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Monday, November 20th, 2006

Squeeze MeI’m a Gillian McKeith fan and when I have the motivation I love to test out her ‘You Are What You Eat’ recipes. This lemon squeezer is perfect if you’ve ever tried her water and lemon morning detox – usually my glass of water is filled with pips and the white part of the lemon and I can’t bring myself to actually drink it.

This great little gadget contains a pip retainer and prevents the juice squirting out in all directions – just pop the lemon into the clear bit at the end and squeeze! According to Gillian, water with a sqeeze of lemon is a great thing to have first thing in the morning and will give you an instant boost.

Available for $27

Temptations Chocolate Fountain

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Temptations Chocolate FountainI’ve always wanted one of these but never actually got around to buying one. After recently going to a Halloween party and spending all night dunking my marshmallows in the chocolate fountain I thought it was about time to get my own. The fountain makes a great centrepiece at any party, and with chrimbo on its way, it’s sure to impress the old relatives and young children.

After searching around I came across this bargain from Littlewoods Direct, recently reduced from £49.99 to £24.00 – there’s a keep warm function and a quiet motor – perfect. It’s making me dribble just looking at the melted choc … mmmm.

3 launch X-Series (flat rate mobile broadband)

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Today Hutchison Whampoa’s 3 announced a new mobile broadband service called 3 X-Series. Most mobile operators, including 3, have offered mobile internet services (charged as data rather than voice) for years now, so is this really anything new?

Well, just maybe.

3’s new X-Series tariff will offer unlimited “mobile broadband” internet access for a flat rate fee, which is much closer to the way broadband is sold to fixed line customers over the traditional copper phone lines. This will allow users to run programs such as skype, which allows free phone calls to anyone else who uses it, wherever they are in the world.

How successful X-series will be, will largely depend on what 3 charge for the service. Unlimited data packages from other operators are typically £75 a month, so if 3 come in at nearer £30 I think it could be very popular.

I’ve long argued that mobile operators who rely too heavily on voice revenues (*cough* *cough* vodafone), and who fail to diversify quickly enough could be as voice-over-ip pushes down the cost of calling to zero. So, this looks like a rather bold move by 3, who are repositioning themselves towards providing internet access instead of mobile phone calls.

If the price is right, then I could even see 3 taking a share of the home broadband market. More and more people are eschewing their landline in favour of using their mobiles to make calls while at home so why not use a mobile to provide their internet connection as well?

Kylie Minogue's New Perfume – Darling

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Kylie has just launched a new perfume, Darling, you can see her TV advert below…

I haven’t had a chance to smell this yet so if you have let me know what you think … it’s available at Boots for £26.

Via Kiss & Makeup

Red Patent Platforms

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Red Patent PlatformsWow I’m loving these red patent platforms – the size of the heel will make your legs look super long and sexy. They have the ability to brighten up a dull outfit and are perfect for the winter. Personally, I still have my reservations about patent shoes – they remind me of my school days – but these really are fab.

Add some glam to your winter wardrobe with these for only £30 from ASOS

Musical Chrimbo Crackers

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Musical Christmas CrackersI’ve held off writing about anything related to Christmas so far as I’m still pretty depressed that summer is over – but today I’ve decided to accept that the sooner Christmas is over, the sooner summer will be here again! So here’s some chrimbo crackers for those of you not satisfied with the content of normal crackers.

These Musical Christmas Crackers come with a musical song sheet, musical whistle and a number badge. A conductor must be chosen and then has the job of pointing at a person when their number appears on the song sheet. I can imagine these been pretty damn funny after a few drinks – better than a plastic comb or a cheap photo frame anyway!

Red Tartan Faith Shoes

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Red Tartan Faith ShoesSo I found these in the ‘Must Haves’ section on Faith’s website … I can’t decide what I think! On the one hand I love the shape, the high heels and I’d even go so far as to say I like the tartan. I’m not sure what it is that leaves me so undecided on these – I’m thinking the big black bow on the front could be it?

But they’re a bargain at £29.99 … cute or ugly – what do you think?

Ambient Clock

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Ambient ClockI think Google Calendar is great, however I’m pretty lazy and a lot of the time forget to add anything – I’m so used to using my big old diary on the desk that I write in it without thinking. I want to make a conscious effort to use Google Calendar as there are heaps of advantages over a paper diary and I think this new Ambient Clock that I’ve added to my Google Personalized Homepage may help me do this – it wraps your daily schedule around a clock and reminds you of events (this is much more useful than a diary that you forget to look at – this clock stares at you every time you open a new browser and changes colour when events are near).

The Ambient Clock is being tested online, but there are plans to manufacture the next Ambient Device if the online version is successful. The clock receives updates via Ambient’s nationwide wireless network – it may even be stuck on your fridge and run on AAAs! I’m going to test out the online version for a couple of weeks and let you know how I get on …

Choc Shots

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Choc ShotsChocolate shot glasses – what a fab idea! Not only do you get a shot of your fav liqueur, but you then get to eat the yummy chocolate – perfect for the end of a good meal.

The Choc Shots are made by Rococo Chocolates in London and come packed in a set of 12. The only thing that worries me is that I can’t have chocolate in the house without eating it, so I’m not sure I could save these up for a dinner party!

Available for £9.99 from

Lockup Cup For The Office

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Lockup CupFed up of washing up your own mug only to return to the office kitchen and find it has been used by somebody else and left tea stained in the sink? Grrr .. if only you could find out who this lazy colleague was. Well now you don’t have to bother getting worked up about it – you can simply purchase the Lockup Cup and smugly congratulate yourself that you’ve won this kitchen battle.

The Lockup Cup comes custom-fitted with its own key, which makes it impossible for anyone other than the key holder to drink from it. I just hope the lazy colleague realises before it’s too late otherwise they’ll be sprayed with tea – and that would be a shame.

Via Treehugger