I just ordered some Big Agnes Sleeping Pads for my little niece, she’s new to the family and I am already spoiling her rotten – I want to be the best aunty on the planet to her and help make sure that all her dreams come true, I love her more than I thought it were possible already and I can’t wait to watch her grow up
I just ordered a new yamaha ypg 235 for my uncle, he is really into his music and I am always being asked to find the best price for all kinds of weird and wonderful gadgets and instrument pieces that I have never even heard of before. I have a reputation among family and friends for being the best person to ask for finding bargains online
I just ordered a few romeo y julieta cigars online for my dad, he’s been getting his from the same place for many years now but they recently went out of business so he was panicking about where to get them from. I said I would probably be able to find some online and sure enough I have – he’s thrilled to discover they cost a little less than he was previously paying as well
I just booked our summer holiday for 2013 – we are going to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote and I am super excited. We visited last year when we went to Feutureventura and went on the ferry for the day and the beaches were absolutely beautiful, I can’t wait to get back there.
I will be honest and say that personally I would rather go somewhere a little further away and different, my fiance and I have been abroad three times now and each time we have gone to the Canaries because my fiance doesn’t really like change, he feels like he knows the Canaries now and would rather stick with going there – and there are plenty of gorgeous resorts we can still visit and I do love it there – but my heart also desires far flung gorgeous places like Australia, Bali, Ethiopia and India.
One day I will find a travel parter who is adventurous I am sure. I can’t even begin to imagine how excited I would be if I had just booked a holiday to Australia or had my ethiopian airlines ticket arrive in the post for the first time, that’d be something really special.
The thing I am least looking forward to about our upcoming holiday is that my finaces boss is going to the same place at the same time with his family – we will be on the same flight and transfer to the hotel and every thing, I just hope we don’t keep bumping in to them while we are there.
I am currently doing some research to try and find the best drug rehab in my area, there are plenty of options to choose from but it’s hard to know which are actually the most effective and worth the money they charge. It is for my friends son who has had issues most of his adult life and has finally asked for help.
I love that theme tune from The Apprentice USA, so simple but so addictive, right?
It always reminds me of the trashy daytime or late night TV I watch about money issues, like Spendaholics — a show where experts take a look at someone finances and help them get out of the tricky situations they have got themselves in with savvy money saving tips and Debt Consolidation advice.
Most of the time the people on it bug me, because they are in debt but then go out and spend £200 on drinking, or shoes, or something equally as non essential each month. Why can’t they see for themselves, without the need of an expert, that cutting that out will help them a lot?
So Sam was finally eliminated from The Biggest Loser, and about bloody time too. I don’t usually agree with the bigger contestants moaning about how they really need to be there more than any one else – Shay was especially annoying like this last season – but in this case I think it’s true that Sam didn’t need to be there any more, he was at his goal weight, happy and confident that he’d be able to keep it up on the outside and wasn’t even interested in trying to win the money. His time had come.
And at least we know Sam won’t be hitting the appetite suppressants, for the first time in the US version he hit his goal weight and actually isn’t trying to lose any more weight before finale – good for him.
The revelation about him and Stephanie at the end made the earlier seemingly random attack on Stephanie by Koli a lot clearer though – it seemed to come out of no where and be based on nothing at the time. Now it’s apparent that it was in some way related to her getting close to Sam – either simple and petty jealousy on his part, or perhaps if I am being more sympathetic Koli was just trying to protect Sam and make sure he wasn’t distracted.
Either way I had been going off Koli for a while but this episode confirmed him in my ‘dislike’ pile – the ‘Steph thing’ coupled with his arrogance about not needing the 1 pound advantage because he’s so awesome. No, sorry kid, waterloading the previous week because you had immunity does not make a 15 pound loss awesome – it’s just science. I have no qualms about people waterloading, it’s part of the game – but lets not pretend you did something special the following week when you drop a big number.
There’s the advert that comes on telly during the day time, featuring Johnny Allen from Eastenders — and it’s the most annoying advert ever. It’s for some New York accident lawyers or something but what bothers me about it is that Johnny Allen (I don’t know his real name!) says:
“Injury, that’s when you get in an accident and it’s not your fault”
Errmm…no Johnny, that is not ‘Injury’ at all.
“Injury: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.”
Who’s fault it was is neither here nor there. I don’t know why it bothers me so much, but it really does.
What do you find to be the best way to find services in your local area?
I have always gone with personal recommendations from friends and family when it comes to looking for things like plumbers and appliance repair services but maybe I should start looking to the Internet and independant review sites a lot more. I use the Internet to research pretty much every thing else, so why not?