Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Nationwide Autocentres - Tyres Discount Code

Nationwide & Halfords Autocentres have released a brand new voucher code, giving a £5 discount on each tyre ordered.

This code is multiplied by each tyre so, for example, an order of 4 tyres gets a total of £20 discount.

Expires: Available immediately and expires at 23:59:59 30/11/2010
Value: £5 discount on each tyre ordered
Link: here

Three Great Reasons to use Nationwide and Halfords Autocentres:
  1. TRUST 97% of customers tell us they’d recommend us to a friend.
  2. EXPERTISE more ATA trained technicians than anyone else in our 225 centres across the UK
  3. QUALITY GUARANTEE all work has a minimum guarantee of 12 months or 12,000 miles

National Express Eurolines/ Eurolines

National Express Eurolines/ Eurolines

Eurolines is National Express' international service to 500 destinations across Europe and Ireland with competitive prices starting from just £38 for an advance return to Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Rotterdam which can be booked up to seven days before outward travel.

Eurolines' modern air conditioned coaches run city centre to city centre, avoiding the need for expensive airport transfer costs, and offer reclining seats with plenty of legroom, on board toilets and a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases which are stored securely in the hold.

Eurolines is the most carbon-efficient from of travel across Europe, reducing your carbon footprint by around 80% compared to air travel.

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Auto eBid, Cars in the UK

Auto eBid

AutoeBid.com is an innovative, award winning UK online business operating in the UK new car industry. It provides a unique online reverse auction service, to generate new car orders. The service has over 1,300 suppliers waiting to bid the price down on any new vehicle.

With over 10,000 new vehicles available we cover every new vehicle at the most competitive possible price in the safest possible way, saving huge amounts of time, effort and money.

The inherent benefits of AutoeBid's service have been recognised by the market, with thousands of new vehicles being sold generating just under £100 million for our suppliers.

[Link: Auto eBid]



Founded over 40 years ago Weight Watchers is now the global leader in weight management services, providing 50,000 Weight Watchers meetings each week in countries all over the world.

Weight Watchers has a very unique approach in helping our members achieve their sustained weight loss goals by adopting a healthier lifestyle.

We have an approach based on the underlying premise of behaviour modification, which helps our members learn how to change their relationship with food and activity. Our weight loss plans are always changing to reflect the most current, proven scientific data and research.

The part of Weight Watchers which is forever constant is our recognition that support is a key enabler of our members’ success. At the core of this support are our meetings and our leaders. I attribute much of my success in losing my weight and becoming healthier to my first leader and the meeting that he ran.

Our singular mission as an organisation is to help people lose weight in a sustainable way by helping them adapt a healthier lifestyle and a healthier relationship with food and activity. To be successful, we must constantly innovate to find new ways to help more members and subscribers.

[Link: Weightwatchers]

Lottery, Lottery Syndicates, e-Lottery, the UK/Europe Lottery


e-lottery have been managing lottery syndicates since 2002. We’re a member of the Lotteries Council of Great Britain and over 250,000 players from 133 different countries have used our services. We have already paid out millions of prizes to our players, have an established brand and an excellent track record.

We have an amazing Player proposition for you to take advantage of.

Most people understand the benefits of playing in a syndicate, but in an e-lottery syndicate we increase the jackpot winning chances even more.

We currently offer syndicates in:

  • The UK Lotto

  • EuroMillions

  • Spanish Superdraws

  • And the world’s biggest lottery draw, the elGordo.

To maximise conversions we have sweetened the Player deal with:

  • £88 FREE UK Lotto chances

  • EuroMillions 100% Money Back Guarantee

  • Automatic entry to WIN a brand new MINI

  • Monthly player prize draw to win: iphones, LCD TV’s, laptop computers, plus lots more...

It’s just simply irresistible!

[Link: e-Lottery]

Cash, Finance, Short Loan, Easy Loan, Same-day Loan, Debt Management in the UK

Everything Payday

Welcome to Everything Payday, the online short term payday loan provider. We can deposit a short term loan directly into your bank account, normally on the same working day. You're only a few clicks away to getting your cash with no need of a credit check or faxing of any documents. Getting a short term cash loan up to£1000 today has never been so easy! You can even request for your loan to be extended* so as to spread the repayment for more than 1 month. Apply online with no obligation today

Cash Genie UK

• We are a leading Short Term Loan company owned and operated in the UK.
• We offer a same day service, meaning customers can apply and receive the loan in their bank the same day.
• We are a lender and not a broker. 
• We offer short term, small loans combined with speed to help you bridge any financial gaps you may have. 
• We pride ourselves on our responsible lending policy and providing a second to none customer experience. 

Debt Line

Debt Line offers the only fully online debt management service in the UK. We are currently dealing with over £215,000,000 worth of the UK's debt for more than 16,000 customers and our online business is rapidly growing.

Debt management means our clients stop getting creditor hassle, stop interest and charges on their accounts and can relax knowing that all of their debts are being dealt with for them. Our customers only pay what they can afford leaving them with more money every month and no more struggling.


Speed-e-loans.com is a practical alternative to banks that can no longer help their customers with their short term financial needs.

Launched in 2010 and privately backed by people who understand our customers, our mission is to provide instant decisions and two hour money whenever they need it.

We are at the cutting edge of modern consumer finance by offering small, short term loans online with real speed and ease. We are flexible and paper free which means you can apply using our easy-to-use website whenever you need cash in a hurry. We have a consumer credit licence from the Office of Fair Trading.

Lending Stream

Lending Stream is an online short term finance lender specialising in payday loans from £80 to £520, and up to £1000 for returning customers. With a high approval percentage and cash paid into your account the same day.

Loanfinder UK

Loanfinder UK is a unique loan finding service that offers a range of financial solutions for people who are unable or unwilling to deal with the often inflexible terms of major banks and finance companies. 

Loanfinder searches through over 200 lenders to find the best loan option for each individual customer and their personal circumstances. There are no upfront fees and the service can be fully completed online. Credit Xtra is also currently available for all Loanfinder customers- it gives customers full visibility of your credit report and credit score for FREE!

Payday Bank

PaydayBank offers same day payday loans. We provide an immediate response to our customers, who require quick loans of up to 750 GBP. 
Please note that PaydayBank de-dupes sales/leads on a last click basis against other channels, networks.

Our company operates fully online, which means we can provide fast and convenient solutions to our customers. 
We are a highly professional and respected company and our site is a market leader with regard to conversion rates. 

PaydayBank was established in 2006 and has exceeded its growth targets consistently. We have gained a lot of experience promoting our brand in the online market and we are highly committed in delivering results. We are one of the leading UK payday loan brands. 



V5 Loans is a reputable lending company specialising in loans for those that have bad debts, CCJs, would fail a credit check or find it hard to raise money on the high street. Our Loans are secured against the value of their car, provided it is worth more than £500 and is less than 8-10 years old.

Millions of People are Refused High Street Credit Daily
Thousands of rejections are made each day by Banks and other Financial Institutions and that’s millions of potential customers for both you and us. (9.1 Million Applications were refused in 2005 – and that’s well before the Credit Crunch – Source: Datamonitor).

So, due to the Credit Crunch, many people are finding it hard to obtain a loan and this is where we can help them.

Vanquis Bank Ltd

Vanquis Bank’s products serve customers ranging from those who have had credit problems in the past, to those completely new to credit, are self-employed or have a low income.
Our aim is to provide a range of credit cards that give them the options they deserve. 

Vanquis Bank is a responsible lender and we provide our customers with support, and put in place credit limits that assist in controlling their spending. We do this by being transparent about our products and pricing, and providing high levels of customer service.

Vanquis Bank is led by an experienced credit card team. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial plc, a leading international company providing home credit and credit cards.

Vanquis is a specialist lender providing credit to an underserved market. By promoting us on your site you are providing your customers with access to the possibility of a Visa card that has all of these great benefits:

Friday, 29 October 2010

Best Deal from Mobiles.co.uk (Samsung Tocco Lite with Free Sony PS3)

Samsung Tocco Lite

The Samsung Tocco Lite is a touchscreen phone with a focus on fun. The 3.0 inch display offers a great user experience with added features such as handwriting recognition and an accelerometer to rotate the screen. The S5230 Tocco Lite has a great 3.15 Megapixel camera with face detection and video capture, save your snaps on the phone or using a memory card thanks to expandable memory and listen to all your music thanks to the built in MP3 player.
Mobiles. co. uk

The variety of deals (Mobiles.co.uk)

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Sushi: Prawn & Avocado roll

Prawn & Avocado roll

Related post: California Roll

  • Sushi rice
  • Japanese Nori (seaweed)
  • Scampi
  • Avocado
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sushi mat
  • Clingfilm
Please refer to California Roll

Let's roll it

Sushi: California Roll

One of the expensive cuisine in Europe: Sushi.

In England, for example, 3 pieces of California roll are sold for about 3 pounds in some well-known Sushi restaurant, such as Yo-Sushi. It means that we have to pay more than 50 pounds when our family stuffed ourselves there. Furthermore, unfortunately, we don't have any Japanese restaurants in our town...lucky or unlucky?

So, we make some Sushi rolls to serve ourselves at home. Simple, easy, and cheap way to enjoy Sushi and also, in some sense, to play with our girl. Of course, your Sushi can be diverse and its application broad with your favorite ingredients.

  • Japanese cooked rice (Sushi rice)
  • Japanese Nori (seaweed)
  • Crab sticks
  • Avocado
  • Sushi vinegar (or rice vinegar, sugar, and salt)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sushi mat
  • Clingfilm
***How to make Sushi rice***
1. Cook and steam Japanese rice (Use short grain rice. Long grain rice is not proper for Sushi)
2. Sprinkle Sushi vinegar over the rice and mix them gently
3. Cool the hot rice down using a fan

(If you do not have Sushi vinegar, you can make it^^)
a. Put rice vinegar (1/3 cup), sugar (2 teaspoons), and salt (1 & 1/2 teaspoons) on a saucepan
b. Heat them on low heat until the sugar and salt dissolve
c. Cool the vinegar

Let's roll it

(If the video does not play, please click here)

Small Swimming Pool

Bright sunshine...wow!

In a relaxed mood, I mowed the lawn and set up a small swimming pool for my little girl. While she was wearing her swimsuit, I pumped air into the tube not with pump but my mouth (I almost killed myself^^) and poured out water into the pool.

However, she just stands up in the small pool which looks like a palace for a princess. She would not sit down or swim even though the pool was too small to swim even for her.

Hey! darling! Why don't you sit down? Enjoy yourself!!!, I said.

No, I don't want to let my swimsuit get wet!!!, she said.

So, she could not sit down in the palace. Then, she cast off her swimsuit and played with toys properly in the swimming pool.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Did I see UFOs?

Frankly, I believe there are something that are not human. But I would not say that those are something like UFOs or Aliens. Anyway, there are something beyond our perception and knowledge, I think. Simply, even Bible says to us that there were (are) God, angels, and Satans which are not human beings. In addition, every single civilization has kept many interesting stories about dragons, ghosts, and varied supernatural existences.

The introduction was too long. I think, two months ago, on the way home, I saw something in the sky. It was dark but the unidentified flying objects was so bright to catch my eyes. There were more than three in the Sky. I captured them with my mobile phone camera. I reckon the objects were not airplane and not fireworks. I don't know what they were. They were (literally) UFOs^^. Very interesting experience I have ever had in England...

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Barbecue (BBQ)

Maybe or maybe not, the thing that people in Europe are waiting for would be Barbecue. OK, I am. So, when this summer has come, the first thing I did was a BBQ party. Not such a big one, just for our family^^. We needed one pack of instant charcoal, pork meat, sweetcorn, sweet potato, beefsteak, mushroom to enjoy Korean  style (I am not quite sure about the terminology-Korean style^^) BBQ. Just cooking the ingredients on high heat of charcoal and enjoying the food, sunshine, and our family love.

Instant charcoal, the brilliant invention for easy BBQ, I did not need any tools or fan to build a fire. What I need is just a lighter to light the charcoal...Very good.

Well, even though it looks like dull charcoal, it is very hot, hot, and hot!!!

OK, let's start to cook pork belly, beefsteak, mushroom, sweetcorn. Unfortunately, I just took a pic of pork (Oh, you can see mushrooms^^).

Then, put sweet potatos on the charcoal...I can not explain the taste of sweet potatos cooked on the charcoal. It is really fantastic. You have to try before you die^^. (I wrapped the sweet potatos with foil not to make them another charcoal)

Do not take a pic!!!.... I am sorry I did...

Have a nice day!!!

Friday, 21 May 2010

how to enjoy Vietnamese summer rolls at home

Today, well, I can say that this is the best weather I have ever had in this year in England. Very hot, very sunny, and very cheerful!!! So, we had home-made Vietnamese summer rolls in order to celebrate ourselves this given hot Friday. Frankly, Vietnamese summer rolls is very easy to prepare and enjoy...no need to cook...no any hassle! Just shop properly, cut vegetables well, beware of hot water, and indulge yourself with the Vietnamese summer rolls.

As you may know, we are not Vietnamese and experts of the foods, so this post is just our way of enjoying the summer rolls at home. If you try the summer rolls once, lots of ideas and creativity will come into your head. This content is also one of our recipes to eat Vietnamese summer rolls.

OK. basically, what you need are (to buy some Asian style ingredients, plz pop in a Chinese restaurant):

(for four people)
  • Pepper 3
  • Hot pepper 1
  • Iceberg lettuce 1/3
  • Mushroom 5
  • Prawns 200g
  • Bean sprouts 100g
  • Rice paper (or Vietnamese summer roll papers) 3 packs
  • Sliced pineapple 1 can
  • Fish source 1 teaspoon

1. Basically, we eat the vegetables raw. However, the prawns have to be parboiled in the boiling water. (If you want, you can also parboil the vegetables in the hot water).
2. Cut the vegetable down to size.

3. Make a hot sauce by mixing fish source, pineapple juice, and chopped hot peppers (do not use too-hot-peppers, you can not enjoy the summer rolls with the peppers^^).

4. And enjoy (plz watch the video if you want to know how to wrap the roll!!!...of course the demonstration is our style...not official^^)

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Fish and Chips

On Saturday, me, my wife, and my little girl went to a antique fair held in Stoke-on-Trent to look around the venue and British antiques. Some were very expensive, some were absolutely gorgeous, and some were just not impressive^^.

I think, there were one Korean family (we!!!) and two Chinese guys in the antique fair. The Chinese people look like, I suppose, dealers of antiques.

Interestingly, I could not find any "Englishness" or "Britishness" in the antique fair. Yes! they are English or British. However, I feel more English and British in a traditional English food, Fish and Chips. Some said that it is not a traditional English food, some argue that Fish and Chips is a junk food. Well, no matter what they are saying and arguing, Fish and Chips is, even only for me, really representing English and Englishness. I love it.

So, there are no other reasons why I wouldn't choose Fish and Chips as my lunch menu during my journey in the antique fair^^. Fish and Chips is a really antique. Ha ha ha.

Friday, 14 May 2010

She is sick

Well. it is always good to enjoy Friday evening. No stress, no work, and no routine. For me, Friday means freedom (I know this is not a privilege only allowed to me^^). However, when I got back home, I realised something was wrong!!! My wife is sick and she said she got severe migraine during the whole Friday.


I made dinner for her and our little girl. She had got an idea even though she was sick and got headache. I do not know what it is called, but just mix of sausage, onion, peppers (just well stir-fry^^).

Anyway, it is a pity that she be sick.

She is a good friend.
She is my mentor.
She is a good advisor.
She is always positive.
She is always active.
She is a good wife and mother.
She is always smiling.
She is lovely.
She is beautiful.
She is easy-going.
But, now, she is sick.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

How to cook Chicken Teriyaki at home

Chicken Teriyaki is one of popular Japanese dishes, which is available in most fusion or Japanese restaurants. Chicken Teriyaki is well balanced by chicken and vegetables with tasty aroma. Without doubts, this cuisine is also my family's favorite all the time. Especially, when our little girl is not interested in eating foods, Chicken Teriyaki is our choice to give her a good appetite. I know there are hundreds of recipes of Chicken Teriyaki in Internet. However, I wanna show you how to cook Chicken Teriyaki at home not in their styles but in our style...Hmm...Challenging!!!

  • Chicken thigh 5
  • Mushroom 5
  • Pepper 3
  • Onion 1/2
  • Carrot 1
  • Crushed garlic 1/2 teaspoon
  • Soy sauce 5 spoon
  • Sugar 1/2 spoon
  • Bay leaves 3
  • Water 120 ml

How to cook
  1. Wash chicken thighs gently and make cuts in the chicken
  2. Pour water and soy sauce in sauce pan and boil them
  3. When the water boils, put the chicken thighs and bay leaves and boil them for 25 minutes over medium (not so high)heat (you can add some wine instead of bay leaves)
  4. After 25 minutes, put diced vegetables in the pan
  5. And cook 10 minutes more (do not stir too much). Keep watch the sauce pan to check whether the water evaporates or not (not to evporate all the water^^).
That it!!! Here we go...

Monday, 10 May 2010

How to Cook Peking Duck (Crispy Aromatic Duck) at home

Here! another our choice for our family banquet.
Peking Duck (Crispy Aromatic Duck) is a well-known Chinese national food. Due to the distinctive aroma of cooked duck, Peking Duck would be one of popular Chinese cuisine in the world...maybe^^. This is also our couple and our little girl's favorite.

Now, I will show you how to cook Peking Duck at home not in a complicating way but a simple one.

Ingredients (to serve 3-4 people)
  • Whole duck 1
  • Chinese pancakes 3 packs
  • Spring onion 1 bunch
  • Cucumber 1
  • Tomato 5
  • Hoisin sauce (or Peking Duck sauce)
  • Sunflower oil

How to Cook
  1. Rinse a duck well in the water and dry it with a (kitchen) towel
  2. Apply a coat of sunflower oil to the duck
  3. Put the duck in a oven set to 230 degrees Celsius (preheat the oven for 10 minutes)
  4. Cook it in the oven for 3 hours (turn the duck upside down every hour; be careful the heat)
  5. Meanwhile, prepare vegetables (not cook them but cut down to size)
  6. (spring onion)
  7. In particular, peel a cucumber and cut like the pics (do not serve the soft center of cucumber for crispy bits)
  8. Steam Chinese pancake 15 minutes.
  9. Take out the duck and shred it using a fork and kitchen tongs
  10. And enjoy

Now I upload two videos which show you how to enjoy Pecking Duck with vegetables and Chinese pancakes, and how our little girl deals with them^^.