Month: May 2016

Short Review of Best of British – The Supermarket jigsaw puzzle

This is a good quality jigsaw which was enjoyable to do. Lots of colours and interesting, comical subtle comments, which at times made me laugh out loud, Very clever and very entertaining Short review is by guest reviewer, Kay More about the jigsaw: • A bright, colourful and highly detailed comedy puzzle • Depicts the imaginary “Cheaposave” supermarket, which is full of hilarious surprises! • This is number 15 in this popular and widely-collected series • Created by Midlands-based artist and author Geoff Tristram • High quality 1000pc puzzle. Puzzle measures 69.9 x 49.7cm when complete. Advertisements

Hotel Review – Hotel Cascais Miragem, Portugal

Hotel Cascais Miragem, Av. Marginal, 8554, Cascais 2754-536, Portugal…a 5-star hotel in a prime location within the pleasant coastal town of Cascais 20 miles west of Lisbon. The hotel is geared for leisure and tourism, hospitality events (including weddings). Free breakfast and Free WiFi. On Floor 3 is pool side casual dining facilities outdoors, plus indoor bar and informal seating areas to enjoy bar meals and snacks. The Gourmet restaurant supports an à la carte menu. Room service is available. There is also a heated indoor pool and spa facilities, gym and fitness, luxury retail and beauty outlets Location: Situated on the main road, close to the town centre, beaches and Marina. With upgrade rooms overlooking (or having partial views of) the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel entrance is easy to approach by car, though reviewer cannot comment on the car park and its cost and ease of access. On foot however, from the train station, the hotel is just a few minutes walk. Follow the beach side walk heading east, take the subway opening after …

SUNBURN: WHAT TO DO IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY GET BURNT

The primary advice from the British Skin Foundation is to avoid sunburn in the first place. However, accidents can happen, so with this in mind, Consultant Dermatologist and British Skin Foundation spokesperson, Dr Anjali Mahto shares some simple advice on how to reduce pain from sunburn and limit further damage. Act quickly and get out of the sun Cover up the affected areas and stay in the shade until your sunburn has healed.  Wear loose cotton clothing that allows your skin to “breathe” over the sunburnt areas. Take over the counter pain relief Analgesia or painkillers can help relieve the pain and reduce inflammation caused by sunburn.  Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen are ideal and should be continued for a period of at least 48 hours if there are no contraindications.  Paracetamol will help with pain but has little effect on inflammation. Cool the skin Apply a cool compress to the skin e.g. a towel dampened with cool water for 15 minutes, or take a cool bath or shower.  Aim to keep the temperature just …

Combo Apps/The Mobile Lens Dilemma

Originally posted on COMBO APPS: Mobile Extreme Editing:
This blog post are for the people who are unsure about what mobile lenses to buy. The biggest problem with a lot of these mobile lenses is they aren’t made to last and have thier limitations. It doesn’t matter what system you invest in because smartphones are constantly changing their designs to get people to buy the latest and greatest smartphone. In my experience with mobile lenses I will give three type of people who buy mobile lenses. The misconceptions behind the lenses and toward the end of the blog post. I will give my opinion on what lenses I feel are a great buy and companies I trust the most. The companies will be linked to their sites and all you have to do is click on the company’s name. Mobile Lens Buyer Type 1: These are the people who will buy anything with a name brand attached to the lenses. Money is no object to these people. They are willing to throw away their money…

Jigsaw Review Wembley Dreams by Ravensburger

Jigsaw Review Wembley Dreams by Ravensburger By Cheryl Homer 10th May 2016 Now, I like a jigsaw but I usually tackle one a year, in a cottage we visit by the sea, taking up the challenge to beat 1000 tiny pieces within the week’s holiday. Apart from that I don’t usually get the chance so I was excited when Wembley Dreams by Ravensburger arrived.  While I’m not a fan of commercial football but I’m a big fan of children with jumper-goal-posts playing in the park, which is exactly what this delightful picture is. The painting, by Trevor Mitchell, is classed as nostalgic but apart from the style of the clothes, cars, pram and old leather football you could easily enjoy this as a summer weekend today. I scanned the image mentally trying to decipher how hard it was really going to be. It’s a painted image and there’s a good range of colours, and distinct areas, the footballers have individual kits and each flower bed is a different style colours so I knew that’d help. …

Layer it on, Don’t Cake it on

After profiling ARTDECO as a recent Business of the Month, choosing now, to take a look at ArtDeco’s Latest Trends in Make-up MAKEUP Layering   NUDE+CONTOURING+STROBING Available from http://www.beautybay.com from Mid May 2016 onwards Many comparable quality cosmetic brands tend to uphold a capsule range and rarely introduce a new collection, yet ARTDECO (as revealed in the BotM feature), have introduced many MakeUp collections over the years in line with women’s fashion phases and fashion icon partnering; some to celebrate the colour work of professional visual artists; and those ranges designed to work in with high profile events and seasonal trends etc. ArtDeco’s contouring powders, powder eyeshadows and powder blushers are designed, in shape, to fit in a Beauty Box Quadrat which fits in a handbag and can be mixed and switched around to suit. So it is best to sit up and listen when ARTDECO tells us what is in vogue. So what are they saying? What they are saying this spring is that the achieving of a flawless Nude Look that is natural …

Stage Review – The Father

One shudders to imagine how devastating Alzheimer’s disease (or any related condition) can impact on a person and the people close to them. For the first time my eyes have opened to the revelation of how appallingly unwell a sufferer is. We see that Andre is extremely poorly. The clever writing, and the dramatic and technical devices deployed, goes such a long way to demonstrate the confused state and gross deterioration of Andre’s memory, mind and thoughts. As onlookers we actually mentally, visually; physically even, experience Andre’s loss of his faculties and how upsetting, frustrating and hopelessly bleak it is for daughter, Anne. On the face of it the play may appear sedate, with Andre in various room settings in his pyjamas, but there is an unsettling tone attached, fully intentional. Very wise to not break momentum with an interval break, so the play runs for 1 ½ hours straight through. Largely because of the wonderful material presented by France’s most celebrated living playwright, Florian Zeller, and translator Christopher Hampton (translated from French to English), …

Sherry baby – a week of eating and drinking in Jerez, Spain

Must say, if this article appeared in a hard copy publication, it would be worth ‘pulling out and keeping’ for future reference. Please visit Soliciting Flavours for a week’s run down of tapas eating and sherry drinking in Jerez, Spain Click On over… I absolutely love sherry. Not the insipid rubbish your Nan use to drink (the sweet British or Cypriot stuff that can no longer legally- thanks to the EU – be called sherry), but the proper st… Source: Sherry baby – a week of eating and drinking in Jerez, Spain