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Move to back to Birmingham is finally complete, now I just need to find time to write! I have lots of catching up to do, reviews of pets, pet products, many video games, books and travel are all on the way... Eventually! ;)

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since 11/05/2003

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Next Hostel, Lisbon 23/09/2014

Staying at Next Hostel made me want to go to our Next Hostel!

Next Hostel, Lisbon Next Hostel, Lisbon, Portugal For our summer holidays this year we decided to embark upon a 2 and a half week trip around Europe. Obviously we wanted to do this in the most economical way possible with regards to places to sleep so we decided that hostels were going to be our best option. Our first destination was Lisbon in Portugal. Why Next Hostel? After searching the hostelbookers.com website Next Hostel came up as one of the cheapest and after reading a few reviews from previous guests everything seemed very positive and the location seemed acceptable too with the city centre being quoted as a 15 minute walk away. Next Hostel is located on Avenida Almirante Reis Nº4, Lisbon, Portugal 1150. The hostel is located very close to one of the city’s Metro stations which has a reasonably easy link to the airport. We arrived in Lisbon at about 11:30pm and we decided to follow the directions from the airport which were given by the hostel on the Hostelbookers website. The directions were very good and we arrived at the hostel within about 40 minutes of leaving the airport by Metro. Making the Booking As I mentioned earlier we used the hostelbookers.com website to make the booking with Next Hostel. Making the booking was really easy, we simply selected the date we wanted to stay and which room we wanted to be in. We chose the 5 bed dorm with shared bathroom at a cost of £7.85 per person per night. I then entered my card details on a secure page to pay a 10% deposit. There was ...

3 on 3 NHL Arcade (Xbox 360) 17/07/2014

Woosh, Bleep, Bloop, Blurp... It's 3 on 3 NHL Arcade!

Shoot Many Robots (Xbox 360) 06/05/2014

Shoot Many Robots... Literally!

Kinect Adventures (Xbox 360) 05/05/2014

Adventure Time!

Dead Island (Xbox 360) 04/05/2014

Welcome to Dead Island!

K-Swiss Lozan Tongue Twister Trainers 06/03/2014

Can You Twist Your Tongue?

Ikea Gubbrora Rubber Spatula 05/03/2014

Perfect for Omelettes & Pancakes!

Jet Set Go (WP) (Windows Phone) 12/02/2014

Jet... Set... Gooo... For a Few Days!

Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club, Krakow 26/11/2013

I had a Moo-Moo Baa-Baa Burger!

Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club, Krakow Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club, Krakow During the last year or so my partner and I have been trying to eat in as many different restaurants as possible here in Krakow. The restaurant I am reviewing on this occasion is Moo Moo Burger. At the time of this review we have visited Moo Moo burger on two separate occasions and I hope there will be many more to come. Moo Moo Burger is "officially" known as "Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club" but I don’t think I have ever heard anyone call it anything more than Moo Moo Burger so for the sake of this review I will be referring to the restaurant as Moo Moo Burger or Moo Moo. So, Moo Moo Burger is, as it sounds, a restaurant which specialises in burgers and burger themed meals. We initially chose this place in particular as firstly the name made me laugh and secondly at the time we had planned to eat out we both fancied burgers, but something of a higher standard than Mc Donald’s! Location Moo Moo Burger is located in the centre of Krakow on a side street just off Florianska Street which the main street leading to the main market square. It is about a 10 minute walk from the central train station and shopping galleries. It is located on ul. Swietego Krzyza, number 15 and is about a 5 minute walk from the nearest tram stop. We found the restaurant quite easily as it is clearly signed with a Moo Moo Burger sign above the entrance and there are a couple of nice blue neon signs in the windows with "Moo Moo Steak & Burger Club" lit up. Getting ...

Boogie Bunnies (Xbox 360) 20/11/2013

I Have No Urge to Boogie With These Bunnies!

Vancouver 2010: The Official Videogame of the Winter Olympic Games (Xbox 360) 06/11/2013

A Gold Medal for Vancouver 2010? Hmm... Maybe a Bronze!

Vancouver 2010: The Official Videogame of the Winter Olympic Games (Xbox 360) Vancouver 2010. Xbox 360 Vancouver 2010 is the Official game of the Winter Olympics which were held in Vancouver in 2010. I bought this game around 4 months ago when I was looking for some more "wintery "games to play as I was coming close to completing my favourite snowboarding game and I knew I was going to need a nice snowy replacement for this. So, does Vancouver 2010 fit the bill? Well, not really. While I do enjoy the game and I find it great fun to play I do feel that there is "something" missing as I will now explain. Getting Started After putting the game disc into your Xbox 360 console and going through all the usual manufacturer logos and Health & Safety warnings you will finally arrive at the title screen. It is at this point where I was expecting to be launched into some kind of story line about being an Olympic superstar or at least be given one of those annoying tutorials which you cannot skip as it turns out to be quite useful! But as it turned out, when you press the start button from the main menu you are swapped from menu to menu until you have selected the sports you wish to play and unless you decide to select training mode then the only tutorials offered are just at the beginning of each sport where you can press the B button to activate the tutorial. As a result of this I have quite often flicked past the tutorial and ended up having to reload the event as I had no idea what I am doing in most of them! From the main menu you will have the choice of ...

Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris 08/10/2013

Almost as Dead as a Doornail!

Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris Dead as a Doornail - Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse works as a waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Aside from her regular job as a waitress she also has the more unusual talent of mind reading. Due to this unusual gift the regular humans don't really like to get too close to Sookie, however as her telepathy doesn't extend to the Vampires minds she often finds herself spending time with the vampires and quite often she will end up working for them too, especially if it comes to interrogating humans for them. Sookie's life is not only filled with vampires but also Shape-shifters and Werewolves, all of these seem to come with their own fair share of drama and problems. As you can imagine, this is far from the quiet life which Sookie longs for but the quiet life is nowhere in sight as it seems as soon as one event is over with another one is following not too far behind. Recently Sookie's brother Jason was kidnapped by were-panthers who continually bit him and turned him into one of their own. Were-panthers appear to be like a cross between Werewolves and Shapeshifters. Werewolves are humans who turn to Werewolves during the full moon and Shapeshifters can turn into any animal they want to where as Were-panthers can only turn into panthers during the full moon. The full moon is approaching fast and Jason is about to change for the first time. Sookie needs to be there to support her brother through this time, but as always, nothing is ever that simple in Sookie's life. While ...

Beach House - R. L. Stine 07/10/2013

I Don't Want to Stay at this Beach House!

Beach House - R. L. Stine Beach House - R. L. Stine The sun is shining, the sand is golden, it is the summer of 1956 and the teenagers are enjoying their summer break at the beach fooling around in the sea, playing beach games and generally enjoying their youth. Four teens in particular, Stuart, the cool guy of the group, the guy who everyone wants to hang out with. Ronnie, Stuarts friend who is known to be the joker of the group and loves nothing more than playing tricks on the girls Maria and Amy. Maria and Amy are best friends, both are described as being equally pretty, however Maria quite often feels jealousy towards Amy. Amy is in a relationship with Ronnie. During this summer the group have met a young guy by the name of Buddy, Buddy is staying at the local Beach House, this surprises the teens as to their knowledge no one has ever stayed there, in fact no one even owns it, but nonetheless Buddy is now staying there for the summer and as he seems like a nice guy the teens are happily spending the summer simply chilling out and relaxing together. The summer is going well, Maria is spoilt for choice between Stuart and Buddy with regards to who she wants to date and this seems to be the major issue of the summer, that is until one by one the teenagers begin to go missing. All of the disappearances appear to be completely random and totally unexplained. For years their disappearance remains a mystery, no one knows what happened that summer and why all of a sudden these teenagers disappeared. Did ...

Shaun White Skateboarding (Xbox 360) 06/10/2013

Skateboarding To Save Your City!

Happy Feet Two (Xbox 360) 04/10/2013

Grab That Disco Fish and Get Your Pengiun Groove On!

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