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    • Febrile Convulsions / Health Problem / 18 Readings / 17 Ratings
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      03.08.2012 15:59
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      Although terrifying, nothing to worry about - it's their body's way of cooling down.

      My little boy had these when he was much younger. The first time he was only about 8 months old and had just woken up from a nap. He had a cold, was quite grumpy and just generally not himself. He cried and as I lifted him out of his cot all of a sudden the crying stopped (suddenly) and went limp like a rag doll, his eyes rolled and was unresponsive. I called on his older brother who was only 4 years old at the time to grab the phone. By the time I got hold of the phone and managed to dial 999 he was awake again and looking around quite the thing! Anyway, I asked for an ambulance to come so he could be checked at the hospital but as he was happily having a cuddle and breastfeed from me when the ambulance men arrived, they were reluctant to take him to hospital. I insisted and off we went. The Doctor at the hospital explained that it was more than likely to be a febrile convulsion as he had a cold and a bit of a temperature and this was his boy's was of cooling down. He was referred to the neuro department and had a xray of his heart done and no abnormalities were found that could indicate anything more serious. He did have a few more, as he got a bit older, usually when he was unwell and once after an immunisation. I know they are very scary - especially the first couple, but someone told me it's no worse than an adult fainting (how true this i s I do not know) but it certainly reassured me as I fainted a lot as an anaemic teenager and never came to any harm! They do grow out of it - the last time he had one was when he was about 2 and a half.

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        03.08.2012 14:38

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        Great priced clean rooms

        Have now stayed at a few in various parts of the country, we receive their £29 per room offers by email and just have a look to see where we fancy going next for a quick on or two nights stay. At £29 I initially thought they would be extremely basic and not very pleasing on the eye. In all the ones that we have used we have been sent sat nav directions ny email and text which is handy, we have been greeted warmly by reception staff (which is more than I can say for some hotels with a higher star rating) our rooms have always been ready on arrival (again rivaling some other hotels). We always find the rooms to be very clean, spacious, bathrooms are adequate, hairdryer, good strong power showers. Plenty of hanging/drawer space, comfortable bed, kids are happy with their pop up beds if they come along. Bedding is nice and clean, stain free. TV in room with basic channels. The only thing is having to go to a Brewers Fayre for breakfast but these are usually no further than across a car park. Overall ideal for quick getaways at a good price.

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        03.08.2012 11:35

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        A tasty treat

        this little tin of goodness just drives my cat mad, he knows its there and he needs to have it right away - I swear he recognises the packaging. on peeling back the lid it smells lovely, cat jumps onto the wrktop in desperation for it, I can't scoop it out quick enought for hin without him poking his nose in the way! Scooped onto his little saucer, he munches away, the real chicken peices are surrounded by a jelly. smells lovely and it's great to see some real chicken in a tin of cat food rathern than the usual processed stuff. The jelly must contain all the vital nutreints and vitamins that your cat will need. I must admit as it is a little bit pricey this is a treat for him, he loves it, he also loves the prawn one. For the size it is, I woulnt class it as a full meal for a cat, maybe a smaller lady cat, but for my big tom cat its more of a tasty snack.

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      • ebay.co.uk / Auction / 12 Readings / 8 Ratings
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        02.08.2012 00:20

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        clear out unwanted goods and cash in

        Was talked into selling on ebay after a girl at work showed me how easy it was and how much she made. So into the Alladins Cave of a loft that we have. Brought down some bits and pieces that the kids didn't bother with any more. I put them on at starting bids of 99p and left them running for a few days, thinking 'what are the chances of anyone looking at my stuff with all the stuff that must be on ebay' oh how wrong I was! The amount of people that were 'watching' my items crept up, the bids came in and went up and I was pleasantly surprised at how much things sold for - especially the bids jumping up and up in the last few minutes. Some things still surprise me, it's the things you don't expect to make much that sell for loads! it's crazy but a great way to get rid of stuff you longer need and make some money on it. Watch out for free listing weekends - they save you even more money. My boys call me the ebay Queen!

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      • Blackberry 9360 / Mobile Phone / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        02.08.2012 00:00
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        great phone

        I decided to buy this this after a long battle and losing my patience with my touchscreen phone, as I must have big fat sausage fingers! Blackberry is a great phone - I love it, holds its charge well and best of all, it looks good, easy to use. Has its few moments when it looks like it is updating itself but I simply pop the battery out and back in again and all is well. Like all smart phones it is great for keeping up to date on the move with news, emails, facebook or whatever you are into, holds plenty of photos, texting is easy, adding contacts is also easy. I have had no problems since getting it in May and will be getting my son one for starting High School in August. I totally recommend this phone, my husband has binned his brick phone and also loves his Blackberry - no going back now!

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        • Aldi / Highstreet Shopping / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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          01.08.2012 23:29
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          costing less to eat just as good

          Decided to try our local Aldi after one of my friends raved about it. My friend is on a much higher income than us and had been using Aldi now for months. As it is all their own brands we decided to try a few things initially along with some prepacked cold meat, fruit, veg and dairy products. All their fruit and veg is so cheap compared to the leading supermarkets, things like a bag of bananas for 69p, 4 baking potatoes at 39p, iceberg lettuce 39p - can't grumble can you? Some of their own brands were sneaked in so the kids and husband couldn't tell, things like beans, tinned veg, tomato ketchup, mince, chicken etc all went unnoticed - result! money saved. Then I went a step further - cook in sauces, ready made lasagne, even a couple of bottles of wine were given the thumbs up! The latest things we have tried are the cleaning products - washing up liquid, fabric softener, bleaches, kitchen cleaner - all fantastic at a fraction of the price. We still have to try their cereals, I must admit I am very fussy when in comes to cereals but I'll give them a go! On average now my weekly shopping bill used to be about £120, now at Aldi and buying most items with the exeption of cereals, pet food, and frozen goods, my shop comes to approx £70. Must admit theres some crazy special offers you can buy in there too!

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        • Hyundai i10 / Car / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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          01.08.2012 22:56
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          fab city car

          We traded our old Fiat Punto in for a Hyundai i10. We thought that the outside of the car looks like a little matchbox on wheels but were really surprised at how spacious it is inside. Having a growing family of 2 boys growing by the minute we needed something that had enough leg room in the back for 2 teenagers. The car salesman was 6'1" so I put the drivers seat into the position that I would be comfortable driving in and he jumped in the backseat. Even at 6'1" he still had legroom and as the car is tall he had plenty of headroom too, which I must admit I was pretty shocked (in a good way) at how much room there was. Anyway - the sale was made! we've had it just over a week now, £43.00 to fill it with petrol, £20 road tax per year!. It's a great car - we love it. The boot has a secret hidey hole for all the bumpf that usually fills the boot. We went shopping and got 6 'bags for life' in it. Driving the car is great - its a nippy car, does 80mph no probs even with 4 people in the car, good sound system with CD player, the display can be quite bright if driving at night it reflects on the winsdcreen but it can be dimmed down, perfect. Steering wheel is adjustable as is the drivers seat height. Good sized glove compartment, secret drawer under passenger seat which is ideal for popping the ipod, sat nav etc in. All doors front and back have hood sized pockets for bits and pieces and the front two seats have pockets in them for the people in the back's stuff. All in all - a great car at a great price.

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          01.08.2012 18:58

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          best of the range

          Have tried all the others and previously thought that the original was the best. Having tried the cocoa butter now, this one is by far my favourite. Another version from Vasleline? As with all the others in this range it is a handy little sized tin to pop into your handbag or even your pocket. I bought this one for going abroad as it had cocoa butter ingredient. It is so much creamier than the rest and pleasant on the lips (tasting) compared to the original. I didn't find it melted as much as the others which was good although naturally it does soften in the heat so I just kept it in the fridge. My little boy had a little bit of sunburn and I tried rubbing a small amount onto it and it really helped, keeping it moist and soothed. At around £1 a tin, it is a real bargain especially as it lasts for ages anyway. Now even my 7 year old son has one and it is a routine job for him to apply every night at bedtime - he loves it.

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