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since 28/09/2004

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All About Me 19/05/2011

Myth No1: Large Families are happy families

All About Me Being a member on Ciao for years now, I've decided to review me! Way back in January 1968 I was delivered into my mums arms by a nun, a midwife of the St. Francis hospital in Govan, Glasgow. My mum wasn't a resident of Glasgow but lived in a large town 20 miles outside. I was the 13th child although one died in infancy. There were now 6 boys and 6 girls. Until the age of 4 I grew up in a very crowded 3 apartment house until we eventually moved to a 5 apartment. By this time some had already left so although the house was still crowded by anyone else's standards it wasn't for us. As a child I helped my dad who was a milkman deliver milk in the mornings before he dropped me off at school. In the evenings we would go round collecting payments. My dad was always in ill health due to having TB and bronchial problems years before and losing a lung as a result. My mum stayed at home as she was a very busy housewife with all us kids to look after. My dad passed away when I was aged 11 and it hit mum very hard in every way imaginable, including emotionally, financially and even socially. We managed though and got through the rough time only to learn a few years later that my mum was moving to America for a 6 month break. She went, got married there and never returned until I was grown up and married with my own kids. None of the family liked her new partner and he was never considered as even a step-dad. We had learned that on occasion he had abused her which resulted in my older ...

My Ciao'ing 14/10/2010

Ciao'ing the fat!

Being a member on Ciao for years now, I've decided to review me! Way back in January 1968 I was delivered into my mums arms by a nun, a midwife of the St. Francis hospital in Govan, Glasgow. My mum wasn't a resident of Glasgow but lived in a large town 20 miles outside. I was the 13th child although one died in infancy. There were now 6 boys and 6 girls. Until the age of 4 I grew up in a very crowded 3 apartment house until we eventually moved to a 5 apartment. By this time some had already left so although the house was still crowded by anyone else's standards it wasn't for us. As a child I helped my dad who was a milkman deliver milk in the mornings before he dropped me off at school. In the evenings we would go round collecting payments. My dad was always in ill health due to having TB and bronchial problems years before and losing a lung as a result. My mum stayed at home as she was a very busy housewife with all us kids to look after. My dad passed away when I was aged 11 and it hit mum very hard in every way imaginable, including emotionally, financially and even socially. We managed though and got through the rough time only to learn a few years later that my mum was moving to America for a 6 month break. She went, got married there and never returned until I was grown up and married with my own kids. None of the family liked her new partner and he was never considered as even a step-dad. We had learned that on occasion he had abused her which resulted in my older ...

World Cup in general 14/06/2010

World Cup = World Virus UPDATED!

The Fever Is Upon Us Again As you might have guessed, I'm not a fan of the world cup and the brighter ones amongst you might also realise that I just hate football in general. One of my favourite quotes is, "There's only one thing more boring than football and that's a football fan". This is where I believe many will be offended but I hate to tell you, it's actually true. The reason you don't realise it is because you share your endless football conversations with other football fans which leads you to believe you're interesting. Some of you don't even realise that football is ALL you talk about. I hear it in pubs, clubs, waiting in queue's, on a bus, train, in fact everywhere I go. I know people who have divorced and left their children for the only reason, "She just doesn't get it!". I suppose there's occasions where the woman leaves too out of utter relentless boredom or frustration. When it comes to "home turf", the only time someone flies a flag out their window, on their roof or wedged in every window in the car, is during the world cup. During the four year break until the next world cup, they don't give a toss about their country or at the very least don't show it. This tells me the flags are there for two reasons, again the first one being obvious, the second one being to antagonise others. I will point out though that I'm not stupid as to think this means everyone, just a minority but nonetheless still annoying. Some of you already know I'm Scottish so for some ...

Matsui ELCD32USBFHD 26/02/2010

High Definition For A Low Price (Money Saving Tip Included)

LG 47LH4000 18/02/2010

LG = Life's Good and they're not wrong

Christmas Holidays 2009: Your Plans 02/12/2009

I'm traditionally not that traditional.

Acer Aspire ONE A150-Bb 17/08/2009

Acer plays the Ace card again!

Royal Caribbean International 14/08/2009

"FREEDOM" of The Seas, FREEDOM of your mind.

Sony MHC-GT444 16/07/2009

This is the one with the BIG Knob!

Sony MHC-GT444 I had been looking for a new hifi for quite a while as it had been a while since I sold my old one. My music experience since then was through my iPod earphones, my iPod dock or blasting it away in the car. Sony MHC-GT444 Wins it I had whittled my decision down to two candidates after looking at other reviews online, the Sony MHC-GT44 or the equally priced and featured Sharp MPX880X. I first looked online and saw both systems priced at around the £200 mark and both had 5 out of 5 stars from user reviews. I decided to look for them locally for a more personal consideration. I couldn't find the Sharp model but found the Sony and can't say I was overly impressed but it did look the part and as it played MP3 it had what I wanted. I didn't buy it that day as I'm always buying stuff and seeing it much cheaper within a few days, so I waited. Weeks had passed and I received my usual newsletter from Argos. I had forgot I needed or even wanted a new hifi until I clicked on the home entertainment category and the first thing I saw was the Sony MHC-GT444 on sale with a £80 reduction. Without hesitation I immediately clicked to reserve and luckily found it was in stock at my local Argos store so I reserved it and picked it up next day. Incidentally Argos are selling a Sony model with a slightly different model number that starts with MHB and at a much more expensive price. There is no MHB model in existence and it is in fact the model I'm reviewing, the MHC. Argos have made a mistake so ...

Everything About My Dad 10/06/2009

How do you put a dad into words?

I am a 41 year old Father with 3 kids. I was only a child when my own dad passed away at a fairly young age. What I say about my dad is a brief history as told to me by family members followed by my own recollection of what I thought of him and what I remember of him. It was 13th March 1979 in the early hours of the morning. I had earlier drifted off to sleep listening to my brother play "Tragedy" by the Bee Gee's in the next room. I didn't know it at the time but a tragedy was about to happen in just a couple of hours. The couple of hours had passed when I heard my dad up out of bed, This wasn't unusual as my dad wasn't in the best of health and quite often he would get up as his bronchial problem seemed to bother him more at night. He would take a shot of his inhaler and go back to bed. Another normal night in our house I thought but this time was different. He didn't go back to bed and seemed to be up for quite a while making more noise than usual. The house went quiet and I heard a noise like a wardrobe door banging followed by a dull thud. I heard my mum shouting on my older brothers who then got up. Another older brother who shared a room with me went to see what was wrong and he returned to our room a few moments later crying. I didn't say a word and I didn't get up, I knew what had happened. At the age of only 11 years I knew I had lost my dad forever. My dad was born on 10th june 1925 in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was the son of an English man and a Scottish woman. I ...

Tesco Granulated Sweetener 24/05/2009

The proof is in the pudding...erm I mean the custard!

Sky 16/05/2009

The Sky IS the limit! *Updated!*

Sky I'm not here to write about Sky products, I'm here to write about Sky TV themselves as a company. This is about their reluctance and inability to help a customer of over 18 years. It's about passing the blame, making sure THEY are all right. It's about dragging out a problem until you pass the contract grace period, then you are obligated for it's term. I've been with Sky Television for years now despite never being a fan of their customer service whether it's contact by phone, letter or email. Quite often there have been discrepancies in my bill over the years and it NEVER takes just one phone call to sort it out. You may leave the conversation thinking it has been sorted but 99% of the time it hasn't. This may continue over many calls so be prepared. Now to my most recent experience which has resulted in me cancelling all services and considering never having anything to do with them again. Around 12 weeks ago I decided to take Sky+HD as it was on a special offer and I was getting fed up watching the same HD movies on my HD player. I ordered the new box online and paid £79 up front for the box and installation. They were quite quick in coming out to install the box only a few days later. When the engineers arrived my television was on as was my old Sky+ box. I left them to it and went into the kitchen for about 30 sec. When I went back to the livingroom they had already pulled out the cabling attached to the old box and was removing it. They proceeded to install the HD ...

McDonald´s 13/05/2009

Review of a specific McDonalds restaurant. Yes just one of them!

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