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    • Galt Playnest / Baby Activity / 15 Readings / 14 Ratings
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      18.11.2010 01:26
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      A GOOD PLAY AREA FOR BABIES BUT NEEDS TO BE PUT AWAY ONCE THE START TO CRAWL

      The Galt Playnest is a great play area for a young baby as it is a very soft and fun play area for your baby to play in but must be supervised closely especially when they get older and start sitting up and attempting to crawl as it is very easy for them to fall out of the nest or tip the nest over and hurt themselves.


      We bought the Galt Playnest when we had our baby girl last year and have found we have had great fun and laughter in the Playnest...you can sit your baby in the nest and they can lie back and relax while you play with them and there toys or if they can sit up themselves they can play in the nest with there toys. We found the nest great to hold all our girls toys at the end of the day...just throw all the toys lying around the living room into the nest...great storage area..;)


      ****HOW MUCH DOES THE GALT PLAYNEST COST??***


      The Galt playnest costs £25 and I would say that it was a good buy as we used it nearly everyday until our wee girl started to crawl and when we realised the playnest was more of an obstacle to her than a safe play area...she would hurt herself trying to climb in and out of the playnest.


      ***WHAT DO I GET FOR MY MONEY???***


      The playnest is a large rubber ring which has a cloth cover that can be removed to be washed and can be washed in the washing machine which is very useful especially after accidents and we washed it a number of times and it did not discolour. The centre of the ring has a soft quilt to make it comfortable for your little one to sit or lie on. On top of the ring is bright animals that are different materials and colours that will allow your little one to touch and feel the different materials. It is very good for there sensory and touch development while having fun.


      ***OVERALL***


      I would recommend the Galt playnest (doughnut) to anyone with a young baby as it is very comfortable fun play area for them to play in or rest but I would seriously advise that the playnest can become a hazard that you will eventually find is better deflated and in the loft rather than an added hazard in the living room that could harm your child.


      I hope my review helps anyone who is looking or considering buying the Galt playnest.

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        15.11.2010 11:38
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        A BRILLIANT JUMEROO THAT WILL BE PLAYED IN FOR HOURS

        FISHER PRICE RAINBOW JUMPEROO IS JUST BRILLIANT!!


        The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo is the perfect toy that will give your young child hours of fun and give you a bit of time to relax without worrying that the little one is going to fall over or get up to some mischief.


        The jumperoo is a very strong, safe and fun toy that helps develop your child while having fun. Your little one can bounce while enjoying the sounds of playful music and watch the bright lights along with fun toys that are very close at hand. All in all this toy has been an excellent purchase as my little girl has played in it since she was able to hold her head up and has slowly realised she can swivel the seat around to get other toys in front of her.


        ***HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND IS IT WORTH IT???*****


        The rainforest jumperoo costs £90.00 and is worth every penny...you realise this when you see your little ones face light up when they start bouncing to the music and happily playing with the great toys. It may seem a bit expensive but as it is a Fisher Price product this gives me confidence as they are a company that has a great track record of making safe childrens products and this is especially needed as your little one is completely supported by the jumperoo so it needs to be completely safe...so in my opinion there is no cost on your child safety.


        ***WHAT DO I GET FOR MY MONEY ??*****


        You get a bulky product which you will need a bit of space for and as it is quick tricky to build up, it is better to be left built in a storage area...we left it built up in the corner of our living room...the diameter of the base is 94cm. The jumperoo is activated when the little one jumps in the jumperoo activating music and lights. The music is fun and my little girl seems to love it..it can be put on a timer for four minutes continous play so even if the little one is too young to bounce they can still enjoy the music and lights. The jumperoo can be used as long as your child can hold its head up and will last until they are 11kg. Around the seat are fun toys they can play with e.g my little girls favourite is the panel with four animals that when a button is pressed lights flash and the animals spin, other toys are the butterfly thats wings are made of crunchy paper and an animal in a ball (like a hamsters ball) that can be turned by the little one. The seat swivels around allowing the child to move 360 degree to whatever toy they want to play with. All the toys are fun and also help with there develpoment. Above the child is green leaves that have soft toys that hang down and you will find your little one is desperate to get their hands on them and constantly stretch out for them..the good thing is that they can be detached so stopping any frustrated screaming match. I find the jumperoo to be a vital part of my little girls development as it allows her to get use to touching the ground with her feet and sitting upright...well worth the £90 I paid.


        ****OVERALL****


        A very fun safe toy made from a reliable company, Fisher Price. We have had hours of fun and happiness from using the jumperoo while it has stimulated and developed our little girl at the same time. You will find that the jumperoo will allow you to get five minutes to yourself which is priceless in my book.

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          15.11.2010 10:52
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          EXCELLENT QUICK AND EFFECTIVE RELIEF FOR HEARTBURN SUFFERERS

          GAVISCON CHALKY BUT EFFECTIVE!!!


          I have had severe heartburn over the last couple of days and was looking for a quick and effective solution to my heartburn woes so I found Gaviscon Peppermint liquid relief in my local supermarket and thought I would give it a go and hope it would help. After having to put up with the dreadful chalky taste I was delighted to find that my terrible hearburn subsided and I was able to get on with my working day.


          Gaviscon is an effective liquid relief for heatburn and acid reflux which can be bought over the counter without a prescription from your GP.


          ***HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND WHAT DO I GET FOR MY MONEY??******


          I bought the 300ml bottle which cost £5 and you can also get the 600ml bottle for about £9. Gaviscon is also sold in tablet format for anyone who can't stomach the chalky liquid flavour (sorry for the pun there!). The white liquid comes in a strong brown glass bottle with a light blue sticker with the name Gaviscon in white writing on the front and a picture of a burning flame within a humans chest depicting the heartburn you are looking to be relieved. A great feature of this bottle is the safety cap which will prevent any children being able to open the bottle if the wee ones get their hands on it.


          ***IS IT EFFECTIVE AND IS THE TASTE THAT BAD??******


          I found Gaviscon to be a very effective liquid relief for my heartburn and only takes a couple of minues to feel the difference which is a big difference to the heartburn tablets I have tried before as they seem to take a long time to work and only after quite a few tablets. In my honest opinion I find the taste of Gaviscon to be revolting as it tastes of chalk and leaves a horrible taste in your mouth but do not let this put you off this product as it is so effective. The lingering taste will be forgotten when you realise that the heartburn that has been annoying you for hours has now settled.


          ****OVERALL*****


          I would strongly recommend Gaviscon to anyone who is looking for relief of heartburn. It is quick and effective and keeps the heartburn at bay for hours. At a very reasonable price of £5 I find this a small price to pay for hours of relief.


          I hope this review helps anyone looking to relieve the horrible feeling of heartburn.

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          14.11.2010 02:08
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          BUY ONE TODAY...WORTH EVER PENNY!!!

          A BABY WALKER THAT HELPS YOUR BABYS DEVELOPMENT!


          The V-Tech Baby Walker has help my little girls development and has brought hours of fun and happiness in our household. We bought this walker for my little girl well before she was walking but the great thing about this walker is that it has a detachable play area so if your little one cannot walk or is not using it as a walker you can easily detach the front play area and it can be used as a fun toy. The walker is very sturdy and strong and has greatly helped my little girls walking...I would strongly recommend this walker to anyone who is looking for a fun durable walker.


          ****HOW MUCH DOES THE WALKER COST??****


          The V-Tech baby walker costs £23.99 and is widely available at all major kids toy outlets. I would say I have easily got my moneys worth and feel it was money well spend as it has been used from day one as a toy and has now developed into an excellent baby walker.


          ****WHAT TOYS ARE ON THE FRONT OF THE WALKER??****


          On the detachable front of the walker is a white plastic board that has a number of different sound and touch activities that your little one can play with. There are three interlocking discs that rotate with a small handle and when turned rotate the other discs...great for observational and touch development. There is a butterfly that has a wing that flaps over and makes a cracking sound when hitting its other wing. In the middle are four numbered shapes that when pressed say the number and play tune and below are large keys that also when pressed play a tune and flashes but says the letter that is on the key for example when letter a is pressed the toy plays a tune and says "A...A is for apple". There is also a green phone that detaches from the toy and we have had many laughs when our own mobile phone rings and our little girl walks over to her walker and puts her phone to her ear...very cute.


          ****IS THE WALKER SAFE AND STURDY??******


          The walker is made by V-Tech who have produced many kids products and have an excellent safety record. Our little one has bashed the walker off every wall and chair in the house and the walker is still going strong. The wheels are plastic but are very strong and there is no sign of wear so is a very sturdy toy that has endured a battering especially on days our little princess turns into a little devil.


          ****OVERALL****


          A brilliant walker that not only helps with development in walking but the toys at the front will help with visual, touch and sound recognition. All round excellent walker that is a must in any household that has a little one who is looking to take their first steps soon.

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          14.11.2010 01:33
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          BUY THIS SOOTHER YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!

          WINNIE THE POOH THE ANSWER TO A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP!!


          The Winnie the Pooh Lullaby Soother is the perfect toy to help get your little prince or princess to sleep at night. I bought one when I had my little girl and I have used it from day one with great success..with the light on the pillow and soothing lullabys playing the soother helps my little one to sleep every night...I still use it to this day and found the remote control a master-stroke by the designers as it means you can turn the lullaby off when your little one is asleep without having to get up out of bed and disturbing them.


          ***IS IT A TOY I CAN TRUST??******


          The Winnie the Pooh lullaby soother is made by Fisher Price, which is massive worldwide company with an excellent track record of making safe childrens toys. Also on the toy is a lion mark which means the toy has been safety tested and is regulated to ensure it is a safe and trusted toy. There are no small pieces that could fall of of the soother which could be a choking hazard...In my opinion a very safe soother.


          ****HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND WHAT DO I GET FOR MY MONEY???******


          The Winnie the Pooh soother costs £21.99 now but it cost me £26.99 but it has been worth every penny as we have used it every night since our little one was born. Included in the box is the Winnie the Pooh soother and a remote control that you can use to turn the soother on and off. Also included are instruction of how to use the soother but it is very straightforward...just insert 6 AA batteries!!?? ( alot of batteries which needs changed every couple of months but no major problem as it is so effective you won't worry about the cost of new batteries as the soother ensures a good nights sleep!! ) and the soother is ready to light up and play its lullabys ready for sleep time.


          ****WHAT DOES THE SOOTHER LOOK AND SOUND LIKE???*****


          As you will have obviously guessed the bear is Winnie the Pooh and he is lying down with his head on a pillow which helps your little one observe that it is time to put their head on a pillow too....well I guess thats the idea not sure if it works tho. The pillow lights up when the soother turns on and gentle changes colours from light blue to purple etc which is very useful when putting the little one in a dark room helping them see that they are not alone...they have Winnie with them. The soother also plays 10 different lullabys, sounds and words that can be chosen...we found a certain lullably put our little one to sleep better than other so just stuck with that one. There is also a setting you can choose how long the soother plays for e.g 5, 10, 15 mins etc.


          ****OVERALL : IS IT WORTH THE MONEY???*****


          Without a doubt you must buy this soother either for yourself or for someone you know who is having a baby becuse this is an excellent toy that can be used at night to help put your little one to sleep and if used every night at bed time then your little one will recognise the sound and lights that they will let them know it is time for sleep time.


          I hope my review helps anyone who is looking for a soother to help those sleepless nights or dreading the sleepless nights ahead...no worries Winnie is here to help!!!

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          • Barr Irn Bru / Soft Drink / 14 Readings / 13 Ratings
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            11.11.2010 22:32
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            PRIDE OF SCOTLAND...BRILLIANT

            IRN BRU : THE PRICE OF SCOTLAND


            As a proud Scot I feel it is my duty to review one of greatest Scotland's national treasures...Irn Bru...everyone in Scotland loves Irn Bru and is easily Scotland's most popular soft drink.


            Irn Bru is a bright orange carbonated soft drink made by A.G Barr and Irn Bru has a very unique taste which cannot be described in words except to say that once you try it you will never look back...Barrs Irn Bru was original just sold in Scotland but thankfully it is being sold all over the UK and sometimes abroad.


            ****COST AND PACKAGING*****


            Irn Bru is sold in cans and bottles in many different sizes. The most popular type of can is the 330ml can that you can buy for 39p in local shops or the popular 2 litre bottle for £1.25 which is better for drinking at home. The glass bottle of Irn Bru (99p) is legendary in Glasgow and best known as a regular feature in Rab C Nesbitt...another one of Scotland's national treasures. All Irn Bru products are recycable and are identified by the world famous orange and blue design.


            *****PHENOMENAL ADVERTISING*****


            The company who makes Irn Bru, Barrs, has made a series of brilliant advertisements that have made headline news and increased the popularity of Irn Bru throughout Scotland...from "Made in Scotland from Girders" to the adverts like Keep your eyes peeled to the most recent Phenomenal adverts. I have been very impressed by Barrs advertisements as they are always very edgy and funny.


            *****OVERALL******


            Irn Bru is an amazing soft drink that eveyone should try once in their lifetime and I bet once you try it you will never look back. It has a phenomenal taste that is not like any other soft drink which is proven by the tightly guarded secret of the ingredients which is only known by two people, the chairman Robert Barr and one other person with the ingredients held in a bank vault...now thats a secret.


            A wonderful refreshing drink that is the pride of Scotland.

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              11.11.2010 17:58
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              LOOK ELSEWHERE FOR SINUS PAIN RELIEF

              I STILL HAVE A SORE HEAD AND SORE SINUSES..VICKS SINEX WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!


              I woke up yesterday morning with a very sore head and sore sinuses so I went to the local supermarket and bought Vicks Sinex Decongestant Capsules who claim on the box that it is a maximum strength decongestant that will give effective relief to Sinus pressure and headaches, Nasal and Sinus congestion and Aches, pains and feverness....now I have all the symptoms so thought this must be the answer to my pain but what a let down..it has been 24 hours and I don't feel any better...probably worse so I'm miserable and have a box of useless tablets left sitting in my medicine cupboard...what a waste of money.


              I bought Sinex decongestant capsules as the product is made by a very popular and well known brand, Vicks, so I though that it must have some effect in relieving my pain but unfortunately for me this has not been the case.


              ****COST AND PACKAGING****


              I bought the box of 16 capsules which cost me £3.91 and the capsules come in a green and white box with Sinex written on the front. The box has clear instructions on the back regarding dosage to be taken and that it must not be taken with any other paracetamol product. The tablets within the box are in two thin strips of 8 tablets per strip with each tablet held in its own individual compartment which is covered with a metallic strip that can be easily burst open to get the tablet out. Also included in the box is the mandatory leaflet that gives all the relevant information.


              *****EASE OF SWALLOWING AND EFFECTIVENESS******


              The capsules are quite big but I didn't have any problems with swallowing them but I know some people struggle to take small paracetamol tablets and I can see these capsules causing problems to anyone who has difficulty swallowing tablets. The tablets have not had an effect on either my sore head or sore sinuses so I can confidently say that this product has not been effective at all for me and I would have been better of just taking paracetamol and a hot drink.


              *****OVERALL*****


              At £3.91 for a box of 16 tablets that have not helped me one bit and it makes me feel really let down by a well respected company as I thought at worse the capsules would have taken my sore head away. I would advise to look at other products to relieve your sore sinuses as this product made no effect on my pain what so ever.


              I hope this review helps anyone who is looking for sinus pain relief.

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                EVERYONE MUST HAVE THIS MIRACLE CURE IN THEIR MEDICINE CUPBOARD

                SUDOCREM IS A MOTHERS DREAM : CUTS, SCRATCHES, SORES....SUDOCREM IS THE ANSWER.


                Sudocrem is an antiseptic cream that I have used for years on my two children for many ailments especially on sore bums, cuts, scratches and sores. I have found the cream to be brilliant as not only does it help take away the sore but also seems to eleviate the pain...so takes away the tears.


                Now if you are a parent reading this review you will understand my affection towards Sudocrem...if you admit it to yourself you will know that Sudocrem has come to your rescue a few times..maybe sore bum, a grazed leg or small sore...everytime we call for SUDOCREM...the superhero in the grey and red suit. Now if you have not used it as an adult then I can guarantee you at some point in your childhood you will have had the white miracle cream rubbed on you and told that this magic cream will take all your pain away...its not that good but it does help.


                ***PRICE AND PACKAGING*****


                I bought a 400g tub of Sudocrem at the beginning of the year for £6 and there is still over half the tub left and we use it regularly so you will find a tub will last you well over a year. Sudocrem is sold in a grey tub with the Sudocrem name in white writing in a red background. It claims to be an antiseptic healing cream and unlike many other companies claims this company has got it spot on as it certainly healed many of my wee ones ailments. The lid of the tub is a pressure cap so it is very diificult for a child to open even if they get their little hands on your miracle cure.


                ****APPLICATION AND EFFECTIVENESS*****


                Sudocrem is very easy to apply as it you only need to put your finger into the white cream and apply a small amount onto the sore area and rub it in and leave it to do its magic. I find applying it to our wee ones bum after a bath kept them from getting nappy rash and if they had a sore then application of a small amount of Sudocrem would work a treat. I have found Sudocrem to be very effective and works every time. Sudocrem is water resistant so will not get washed away which would make it useless especially when used for nappy rash...when you try to wash it off of your fingers you soon find out that this very true as it take a while to come off...very effective.


                ****OVERALL******


                Sudocrem is a brilliant antiseptic cream that will cure many ailments especially nappy rash but can be used on children as well as us big kids. It may seem expensive for a small tub but the cream will last you for ages so well worth every penny you spend on it.


                I hope my review helps anyone who is looking for a cure to nappy rash and all those day to day...or minute by minute...scratches and sores.

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              • Avent Steam Steriliser / Nursing / 24 Readings / 23 Ratings
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                A BRILLIANT STERILISER THAT WILL KEEP YOUR BOTTLES STERILE FOR HOURS

                AVENT STEAM STERILISER WORTH EVERY PENNY AS IT KEEPS EVERYTHING STERILE FOR HOURS!!!


                As a mother with a new born baby girl I wanted to make sure that everything that she used was sterile as I didn't want her to catch any bugs or worse so I was obsessed I would get the best steriliser to keep her bottles sterile and clean. I read loads of reviews and decided to go for the Avent Steam Steriliser and I'm delighted to say that my decision was correct as the Avent steriliser has done everything that it says it will do and some as we have used it to sterile everything from her bottle to cups, spoons, everything that we could fit into it. ;) It has been very reliable and is still a top performer in our house.


                ****COST AND WHAT IS INCLUDED*****


                I bought the Avent sterliser for £40 and I found that to be worth every penny. You can pick up cheaper sterilisers but is money really the issue when it comes to your childs health. Included in the large box is the white sterliser and plastic lid with an internal rack to sit your bottles on ( the steriliser can hold up to 6 bottles and each bottle has its own individual holder). There is also a small measuring jug that shows the amount of water that is needed so you will get the correct amount of water everytime to ensure the steriliser works correctly and inside the box is helpful instructions that comes in handy if you get stuck but the steriliser is very easy to use.


                ****EASE OF USE AND TIME TO STERILISE*****


                The steriliser is basically a plug and play device... you just need to plug the steriliser in the socket, fill the steriliser with water (use the measuring jug included), put your washed bottles into the steriliser, put the lid on and turn on with switch at the front. An orange light will indicate that the steriliser is switched on and in use. You will know when the sterlise procedure is complete when the orange light turns off. It takes 8 minutes to complete the sterile process and you will find there is alot of steam coming from the small vents at the top of the plastic lid so be very careful when taking the lid off as if you take it off straight after the orange light turns off then you may find there is hot water dripping from the lid so be very careful you don't burn yourself...that comes from soneone who has burnt themselves a few time..not very nice experience but I should have known better. Once the cycle is complete you will have excellent clean sterile bottles that can be kept in the steriliser for 6 hours and they will still stay sterile. I find it is best to just keep the bottle in the steriliser until needed...which saves you looking for them at 4am half asleep (I find it amazing how I can make a bottle with one eye open) .


                *****OVERALL*****


                Excellent steriliser which I would recommend to anyone who has a young child and wants to keep their bottle sterile for hours. The steriliser is very easy to use and has never gave me any problems so easily a 5 out of 5.

                Brilliant idea for a present for anyone you know who is having a baby soon or treat yourself...you won't regret it.

                I hope my review helps anyone who is looking for a a great steriliser...thank you for taking time to read my review.

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                • Wii Chess (Wii) / Nintendo Wii Game / 8 Readings / 8 Ratings
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                  POOR CHESS GAME FOR THE WII

                  WII CHESS IS ONLY FOR REAL CHESS LOVERS AS THERE IS NO REAL DEPTH TO THIS GAME.


                  I have enjoyed playing chess since I was very young and always enjoyed playing on different consoles and it is quite amazing to see the development from the Amiga games back in the day to the new Wii games. Unfortunately Wii chess has very little features and little game play unless you are a chess addict....Wii Chess is a real disappointment.


                  I bought this game to help my son, who enjoys playing chess, develop and hopefully encourage him to play more but I found that Wii Chess is very basic and could easily be mistake as an Amiga game...ok, not that extreme but it is pretty poor and I would love to be able to give Wii chess a good review as I think there is a lot of stigma to playing such a great game especially at a young age. Many people say it is a game for nerds but if they made a great console game with great game play and features then the attitude of young ones may change.


                  ****COST AND PACKAGING******


                  I bought this brand new last year for £40 and like most games you wish you had waited till you got it in the sale. I believe you can pick it up for about £20 or so if you shop around. The game comes in a standard Wii game box and has the name written clearly above a chess board so no chance of mistakening it for another game...well once you played it you may wish you had picked up another game...thats me being a bit harsh. Included in the box is the game CD and instructions of how to play the game but the game is very self explanitory.


                  ****GAME PLAY AND LIFE OF GAME PLAY*****


                  You can play several different option : Practice Mode, Online Mode, Against the computer or a human opponent etc. The best function of the game is its online mode where you can go online and play remotely against other opponents but personally I feel most people who play online do it via there PC. The bland graphics with a poor 2D board and poor charcter pieces make the game very bland and boring unless you are very interested in chess...i found it hard to get excited about it even tho I had bought it for my son and wanted it to be good. The life of game play will last for ages as the computer is a very strong player and will test most players, on the back of the cover it proclaims that the computer uses the loop express engine which came third in the chess computer of the year 2007 in Amsterdam ..thankfully you can reduce the strength of the computer ability against you. There are then levels so you will find a level which is competitive no matter how good or bad you are. A good function is that you can reply saved games and start at any point in the game allowing you to analyse your games. The game is a point and play just like most Wii games but strangely to move the pieces you use the D pad on the controller.


                  *****OVERALL******


                  It is good to see a chess game for the Wii but for me the game is too bland and boring for most and unless you are a hardcore chess player then this game will be used for a couple of days and then sit at the bottom of your Wii games bundle. I would strongly suggest you consider a different Wii game or if you wish a chess game then maybe a PC game may give you better graphics and game play.




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                  • Sainsbury's XB6868-V Kettle / Kettle / 21 Readings / 19 Ratings
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                    EXCELLENT CHEAP AND RELIABLE GOOD LOOK KETTLE

                    SAINSBURY'S XB6868-V KETTLE : CHEAP, RELIABLE AND BOILS A GREAT CUPPA.


                    I was looking to pick up a cheap kettle for my new flat and I believe you do get what you pay for but when money is tight somethings are worth a gamble on and at £17.49 for this stylish silver kettle I thought it was worth a try. I'm thankful I did as I have had this kettle for a couple of months now and have had no problems with it at all and it looks great in my new modern kitchen.


                    ****INSTALLATION****


                    The kettle is bascially a plug and play product. You just need to plug into the socket and put the cordless kettle onto the base and pull down on the on switch at the back and within a minute or so you will have boiled water ready for your cuppa.


                    ****EASE OF USE******


                    This kettle is very easy to use as the kettle is cordless as it come away from the base...this is very helpful when filling the kettle with water or filling a number of cups at one time. The base is a 360 degree connector base which means you do not need to worry about what way you put the kettle onto the base as it will work as long as the kettle is on top of the case and can be lifted from any direction ideal for right and left handed people. The kettle has a small spout which helps ensure the water gets to the cup and not all over yourself or the worktop. The kettle has a flip open lid so you can either fill the kettle through the mouth of the kettle or by flipping the lid and through the top. The kettle has clear measurement markers that allows you to fill the kettle as much as you like without over filling...it holds 1700ml of water and will switch off when boiled or if there is not enough water in the kettle so good safety devices installed to protect you and the kettle. The noise of the kettle boiling is very similar to other kettles I have had in the past so no problems with noise. The only disadvantage I can find with this product is that the cable connecting the base and the plug is only 0.6 metre which sounds alot but if you want to hide the cable behind the microwave etc it can be a bit tight.


                    *****MATERIALS*****


                    The kettle is made of stainless steel which is very helpful as not only does it look sleak but it is very easy to clean and looks great in a modern kitchen...not bad for £17.49. The handle, base of the kettle and connector base are made of heat resistant plastic so you or the worktop will not get burned.


                    *****OVERALL******


                    If you are looking for a good looking cheap kettle then the SAINSBURY'S XB6868-V KETTLE is well worth consideration. I love the look of the kettle and it is very reliable. Hope this review helps anyone who is looking to buy a new kettle.

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                    • Red Bull / Soft Drink / 21 Readings / 20 Ratings
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                      08.11.2010 16:07
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                      LOVE IT

                      RED BULL : ENERGY RUSH AT A PRICE!!


                      I love Red Bull especially when it is mixed with Vodka! I know many people who hate the taste but for me it tastes good and gives you an energy boost but the only negative at the moment is the price.


                      ****COST COMPARED TO OTHER ENERGY DRINKS******


                      I was buying Red Bull the other day and noticed it was selling for £1.39 for a 330ml can but beside it was an alternative energy drink for 69p so I was in a dilemma...would I stay loyal to the expensive but tested RedBull or would I try the inexpensive but untried alternative...being the skin flint I am I went for the alternative energy drink and wish I hadn't...yes it was cheaper not just in price but on taste too. Red Bull is slightly espensive but its worth it.


                      *****PACKAGING AND PROMOTIONS******


                      Red Bull is sold in metal cans that can be recycled and have a very distinctive look. The cans are blue and red with the Red Bull written in red on the front of the can above the Red Bull logs. The cans have a ring pull opening and if you drink out of the can it makes the drink taste very like sherbit. Red Bull is regularly on promotion at my local supermarket especially with he 4 packs so the best way to make Red Bull affordable buy the 4 pack when it is on promotion.


                      *****TASTE************


                      Red Bull has a very distinctive taste...it is sweet and very similar to sherbit...it always reminds me of my youth (oh so so long ago). I have had many a debate about the taste of Red Bull and it seems to be the Marmite of the drinks industry...you either love it or hate it....I LOVE IT.


                      *******DOES IT GIVE YOU WINGS???******


                      Red Bull give you wings!!! is the companys slogan...well I have drank it and I have never grown any so no it doesn't but it does give you a good energy buzz, there is no surprise that you get a buzz from Red Bull with the amount of sugar and caffeine in it, so if you are down or tired and you need an energy buzz then Red Bull is for you.


                      ****OVERALL******


                      Red Bull is an excellent energy drink with a distinctive taste but can be very expensive especially if you buy it in a bar or nightclub or just one can so buy it in multi pack or when on promotion to enjoy the taste and energy buzz but no wings ;)

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                      08.11.2010 13:15
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                      BRILLAINT DAILY CONTACT LENS

                      Johnson and Johnson 1 day Acuvue


                      THE PERFECT DAILY CONTACT LENSES


                      The 1 day Acuevue contact lens is the perfect daily contact lens, as it is very comfortable in the eye and give sharp clear eye-sight.


                      You may wonder why I'm getting so excited about a contact lens but if you knew me personally then you would understand, as I'm very clumsy and forgetful which are not great traits to have when you are a contact lens wearer as lenses are easy to rip, lose or forget to take them out. I have worn contact lenses for 15 years and have always had monthly lenses, which require constant cleaning and storing in a saline solution overnight, until recently when I was offered a trail of the daily lenses and found that they were more comfortable in the eye and I didn't need to worry about ripping them or losing them as I throw them away at the end of the night.


                      *****COST : COMPARED TO MONTHLY LENSES*****

                      If you wear contact lenses every day then the monthly lenses will be more cost effective for you but if you are like me and only wear them a couple of days a week then the dailies are perfect for you as the monthly lenses were costing me £15 a month compared to £30 for 30 pairs of daily lenses so over the year the daily lenses cost me £120 compared to £180 for the monthly lenses...a good saving especially when the daily lenses are more comfortable and easy to use.


                      *****PACKAGING AND MATERIAL*******

                      The contact lenses come in a long blue and white box with your contact lenses in small plastic cases. The small case have an easy to remove plastic cover with your contact lens inside the container with saline solution maintaining the lens is moist and ready to use. The contact lens is a soft lens made from silicone hydogel allowing oxygen into the eye while the contact is in the eye.


                      *****EASE OF USE*******

                      The contact lenses have a slight hint of blue to allow you to see the lens while in the contact solution. You need to take the lens out of the solution and into your eye which can be tricky and can take some time but the longer you do it the quicker you will become...after 15 years I can do it with my eyes shut...well not literally ;). The lenses are soft so be careful when handling them as they are easy to rip so care and attention must be taken. I found the lenses easy to use and much more comfortable in my eye than monthly lenses.


                      *****OVERALL*******

                      The Johnson and Johnson 1 day Acuevue contact lenses are brilliant. Not only are the lenses very comfortable and convenient, they provide amazing clear sharp eye-sight.


                      So treat your eyes and get Johnson and Johnson 1 day Acuevue daily contact lenses.

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                      07.11.2010 23:39
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                      GOOD RELIABLE SERVICE AT A GREAT PRICE

                      SAVE A FORTUNE BY RIDING THE PARIS METRO!!!!


                      I have visited Paris on three occasions and plan to visit one of my favourite cities on earth in January next year. Paris is a very busy city and to get around in such busy traffic can be very frustrating so fortunately Paris offers an excellent alternative to taxis/cars or buses with the very good Metro service.



                      ****WHERE DOES THE METRO TAKE YOU?*****


                      The metro will basically take you within 200 yards of wherever you want to go in Paris as there 300 hundred Metro stops in Paris and are situated very close together. You can visit all the major tourist attractions in Paris easily by using the metro...we have used it everytime we visit and always visit the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Trioumphe and Louve. There are 16 different lines that take you everywhere in Paris.


                      ****IS IT EXPENSIVE?*****


                      One ticket that last 1 hour 30 minutes cost 1 euro 60 cents and is well worth the money compared to taxi fares. You can also buy a block of ten tickets which will save you some money. I find you can get around all day and see all the main tourist attraction for around £10...cheap travel.


                      ******IS IT SAFE AND CLEAN?*****


                      I have never had any problems using the metro but like anywhere in the world there has to be a due diligence especially when you are abroad. Beware of pickpockets etc. My rule of thumb is that it is better to be out and about during the day as it is safer during the day than at night. The metro is not the cleanest place in the world but with the amount of traffic that goes through the metro they do keep on top of it but some metros can seem to be old and tired looking and could be doing with a good clean but that is nip picking on my part.


                      ****OVERALL******


                      In my opinion if you are going to visit Paris then you must be wse and use the metro as it will save you alot of money and it is very reliable andf constant service with a train every couple of minutes or less on the main lines.

                      I hope this review helps anyone who is thinking of using the metro in Paris.

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                    • Bonjela / Pain Relief / 18 Readings / 16 Ratings
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                      07.11.2010 17:47
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                      EXCELLENT PAIN RELIEF FOR MOUTH ULSERS

                      BONJELA : A LIFETIME FRIEND


                      I have had mouth ulsers my whole life and needed to use Bonjela to relieve the pain of mouth ulsers.


                      Bonjela gives instant relief from the intense relief of sore mouth ulsers...after 30 seconds of extreme pain the relief is unbelievable and will keep the pain away for some time and when the pain does come back then you can re-apply another bit of bonjela.



                      ****COST AND PACKAGING*********


                      Bonjela can be bought for about £2.20 for a 15g tube, which should last you months unless you have a extreme case of mouth ulsers, which if is the case you would be best to consult your doctor. The tube comes in a blue distinctive box with Bonjela Adult on the front not to be confused with Bonjela Teething gel for children. The bonjela tube is a metal tube which is quite unique but bit annoying as after a while the metal can split and some gel comes out the splits in the tube. Good price for an excellent pain relief product.


                      ******EASE OF USE********


                      Bonjela is ease you use, as you only need to apply the gel onto your ulser which is straightforward except if you have alot of saliva around the ulser which results in it being difficult to get the gel onto the ulser as it seems to keep slipping off. If you keep rubbing the gel over the ulser it will slowly apply, I find if I dry the ulser before apllication then the gel applys well and it a shorter period of time saving the pain of rubbing a sore ulser.


                      *****SENSATION*******


                      Most people will know the pain of an ulser can be unbearable and you could easily pull your hair out and when you apply Bonjela you will find the pain increases ten fold. The gel seems to burn the ulser creating a terrible pain for about 10-30 seconds and then all of a sudden there is relief you have not felt since you got the ulser. Unbelievable...no pain.


                      ******OVERALL*********


                      A must for anyone who has ulsers....you have to go through 10-30 seconds of unbelievable pain but it is well worth it to get hours of pain relief.


                      I hope this review helps anyone who has ulsers as I personally know how bad they can be but don't let them ruin your day...just apply Bonjela.

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