1912, 2014

Tumble Dryer Time

By | December 19th, 2014|Categories: Appliances|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

My favourite tumble dryer of all time was a White Knight. Known as a cheap brand but while it lasted I thought it was excellent. They also had the first A rated tumble dryer while all other brands were still D rated. Things have come along a lot since then. Most dryers are now a days C rated but it is pretty easy to find A rated ones too.

My next dryer was a HotPoint as White Knight no longer did that model or the next version up from it. Within a few weeks I had a rust stain down the front. I complained to them but they refused to do anything about it. Eventually they offered to come and check it but I had to pay their labour charges which were substantial enough to consider a new dryer. So when something else started to fail, I tried to see if […]

608, 2014

Compeed Blister Plasters

By | August 6th, 2014|Categories: Bzz, Health & Beauty|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I had the opportunity to test out some Compeed Blister Plasters very recently. My first thought was it has been a while since I had a blister, I wonder how I am going to test these. My second thought was “Oh No! I’m turning into a sensible adult!”. Needless to say I went straight out and bought myself some shoes (like I needed an excuse for shoes!). My new shoes very graciously gave me a couple of blisters. What was I doing? At least the shoes were nice.

Out came the plasters and I stuck them on. Within a few minutes I actually felt relief. I was amazed. Blisters are painful and they burn. The burning almost immediately stopped. You can see where the blister is because the area that is blister turns the plaster (or perhaps the blister) white. I found that the plaster stayed on until the blister was […]

3105, 2014

Toffee Crisp Cereal

By | May 31st, 2014|Categories: Bzz, Food & Delicacies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

I am sure you have heard and have tried Toffee Crisp Bars. I bet you are drooling. Well I have good news – from Nestle – the makers of Toffee Crisp Bars comes the New and utterly enticing Toffee Crisp Cereal.

I was lucky enough to be sent a complimentary box to try out and to review and so I munched away happily.

Toffee Crisp Cereal looks a bit like flattened clusters of chocolate crispies with small crispy toffee balls.

Ok, I will admit it is not as decadent as eating an actual Toffee Crisp bar but then it is a cereal and not a chocolate bar. As a cereal it is actually nutritionally comparable to other adult cereals on all levels. You can eat it every morning. You can use it as a substitute snack and not feel guilty about eating it! It is also not overly sweet as […]

1403, 2014

Saxophone

By | March 14th, 2014|Categories: Music, PUB2|0 Comments

Isn’t the selmer alto saxophone at guitar center a beauty? Sometimes I think I like the saxophone as a result of watching too much Simpsons a decade or two ago! I mean can’t you imagine Lisa Simpson playing on one? Lisa Simpson and Saxophones have become synonymous right?

Seriously speaking, I do enjoy listening to the Saxophone but sadly cannot play it and cannot even imagine a time where I would ever learn the instrument but still perhaps one of my little ones will take it up. Mind you, perhaps I am more partial to a Cello? Hmm!

 

Selmer SAS280 La Voix II Alto Saxophone Outfit (SAS280RS)

1403, 2014

Brand Names

By | March 14th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just a funny thought. Have you ever noticed how people sometimes refer to an object by a brand name. Here are some examples:-

  • Hoover instead of Vacuum Cleaner
  • Panadol instead of Paracetamol
  • Nurofen instead of Ibuprofen
  • Post It instead of Sticky Note
  • Coke instead of Cola
  • Gaffer Tape instead of Duct Tape
  • Vaseline instead of Petroleum Jelly
  • AstroTurf instead of Artificial Turf
  • Stretch & Seal instead of Cling Film (or is cling film also a brand name!! argh!!)

Enough already!!

1403, 2014

Interesting

By | March 14th, 2014|Categories: Music, PUB2|0 Comments

I thought this was interesting. I noticed that mesa boogie from musicians friend were only available as used products. I would have expected them to also be selling new products but every mesa boogie available was used. It made me wonder why but honestly I am still stumped. There are only 2 reviews and they are good reviews. However, it leads me back to the question why are they not selling new items too?