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Shawford duck race

Had a brilliant time at the Shawford duck race on Sunday.

We joined lots of people in the garden of the Bridge Pub early in the afternoon and we selected the right duck! We paid a pound and then had a drink in the sunshine for half an hour before making our way to the start line.

I can think of no better place to spend a Sunday afternoon, than on the leafy banks of the river Itchen in the Summer sunshine.

The cheers went up as over a thousand plastic yellow ducks made their way into the river, helped along by wading teenagers fully dressed and a few professional looking canoeists. ( They didn’t capsize, they were therefore professional!) (more…)

Bowling in Eastleigh, what a lot of fun!

We decided to go bowling in Eastleigh at the Swan Centre for the first time this week-end. You do need to pre book over the week-end as the slots go very quickly. If you go on a Sunday, parking if you are there for a couple of hours will be fixed at £2.50, so cheaper than the Saturday and the roads were lovely and quiet too.

I took my 12 year old daughter and it was great! A lot less stressful than taking a 12 year old clothes shopping. The shoe hire was part of the price and I pre booked a big pitcher of diet coke as I just thought it looked cool! I think the ticket price for us both for one game which was ample ( took about 30 minutes) was just under £10 so MUCH cheaper than an afternoon at the cinema.

Being a bit dim I asked for help to get us started but actually it was self explanatory you just tap in your name, if you can handle a mobile you can handle the bowling alley machine. (more…)

Benefits of reading product reviews before making purchases

Whether you want to buy essential items for your baby or if you are trying to find household products that offer functionality and affordability, consulting product review sites, such as, Consumer Reports and CNET can certainly guide you to the nice shopping experience. In this article, I want to share some important reasons why people, especially parents, can depend on product reviews before making a decision on their online purchase.

Being Familiar with the Product

Today, with modern online platforms, we don’t need to visit some physical stores to find the stuff you are going to buy and wait in line at the cashier. With that in mind, this large quantity of available products may be puzzling for buyers; how do you choose a brand or a model with all these large options?

So, positive reviews of customers can be a useful source of information for future buyers. Regardless of the product’s nature or function, you are sure to learn something that is not listed in the product description or is not clear on the displayed pictures. Also, as you cannot experience the product directly, you can get some perspective (for example, “this product fits perfectly in my car dashboard”), which will drive you to choose one product over another.

Know what Customers Feel about the Product

Reading the product reviews can be the best way to figure out whether the product offer the quality as its promises. For that matter, many brands tend to highlight their products quality and write good descriptions for sales and marketing purposes. By reading the product reviews, you can understand the quality of the products from people who are not connect to the brand.

Find out if The Product Fits Your Needs

With product reviews, you can determine whether a product will most likely meet your needs and be of value For example, you are trying to find a new vacuum cleaner. Although they all have the same basic feature and function, i.e. clean your floors and carpets, various models will certainly have different features and specs. This is important to consider whenever you are shopping for cleaning products and other home appliances. Besides the customers’ opinions on the product, performing some small research and finding the advice of professional reviewers can help you choose the right product that fits your needs.

Assess the Seller’s Professionalism and Reliability

Customer reviews are really helpful in providing information about the seller or company. Some time, you will find customers who will emphatically warn anyone to not dealing with certain suppliers or sellers, either because they have experienced shipping delays, bad communication or even after-sales service. I highly recommend choosing a qualified seller you can rely on, in order to avoid frustrations and distressing scenarios.


Choosing plus size summer dresses that fit your special occasions

When Summer getting close, your focus turn to sorting out that Summer clothing collection and replacing thick jeans and knits with lighter fabrics and cuts. For most plus size women, the enjoyment of shopping has elevated significantly these days and last but not least providing for plus sizes with huge selection of fashionable clothing.

The trick when choosing plus size dress is to avoid hiding your shape. Trying to hide away under shapeless and baggy items will only make you look bigger, and perhaps feel less confident. Alternatively, you need to focus on your curves! Fashion is actually about honoring voluptuous lines and spotting that curvy ladies are attractive.

Whether you are trying to find the cheap plus size summer dresses you might find yourself stressful to get the dress that fits well, stylish and affordable. Luckily, you can find a lot of helpful ideas to follow when trying to shop for the right type of plus size clothes that can keep you looking wonderful in any occasion. (more…)

The benefit you can get from private jet charter

Traveling by air from or to Dallas might be a time-consuming and risky task for most businessmen and for the rich ones. If you must reach your destination fast you usually rely on a system which is inconvenient, overcrowded, and screwing up if you fly with the standard airlines. So what are your alternatives? Rent a private jet can be your option.

No one cannot deny that private jets in Dallas offer more benefits when compared with commercial flights. Nevertheless, many people ignore the benefits of private jet travel due to the fact its offered price is higher than commercial airlines. If you think about many of the positive aspects and savings of private jet charter, you might be amazed at what you find. Listed below are some benefits you will get when traveling with private jet. (more…)

Bike Tour Guide in San Francisco

San Francisco is a friendly place for a Bicycle. You will find numerous adventures and destinations that you can enjoy riding around the city. The city is not large and while it has several hills, they are still possible to avoid, which makes your ride in SF on a bike tour a fantastic way to taking in the sights. The weather in this city is moderate and with just wearing a wind-breaker, you will be ready for moving around this beautiful city with guided bike tour. riding Together with a local guide you will uncover this city in a insightful, safe, fun and most importantly a bike-friendly way!

the guide will take you on among the numerous coastal bike trails in the city, green spaces, past parks such as the Presidio. Make your visit to San Francisco more special by biking across the Golden Gate Bridge. (more…)