My son loves his Nike Zoom Rival Cross Country Spikes, so much so we have just purchased another pair for this cross country season. They are strong and durable and an incredibly comfortable fit. The way these spikes are designed they give him the maximum traction he needs on some dire terrain. Some of his races can be undulating so the it is important he has a study cross country spike that is right for him and the Nike Zoom Rival is that spike. Each shoe has four spikes which he replaces on a regular basis. The shoes come with a spike bag spare spikes and a turner.
I was recently given this watch by a family member who bought it when they were on holiday in the airport. They paid £80 but I've since seen the watch online for an average price of £69.99 so you may want to shop around before making a purchase.
The watch is fairly large and heavy. I have small wrists and arms so it looks fairly big and noticeable on my arm. The watch face is large and easy to see. In terms of who this will suit it really depends on what kind of look you are after. I personally feel it may suit women with broader arms and thicker wrists.
The watch is rose gold plated and generally looks like a pale, shimmery pink against my skin. It's a pretty colour and one that's very feminine. The strap is reasonably comfortable to wear although I sometimes find that the watch face will slip to one side since it's quite heavy.
The watch face is surrounded by rectangular shaped crystals which look very bright, with a mirrored effect. They are very alluring and sparkling. Round crystal dots also mark the 3,6,9 and 12 positions on the clock face. The background of the watch face features a pattern of shaded flowers, with a central streak of darker peachy pink under a smattering of white petals. The watch has a thin and fragile pink second hand and two thicker hour and minute hands.
The watch comes with a two year guarantee and also comes in a small back box with a cushioned display. I would recommend keeping this in the box when not wearing it since this feels like a watch that should be taken good care of.
I'm pleased to have received this as a gift since it's a very pretty watch and one that is suitable for many occasions. I personally feel the watch looks better when worn for more special occasions since it gleams so much and looks quite expensive!
The watch is available at many retailers including Argos and Amazon.
I love my kitchen aid blender, mine is a vibrant red colour which looks great. The blender itself is so sturdy and strong and is used every day in our home. It really is a very professional blender in looks and in performance. I make smoothies daily with it daily. It is great for blending soup and my homemade pasta sauces. There is no way I could live without my kitchen aid I have had it for over 6 years now and on one occasion when I needed something went wrong I called the help line and they figured out it was a plastic bit on the bottom which commonly over time can disintegrate (especially when using on a daily basis). The pope two new pieces in the post and they arrive the next day with extremely easy installation instructions.
A littlevwhile back I pulled a muscle at the top and back of my arm. Of course this on my right side which is my dominant side so it was really annoying. I tried to go down the drug free routevat first and used a cool gel as you may have read from a previous review of mine. If you read that you will know that I just didn't get on with the latter product. So ibuprofen was picked up by me from my local Boots. A 35g tube of it cost 1.99. This was less than some branded products sat on the shelf next to it but more than just ibuprofen pills. I wanted to try a gel because I did find the massaging in part of the cool gel application to be comforting even if I didn't get on with the product as a whole.
The product promises effective pain relief for rheumatic and muscular pain and inflammation including that caused by sporting injury. It is not suitable for those under 14 or those pregnant or breastfeeding unless under the advice of a doctor. It also cannot be used on damaged, diseased or infected skin. Thankfully none of those things applied to me.
The tube has a screw cap and then a foil disc you must pierce with a pointy bit of the cap. All this is easy. I did find that the gel came out at just the right amount of speed for me to control what I am doing.
I felt some relief in about 10 minutes which is slightly quicker than when I take the drug orally. I did however not find it as good or as long lasting a painkiller as I would wish. I switched to pills of the same drug and the greater relief found that way was quickly apparent to me. The massaging in of the gel is a comfort though so I would recommend it to others for mild pain. I would buy again for a less annoying injury.
WHAT IS IT?
This is a small pot of lip balm that is made by a company called I Love. The flavour and fragrance is Strawberry & Milkshake and I think there are others available also.
WHAT I THINK
I have been using this lip balm for many weeks after I bought it cheap in Superdrug because it had been reduced and I liked the sound of a lip balm that tasted like milkshake.
I think this lip balm is very pleasing but it does not moisturise my lips very good and there is not very much of a strawberry taste.
The lip balm is in a pot so I use a cotton bud to remove some to put onto my lips. When I have taken some out I use my finger to rub it in and it is very fast to rub into my lips.
It does taste like strawberry milkshake and I like that but I think it would be better if the taste was stronger because it disappears after very short times.
I like to use this but have to use it many times every day for it to make my lips moisturised so the pot has not lasted for as long as I would like it to.
I paid £1 only for this lip balm and that is ok but the full price is £2.99 and I think that is too much because it is nice but it is not doing a very effective job.
3 Dooyoo Hearts.
I have these on a rolling order. We are an athletic family and these bars are great en route to training before races, after training or after races. It is such an easy pick me up snack for those of us on the go rushing from one venue to the next. As it is a protein bars it keeps you fuller for longer and it gives you a great boost when you are training or racing. If I am in a real hurry in the morning I have been known to have one for my breakfast on the go. It has all the nutrients in it I need and it tastes delicious too.
I opened 25 children's accounts with Halifax. One for each child (I have 5 children) on a 1-5 year savings basis. They messed up some of the children ended up with no five year account or no four year account and the money was put into their two year account or their instant saver. By the time they informed me they said they could not move the money and this means the children have lost out on a substantial amount of interest on their savings.
I never had an apology or any compensation and they are unbelievably hard to get hold of. They kept telling me to come into the branch, even when I explained this was not possible as I was widowed with 5 young children and it was their error there was no assistance just a nonchalant if I wanted help I would find time to get into a branch.
This is a Good choice to buy as it has gorilla glass 3, which makes its screen Durable.
It supports OS jelly bean , kitkat, and upgradable to Lollipop.
Its screen size and resolution is quite good compared to other devices at this rate.
It supports multi touch , with good speed and memory is expandable upto 16 GB.
It Has 8MP Main camera with flash and 2MP Front Camera.
It is equipped with Micro USB and a 3.5mm Audio Jack.
It Supports Wifi , bluetooth , and wifi hotspot with 3G speed.
I had mixed success recentl when trying another supermarkets own brand basic chocolate, the Tesco value one but I still decided to give this Sainsbury Basics one a go.
The bar that you get for your 35p weighs 1O0g. This is divided into five rows of chocolate. Each of those rows is then divided into three squares. On the packet Sainsbury say one serving is 3 squares. They obviously not met me before. Those three squares still contain red amounts of sugar and fat but I don't expect much different from a chocolate treat.
Was this Sainsbury Basic chocolate like a treat though? Unfortunately no. The taste WS a huge disappointment. It really tasted low quality. Sweet yes but where was that addictive cocoa taste? It was very weak to me. The wrapper says that the cocoa solids content in this product is a minimum of just 27 per cent which probably explains that. I would not recommend it to anyone wanting an indulgent snack or a real treat. If you were trying to put yourself off chocolate well then it might work!
I had found with the Tesco equivalent that its taste was much enhanced by heating it. I found it quite nice in homemade hot chocolate and in baking. So I tried this Sainsbury one in the same ways. The flavour did improve definitely and I would if pressed use it in baking again. The hot chocolate was less tasty though still OK. You do need to watch it carefully if melting it though because it melts and starts to burn more quickly than other chocolate. I would say to anyone to try the Tesco equivalent over this one if looking for low cost chocolate.
I am a Nigel Slater fan, he is such a natural cook. His recipes are British yet with inspiration from around the world. The recipes in Real Food are straight forward and easy to follow, they are practical yet inspirational. I will never tire of Nigel and his meals will always be on the menu planner and my dinner party menu's.
Forget Sacha Baron Cohen, Rowan Atkinson and Steve Coogan as Britain’s most successful comic exports to America in recent years because at the top of the list is the unlikely British success that is Simon Pegg. Hollywood loves the geek from Beckingham, certainly the most surprising major cast member of the Mission Impossible and Star Trek franchises - and it worked. You either have it or you don’t.
After the success of the brilliant Shaun of the Dead he cut his tubby partner in crime Nick Frost free and went it alone for a bit. But, like Steve Coogan in Hollywood trying to be a leading man, the magic was no longer there and he drifted along with films like Big Nothing when out of that comfort zone. Teaming back up with Frost and director Edgar Wright for the completion of the so called ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ with Hot Fuzz and Worlds End remain his, and their, best three films to date.
Big Nothing is more of Pegg trying to be the plausible Hollywood star in an American movie, David Schwimmer the ‘big name here’ on the same road to nowhere. In a way Schwimmer had the same problem in that he just couldn’t transfer his loved roll in Friends to genuine movie stardom in his own right. A rule of thumb in cinema is do not watch a movie with a Friends actor in it as they are generally poor. The cast were TV actors for a reason and why these guys are not movie stars.
Just as the cast are delusional the location shoot for this film was just as deceiving. Leafy rural Oregan, somewhat bizarrely, turned out to be the Isle of Wight and Barry Island? You could never tell though. The DP deserved an Oscar for that alone.
Wannabe writer Charlie (David Schwimmer) has finally finished his book and sent off the manuscript to every publisher going. His patient wife Penelope (Natascha McElhone), a local cop in the small town Oregon, is proud of her husband and prepared to work longer shifts to fund his dream. But Charlie wants to contribute and so decides to go back to work to support his family more. Unfortunately the town’s biggest employer is a call center factory for an IT firm.
On his first day he meets Gus (Simon Pegg), hardly a role model for long term call-center employment, soon getting Charlie fired on his first day. Feeling guilty he buys Charlie a drink and persuades him to come in on a plan to make some money. But it’s a criminal one, blackmail, Gus having list of people who download dodgy porn with their credit card and the plan to extort money from a priest viewing such material. Even though Charlie’s wife is a deputy all he has to do is provide Gus with an alibi and 20% of $100,000 is his. Simple!
The scam quickly goes astray and people end up dead, especially when Gus girlfriend Josie (AliceEve) shows up and wants into the job and her cut. The situation becomes even more complicated when the body is no longer where it should be. But with two million dollars in a bag in an oven at the scene of the crime things are about to get far worse for the trio as the body count rises in leafy Oregon.
Rowan Atkinson, Steve Coogan and Sacha Baron Cohen were only famous for their superb comic characters and so fell on their faces in Hollywood. When they branch away from what they are good at they lose control of their careers, Baron-Cohen ridiculed for his role as the comical ‘Allo Allo’ gendarme in Scorcese’s ‘Hugo’. They will always be comics that can act a bit rather than actors that make you laugh a bit, Steve Coogan the most hurt of the trio that he didn’t make it in Hollywood. Pegg is different in that he just wants to do his thing and see if it works the right attitude. If not go back to what you know best and you’re back on top. But there is no doubt this film needed Nick Frost alongside Pegg. They are brilliant double-act. Separate them and you get Cuban Fury (Frost) and Burke & Hare (Pegg). Big Nothing would have been a whole different film and far more successful the way the film ‘Paul’ was, set in America with American themes. But Pegg obviously felt that he would be working with Frost again on the Cornetto trilogy and so wanted to branch out and dip his toe into the Tinsel Town water back in 2006 with this, some would say the suitably titled Big Nothing. This was a Straight-to-DVD release in the United States.
It’s perfectly fine with solid comic situations and black comedy farce although pretty much anyone could have played the roles as it’s a fairly generic twisting comedy crime caper and so Pegg cant make the film his. It’s not as bad as Burn After Reading in that irritating pretentious way and hard not to like Pegg in any role. He has that man of the people appeal and you go with him, and a decent America accent to go with. Some split screens and cartoon graphics add to the decent writing and very much a Fargo feel to events. Its funny in places and that Pegg British humor occasionally scores alongside side the more predictable and overwhelming American formulaic guffaw.
As far as rating goes it’s as 3/5 as you can get. It has an anti Hollywood dark and unpredictably theme to it and with no heroes not what you expect from what is suggested on the dust cover. Anyone can die at any point in this film and they do. I was quite surprised at the ending and I’m sure the audience were but in a way a suitable metaphor for where the careers of David Schwimmer and Simon Pegg are heading as they try to step out of the comfort zone. Definitely one to catch on TV when you have nothing else to do.
Please note I watched this show on Netflix, so did not buy the DVD so cannot comment on the extras. However, the show is what it is all about and for me, this is a winner.
Following a successful election, congressman Francis (Frank) Underwood (Kevin Spacey) is passed over for Secretary of State position he had hoped for. He plots revenge in order to get a prize seat in the White House, to this end he is helped by his wife Claire (Robin Wright). He also manipulates Washington Post reporter Zoe (Kate Mara) who he has an affair with. The plot is very clever and you don't need to have an insider's knowledge of American politics to follow it. Frank is quite manipulative and even evil in some respects, but you have a begrudging respect for how he so often ends up on top, even if things didn't quite go to plan. At odd times Frank may address the camera so the audience gets an insight into how he is thinking. I didn't like this at first, but it is easy to gte used to and usually only happens occasionally.
The cast is superb, even though I was only familiar with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright prior to this (although I have spotted supporting cast members in a number of subsequent dramas now) and I cannot fault the acting, production or direction. It is a slick, political drama without being over-done and 'too slick'.
I have to say it was one of my favourite TV programmes of 2013 and I loved watching it.
I bought this product after being a bit worried that the usual thin rubbery iPad cases I use wouldn't be able to protect my tablet, now that I have to carry it around more in my backpack due to work. This Marvel designed cover has been a great way to solve my worries about this, as it is quite thick and durable, managing to protect it from any bumps that might happen (especially when I forget it's in there and don't gently place my backpack on the floor!).
The design for the cover is great, ideal for any Marvel fan as it has quite a few popular designs from Xmen, Spiderman and the Hulk. It's quite colourful and eyecatching, which is a nice plus. They've thought about the design, and there are holes for everything e.g. volume controls, cameras, although sometimes the camera part can slip down a bit covering it, so you just have to jiggle the iPad back up when you're taking a picture.
The case itself does bulk out the iPad quite a bit, which I didn't mind, however some may find it annoying if they are used to using those that are thinner. The thickness I think does actually help to protect it more, as even when it has been bumped around in my bag against objects, there's been no cracks or worries about it.
It does have the ability to stand to, and I've used this for when I'm watching TV through the iPad and had no problems with it falling over, it is very stable. However, you do only have one option for the stand really, being up and down, no notches to decide on the level you want.
Overall, I paid about £15 for this (on sale, as I think usually it's about £20) but I think this is a decent price for something that will save me at least £200 in fixing the screens tablet if it were to crack! I would definitely recommend this case for a Marvel fan, as not only is the design great, but the durability and protection it offers to is a strong advantage.
I love my GHDs! I really, really recommend them. I've had them since I was a teenager, and have gone through three pairs since. Yes, they are very expensive - probably one of the most expensive straighteners out there, but boy - are they worth it!
I have really thick hair which is frizzy and curly, and GHDs are the only straighteners I have found which actually tame my mane. These particular ones have big thick plates which make it really easy to get through thick hair quite quickly.
Once straightened, my hair stays straight for days. And, unlike other brands of straighteners which use metal plates, the ceramic plates mean that it isn't at all frizzy. The ceramic plates also make straightening a nicer experience as, unlike metal ones, they don't tug on your hair.
The GHDs get really hot which is why they're so effective, however this does mean that they can damage your hair. As such, if you don't need to, I would recommend not using these every day. Also, use a protecting spray wherever possible to keep your hair in as good condition as possible. Also - be really careful of your ears/feet/hands when these are on - I have suffered many burns as a result of my carelessness around them!
My GHDs have always lasted really well. When I was younger I did use them every day (I don't now - I am too old to care what I look like most of the time), and they never died on me. The only reason I've needed three pairs is because I am horribly careless and dropped my first two pairs.
The newer models have a great safety feature when they turn off after 30mins if they haven't been used. This has saved me numerous mornings of worry thinking I might have left them turned on.
In my opinion, it's really worth investing in a pair of these if you have thick, untameable hair.
I recently booked a couple of journeys from London to Manchester on Virgin Trains for myself and colleagues. If found the website was really straightforward and easy to use. It was very easy to book the trains that suited us and pick and seats I wanted, and I could clearly see the different travel times and options available to me. I also had to cancel one of the tickets on the day of travel, and it was really easy to do this and I was able to get a refund (although they do charge a £10 refund fee, which is a little annoying).
I found the trains to be clean and tidy, with comfortable seats and decent sized tables. It was easy to find our reserved seats. The leg room was ample too, which was good as I was travelling with a particularly tall person.
The trains left on time (well, one was five minutes late) and arrived on time too. It didn't take too long to get half way up the country - nice and speedy.
All the staff I encountered were friendly and helpful, and actually seemed to be enjoying their work which was nice to see!
The trains were exceptionally expensive though, which is the biggest downside I experienced. It's almost cheaper to fly from the South Coast to the North, which is crazy.
In addition to my good experience, I heard that Virgin have recently started offering automatic refunds for delayed journeys which I think is an excellent commitment to customer service, and suggests that they are doing something about the poor reputation of the industry.
Overall, I found Virgin Trains offered a good service.
Brand: Aultmore / Type: Single Malt Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Speyside Whisky
Brand: Auchroisk / Type: Single Malt Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Speyside Whisky
Brand: An Cnoc / Type: Single Malt Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Speyside Whisky
Brand: Insa Turbo / Speed index: N / Product line: Insa Turbo T-10 / Tyre width: 185 (in mm) / Aspect ratio (%): 100 / Rim diameter: 14 (inch) / Subcategory: Truck Tyres / Details: remould /
Type: Sneaker / Brand: Converse / Designed for women
Brand: Marshal / Speed index: T / Product line: Marshal KR11 / Tyre width: 165 (in mm) / Aspect ratio (%): 80 / Rim diameter: 13 (inch) /
Brand: Mod'8 / Type: Kids' Shoes
Brand: Bladnoch / Type: Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Lowland Whisky
Brand: Bladnoch / Type: Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Lowland Whisky
Brand: Ben Nevis / Type: Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Highland Whisky
Brand: Insa Turbo / Speed index: M / Product line: Insa Turbo T-1 / Tyre width: 195 (in mm) / Aspect ratio (%): 105 / Rim diameter: 16 (inch) / Subcategory: Truck Tyres / Details: remould /
Brand: Marshal / Speed index: T / Product line: Marshal KR11 / Tyre width: 165 (in mm) / Aspect ratio (%): 70 / Rim diameter: 14 (inch) /
Type: Sneaker / Brand: Converse / Designed for women
Brand: Osiris / Type: Kids' Shoes
Brand: Bunnahabhain / Type: Whisky / Origin: Scotland / Whiskey Type: Islay Whisky
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