500ml bottle as it saves me some pennies in a big saver pack.
Colour : The shampoo is pale yellowish in colour. The shampoo is transparent.
No more Tears: Soap is specially design for children as very mild and even if enters into babies eyes does not produce any burning effect so called no more tears.
I find shampoo good for kids and babies delicate skin and hairs. I am happy with the results of shampoo so that's why still use the same shampoo till today.
When I was getting married I bought the Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner for my make vanity kit. I used the Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner without any problem. I choose the dark brown colour as my eyes are light brown to enhance the colour of my eyes.
I liked the eye liner because :
slim size : The bottle is slim and looks nice but different.
long brush with pencil shaped brush: The applicator brush has very nice pencil shaped brush in its end . The brush is very easy to apply liquid with the lashes. The applicator brush is easy to grip and helpful for perfect finish.
Colour: there were some colours to choose from like dark black , etc but I choose dark brown which is not black nor brown brown but a colour between black and brown. My eyes are light brown so I wanted to create a nice effect and I think it was looking perfect.
Liquid: My eyes are very sensitive to mascara. I can only use Clinique or estee louder mascara so I was in doubt to buy this Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner but I never had any eye problem with its liquid.
quantity: It looks like less amount in a bottle but it last longer than it looks. The liquid is not very thick but exactly it is the same way it should be.
I find Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner best as my lash liner.
Best way to apply: I find it easy when I stretch the lid and then go round with the shape of lid along with he lashes. I feels smooth and perfect.
I have been connected to eBay both as a seller as well as buyer.
My experience are so far good except for two occasions. eBay is a nice austion site. Millions of item sell and buy daily.
Selling at eBay:
To become seller here you should have verified Paypal account to send and receive the payments or credit card linked to Paypal account.
Procedure: Once have Paypal account one can list the item . Item could be any thing .It can be used or new. To sell any item (from car to hair pin) one have to fill the form. The listing of item cost depend upon the item . The form will let us know how much the item listing cost (even the sale is not been through).
Ones the item is listed . It will on sale and open for bidding for seven days. After seventh day the higher bidder wins the item.
If one thinks the price is too low it can remove from listing but have to pay the listing fee which is not too much.
If the sale is gone through the buyer pays the fee to Paypal account as instructed.
The buyer and seller can contact each other through email (hotmail, yahoo etc and also eBay email form).
eBay charge the fee from final value (listing fee+ total value of sale price)
Paypal deduct the fees from the total amount as well .
In the end seller got rid of unwanted item and earn hard cash. The other thing is eBay has so many buyers and it is not difficult selling any thing there. People buy any thing.
It is not difficult buying here . eBay buyer should have Paypal account only. Ones a higher bidder it's a choice to buy or not. If wants to buy the item pay using Paypal account and get the item .
Beware : some times fraud people bid and after receiving item reverse the payment. To avoid this risk always check the payment is full and should not be exceeding a penny . Buyer can charge back get the money back for exceeding amount. If some one pay more than asked it means they are fraud.
Advantages: loads of choices, total bargain
Disadvantages: be ware for cheaters, they take the item and then reverse the payment.
My husband received the Dell Latitude E6400 from his work to connect the call centre. The laptop was work related.
screen size:14.1" which is excellent size .
performance: It is high speed performer with six cell battery, Intel core duo processor.
price: I bought it of £700 plus .
quality: I think it is a high quality product. when connected to sockets its performance is at maximum.
thickness: I find the Dell Latitude E6400 slightly thick when compare to my previous Sony laptop VAIO.
Battery life: it says of battery life of 9 hours which is in my experience not true. but battery life is better than my previous laptop.
colour: grey which dull with time but dullness is not very prominent.
Primary Storage: it depends upon our own choice .I upgraded to 250GB Hard Drive,
screen graphics: the screen graphics are nice and videos can be seen .
Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD With PC-Card is included in.
processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P9500
Operating Systems: Windows Vista.
connectivity: can be connected via Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth and 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi
Disadvantages: this could be it got heat up when video is seen for longer or when use for longer period of time.
Advantages: camera and microphone is intergraded in . these are pretty high quality. Six cell battery.
I bought Morphy Richards Turbosteam 40654 few months ago when my previous iron of same brand but different model was not functioning well.
The Morphy Richards Turbo steam 40654 is nice iron. It has all the important functions .
Weight: The iron is not very heavy in fact light weight. I always liked the heavy irons as it presses the cloths properly and removes the crease better. But for the weight it works pretty well. Only needs cloths to be slightly wet for better function.
quality: The Morph Richards is a good name and so the quality is pretty good .
size: The iron is slightly big size so cove the cloths quickly.
wiring size: The wire is medium size .
water tank: The size of tank is quite big and I need to fill in a at least full glass of water. There is no marking on tank to tell the amount in volumes.
Price: I bought for £18 but if the price is Google then one can find the iron slightly in low price.
There are duel way of pouring water on cloths which is spray and steam. This light weight Morphy Richards Turbo steam is very good iron. It is modified and works well with its water spray and steam based system.
When steam is on it quickly iron cloths without any efforts. The iron is instructed to empty the water tank when finished to save it from rusting and blocking the steam wholes.
I am happy with this buy. I can say its worth paying.
Bosch Exxcel SMS50E02UK Standard Dishwasher is a freestanding dishwasher. I bought it after a some research on line. It was pretty hard to choose any specific brand out of loads available . I was bit confuse first as all the dishwashers have some thing to give and have some unique features to add more confusion.
I have Bosch fridge and freezer and I found Bosch excellent in performance so I selected the Bosch model then researched among its different choices available. I found Bosch Exxcel
SMS50E02UK Standard Dishwasher. It is free standing so can be place any where in the kitchen. I placed it under my worktop. I am very happy with it as it served the purpose and cleans the dishes nicely. It was not expensive either. The dish washer drain system has removable lid so its very easy to clean. I frequently pick up the lid and wash under the running water.
Dimensions (cm) (H)84.5 x (W)60.0 x (D)60.0
Noise Level: 48 dB. It is not very noisy .The only noise heard is draining of water and when water is pouring in .But even this is not very prominent.
Number of Programmes :5
Quick Wash: I some time use this programme when in hurry and have less time to spare.
Energy rating : A. has an efficient energy rating
unite: free standing
warranty: 2 years
availability : boots, Amazon, comet, curry.
I bought Sony cyber shot camera.. The Sony Cyber shot camera is very nice and perfect in most of its ways except there is low memory space in the camera. To solve this disadvantage I bought Sony 4 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo .
Sony 4 GB Memory Stick Pro Duo is just inserted into the slot provided in the battery compartment. The 4 GB space is well enough to fill in some movie shots as well as loads of pictures at a time.
Space : The 4 GB space is well enough and does not fill up quite easily. I have no problem till today for out of space. I shot more than 400 pictures and as well as more than 5 minutes video shots and still my had sufficient space available to carry on without any problem
Installation: The card is slim and just slide in the slot with a click.. That's it. There is no complication or complex instructions to follow . The camera pick up the space without any prompt.
Size : The card is very slim and slightly rectangular in size.
Price : The price is under £6 when I bought.
Availability: It is easily available at Sony store ,comet, curry, Amazon and other stores. I my self bought at Amazon as there were different space options to choose at decent price.
Durability: The card is year old now and still does not show any sign or it never disturbed me till date.
Quality: Sony is a brand and renowned for its quality. I am happy with the buy.
Colour: Its charcoal black and the Sony is printed on the stick.
I am really happy as I choose 4 instead of 2 GB as there was only slight difference in price between the two but a lot of difference between the storage space. The Sony is a name of quality and it paid the money off.
I choose the Panasonic NN-A574SBBTQ because of it loads of new and additional features. The Panasonic NN-A574SBBTQ was quite expensive even though I bought at introductory price. But yes it is a good one and I am happy for my selection. I will tell you the features with are added in this microwave.
The Panasonic NN-A574SBBTQ is a combi microwave
Combi function: It is dual combination of microwave as well as conventional oven. It work as microwave of 1000w (which is quite high). It can turn into to use as traditional oven and grill for about 220 degree Celsius. As an traditional oven it worked perfect for me and I find no difference in cooking timings. The operation is also very easy. Any one can operate without difficulty.
The disadvantage is the microwave gets dirty when use its grill or oven feature.
Advantage of this feature is we can carry the microwave to any where. Design for small kitchens.
Microwave function: It is very high quality microwave. It is1000w . It is design to provide maximum space in side. The out look is very nice. It was available in two colours. The usual function is defrost any thing according to the weight as well as the type (dry or, mince or, meat etc), bauble boiler, cooking, warm etc.
Child lock: For the safety it is supplied with child lock . If the buttons are pressed too many time it is automatically lock its functions and can not use until leave for 10 minutes are when switched off from sockets and again turn on after 20 seconds. I like this security features.
Time Display: It displays instruction and time on the top of the screen provided. I like this feature as it saved me keeping clock in the kitchen.
Free oven dish and grill: I get nice size oven dish and a grill completely free in the packing.
Fan : The microwave is supplied with fan to keep its inside environment odour free and also to save electricity. Fan assistant ovens/microwave cooks in low temperatures and in less time as compare to without fan assistant ovens.
The Panasonic NN-A574SBBTQcombi microwave is a nice choice no doubt.
My husband gifted me Nokia 6300 on my birthday. It is quite some time now using the Nokia 6300. I am still happy with the cell phone. I like a cell phone which is simple yet stylish and yes Nokia 6300 is like the one.
Out look :The nokia 6300 is nice size, thin quite good weight I mean not heavy. The cell phone is thin though not like slim phones but nice thin size.
screen size: I like the most about the nokia 6300 is its screen size. The wide colour screen has very good graphics.
Camera: 2 mega pixel camera is integrated in the nokia 6300. The camera can capture still as well as video recording.
Voice recorder: There is another feature is voice recorder where one can record message, or some one else voice recording. I find the feature handy to record my lil once and then transfer to keep it save in DVDs.
Synchronise: The nokia 6300 can be synchronise with desk top computers or laptop via a connecting cables. That way I transfer multimedia files, update gps navigator, files and photos between each other.
GPS locator: GPS positioning is also added in the phone.
Battery life: It has long battery life and have talk time nearly two hours. I need to charge the phone after a day or two that again depends upon the usage.
Speakers: I like the speaker features in phone and cell phones. The feature is enable in nokia 6300. Most of the cell phone do have this features except for some . I lacked this feature in my previous moto.
Blue tooth : The blue tooth is also added as another nice and necessary feature. The blue tooth is powerful and catches signals quickly.
Apart from these high lighted features other basic features are also available in the cell phone, like personal planner, games, email, calendar ,child lock key pad and etc.
If any body want my out come about the nokia 6300 is, yes it is a nice and handy phone with soft button pad and other features. I find the nokia 6300 is a good quality phone .
My children like Quavers a lot . They like Quavers cheese flavour very much. The Quavers is a product of Walkers so I trusted and bought without any hesitation. The Quavers is a potato snack and available in circular rings shape. The Quavers are lightly salted crisps with cheese flavour.
I also like the taste. They are very light and just melt in the mouth. The crisps are really crispy and fresh. I bought the economy pack , there were 12 packet of Quavers in a pack.
I read the information on the packet I found Quavers are prepared in sun seed oil (a type of sun flower oil). I my self found the Quavers very tasty and light on stomach. My children are also found of Quavers and are happy with the taste.
These information's I found on the pack that might be helpful
calories 87.0 5%
sugar 0.8g 1%
fat 4.5g 2%
saturates 0.4g 2%
salt 0.4g 11%
The Quavers are only available in a pack of total 12 inside and not for individual sale.
The main ingredients are
sunflower oil (30%)
whey power from milk
The crackers are suitable for vegetarians also and I love the crackers. I can eat them any time.
I saw Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil in the store displaed on shelf. It was on an introductory offer to buy one and get another one free. The offer was very nice so I bought two bottles at home. I like Olive oil and some times use in cooking because it is good for health .
I tried the Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil and find it one of the best brand of virgin olive oil available in the market. There was no sharp smell of olive in the food. My children also did not felt the change of oil. The Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil is available in glass bottle which is better than plastic. The Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil is also available in bottles of different sizes.
Next time when I went to the store I bought two more medium sized bottles to make the most of the offer.I tried and used the Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil for cooking , also for hair massage and body massage. Olive oil is good for hairs and joints. My grand mother had arthritis doctor advised her Olive oil massage daily. I find Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil best olive oil. I find the Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil even better than my previous brand oil.
I find recipe book let attached with the bottle. The mini booklet had three Italian recipes inside. I like cooking. I some times try to experiment different cuisine . I also like Italian dishes.
The Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil is light olive green in colour and thicker then ordinary cooking oils with smell of fresh olives. Because Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil is thick so use in less quantity as compared to other oils.
I tried and cooked Chinese, Indian and also English recipes using Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil and I find the oil perfect for all kind of cooking. I cook pasta, used in salad, salad dressings etc and I had no complains from family members.
I have two little kids of age 2 and 3 years. I massage their body twice in a week with Olive oil before giving bath. I used Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil for massage and I find it excellent.
I can say if any body wants to use Olive oil for any purpose than Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil is the best Olive oil I found.Because Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil is available in different bottle sizes so it is easy to choose a bottle size according to the need. The expiry date is also long enough so no worries. I switched on to Carapelli Extra virgin Olive oil my self and fully recommend it to every body to give it a try.
I am using contact lenses since the age of 20 and now I am 32 it means it has been twelve years now. I have tried loads of brands and out of them I find Dura soft weekly wear contact lenses best for me.
I preferred to use weekly wear colourless contact lenses which are also called extended wear contact lenses. My eye consultant advised me to buy weekly wear contact lenses because one can go to sleep while wearing the lenses and an other reason is the weekly wear lenses can be wear for longer hours (minimum10 to 12 hours) without any strains on the eyes.
From my own experience and knowledge I know the daily wear lenses has less absorption of oxygen as compare to weekly wear lenses. The daily wear lenses should be use for maximum of 6 hours a day otherwise not good for eyes. While weekly wear lenses can be use for 10+ hrs. One should not go to sleep while lenses on . It could be dangerous for eyes and never sleep with daily wear lenses in any case but one can sleep with weekly wear lenses if there is no choice.
I use different brand's weekly wear lenses but I find Dura soft weekly wear lenses the best because I never had any problems with this brand's contact lenses. The gas permeability is 60% to 75% which is not bad. The Dura Soft lenses are more flexible than any other lenses. The Dura soft lenses are easy to clean and store. The Dura soft contact lenses are better and long lasting than any other brand. But it is recommended to change contact lenses after one year. The Dura soft contact lenses are less in price and better than or equal to some expensive brands . Dura soft lenses competes Bosh n Lomb lenses.
The cleaning of lenses involves three things basically which includes - protein tables , cleaning foam and cleaning and storing lotion (which is actually a normal saline ).
Protein table is use once in 15 days. Protein tablets are dissolve in cleaning and storing solution and then lenses are soaked in that protein mix solution for maximum of half an hour (if soaked for longer could cause protein deposits on lenses , as a result of lenses destruction).
Before storing lenses always wash them using few drops of lenses foam then rub gently using index finger and the clean away the foam using cleaning n storing solution (or normal saline could be use instead). Then store the lenses in the lenses case. The lenses should be soaking in storing solution or normal saline all the time to safe them from getting dry or infected.