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      28.01.2015 21:25

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      • "Perfect Obsessional Series"

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      • "Excrutiatingly violent"

      Enticingly raw and enticing, a must watch

      Breaking Bad, the full series is exquisite and possibly the best TV series I have ever seen. It is however only available on netflix for free or through the dvd.

      When I started watching this series until the day I finished I was utterly hooked and as each episode ended I immediately wanted to watch the next as each one left you on a cliffhanger and desperate to know more. As you can imagine it took alot of very late nights for this series to end!

      Based upon a family man who is diagnosed with terminal cancer and hence he needs to find a way to make money quickly and alot of it at that! He ultimately becomes involved with drug making and distribution and this in turn becomes industrial and on such a scale that he is selling throughout the world and causing an awful lot of destruction on the way.

      There is an acute amount of extensive violence in this series and hence it is not for the faint hearted, but it is just gripping as a story and enticing with each episode. You always need to know what is going to happen next and how it is going to turn out and each episode also leads into completly different dimensions so you never know where it is taking you, making this piece of series a masterpiece in itself.

      Love, Loss, Trauma, Death, Violence, Sacrifice, Pain, Suffering and a multitude of relationships make this series what it is and not only does it talk of the love between the family but also a love story between the two dealers who work so closely together they ultimately become part of one another and are unable to work alone. They need one another to move on with each and everyday life.

      Whilst violent and really quite disturbing this is a genius peice of tv and is a must watch for anyone who likes series with thrillers and entertainment.

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      28.01.2015 19:10
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      • "Hillarious all the way through"

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      Best British Humour

      The Vicar of Dibley has to be one of the best tv series that has ever been. With the main character as Dawn French who is the Vicar of the village she brings the whole cast together however each and every one of them is a unique and hillarious character in their own right.

      There is nearly always a drama going on in the vicar of dibley and with a melody of love stories, freindships and break ups with continuous events going on within the church the characters are continually getting into mischief and frolics.

      This collection dates back to 2007 and has six collections within it including the first and second series and specials.

      This set is classic british humour at its best and the cost can surprisingly range for this box set from £44 from ebay going up to £79 on amazon so it is highly advisable to shop around for this set as Im sure it can be found much cheaper.

      This would make a perfect christmas present for a fan of this programme or any fan of Dawn French. One thing this programme would work well for is live tv as Mrs Browns boys.

      Actors within the series include Gary Walhorn, James Fleet, Emma Chmabers who is absolutely superb playing the not so intelligent alice and Roger Lloyd Pack.

      One of the best bits of the programmes is the joke at the end just before the credits run out the vicar and Alive are always seated in the vestry at the church having a cup of tea and share a joke.

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    • Chocolat (DVD) / DVD / 5 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      28.01.2015 11:15
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      • "Good and quaintly inspiring"

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      • "Very little detail compared to book"

      A good watch with freindships, battles and spirit

      I enjoyed watching this film firstly and foremost. Its a relatively short film but captures the essence and structure of the book well, the book of course named 'chocolat' written by Joanne Harris.

      I read the book prior to watching the film and whilst the book is incredibly long and detailed I felt the film lacked much of this which was a shame.

      It is however a beautiful film and is the story of a mother and her daughter who move to a small village in France and set up a chocolate shop. The shop is beautiful and qauint however it riles the local neighbourhood as she specifically sets up around the time of lent and many of the residents are strict christians hence she doesnt get off to a good start. Chocolate consumption can also be linked to a sin and should not be enjoyed, in their eyes anyway!

      However as days and months go on whilst one main character stays vehemently agaisnt the shop many others become attracted to it and of course her and her elegance, and in turn she makes a good business albeit this one character is set to sabotage it in every shape and form.

      She battles with these people day in and day out and yet always holds the strength of her dead mother in in some way inspires her spiritually and she also holds the power of some psychic capabilities as her mother did also. She uses these to predict peoples favourite chocolate and whilst it engages many she also makes enemies with these powers. This essence within it however is limited and is only shown through parts of the story.

      The story also holds a love story which builds up which is quaint and the battle she faces whilst she befreinds local gypsies. Throughout the book a parallel love story is the relationship between her and her daughter which is acutely strong and unique.

      A story of great freindships, great loves for people and passions for work and will entice the most savoury toothed to reach for a bar of chocolate whislt watching it. A tad sad in places but overall whilst it is in no means a match for the book its a good watch and highly recommended.

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    • Brida - Paulo Coelho / Fiction Book / 2 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      28.01.2015 10:47
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      Feminine power and beauty through witchcraft

      Being a huge fan of Paulo Cohelo's work it was not difficult to enjoy reading this book, however it has encouraged my journey into the feminine side of spirituality more so and the desire to feel at one with the feminine spirit world and what it can hold for us.

      Based upon a girl who is searching for answers and reasons to life through the essence of spirituality and essentially traditional witchcraft, this girl is an essence of love, life and passion for all around her and the world around her and she learns to use this through practice of ritual and spiritual contact.

      She goes in search of ritual and spiritual awareness with the use of two teachers one of whom is her soulmate and the other whom is far stricter and teachers her through the use of ritual and practice. Her soulmate recognises her straight away and this causes both instant love and tension, but the experiences they share together are beautiful and unique.

      The book goes through bridas journey to become a witch and to be involved with ritualistic magic all based upon the nature and beauty of the world. She learns in stages and gradually visulises and views things through her own eyes and in turn becomes a fully fledged witch through a beautiful ceremony full of love, compassion and excitement.

      There is a running love story through this book whilst its main objective is to teach us the essence of feminine life through a magicians eyes and through witchcraft and in turn seeing spirit and working with spirit and natural magic to maintain and energy with the world around us and live in the most holistic and spiritually charged way as possible.

      Not only is this book a story but offers us the ideas to move forward with our own interests in magic and witchcraft and hence entices us further to look more deeply into life. It also shows us more so of the beauty of witchcraft rather than the misconception of witchcraft being bad when in fact traditional witchcraft is based on the beauty of nature and the world around us and the spirituality that is involved with this. Sadly there is a huge misconception regarding witchcraft and a huge ignorance, but this book delves into the beauty of it, the feminine power and how the feminine should be enhanced daily.

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      26.01.2015 15:38
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      • "Tasty and filling"

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      Clean and tasty low calorie soup

      I really like these cup a soups and Im generally not a fan of cup a soups overall! However these are tasty and have many different flavours and spices and the hot and sour soup is the best, with tangy flavours and a hot kick.

      They are suitable for children also and my kids love the fish chowder soup and its an easy snack for them as its simply prepared in a mug with hot water. It doesnt need a lot of stirring and is thin and not thick like some cup a soups.

      Ainsley harriet has a range of soups and cous cous and both are good quality in my opinion however be wary of where you buy this product as the prices vary dramatically in different stores. In waitrose you can usually get these soups on a deal for 50p however in Marks and spencers, sainsburys and the coop they can go up to £1.99. So be aware of where you buy them.

      The soups come in at east five flavours and range from spicy to mild such as broccolli and stilton.

      Easy to open packaging and in cardboard as main packaging which can be recycled.

      The dried vegetables within them are crunchy and satisfying and dont go soggy again like some other cup a soups and at only 68 calories they are a great mid day or afternoon snack and are particularly good if you are on the 5.2 diet which only allows 500 calories on the 2 days.

      Well worth buying as a snack to keep in the cupboard.

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      26.01.2015 15:17
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      • "Good decor"

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      • "No rectification"
      • "Poor food"
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      Wrong order, Raw, Cold, wont be returning!

      I went to the Bournemouth restaurant of chimichanga in december and it was the last weekend before christmas.
      I was a little unsure of going in hence it was practically empty and everywhere else was incredibly busy, however the decor looked great and the menu looked fabulous so myself and my family went in and sat down for lunch.

      We received our drinks very quickly and yet after our food order was taken it took 45 minutes for our food to arrive. Once it did arrive I had the wrong order and yet I was not asked if I wanted it changed nor did we have time to have it changed.

      The chicken burger that I received was the worst chicken burger Ive ever had. Tasteless and bland with burnt edges. The rice with it was raw and cold.
      I complained yet the service charge was not even taken off let alone a discount or free meal,

      When I complained on twitter no one responded and it took 4 tweets for them to finally get back to me with no apology on twitter. I then wrote formal complaint and as yet have still not had a reply.

      How this restaurant got it so wrong I dont know. There were only three other tables full and yet a restaurant can go a long way to rectify itself if it manages a complaint well. This restaurant has done nothing to say even sorry so we will not be returning again.

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      13.11.2012 18:40

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      An excellent cheap and lasting foundation for daily use

      I love make up and this is best foundation I have found to date. Its not an expensive range as I find so many really expensive ranges are a waste of money and simply contain quite volatile ingredients which are not environmentally freindly and many are tested on animals. However this foundation is thick enough to rest on the face all day but thin enough to glide on easily and not looked caked in any form.
      I love the fact that this foundation lasts all day and actually covers and conceals across the face and glides any blemishes and is a good dermatological foundation so doesnt irritate the skin in any shape or form.
      At a price of approx £10 you cant beat this foundation for cove and cost and longevity.
      Only a tiny amount is needed to cover the whole face and therefore its worth of money is brilliant as well as you get your moneys worth and it is still a cheap price.
      Available in most supermarkets and all good chemist stores.

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    • The Mythic Tarot Pack / Card Games / 11 Readings / 11 Ratings
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      13.11.2012 17:47
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      An excellent tarot card for the experienced reader

      These tarot cards are beautiful, beautifully illustrated and and hold alot of information within each card. These cards however are not for the novice in tarot reading and learning or teaching cards as they are highly complex and need a lot of resource within the mind to be able to read them well.
      I started off with the ryder waite cards which are very simple o use and were made for teaching cards but these cards are ones to get further along the line and they have detailed readings for each one with detailed information.
      Thorough readings can be given within these cards and also they seem to be more psychically powerful than others I have noticed. The main box comes with a great book full of detailed interpretation of each card and also a historical resemblance for each one which is rare with tarot cards and usually the cards only come in the cards themselves without the book so this is an extra bonus.
      The cards cost about £25 with the book which is expensive but worth every penny for the quality of cards they are.

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      13.11.2012 13:52

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      A cheap and thin noodle which has its purpose

      These noodles are very cheap at approx 11p per packet and they are thin so are excellent for soups and broths and I especially like to use them for thai broths with a mixture of vegetables and spices. They also make a very good quick and simple snack by simply pouring hot water on top of them but they have little nutritional value so always try to add something with them or simply use them as a noodle soup or stock base.
      Excellent for hungry children when they return home from school as they are small enough not to fill them completly before dinner.
      Flavouring is\always ok within these packets but they are not always very strong and so again add some spice or some extra herbs to add more depth and flavour.
      Overall a good base but no nutritional value alone.
      Much thinner than super noodles or egg noodles therefore much better to be a base with something.
      Can be cooked by water alone, in a pan or in the mircrowave.

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    • Asda / Highstreet Shopping / 5 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      13.11.2012 13:12

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      A good shop for budget times but to cheap quality food!

      If you are having a month on a very low budget then this is an ok store to go to food wise however I dont particularly like asda and its products. I find much of the food a little to cheap and they do very little in the range of organic, free range, well this is basically non existant and much foreign food has now been introduced.
      Its budget for a reason however this is mainly food wise and their clothes can sometimes be very good quality at a very good price. It is also good for toys especially branded toys as they can be a lot cheaper than other stores. Cosmetics and personal hygeine products are always good value and some household cleaning products are great value. Overall this store is good for some food products but mainly I avoid it for food shopping as welfare of animals and environmental issues are certainly not high on their list.
      The only place to eat within asda is mcdonalds chains which is slightly dissappointing as again there is no healthy option but good for a quick bite to eat every now and again.

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    • Ovaltine Chocolate Light / Soft Drink / 4 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      13.11.2012 13:04

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      Perfect and healthy vitamin hot chocolate

      I love this product and especially as its not a heavy hot chocolate drink as many can be. In fact its incredibly light and yet creamy enough to feel you are indulging yet its perfectly healthy and full of vitamins also.
      This dirk can be enjoyed at anytime of the day but I especially enjoy it at night before bed. It has a slight wheaty taste and hence my young daughter does not particularly like this as a hot chocolate drink so bare this in mind especially if you are buying it for children but for adults its perfect.
      Its a very filling drink so be sure not to have oit before a meal however will make you sleep well as sustains hunger throughout the night if you suffer with this or have eaten little throughout the day.
      Good light packaging and I find this lasts a while also so is a good and cheap cupboard storer.

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      09.11.2012 17:50

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      An excellent read, a gripping book with much excitement

      Fifty shades of Grey! well, obviously this book had me gripped and I thoroughly enjoyed it. in fact i would go as far to say I loved every single minute of it and Im rarely into books like this, but it was gripping albeit took a little while to start.
      There is of course a danger with this booK! Domination and the whole lifestyle of master and mistress and submissive etc, is indeed that, a lifestyle! It is not somthing to start with your husband for it may spice things up and 6 months down the line the intimate side of the relationship has once again gone downhill. it can create excitement for couples that have delved within this genre of sex before, but it has to be with the right person and not just because you are in a couple and you have never done this kind of stuff before.

      Going back to the actually book however and especially if you have delved within this lifestyle its fun to read and can block out all else in life and is a gripper and Mr grey is every womans dream to a degree!

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    • The Lovely Bones (DVD) / DVD / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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      09.11.2012 14:36

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      Beautiful and spiritual film a good tear jerker.

      This film will have you in tears and there is no doubt about it! If it doesnt then gosh there is some emotional deficiency for there is no one I have known that has not seen this film without crying and especially if you have a daughter it will make you cry even more.!

      Ok so Im not currently selling this but trust me it is a very beautiful yet barbaric film and yet it shows the love of a family and a fathers love to his dead daughter especially. It also states of the beauty that death is when after our death has taken place, especially if you are spiritual and how beautiful heaven and the afterlife can be, however it also states that the dead can communicate with us and do so through messages and through signs in everyday life.

      The very best bit of this film is the moral of the story that justice comes in the end and everything comes full circle which is always the case in life. People who do wrong always get their come uppance and this could take anywhere between a few months to a few years if not longer but it always comes full circle.

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    • Plentyoffish.com / Internet Site / 7 Readings / 6 Ratings
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      09.11.2012 14:27
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      Free but needs alot of searching to weed out any decent people

      I have been a member of plenty of fish for some time now and sadly albeit there are obviously some very genuine people on this site it appears there are more than plenty non genuine people and people who are simply looking for one thing and nothing more.
      The site is full of people who write very shot messages and have little pictures or pictures which are so far back you cannot tell what they look like which shouldnt be acceptable on any dating sites.
      Many people will also entice you with conversation but then simply stop talking for no reason, its very frustrating and it makes you loose your will to continue on it.
      At first you can, as a woman get bombarded with messages, so many in fact it is difficult to keep up but then you will find it very difficult to find anyone genuine or worthy on this site and take note many of these people are single for a good reason!

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      • A Time To Kill (DVD) / DVD / 9 Readings / 9 Ratings
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        09.11.2012 13:37

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        An incredible film with incredible cast

        This film is utterly superb however if you especially have children and a daughter it will pull on your heart strings chronically and you are more than likely to cry!

        The story as a basic synopsis is about a teenage girl who gets raped and the father, all of whom are black, goes to seek revenge and kills his daughters rapists. He is then held up in court to assess whether he should go down for their murder.

        The story involves the ku klux Klan and the political and social difficulties that racism brings in America.

        It is acutely sad yet with a fantastic cast and also justice does prevail! There are however moments when you simply sit, listen and weep for it is so shocking. One particular prevalent moment in the court room the lawyer talks of the brutality of the rape and knowing it was with a child it makes you think about life, your children and the depth of hatred that society in racism can bring. A true film for thinking and acknowledging life in certain areas of the world.

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