Nearly time to garden

looks like we could be over the worst of the winter here in the north east and i for one cant wait to get stuck into my garden now it has a new fence, i have a plan formed in my head what it is going to look like but would love some new garden furniture to go in if anyone is looking for reviewers for any garden/bird/wildlife products id love to help. Please contact me or RT

Polk Nue Voe in ear headphones

Firstly i must appologies to Polk for the extended delay in getting this review live. The Nue Voe ear buds arrived in a very attractive box as promised and i spent many hours looking at them hoping that soon i could get to try them out and when i finally did i wasnt disappointed. Made from Polymer resin housing, extremely good looking and bang on trend with the tortoishell colouring, damping qualities that offer the best level of distortion free audio, these are the best ear buds ive tried and ive tried a few.
The Nue voe have by far the best bass and low frequency sounds making for a very pleasant listening experience.


Nue Voe Features:

Super-efficient balanced-armature driver design, with Polk Optimized Electro-acoustic Tuning, ensures detailed highs, with more open mid-range and deeper low frequency response than other headphones. Truly immersive!

Multiple ear tips included, find the one that fits you best!

Silicone and memory foam ear tips, co-molded to the shape of the headphone ear tube, enhance passive noise isolation and contribute to dynamic audio response.

Easy-to-use, ergonomic in-line 3-button controller with built-in microphone for intuitive audio and phone control.

Lightweight cable with convenient Y-junction supports iOS devices and allows you to easily adjust the cable to your needs on-the-fly.

No more flyaway cable! Nue Voe’s unique 90-degree connector is gold-plated, and precision-machined to seat deeper into your source connection. (We were not kidding when we said it had real sex appeal!)

Available in stylish Tortoise or sleek Black finish.

These are truly the best in ear phones you can buy compared to other big name brands which leave you with ringing in the ear the sound quality is impressive and left me with a smile on my face.
More info on the Polk Audio range can be found at

Back on Line

Well here we are in February not sure how that happened i feel like ive been in a time warp with no internet or landline, Ive been with Sky almost 6 yrs and upgraded everything in December then on 22nd jan found i had no internet or phone line when i contacted sky I got through to an advisor who told me i had cancelled my services, new to me anyway to cut a long story short he was very rude and unappologetic and not willing to help or put me through to someone who could, so i got on the phone and sent off an email to the CEO of sky and within 5 minutes i had a call from exec support team who advised me Bt had taken over my services in errror and i had to have a new line etc and this would take a couple of weeks, well today 2nd feb i have finaly been reconnected and can only appoloigise to anyone who is waiting for reviews to be posted these will be done this week. Glad to be back.

4 x 4

last year i got the car id always dreamed id own a Land Rover Freelander always thinking they were to expensive for me to run, but the opportunity to buy a used one cheap from a mechanic friend appeared so i bought it.It was a T reg so quite old but had less than 100k on the clock, sadly it was a petrol model which to my expense i found out had a cylinder head problem and mine went just before xmas. Luckily i was at work that day cleaning at a farmhouse when the owners said you look stressed so i told them about the car and i was lucky that they were able to lend me a newly mot’d vauxhall astra.
I was waiting for some money coming in which i got the week before xmas so i was able to treat myself to a better 4.x 4 a Hyundai Santa Fe, with leather heated seats, working cd player always a bonus. and heaps of space for xmas shopping.

So far ive had the car almost 4 weeks its been back to the garage as i discovered a grinding problem which was the abs rings had corroded, thankfully under warranty but this has been the only problem im loving driving my Hyundai as its like me built for comfort not speed, and the last 2 days its been out in the snow and ice which it handled exceptionally well, Im glad im not a badge snob.
If your looking for a reliable cheap to run 4xr4 i cant recommend the Santa Fe highly enough unlike other 4×4 this is sweet on diesel im averaging 35-39 mpg around town.

Ozeri 4x3motion Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer with Tri-Axis Technology

I was given the opportunity to review a new pedometer back in December, since then ive been struck down by flu and asthma so today i hade the ideal chance to try it out while my car was in the garage. Appologies for the delay.
At first glance the pedometer looks confusing to use, but was once out of the packaging straight forward and i managed to set it up without the instructions, tho admittedly i have used them since.
Mine is a nice shade of lemon/yellow with silver button and easy to read display. Azeri claims this to be the worlds most advanced 3D pedometer
Unlike other pedometers that do not work accurately unless placed vertically, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer utilizes the latest generation in Tri-Axis technology to provide superior accuracy in any position, whether up, down, flat, on its side, or at any angle. Moreover, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer utilizes a Digital 3D Acceleration Sensor which is far more accurate than mechanical sensors used in other pedometers. Compact, sleek and ultra slim, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer fits is any pocket and is the ultimate personal trainer. Used by professional 100 mile ultra runners such as Evan Kimber, the 4x3motion Digital Pedometer records your steps, distance, average speed, calories burned, and time spent exercising, and displays your data on a new bright LCD with a night view backlight. The 4x3motion Digital Pedometer filters out vibrations and only begins counting after it detects a sequence of continuous steps for greater accuracy. The 4x3motion Digital Pedometer comes complete with a Lithium battery, a bonus strap and instruction manual. and also a small screwdriver which is a bonus when the batter needs replacing. The ped accurately tracks steps, distance calories burnt and time so im going to find it very helpful in my weight loss trials and tribulations for 2015. It also features a backlight for those late evening runs or walks.light and easy to carry fits into any pocket or can attach to your wrist with the strap.

If your interested in finding out more about the Ozeri Pedometer check out the website

january 4th

January 4th 2015 We finally have our garden secured by fencing woohooo its only taken us 5 long yrs to afford it, after getting the garden half decent 2 yrs ago to have it trashed by the neighbours shed collapsing onto the fence that was already there and refusing to help pay for a new one. We have scrimped and scraped to get this far.

the new fence, finally

the new fence, finally

as you can see we now have a long straight garden for which i have plans in my head what im going to do with it this year to make it an interesting and relaxing space to enjoy, im currently in need of paving slabs,stones picket fencing as at the top where trees over the back hang its hard to plant anything so im going to make that into some sort of secret garden area and hide the hideous clothes line behind a arbour/archway, id also love a summerhouse where i can sit and relax and tend to some young seedlings and plants, and i also would love some raised beds for some fresh veg. most of the border areas are going to be easy to keep summer flowers maybe country cottage garden style with a mix of new and amid the mix i have to have my bird feeders and perhaps a new feeding station.
If there are any companies out there who can make my dream garden come true please get in touch, thanks for reading and watch this space.