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AdvantagesRICHADA learned lots from his dear Great Uncle Bill..........

Disadvantages........but not the kind of things that were useful in every day life!!!!!!

"...to engineering he always did everything by the "book", not necessarily using the correct pages in that book! Through his studies, also partly due to the nature of the product he decided to set up to manufacture, Bill proudly proclaimed himself to be a "Precision Engineer", impressing all with his claims to manufacture items to infinitesimally tight tolerances. OK, I can sense that I have lost you on two fronts now, you are: a) wondering what ..." Read review

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Community Level 5k8_lloyd


A Bristol Nativity

AdvantagesIt's over quickly.

DisadvantagesIt began at all.

"This is my take on Rachel (thingywhatsit)'s Christmas Challenge. In her words: "A CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE. I have done several Christmas Challenges with a prize since being a member of Ciao, and thought that as the season of good will comes upon us, why not try another, bring members together in this season sharing their thoughts about Christmas, either in the form of a story, a poem, or an A-Z review, but mostly participating for the fun of sharing. ..." Read review

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Community Level 6LR_17


Christopher Reeve - a tribute

AdvantagesThe life of a superman


"Hello fellow Ciao reviewers in the community. I have chosen to write a slightly different review today. It is to commemorate the life of a man who inspired and touched me as well as other members of my family. My tribute is to Christopher Reeve. Christopher Reeve was born on 25 September 1952 in New York City. His mother (Barbara Johnson) and father (Franklin Reeve) divorced when Christopher and his brother Ben were four years old, and his mother ..." Read review

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Remembering, Ten Years On. Updated.



"*******UPDATE******* ********I have decided to put my thoughts at the top of the old review, just to make it easier for me. Today, I was having a bit of a spring clean in the nursery. I am almost at the stage now where my baby could come at any time, so thought it would be a good idea to make sure I had cleaned the chest of drawers where the baby clothes will go. Upon opening the bottom drawer however, I found something I didnt know was still ..." Read review

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Community Level 6ScottishWe...


Wanted superhuman to negoiate a minefield

AdvantagesOnly for the employer

DisadvantagesOnly for the employee

"R for Recruitment agencies Earlier in 2009 I was made redundant from my job & started the process of looking for another. This was the first time in my working life I was without work. Things have changed considerably in the job market since the last time I looked for work & the stark realities of recruitment agencies have now been brought to my attention. Since leaving school I have worked in the Motor industry, starting off as a humble ..." Read review

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Community Level 4i_h8_celtic


i_h8_celtics first challenge REVEALed

AdvantagesMy first challenge

DisadvantagesWritten by me!

"...school that I can share everything with (except toothbrushes) and a large group of friends outside school that I can talk to and have fun with all day long. Seeing other people happy, I'm the kind of person that smiles when others smile, laugh when other laugh and cry when other cry. Playing football, the beautiful game, at every opportunity I'm outside with my friends having a kick about, trying to show off my non-existent skills. I can't ..." Read review

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Russell Silver Syndrome - The Long&Short of it! Review with images

AdvantagesMakes me stand out! Great friends at school who looked out for me, I'm petite!

DisadvantagesBeing quite short, injections, can't buy nice shoes!

"Chances are, the condition I am about to "review", is not going to be something you will have heard of. This is because it is a fairly rare condition, with only 1 in 75,000 babies born suffering from it, so it is not something you will readily come across unless you yourself know someone who suffers from it. The condition is called Russell-Silver syndrome, and I am someone who has this condition. I hope this piece of writing enlightens you about RSS ..." Read review

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My "Strangest..." Roll Call

AdvantagesIt's rather good actually!

DisadvantagesIt's a bit long and rambling

"I believe Janej47 started this and I figured I'd give it a go as I've not done any of her other challenges and I know how badly she'd like her challenges to catch on. So here we go... WHAT IS THE STRANGEST THING YOU HAVE EVER SEEN? The first thing that comes to mind is a group of guys I saw about a year ago, all dressed identically and wearing identical wigs and fake beards, all walking around in a circle in the centre of Manchester. I never ..." Read review

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No tapes, CDs or MP3s . . . . these Records are totally different

Advantagesthe possibilities are endless, it gets addictive, readers' tickets are free

Disadvantagestravel may be necessary to find things, not everyone likes quiet

"Some people get excited by the thought of a holiday in an exotic locations. Other people like nothing better than spending money. But I am a bit of an amateur genealogist; in layman's terms, "family tree researcher". It can be a seriously addictive hobby - and potentially expensive, too, if you subscribe to sites like Ancestry, Genes Reunited and Find My Past - but some things just can't be found online; I have come to realise that researching some ..." Read review

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A Real Rant.... Against The Benefits System

AdvantagesI feel slightly better for getting this off my chest

DisadvantagesBut it still all makes me so angry

"Dear Job Centre Plus staff AND people who make policy for Jobseekers Allowance AND scummy people who claim Jobseekers Allowance and work on the side… Firstly I want to say that I'm writing this just to get off my chest how ineffective the majority of you are in your roles and how much I despise people on benefits who are working on the side. Yes, this is a personal attack! Having had dealings with you from various perspectives over the years: a) ..." Read review

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Community Level 6BadCompany77


I Have Been Dyeing To Be Called Red

AdvantagesMakes Peeps Laugh

DisadvantagesIt Looks Red

"I Have Been Dyeing To Write This Review………. It was a Sunday morning and as I stared at myself in the mirror (which I do a lot) I realised that my grey hair was making me look rather old. Now for anyone else that is ok but I can't be looking old when my chick has just returned reblonded and looking good.................. So a little trip over to Tesco and there on the shelf is what I am after, a temporary hair dye by Garnier Movida. Plus it's ..." Read review

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I remember

AdvantagesThe ramblings of me

DisadvantagesYou may be bored

"The ramblings from the Mind of an older man. Here I am at my personal computer typing away. This is something that I would never have imagined as a small child growing up in Cardiff. Just why people could find me interesting I am not sure. Perhaps it is the fascination of the awful. Still if you want to know, I am about six foot in height. Large, rather than fat though the Doctors height/weight chart says that I am overweight but my chest has ..." Read review

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Community Level 6supersexyc...


Rules which Cats live by...

Advantagesyou probably need to have lived with a cat to find it amusing

Disadvantagesyou might not find amusing if you haven't got a cat or prefer dogs

"BATHROOMS: Always accompany humans to the bathroom. It is not necessary to do anything. Just sit and stare. Should you wish to, then rub yourself around their legs. This is especially effective (but hazardous) when the human is male and standing. DOORS: Do not allow any doors to be closed in any room in the house. Should a door be closed then stand on hind legs and hammer with forepaws, or alternatively scratch the door post with ..." Read review

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Community Level 7Elffriend


In Remberance of Family Life and Loves


DisadvantagesA little sad

"I was sitting at the table, going through my Christmas list Trying to remember friends and family that I’d missed. My memory is very poor so I tick off one by one Until my Xmas cards are wrote to send to everyone. But right on top of every list, there’s people gone before, Family I will never see or welcome any more. First my mother then my dad, a place I cannot fill, That makes my thoughts turn inwards and sometimes makes me ill. My ..." Read review

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My Rabbit makes me Rampant WARNING

AdvantagesEverything you need to know

Disadvantagesits 2000 words long

"...day a vibrator gives you everything a man can give you, except it doesn’t argue back and you don’t have to tell it how good that was!! Oh and yes I do have one and no I don’t regret buying it and rather than me going into details on how I use mine because I don’t want all you prudes out there giving me agro I will give you a few tips on buying! 1) Don’t go for the biggest, it’s not a dropping a sausage in ..." Read review

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