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Cruise Loch Lomond 05/11/2017

By yon bonnie banks and by yon bonnie braes.......

Cruise Loch Lomond Cruise Loch Lomond Introduction This is another review from our recent short break in Scotland; our hotel overlooked Loch Lomond – in fact we could see the beautiful Loch from our bedroom window. When I spotted some cruise boats moored there, I knew that this would be something that my husband and I would enjoy – we both love being on the water. On the Thursday before we came home, we were due to go on an included tour of Glasgow with the tour company; however, my husband hadn’t been so well and didn’t really feel up to a day traipsing around Glasgow, so instead we decided to spend the day in and around the hotel – after all we had our return journey home the next day. One of the things we planned for the day was a cruise on the loch with Cruise Loch Lomond cruise boats. About Loch Lomond Perhaps next to Loch Ness (due of course to Nessie) this is probably one of the most well-known lochs in Scotland. Loch Lomond is located in southern Scotland and is part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The Loch is 39 km long, has an area of 71km and the maximum depth of the loch 620 feet (190 m). Loch Lomond has a shoreline that measures over 95 miles and on the eastern shore, Ben Lomond (3195ft) towers above the Loch. It is the largest fresh water lake in the British Isles, and is home to more species of fish than any other; including pike, brown trout, salmon, fresh water herring and powan. There are 38 islands on the loch, including Inchconnachan which was ...

Everything that starts with P ... 05/11/2017

Psoriasis - the blight of my life and my mental health.

Everything that starts with P ... I am currently suffering from a very nasty flare up of psoriasis, something that I have suffered with for over 30 years now. I cannot decide if psoriasis affects my mental health or if my mental health affects my psoriasis – all I know is that they certainly seem linked. What exactly is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a nasty skin condition that is said to affect around 2% of UK population. It affects both men and women and it can start at any age, but most often develops in adults under 35 years old. I was actually around 28 when it started on my scalp. Some people suffer more than others, with it being a very minor irritation for some but causing real hardships for others. It is a chronic disease that can involves periods when you have no symptoms or mild symptoms, followed by periods when symptoms are more severe; it isn't contagious, so it can't be spread from person to person and there is no known cure. Psoriasis arises when skin cells are replaced more quickly than usual. The human body produces new skin cells in the deepest layer of skin which gradually move up through the layers of skin until they reach the outermost level. Then they die and flake off. This whole process takes around three to four weeks with ‘normal’ people. However, with people with psoriasis, this process only takes about three to seven days. Because of this, the cells that aren't fully mature build up on the surface of the skin, causing red, flaky, crusty patches covered with silvery scales. These ...

Split (DVD) 04/11/2017

James McAvoy gives 1000% in all his roles in 'Split'

Split (DVD) -•- Split-•- -• Film Only Review -•- I have to say I have started to watch some shocking films on Sky Cinema recently- most getting switched off after around 15 minutes, and I wasn’t expecting much different from this one; however, I did watch it all – impossible not to - I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed this film. I do have to say, that while trying not to give away any spoilers, it is very difficult to review this film without giving a little away about it; I will attempt to keep this to the very minimum. -•- Tagline-•- . Kevin has 23 distinct personalities. The 24th is about to be unleashed. -•- Genre-•- • Horror • Thriller -• Film-•- “An individual with multiple personalities can change their body chemistry with their thoughts.” ' Split 'is a 2016 psychological horror-thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan (probably best known for his film ‘The Sixth Sense’) and is a standalone sequel to the 2000 movie ' Unbreakable; from the same director/writer, although it is not marketed as a sequel, Bruce Willis reprises his role as David Dunn from 'Unbreakable' in a short uncredited cameo role. Film Details Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum and Marc Bienstock Written by M. Night Shyamalan Cinematography Mike Gioulakis Release date January 20, 2017 (United States) Running time 117 minutes Classification 15 -• The Trailer •- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84TouqfIsiI -• -The ...

Do you still celebrate Halloween? 03/11/2017

"Now I know what a ghost is. Unfinished business, that's what."

Do you still celebrate Halloween? *´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Do you still celebrate Halloween? (¯`•..• Introduction •..•´¯) Not only do I celebrate Halloween, but this year I will do it twice!! Thanks to the school’s holiday policies one of my granddaughters has been on holiday the week before Halloween and the week before my other grandchildren were on holiday. So, my daughter and 7-year-old granddaughter Olivia came to stay the week before Halloween, as this coincided with my son’s girlfriend’s 21st birthday I decided to have an early Halloween/21st party on Thursday 26th October and to leave up the decorations ready for the arrival of the rest of the family and a party on Halloween itself. I am writing this review in my period of exile, in between the two Halloween events– so this review will be mainly of the first of 2017’s celebrations! (¯`•..• Halloween •..•´¯) “Boys and girls of every age Wouldn't you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see This, our town of Halloween This is Halloween, this is Halloween Pumpkins scream in the dead of night ” From: “This Is Halloween” by Danny Elfman Have you ever really stopped to wonder why, every year on the 31st October, people wear scary outfits and carve pumpkins? And just what is Halloween? Is it a real event or a commercial occasion that has come from over the pond? Halloween, Hallowe'en, Allhalloween or All Saints' Eve is celebrated in a number of countries every year on October 31 – which is the eve of ...

Moffat Woolen Mill, Moffat 02/11/2017

A wee stop for a wee shop, a wee tot and a wee....

Moffat Woolen Mill, Moffat <0> Moffat Woollen Mill <0> This review is about another place we visited on our recent short break to Scotland. We visited it on our return journey as it was our ‘comfort stop’, we had one and a half hours here – to browse, use the loos and have our lunch and explore the village if desired. Despite visiting Scotland on many occasions over the years, this was the first time we had ever stopped here, and I certainly think that it is somewhere worth knowing about for a break on either your inward or outward journey to Scotland. <0> Where is it? <0> Moffat Woollen Mill is in the Dumfries & Galloway region of Scotland, in the little village of Ladyknowe in Moffat and situated only 30 miles north of the Border, only 2 miles from the M74, at Junction 15 and on the scenic, A701, route to Edinburgh. On leaving the motorway you just take the A701 after around 4 minutes you take the 1st exit from the roundabout, staying on the A701, after a mile you turn right at Church Gate and you will quickly see Moffat Woollen Mill on your left <0> What is it? <0> “Moffat Woollen Mill - a great place to stop, a great place to shop, a great place to unwind and a great place to eat” Features and Facilities at a Glance • Free Parking • Level Access • Gift Shop • Restaurant • Children's Menu Available • Public Toilet Facilities • Disabled Toilets • Baby Changing Facilities • Cash, Cheque, Diners Card, Debit Card, Credit Card, Traveller’s Cheques and American Express accepted • Indoor ...

Smiffy's Roald Dahl BFG Costume 24/10/2017

Your child can look Look exunckly like the Big Friendly Giant !!

Smiffy's Roald Dahl BFG Costume *: Smiffy's Roald Dahl BFG Costume :¨* *: Introduction :¨* When we moved away from Cheshire we were 60 -70 miles away from our children and grandchildren; this was something that we had to think hard about before we moved. However, we decided we were only just over an hour away using the M6 (traffic permitting of course!!), we were moving somewhere that the children would enjoy and there were benefits to not being just minutes away from most of them. No impromptu babysitting, no school runs and no frantic phone calls from daughters wanting a fancy-dress costume in a couple of days for school plays, World Book Day etc! I still do get roped in for the odd costume, when they have enough notice, but I am rather pleased that they have taken to creating their own (one granddaughter went as Heidi with her mum putting her in a German costume dress I brought back from the German Christmas Markets for her older sister 5 years ago ; she plaited her hair in two braids, wrapped some bread rolls in a napkin and gave her a goat soft toy to hold – and she won first prize!!) or buying costumes off Amazon or E bay!! This year, for World Book Day, my 7-year-old grandson wanted to go as the BFG from his favourite book – Roald Dahl’s – The Big Friendly Giant. Thankfully, I wasn’t called upon to create the costume as my daughter bought a ready-made one-off Amazon. This is a review about that costume, after all World Book Day will be here again before we know it, and it would also make a ...

Inveraray Jail, Inveraray 23/10/2017

Go to Jail, Go directly to Jail !! Och aye.

Inveraray Jail, Inveraray Inveraray Jail and Court, Inveraray "A genuine 19th Century Living Museum. Where prison life is portrayed by Real People" Introduction On our recent coach tour holiday in Scotland we enjoyed a visit to the traditional county town of Argyll – Inveraray. It is a pretty little town but there is not really masses to do on a wet day, apart from a bit of shopping or visiting the wonderful Inveraray Jail, the church or castle. It was about 12 years since we last visited the jail; and as on the day of our recent visit, the weather was typically Scottish (wet), we decided to spend a couple of hours looking around the jail once more – with the added benefit of being child free. Where is Inveraray? Inveraray is a very pretty, predominantly white town on the shores of Loch Fyne. It is the largest town in Central Argyll, which takes in most of the shores of saltwater Loch Fyne and freshwater Loch Awe and is actually a ‘planned town’. It was established in 1745 by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, (head of the powerful Campbell clan). The This resulted in an attractive town which included houses for estate workers, a woollen mill, and a pier for the local herring fishing and it is now considered to be one of the best examples of an 18th-century new town in Scotland, with most of the properties in the centre of Inveraray having protected statuses. Inveraray Castle, which is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, was built between 1745 and 1760. This is a short walk from the town and ...

Morphy Richards 480001 Health Fryer 22/10/2017

For chips without the guilt

Morphy Richards 480001 Health Fryer Morphy Richards 480001 Health Fryer, 3 L – Black Introduction I am always on the constant quest to keep the old weight down – after losing 8 stones on Weight Watchers and now being a Gold Member – I do have to watch what I eat and how I cook. For years I coveted an air fryer (health fryer) but they were around £200, and I couldn’t really warrant paying out that sort of money. About 18 months ago my husband came in with a big box saying, “I managed to get you one of those fryers for £40); I thought this strange and when I looked at it what he had bought was what was called a ‘Tower Low Fat Fryer’, but was in fact a halogen oven! I didn’t say anything, he was chuffed, and I could do chips in it but not with the same result as the air fryer I really needed. Then last Christmas I was pleased to receive a ‘real’ air fryer – a 3 litre Morphy Richards 480001 Health Fryer – as a joint present off my youngest daughter and son; now it was my turn to be chuffed Just What is an Air/Health Fryer? Air/Health fryers use ‘Rapid Air Technology’ to cook any type of food that you would otherwise cook in deep fat. They work by circulating air to high degrees (up to 200°C/400°F) to “fry” foods these foods with 80 percent less fat, as compared to traditional cooking methods They leave the food perfectly browned and crisp and although it seems “fried” because of the crispy quality, the food cooked in an air fryer is healthier and lower in calories. If you’re cooking chips, for example, you ...

GoGlow Star Wars Darth Vader Plush Pal Night Light 21/10/2017

Stay away from the Dark Side with this cuddly Darth Vader light

GoGlow Star Wars Darth Vader Plush Pal Night Light GoGlow Star Wars Darth Vader Plush Pal Night Light Introduction It is school holiday time, and my first visitors arrived on Friday night – my daughter and 7-year-old granddaughter, Olivia. As usual Olivia came armed with a bagful of soft toys (which we added to with a new Scottie dog from our holidays in Scotland!); one of these soft toys was one that I hadn’t seen before, and was one that her mum had bought her for her 7th birthday in September – it was a plush Darth Vader (Olivia is mad on Star Wars) that also doubles up as a nightlight. About the Product This Star Wars based plush toy is for children aged 2+; measuring around 14” long and with a circumference of around 15”, the soft toy is based on the Darth Vader from the Lego Movie. He is mainly black with a grey striped under shirt, he is wearing a material hat and cape (that are not removable) and in his hand (again unremovable) is his light sabre that lights up with a bright reddish/orange and yellow light when you push the little button on the front of it. The toy takes 3 AAA batteries which are actually included with the toy. I didn’t see the toy when Olivia received it, so I wasn’t sure if it came boxed, but I have just asked her, and she said that he did come in a box, that had a hole in so that you could push the button and activate the light sabre– and Olivia is usually right about things, so I’ll take her word for it! The 8” long light sabre has a ten-minute automatic switch off time so just switch on ...

Fisher-Price World Of Little People L'Il Pirate Ship 20/10/2017

Shiver me timbers - the new price is a kings ransome!

Fisher-Price World Of Little People L'Il Pirate Ship Oº°‘¨ Fisher-Price World of Little People L’il Pirate Ship ¨‘°ºO Oº°‘¨ Introduction ¨‘°ºO Anyone who has read my reviews with know that I have grandchildren that are coming out of the woodwork (well 11 of them at the last count) and that I love a bargain! Having so many grandchildren who do love to stay here with me (I do realise that it’s where I live that is the attraction rather than me!!) I have a wide range of toys and games stored away, which I periodically go through and take the ones that I think have outlived their time with me to the local Air Ambulance Charity Shop. I had one such clear out a couple of weeks ago, but, as is usually the case, I also came back with some more stuff gleaned from the charity shop. On my last visit it was some DVD’s (including a couple more Christmas ones) and a rather battered box containing what seemed to be a complete Fisher-Price World of Little People L’il Pirate Ship set – which cost me the bargain price of £5. While this was bought with my 3-year-old grandson, and a couple of younger godchildren and great nieces and nephews who visit in mind, 7-year-old Olivia had a great time checking out the new toy and giving it a good work out on her visit last week. Oº°‘¨ The Product ¨‘°ºO While this was a second-hand toy, and – judging by the state of the box, was a couple of years old, the set still seemed to be complete from the description on the box; and - as Is common with Fisher Price toys – was still in excellent ...

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick 19/10/2017

Super, lusciously lustrous vamp lips from Revlon

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick <(‘ Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick ’)> <(‘Introduction ’)> I don’t know if it’s just me, but whenever I go away on holiday, even if just for a few days, I like to treat myself to a new bit of makeup for in my makeup bag. My last little jaunt to Bonnie Scotland was no exception, and on a visit to the Original Factory Shop to pick up some curling tongs (reviewed last week) I spotted some Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks for just £3, which seemed a very reasonable price for a good lipstick. One of the lipsticks, 006 Really Red Matte – caught my eye, seemed ‘my type of thing’ and so I popped it in my basket. <(‘ The Packaging ’)> Nothing revolutionary here, but it is a very classy looking product; it consists of a standard black plastic lipstick tube with a gold coloured band with the name Revlon around it – I do find that this case scratches easily in my bag. One slightly unusual aspect is that on the top of the tube lid there is a clear window through which you can see the lipstick, as you can see from the picture this quickly gets marked when you don’t retract the lipstick enough! On the bottom of the tube is a sticker the colour of the lipstick with the shade number and name on – handy if you want to replace the lipstick and can’t remember the name. The lipstick is 7cm long (just under 3”) and contains 5g of lipstick; when you remove the lid, the body of the lipstick is gold and it has a traditional twist-up mechanism. The lipstick itself is fixed well and doesn’t ...

Air America (DVD) 18/10/2017

A propoganda film to be watched with an unbiased eye

Air America (DVD) -•- Air America-•- Richard Nixon: “There are NO American combat forces in Laos.” -• DVD Review -•- This is another older DVD from a pile of DVD’s I was given that I watched recently, although almost 30 years old, this was the first time I had watched the film. -• Tagline-•- Anything. Anytime. Anywhere. -• Genre-•- • Action • Comedy -• Film-•- “Here at Air America, what's considered psychotic behaviour anywhere else is company policy.” 'Air America' is an American light-hearted action film from 1990 directed by Roger Spottiswoode. The film is adapted from a 1979 non-fiction book of the same name, by British writer and journalist Christopher Robbins, which told about the CIA-financed airline that transported weapons and supplies to Cambodia, Laos and South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. When released, 'Air America' received mostly negative reviews and it was withdrawn from more than one hundred cinemas in Germany, when the Gulf War started in January 1991. Film Details Directed by Roger Spottiswoode Produced by Mario Kassar and Andrew G. Vajna Written by Christopher Robbins, John Eskow and Richard Rush Based on Air America by Christopher Robbins Cinematography Roger Deakins Release date 10th August 1990 DVD release 4th August 2008 Classification 15 Running time 112 minutes -• The Trailer •- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099005/videoplayer/vi2008351001?ref=ttpvviaiv1 -• The Story •- "I'm used to being the weirdest person in the ...

Kaeso Cranberry Sensation Hand Treatment Cream 18/10/2017

Hands up - cranberries are not just for Christmas or turkey!!

Kaeso Cranberry Sensation Hand Treatment Cream .•*Kaeso Manicure Cranberry Sensation Hand Treatment Cream 250ml *•. .•*Introduction *•. I spend a lot of time gardening, cleaning out chickens, working around the house etc – all jobs that I know I should really wear gloves with, but I just can’t cope with them; consequently, my hands do suffer from the effects of my day to day routine. It has become quite a tradition now for my daughter to pop a high-quality hand cream in my stocking every Christmas, last year I received the Kaeso Manicure Cranberry Sensation Hand Treatment Cream which was a cream that my daughter was in traduce to by the girl who does her nails. It seems that the beauty salon she goes to uses this product in there, and was also selling it. I have to say that this was a completely new name to me, I generally use Crabtree & Evelyn hand creams. .•*About Kaeso *•. “The Kaeso ethos is to embody naturally derived ingredients with essential treatment formulas to deliver effective and luxurious professional products. “ Kaeso is a beauty product manufacturer who supply personal customers, beauty salons, spas and some beauty colleges; they are a reliable brand who care about what is in their products. All their products contain natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, Balm Mint, Chamomile, Geranium, Tea Tree, Menthol and - in this case -Cranberry which helps to nourish and lock in moisture. They supply body, manicure, pedicure, massage and aromatherapy products and all their products are free from Parabens, ...

Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna 16/10/2017

Disappointing Scottish tourist trap.

Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna «-• Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop ·•-» «-• Introduction·•-» Last week my husband and I spent a week in Scotland to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary, and also to get away from our cottage while the kitchen was being revamped. We decided to go on a coach tour, with Shearings Holidays, so that neither of us had to drive, and very nice it was too. However, there was one aspect of the holiday that did rather disappoint, and that was our two visits to the famous Gretna Green. If it was so bad why did we go twice? I hear you say; well these were not really visits but the car park at Gretna is the interchange where Shearings move passengers from their ‘feeder’ coached to the coaches for their Scottish destinations and vica versa on your return journey, it is also your lunch stop on both occasions. On both occasions we spent around one and a half hours there. «-• About Gretna Green ·•-» Gretna and Gretna Green are actually two separate places; Gretna is a small town nestled in the southern Scottish hills in the county of Dumfries and Galloway – it is known as ‘The Gateway to Scotland’ as it is only just over the border between Scotland and England. Gretna itself, is a planned town that was built during the First World War to provide homes for 30,000 employees of a munitions factory that was the biggest in the world - an incredible nine miles long! While nearby Gretna Green is famous for being the marriage capital of the UK. It was Gretna’s Blacksmiths Shop that ...

Enrapture Encode Totem Hair Styler 15/10/2017

I'm enraptured with the totem pole for my hair.

Enrapture Encode Totem Hair Styler Enrapture Encode Totem Hair Styler Introduction After months of growing my hair, and wearing it in a bun or straightened, I took the plunge last week and had it all chopped off ready for my holiday. Now I have never been one to cope that well with styling my own hair, I could do with my own private hairdresser to do my hair every day! So, I was worried how I was going to cope with styling my hair at home – especially the back. The hairdresser may say – oh it’s just a wash and go design – after drying it will go into shape but I always manage to look like I’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards after I wash my hair! Consequently, I took myself off to the Original Factory Shop to buy some curling tongues to try and keep my old mop looking something like decent. I have to be honest, my choice of curling tongues was based on just one thing – the price; and, tight fisted as I am, I chose the one with the lowest price tag – which in this case was the Enrapture Encode Totem Hair Styler, with a £15 sticker on them. About the Enrapture Encode Totem Hair Styler Although this product was the cheapest on offer, it certainly looked top notch – from the packaging I would have expected it to be a lot more expensive. The packaging is very chic, the product came packed extremely well in very attractive black and purple box packaging; the packaging consists of a metallic purple coloured box that is covered in a classy black sleeve with a curt out design, a picture of the product ...
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