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Fifteen-Firsts 08/10/2007

My first, my last, my everything.........

Fifteen-Firsts Im just waiting for another product suggestion to go through and so in the meantime heres a Members picks offering........ Id like to give a shout out to supercityfan as it is his take on this that inspired me to have a go at it............... ....cheers mate ! Okidoki you....get a read on!! 1. FIRST KISS --------------- ----- Oh mine was crap !!My first kiss was with a boy called Wayne and it was in an old disused council garage in Gloucester Place, Peterlee !! I was only about eleven and he was about nine. Talk about me taking advantage hee hee !! Start as you mean to go on is what I say ! Anyway. Wayne had a step brother called Keith who was ten at the time and I used to flit between them both - I was a right old floozy from the beginning ! It was usually the case that Id be Waynes fancy piece on a Friday and Keiths bit of fluff on a Saturday but I devoted myself to my Dad on Sundays so all other boys were out for me on the Sabbath!! 2. FIRST TIME YOU HAD YOUR HEART BROKEN --------------- --------------- --------------- --------------- ------- -- I was what they call a rink rat at one point in my life. I lived at Billingham Ice practically all week long and while I was there I began going out with a hockey player called Ben. We went out for ages but as we got older and went to a college together, we met different people and the b@stard finished me !!! Oh I didnt half give him what for as it stung my little heart so much back then but the ...

Marks & Spencer Yellowfin Tuna Fillets 07/10/2007

SINGING FROM THE SAME 'TUNA' BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marks & Spencer Yellowfin Tuna Fillets Hi there - its so good to be back with you all again. I've been away for a wee while getting my health back up yet again - those of you who know me will know all about my aches and pains and ailments!! Now for my first 'real' product review since returning…………….hope were all singing from the right tuna book!! MARKS AND SPENCER YELLOWFIN TUNA FILLETS 190g JAR - £2.99 I have been over the moon since finding this product at my local Marks and Spencer store here in Hartlepool. I was wandering round there last week- as I usually do - when I came across this product and what a find ! A jar of fresh tuna fillets, not chunks or steaks but fillets. Snap frozen at sea just as soon as they're caught - in the Indian Ocean might I add. From here they are transported to North West Spain and it is here that they're hand cut into fillets before being hand packed into each jar. These fillets have such a lovely depth of flavour which is utterly different and incomparable to the taste of tinned tuna. Its light, fresh, slightly oily and lights up the taste buds. The texture is soft and flaky yet robust. These fillets are preserved in olive oil which again adds a depth to the already wonderful flavour of the tuna fish. May I add that this product is completely dolphin friendly……… The jar looks very sleek and modern. It has a black label with gold writing and a small image of a trawler with many birds flocking around it. The jar is see through so what you see really ...

Online investigations, shooting down passenger planes? How far can a government go to fight terrorism? 02/10/2007

OUR GOVERNMENT RULE !!

Online investigations, shooting down passenger planes? How far can a government go to fight terrorism? Wow, this one is going to be a toughie. Its a subject that's on most peoples lips and one that worries almost all of us due to its ability to strike when even though were aware of it............... ..the ones that have caused carnage - did we see them coming ? It causes destruction, damage and sadly but unavoidably these days, death. You all know what I'm talking about............... .....terrorism. Its frustrating that we as ordinary members of the public cannot do a lot in our power to stop this wave of terrorism that seems to have engulfed the world since the turn of the century or can we ? Terrorism to me feels like an epidemic, like the plague as it plagues me. I worry that terrorism might strike when I'm mid - flight, when I'm on holiday and in the company of my child Manal and the lovely Sirfraz, when I'm walking into work. I worry that it will strike god forbid, anywhere that I or my family might just be. But is this fear that I and most of the population of the UK itself hold rational ? Do we need to allow it to dominate our thoughts and to fret so much over it? What are the odds of being involved in a terrorism incident whilst going about your usual business, going on holiday, flying ? And what exactly is being done by the government in order to combat terrorism ? Well the government are responsible for protecting the United Kingdom against the threat of terrorism so lets focus on what exactly it is that they're doing in terms of protecting us as a ...

Guess How Much I Love You - Sam McBratney 30/09/2007

Infinate love of a depth & dimension like no other

Guess How Much I Love You - Sam McBratney Hi there and welcome to my review on a wonderful book named Guess How Much I Love You. This is specifically the Jigsaw Puzzle Book. I discovered this book a few years ago at a christening in Pontefract. It was a fairly low key service conducted by the most odd female vicar. As part of her service, she read a story to the children present in the room. That story was Guess How Much I Love You. Since that day, we have been in love with this particular book and never tire of it. Guess how much I Love You is written by Sam McBratney. In his very own words, Sam spent his time - post war - "in short trousers and Fair Isle jumpers". Sam can remember studying intensely for his eleven plus examination before proceeding to go through grammar school and on to study - at Trinity College in Dublin - History and Political Science. In his adult years, Sam became a teacher, teaching in a further education college, grammer school and also in primary schools. Sam decided to take early retirement from his role as a teacher to concentrate on his love of writing. It is this career change that brought about this wonderful book that so many of us still love to this day. Sam McBratney has over time went on to win many many awards for his childrens books. He is most definately best known for Guess How Much I Love You and it was this very book that was shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler award. It is one of the worlds best ever selling picture books. Sam is married with three ...

Q & A 29/09/2007

And now Im back................ from outer space

Q & A Now I might be going over the top with the cafe stuff at the moment but its only because Ciao need to pull their finger out of their ar$e and get my suggestions passed............... ...... so I can get on with the good stuff.] Many thanks to Coloneljohn for bringing this to my attention. 1. ITV or BBC? I have to say ITV. Firstly it does genuinely have a better calibre of programmes as well as a good variety. Secondly, I , like most others of the Television License paying population, begrudge paying the bloody thing in the first place. I am not in the slightest happy at paying for re-runs of 1970's sitcoms or 19 o blonk black and white films. And why should actors of Eastenders and other similarly popular shows be paid copious amounts of cash for such an enjoyable job. I hope that one day the government bite the BBC on their bottom and put an end to the fee we pay. Id happily sit through dozens of adverts if it saved me payong silly money for the crap were fed now. 2. Sunny or Rainy? Now this does depend heavily on my mood of the moment. If I have a day off and am able to spend it in my home, I crave for rain. This is because the rain instantly creates a cosiness and makes me want to snuggle up on the couch with sweets, crisps and any other unhealthy crap I can lay my mits on, watching that crap BBC and pretty good ITV all day. What could be better than that ? On the other hand, if I have loads to do or have to be out and about on my day off, its nice if ...

reveals yourself in 100 questions... 29/09/2007

ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME...... its ME AGAIN!!!!!

reveals yourself in 100 questions... Hi again guys !! Nice to be back amongst you nutters. I have to give thanks to Saraha007 for bringing this to my attention - thought it might be quite an easy going one to do while I wait for Ciao to get back to me on my suggestions. This is bound to give a few secrets away about me isnt it ? Okidoki, lets get on............... .............. 1. Full name: Heidi Phillippa Readman-ahmed. I used to be Heidi Phillippa Readman but in 2001 right before Christmas, I added the lovely Sirfraz' surname to mine. I was pregnant at the time with our only child and we agreed that we would prefer to share the same name between the three of us so were all Ahmed's now. Mind you, I curse myself for doing it at times, ecpecially when Im on the telephone to companies and get asked ' could you spell that please ?'. Grrrrrrrrrrrr............... .............. 2. Nicknames: Oh grief, where do I begin ? Heidihi, Heidihi Hoediho ( pick your nose and off you go ) , formaldehyde ( my Dad's to thank for that one ). Its endless. Its daft as people come out with them even now and genuinely think Ive never heard them before !! Hilarious !! 3. Height: 5ft 3.5 inches - that half an inch counts massively to me ! Mind you whichever way you look at this, it equates to me being a short arse. 4. Hair: Short pob style brown hair with lots of blonde highlights. I did have hairs that was near my arse until a few months ago when I went mad and had over 2 feet cut off ! Ive still got it ...

Everything from 0-9 21/04/2006

OH MY WORD, ITS H FOR HORROR NOT H FOR HEIDI !!!

Everything from 0-9 I have had this in my drafts for a couple of years and so I decided to catch up on it and dish it out to you lot while I wait very impatiently for Ciao to approve my product cuggestions ( they dont half take ages at the moment dont they ??? ) I can recall reading Jesi's efforts on this one back in the day so Ill dedicate mine to her. ~~ Into what Era were you born ~~ I was born just this side of the eighties. 13th May 1980 to be exact........ 9.45pm on 13th May 1980 to be utterly precise ! But I was concieved in the beautiful and wacky seventies............at Knebworth 79' in a pokey tent with my Mother and Father commiting the ultimate sin of sex outside of marriage with iron pots all around them catching the raindrops coming through the tent and Pink Floyd performing live for this most special occasion ! The tent may have been holy but my beautiful parents..........they wert not ! ~~ Name 3 songs you can remember from that era ~~ Gosh this is a toughies really. I can name many songs from the eighties but in all honesty I dont actually recall them from that time of my life as I was only a youngster ! Red Red Wine by UB40, Rat in Mi Kitchen by UB40 and erm err.............let me think now........aaaaaahhhh.......Many Rivers to cross by UB40. Do you think its obvious that I like this band ? Id actually give Ali Campbell one any day............... ........ (blush !!) ~~ What is your first Good memory as a child ~~ Oh good gosh, I have so many good ...

What I would do if I won the lottery 09/02/2006

Money money money... its a rich girls world

What I would do if I won the lottery Oh god, havent we all asked ourselves this question or been asked it by someone ? In fact I must have been asked this dozens of times over the years since the lottery began, in 1995 I think it was. Correct me if I am wrong ! Rather than waffle on creating a page of merged in sentences, Im going to tell you of five things that I would invest in should I ever win the lottery. Its highly unlikely you do realise ? One can dream........ 1. Now of course I would invest in the one thing that most winners firstly and foremostly go on to invest in...... a bigger and better property. Some love plain old houses, some love penthouse flats, some love farms or villas. Me ? I have always for a good few years dreamt of owning my own large town house. Three storeys high. I would make sure my living room area was on the middle floor so that I could savour the wonderful views of the north sea coastal areas that we are lucky to have living here in Hartlepool. Id have en suite bathrooms for every bedroom and Id make my daughters room into a pink palace or whatever she really wanted at the time. Id have an authentic victorian bed with huge ornate and intricately designed ends. Id also have lots of victorian antique furniture throughout as I love the feel and the style of that era. Most of all it would be mortgage free and somewhere I could truly call home. 2. Secondly but no less important than a roof over my head, Id invest in my family. Id be keen to see that those I am closest to ...

The Weirdest Dreams I've Had 09/02/2006

All black and White ? Theres grey in between.

The Weirdest Dreams I've Had I couldn't resist telling you the entire story about a dream I once had that felt so so real. It is the weirdest dream I have ever had and will remain so probably……….. it really was that weird! Let me set the scene………. ……………………………. Evergreen Caravan Park, Crimdon, near to Hartlepool. A small circle shaped area which housed around 25 caravans with a small play area and green field in the centre. A close kit caravanning community you could say. The park is surrounded by a dene, a huge dene full of steep drops and huge trees of all possible descriptions. I recall picking brambles from the bushes that surrounded my Grandmothers caravan and making pies with them A walker's paradise, a nature lovers dream and……… the setting of mine….... ..........It all 'happened ' ten years ago when I was sixteen. I was sound asleep in my snug and comfy bed in my own bedroom at my Fathers home. Then suddenly my ordinarily happy, active dreams took a somewhat sinister and slow twist. Everything turned from colourful hues to black and various shades of grey. What was about to happen would be something Id have said wouldn't ever happen to me in a month of Sundays, in a blue moon or even…………….in my dreams. Although in reality I was in my own bed, in my dream I was asleep in bed at my grandmothers caravan on Evergreen. I remember the caravan vividly. It had two bedrooms, a kitchen and a lovely front room just like a miniature version of a real home. It was painted two shades of yellow on ...

10 Things that Make Me Happy 08/02/2006

Happy talk...talk about things you like to do

10 Things that Make Me Happy First of all Id like to say how glad I am to be back once again. As many of you Ciao veterans know, I am almost constantly ill and have to often take unwanted breaks from normal day to day life in order to get myself back up and running again. Im over the moon to be back despite a thing or two troubling me as Duncan and Richard are aware. Thanks lads for helping me on this score. Thankyou. And so on with the show I guess ! Id like to introduce to you my top ten things that make me happy.......... 1. One has to be Ciao itself. Over the years I have been a member of this website, I have managed to meet many good good friends and aquaintances, most of whom are still with us here on Ciao today. Sadly or angrily - whichever way you choose to see it - some are not with us here on Ciao any longer........ I wont delve in to that just now. On a brighter note, Ciao has not only helped me to develop my skills in writing and my grammar, but has also helped me to gain the ability to form and uphold these wonderful friendships. I can also be gone many months through illness and return feelinglike Ive never been gone. Friends just pick up with me where we left off previously..........dependable and trusty. It has also, in times when abuse has been running high, helped me to hold my head up and rise well above all of that. Abuse is a part of Ciao that if we unite we can overcome. Keep up the good front on this one !! 2. My Little angel....... Manal Amani Ahmed. She has ...

Quick and Easy Recipes 11/10/2005

Rice thats twice as nice !

Quick and Easy Recipes Hi there chums. What a week Im having here on Ciao this week. Ive been away from my desk so to speak as you all know, what with me being bad and in and out of hospital. Im back and forth all the time and my health is more up and down than a world champions yo-yo. Never mind about that though. Im going to tell you all a little secret recipe of mine now, one that I tend to create at least three or four times each week, much to the delight of my daughter Manal Amani who loves this meal to bits ! Its a recipe for my version of vegetable fried rice. Its quite remeniscent of the sort you would expect to see in your local chinese restaurant though mine is slightly adapted and involves chunky vegetables rather than the tiny cubed morsels of carrot and peas like pellets you get at the local chinese. - Right then first of all heres a list of ingredients for you to be starting off with. I have listed the vegetables that I personally would happily use in this dish though of course as with any good recipe, this recipe is adaptable to your own personal tastes and preferences. At the end of the day it is much better to use only what you really enjoy in terms of ingredients as it makes for a better and more satisfying meal. Theres nothing worse than being served a meal where you sit picking out things you dont like. Please bear in mind that you wont be cooking the vegetables as much as, lets say, for a Sunday lunch. The vegetables will be slightly crunchy and the taste does differ when ...

L'Oreal Paris Volume Shocking Double Mascara 01/09/2005

Well blow me down with a mascara wand...

L'Oreal Paris Volume Shocking Double Mascara Hi guys, I keep coming back like a bad smell this week dont I ! What a product I have for you in this review though, seriously, this stuff is what dreams are made of in terms of make up products. Its L'Oreal Paris Volume Shocking Double Mascara. Now let me introduce the company its made by before I go on to describe the product in deep detail....... L'OREAL L'Oreal is a company that was set up in France with the intention of producing a range of cosmetic products for women. It soon became a brand which was well known for its elegance and sophisticated reputation. Over the years and still to the present day, L'Oreal has created cutting edge, state of the art make up products that far out sell and out do other competitive companies in terms of their advancement in the cosmetic world and their quality. The people at L'Oreal have , as they say and I quote ' a passion for innovation, performance, style and a sense of premium which is encapsulated in the 'because your worth it' philosophy ' Though the L'Oreal group is made up of several diffeent divisions, the L'Oreal Paris brand is currently the largest of the companies brands in the United Kingdom, outselling all other divisions and making up a a third of total L'Oreal product sales within this country. L'Oreal Paris not only produce cosmetic prduct but also other well known hairstyling products such as Elnett, Recital, Feria and Open and Casting to name but a small few. L'Oreal would like to make us aware that they ...

Asda Gingerbread Men 01/09/2005

Hansel and Gretal are out of fettle......

Asda Gingerbread Men Hi ! Your back again ! Cant get enough of my wonderful reviews can you ? I knew that's what it was ! Well that fine because here's another one for you to digest. This is a review on a new line that Asda have brought out in gingerbread men. Don't you just love gingerbread men ? I adore ginger full stop and so anything with even just a smattering of ginger in it I tend to love ! I'm easily pleased but am I as easily pleased with Asda's own version ? You'll have to read on and see ! I'm not only gong to tell you all about the gingerbread men I'm reviewing but also all about the history of gingerbread, where it originated from and who its thought dreamt up the idea of biscuit men in the first place. ~ Gingerbread men, where do they come from ? It is widely thought that the first gingerbread recipe dates as far back as 1390, can you believe that ? Of course as time has passed, and many many centuries of time at that, the very true original creator of gingerbread has long been forgotten and so we are forced to carry on the history of gingerbread by travelling in time to the year 1793 and the town of Market Drayton in Shropshire. Market Drayton people, Draytonians as they are referred to, are renowned for their gingerbread and the town has been associated with it for well over 200 years now. The original recipe that Draytonians use, a recipe that remains a secret to this day, has rum in it of some quantity or another and even though this is so, the Draytonians still ...

Everything that starts with O ... 27/08/2005

Would I Could I, Should I ???

Everything that starts with O ... Now I am led to believe that the credit due for this review if directed toward the member we all know as electricfrog5. Thanks ever so much matey for a nice, easy, laid back review that I know Ill enjoy doing as much as I have read other versions already written. Here goes, hope you like what you read even if it is me droning on about myself yet again ha ha hee hee !!! Now tell me.............would you rather…. 1) Live in a wigwam... or share a bed-sit with Graham Norton? Id have to say Id love to be sharing a bedsit with Graham Norton as I can imagine him being so hyper and excitable that he wouldnt fail to brighten up my day. He seems like he would have a brilliant affinity with children and so he would be a great form of entertainment for my daughter Manal Amani. She would find him very funny and would laugh non stop and if the bedsit was filled with laughter constantly then Id be very content. I also reckon that Graham Norton would have a very full social life and probably wouldnt be around as much as the creator of this question thought he would be. As for the alternative choice of answer, Id be bored to tears in a pokey wigwam and probably wouoldnt be able to speak to any other people around unless they spoke English, Spanish. Punjabi or Urdu that is............... .. Id be frustrated at the lack of space and way I wouldnt be able to decorate or buy nice items to adorn my surroundings. Can you imagine it, I mean you dont even have the four walls to ...

Everything that starts with S ... 26/08/2005

Chit chat

Everything that starts with S ... I beleive this challenge originates from a former member known as Sirg0508. Debbie is still with us here at Ciao but write under another name, Sirg1006. I doubt mine will be as good but here goes, as long as it keeps you lot engaged then Ill be happy..... A. What is the time? Date? Well as far as Im aware its Friday August 26th 2005 but it may as well be Friday 13th again as its not a good day for me today. The last Friday 13th we had in May was my birthday and also the day I got admitted to the hospital with cellulitis. What a triumph !! B. What is your Ciao name and why? My Ciao name is Hiedihi. This is something I was always being referred to as a child growing up and so it has stuck. Now, I can see you all looking puzzled as to why I spell my proper name Heidi and my Ciao name Hiedi. Thats only because many years ago when registering my e mail address, Heidihi was taken by someone else and so I just swapped it round to Hiedihi. Ive kept it that way for anything I join where I need a user name. C. Have you ever received an e-mail from Abuse@Ciao? Im not sure on this one. As many of you will remember I suffered some terrible abuse at the hands of a Ciao member under the name of orientalmai. This girl said so many nasty nasty things and left horrid comments in my guestbooks, so much so she had me in tears of frustration. I did of course report her to Ciao and she was eventually banned from Ciao. Does the e mail correspondence from Ciao in relation ...
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