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Member Advice on Researching Family History

(+) reveals the story behind your family, there's always something unusual to know (-) it's a seriously addictive hobby, requires time or money or both! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Member Advice on Bingo

(+) Is fun, can win money, play from the comfort of your own home (-) can be addictive (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Cycling

(+) good aerobic exercise that all can partake in (-) Roads are simply not made for bikes (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2002)

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Member Advice on Radio-Controlled Models

(+) Cheaper than flying/driving the real thing (-) Needs a lot of room! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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Member Advice on Hobbies - Collecting Postcards

Collecting Postcards

(+) Cheap hobby to start, educational, fun for all ages,easily available. (-) Can be time and space consuming! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2006)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Dancing Festivals

(+) The festival itself (-) The add ons - make up, hair, costumes that pinch (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2003)

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Members Advice on Hand Spinning of Wool

(+) It keeps tradition alive. (-) Costly to start. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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Clubbing in the 21st century

(+) The music, lights, company (-) High prices (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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Gig-going

(+) Remember why you came to the gig in the first place and you will get more out of the night (-) sadly the problems listed are becoming the norm rather than the exception. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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16 reviews
Member Advice on Hobbies - Member Advice On Bird Watching

Member Advice On Bird Watching

(+) A calm and serene way to spend a few moments. (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Surfing the Internet

(+) You've been warned of the dangers (-) Many faceless users waiting to pounce (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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17 reviews

Translation of Songs (German - English)

(+) *lol* I hope you understand the translation. ^^ (-) If not you have to give me advices (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2006)

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1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Ten Favourite True Crime Books

Ten Favourite True Crime Books

(+) Fascinating insights into the criminal mind (-) Some people might find the material disturbing (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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Member advice on being a Quiz Show Contestant

(+) you might find it helpful (-) errr...pass! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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1 Review

Member's Advice on Hospital Radio

(+) Providing a social service (-) Not paid (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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3 reviews

Member Advice onParticipating in Live Studio Audiences

(+) You get on the telly (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2002)

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2 reviews

Trampolining Competitions

(+) Great fun! (-) Not everyone gets a medal every time. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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3 reviews

Photography

(+) Great fun, A hobby that can create an income, produces artwork for your home, etc etc! (-) Can get expensive... (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2005)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Cross Stitching

(+) Great fun, easy to learn, rewarding (-) Can be expensive, time consuming (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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15 reviews

Member Advice on Running

(+) Keeps you fit and healthy (-) Might get a bit tired (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Learning To Cook

(+) You have to eat healthily, being able to cook can be fun (and make friends!) (-) Takes time, effort and money - but better than McDonalds every night (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2002)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Capoeira

(+) Fitness, flexibility, tricks for parties (-) Feel like a prat at times (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Wicca

(+) Depends what you do it for (-) Not for everyone. Takes practice and patience. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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5 reviews

Member advice on having a girlie night out

(+) Plenty of fun! can be a bonding experience! (-) Men automatically drawn towards you all, can be very annoying! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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2 reviews
Member Advice on Hobbies - Member Advice On Becoming a Numistmatist

Member Advice On Becoming a Numistmatist

(+) Interesting (-) Other people's lack of understanding of it (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2005)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Crossword Puzzle

(+) Keeps the old brain active, cheap entertainment (-) Can be very frustrating (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2002)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on How to Set Up a Home Theatre

(+) Brings movies to life (-) Difficult to buy, sometimes bulky (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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2 reviews

Restoring and Modernising A Vintage Bike

(+) Push-bikes - probably the last machine to still be understandable by the man in the street (-) Buying a new one could be cheaper! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2009)

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Member Advice on Hobbies - Xyron Personal Cutting Machine

Xyron Personal Cutting Machine

(+) its quick to cut, extras available from craft stores or online, quiet machine (-) There are none (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2007)

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Member Advice on Hobbies - WWE Live events

WWE Live events

(+) Finally got to see the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels live!!! (-) A lot of rubbish matches. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Shoemakers, chicken stealers, farmhands and gamekeepers?

Advantages: reveals the story behind your family, there's always something unusual to know
Disadvantages: it's a seriously addictive hobby, requires time or money or both!

I have a problem that might be verging on the point of becoming an addiction - I spend quite a lot of time learning about dead people! But not just any dead people - this lot are my ancestors, so I hope that gives me some kind of excuse. My head, my noteb ...

KateHurst 28.11.2009 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Member Advice on Researching Family History

IF CIAO IS CAFFEINE, THIS IS MY CRACK COCAINE.

Advantages: Addictive, you'll never know who you might meet, where you might travel
Disadvantages: Like any passion can be costly in time and money

There are few of us these days who do not have at least a sneaking curiosity in discovering who we are and where we came from. This interest has been heightened by the exploits and experiences of celebrities in tracing their own family histories in such p ...

Newfloridian 28.12.2005 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Researching Family History

THE SECRETS OF THE LONG AGO FOLK

Advantages: THE FEELING OF BELONGING TO SOMETHING IS LIKE NOTHING ELSE
Disadvantages: IT'S HARD WORK AND YOU OFTEN UNCOVER THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT.

Family History Searching out The Secrets of The Long Ago Folk All the years I was growing up, my aunties and uncles on my dad's side would comment on how much I looked like their mother. I remember being stopped in the street when I was 11 by an o ...

phoenixgreen 16.01.2007 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Member Advice on Researching Family History

History is a load of old cobblers, is it?!

Advantages: Great fun. You never know what you will find!
Disadvantages: The cost!

So, you want to research your family history, do you? But, it's a big world out there, and where the hell do you begin? It's not going to be easy, it can be expensive, what websites do you visit? I'll give up now! No! Don't do that! Read on my frien ...

Louise90 19.02.2005 ˇ Read full review
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Do you know where you come from?

Advantages: Absorbing and addictive
Disadvantages: Might not always like what you find

Do you really know where you come from? You may think you do, but once you start delving into your family history I can assure you there will be surprises, some good, some bad and some just downright sad. Just think about that before you embark on the j ...

Wisegirl 21.02.2008 ˇ Read full review
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