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      09.10.2013 19:03
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      Fabulous buy,fragrantly softens and freshens. Does what it states, well worth buying.

      As I have a lot of children and grand children, I find that I am the master of the machine. Somedays up to 6 wash loads, so I like to have something that smells nice and fresh in the air. Made by Procter & Gamble, this biological powder, detergent and fabric softener, Bold 2 in 1, comes in a variety of sizes, a 10 wash pack, a 22 wash, a 38 wash,and a 90 wash ......... and a variety of fragrances, the very first original was addictive, then they adventured on to others like White Lily, Peony & Rose Blush, Ruby Jasmine, 1 of my favourites is Lavender & Camomile, I also like the Orange Blossom. The prices of this retail from £2.49 for the small pack, up to around £16 for the xx large. At the moment having shopped around I find that Farmfoods are selling the 38 wash pack for £4.95 which is the cheapest I have seen. The softness and freshness of this powder is something to be treasured, the children smell nice, and come home saying the teacher said they always smell lovely. That's down to the powder, which lasts a long time, just a cupful in each wash is all that's needed. Unless you have a larger machine like a 7kg, or live in an area where its harder water, then a little extra would be needed. This just enhances the fragrance though, which I'm happy about. Cleans clothes beautifully whilst softening them with the built in softener, hence the 2 in 1, also convenient instead of buying a separate softener too. The ingredients in this product are :- (based on the 38 wash pack of Lavender & Camomile) 5-15% Anionic surfactants Oxygen based bleaching agents <5% Non-ionic surfactants Phosphonates Polycarboxylates Zeolites Enzymes Optical brighteners Perfumes Butylphenyl methylpropional Citronellol Coumarin Geraniol Hexyl cinnamal It also instructs if you are unsure of colour fastness of a new item, then you need to wash it separately, in a cool solution. and never soak or wash above 50 degree's C. As with all products, if it gets in your eyes you must wash out immediately with cold water and seek medical advice. Also to be kept away from small children. For further assistance there is an email address which is www.cleanright.eu There are also gel tabs, and liquid gel along with the powder, but I prefer the powder. Fantastic product from a reputable manufacturer.

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        15.11.2012 13:57
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        excellent buy, great product

        My experience on these Mothercare Jersey Cotton cot bed sheets has been a good one. I bought these for my grandson who lived with us at the time, and bought them for a cotbed. There are 2 sheets in each pack and come in various sizes,they are soft and stretchy, with a nice feeling to them and gentle enough for baby's skin and they can be bought for cot, crib, moses basket and cotbed. They cost was £13.99 in Mothercare. For the other sizes £11.99 (cot) £9.99 (crib) £7.99 (moses basket). The colours they do them in are white, cream, pink, blue and lemon. They are made of 100% cotton fabric and are machine washable at 40degrees and may be tumble dried and easy to iron. Which I dont think you need to do if tumble drying. As our baby suffers with eczema, these sheets need washing constantly and withstand some serious washes, which is a good thing as they wear well. I also found that the sheets also fitted a travel cot nicely too, which comes in very handy. We liked the plain sheets ourselves, but there are also another pattern, called "Little Circus" that Mothercare also sell,which is a bit colourful for cot and cotbed. Excellent buy and happy grandson.

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        • Nescafe Gold Blend / Coffee / 73 Readings / 71 Ratings
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          04.11.2012 10:34
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          fabulous coffee, highly recomend, just wish it was a little cheaper

          I never used to drink coffee, but after an operation 3 years ago, I couldnt eat, and discovered that if I made coffee with milk, I was getting a "food" supplement with the milk. I started off with Nescafe original, but after a friend's recommendation I tried Nescafe Gold Blend. Nescafe which is a brand made by Nestle,can be traced back as far as the 1930's, so it is a well known household name. What a beautiful premium coffee, it has a smooth taste, but the later additions are an even richer taste. Its made from golden roasted coffee beans, is freeze dried and it took 9 years to come up with this perfect result. Between the 80's and 90's, there was a television series made to promote this coffee called "Love over Gold" staring Anthony Head, and Sharon Maughan. It was a good little collection for advertisements. Back to the Gold now, it comes in different size jars, you can usually pick up a 100g jar from most shops, from around £3 to £3.50p. I find you can get a 200g jar from places like Aldi, Lidl, and sometimes Asda for around £5 on offer, which isn't very often, but worth stocking up on if you are a dedicated coffee drinker which I am now. It comes in cafe size tins also, which are cheaper in places like Costco, and there are also the small handbag size (hotel) satchets, which come in packs of 12 for approximately £1.50p. These are really handy as I keep a couple in my bag, if I go somewhere visiting and I know they are not coffee drinkers, or maybe they use a cheaper coffee, or if I just feel like a tasty cup of coffee these come in very handy. There is also a Freephone number on the back of the jars to help with any queries you may have which is 0800 58 57 59 (UK) or 00800 6378 5385 (ROI) and also an email address www.nescafe.co.uk. Nescafe are also providing 4 million coffee trees, and training Colombian farmers with the Nescafeplan. I make mine with milk instead of water, and add squirty cream to the top, sprinkled with a few chocolate sprinkles, mmmmmmmmmm yummy, or you can have it the reserved way, the Gold Blend made with water, topped up with milk, to wake you up of a morning, or perk you up in the afternoon. The jars for this product have vastly improved too, they now do it in stylish jars with a sort of "waistline" pinch to it,and have a lovely coloured golden lid. I put these jars to great use, as I do little sweet displays for my children and grand children, after washing them out a couple of times, I fill them with colourful sweets, and do a little arrangement on top, so it also helps with the re-cycling which I am strongly into. Great coffee, great taste. Great use for the jars too.

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          • Lucozade Energy / Soft Drink / 53 Readings / 50 Ratings
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            30.09.2012 15:38
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            excellent, tried and trusted drink

            Now this is a drink I think we ALL love,a sparkling drink, which is made by GlaxoSmithKline. Tried and trusted with me for over 40 years. When I was a little girl it was only the original flavour in a normal size bottle, which was then made of glass, with a yellow coloured cellophane wrapping on it, with a top cover of shiny metalic gold foil. Oooooh how we loved being ill to get this special drink. I used to drink it then put the cellophane on the tv screen which were all black and white in those days lol, I had my own lucozade coloured one. Nowadays the drink comes in a plastic bottle in 2 sizes, a 500ml (the small bottle) and a 1 litre (the large bottle) These retail at around 60p for small, and Home and Bargain have them from 39p to 59p, and around £1 for the large bottle. The flavours are also a better variety now, there is original, orange, lemon,apple, cherry and cola maybe a few more. My favourite is orange, then again cherry comes close too. Lovely drink, very refreshing, good for energy with its glucose, best served chilled. The ingredients in it are Glucose Fructose syrup 24% Carbonated water Orange juice from concentrate 5% Citric acid Preservatives (Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bisulphite) Stabiliser (Acacia Gum) Caffeine (0.012%) Antioxidant (Ascorbic acid) Flavourings Colour (Beta Carotene) I have also found that the ingredients are NOT on the multi pack bottles, but will be on the cardboard packaging that they come in. Not good for mums to be, too much glucose would be bad for baba. Well known family brand name too Love it, especially as you dont have to be ill to drink it, and comes in sweets too.

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            • Beko CA7015FF / Fridge / 21 Readings / 19 Ratings
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              30.09.2012 13:39
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              Rather disappointed in this

              I purchased mine 3 years ago, and as it was from a catalogue I cant remember exactly how much it was, but it seemed a good price at the time. My grandchildren always wanted an American Fridge, with ice cubes and cold water in the door on the front, and as I couldnt get that one, I decided on this. Its a very spacious fridge with ajustable shelves (which I thought were a little heavy) which are are made of glass with plastic trimming. Mine has a wine rack in also, which can be placed at the top or the bottom of the fridge. The plastic compartments on the fridge door where the milk is stored, somehow always tended to come off, and eventually snapped near the back, but I was able to alter that a little as it had two slots for adjustments. The door itself has a water container at the back for cold water to be dispensed from the front, on the push of the lever which has a child lock on to avoid unneccesary spills, however, the children would tend to keep pushing it, as the water didnt come out when it was locked, and this lever can easily snap. The drawers at the bottom of the fridge, I found would somehow always get liquid/fluids at the bottom back. This could tend to cause a smell if unnoticed. The dial in the fridge for coolness I didnt think was much good either, as it didnt always seem to keep the food as cold as it should, and sometimes it could be knocked and altered when pulling food out if it is stored high. It also has a little plunger hole at the back which I found to get clogged sadly. The freezer part was rather better, with its plastic drawers, where we can see what is in the drawers before opening, it was frost free and had a small fan at the back of the ice cube department, but it was always necessary to check the children had not pushed the lolly ices to far back, as this can jam the quick freeze fan. The lolly ice compartment door was also easily broken. I was a little disappointed in this product as I came home one day to an awful smell in the kitchen, it was a gas like smell, and it seemed to be coming from the fridge/freezer. The fridge and freezer had stopped working too. I rang Beko who were going to charge me to send an engineer to fix it but not long after that I heard from newspapers and a letter in the post from Beko that there had been a small problem with certain product numbers, mine was one of them. Beko sent out an engineer, and he had to change something like a gas canister at the back and a pipe, then it seemed to be working ok after that. The fridge/freezer itself can be easily moved but you need to make sure that you adjust the legs on it correctly as the door will tend to close itself. A little disappointed in this product

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            • Ford Galaxy Ghia 2.3 / Car / 23 Readings / 22 Ratings
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              30.09.2012 11:50
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              excellent family car and does the work of a work horse

              I bought my Ford Galaxy 2.3 Ghia 9 years ago. It had only had 1 owner and was 2 years old when I bought it. As I have a lot of children, I needed a large car so this 7 seater was an excellent thing to own. I bought it from Carcraft it was priced at just over £18.000 but with H.P I think it came to around £22.000 which seems quite a bit, and I also paid £2000 for a guarantee/warranty which I would NOT recommend anybody buying as it was not worth the paper it was written on. However on the plus side, this car has been a workhorse. The high seats give for a comfortable drive and when folded down give a little"tray" compartment for the children to eat their dinner from. You can fold the seats down or take them out if you need the empty space to put furniture in, with it being a people carrier it has lots of room to move those bits of furniture that you need to get from A to B. I was able to bring a double bed, no problem 53 miles. I also moved furniture for a friend, and it accomodated a washing machine, a tumble drier, and a fridge freezer plus all other items without a problem. The passenger doors are wide too, so easy access. With it being 7 seats, the boot is only small, but when the back two seats are dropped, there is ample room, it also has a boot shelf cover. The engine size is 2.3 so its a fast engine, and its a petrol car, so I find it seems to run away with the miles on short journeys sadly with all the stopping and starting, but on motorways it is very economical. The electrics are underneath the front seats, which can be a bit of a pain as the children in the back can spill things and it can get under the front seats and into the little well. The carpet under the seats tends to move also,as it is only on by small black studs, leaving the electric loom open. Another problem I found with this car is the cup holders. They are ABOVE the radio and if you have been to McDonalds and have put fizzy drinks there, it tends to seep through, and down into the radio and heater compartment, I have had to have two heaters put in, and also a new radio. The car has air conditioning which is really useful for the summer, especially with small children, but not a lot of people know that the air conditioning uses your PETROL and is only efficient when the windows are CLOSED, so I would only use it when really needed. The very back windows open sideways to about 4 inches approximately, which is really good as small children cant climb out, or throw things out. I had a child with neuro problems and used to sit her in the back where she can do no harm to herself or anybody else. The windows are also slightly tinted, which helps keep the sun off the childrens faces. All the windows and doors can be safely locked from the drivers door, and there are child locks also. When you get out of the car and realise the children have left some windows open, all you have to do is put your key in the lock and turn and hold in the locking position and the windows will automatically close. There is also a little port at the back of the car, for plugging in lighters or such, however I bought a box from Maplin, which converts a household plug to fit into this port, so we could take a small fridge and plug it in on long journeys to keep drinks cold. Also it could accomodate the dvd players which we had in the seats at the back for the children to each watch their own, (with the ear phones in) sheer bliss aaaaaaaaahh. Good car to be used for towing also. This is a brilliant car and I really dont want to part with it, however, its getting old now and Im finding the parts for it are getting very expensive, but I would buy another.

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                15.09.2012 13:07

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                Fabulous buy, well worth the money, does what it states

                I used to go shop from shop looking for a vivid red lipstick, I liked the colour that Christina Aguillera wore in "Candy Man". After a long time of trying different ones and comparing them, I discovered Maybelline through a friend, she liked red and her teeth always looked brilliant white. I used hers and never looked back since. (she had a spare one unused as I wouldnt recommend using somebody elses due to hygiene purposes) It goes on with ease, however I would recommend using a light lip liner first, to outline the lips, as this really does stay on, and if you make any mistakes you can correct it BEFORE you fill in and put the stain on. It doesnt take long to dry, and then has a lip balm to glide on over the colour. fabulous effects. If it helps any, I have it on in my profile pic, and that itself had been on for over 8 hours when that pic was taken, and thats without re applying, I only needed to touch up a little with the balm, to get a shine again. Brilliant buy, especially when Boots have their offers on or Superdrug do them too.

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                14.09.2012 22:00
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                excellent product, great price too

                I bought 1 of the De'Longhi fryers a few years ago, before I even had faith in anything like this, and as I am not gadget minded, and usually have to ask somebody how to use things first, I found it a challenge (just to me) I was pleasantly surprised to find how easy it was to use. I didnt need the guide book as it was simple and self explanatory. My fryer had its uses for practically everything that could be fried, so after a few years I decided to invest in yet ANOTHER one. This one uses half the oil that would have been used in some other fryers, hence a saving there alone. The little window on the lid is handy for seeing how golden your chips are becoming, without having to lift the lid. Perfect chips every time, and quick and easy to use. The filters are easy to fit also, and I also was able to use a cheaper version of the filters by buying it in a panel, and cutting it out. There is no "oil" smell in the kitchen, so my clothes dont have that greasy smell on them, and the drain hose is in a good position under the handle area, just be careful when cleaning the appliance, as the oil needs to be warm. Excellent buy, dont know what I did without it.

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                • Apple iPhone 4S 16 GB / Smartphone / 21 Readings / 20 Ratings
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                  14.09.2012 12:04
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                  great phone that I would recommend

                  This is an amazing mobile phone, I got it on contract from o2 and its the best mobile I have had so far, it has a stylish slimline cover, easy to use touchscreen, it has lots of storage space and easy to use 8mp camera, wi-fi and bluetooth. The apps that are available for this phone are amazing, lots of free ones too with great games to play, it gives you the opportunity to update them also. One of the apps available for it is Find your phone, which gives you the precise location of your phone, should you lose or misplace it, most other phones don't do this. The size of the screen is great especially for those people whose eyesite is not so good. The SIRI is a little button at the bottom of the screen that you can press and talk to, and it will bring up the information from Safari that you are looking for. The Siri can also call you by your own name, clever little device. There is also Apple Icloud, that can store all your phones information and contacts on too, so you will never be lost when upgrading to a new phone. Great buy, I would recommend. Wooops now discovered a little problem, it stuck today on a call and wouldnt turn off, I tried to end the call but it stayed on, and I thought I would be best to take the battery out, but after looking, there is NO WAY I can take the back off the phone, and also its a micro chip in the phone, which means I CAN NOT put it into another phone.

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