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      30.07.2016 18:48

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      Helpful, friendly, easy and learnt alot!

      My sister did the same course (course particulaire) for two weeks 2 years ago. She absolutely loved it. So this summer I did the same thing, I did the course in order to help with my french so that I was more prepared for my IB French exam. The group classes were very fun and helpful. I learnt a lot, especially things which my teacher had brushed upon in normal school, which I now fully understand. In my private lessons I focused on more specific stuff for IB, they were very helpful classes and the exposure to having to speak one-one with a french person will really help in my oral exam. I was first put into a class which was too easy for me, but after the first day it was easily changed. In class we not only learnt new things, but beacuse of the large variety between race and age of the other students, very interesting discussions and debates were held. I really enjoyed my time in the school. I stayed with a french family while I was there which was also very nice, although the mum did smoke which I wasnt too happy about, everything else was fine. The hosts are very relaxed and you can basically do what you like. The food was good and I was very close to the school. This was all done through the school and was very easy to do. The school also arranged activities to do, I would reccomend going on the tour of the city first, that was very useful.

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      30.07.2016 18:23

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      Photo experience soured the rest of graduation

      Purchased the standard package for a graduand portrait. The photographer was rude and snappy, barking several instructions at me ("Stand there! Hold this! Look here! Tilt your head!") - clearly she didn't want to be there. I tried feigning a smile, but frankly her attitude made this rather difficult. I am not photogenic, so naturally my expression was pained and awkward - not something you want hanging up on your parents' wall for years to come! A photographer would work with the subject to produce a satisfying result; and indeed the other photographers present told jokes and offered tips to the subjects in order to coax out a laugh or a smile. My 'photographer' made no effort at all - she stood there, took three exposures in quick succession, and then barked a final order to go over to her assistant and pick the shot that I wanted, after which she roped in the next person.

      As you would expect, all three exposures were somewhat similar. The assistant helpfully offered her suggestion as to the least bad of the three. It seems the possibility of re-taking the photo was not an option. The photographer was interested only in churning through everyone as quickly as possible so that she could go home.

      Long story short, I was rather crestfallen from the lack of professionalism exhibited by the photographer, and it cast a bit of a shadow over the rest of the ceremony. Given the same lighting setup, anyone familiar with a camera could have achieved a similar, or better result. That is not what I paid for.

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    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      30.07.2016 14:25
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      I would recommend PC Specialist

      Ordered a new PC to the spec I wanted, good price and the level of service was very good.

      The build quality was excellent and the packaging it was sent in was very good, the courier would have to have been ham handed to have done any damage.

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      30.07.2016 13:00

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      What a horrible bloke

      There is no doubt Ozzy Osborne is the Paul Gascoigne of rock music. He looks like him, he acts like him and drinks like him. But is it worth reading a book about him? The answer is probably no as he is exactly the character you see on TV and on stage, according to this book, a wild drug abusing, womanizing cliché rock star. The then revolutionary MTV series The Osborne’s tried to paint him as this avuncular recovering alcoholic dependent on his wife Sharon and so the likeable rogue, when in reality he was still pouring pills and booze down his throat and cheating on his wife. I was hoping this book would add a new dimension and intelligence to Ozzy but he really is the headcase you see on TV and on stage.

      I am a big rock fan but never really got into clanky and loud classic rock from the 1970s and early 80s. Black Sabbath, although technically and musically ahead of their time and practically invented Heavy Metal, are not my thing and far too dark and demonic to get me up. I like my rock music to be uplifting and Sabbath were never thus. They were pub band power rock for factory workers and young working-class kids to go wild to at the weekends after 5 days of hard tedious labor in those factories to let their flowing locks down to. The lads in the band came from those very same slum streets in Birmingham and so an immediate affinity with their fans. Their music was the clank of the presses and the grind of the production line.

      The early days for Ozzy were grim, bullied at school because of his dyslexia and ADD and destined to always be factory fodder. He was a car horn tuner at the Lucas cars factory, a slaughterhouse worker and toiled at a steel factory, where he would sniff the degreasing machine to get high all day to kill the boredom, eventually passing out and falling in it. Blood and guts and drugs would shape his music career. He would steal animal parts from the slaughterhouse and play all sorts of pranks on people, like putting bull’s eyeballs in their pints. He even did a short spell in prison for house burglary.

      It was a random advert in the classifieds that saw him join a band, Geezer Butler coming to his door to answer that ad. Ozzy was a singer with a PA system and Geezer songwriter and guitarist who wanted a singer. They then hooked up with Tony Iomi on lead guitar and Bill Wood on bass. Tony had suffered an industrial accident in those factories, two of his fingers crushed by a metal press. Until this day he carries around a file and leather pouch full of thimble like finger extensions that enable him to play the guitar, hence his impressive distinct sound.

      They eventually signed in 1972 with a guy called Jim Simpson to cut their first record after building a big following in the Midlands. But money was tight and the band regularly splitting up in the early days, even robbing groupies to afford just to be able to eat. But success crept up on them and their first album was big, Paranoid an eponymous rock album. With success came interest from the notorious music promoter Don Arden, father of Sharon Arden, one day the next Mrs Osborne. Ozzy had married before Sharon during the bands rise to fame and had two kids by her before the rock and roll lifestyle split them up.

      With that success Ozzy and his first wife moved to the sticks and Ozzy hitting the drugs and booze. He got so drunk he owned a donkey and they would watch Match of the Day together in the sitting room. But in 1979 Ozzy was fired from the band for his unpredictable antics and so entered the stadium rock 80s alone as an inferior solo artist. Its here in the book where he hooked up with Sharon and his career really exploded in the US. Its interesting to note that Ozzy Osborne holds the record for the longest gap between a debut record and being number one, the single ‘Changes’, some 33-years after Paranoid.


      The book recites anecdotes and stories, some we know, like Ozzy pissing on the Alamo on a US tour and biting off live bats heads IN Cincinnati. Ozzy thought the bat was a plastic toy when it was hurled on stage as Sabbath fans would often fling lots of stuff at the band, including offal. So Ozzy bit into it and to his horror found it was real, resulting in twenty injections for possible rabies infection. The book also recalls the bizarre accident where alight plane crashed into Ozzy’s tour bus on a solo tour and killing his guitarist and tour manager. By then the band had a big goth following and statists would hang around their hotel and dressing rooms, some thinking the whole show was real and Sabbath were Satanist. The band certainly cultivated that image and even invented a machine to fire butchers off-cuts offal into the crowd during certain songs.

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      The only evil spirits interested in me are whisky, vodka and gin’.

      (Ozzy Osborne)

      But it’s that boozing that dominates the book. Sharon once put Ozzy on a luggage trolley when they got off Concorde and cellotape his passport to his head at the airport when he arrived in customs at Heathrow. He was playing Live Aid at 10am between The Four Tops and Billy Ocean.
      There would be faux suicide attempts to get attention and he would often wet himself in public. One time he was caught short when viewing a house owned by Roger Whittaker in Bel Air and had a long shit on the toilet. But there was no bog roll so he used the curtains in the bathroom. This was a pretty vulgar guy. There were AIDS, cancer and Parkinson’s scares too, ironically his wife the one who got the cancer. Ozzy nearly died when he flipped his quad bike on his vast English estate. His bike fell in an old German bomb crater. The pair were as bad as each other though when it came to living dangerously so marriage inevitable, driving an even bigger split between Sharon and her father, who had long since conceded Ozzy Osborne’s solo career to Sharon’s management team. Sharon was a big a show off as Ozzy, of course and loved the limelight; some would say Using Ozzy to get it. But they are very much in love by all accounts.

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      ‘Sharon would be the next f**ing test card if she had her way’
      (Ozzy Osbourne)

      On the whole the book is a let down and one to speed read in places. It’s all about booze and drugs and not much about the music and the people he hug out with, why I bought it. There are some laughs to be had and new anecdotes but very much 3/5 territory. Obviously the writer doesn’t have the access to Ozzy I had hoped and this is a biography and perhaps better to read Oozy’s actual autobiography but I do prefer a subjective read by a third party to get more of the truth and the man. This wont appeal to Sabbath fans much and not for mainstream readers of biogs as the guy is so vulgar and unpleasant. To be honest all these rock biographies are all the same and the incumbents the people you think they are. That doesn’t impress me in the last.

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    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      30.07.2016 09:01
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      Would recommend and will use again.

      Ordered a new PC from PC Specialist and it's great! You can pick your exact specs depending on your usage and the price is really competitive. There's also a great friendly community to discuss your spec or any issues and they certainly helped me out worth some suggestions. After ordering only issue was build status wasnt updated on the website but after contacting support it was all updated and the PC was with me in just a couple of days!

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      30.07.2016 08:19
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      • "Boiler Water Tank Capacity:1 litre"
      • "Steam Pressure:4.5 bar"
      • "Sole Plate Type:Durillium"
      • "Continuous Steam Output:90 g/min"

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      Really good iron

      I have had a number of Philips perfect care steam generator irons and have also had the luxury of trying the Tefal GV8960 alongside previous Tefal models. This is the Pro version and reasonably compact for a steam generator which is good news for home users with space at a premium.

      Use is slightly more involved than the Philips ones but it gives you more control over heat with delicate/normal/jeans modes. Or low/medium/high. And there's also the auto optimal temp that balances the steam and heat to give the best combination depending on the task at hand.

      The build quality of the Tefal is really very good and it is finished in a really pleasant blue and white combination.

      The iron is extremely easy to use with three straight forward settings; Normal, Delicate and Jeans, offering a simple and effective range of temperatures that are needed to remove creases from all types of fabric. The iron itself is light and there’s no more achy hands from having to press down too hard to remove creases either. It also features a precision shaped tip for manoeuvring the iron around awkward parts of clothing such as buttons.

      There is a vertical steam function which allows you to use the iron like a steamer and remove creases from hanging garments or curtains with ease. The Glide Protect Autoclean soleplate cleans itself, and after a month of use, I have not seen so much as a mark on any clothes that I have ironed (unlike my conventional iron).

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      30.07.2016 07:39
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      • "very good taste and rapid absorbtion"
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      Better than tablets

      Being told I had a Vitamin D suffiency , I was asked to take at least 1000 iu daily, ideally 5000 iu. Well, the tablets I took caused me unbearable stomache burning . I then reduced to the tolerable dosis of 200 iu which, to be frank, was better than nothing, but did not have the desired effect. Then I found the spray !
      Now, one spray is an impressive 1000 iu, under the tongue, straight absorbed into the blood. No more stomache discomfort,Genius. I have got one spray at home and one in my handbag and manage to get at least 5 sprays if not more a day.

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      30.07.2016 07:13
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      • "Good Price to Quality Ratio"
      • "Easy to Use"
      • "Durable Design"
      • "Operates Effectively"

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      • "The Cable is a Bit Short"

      Great value product, cuts grass and collects it.

      After a short amount of research I plumped for the Flymo Chevron 34 VC, because it seemed the best compromise on price vs functionality from the wide range of reviews out there.
      My old Flymo Compact Vision 330 had failed and with the repair cost of around £30 ( drive frame snapped ), it seemed to make more sense to put this towards a new machine.
      OK, onto the machine, which arrived a day early, make sure you check your order status, mine was out for delivery a day earlier than I had expected!
      The assembly instructions are not the best, but with reference to the pictures on the box, it really is a 10 minute experience, with the collection box and lid taking longer to line up and snap together than anything else!
      Used once so far, really good cut, collection worked well, cable a bit too short, but of course an extension lead fix' s that.
      I expect to have a shorter lawn this year, as the old hover mower never cut short well and needed the blade removing and extra spacers putting in to raise / lower the cut, this new one with a 5 stage height adjustment on the rear wheels is just ridiculously easy to adjust for each cut and on my first experience it collected 2 box fills with no effort at all.

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    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      30.07.2016 02:44
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      Great product, prompt service.

      Recently ordered a new customised Proteus laptop from PCspecialist. Really pleased with the machine runs well and looks great. Only negative is thetouchpad buttons are quite firm one side which can be a minor annoyance when not using a mouse.

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      29.07.2016 11:28
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      • "Well packaged"
      • "Good quality control"
      • "Very fast laptop"
      • "Very good communication at all stages"
      • "Fast delivery"
      • "Nice Looking"
      • "Very robust"

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      • "Needs some tweeking to run with Ubuntu 16.04"

      Overall an excellent product from a very well organised company.

      The process of ordering the laptop from pcspecialist is very slick and it is easy to customise the hardware in the laptop. As the laptop is specially built this obviously takes longer than just shipping an off the shelf laptop. The company were excellent at keeping in touch at very step of the way with email and text messages stating the process of building and testing the laptop. It also helps that the company uses a very good courier to ship their products which added to an excellent service with the laptop being delivered in the hour specified by the courier.

      The laptop proved to be very robust and well built and just as importantly extremely fast. The only problem I have had with it was with installing Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I had ordered the laptop with no operating system and I had assumed that as I had specified that it would run linux that there would be no problems with the hardware. In the event the only problem I has was with the trackpad which initially did not work on install and I had to plug in USB mouse. I managed to get the trackpad working by altering the boot parameters on for anyone else with the same problem here is the fix I used:

      Edit /etc/default/grub line 11 to look like this:
      GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.nomux=1 i8042.reset"
      Then run update-grub

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      29.07.2016 10:51
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      purchase there products, really reliable company and such a great service

      I recommend to but a product from PC Specialist. They can be really reliable when building your PC as they tell you how far it is from production and if your not that confident in building your PC or Laptop yourself there will build it for you which I found to be really helpful.

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      29.07.2016 10:47
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      • "Well packaged"
      • "Good quality control"
      • "Very fast laptop"
      • "Very good communication at all stages"
      • "Fast delivery"
      • "Nice Looking"
      • "Very robust"

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      • "Needs some tweeking to run with Ubuntu 16.04"

      Overall an excellent product from a very well organised company.

      The process of ordering the laptop from pcspecialist is very slick and it is easy to customise the hardware in the laptop. As the laptop is specially built this obviously takes longer than just shipping an off the shelf laptop. The company were excellent at keeping in touch at very step of the way with email and text messages stating the process of building and testing the laptop. It also helps that the company uses a very good courier to ship their products which added to an excellent service with the laptop being delivered in the hour specified by the courier.

      The laptop proved to be very robust and well built and just as importantly extremely fast. The only problem I have had with it was with installing Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I had ordered the laptop with no operating system and I had assumed that as I had specified that it would run linux that there would be no problems with the hardware. In the event the only problem I has was with the trackpad which initially did not work on install and I had to plug in USB mouse. I managed to get the trackpad working by altering the boot parameters on for anyone else with the same problem here is the fix I used:

      Edit /etc/default/grub line 11 to look like this:
      GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.nomux=1 i8042.reset"
      Then run update-grub

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      29.07.2016 10:39
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      Purchase there products

      Recommend to purchase a desktop from PC Specialist. They are really reliable in building your PC if your not confident in building it yourself as I was.

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      29.07.2016 09:41
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      • "Pre production took longer than expected however after that it was very fast"

      Really good service, would use again and would recommend to anyone.

      I was looking to get a new computer in order to play games on. I was looking on amazon for gaming computers and I was looking at the reviews of them and people were saying how I should "build it myself." So I decided that I was going to do that.

      However I had no idea what I needed and if everything I planned to get would fit together or not. So I came across pc specialist.

      Website is very easy to use. Just pick each part from the drop down menu and the price adds up at the side. It also tells you if everything will be compatible or not. For example, i originally put the SSD as the secondary drive instead of the primary, and it told me that it would be best to do it the other way round.

      So when I'd saved up enough, I ordered the PC. Waiting process if good, you can check where your order is at next to your order number in the orders tab, and there is a flow chart underneath telling you how long each stage is supposed to take. Mine took longer than it should've in the pre production stage. However after that it was very quick, and arrived a day after dispatch.

      So I opened up the box and they had given me all the drivers and manuals i needed with all the parts I had which was good. And then I got the pc out, opened it up, took out the foam to stop it getting damaged, and had a look at everything in there. Everything was fitted securely, and everything I'd ordered was in there.

      So I turned the computer on, and they use a trial of windows 10 to run tests to make sure that everything is aorking properly before they send it out. I originally was going to use windows 7, however I couldnt find how to downgrade. So I entered a code for windows 10 (get microsoft software free with college) and downloaded all the programs I needed. Every game I play runs perfectly, Overwatch gets 60-70 fps on best settings!

      Overall very pleased with PCSpecialist and the PC. Would recommend to anyone.

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      29.07.2016 09:32
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      • "Really good service overall"
      • "Everything working as it should"
      • "Really good build Quality"

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      • "Took a while to get past pre production however it was very quick after that"

      Excellent service, would use again and I'd recommend to anyone.

      I was looking to get a new computer in order to play games on. I was looking on amazon for gaming computers and I was looking at the reviews of them and people were saying how I should "build it myself." So I decided that I was going to do that.

      However I had no idea what I needed and if everything I planned to get would fit together or not. So I came across pc specialist.

      Website is very easy to use. Just pick each part from the drop down menu and the price adds up at the side. It also tells you if everything will be compatible or not. For example, i originally put the SSD as the secondary drive instead of the primary, and it told me that it would be best to do it the other way round.

      So when I'd saved up enough, I ordered the PC. Waiting process if good, you can check where your order is at next to your order number in the orders tab, and there is a flow chart underneath telling you how long each stage is supposed to take. Mine took longer than it should've in the pre production stage. However after that it was very quick, and arrived a day after dispatch.

      So I opened up the box and they had given me all the drivers and manuals i needed with all the parts I had which was good. And then I got the pc out, opened it up, took out the foam to stop it getting damaged, and had a look at everything in there. Everything was fitted securely, and everything I'd ordered was in there.

      So I turned the computer on, and they use a trial of windows 10 to run tests to make sure that everything is aorking properly before they send it out. I originally was going to use windows 7, however I couldnt find how to downgrade. So I entered a code for windows 10 (get microsoft software free with college) and downloaded all the programs I needed. Every game I play runs perfectly, Overwatch gets 60-70 fps on best settings!

      Overall very pleased with PCSpecialist and the PC. Would recommend to anyone.

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