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I have been spoilt when it comes to the worktops in our kitchen as they are a very stylish and high quality black granite that look gorgeous but also wear really well – and I didn’t even have to pay for them, they were already there when we moved in
When I go to my parents house to stay over now and I need to use the kitchens I am always nervous about marking the surfaces which are no where near as good as ours. I have already burnt one patch by putting a hot pan straight down on it and the last time I was there I put a big knife mark right in the middle when I midlessly chopped an onion in half without using a chopping board – something that I would do at home on my surfaces in the kitchen without problem. To say that my dad was not impressed with me would be an understatement.
Should I ever need to do a search for “granite worktops Buckinghamshire” I am sure that TheGraniteHouse.co.uk will be the site that comes the most highly recommended as I know several people who have used them already and have nothing but priase for the service, quality and price.
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It’s not something most people would think of but you can earn a nice little bit of extra pocket money by simply using or sharing your skills with others.
My fiance earns a little extra cash using two of his skills – he fixes computers for people and he coaches others at snooker, a game he is very good at himself and has been playing since he was a child. He doesn’t do the coaching too often though as he is not a very patient man and he says that it stresses him out more than anything – given that mostly he teaches children to play and you need a lot of patience to work with them I can see why he doesn’t feel it’s exactly right for him
But if you do have the patience to teach children than it can be very rewarding to help them get in to sports and see them grow.
Another great way to help kids get into various sports though is to let them play computer games – it teaches them the rules of the game and the basic idea behind them so that when they do go out and play the real thing as they will no doubt be encouraged to do, they have a good understanding of what they are doing and are less of a ‘newbie’ than they could be.
If you are lucky enough to live in a country with a big winter sports scene then there are many ways have fun with virtual ice games online to get the ball rolling – so to speak – the possibilities really are endless.
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By now you will no doubt already use sites like TopCashBack and Quidco to earn cashback on your online purchases – but did you know that both have recently launched ways you can earn a little extra on your instore purchases as well?
Each week a number of special offers will appear such as “Buy any 1lt bottle of Troicana and get 50p cashback”, you make your purchase in your favourite supermarket such as Tesco, Sainsbrys or Asda and then you send them a picture of your til receipt.
It really is a simple and easy process but be sure you read the instructions and requirements fully – I bought a slighly bigger size of something than an offer on Quidco was for and the cashback was declined.
The best thing about ClickSnap and SnapandSave though is that there are some genuinely great offers each week that can see you getting products for free or even making a profit. Last week Quidco were offering £5 cashback on a 400g box of Ferrero Rocher which were priced at £5 in Tesco so effecively free. Topcashback had an offer for £2 off a £10 spend on fuel. This week they Quidco offering £2 cashback on a 700g bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup which is priced at £2 in most of the supermarkets this week.
So make sure you check the weekly deals from both these new services from the cashback big boys and save even more
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I am sure there’s not a woman on the planet who wants to turn 30. And since I turned 30 I am convinced I’ve got old over night. I see things now that probably aren’t really there – like looser skin, wrinkles on my forehead, grey hairs etc.
Also every time I get an ache or pain I blame my age. When I get into bed at night I moan and groan in pleasure like I am 100 because I get to rest my aching and tired bones. What I would really love is a memory foam mattress some of my friends had, I have heard about memory foam mattresses before of course but having never used one I didn’t really understand the appeal or why someone would pay extra for one – that all changed after I stayed over at my friends recently, my word those things are divine!
Unfortunately a full memory foam mattress isn’t on the cards right now as we have no spare pennies to afford such luxuries. But you can apparently get mattress toppers which are thinner (and cheaper) versions that sit on top of your existing mattress and offer a similar effect.
Mattress topper shopping here we come – these old bones of mine will be very grateful
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I’m very much interested in my own health and well being and a lot of people feel the same way, espcially in Januray after perhaps over indulging a little over the Christmas period. Eating whole foods, plant based diet does wonders for the human body, significantly reducing the risk of myriad diseases, promoting optimal internal system health, helping to maintain a healthy body weight and much more.
I also discourage pharmaceuticals when and wherever possible, as there are many plant based alternatives that can be very effective in countering certain health problems.
With that in mind, I find the Nopalea wellness drink quite interesting.
According to the manufacturer (TriVita, Inc):
Nopalea is a tasty wellness drink sourced from the fruit of the Nopal cactus (Opuntia Ficus Indica). The healing properties of the Nopal cactus have been relied on for centuries by native peoples, and they’re now available in Nopalea. Each 32–ounce bottle of Nopalea brims with the health benefits of the Nopal fruit. Nopalea helps your body neutralize its inner toxins and reduce its inflammation.
I had not previously heard of the Nopal cactus, nor the name Opuntia Ficus Indica, but when I looked up more information on the plant, my suspicions were confirmed: this is the cactus also known as the Prickly Pear, which is native to my home region, the Sonoran desert.
With the help of Nopal cactus extracts, Nopalea is packed with rare and potent antioxidants that are scientifically proven to help the body reduce inflammation.
TriVita claims that when you take Nopalea daily, it can help your body:
Cleanse itself of daily toxins
Promote optimal health
Seeing as though the anti-oxidants contained in this drink have been proven to help with inflammation (the leading cause of pain), I can see this product being a very helpful plant-based solution that could help many people. In addition, I personally LOVE the taste of the prickly pear cactus fruit, so it’s very likely that I would enjoy the taste of this wellness drink. I’m certainly looking forward to trying out Nopalea for myself in the near future.
Over 3 million bottles of the Nopalea anti-inflammatory wellness drink have been sold. To learn more, check out the Nopalea Facebook page or try it for free (only pay $9.95 for shipping) by calling 1-800-203-7063.
You can currently get a free sample by getting in touch with them, just pay $9.95 shipping.
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Are you the sort of person that hates race car games or puzzle games? You want to get right down to it with a nice beat em up and really punish your adversaries to a pulp? Then this site is just for you because you can live out all of your Ben Ten fantasies without even leaving your home! Better yet, you don’t even have to spend any money. Why? Well, http://www.ben10fire.com/ has a great arsenal of really fun and engaging Ben Ten style games for you to choose.
If the Ben Ten stuff isn’t quite your speed one of my favorite samurai titles to play online is Samurai Jack: Code of the Samurai. If you ever watched the cartoon on Cartoon Network in the early to mid 2000s, you’ll know this game was meant for fun. It’s very easy to play and is a bit on the action/adventure and side-scrolling side. You get secret weapons along the way that will greatly help you in your quest.
Another title you might be familiar with is Naruto: Battle for Leaf Village. This is another great series that was shown on cartoon network. Of course, they have a bunch of titles out for different next generation gaming consoles, but this online edition is kind of special. Basically, you not only face different ninjas from different clans, you also fight a bunch of different monsters and creatures. It definitely makes this game a bit more challenging. Controls are very simple and the game can get quite addicting. Trust me!
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I was wondering today how many hours of my life I must have spent playing super mario games over the years. I am a big Nintendo fan girl and Mario and Zelda games especially tickle my fancy – I think I spent most of my school summer holidays one year staring at my gameboy playing Tetris, Zelda and Mario in rotation.
I would say my all time favourite Mario game was Mario64 on the N64, the N64 remains my all time favourite console to this day and it must be what, at least 15 years old by now?
What got me thinking about this was starting at the brand spanking new Mario game for the Wii U that is sitting on my boyfriends desk right now. He got his Wii U delivered this afternoon and set it to download the updates, it just completed them at 5pm before he had to head to work so we didn’t get a chance to try it out and it has been sat there all night tempting me. He actually said I could play it if I wanted to but it doesn’t seem quite right or fair as it’s his Wii U and he should get to play it first.
He’ll be home in an hour though so not much longer to wait
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What is it with kids and loving all things gory, crazy and gross? I have nephews and nieces and they all love any thing that as an adult I find a bit ‘icky’ – zombies are a big favourite of theirs, they just love the make up and noises zombies make and whenever they need to go to a fancy dress party or the like that is what they asked to be dressed as which is good in a way as we just need a few costumes they can use over and over again rather than needing to get a new one every time like I suspect a lot of parents need to.
Vampires are also a big deal because they like the blood, they are forever playing this particular set of vampire games on their PS Vitas and drive their parents mad with it as it always makes them squabble but at the same time their parents love it because it keeps them entertained for a long time without them needing to do any thing.
They also love any thing to do with horror which is not my cup of tea, I have never been interested in horror games and movies and the like as I don’t see the appeal in feeling so scared that you can’t sleep at night but I know lots of people do love the horror genre. Thier current favourite thing is a website game called Happy Wheels and they keep trying to get me into it but I can’t see that happening, even though I do like the unusual concept and nature of it – you have to control various wheeled vehicles such as wheelchairs, mobility scooters and segways. I am happy they have found something they enjoy though
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If someone had told me a few years ago that by the end of October I would have already bought and wrapped most of my Christmas Gifts for the year I would have told them “No Way!” as my rule used to be that I would have nothing to do with Christmas until December 1st, sure enough though the striped socks for my dad, toblerone for my mum and new slippers for my boyfriend are all already good to go. Times have sure changed now with the shops full of Christmas goodies from mid October. The Christmas lights went up around town last week (though they are not being turned on yet!). Websites have started their Christmas offers and competitions and every email newsletter I get at the moment seems to be reminding me how many shopping days are left until the big day!
Personally I preferred it when Christmas ‘came later’ so to speak – as even though I love the season having it in our thoughts for so long just takes away from the magical and special nature of it for me.
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