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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG5 9LA
This Tesco has everything under one roof. If you are looking for your weekly groceries, mobile phone, clothes, TV or DVD its all here.
The layout of the store is simple and uncomplicated. Clothes and household goods at the front, electrical goods at the back of the first main isle. Although with the new Homestyle Tesco openning in Nottingham this may be subject to change. The rest of the store is dedicated to food shopping.
Tesco stocks a huge range of food produce and, at this store at least, also stocks a range of ethic Asian goods.
Tesco is currently increasing their Own Brand label goods and in my opinion they are just as good as traditional branded goods, but at a fraction of their cost.
The Tesco Cafe is another place worth a visit. The breakfast menu is extensive and very tastey. A visit there on a Saturday morning for a full English breakfast helps set you up for the day.
Burns Precinct, Kilmarnock, Scotland KA1 1LT
The Burns Mall is a fairly small shopping mall just off Kings street in Kilmarnock. It is the main thoroughfare to the bus station or the underpass to the Dick Institute, the Academy and Kilmarnock College.
Its a pokey wee place with a selection of shops from RS MaCalls and the back door to Woolworths at the Kings Street end to Greggs the bakes and the Butchers at the Bus Station end.
During school lunchtimes and going home time the mall is inundated with kids running and screaming as they try to catch the bus home. Its also not a good place to be at the weekend when its raining as the local kids use it as a hang out. there is a security system in place and the guard try to move on the riff raff but this is not always successful.
At the Bus station end there are a set of toilets which have attendants in place and are, supposedly, cleaned regularly but like all public toilet nowadays they do smell a bit.
All in all its a useful thoroughfare but i would not want to spen any extended time there.
Wyndford Garage Knockentiber, Kilmarnock, Scotland KA2 0DJ
If your looking for a part for you car or van then you cant do better the Barry Devlins. If they dont have a scrap car like the one your looking for then that car has not been built yet!!
It is a bit dodgy with parking as Devlins has some very large breakdown trucks parked out front and they are constantly on the move! The scrappies is as you would expect it to be, muddy and oily. All the cars are stacked neatly and the staff seam to know where every one of then is. If the car that you are looking for is at the top of a stack the forklift driver will be most happy to lift it down for you.
If you are lucky the part that you require will already have been stripped out of the donor vehicle and waiting for you to purchase. The price of the part is occasionally open to negotiation but don,t expect this every time.
Watch out for the dogs. The last time i was there there were two one was quite friendly but the other one was not. The problem is that they are both Alsations and you cant tell which is which.
1 Pride Parkway, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 8GL
19-11-2008 (updated on 24-11-2008)
What can i say about the Agra! Superb food at reasonable prices. Authentic Indian atmosphere. The lounge is a lovely place with plenty of space and a great place to wait whilst they prepare your table or package your food for takeaway.
The staff are friendly and have been known to offer complimentary drinks if your meal is still being prepared.
There is also another Agra restaurant in Ruskington. The Agra 2 is run and owned by the same people as the Agra but in my opinion the original is the best. A point of note, there is also an Agra 3 in Blyth i believe.
The food prepared and served in the Agra is some of the best Indian food that i have tasted whilst living in England. They will prepare the meal to your desired taste. The priice of the meal is reasonable and well worth it.
The place cannot be beaten for food, atmosphere and price. The service is good without being in your face. If you want to sit in and eat at the weekends it is best to book a table well in advance as the Agra gets very busy.
I thought that the Blizzard Beach park was much better than the Typhoon Lagoon park for families with younger children. The main pool was large and the addition of the rubber rings made it an excellent place to catch some sun and just generally chill.
Like Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach has a Lazy River which circles the entire complex, just pick up a rubber ring and glide round the park.
The slides were great and although the queues were quite long for certain rides these soon diminished. The life guards watching the rides and pool were always alert and made sure everyone was safe and had a good time.
The climb to the Summit Plummet was long as was the queue. From the top of the slide you get a good view of the whole park and if you are lucky you may even see other Disney Parks. The drop to the bottom of the slide are … terrifying, fun but terrifying…. i only did this once! I don’t recommend it for small kids, in fact the height charts don’t allow small kids on any of the rides.
The other slides were great for racing each other on and the Teamboat Springs ride was brilliant. This ride involved the family climbing in to a huge ring shaped boat and going for it. The kids loved this.
If like me you are a bit claustrophobic then beware that most of the slide go through tunnels, but don’t panic at the speeds your going you are soon out of them!!
East Buena Vista Drive 1486, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando
Downtown Disney is like one big street full of shops. Its not ideal for kids unless they are looking for gifts and prezzies to bring back home.
The shops are great and have everything that you will find at all the various parks. I have a small tip here, don’t buy things at the park take a day at Downtown Disney, buy all your bits and pieces in one go , and if you are staying at one of the Disney resorts they will even deliver your shopping to your hotel room or resort at no extra cost!
If you do take the kids go to the Lego shop its brilliant!!
Watch out for concerts or street performers on the Boardwalk or the open air stage. I also recommend the Cinnamon Pretzels!
During the day Downtown can get qite busy so keep an eye on the kids whilst in the shops its very easy to loose them. At night time the place has nightclubs which attract the younger generation but as with all Disney resorts the party atmosphere spills out on to the actual street itsself and everything is bright and illuminated. Go for a walk along here at night its romantic with the lights shining on the lake and as i said before the kids will love the party atmosphere.
Cromwell Road,, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD
I went to the Natural History Museum as a kid and i always promised that i would take my kids there one day. Finally managed to do this a few weeks ago. It was fantastic, a long day but fantastic.
The queue for the Dinosaur exhibit was long and by the time we got to the beginning the kids wanted to go home … stick it out its worth it!! The dinosaurs were great and the information about habitat and what they were like was wonderful. It was the best part of the whole day.
The areas that we liked best was the Blue Zone which houses the Dinosaurs, Mammals and the Oceans. The kids particularaly like the Blue Whale, they thought it was a fake!! Asking one of the on hand attendants finally persuaded them that it was a real skeleton.
The Museum is always very very busy but the staff cope with this really well. One point of note is that all bags get searched before you are allowed to enter the Museum. Don,t do what i did and pack a packet lunch which included a butter knife!! You will be whisked off to the side and have this confiscated!! The staff don’t make a fuss about things like this and they are very helpful and apologetic!
If you are in London this, despite the queues, a visit to the Natural History is a must. The kids, big and small, will love it! We did!
2 Stoneyhill Avenue, Kilmarnock, Scotland KA1 4JE
19-11-2008 (updated on 23-11-2008)
This is an excellent chippie!! I know people that come from Ayr just to sample their Fish Suppers! When i’m back home in Kilmarnock its one of the first places that i have to visit.
I have never had a bad Fish Supper from there and the staff are always clean and friendly.
The only bad points is the length of the queues!! But thats what you get with success. And the lack of parking facilities. If you are lucky you can get parked in one of the four spaces outside the shop failing that you will have to park on the street.
12 rue de Capri, 75012 Paris
Epcot was amazing! We went on a really warm day and it was still very busy! The best part of the whole experience was Soarin’ I dont normally like hieghts but was dragged on to the ride by the kids but once we got going it was fantastic. I would advice you to pick a Fast Pass ticket for this ride as it gets really busy. We got ours at 9 in the morning and we were timed to go on the ride at 3 in the afternoon!!
The World Showcase was amazing we particularaly liked Mexico and Norway.
Inside the Mexican pyramid there is a water ride that Donald Duck take you on a tour of Mexico. The kids kept asking the Mexican staff what the Mexican words for Hello and Goodbye were. For two days we had them speaking mexican!!
At Norway we learnt all about the vikings and trolls on the water ride.
In each of the places on the Showcase there is traditional entertainment, i recommend the Japanese drummers, and food, i recommend the Morroccan foods. We also sat in at the Chinese restaurant which was really tasty and friendly.
Something to watch out for is the entertainment on offer at the American Gardens Theatre and the British Invasion.
The night time fireworks display was just awesome. The fireworks are accompanied with a music and light show which was one of the highlights of the holiday.
Queens Drive, Kilmarnock, Scotland KA1 3XF
19-11-2008 (updated on 22-11-2008)
The Arnold Clark dealership is situated on the outskirts of the town centre, Arnold Clark offers a superb range of new and used cars. In fact its where i’ve bought my last two Peugeots from. Their staff are knowledgeable and friendly. If they dont have the car that you want at their Killy site they are more than willing to trawl through their website to see if they can find the ideal car at one of their other sites.
There selection of new and used Peugeot cars is good and the sales staff are knowledgable and helpful. What i liked about the staff was that they didnt try to push me to buy a car that i didnt really want or could afford.
Their after sales are good, friendly and very efficient!
I would have no hesitation in returning to them in the future.
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