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Cultcha - Maribor European City of Culture 2012 Review with images

AdvantagesCelebrates my much loved adopted home

DisadvantagesMore could be done to promote the event, especially for foreign tourists

"There are lots of people who can’t name the capital of the little central European country of Slovenia, never mind its second city, my adopted home of Maribor. By the end of 2012 I’m hoping a lot more people have heard of Maribor and perhaps that some of them have visited the city. Maribor is one of two cities (the other being Guimaraes in Portugal) to hold the title European City of Culture for 2012. I’ve visited several cities that have previously ..." Read review
01.01.2012

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Community Level 5kimp123

kimp123

Ciao Street In Ciao Town.

AdvantagesStimulating. Fun. Educational.

DisadvantagesNone.

"I myself have only been a member of Ciao for a short time, but in that time have learnt quite a bit, not only about writing reviews, but also about the other Ciao members. Recently I have seen many reviews about Ciao, in particular it's members and how they behave (or shouldn't) more to the point. Quite often the review outlines how people should go about their 'Ciaoing'. Now, we are all entitled to our opinion, and so I thought that I would express ..." Read review
01.12.2005

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Concerts - Not necessarily about Radiohead...

AdvantagesThe thrill of live music

Disadvantages...which apparently isn't sufficient for some people

"'''Don't get any big ideas...''' Ladies and gents, we're increasingly becalmed in a world of spiralling fuel prices, cast adrift in a time of seismic depreciation in the values of the houses we slaved for, and partaking of an era where we're almost nostalgic for the days when pondering how come so many folk liked Oasis was the worst of our worries. But fretteth ye not. I have made a discovery that will see us all back onto Easy Street. And, entirely ..." Read review
27.06.2008

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Community Level 5berlioz

berlioz

WHAT THE CROICKIE is this "CLASSICAL MUSIC?"

AdvantagesGets you thinking...

Disadvantages...or not

"...you will then be omitting everything from oboes to horns to piano. "In fact orchestral is probabally wrong as that would exclude string quartets which are also included in it." (Champ666) But anyhoops this neatly brings me to orchestration. When you think about it, instrumentation is a big part of how we perceive music. Here's a comparison I've used several times. What if a composer decides to write a piece of music for electric guitars with a ..." Read review
02.10.2005

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Community Level 3cleanfreak...

cleanfreakmama

The Tin man and the Lion without a heart

AdvantagesGives comfort, strength and will

Disadvantagescan be distressing, take a little of your time

"...chatting to him as if everything was okay, at the end of our chat he thanked me for brightening up his day! On another occasion when sam was in the neonatal unit for a month I chatted to a dear old lady every day for about 3 weeks, I looked forward to seeing her as she was truly lovely, I knew she had cancer and I knew she was dying but it still did not stop me from becoming friends with her. We used to chat about sam and how he was doing and we even ..." Read review
07.06.2007

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"CELL NUMBER 3 IS FREE P.C. SMITH..." Review with images

AdvantagesA roof over your head

DisadvantagesNo mod cons

"This review has been "re-cycled" following a most extraordinary experience this evening. Poking around on the internet, looking for something else entirely, I came across a very good website for Great Uncle Bill's old Club. For obvious reasons, I'm not going to name it here - but with apologies to the current members I have "lifted" a couple of interior photos from their site and I'll explain to you why! Towards the bottom of this review, there ..." Read review
18.04.2005

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Community Level 2trailertramp

trailertramp

cancer ...the word i hate... Review with images

Advantageswriting it all down helps me

DisadvantagesI always cry

"...when I thought I had everything going right for me in my life All I ever wanted was to be happy and with a man I truly loved and trusted and who loved and trusted me back and that is what I have with Paul the love of my life. So what is my problem this time you may be thinking...? Its took me over five minutes to carry on writing to you, to pluck up those horrible words that I need to put down on paper, the word that I dread and hate so much, I ..." Read review
20.08.2005

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Competitions - you gotta be in em to win em!

Advantages You may win some prizes

DisadvantagesIt becomes very addictive!

"...would regularly enter anything and everything resulting in all kinds of prizes turning up at my door - CD's, DVD's, Hair Products, Vouchers - even 6 months supply of coffee granules! My best prize to date has to be the holiday I won to Sardinia. 1 week in a private apartment in the very centre of the old town Alghero for myself and 5 friends, flights and transfers included. I was at work and had a call and this man told me I'd won a holiday as ..." Read review
30.01.2007

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Community Level 5Rachey

Rachey

Cancer and cardiac arrest and comfort eating. Review with images

AdvantagesThey can be beaten

DisadvantagesLoosing loved ones.

"...hoping with all my heart everything would be ok.She had only just retired and wanted to travel and enjoy her life. xxxxxxxxxxxRESULTSxxxxxxxxxx I remember my husband calling Anne as she had not called us.I thought that was a bad sign as maybe the test was bad and she was too upset to tell us?But how wrong i was.She was clear.I cannot describe the feeling i felt.Happiness, relief, pleasure.She was ok.She was going to live.Today she is still in ..." Read review
02.03.2004

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Community Level 6lipsalve

lipsalve

Cheeky children! Review with images

AdvantagesA reet laugh.

DisadvantagesFrighteningly true.

"...the shop quicker. ~ Precede everything with the words "I want". ~ Find a nice long aisle to skid along on your knees. ~ Sneak all sorts of exciting looking things into the trolley while your parent isn't looking. ~ When a nice old lady asks you a quetion, give her a blank stare and watch your mother answer for you! ~ Declare your need for the toilet whenever you are bored. (every few minutes). ~ Shopping displays are designed to ..." Read review
25.01.2006

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Ciao And Dooyoo Instead of Ciao Vs Dooyoo? Review with images

AdvantagesFun to use, nice people, you can earn money and receive feedback on your reviews etc

DisadvantagesPeople who copy reviews or write reviews with nothing but one letter repeated over and over.

"== Introduction To My Review == This review is one that has taken me a while to get around to writing. I have read many of the reviews written about Ciao both over here and on Dooyoo. I feel that a few of them have been quite unfair to the Ciao site. But, then everyone is different! My experience with the site has been a very positive one and those people obviously had different experiences to mine. I respect that but I do feel that some things that ..." Read review
30.01.2010

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~~CAMERA in the Digital World~~ Review with images

AdvantagesNo need to buy rolls of films and photo albums, no more scanning of images

DisadvantagesYou need more time to read the manual and familiarise the various features

"LOOKING FOR A DIGITAL CAMERA for a new unit or a replacement of an old one is quite a time consuming task - finding the best deals on top of new models in the market (high street and on-line). Choosing a digital camera is not simple. It is not easy to pick the best one from the others because each camera user or potential buyer has different requirements, interests and levels of ability to use it. Thus, deciding to get one depends on what you want ..." Read review
12.02.2007

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Challenges are Everywhere Review with images

AdvantagesThe self confidence

DisadvantagesTo be ascertained

"When I came back to Ciao Land after a break of more than five years, I could not recognize the territory, as it had developed into a more global arena. One evening, I ventured out with my most loyal mouse and it was fun. The atmosphere was so jovial that I wished I had come back earlier. There was a carnival spirit everywhere. Different varieties of mouthwatering food, soft drinks, etc. were available in the food stalls. People were enjoying in absolute ..." Read review
19.06.2006

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Community Level 2WillyWumbo

WillyWumbo

Private Investigations…

AdvantagesEntertaining

DisadvantagesNone I know of!

"...huge, and seemed to stock everything but the kitchen sink (which they probably will sometime soon!). Richada (or should that be Sir RichAsda Tesco Sainsbury?) was in the clothing department and appeared to be talking into his hand! I had to get closer to see what he was up to… Of course! He had a digital dictation machine (wouldn't surprise me if he got it at Asda). He was looking at the dinner jackets and mumbling into his hand again. Then he ..." Read review
24.03.2006

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Cinematic Challenge - courtesy of Zoe!

AdvantagesSome great films contained....

Disadvantages....but you may not seem to think so!!!

"...you try to work out everything that has gone before. - Reason to be patriotic? The Dambuster's or Zulu. Historically accurate films, the Dambuster's was actually filmed as a documentary, they revel in a bygone age where British ingenuity and heroism won the day. The fall of the Mohr and Eder dam and Richard Burton's magnificent narration at the end of Zulu, as he reels off the 10 names that received the Victoria Cross, will put a tear of joy ..." Read review
17.06.2004

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