Month: March 2015

PREVIEWING A SELECTION FROM THE OUTDOOR CLOTHING RANGE (MEN AND WOMEN) AT ALDI UK

Here is a full list of Outdoor Wear which will be on sale in Aldi Stores as Aldi SpecialBuys from Thursday 02 April and are available while stocks last. M/L TREKKING JACKET £29.99 LADIES TREKKING BOOTS £19.99 M/L TECHNICAL SOFTSHELL JACKET £19.99 LADIES LIGHTWEIGHT WALKING SHOE £14.99 MENS LIGHTWEIGHT WALKING SHOES £14.99 M/L TECHNICAL TROUSERS £14.99 M/L TREKKING MERINO BASE LAYER £14.99 HIKING BACKPACK £13.99 WALKING POLE 2PK £9.99 M/L TECHNICAL FLEECE £8.99 MAXI LUNCH POD £4.99 and M/L STRETCH GLOVES £4.99 NEOPRENE SUPPORTS £2.99 and MEMORY FOAM INSOLES £1.59   Note: the compass, maps and signs appearing in the third illustration above are decorative only and are not available to purchase Advertisements

Check out the cover of the first fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Originally posted on Metro:
It’s been nearly a decade since the final Harry Potter book was released, but JK Rowling’s series is still as popular as ever. An illustrated version of the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is to be released in October and Bloomsbury Publishing have just given fans a sneak peak of the cover. The new edition was illustrated by award-winning artist Jim Kay, who previously said he was terrified about the prospect of taking on the Harry Potter world. The fully illustrated edition is out in October (Picture: Bloomsbury) All seven books from the series will be published in full-colour editions over the next few years. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, renamed as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US, was first released back in 1997. There have of course been several editions of the novels since then, but this is the first fully illustrated version. The original cover of the first Harry Potter book (Picture: Bloomsbury) [metro-link url=”http://metro.co.uk/2015/03/24/its-uptown-funk-the-harry-potter-edition-and-voldemort-is-here-to-give-it-to-ya-5117915/” title=”It’s Uptown Funk: the Harry Potter edition…

Stage Review – ALL MY SONS

All My Sons is a Talawa Theatre Company touring production. Arthur Miller’s play is business owner Joe Keller’s story of tragic events and dark secrets, and how his troubles have impacted on his family and on his relationships with others. In Act I we meet people that are so close knit and deeply connected that before the curtain even rises for the second Act, we know that the conclusion is going to be a revelation and hugely dramatic. Which it is! Strong performances are therefore necessary on every level. On one hand players need to be portraying people that are outwardly enjoying the company of family and old friends and making those moments of being playful and warm with each other truly believable. While, at the same time, we must see that some character pairings and grouping are sometimes disguising inner hatreds; mistrust, or are perhaps harbouring a suspicion; a grudge. All these bad feelings are often hidden behind false smiles. Key characters maintain the main impetus of the play – that being people trying …

TSS Business of the Month for March 2015 is RONSEAL

‘Does exactly what it says on the tin’ Ronseal cannot be profiled to any full extent without mentioning their famous advertising slogan which featured strongly in TV advertisements, stemming from 1994, where a straight talking guy tells us that the DIY product (that he slams down hard to get our attention) ‘Does exactly what it says on the tin!’ We will continue to see the Ronseal idiom in future promotional campaigns and across multiple platforms, that’s for sure, and the continuation of being more representational in speaking to a wider cross-section of DIY enthusiasts in our British Life. Ronseal One Coat Wood Primer & Undercoat TV Advert 2014 – 20 Second (source You Tube) Ownership Because of the success of that initial advertising campaign Ronseal became a brand leader, so it would be completely daft to ditch that famous hook line. This is Pop Culture after all. Ronseal is owned by US company Sherwin-Williams (one of the largest producers of paints and coatings in the world). The phrase ‘Does exactly what it says…’ is now …

Flirty Dancing books by Jenny McLachlan

Star Struck Author – Jenny McLachlan Published by Bloomsbury in Paperback – Release date 10 March 2016 RRP £6.99 A Children’s Fictional Book – for 12 + years Overview: The first person voice this time is Pearl. Pearl has grown rather a mean girl reputation in this series. In this, her story, there’s a Romeo and Juliet themed show to put together, but that’s not the only drama going on in this book. Pearl is destined to star, but when new girl, Hoshi arrives she lands the main part over Pearl. This is the story of how Pearl handles her jealous feelings; how she comes to learn more about Hoshi after conducting an online search, and how the two get stranded in London one Friday night. The spotlight may well be on the two on them but there are just enough sub plots and the interweaving in the story line of other characters to keep it rolling Comment and Guide: The last from the Flirty Dancing Series and it is deep down apparent that McLachlan …

Stage Review – Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

  It may have been purely coincidental that this new stage adaptation was enjoying its early days at the West End; at the same time novelist Sebastian Faulks had released his own P G Wodehouse take in storybook form. It’s been since then, and after publishing a review of Faulks’s book on this WordPress blog, that I had my Punter’s eye drawn to the play’s Duke of York Theatre run and its changing cast of three. And now that the production is touring, I’m in a good, informed, position to review it. As a narrator, Bertie is one of the best in our lyrical history. On this occasion Bertie has a brainwave idea to act out recent sequential events in his own life’s mayhem for the audience to see. Jeeves, as always, helps to steer him through it; while Seppings is the more reluctant participator. The narration and the sequence, of course, trundles through at one hundred miles an hour and we are often unable to make neither ‘hide nor hair’ of what’s going on. …

Review of Stur Drinks

Information we received states that Stur was created to incorporate more water into the diet and it states that Stur Drinks are made solely with natural fruit and tea flavours and are lightly sweetened with natural Stevia leaf extract. The idea behind the product is to encourage people, who do not particularly like the taste of drinking water (particularly tap water), to flavour their natural water and so are able to enjoy the health promoting benefits that drinking MORE water can bring. We believe it to be true that Stevia leaf extract is fast becoming a real alternative to using sugar in food and drink production. Fruit juices and fruit flavoured squashes have a higher sugar content in comparison, and because Stur it is sugar free it has zero calories and will not cause damage to teeth enamel when in contact with it. Available in six natural tea and fruit flavours specifically designed for UK consumers – Peach Tea, Lemon Tea, Cranberry Pomegranate, Orange Mango, Green Apple and Blackcurrant Apple. Each squeeze contains 100% RDA …