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I purchased this epilator for my summer holidays, in the hope that I could manage the full 2 weeks without needing to shave, this was not so, I found my hairs grew back in a about a week, and I did find that I had a lot of in growing hairs after using this torture machine.
It does take some getting used to, I shaved my legs, bikini line and even under arms, the under arm and bikini line was the worst, it does also take such a long time and feels like little electric shocks.
After all my pain and suffering I could still feel a bit of a prickly feeling, I think this was the hairs that it had either broke off at the surface or ones that were not long enough to pull.
They do say on the instructions that if you use it often the hairs will eventually stop coming through, but I think most people would get fed up of the time it takes and the pain, I think I will stick to waxing, I know that too is painful but it is over much quicker and does a good job.
We went on holiday to Olu Deniz and when we were there we decided to go on one of the Dalyan boat trips to the mud baths, I can recommend this trip to anyone going to Turkey, and it's a strange but fun experience.
When you get to the mud baths you have to get into a large dirty looking pool and drag mud from the bottom and sides of the pool and just cover yourself in it, then get out to dry, it soon hardens in the heat of the sun.
Next you must shower all the mud off before you are allowed in the Sulphur pool, this is not for everyone as it smells just like bad eggs, and it is supposed to be very good for your skin and great for any skin rashes or problems.
My husband had psoriasis on his scalp and when we got back from the holiday it had all cleared up, he is not sure if it was the mud or the sulphur but he is very happy about it, whichever one it was it worked for him.
There was a nice little café to sit and eat after your fun, don't forget to take a camera.
On the way back to the boat there is a little bridge over a stream and it is full of baby turtles, the children absolutely loved it.
We go to watch the fireworks championships every year at Southport, there are usually about 6 or 8 of us who go and we make a day of it.
The gates open at about 6-30 but it is a good idea to go early and stand in the queue because it is nice to be able to get to the front near the rail so that you can see everything clearly.
We take folding chairs as it is a long time standing; we also take a nice hot flask of coffee to keep up warm and some sandwiches and biscuits.
Different countries compete to get the trophy and lots of money is spent on the fireworks, they are superb. The organizer starts with an explanation of how the fireworks work and names a lot of the different fireworks, then they set off the most beautiful displays in time to the music, it is a lovely atmosphere, lovely for the children.
The cost of the tickets is about £6 each and they can be purchased on the marina where the event takes place.
Last year when we went to the event it was spoiled a little because it did nothing but rain and we couldnt put our umberella up because the people behind us would not be able to see the fireworks as some of them were quite low as they were set on the boating lake and it would not be fair to block their view.
I decided to buy this memory foam mattress as I have arthritis and I have had an operation on my back, so I was hoping it would help, I would definitely recommend it as I have never had as good a night's sleep in years.
When you first get it home and unroll it and place it on the bed I t does look a little bit squashed and flat but after a few hours it springs to life. This mattress is only 2 inch which is not very much but it really does help with aches and pains. I do find my fitted sheet does not fit as my own mattress is very deep to start off with, but I put my elasticated fitted sheet around the memory foam mattress only and this seems to do the trick.
There are many memory foam mattresses for sale but it all depends upon the density of the foam, the higher the density the better the quality. I have purchased a complete memory foam mattress for my mum but she said it wasn't as good as the topper, this is probably because with a mattress you only get an inch or two of memory foam on the top layer, so it is better to put a topper on to your existing mattress if it is still in good condition.
There is a funny smell with the topper that does take a few days to go, it is better to open the window the let it air out. I also found the mattress made me very hot in the night and my husband was sweating, this is okay in winter but could get annoying in summer. I will still carrying on using it because I think it is fantastic; I noticed that I did not ache half as much the next morning.
I also have the memory foam pillow and I have noticed I do not toss and turn as much while using this pillow, now I can't use a normal pillow without getting neck ache.
As a current student at Salford University I am happy to say that in my opinion Salford University has catered well to my studying needs and I am finding university life very enjoyable. They have sufficient computer suites that suit most students' needs and the teaching staff are very helpful and know their subjects well.
The extra activities that the university provides are exciting and a great way to socialize with other students and I feel that the university offers help to students when needed whether it is personal, financial or simple course related queries. The university has a wide range of coffee shops and canteen areas to catch up on work or simply to meet up with friends and the staff are very friendly.
In my opinion I feel I made the right choice when choosing to attend Salford University for my degree and I am enjoying every minute of University life.
My daughter who is 18 years of age has written this review, just to give people an insite into the university she goes to, she cant comment on the halls of residence as she lives near enough to the university to commute, saving lots of money.
I am thinking of buying the Tefal Actifry so I asked my friend could I give hers a try first; I was so impressed I have put a review on for everyone to see. When I first put it on the work surface I thought it was a little bit big and clumsy, and I would not have enough room in my small kitchen to store it, but as I am so impressed I will find a spot for it.
It really does only need one spoonful of oil to cook enough chips for two or three people at the most, this can be a problem if you have a larger family as it takes about 40 minutes to cook it means doing 2 lots and the family can't eat their meal together, and is so much cleaner and safer than the old fashioned traditional chip pan. It can be a little bit noisy when the air is circulating around the machine, the other problem is the timer bell is a bit to quiet and if you are not in the kitchen you could miss the bell going off at the end of the cooking time.
Chips do taste very nice and crispy when cooked with this handy little machine, but it does recommend you use certain potatoes so the chips cook perfect. I like the fact that you can use the healthier olive oil, there is also no smell of grease like you get from a chip pan. This fryer does a lot more than just cooking chips, it comes with a recipe book with amazing recipes like chilli con carnie and chicken stir fry etc.
The lid and parts of the machine do come off so you can wash it easily and it doesn't really get as greasy as a chip pan with its none stick coating it makes it easy to clean, either by dishwasher or by hand.
The main down side to this fryer is the price, it costs about £150 but some stores do have special offers on so I think I will invest in one soon.
Me and my husband stayed at De Vere Whites in Bolton on valentines day this year, we only live 15 minutes away from Bolton but they were selling rooms for £19 which they do every year around february.
This hotel is part of Bolton Wanderers football ground, we actually stayed there when there was a match on, yet we still managed to get a parking spot near the front of the hotel just by showing our reservation.
The rooms are very nice with big comfortable big beds and the usual tea, coffee and biscuits, we paid £7.50 each extra for the breakfast and it was worth the money, they had everything you could desire to eat.
We like to book the Bolton hotel because it is set on the rebock retail park so we usually go to vue cinema and watch a film, then go to the harvester for tea and a drink, then back to the hotel all within walking distance.
The pool and jazzuci is a nice way to chill and the steam room is fantastic, you can spend hours as it is usually quiet and you almost have the pool to yourself, they also have a stand up sun bed tanning room, you need to get your token from the reception before you go into the pool.
We live quite close to Gullivers world in Warrington and I would say before my children hit their teens, we go twice a year, it is aimed at children from age 2 - 12 as most of the rides are quite gentle and not too fast. You need to go as soon as the park opens because there are so many rides that you will probably stay all day. Take a packed lunch as the price in the park can be a bit steep when you have a big family or on a budget, my kids used to love having a picnic it was part of the fun for them.
When you stand in the queue there is a little cut out with a height line and if your child can fit under that mark they get in free, I have not been for 12 months so maybe it has changed, not sure, my little granddaughter is 3 and she is only small and so she fit under the barrier and we didnt need to pay.
We went on the high pedal type bikes one year and I would not advise it as we were up there about an hour, it was quite boring and hard to pedal, I think we had a rusty bike.
I have been watching Coronation Street for such a long time now, I wouldn't know what to do if it ever stopped, I know I probably sound sad, but I look forward to each episode and always enjoy it, although I do sometimes get annoyed at the way some of the characters behave. My husband always says to me "it's not real you know", but it seems so real and I think we all have a family member or friend just like one or more of the characters.
It is on twice on Mondays and Fridays, I don't know what has happened to Wednesday they now show it on a Thursday, something to do with the football I think.
They bring new people onto the street now and again and at first I don't really like them or think they fit in, but slowly they seem to grow on me, I don't know if other people feel the same, I think I should get out more.
My favorite actor is Becky, she is so crazy, she makes me laugh and cry, but she hasn't been in it much lately. Sean Tully is another favorite of mine, I think he is so funny and cute, would he make a good friend to tell your troubles to.
This must be the best soap ever as it has been running for more than 50 years and must be the longest running soap in history.
We go to the Viking Hotel for the xmas party night and I think it is a fantastic night, it costs about £70 but for that you get bed, breakfast and 5 course party dinner. You have to be in your seats for your meal at 7-30 - 8pm and the waiters and waitresses all run around trying to serve everyone their meals which is a bit chaotic but good fun, the meal is very nice and quite hot under the circumstances, you just sort of pick which starter and meal you want as they are rushing by, it's a strange system but it seems to work.
They have dancers a singer and a brilliant comedian called buddy lee (I think that was his name) I did have a lot of wine that night. If you are unlucky enough to have a table at the front the comedian will pick on you but it's all good fun, especially if you have a table at the back where it is safe. After all the acts have finished it's a disco until about 2pm, It is open to anyone to come in from outside with a door charge, but it is nice to crawl into bed at the end of the night without relying on taxis etc.
The Viking belongs to the chain of hotels called Choice Hotels and therefore it is free to go to the Cliffs or the Claremont to use their pool and Jacuzzi which is what we like to do each year, give it a try this Christmas, we go with all the family and we have such a brilliant time, we have tried the Cliffs and Claremont but we prefer the entertainment at the Viking although the rooms are nicer at the other 2 hotels.
I stayed at the Flamingo Oasis Hotel in August 2009 and I had a wonderful time, when we arrived at the reception in was in the early hours of the morning so we were given a temporary key card and had to go back to reception the next morning to get our photo id card.
I paid a little extra for a club suite room, at the time I didn't really know what was so special about this room, but I was so glad I booked it as when we saw our room we were over the moon, I have never stayed in a room as nice, the beds were huge and so comfy, we had an Ipod speaker, Kettle, tea, coffee, milk etc which was restocked free of charge every day, a bottle of champagne in a silver bucket and the fridge was stocked with bottled water every day.
The balcony had 2 chairs that fully reclined and we even had a maiden out there for our washing. The bathroom was beautiful with jet shower and posh slate radiator, Shampoo and condition, soap etc, I wish I had known then I wouldn't have packed mine. We felt like royalty. The maids even came in and turned down the beds each night, and we were supplied with slippers and a dressing gown.
The top 3 floors have these special rooms but no families with children under 18 are allowed past the 20th floor. On the top floor there is a swimming pool and lots of sun loungers with a bar that's serves light snacks. Me and my daughter who is 18, only went up to sunbathe after dinner and we never had to fight for a bed, it was so nice and peaceful because there were no children, not that I have anything against children, I love to listen to them having fun around the pool it breaks up the monotony, but it did make a nice change to have the peace and quiet.
When we went to the dining room to eat, we did not have to queue as we just walked in to the club member's area where it is adults only and all the tables were laid out with cutlery etc and we had our own little waitress named Maria Jose, who was absolutely lovely.
The nightly entertainment was very good, the only thing I hated was you had to stand at the side and wait for the waiter to finish putting the tables out for the evening, when he said go and you had to run and grab a table or you didn't get one for the evening. They put two acts on each night, and the bar closed at 12 0 clock.
The morning rush to get a sun bed was hilarious I have never seen anything like it, all the men and even some mums stood at the side and waited for the whistle then ran like hell to grab a sun bed and mark it with their towels, if you got up later than 8 am you didn't have much chance of getting a place in the sun, also half of the pool was shaded by the height of the surrounding buildings, Me and my daughter had to watch one day as we didn't believe the stories we heard so we dragged ourselves out of bed to watch from the balcony, what a laugh, if you want to see it go on You Tube it's all there.
The other thing I forgot to mention is that it is quite a long walk down to the beach, I would say about 20 minutes, but there are some nice shops to look in as you walk down, so you dont notice the walk too much.
I absolutely love Pets at Home, it's a one stop shopping for all your pet needs, and they stock a huge amount of pet food and supplies. The staff are very helpful as I am always asking their advice as they seem to be well trained.
They also adopt small animal, and I can speak from experience as I had 2 rabbits that had got a little bit out of hand because they were not handled enough, I tried many rescue centres to no avail until Pets at Home took them in for me, they check them over first to make sure they are not ill, they then take them to the vets to have any injections they may need, and even pay for this themselves, then they put them in the shop for adoption, it doesn't end there, they make sure the new owners are suitable for the temperament of the rabbits and make sure they can handle them before they let them go. There is no charge for this service which I think is fantastic, you can give a donation which is voluntary, I did give £20 because I felt guilty giving them up, but I know they will go to a good home, I think this is a brilliant service and can't thank them enough.
I have a lovely little Shih Tzu who has always been a fussy eater so I tried him on the Royal Canin Shih Tzu 24 because I presumed it would suit him as it was especially for this bread. He loved it for the first 3 or 4 weeks then he got the runs so I took him to the vets and they sent off samples to be analyzed and came back with the results showing it was it food he was allergic to and therefore it did not suit his stomach. I was a little bit annoyed about this so I rang Royal Canin and they said that he must be allergic to one or some of the ingredients in the kibble, they advised I try a different variety, so I put him on the Royal Canin adult 27 mix and he has been on that now for 4 months and never had any problems, I really don't know what the difference is in ingredient but it does seem to suit him. Also if you buy it from Pets at Home they often have offers on this range of buy one get one free, so stock up in the weeks they have this offer. The other thing I forgot to mention is that this is the only food I have been able to buy that has small kibbles for adult dogs, although my dog is adult he is only small and enjoys smaller kibbles.
I have been buying and selling on ebay now since it began and I have to say it is fantastic for anyone on a tight budget to get things so cheap, and also to sell their own items as the items you sell on Ebay are seen by millions of interested buyers and therefore you can get a good price. The downside to ebay is the fees that they charge, they have got so greedy over the years and keep putting their sellers fees up, well more their final listing fees, which takes a large chunk out of your sale.
Over the years I have met and chatted to many lovely people and a few not so nice, it is an experience. I am always on Ebay, in fact I look on ebay for anything I want to buy as they do sell absolutely everything, especially collectable items that are no longer for sale in the shops. Older model of mobile phones are a good buy as they soon become discontinued in high street shops, probably because they bring so many new models out each year. I really wish someone would start up a new auction site so that ebay dont have the monopoly on the auctions and a little competition may make them reduce their fees.
I purchased the Miele s2110 6 months ago and I have to say it is the best cleaner I have ever owned. The body and attachments of this cleaner are so strong and robust and the suction is unbelievable it actually lifts up the carpet when cleaning the stairs.
The only downside to this cleaner is the expense of the bags, which do seem to fill up quickly and need to be changed often. Miele do not make a vacuum cleaner that is bag less so this is something you have to put up with and personally I think it is worth it for the exceptional quality you get with Miele.
This cleaner is so easy to use, I have to turn down the suction dial on the front as it is so powerful, I have also noticed it is a very quite cleaner and stores away neatly into a small space. I would give this cleaner 9 out of 10, it would have got 10 if it was bag less.