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    • Player's Gold Leaf / Tobacco / 20 Readings / 15 Ratings
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      26.02.2009 13:49
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      Cheap tobacco which will make approx 30-40 hand rolled cigs.

      I have just started using this hand rolling tobacco. It comes in a box which you can then store your rolled cigs.

      The box is yellow with green and gold writing.

      Its smaller in weight than others would be as its only 11.5g.

      Depending on the size of hand rolls you make, you can still get a good 30-40 cigs from 1 packet.

      The packet only costs £2.35, which is approx 30p cheaper than the normally found 12.5g boxes available in other brands. It also has a pack of 50 papers in the box, so no extra cost.

      Its not unlike Amber Leaf tobacco which I would ordinarily use. It has the same taste and stays moist which in turn makes the tobacco a lot easier to hand roll.

      It comes of course with the usual government health warning on the front which would vary.

      It also has a very descriptive picture on the reverse which also has a warning. The one on my particular box states that Smoking can cause a slow and painful death!!!

      Well although I read them, I still carry on smoking.

      Players Gold Leaf tobacco is worth a try and cheap.

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      28.01.2009 20:48
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      Belfast has plenty to offer for all ages, from the very young to the old, come along and enjoy

      I have lived in Belfast for almost 37yrs....no I'm not old, that's my age!

      Belfast is mainly remembered for the violence and bombs that constantly took place on a regular basis.

      Oh how things have changed for the better. There are still a few places that have bits of trouble but even then, nothing like how it used to be not sooooo long ago.

      Belfast tourist numbers have greatly increased, although you see plenty of them taking photographs of the murals that are painted on walls!!!

      We have a lot to offer people, we are kind, caring people, with lots of places for sight-seeing or just to relax and chill-out.

      We have a wide variety of hotels within walking distance or a short bus journey to the centre of Belfast Town, were you can visit the Belfast City Hall. This is a listed building with lots of antiques, which gets a lot of respect from the good Belfast people and equally from visitors.

      To the east of Belfast City, we have Parliament buildings.....a beautiful building in its on rights, with a lot of forestry surrounding the grounds.
      You can enter the grounds for leisure walks or you can book a tour of the building itself which contains a lot of history, you may even bump into some MP'S!!!!!

      We also have Belfast Zoo, another beautiful place to visit although be prepared for a long up-hill walk....puff-puff.
      Its well worth it though when you see the variety of animals from birds to lions and when you reach the top, you will have a breath taking view.

      Belfast has so much more to offer than I could ever fit in a review, even if I continuously updated it daily.

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        23.01.2009 11:17
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        A fab read, enjoyable, intriguing and gripping story lines

        James Patterson, Cross Country. Is the latest book in his line of many lately.

        With books I don't like going into detail to much as it can spoil it, especially this mans books as they follow a plot and the odd old character would turn up again.

        Its a very enjoyable read, and as the title states, Alex Cross ends up going Cross Country in an attempt to get his killer.

        This time Alex ends up in Africa, and not the nicest of places.

        He meets with many a punch on his way and even gets arrested himself.

        He met a priest on his travels who seems to turn up every now and then when he needs help, BUT the FBI won't help him.....

        On his escape/finding his killer trail, he meets some ladies in a village who have to collect wood.

        Alex helps out and realises very quickly that you come under-fire.

        Well, Alex manages to deal with things and moves on while poor Bree is stuck at home worried sick about him.

        I won't tell you how it turns out but its a definite recommended read for the James Patterson readers.

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        • ms247.co.uk / Internet Site / 17 Readings / 17 Ratings
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          15.01.2009 14:14
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          This is a chat site to be visited, you will be welcomed like you have always belonged

          I'm so happy to see this site on here to be reviewed and visited for your own opinions.

          As some of you know, I do have MS. This site was a life saver for me. It is a chat site, but also has free games to play and a pic page.... some may frighten you haha

          It was set up by a very good friend of mine, called Leon.

          Leon also has MS, and is cared for by his fantastic wife, Jill.

          Due to Leon being a sufferer himself, he knew what was needed.

          A safe and secure place to go and have a chat, a giggle, or if concerned, maybe some advice.

          It is clearly stated that no-one on site are doctors etc, but they will always help in some way.

          You register, which is very easy.

          You do not have to use your real name but it is preferred.

          The site is a moderated site, so there is no abuse towards others.

          Everyone who uses the site are either sufferers or carers.

          You can chat in general or discuss worries.

          There is also a quiz night held every Thursday evening at 9pm, which is multiple choice answers, and a lot of fun!!!

          Leon, started with a basic site and has built it up to a good few hundred members.

          The moderators are always on hand, and constantly recruiting new members daily.

          If you are a sufferer of MS, this is a site you should really visit.

          If you're not a sufferer and are curious, you will also be made welcome.

          Go on, have a go, enjoy, relax and have fun :)

          www.ms247.co.uk

          Just google it and off you go.

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          • Life after Death / Discussion / 28 Readings / 20 Ratings
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            12.01.2009 13:21
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            My words and my personal experiences

            This I feel may be a delicate subject for some people to discuss as its such a grey area.

            I am going to write this from my own experiences and hopefully it will shed some light on a few issues.

            My granny who is now officially dead, had what I call an out of body experience.

            She had taken a massive heart attack and was dead as there was no pulse output.

            She remembered it very clearly when describing her experience to us, which is as follows-

            My granny had been taken to resus where doctors worked very hard on her to get her heart to restart.

            They done heart massage, bagged her for oxygen. When this didn't work it was time to start shocking the heart.

            By this stage my granny was already as she described floating above everything as it went on. She watched as the doctors worked to save her life in every way possible.

            On the third attempt of shocking the heart, it finally restarted.

            My granny said at this point, everything began to become hazy and distant, which is when she thinks she must have returned to her body.

            Regarding ghost/spirit sightings, I seem very prone to this happening a few weeks after someone has died or a family member is distressed to pass on a message.

            Again these are my experiences-

            When my youngest daughter was born, I woke during the night to find my other gran standing over the cot looking at her.

            She was as fit as a fiddle.

            My gran had a leg amputated and the foot off the other leg, but on this occasion she was in full body and looked so happy.

            My gran just stood at the cot looking at my baby, not saying a word, then smiled and left.

            Only a matter of 4 years ago did my father-in-law die suddenly in hospital.

            My mother-in-law was finding his death and still is finding it, very hard to deal with.

            I was having a nap on the sofa when I was woke by a cold breeze.

            There were no doors or windows open so no reason for the draft.

            I looked up making sure I was fully awake and my father-in-law stood in front of me.

            He just looked at me, then said, Jacqueline, please tell Joan that I'm fine and I'm happy, and she must get on with things.

            I knew telling anyone this would sound crazy, but I felt I had too tell her, so I did.

            I think shortly after this she did start getting herself sorted out and beginning to get on with life.

            I don't know why this happens to me as I don't have any beliefs or non- beliefs for that matter. I feel everyone is entitled to their own opinion on everything in life.

            Well, I hope this has helped in understanding the living as well as the dead.

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            • St Trinian's (DVD) / DVD / 23 Readings / 19 Ratings
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              11.01.2009 23:57
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              Make your own mind up movie!!!

              Oh dear. I loved the original St. Trinians and was so looking forward to watching this last night..... well, I felt such a let down to be honest.

              Perhaps its better if you have previously watched a film, not to watch a new release of it, as expectations are probably higher.

              I have never heard of half the actors... but then again, I barely remember my own name some days :-)

              I don't really know how to put a bit of review down to be honest, as I feel it would all be negative and everyone has different tastes in television!

              Oh, I remember a bit that I did giggle at. When the posh school arrived to play the hockey match, they where welcomed by a lot of girls.... I wont say ladies, throwing paint bombs etc at their bus!

              Actually, this seems to be the part that has stayed in my memory.

              This review will probably be useless to you all, but really I feel St. Trinians, is more of a watch and decide for yourself movie :-)

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                11.01.2009 23:16
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                A lovely product to brighten any skin, even sensitive skin like mine.. yummy

                Oh my goodness, I get so excited doing my reviews on the soap&glory range..... its all just so delicious.

                Well, my little 50ml pot of flake away body polish came in my much talked about soap & glory gift bag I got for Christmas!

                As usual, its in the peachy pink colour pot, and clearly marked FLAKE AWAY.

                I have used it 3 times a week so far and the pot level has barley went down.

                You need very little, as different from an exfoliator its spreads easily.

                The polish seeds are tiny brown specks which are very gentle on the skin and it also rinses off very easily, unlike others I have tried in the past.

                Unfortunately, i'm unable to tell you a price as it was with my set, but I think its approx £2.50.

                In my estimations, I reckon if used in a correct quantity you could get this small pot to last a good 3-4 months easily.

                The smell, well, its the usual for the soap & glory range. Subtle and clean smelling, and I have to say, although I hate my husband stealing it, he says its suitable for men too in his opinion.

                ENJOY AND FEEL SOFT AND CUDDLY:-)

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                06.01.2009 12:14
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                Overall a lovely product and suitable for any skin type... even my husband uses it!

                OOOOOOO what a product. I have to say, I have a soft spot for anything with the name soap&glory on its peachy/pink packages!

                My husband bought me the complete gift bag for Christmas and I was so pleased to find the body mist included.

                The scent is the usual from soap&glory as is the packaging colour.

                The peach fragrance comes through to me the most, it a refreshing and a clean smell that lasts all day.

                I firstly used the spray moisturising mist before showering. I did find my skin feeling soft and with the clean smell... yummy

                The next day I tried it after my shower, but left my skin slightly damp.... which is what you do with their tub of moisturiser.

                I found such a difference, I had not exfoliated in the shower but the smoothness and silky feeling on my skin, well, it felt like I did...

                I have very dry skin and find that this is a long lasting moisturiser that soaks into the skin beautifully.

                This is a product from the soap&glory range I would definitely recommend for all skin types.

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              • Wild Child (DVD) / DVD / 29 Readings / 27 Ratings
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                28.12.2008 15:03
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                A good movie to be enjoyed by all, with plenty of funny bits included..

                We bought Wild Child DVD for our oldest daughter, 13yr old.

                We all sat together to watch it on boxing day, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised at how intriguing it turned out to be.

                It actually seemed like my daughter was the actress, as it just describes her perfectly.

                The movie was about a young girl who obviously was really out of control. Her father just didn't seem to be able to control her.

                In return she was sent to a boarding school where the head mistress promised her father she would sort her out!

                She had a split personality as such, in front of friends at the school she was nice, but in her e-mails, she constantly ditched them!!!

                The head girl really took a dislike to her and took it upon herself to make life hell..... a boy was involved (haha)

                This turned out to be the wrong thing to do, as she is the one who ends up expelled....

                I don't want to tell too much about the plot and endings, but its a film definitely worth watching.

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                • Rizla Liquorice Paper / Tobacco / 21 Readings / 19 Ratings
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                  23.12.2008 12:33
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                  A different taste, with reduced smell of tobacco afterwards!

                  My favourite rolling papers are zig-zag, but if I have problems getting them, it would be rizla liquorice I would buy. Mind you, I have only been able to find them in Tesco.

                  I use menthol tips and along side the liquorice papers you tend to get an interesting taste.

                  The papers are black in colour.... well maybe more a dark brown

                  They are available in single packs of 50 papers.

                  The gum to seal the papers again is not very good, although this could be due to them being a thicker than most paper.

                  I personally being a smoker, rarely smell smoke from others but my husband has pointed out that when I use the liquorice papers there is a reduced smoke smell from my clothes.

                  I do myself however find that when I use the liquorice papers that I do not have an after taste from the tobacco, instead, I taste liquorice!

                  Interesting combination, needing the gum increased though.

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                • Wedding Dresses / Clothing / 19 Readings / 14 Ratings
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                  22.12.2008 23:17
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                  My beautiful dress

                  Oh, what a lovely subject :-)

                  Fortunately for me, I didn't have a wedding dress decision to make.

                  We were on a tight budget, and one which we were paying for everything ourselves.

                  Everything got sorted as it should, then I came to the wedding dress...

                  I was so glad I wouldn't have to traipse around dress shops, trying on this and that, deciding whether to get one made for me, oh no.... so much stress with all that... then you worry about putting on weight before the big day or loose weight... then you need adjustments.... another fitting required.

                  I class myself as a very lucky person. As soon as my parents were told I was getting married, my mum... fantastic lady.... still had her wedding dress 1968 in a dress cover.

                  My mum offered me to try it on... well I had seen photo's of my mum back then and there was little more to her than 6 stone...if lucky..

                  My initial thought was, I'm never going to fit into the dress.

                  Well, we went to mum's room, got the dress out, I tried it on AND----

                  It was an absolute perfect fit. I couldn't believe it, the style was perfect, fitted with a very very very long trail and veil.

                  My day was soooo perfect and a big thank you is owed to my mum.

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                • youtube.com / Internet Site / 7 Readings / 4 Ratings
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                  22.12.2008 23:02
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                  A good and reliable site, again though, don't upload a video with doing a virus scan first

                  What a great place for music. My husband is a Westlife fan... and was looking for a particular song of theirs....

                  I must have came home at least 3 days in a row to find him scaring the music channels on sky to find it.

                  I finally got fed up, asked him exactly what it was he was after, went on the internet, brought up youtube.... typed in the name of the song and....

                  Boom....

                  It bounced from the speakers.

                  Such an easy site to navigate your way around even for beginners.

                  You don't have to sign up to listen to the songs, which some people dislike as then your email gets blocked with all sorts.... not the liquorice kind though!

                  Its easy for children to use to, although I would oversee what they are doing as some of the video footage that has never been shown on TV will be on youtube, which may not be suitable for your child's viewing.

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                    22.12.2008 22:53
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                    Overall a funny, family movie to be enjoyed together

                    Ah, Watched this film with the family only yesterday. Great viewing, so much fun and humour and laughter.

                    At first I had problems working out where Walt fitted into the plot.... then realised..... he is SANTA....

                    Fun Bits ........
                    When the Kranks are arranging their cruise and go to the tanning salon.
                    Mrs Krank runs out on her bikini....thankfully she had something on!..... anyway, the minister is outside as before she realises, she is in the main mall.

                    Then Mr Kranks, comes running out, and oh my, what a fast tanner he is....

                    Then the botox injections... whats that all about?

                    The free frosty was probably the best part, they get phone calls to release the snowman from their basement, but as they have cancelled Christmas, that's not going to happen... UNTIL

                    They receive a call from their daughter to say, she and her fiance will be arriving that evening.... of course, they don't tell their daughter their plans of going on a cruise.....

                    The well known Kranks party, gets the go ahead....

                    Great film that showed how much community spirit when needed is there.
                    Walt was a fantastic Santa, who was just just just.... oh whats the word?.......

                    Anyway, its one to watch as a family with the popcorn and cola.

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                    • Barclays Bank / Bank / 13 Readings / 13 Ratings
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                      22.12.2008 22:03
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                      A bank I would not recommend :-(

                      When I first became a customer of Barclay's I found them more than inviting and welcoming, with all the promises of high interest rates etc....

                      Everything went well for the first 6-8 months. Now they have introduced a service called personal reserve. Its for a total of £150 pounds, with a charge of £22 per week for every use.

                      Needless to say my account with them is always exhausted due to the charges!

                      I have requested it be removed as it would be cheaper to pay for using an unauthorised overdraft than this service.

                      I would also like to add that I NEVER asked for this service to be put on my account, now I'm always in the red and have had to move incoming money to another Bank to try and get on the straight and narrow again.

                      My personal banker who is always very helpful on the telephone, but when face to face..... different story..... you got yourself into this situation, get yourself out.... well that's exactly what I'm doing. Once everything is paid back I will no longer be a customer of Barclay's..... YIPEE..... I will have some money again!!!

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                        22.12.2008 21:01
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                        Mouth watering chocolate, will always be desirable

                        OOOOOO, Were do you start with Dairy Milk. Its probably the most famous chocolate ever. ( other than willy wonka of course) haha

                        The chocolate is so smooth and creamy.
                        Melts in your mouth.
                        Delicious when refrigerated and dipped in nice hot tea!

                        Well, that's how I enjoy eating it anyway!

                        Other chocolates I have had, have tasted bitter when compared to Dairy Milk.

                        No other chocolate will taste or be similar to what Dairy Milk is, or even come close to it.

                        If you feel down in the dumps, go out and buy yourself a 200mg bar, a good movie, hot tea... or alcohol and relax and enjoy.

                        A little tip that I use Dairy Milk for is Chocolate grapes!

                        Melt a large 200mg bar, buy a punnet of green or red grapes, then roll them in the chocolate and refrigerate on grease proof paper....

                        The smoothness of the Dairy Milk will bring out the flavour of the grapes. The delicious chocolate taste... yummmm making me hungry for chocolate now!

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