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Bullying....My rollercoaster ride.

AdvantagesSeeing them as low lifes in the future, and feeling great about it.

DisadvantagesIf you can't beat em, don't join em. Bullying can hurt.

"Bullying…My rollercoaster ride. Bullying comes in a lot of different forms, it could be name calling, being spat at, having your things stolen, being punched, people talking about you behind your back, discrimination, racial abuse, other kinds of abuse, I could go on for hours. In this piece I'm going to tell you the story about the low life's that bullied me to breaking point when I flipped and how I overcome it. I'll try to put some funny bit's ..." Read review
23.01.2006

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Community Level 3annettc99

annettc99

I just need to get this off my chest. Review with images

AdvantagesIt might help save your life.

DisadvantagesNone. (Except me droning on. A lot!)

"...least then I'll be doing everything I can - I owe it to myself and my family. ..." Read review
06.08.2004

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My Birth Story Review with images

AdvantagesQuick Labour, Needed no Pain Relief, Being a Parent is AMAZING!

DisadvantagesNone I'd do it all again in a heartbeat so it can't have been that bad!

"...the bathroom floor and giving everything a really deep clean. When my husband came home he said “you’re nesting” and we both had a giggle about it as I usually hate cleaning. His friends came over in the evening and they went off to the shop, when they came back I was running round with a feather duster cleaning any cobwebs I could see from the ceilings. Next on my hit list was the hob in the kitchen but I thought it would be rude to go off and clean ..." Read review
23.05.2011

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Community Level 5berlioz

berlioz

An ardent Romantic with a cause Review with images

AdvantagesHopefully brings some insights into the life of an underrated artist

DisadvantagesMaybe I'm being a little too analytical

"...of worship. As just about everything else in his life, he considered religion within the poetic and dramatic contexts of his general outlook on life. In this outlook God and faith became something far beyond the institutionalised religions that he felt supressed real faith. He had a deep dislike towards protestantism and particularly puritanism that Luther epitomised, he hated the sort of teachings of the Old Testament that led to religious wars and ..." Read review
23.05.2006

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Community Level 6oldchem

oldchem

Belgian Food - it's more than frites and mayo!! Review with images

AdvantagesA delicious cusine

DisadvantagesNone

" == BELGIAN CUISINE == Poor little Belgium does get some very bad press. If most people were asked about Belgian food they would probably say chocolate and chips and mayonnaise!! Today I am here as an honoury ambassador of Belgian food and will try to show that there is more than frites and chocolate to Belgium. Belgium is sandwiched between France and Holland along the North Sea, It covers a strip of land almost 200 miles long and ..." Read review
26.10.2009

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Community Level 7Elffriend

Elffriend

My daughter's Birthday Review with images

AdvantagesA happy day

Disadvantagesnone!

"...May 2003. Melissa again dropped everything to come down and support me. After the funeral, she had to go back to London; she had booked two weeks holiday for her wedding and the honeymoon. Before she left, she took me to Monsoon to buy a wedding outfit; I had no heart left to do it for myself. How very glad I was that she helped me to do this. Going through my mothers photographs, gave me an idea for a special present, although I had given her ..." Read review
15.07.2004

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Community Level 5hukerjohn

hukerjohn

A look into booze and bartending...

AdvantagesGood banter, good mates, great cocktails!

DisadvantagesDrunkeness... Both you and the customers!

"Member advice on bartending! Or just a sneaky peak into all things alcohol… Being a bartender is pretty straightforward, becoming a good bartender is a little challenging but becoming a great bartender might be a good deal more difficult than everyone thinks… In this review I’ll look at product knowledge, presentation, flair bartending, and other random bits ad bobs!. I’ll try my hardest to throw in a few little known interesting booze-related ..." Read review
21.05.2007

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Dem bones, dem bones, dem broken bones!

AdvantagesMight get a bit of sympathy..

DisadvantagesJust name it-there's so many!

"I fortunately have never broken a bone. I have never had to care for someone else who had until recently..... ۞ ۞ Here I am about to document the procedure from the onset of the accident up to the day of recovery. I hope this may help anyone else who suddenly finds themselves in this position. and does not know what to expect. ۞ ۞ ♥ The day it all began. It was Tuesday 9 March at 1-15 pm. I had done one job in the ..." Read review
06.04.2005

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100, but still with visibly younger-looking skin Review with images

AdvantagesBeginning to fight seven signs of ageing as you cleanse

DisadvantagesSeveral members' husbands will hunt me down like a dog

"Sweary and tallulahbang goaded me into doing this beauty challenge. Why me? I know I'm not the most masculine of men. But I've always drawn the line at make-up. This is mainly because I fear I'd be too convincing in drag (it's the child-bearing hips). Maybe that's also the reason I prefer women with minimal make-up. I've been mocked in the past for my tastes: women scornfully assure me that they all wear some sort of slap. I'm apparently just ..." Read review
28.07.2006

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BABY LOVE (A Short Story)

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"...relatively normal. He would give up everything for his child. I knew it. ---------------------------------------------------- And, sure enough, he did. When he arrived, he was extremely sceptical – he seemed pretty suspicious (with good reason, I suppose). But I’d known it would pan out this way and I’d taken the necessary precautions. I also, conveniently, had a pregnant friend who owed me a favour (see? Even I realise it pays to do the ..." Read review
15.02.2005

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Batman's 75th Anniversary Tribute

AdvantagesA brrilliant, evolving and complex icon

DisadvantagesThe Schumacher movies

"...liked, Schumacher pretty much undid everything Burton was setting up in “Batman Forever”. Long before the like Sam Raimi and others were carefully plotting their fantasy franchises so that sequels would be carefully thought out and plausible continuations of plots set up in previous films rather than the transparent cash-in efforts that have long dominated genre pictures, Tim Burton had several elements put in place in his films. One of the most notable ..." Read review
23.07.2014

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Community Level 4mizzjasmine

mizzjasmine

I Heart Busted, True Luv 4 Eva

AdvantagesMiss Mackenzie

Disadvantages'Pepsi lets me taste you'

"...is everywhere I go now…/you’re everything I want in someone/but you don’t know who I am’. Aaaawwwww, bless. Less bless is this: ‘trackin you down on the internet/cos I ain’t seen you naked yet’. Well. Here’s the genius lyric (truly terrible): ‘and I think I’m obsessed with you girl/cos I copy everything you do now/and Pepsi let’s me taste you’. Eeeewwww. The daughter is very much into the bits where the music stops for just the right ..." Read review
17.10.2004

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Community Level 6phoenixgreen

phoenixgreen

STAND UP IF YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL...

AdvantagesREAD REVIEW

DisadvantagesREAD REVIEW

"...flushes toxins out, and keeps everything inside working the way it should, and staying hydrated is really the best way of keeping you skin soft and subtle, keeping your bladder and gut healthy, and generally keeping your insides in tip top condition. 5) Time for relaxation - quality "me" time Now this is important. We all know who we are, what we want out of life, where we're headed. At least we do most of the time. But there are times when ..." Read review
20.11.2006

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Community Level 5FlameDruid

FlameDruid

Breaking a leg in Brum - a true story

AdvantagesThe seventies are over

DisadvantagesI creak in the winter

"One Step at a Time For a long moment I am inside a thunderclap. Then - not for the first time - I fly over a car and hit a wall. I'm inverted so - after a cartoon pause - I follow gravity to the blue-brick floor and crash crumpled in a heap. My eyes open. The metal rim of my broken visor lies on my leg and I think a smashed car bumper is stuck in me. With a grim smile I see what it is and am grateful. My other leg appears to be missing, ..." Read review
02.12.2004

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Bodies, Bodies everywhere.

AdvantagesNone of them were annoying Dublin living statues

DisadvantagesThey looked plastic. Expensive. Short

"It's 12 o'clock in sunny Dublin on Saturday the 20th of June 2009. Spanish tourists have started to gather in large groups at the entrance to every single place of interest ready to be unyieldingly in the way of everyone else. Many Dubliners are either talking about the Britney Spears concert the night before that caused a hell of a lot of traffic on the Belfast to Dublin road or the Oasis concert that caused a hell of a lot of traffic on the Belfast ..." Read review
28.06.2009

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