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Members advice on learning to drive

(+) The feeling of accomplishment at learning something new, the ultimate independence driving brings. (-) A difficult (and expensive) skill to master and failing a test can be quite hard to overcome. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2005)

User reviews (8)

 
8 reviews

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)

User reviews (25)

 
25 reviews
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)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

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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10 reviews

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)

User reviews (10)

 
10 reviews

Member Advice on Radio-Controlled Models

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

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
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)

User reviews (1)

 
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)

User reviews (17)

 
17 reviews

Member Advice on Dancing Festivals

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

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews

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 Cross Stitching

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

User reviews (15)

 
15 reviews

Clubbing in the 21st century

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

User reviews (12)

 
12 reviews

Member Advise on Karate

(+) Self defence and keeping fit (-) can be quite expensive (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

User reviews (3)

 
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)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews
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)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

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 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)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews

Sea angling - Safety and awareness

(+) Relaxing and excellent for your diet (If you catch). (-) Can be dangerous (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2005)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
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)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

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 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)

User reviews (3)

 
3 reviews
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)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Crossword Puzzle

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

User reviews (5)

 
5 reviews

Member advice on crime fiction events

(+) You get to be part of the murder. (-) more participants required. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member advice on being a Quiz Show Contestant

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

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

2 for the price of 1 Theatre Tickets

(+) cheaper tickets, get to see some great shows at a discounted price (-) shows can be limited, you cannot request vouchers for particular shows like Mousetrap. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Creating a Friendship Book

(+) Serving as phone and address book,getting to know each other better, FUN (-) None at all (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2005)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

TV Extra Work

(+) Fantastic opportunities, Enjoyable. (-) Lots of waiting around! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2007)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Getting Published

(+) Feels fantastic to see your work in print (-) A lot of hard work and you don't always get paid for it (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2008)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Choosing a Piano Teacher.

Choosing a Piano Teacher.

(+) Get the best out of the teacher (-) The time it takes to find a suitable teacher for you (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

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Driving me MAD!

Advantages: The feeling of accomplishment at learning something new, the ultimate independence driving brings.
Disadvantages: A difficult (and expensive) skill to master and failing a test can be quite hard to overcome.

Failed attempts... This 'review' is more therapy for me than anything else as this week I failed my driving test a second time. This time, as with the last, my nerves got the better of me and bumping up a kerb as my manoeuvring skills (or lack of) wer ...

misspurple7 11.12.2013 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Members advice on learning to drive

My Experience of Learning to Drive...

Advantages: Gets you from A to B. The independence! The freedom!
Disadvantages: People always want a lift! Can be a stressful task, learning to drive...

It's been a few weeks since I passed my driving test. It's been over a year since I first started learning. I didn't pass on my first attempt. I didn't pass on my second attempt. So as you can see it became quite a strenuous and stressful task, simply lea ...

e_coleuk 25.07.2005 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Members advice on learning to drive

An insider's view

Advantages: Lifetime skill
Disadvantages: minefield when looking for an instructor

My husband and I were both driving instructors and ran our own driving school from 1983 to 1994 - so I feel that I am in a position to provide some insight into the areas of concern that have been raised in the reviews that I have read about Driving Schoo ...

saulsmum 27.08.2006 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Members advice on learning to drive

driving me round the twist!!

Advantages: its great if yo pass
Disadvantages: its not if you fail

These reviews are always written in the possative, by people who have passed, well this one isn't. I cant believe im about to admit this, in a few minuets, when you have finished reading this you will all think im an idiot, and you might be right. ...

tinac37 18.02.2007 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Members advice on learning to drive

The agony and the ecstasy!

Advantages: The freedom of driving, satisfaction when passing.
Disadvantages: The nerves, the expense.

Learning to drive was such a stressful experience for me. Living in a suburban area with little public transport you feel trapped and isolated. Despite being only ten miles from Liverpool at the time it might as well have been one hundred. So as I came to ...

Shortsharpshock 31.12.2005 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Members advice on learning to drive