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The Wheel of Liverpool, Liverpool 19/08/2017

A Wheelie Great View of Liverpool

The Wheel of Liverpool, Liverpool I enter competitions on a daily basis through twitter and hotukdeals. To my surprise one day I had a message to say congratulations you are our winner!!!!!. I had won an all paid for trip to Liverpool to see McBusted at the echo arena, a ride on the Liverpool Wheel and tickets for the Beatles museum. They also gave me spending money, return train tickets and one night accommodation at a days Inn. I was over the moon with this trip, even though I don't like going around cities very much (I am more of a countryside girl) I wasn't going to turn down a free trip away. About Liverpool Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880. It is the fourth most populous British city, and third most populous in England, with a 2011 population of 466,400 and is at the centre of a wider urban area, the Liverpool City Region, which has a population of around 2 million people. Historically a part of Lancashire, the urbanisation and expansion of Liverpool were both largely brought about by the city's status as a major port. By the 18th century, trade from the West Indies, Ireland and mainland Europe coupled with close links with the Atlantic Slave Trade furthered the economic expansion of Liverpool. By the early 19th century, 40% of the world's trade passed through Liverpool's docks, contributing to Liverpool's rise as a major city. Liverpool is also well ...

Joie Chrome Plus Pushchair 01/08/2017

It's a Joie ride

Joie Chrome Plus Pushchair Upon receiving the news that I was pregnant with Scarlett, I knew I had a lot of shopping to do before she was due, 9 months might seem like a long time but believe me, it goes by so quickly. I can't believe she is 10 months old already! Where does the time go? Shopping around for baby bits all adds up (they need so many things). One of the biggest, and possibly the most expensive items to get is a pram. Buying a pram can be a daunting experience, there are so many types, sizes, brands and models to choose from not forgetting the cost. I did a lot of research into prams before I bought a Joie Chrome Plus, it wasn't at the top of my list but after summing up the pros and cons of all the different models I finally went with Joie and I am so happy I did (keep reading to find out why)! As well as doing my own research, I also received a lot of advice from family members and friends who have all had babies. My sister was the one who offered the most help. She has three boys of various ages. She has also tried many models of prams, her favourite being Bugaboo. Some of the stores I visited to view and test prams were Mothercare, Babies-R-Us and many more. Just looking at pictures and reading reviews didn't give me enough of an idea of what to buy. The top 3 brands I initially chose were: Icandy Silver Cross Bugaboo. Icandy looked elegant and robust, Personally for me, I found it to be a little heavy and the price tag was too high. Silver Cross was the cheapest option of ...

Plants Vs Zombies (PC) 18/06/2017

Oh No, Zombies ate my brain.

Plants Vs Zombies (PC) My nephew was the one who introduced me to Plants vs Zombies. He couldn't stop going on and on about it how great it was. He had it on his IPhone, at the time I owned a Nexus 7 and gave it a try, seen as it was free to install. I have since changed over to Apple devices and decided to get the games again, to my surprise they look amazing on a Retina display. The only downside of the free Android/IOS versions are the adverts. Plants vs Zombies is also available on other platforms including a online free version from PopCap's ( website. I got the PC version free on Origin as part of their On The House Deals. The game normally costs £4.25 unless you can pick it up on sale. Buying the game from 2010 onwards will get you the Game of the Year Edition (the full package) The PC version doesn't look as great as the Ipad Retina version but sometimes it's just nice to play a game on a bigger screen. The game has a lot to offer, but not at the start of the game (you have to play just adventure mode for a while before all the other modes are unlocked). The first thing I did on the main menu was created a Zombatar, here you can personalise a zombies looks to your liking, this zombie will be the flag bearer for the zombies (he arrives on the map to announce a huge wave of zombies are on there way). You will know how far you are into a wave by a little meter in the bottom right corner, the flag bearer symbol will also appear on this meter ...

Peggle Nights (PC) 12/06/2017

Bagatelle with a twist.

Peggle Nights (PC) I haven't had as much time since Scarlett came into my life, what with an up and down pregnancy, and the sleepless nights that follow. I enjoy playing large open world games normally as you can see by my previous reviews, but lately I have found it easier to play simple puzzle games because they don't take up too much of my time and I don't get really engrossed in the game as I would do normally when a game has an interesting story. This isn't a bad thing because I don't find myself wanting to find out what happened next and then realise that hours have passed whilst I was hooked. The Peggle franchise Is made by PopCap Games, and is available on multiple platforms. The gameplay is based upon Pachinko ( and also Bagatelle ( People might remember the very first title PopCap made back in 2001 - Bejeweled ( I own Peggle Nights on Steam and Peggle through origin, I didn't have to pay for Peggle as it was one of their on the house specials, I also got Plants vs Zombies (my next upcoming review) and Bejeweled 3 free as well. Origin is EA’s platform for their top AAA titles (Titanfall, Battlefield collection, Need For Speed and another of my favourites The Sims). I do prefer using Steam because they have a lot more games to offer and being a game completionist the achievement system is user friendly (Origin still haven’t sorted their system out ...

Pac-Man: Championship Edition (Xbox Live Arcade) 10/06/2017


Pac-Man: Championship Edition (Xbox Live Arcade) This review is for the same Pac-Man but PC Steam Version. I was always a big fan of Pac-Man when I was a girl (I still am a girl at heart, aren't we all?) and had lots of fun playing it in the arcades. I own the full edition of Pac-Man Championship DX+ - All You Can Eat Edition Bundle which comes with all the DLC (more on the extra content further down). Steam is charging £7.99 for just the standard edition and £11.99 for the version I own which has 8 pieces of additional content and the base game. All though I love the Pac-Man series I think this is very expensive for a retro arcade game, lucky for me I waited until the Steam summer sale (one of the best sales Steam has to offer in my opinion) and picked it up for as little as 2.99 (how ace is that?). Everyone who has played the classic Pac-Man (a.k.a Puckman, thank goodness they changed the name quick from first release) will remember what it's all about. This is for those who don’t: The player (yourself) controls Pac-Man (A little yellow circle with a pie shaped mouth). The aim of the game is to work around a 2d maze eating little yellow dots/pellets, sounds easy right? (wrong). Pac-Man isn't the only one in the maze, he is accompanied by 4 enemies/monsters (a.k.a ghosts), who are there to stop you from all your munching (nom nom nom). These four enemies start in a little box in the middle of the map and come out a few seconds after the start of play. They will do anything to stop you getting your objective ...

Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBo 07/06/2017

Grooving BeatBo fun

Fisher-Price Dance & Move BeatBo I have been quite lucky with my daughter Scarlett and not had to buy many toys for her because my sister gives me her unwanted or unused toys from her boys. She bought BeatBo from Amazon, but she's not 100 percent how much she paid any more, as it was nearly 2 years ago. My sister wasn't planning on giving me the toy so soon, but on our last visit to hers, Scarlett fell in love with BeatBo and didn't want to leave it alone. Scarlett has to have him out everyday and is now learning how to push all of the buttons, or should I say, bash them to bits repeatedly lol. Not having bought the item from new, I can't comment on how it was packaged or what it comes with. I had to do some googling on how the toy fully functioned and to see if I was missing out on anything, as just pushing buttons wasn't enough for me, I needed to know what it fully did (I know I am such a child at heart, sometimes you wouldn't believe who the toy was really for Me OR Scarlett). To my surprise the toy has more to offer than I thought. He is a very colourful Robot, some people even call him an Alien, but to me he is an Android. His body is made of a very solid plastic which seems to be quite robust and could suffer many knocks. He's not quite fully made of plastic, his ears and hands are soft to touch and again very colourful. Scarlett loves to pull and bite his ears and hands. I like the fact that he has a cheeky smile, which makes my face light up every time I see him (at least I don't feel sorry ...

Sweet Dreamers Ewan the Dream Sheep 07/06/2017

Sheepy dreams or not?

Sweet Dreamers Ewan the Dream Sheep Hi everyone, sorry it has been so long since I have written a review, but now I am finally back. My life has changed somewhat, I am now a proud mum to my daughter Scarlett. Being my first baby everything was quite new to me, I heard so much from others about what it's like to have a newborn baby but when it's your own everything is different. There are so many products on the market, it's hard to know what to buy for your baby, everyone has a difference of opinion. My Sister was the one who recommended Ewan to me when I found out I was pregnant, she swears by it and has used him for all her boys. After some research on the Big Wide Web and also reading the 2 reviews on Ciao, I decided to buy my daughter Ewan. I purchased my Ewan from Tesco-Direct so I could get my club-card points (I do this a lot so I gain savings on my food shopping). I paid £29.95 which seemed to be the average price for Ewan at time of purchase from many retailers. Scarlett's Ewan is purple and white in colour. I have noticed they have an additional colour available now, Grey. Ewan came packed in a circular plastic container with him quite squished inside, the packaging is very plain and simple and not eye catching. On the packaging they say he is the Ultimate Baby Sleep Aid and to add more marketing to persuade you to buy him, he has won the Gold Mother & Baby award for 2014 (word and mouth made my final decision for the purchase, not the Award). Ewan is quite a big ball of white fluff (soft to ...

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PC) 17/09/2016

Yo Ho Yo Ho a pirate's life for me

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PC) We all wanted to be a Captain of our own ship sailing the Seven Seas, well now you can Me-Hearties!!! My brother was the one who told me about Assassin's Creed Black Flag, I wasn't sure about it because when I played the first Assassin's Creed it wasn't really my type of game and quite repetitive, also I prefer open world, 3rd person games. After seeing a few YouTube videos I decided to buy and give it a go. I have only just completed the game 100 percent after many years of owning the game. I would have finished it sooner but ran into a few problems in the past. Being a computer tech I like to regularly update my PC as technology advances. As people probably know steam saves a lot of your games on steam cloud so you don't have to worry about your game progress when you reinstall windows or upgrade a HDD. But unfortunately you can't rely on the Uplay version of this. I have lost my game save 4 times after reinstalling windows due to faults or just the computer running slower. This put me off playing the game because I got quite far each time and then had to do it all over again, of course after a reinstall I didn't want to go back to the game after finding out each time I had lost the saves so I carried on playing a newer game. After completing most new releases that I wanted this year I have finally gone back to playing the game from scratch and this time I stuck with it until I finished, YAY AT LAST!!!!! You can pick this game-up for around £5.00 now, I paid around ...

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel 09/09/2016

Freshtastic - Hydro Boost "Cleanser" water gel

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel I have posted my review under this product because they wouldn't let me post a new product review. I have tried the product listed, but my main review is about the cleanser and not the moisturiser as shown in the pictures on here. (please check my photo) I always look forward to new campaigns from Bzzagent because I usually get a new product which I end up buying for myself in the future. The latest pack they gave me is the New Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleanser - Water Gel. I was also supposed to get another tub to accompany this product but they were limited to how many they could give out so instead I just got a few small samples of the New Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturiser - Water Gel (as shown in the photo). I did some research into where you can purchase the product and I could only source it from boots for £7.99 for a 200ml bottle. If you go directly to page you will find a link that leads you directly to boots. It seems you can only get the product from boots at the moment unless you use eBay or amazon (they don't have the full range of the products available). I would never have even thought about using a Neutrogena product before - until now. I have always used body-shop products to-date and never really thought about trying anything else on my face. The packaging is very simple but I think quite elegant. It has a cool blue look to make it look kind of like a blue lagoon (I know a daft ...

Compeed Blister Medium 16/08/2016

Compeed - The foot lifesaver.

Compeed Blister Medium These plasters wouldn't be something I would think of buying normally when I go shopping, but seen as they were a freebie to test out I can't complain. The plasters come in many shapes and sizes, I was given a multi pack with 3 sizes and also a 5 pack medium size. It looks like on google the cheapest price is around £3.50 for the multi-pack and £4.00 for the medium pack. These prices are an estimate and are a Amazon add-ons so you have to spend £20.00 with Amazon in order to get free delivery. The packaging is very green with clear indications of what the product is and used for. You wouldn't miss this item on the shelves because they have put a clear picture of feet/foot showing you one of the plasters stuck in place of a blister. The multi-packs I was given are in fact little green tubs with the assortment of the plasters inside, this is great if you don't like have loose bits in your handbag, the pack isn't too big or small but just the right handy size so you can find them easily enough if you have a blister emergency. The little green tubs are a handy size but they don't seem to clip/unclip to easy (unless its just me). The plasters themselves are like normal plasters covered by thin plastic which can be peeled off to reveal the sticky part. The thing I have noticed about these plasters is they don't just have a little pad in the middle for the blisters with and adhesive around the outside, the whole plaster is sticky and only a very small layer of the outside is ...

Far Cry 4 (PC) 20/07/2016

My Wild & Rocky Adventures in the Himalayan Mountains

Far Cry 4 (PC) I bought Far Cry 3 in a sale on steam about a couple of years ago and for some reason I never got around to playing it. Then I saw Far Cry 4 being advertised so I forgot I had bought Far Cry 3. The Game looked so good by all the Trailers (I always watch them before I buy a new game). The game cost me around £24.00 from a site called The main Game is a huge open world map with a big cloud over it until you unlock areas as you go along. I couldn't believe scale of the map, I just thought to myself OMG I will be here forever completing this game (especially seen as I like getting 100 percent completion in games). The map is known as KYRAT an area somewhere in the Himalayan Mountains. It is divided into northern and southern regions (the northern region is only accessible later on in the game). I was blown away with how realistic they made the Graphics, from trees blowing in the wind to the finest of details in every blade of grass and leaves on the trees. Far cry 4 is a magical playground from dense forest to climbing the highest of mountain peaks, with lots of hidden valleys and cave networks, there are also vast water systems (watch out for the mutant fish in water) and you will come across a few beautiful waterfalls as well. If all that wasn't enough for you to put the icing on the cake, all around the edge of the map you are surrounded by more beauty, the snowy Himalayan mountains, these can only be accessed if you buy the season pass. Playing around with ...

The Body Shop Seaweed Cleansing Facial Wash 19/07/2016

My Nana always said "Don't neglect your Face".

The Body Shop Seaweed Cleansing Facial Wash I have been using body shop products for about a year now and I am very pleased with the Brand. I previously used Garnier products to clean my face day and night . My Sister suggested I should try body shop products. As she said that these products won't harm your skin. I decided to go to my nearest body shop to ask for advise on what type of product would be good for my skin. The assistant recommended seaweed or vitamin E, she said I had oily/combination skin. I bought the whole range of seaweed products (I even have the travel version of them). I also bought a couple of vitamin E products, but this was because they don't make them in the seaweed range (face mask and under eye cream). The packaging isn't anything eye catching, if I saw the product on the shelf without a recommendation I would have probably walked straight passed it. The product is in a plastic tube 100ml in size, with a clipped plastic lid, this is very stiff and sometimes I cant clip it back into place also sometimes I cant un-clip it at all!!! If someone had arthritis in their hands I don't think they would be able to open the tube. I have recently bought another one whilst body-shop had a sale on with 40 percent off. They cost £11.50 at the moment (without discount), now to most people that may seem a lot of money for such a small tube, but with a discount it's not so pricey and I believe its very good value for the money (quality is not expensive, it is priceless) To my surprise they have changed ...

Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC) 13/07/2016

wow - Rise of the Tomb Raider is just visually stunning.

Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC) I really enjoyed playing Tomb Raider 2013 edition, so I couldn't wait to get the new 2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider. After watching gameplay videos I really wanted to play this game but I didn't believe it was worth the money they were asking on all websites. I waited about 3 months and then got the base game for about £19.00 ( from cd-key), I normally wait a bit longer to buy new releases but I really wanted to play this one. There is a season pass for the game (I don't own this yet) but again I think it's too expensive for the content they are offering. The game is still not available on PS4!!! There have been many changes and improvements over the 2013 version of Tomb Raider. The first thing that caught my eye were the graphics, such a major improvement (make sure you have a 4GB Graphics card otherwise the game won't look as amazing as mine did!!!). The graphics are just mind blowing and out of this world amazing. Lara is one of the biggest improvements, she just looks so realistic, they have even added a few nice touches to her, when she has been for a swim and gets out of the water, she wrings the water out of her ponytail, when she is cold and starts too shiver, she holds her arms to her body, warming her hands by a campfire and now instead of using a torch in dark places, she uses a LED light which she turns on upon entering the darker areas and clips it to her belt. These little touches just make the game feel more realistic and add more atmosphere to the game. The ...

Azatom Pro Sports S1 07/07/2016

can the radio provide the same as its Roberts equivalent

Azatom Pro Sports S1 The Azatom Pro Sports S1 is effectively a Roberts Sports DAB 2 but for half the price. The question is, can the radio provide the same as its Roberts equivalent or have shortcuts been made and its a case of “too good to be true”? In first impressions, it appears that the Azatom has the same firmware, speaker, telescopic aerial and insides as the Roberts pocket sports radio. Even in the manual, one of the screenshots is of the Roberts radio! Rather than assuming a case of copying, it might be that Azatom are using the same chipset, firmware and components as Roberts but not charging a bigger overhead. There are some differences between the two, mostly cosmetic. The wheel on the right hand side is replaced with three buttons. As the Roberts has reliability issues with the wheel wearing out (the author of this review also has the Roberts Sports DAB 2 radio), this is probably welcome. The speaker is more square on the Azatom and uses a cheaper rubber case. One advantage the Azatom has over the Roberts is the use of a micro USB charging port. The Roberts uses a proprietary DC input. Without opening both radios, I can’t verify completely if both radios use the same circuit boards and chipsets. The telescopic aerial is the same thin one used on the Roberts. It also has the same downsides, mostly in being easily broken if you do not use it carefully. Whilst replacements are available, it won’t be an easy fix. It would have been chosen to keep size of the radio to a minimum but a ...

Doom (PS4) 04/07/2016

Doom, Gruesome & Gory, say no more!!!

Doom (PS4) I am not a big fan of First person shooter games but I am very happy I bought this one. All my friends who own a console and PC bought and played this game upon it's day of release, they all couldn't stop talking about it and kept saying how ace it is. I was intrigued so I thought why not let's give it a try. I found a new website to buy the game for £26.00 (CD-key is the site, this included the multiplayer DLC's), most of my friends paid more than this. To my surprise the game wasn't that big an install, so I only had to wait 30 minutes (may be different for others). Doom is a really fast paced shooter where you just have to keep on the move if you want to survive with the added bonus of gore. The campaign was the part I was interested in playing I will talk about multiplayer after. The story was quite short made up of about 13 chapters, each one can be replayed upon completing. I was disappointed in the story as it was very dull and it seemed pointless having one. To sum it up you are a doom guy, who wakes up on an alter, on mars and realise portals to hell have been opened and all hell's demons have been released . Your job is to close all the gateways to hell to stop mars from being overrun with demons. Each chapter has you going through the map closing portals and defeating waves of enemies in anyway possible. When you have defeated a wave of enemies you are free to explore that area and find any goodies you can. On every map there are many hidden ...
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