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My front and back garden desperately needed some plants. It has plenty of weeds and bare soil. I had a few free seed packets. I decided I would try my hand had propagating them.
I looked on the Internet and found the Garland super seven windowsill propagator it stated the approximately length of tray was 75.5cm, approximately width of tray 17.5cm approximately dimensions with lid 17 x 10 x13cm.when I measured mine the measurements were the same as quoted.
I saw the image and I thought it would fit nicely on the windowsill in the kitchen a lot better than loads of pots with plastic bags on. I brought mine from buy now on eBay for £19.99 there is also an electric heated by Garland. Garland Super7 Electric Heated Windowsill Propagator G51I for £29.99.
This product arrived in a long cardboard box. It consists of a green coloured plastic tray, a capillary matting, the seven mini green propagators with drainage holes and clear lid covers which have vents in the top which allowed me to turn the vent to open to allow air in, or close, for no air.
I went for this one because I didn't want to use electric. My bill is dearer enough as it is without adding to it and I also like to safe energy. This propagator has turned out to be suitable for me.
There is a leaflet with instructions for use of the super seven self-watering propagation system, also the leaflets states" the large capacity water reservoir contains enough water to keep each propagator moist for up to 2 weeks depending on the weather conditions "I found this to be accurate when I filled it with water.
Also the leaflets states the "capillary matting should last 2 years in hard water areas". The leaflet also states "If it is affect by lime scale deposits it states to soak capillary matting in weak vinegar solution then rinse the matting thoroughly before use". I have not needed to do this yet.
I followed the instructions I placed the black support platform into the reservoir tray. The capillary matting is white on one side and grey on the top side. I then wet the capillary matting and placed it white side down on the platform. As instructed in the leaflet. The leaflet states to make sure overhang is equal in both sides and to tuck the overhanging capillary matting inside the tray on the leaflet it says there is a mark with words fill here mind didn't have this it just as the mark which is a long line you after to cut away the matting around that point to expose the water refill hole.
I filled the mini propagators with seed compost and water it. I sprinkle the seeds thinly over the moisten compost and covered the seeds with a thin layer of compost on those seeds that required it. I checked the back of the seed packets to make sure which needed covering or not. I placed the lids on top of the mini propagators with vents closed. Then I stood each self-contained mini propagators on top of the capillary matting I finely place the unit on my kitchen windowsill which it fits nicely across.
The seeds seem to draw the water from the capillary matting when they require water same as when you water an indoor plant from the bottom of the pot.
This does the job for me I've propagator a few seeds in this with great success just now waiting to be able to plant them out once there is no frost in the ground. I have already brought more seeds to propagate in this unit. Now the gardens will be full of flowers rather than barren.
I like the idea that each propagator is in their own secluded environment so I reduce the risk of cross contamination between each variety of plants I have planted.
At time of review the price range: £19,99
Online can be brought from www.amazon.co.uk,www.ebay.co.uk and various garden sites.
I was out shopping and I had a craving for chocolate. I like Galaxy smooth milk chocolate as the taste is so smooth and creamy and it melts in my mouth. I saw a bar of Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate on the shelf. I decide I would buy a bar of Galaxy Cookie Crumble Chocolate and see if I would like this the same as Galaxy smooth milk chocolate, plus it made a change to try something different.
The weight of the bar I brought was 119g and it stated on the front package there are" 22 k calories per 4g piece. I thought this was an useful information for when I was trying to lose weight knowing how many calories I would have to exercise to just get rid of those extra pounds added to my weight
if I overindulge.I hate having to do the maths when it states calories per weight of bar.Knowing the calories of each pieces makes it so much easier.
The front package is similar to Galaxy smooth milk chocolate it is a brown colour the difference is the Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate as a half-eaten Cookie on the front of the bar cover. The foil the chocolate is covered in is a purple pink colour.
A breakdown of the Nutrition information is on the back of the bar, which is "calorie 22kcal, sugar 2.1g, fat 1.3g, saturates. 0.8g, sodium 0.0g per 100g, .2293kJ or 550kcal"
When I opened the package and removed the foil the front of the bar is the same as Galaxy smooth milk chocolate with the curves indented to separate pieces and a little G in the corner.
When I turned the bar over you could see it was filled with bits there was loads of little bumps were the cookie crumble pieces are.
When I tried a piece of Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate which is also a milk chocolate I found the taste as the same smooth creamy melt in my mouth effect but with the added crunch bits. To me it was similar to praline chocolate, but softer that's the only way I can describe it
I did enjoy eating the Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate however I do prefer the Galaxy smooth milk chocolate without added bits. For me Galaxy Cookie Crumble chocolate would be more of the odd occasion treats not a regular occurrence.
Comes in various sizes 45g, 119g
"Galaxy is marketed by Mars Incorporated"
At time of review price range: £1.00 at poundland, £1.26 at Waitrose and various superstores and is in most shops now that sell confectionaries.
Online : www.amazon.co.uk have R.R.P was£8.88 now £7.20 weight 119g for a pack of 6 bars
I have very sensitive skin and do not use soap because they irritate and dry my skin. On my hands I get dermatitis which is inflammation of the skin when bad I use emollients to clean my hands when my hands are healed I use hand washes.
I tend to try various different products. I came across Carex moisture plus hand wash made by Cussons In the chemist which was a Lloyd's Pharmacy where they had a two for one offer.
I thought this was quite a bargain and was worth a try.
It is 250ml bottle and is a square shaped bottle, the sides of the bottle are curved inward, which I felt make it easy to grip. It is a clear bottle with a blue label. The hand wash is white coloured and is a creamy substance rather than a gel substance. It has a pump dispenser which I twisted to open on first use. Then I push down on the pump nozzle to use. It as a slightly scented soap smell which quickly wore off when I dried my hands, This creamy liquid gives a good lather when I mixed it with water.
When I wash my hands with Carex moisturise plus they have a soft feeling and my hands do not go red dry and itch also my fingers do not get fissured skin like some hand wash and soap can course them to do. This is why I especial like this hand wash.
Wrote on the bottle is that it has triple moisturising, it contains vitamin E and kill 99% of bacteria.
I know vitamin E is good for the skin because I study nutrition at college it is an antioxidant that repairs and protects the skin. I use Vitamin E oil for my skin plus I eat avocado and nuts which contain vitamin E. I cannot say how well it works in a hand wash all I knows is has soon as you use it on your hand you are washing it straight off.
Same with the moisturising it is not in contact with the skin for a long period to keep them moisturised. All soap and hand wash contain Sodium laureate sulphate which is a detergent that dissolves the oils on your skin. I could go into the chemistry of detergent. Soap and water was a subject on my exam paper many years ago but I won't blind you with science.
The statement on the bottle says it kills of 99% of bacteria I see must household products are saying this. I found on Carex .uk website a statement saying "theirs kill bacteria in seconds where some other hand wash can take say 5 minutes.It is Dermatologically tested" Also the product contains Lactic acid which is said to" help your skin repair and regenerate "I can't verify whether it does are not.
All I know is it cleans my hands and does not dry my skin out.
I do feel that the added triple moisturising in the wash means I'm giving my hands the best care I can plus with the use of hand moisturiser after washing my hands they should hopeful stay in good condition.
I have one of these in my kitchen and also in the bathroom just be careful to avoid contact with stainless steel and naturals stone there is a warning stating this on back of the bottle .But it doesn't say why.
Some Retail stores you can buy Carex moisture plus hand wash are Boots, Superdrug, Lloyds pharmacy and most chemist also stores, Poundland ,Tesco ,Waitrose and Sainsbury
Some online websites you can buy Carex moisture plus hand wash on are www.amazon.co.uk www.chemistdirect.co.uk and wwwboots.com.
At the time of this review the price range was £1.40 to £1.80 depending on where you buy from and at the moment Waitrose as Carex moisturise plus on offer for 2 for ! on their website http://www.waitrose.com
We brought the Samsung HT-E6750W 1330W 3D Blu-ray Theatre System with Wi- Smart Hub to go with our 3D TV which is also a Samsung. We have at it six months now and this has been a really good purchase.
The sound quality is really good you get the effect of being in the cinema when watching a movie when they say immerse yourself in amazing 3D sound it real does.
You can get access to Smart Hub content and services which give you a load of apps like You-Tube Lovefilm even a fitness app with fitness videos. You can also share and enjoy content via built in Wi-Fi. The back two speakers are wireless which means no long wires tracing across the floor.
The four Tall slim speakers are aesthetically pleasing. The system has a 3D Blue-ray player which can play DVD and CD it also has an iPod docking port. It has vacuum tube amps which are visibly on the top of the Blue-ray player. On the back of the Blue Ray Player there are two HDMI-in ports and one HDMI-out port. It
has a passive subwoofer.
We have quite a few gamers in the family and we all really enjoy the immersiveness of the 3D sound mode. Especial in a first person shooter or a RPG. You get a realistic experience in the game. It brings the game to life also the same can be said about movies. When we are watching a movie we get the cinema experience from the sounds such as if there is a helicopter or rain in the movie it sounds has if its coming from above you .
The system setup was easy to assemble all we needed is one screwdriver to assemble the speakers.
The price range was £750 for a home system. We felt it was worth the extra cost for a decent sounding 3D experience.
The Guitar Case Book by Peter Picklow is a long slim paperback which as 48 pages the size of the book is11 X 30cm.
This book was original released in 1978 mine was reprinted in 1983.
The book is designed to fit in to you guitar case.
This is a reference book for looking up chords for guitar playing; I found it did fit nicely into my guitar case front pocket so I could carry it around with me.
This book is arrange in keys some people might prefer it to be arranged in chords in there alphabetical order. I found I was fine with the way it was set out.
The diagrams are very clear and I'm able to look up any unfamiliar chords easily for example I found under the heading of Key of D list there are different D chords D, Dm7, D6 and so on. I also can find the major and minor keys in the book.
At the back of the book is a page with Common chords symbols which are found in most music books.
What I liked was if it did not suit my needo buy this book online at Amazon, Play.com, Waterstone
s at least the price was not expensive.
I found it easy to use because of the clear diagrams
Fits in my guitar bag which is easier than carrying a bulk book about.
I picked mine up for £3.99 pence from Waterstone on the high street.
You can also buy this book online at Amazon, Play.com, Waterstone
The Boss TU80 Chromatic Tuner and Metronome was recommended by a friend of my fathers who has been playing guitar for forty years. So I was willing to give it a try.
I 'm reasonably happy with the Boss Tu80, it works really well as both tuner and metronome.
I use it for an electro acoustic guitar. It is for for 7 string guitars and 6 string basses.
The microphone is very receptive to my guitar as well.
It is quick to use.
The buttons on the Boss TU80 are all orange colour on the left side is the Power button to switch it on. After the Power button is the tuner button to switch it to Tuner mode. When this is switch on the display showed a needle when I turned the tuning key on my guitar and I played the guitar the needle on the Boss TU-80 screen moved to the centre indicating the right string number and note played for that string.
After the Tuner button is the Metronome button to turn it to metronome mode.
Under the display screen is the sound button then the Select button which is for setting the parameter.
Then there are two buttons for the value which is for the value parameter which decrease or increase each time the respective button is pressed I have not used the value or select yet.
It has an Accu-Pitch function which sounds a beeping sound when tuning is complete.
When I press the orange button for the metronome screen it as 7 rhythms 10 beats to choose and also I could choose a Beat indicator.
this indicated the beat setting which I could set from 0 to 9. On the metronome there is a needle which kept time with the tempo I played.
I could connect my guitar to an Input jack to use the tuner if I chose to are just use it separate..also as a Output.
I like the memory function to store my favourite tuner settings.
It is best to tune in a semi quite room so it doesn't pick up any other sounds like someone playing next to you or TV etc.,
The Boss TU-80 Tuner & Metronome is for 7 string guitars and 6 string basses it uses two AA batteries.
At the time of this review the Price ranges is £ 19.00
Available online at Amazon, Play.com and Music shops
This is a light rich moisturising cream ingredients include jojoba Oil and vitamin E which are said to be good for the skin.
It is so soft and creamy it does soften my dry skin. I suffer from dry sensitive skin so have to be carefully on what I use.
I found this cream was quickly absorbed into my dry sensitive skin it left no greasy residue like some cream can. The smell of the cream is non-offense and does not linger like some.
I find if I use highly perfume products I will tend to suffer headaches so this cream suits me fine.
Some of the more expensive cream actually brings me out in blotches this one didn't.
The cream is thick so you only need a small amount to moisturiser the skin.
A tube of Nivea is not too expensive and you do get value for your money.
I find this is a highly effective moisturising cream for everyday use on my face hands and body I use it morning and night. It is also good all year round whatever season warm are cold.
I class this cream has one of my all-time favourite moisturiser.
The moisturiser cream comes in various size tubes or pots: 75ml, 200ml and 300ml
At the time of this review the Price range is from : £2.45 to £6.02 depending on what size you buy.