Sunday, 11 December 2011
After much discussion, the manager agreed with the staff member and we were informed to contact customer service!
I thought customer service started in store? No gift from game in time for xmas!!
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Friday, 9 December 2011
Last year, I attempted to loose weight drastically as it was having a huge affect on everything in my life. After 10 weeks I had lost 4 stone! I was over 21 stone to begin with and at my last official weigh in (sounds like I am competing for a boxing title!) I was 15st 11lbs. I had done well, it was the hardest thing I had ever done in my life, but I had achieved what I had set out to do. The diet was The Cambridge Weight Loss Program. Now, a year on and two operations later I have put on two stone. Its very disheartening yet I only have myself to blame. I know its your mind you have to train and like any addiction its so easy to loose sight of the goals. Next year I have no operations, so I am once again determined to shed this burden!
Monday, 28 November 2011
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Thursday, 30 June 2011
As a family activity (although I was somewhat less mobile than them!) it was brilliant, my Son enjoyed it and learnt so much from the 30 minutes that we spent there. As a bonus, the pickings were splendid! We also purchased some double cream and some meringue nests- as soon as we got home we washed the strawberries and broke the nests up into a bowl, whisked the cream into a delicious fluffy puffy state and added everything together to make an Eton Mess! A recipe for this can be found HERE.
So for a great morning or afternoon out in the country, head down to the Farm Shop, not only have you got the PYO but you have a well stocked butchers on site, fantastic fresh produce and a lovely Restaurant to enjoy a pot of tea and some lunch! They also cater for kids parties so they really have got everything covered!
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Saturday, 25 June 2011
Friday, 24 June 2011
I love the town when its early, its in that not quite awake state where your undecided if you should get up or not!
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
I have been reliably informed that I should consider a smaller flight to make sure I have the merger to attempt the America trip (the last thing I want is to bottle it in the airport and head home without the family!) so with this in mind I am thinking Italy?
My old friend Ezio (R.I.P) was always pestering me and the family to accompany him on one of his Italian trips and I always had an excuse. I think it's fitting that Italy should be the destination of my first flight.
Where would you go if it was your first flight?
So, have you any tips or suggestions to help alleviate the stress and panic that I feel when I think of getting on a plane? In fact, when I think about entering an airport I get those feelings of panic so god knows what I am going to be like on the actual plane!
I know I have to do this, not only are my feelings holding me back but there holding my family back as well...
Friday, 17 June 2011
I love to support local business wherever I can, this place is a little gem hidden away in a beautiful village not far from Coombe Abbey Country Park & Hotel.
Christos is currently investing in a better Internet presence and concentrating on a social media profile including Google Maps. New additions to the Deli to be announced will be Free WIFI and special offers.
Christos is also one of the few suppliers in the UK who are providing Cheese 'wedding' cake's!
I can not explain how this little place makes you feel, it really takes away your days worries and transports you to 'Pumpkins' just for a few moments.
Wether your driving through the village on the way to work and want a hot sausage and bacon roll, or if you want some time out to read the paper and enjoy a pot of tea - Pumpkins will not disappoint.
There are few of these little gems Left in the UK today which is why it is so important to do our bit to support them, they go out of their way to provide a real service- The value add!
Pumpkins Deli can be found on Facebookand Christos can be contacted for Buffet or Cheese Cake orders on 01788 833094.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
I heard a great and very true quote from @Documentally whilst listening to one of his Audioboo's this morning -
"One of the things that hold people back is the fear of making mistakes"
So true in social media, and also in life...
Friday, 3 June 2011
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Social Media Distractions Are Costing Businesses Major Money
http://mashable.com/2011/05/27/digital-distraction-survey/(Sent from Flipboard)
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Saturday, 14 May 2011
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Tuesday, 19 April 2011
My iPhone contract is up! I have been doing some research into the best deals out there for me and my usage and have been desperately trying to get o2 to match whatever i came up with - I really did not want to move away from them as they have been excellent and I would highly recommend them.
That said, in this current financial tightening of belt world we live in I have had to do what is best for me and my pocket - ultimately I have had to move away from o2 reluctantly...
I have previously owned a handset on Orange and also never had a bad word to say about the network or the coverage. I am hoping this level of service has been continued, they have a lot to live up to!...
What are you experiences with Mobile Networks?
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Saturday, 9 April 2011
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Saturday, 2 April 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Sat at work today listening to the radio and a completely random song came on, it was a song that my Dad used to sing when we used to go out to the local club as a family on a Friday night. There would be an old lady who was hired for the evenings entertainment, sat behind an old electric organ.
My Dad, who was a fantastic singer- would spend hours up on the 'stage' blasting out beauty's like Tie a yellow ribbon & Ave Maria!
One of his other skills was his ability to play the bones! For those of you not familiar with this I shall explain...
The bones are literally two cow ribs about 6-7 inches in length, he would play them by strategically placing them between fingers and cracking them together- not unlike playing the spoons! Believe me, it sounded better than the explanation does.
I really wish that I had of had the insight and common sense to record him at his best, I would of loved to of heard him play and sing again. Just hearing one of his old songs reminds me of some great times, memories that I hope will be with me forever.
As Mothers day approaches, I think of how my Mum has coped with the loss of her soul mate of 50+ years. People were made of stronger stuff back then eh? I can not imagine going though what she has been through in her life and surviving!
I can see how easy it is to get low and despondent about things sometimes, it can be so easy to see the hard times and dismiss the good as luck...
I have been through so many changes in the past few years, personally and physically- no, I am not a woman really! No matter how different our lives are, what purpose or goal we strive for, friends lost and found, relationships and work- one thing is the same for us all.
Life & Death... It is as guaranteed as day and night. I suppose the difference is how we all cope with it.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
My local branch is called Watch Kennels near Monks Kirby, Rugby. this branch is headed up by a committed and dedicated lady called Sari Pearce, she is a genuinely lovely lady with a big heart for Greyhounds in particular.
Today, the family and I were at Ryton Organic Gardens with my Mum. We often take her out to the gardens as she is now unable to get out without support. As it happened, Sari and her dedicated volunteers were outside the gardens with their beautiful dogs. My Son, who loves his own three dogs- was mesmerised by the greyhounds. It is not hard to see why, they are such gentle animals.
It was lovely to see them all stood around with visitors to the gardens chatting to Sari and the team. The main reason for these events is of course to raise awareness and much needed funding for the Kennels. Recently, with the financial crisis within the UK and overseas funding has been reduced and things are very hard for the local branch.
Charitable donations have decreased dramatically since the financial crisis started and this has had an obvious effect on ALL charity's. Small local charity's moreso- Watch Kennels need support!
Now I realise that there are so many charity's that could benefit from your donations, but I would like to make an appeal to you directly to consider a donation to Watch Kennels. Sari and her team work long hours just to keep these animals safe and well, out in all hours trying to get a donation or some exposure for the charity.
If you can help in any way, please visit their site http://www.watchkennelsrgt.co.uk/ or give them a call on the number above.
Thank you in advance
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Sunday, 20 March 2011
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Saturday, 19 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
Thing is, in my youth it was all CB radio's and making little transmitters that we could hide in our mates house! I remember installing a CB onto my pushbike and riding for miles with my mates communicating freely- sometimes talking to people in Spain and other countries! (Sideband wasn't as well received as FM though!)Anyway, it makes me wonder- are we loosing our ability to absorb information or in our adult worlds is there too much information to absorb? Lee Martin
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Saturday, 12 March 2011
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Sunday, 27 February 2011
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Monday, 21 February 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011
On first glance, the packaging looks rather tempting. The iconic image of a take-away coffee cup is centre stage!
Open up the packaging and your greeted with some small sachets of heavenly powder.
Ok, so to cut to the chase - I tried this and was very surprised at the quality of the coffee. It will never take over from the absolute experience of grabbing a freshly ground coffee- that said, for coffee on the go that doesn't taste like dishwater. It's a winner.