The keyboard is quite basic in its appearance; it is a glossy black finish with matt black keys. Just over 19inches in length and just under 9inches wide, I would say it’s quite slim too, probably less than 2inches deep (when the feet aren’t being used). It is the standard QWERTY style with a separate number pad which I like, I have a company laptop which does have one of these and I find it really hard to use the numbers at the top of keyboard rather than on the pad.
According to Microsoft, this has a reliable connection of up to 15ft, I have tested that this is true but I have put m keyboard onto another desk before and it worked perfectly.
To the bottom right hand corner of the keyboard there is an indicator light which illuminated green when the batteries are starting to run low. The keyboard requires 2 x AA batteries, I have been using the keyboard for well over a year now and I haven’t had to replace the batteries once which I think is excellent as I am using non-branded batteries which sometimes don’t tend to last as long. Microsoft does claim that because this has a sort of sleep mode, the batteries will last up to 15months.
Another function of this is apparently if you press the Windows button, you can launch the start button if using Windows Vista or newer, I have never had to use this and not sure I would need to at work.
I am quite impressed with the keyboard, it is quite lightweight so should I need to take to another desk or bring home with me, it wouldn't weigh my bag down. Although it is lightweight, it does feel quite durable and sturdy. The feet underneath the keyboard keep it in place and it doesn't move whilst I am typing which is good.
The thing that has most impressed me (and our health and safety officer) is that only one letter has worn away and that is the letter A, previous keyboards I have used have had letter start to come away after just a couple of weeks.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this keyboard and it gets 5 out of 5 stars from me.
There aren't many fizzy drinks that are cherry flavour. Cherryade doesn't really taste of the fruit in my opinion so cherry coke stands out. I think that there are other flavours in there. Coca Cola has always been reluctant to say what exactly are the ingredients in their products. On the ingredients list it just says natural flavourings. This may or may not include any part of the cherry! I always think that thee is a slightly almondy flavour to the drink or something vaguely herbal. It is not a million miles away from Dr Pepper in taste actually.
The packaging says best enjoyed chilled. That is truly. Icy coldness seems to enhance the flavour. I have also frozen this drink into an ice lolly just as I have done with standard Coca Cola. I think that the cherry version is more refreshing eaten that way than the standard coke version.
As you would expect this is not a health drink. There is a huge amount of sugar in it. I have a can in front of me. This is a 330ml quantity product. It contains 41 per cent of the daily recommended amount of sugar in that one can. The drink is not especially sweet on the tastebuds. I knew that the drink would be sugary but I must admit that I was quite shocked that nearly half of the maximum sugar could be in one can. The bottles are bigger so would be even worse if drank all down. On the plus side it is fat free and has no salt in.
I recommend this drink for being an interesting flavour.
Health and Fitness is a monthly magazine costing £3.80 per issue. I buy it from WH Smiths. It is a magazine that I don't buy every month. Instead I look to see what articles there are that month. I am interested in fitness in general but especially in running. With all Health and Fitness magazines subject area I would find I get a bit of information overload.
There is a double page contents in the front if the magazine. They do make it easy to find the articles featured on the front cover. There is a photo of the cover there with big numbers telling you which page to turn to.
The articles inside are about health and fitness in quite a wide interpretation. There is a beauty page for instance. This tends to feature buying suggestions that are in the mid to high end of the price spectrum. There are sime articles on mental health not just physical health although the physical is uppermost. There is always lots if exercise instructions. The models demonstrating these are all perfectly slim, and apparently managing to do their workouts with perfect hair and a full face of make up. This could be a bit off putting. Nevertheless the magazine is good at showing how to do the exercises.
I like to try the recipes in the magazines. These cone with a nutritional breakdown as you would expect in a Health and Fitness magazine.
My criticism of the magazine would be that it sometimes has features that make the reader think fitness and a perfect body are a quick thing to achieve. Do this one exercise for a few minutes and have perfect arms sort if thing. I do recommend the magazine for those who have some background knowledge and a bit of scepticism.
I love using face masks and try to set aside a little bit of time at least a couple of times a week to use a mask.
I occasionally buy an expensive mask if it is really good but I much prefer buying individual sachets of masks because there are just so many to choose from I like to be able to try different brands and types.
I bought this one from Superdrug and it was only 99p for a sachet. The thing that immediately attracted me to it was the fact that it was a white chocolate mousse mask and usually these types of masks happen to be fruit based. I just thought it was unusual and wanted to try it.
I have bought the Superdrug sachets of masks before and whilst they aren’t quite as good as the Montagne masks I quite like them especially as they cost less than a pound and are often on promotion too.
This one was a little bit of a disappointment though mainly because it didn’t really smell of white chocolate and that’s what I assume most people will be expecting when buying this mask. I thought it had a faint sour smell to it actually and it wasn’t the best smelling mask that I have ever used and not the most relaxing smell.
You have to apply the mask to your face and then leave it for 10 minutes to get to work. The consistency of the mask was nice as it was thick enough to spread and not so runny that I had problems with it spilling off my fingers.
This is supposed to be a moisturising mask with cocoa butter, shea butter and almond oil so I was expecting to it intensely hydrate my skin which had been suffering from a little bit of dryness when I used it.
Usually when I wear a mask I like to try and take that time to relax but with this is made my skin itch a bit so relaxing wasn’t really possible as I kept thinking about the itch. It was only a mild itch but still it is hard to relax when all you want to do it scratch.
When I washed this off it came off my skin ok but I did notice it left my skin looking a little bit pink. I expected my skin to be really soft and moisturised but it was hard to tell if there was any difference in my skin at all. There were still dry patches and it didn’t feel any softer than normal.
I have followed the X Factor for years now and on reflection I feel it was not time well spent. Why? Quite simply, the time-wasting and padding-out with crowd scenes and nauseating ego-shots of the judges. If it entirely comprised of auditions then I would rate it highly, as for me that is the exciting draw card, not seeing umpteen shots of Cowell getting in and out of his stretch limo.
Having said that, I do still follow the X Factor, but not live! Determined not to waste any more of my precious life on waffle than is necessary, I record the hour-long show now, and fast forward through the overly-long arrival of the judges, every bit of preening by judges in between auditions, and longer-than necessary introductions to the singers – and guess what – it takes me 15-20 minutes. Take note advertisers who spend millions advertising during this show: it doesn’t get seen by me, and many others I’m sure.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the essential premise of the rags-to-riches competition and delight in being able to witness the life-changing moment when a new star is born. I especially love the unintentional comic turns, those who parade their dogged delusions for all to see and are hilarious to watch. However, seeing those who are talented, but not talented enough against the competition, are perhaps the most painful to see, especially those who see their last chance of reaching stardom fade away.
Personally, I love the recent additions to the judges, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora. They seem a friendly, down-to-earth bunch with genuine interest in the hopefuls they are judging. Their aim is not to overshadow those in front of them. Even Simon Cowel seems to have softened a lot recently: could it be the birth of his son that has brought this on?
The Tangle Teezer hair brush is available for GBP 10.99.
The hair brush is described as follows. "Whether you wear long hair, short hair, have highlights, hair extensions, an afro or a weave, the Tangle Teezer will detangle and smooth your hair into superb condition. The Tangle Teezer dramatically reduces hair breakage, splitting and damage, resulting in beautifully shiny hair. After brushing, your hair will feel silky to the touch and stunning to look at. The Tangle Teezer is a must-have for Mums! It’s loved by children as it helps them get rid of their painful tangles quickly and effortlessly!"
Bristles not rigid at this brush, but very flexible and have two different lengths. The bristles are smooth and no no seams. They are slightly thinner from the bottom upwards. The bristles are arranged offset. Since this brush is made of plastic, they can be easily and easily cleaned. The hair can be subtracted from the bristles and then wash the brush under running water, if necessary, you can give a little shampoo on the brush and wash. I'm really happy with my hairbrush. This brush has really reduced the tweet when combing with me. I also need less time for combing. It is, by its form, very good in the hand. The hair can also be very good wet combing with this brush. The bristles are flexible and thus, I think, they do not damage the hair surface and are not scratchy or something on the scalp. The price I found at the beginning expensive because of this brush is plastic brush, but I still find it very good, the price is fair. I can issue a buy recommendation and awarded 5 stars.
The Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner is available for GBP 15.95.
The conditioner is described as follows. "Instantly detangles, softens, smoothes and renews worn-out locks. Natural tea tree oil, peppermint and lavender invigorate the scalp and leave hair smelling great. Helps prevent moisture loss. Apply a small amount to clean, damp hair. Massage. Rinse completely."
I had been looking forward totally this conditioner, is indeed real enough to the conditioner time enough to test but already after the first application I had actually already decided that this product absolutely does not come close in on the Lavender Mint Conditioner. The product has a very getting used to smell the scent of tea tree stands very penetrant out and that has I did not like that before. The conditioner can indeed beautifully incorporated into the hair and rinse well again, however, one notices immediately afterwards comb the hair that the product not only has a stubborn odor but also by far not as nurturing. My hair can be prepared by using the Lavender Mint Conditioners combing much easier and also feel after smoothing, and I smooth my hair almost always, much softer. Glad I was about the fact that the tea tree oil - has not kept smell too long in my hair. What can I say? I am somewhat disappointed and not so happy with this product, it is not rotten but not totally great, if need be, but I would use it for the very high price but I expect then actually a bit more.
The Aquafresh Complete Care Whitening Toothpaste is available for GBP 1.50.
The toothpaste is described as follows. "Aquafresh® Complete Care toothpaste with a gentle whitening action - all-round protection for your whole family in a fresh minty flavour they'll enjoy. With Sugar Acid Protection provided by fluoride - creating a shield that protects the tooth surface against sugar acid attack. Aquafresh and the iconic Nurdle device are trade marks of the GSK group of companies."
The ingredients are Aqua, Hydrated Silica, Sorbitol, Glycerin, PEG-6, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Xanthan Gum, Aroma, Titanium Dioxide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Fluoride, Zinc Chloride, Limonene, CI 73360, CI 74160, CI 74260.
After two weeks of use I can say that I like to brush my teeth with it. It is especially the fresh feeling in the mouth, which triggers this toothpaste. It smells and tastes very fresh immediately and I like that. A very pleasant minty feeling early in the morning and in the evening. This feeling has disappeared even after a short time but keeps quite a long time. The promise that the teeth get a shine and I can only affirm are superficially smooth. However, the microbeads I can not feel when you brush, yet they are received, it shows only if you go with your tongue directly above the paste before taking action with the brushing. Yes, they are white, I can not really find, unfortunately, perhaps the whitening effect is visible if you us the toothpaste more than two weeks, but I doubt, so far I do not know any paste that would have really made it. At least not with me, but enough for me the fresh feeling and the smooth surface of the teeth.
The John Frieda Full Repair Strengthening Shampoo is available for GBP 6.00.
The shampoo is described as follows. "Reverses the look & feel of damage with every use. Strengthening formula, with Inca Inchi Oil rich in omega-3, reverses the look and feel of damaged hair as it restores strength for full, bouncy styles without weighing the hair down. Protects brittle strands, reducing the risk of breakage and split ends."
The ingredients are Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Parfum, Cocamide Mea, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, DMDM Hydantoin, Benzyl Alcohol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Dicetyldinomium Chloride, Methylparaben, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Malic Acid, Propylparaben, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Glycine, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, PPG-9, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Citronellol.
The shampoo spreads easily in her hair. Foaming is very good, the foam has fine pores and durable. It has a pleasant feeling while washing your hair. The shampoo cleans thoroughly. Unique foaming is sufficient to get the hair properly clean even when not daily shampooing. Washing can be the shampoo easy. In order to determine the effect of the shampoo, I have deliberately avoided the conditioner. I was able to notice that the combing of wet hair is quite good. Basically, I have more with the combing after shampooing or fewer problems, unless I also use a rinse or a conditioner. It was with this shampoo different. While it does not quite reach the effect of flushing. But the comb is clearly better than in many other shampoos, and I am very satisfied. The styling result is very good in this shampoo. In addition, the hair gets a significant and lasting fullness, even better than in various specific volume products that I've tried. After drying, the hair still feels soft and smooth. The pleasant hair feeling is undoubtedly a sign of the repair action. The effect of the shampoo on the hair structure I judge as well. It is better than some other shampoo, my impression but by no means second to none. The shampoo has a not very strong, fruity-floral scent that I find enjoyable. After drying the hair, he is to perceive only a tiny bit, and I am glad. Although the smell is pleasant during washing, I would like to take him no longer and more intense after drying. The coverage is good in my eyes, the usual amount is sufficient for shampooing. The effect of this shampoo, I am satisfied. Plus points are especially good combing of wet hair as well as the good volume of hair. Given that you can certainly do without the conditioner, I see also the price than okay. Therefore, I decide not just a recommendation, but also to 5 stars.
This is the second computer I've had built by PC Specialist. I am very pleased with the first, a high-spec desktop, so had no hesitation in ordering a hi-spec laptop some months later. Great performance at a good price. The laptop took a bit longer to deliver than I expected but I'd factored that in.
I was the person who requested that this particular site be added to the dooyoo database several years ago but it took a very long time for me to get around to reviewing it.
At the time I was selling and swapping a lot of books online and I wanted to reduce my postage costs by using sturdy, strong plastic mailing bags instead of Jiffy-type posting envelopes. The price of posting books is highly dependent on how thick they are and the extra few milimeters from a Jiffy bag can easily push a book into the higher price bands.
I found this website and bought several orders of sugar-pink mailing bags. I wanted to have a colour that would stand out from the background mail and put a smile on the faces of people taking my books. I also bought some larger bags for posting out clothes and other larger items when selling on eBay.
I've very much reduced my activities with regards to online selling and I still have quite a lot of these bags. My only advice is to buy the heavier duty bags since I had one delivery of thinner bags which I had to return because I wasn't happy that I could read the book covers through the pink plastic bags.
The bags have good sticky seals and come in a wide variety of colours. I enjoy posting stuff out when I'm sending parcels in such jolly, brightly coloured bags. It's a good few years since I used this site but I recommend it highly. Spending 10 to 15 pence on mailing bags may seem extreme but if they can keep your parcel in the Large Letter category instead of the Parcel category, they more than pay for themselves.
I hadn't had a Topic bar in as long as I could remember when I saw one in a newsagent recently. In fact I had to read the packet again to remember exactly what a Topic bar actually is. It is soft nougat with caramel (which the makers say will be a smooth caramel) and hazelnuts covered in milk chocolate.
The chocolate only has a minimum cocoa solids content of 14 per cent which is really low but this low count is not reflected in my opinion in the taste of the bar. The chocolate actually tastes nice. The caramel is as smooth as promised. The combined taste of the chocolate and it together reminded me of the taste of the chocolate and caramel on a Mars bar which is interesting as Topic is made by the Mars confectionery company. The caramel is supposed to be about 27 per cent of the bar but it didn't feel like there was as much as that to me. I would definitely like there to be more caramel in the bar. The nougat is soft as described on the packaging. I'm not keen on some of the really chewy almost solid nougat you can sometimes buy so I like the fact that Topic has a softer version. Some people are probably going to be hoping for chewier bar than it is. It is medium chewy I would say.
The bar is suitable for vegetarians which isn't a given for nougat generally. Allergen warnings on the pack warn of the possible presence of peanuts. Therevis also soya, milk, barley and eggs. I recommend it and will buy again.
’ve been a member of the Achica.com site since May 2012 and I’ve had a total of 16 orders from them. I’ve ordered 59 things during that time and spent just under £900 so I think I have a pretty good level of interaction with the site on which to base this review. About a third of my orders have been prompted by special ‘voucher’ deals - generous additional discounts that tempt me to push the buttons and buy, sometimes more than I want to. Since postage costs tend to be quite high - and are only free if you spend over £100, I tend to buy several things at a time to spread the delivery costs.
Once you’ve signed up, you can opt to get a daily or a weekly mail about the promotions and the new listings. Promotions start daily at 6.30 in the morning and typically run for a few days, seldom more than 5. In addition to the daily new listings, you’ll get mails about special promotions which tend to be good additional discounts or announcements of ‘outlet’ sales which are their more heavily discounted items.
You could spend hours every day on this site but please don’t. Get out and get a life and don’t spend all your money. That said, it’s well worth a look once or twice a week in the categories of most interest.
Once something is in your basket you have a limited amount of time to go and look for other things before it will expire. Normally I want to get a few items to spread the shipping costs but I have to watch the clock on the shopping cart so that I don’t lose anything. It adds a bit of a sense of anxiety and excitement to the process.
I had some plastic cloches for the garden which arrived damaged. I called the site and they sent replacements within a few days and told me to keep the old ones which I managed to bash back into shape.
The only thing I’ve not been happy with was an order for two pairs of earrings which arrived and were a lot tinier than I expected them to be. There was no sizing information on their jewellery and they have a ridiculous ‘no exchange’ on earrings. I’m more than happy with everything I’ve had and delighted with many of the items.
Achica orders can take a very long time to arrive. When you buy they tell you when the orders are expected to arrive and it can be more than a month or just a few days.
The postage is typically around £7.99 per order which is not SO bad if you consider that it will cover your goods regardless of how many parcels they send you.
This review is based on the Prezzo in St. David's Shopping Centre, Cardiff.
Me and a friend were looking for somewhere to eat in Cardiff, and she suggested Prezzo (actually she suggested 'that Italian place in St David's' - which didn't really narrow it down, but luckily she remembered *where* in St. David's.) I had actually never even heard of it before, so had zero expectations.
I have to say, I was impressed. The choice was excellent (including the amount of choice for vegetarians,) the staff were friendly (although we *did* have to remind them that we needed the bill, not the worst transgression as they go,) and the atmosphere nice, smart, and just a touch posh, without being too off-putting. The prices were (depending on what you ordered,) between about eight pounds, and about twelve pounds, per course - and the meals were a decent size.
The food (I ordered a wild mushroom risotto in case anyone cares,) was good - maybe a touch heavy on the pepper, but that's a personal thing. The coke came in a *glass* bottle (I know, posh or what?) and the waiter poured it into a glass for me. I'm honestly not used to that level of service. I'm used to the Pizza Hut lunchtime buffet where you go and actually get the drink out of the soda machine yourself.
An excellent and enjoyable meal, with great service, a posh but not snooty atmosphere, and affordable prices. What more can you really ask for?
I have something of a magazine addiction. It is a costly habit but luckily I discovered this magazine for the first time in my local library not a newsagent so it didn't cost me a thing to try. The latest issue I have is July 2015. The on cover price was £3.20 but subscribing could cut that.
Good Homes is interesting to me because I am hoping to do some redecorating in the New year upstairs. I haven't done it for a while and I am a bit lost for ideas as to colour schemes etc. The magazine was an enjoyable read. There are lots of pictures. In each issue there are a range if different looks featured and plenty of details as to where to get the items that go together to make that look. They feature ideas for all rooms of the house as well as outside areas such as the patio and garden. Funnily enough I found myself wanting to redo the living room instead of getting ideas for upstairs but I an looking out for later issues for more ideas as to the bedrooms. I liked the fact that unlike some interior magazines Good Homes does not presume we all have a hundred pounds to spend on a cushion or a roll of wallpaper. Yes some luxury products are featured but also some good buys from the likes of Tesco, Matalan, Cath Kidson, Sainsburys etc. This seems then more like a magazine that makes you feel like you can do some updating of your home not just dream about doing it when you win the lottery.
My one criticism is they can give some silly advice. I don't know anyone who wants to style their magazines just so under the coffee table. Similarly the cushion you have to leave propped up against another cushion n the sofa at one particular angle to look in trend means no one can actually sit on the sofa or make any sudden movements because its pretty precarious.
That said I think the magazine is inspirational and good quality and I do recommend it.
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Genre: Politics / Society / Philosophy / Author: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner / Edition: 1 / Paperback / 336 Pages / Book is published 2007-06-18 by Penguin
Author: Gill Lewis / Format: Paperback / Date of publication: 05 January 2012 / Genre: Education & Study Guides / Subcategory: Home Learning & Study Guides / Category: UK Curricula & Examinations / Category: National Curriculum / Category: Adventure Stories / Publisher: Oxford University Press / Title: Sky Hawk / ISBN 13: 9780192756244 / ISBN 10: 0192756244 / Alternative EAN: 9780192756237
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