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Weetabix Oatybars Toffee 23 g (Pack of 5)
Weetabix Oatybars Toffee 23 g (Pack of 5)
Price: 7.61

3.0 out of 5 stars Just OK, 11 Jan 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a brand, like the others, trying to cash in on the growing cereal bar market. I found this cereal bar ok. Neither good or bad.In my opinion, it is nowhere near as good as a Nutrograin bar which for me is the leader in this product.
I would not recommend this.


Black & Decker 18V Lithium Ion 2 Gear Hammer Drill
Black & Decker 18V Lithium Ion 2 Gear Hammer Drill
Price: 79.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality Drill, 11 Jan 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a good quality drill for the DIY'er.
From a great long standing brand of drills, Black and Decker.
The main feature of this drill,in my opinion, is the Lithium Ion Battery.
This is much superior to the Ni Cad Battery.
The Li Ion Battery holds the charge far longer, so, when you want to use the drill after a period of time, the charge is still there.
The drill is lightweight to use, and has good functionality.
A really good drill for general use around the house.
It is currently selling for a good price on Amazon, so my advice would be to buy it now.


Planet Earth 2014 Calendar
Planet Earth 2014 Calendar
by Trends International LLC
Edition: Calendar

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Calendar!, 30 Dec 2013
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I have been buying these calendars for several years now and this one is just as fantastic as all the others.
The colours are bright and colourful, there is a great mix of animals, my particular favourites are the penguins.
The date boxes at the bottom of each month's picture are just big enough to write in.
Overall, I would recommend this Calendar.


A Wartime Christmas
A Wartime Christmas
by Carol Rivers
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.50

4.0 out of 5 stars A Moving Tale of Triumph in the Face of Adversity, 29 Dec 2013
This review is from: A Wartime Christmas (Paperback)
Kay Lewis is the book's likeable main character. She has a young son, Alfie, her husband Alan has recently left his job and joined the Heavy Rescue Squad and Kay works in the local armaments factory. They are a happy family unit who are struggling, like so many families, to survive during the War. Her elderly friend and neighbour Vi's house is bombed and Kay lets her live with them. Money is scarce but they manage.

This is a story of how people cope in such hardship, of how friendships and love are tested and how they survive in the most challenging of situations, living in constant fear of air raids and the deadly doodlebugs. How they try to grasp a little happiness in such desperately sad and lonely times.

I thought the blurb was a little misleading, it reads as if it's one Christmas but the book covers several Christmases while Alan is away at war, and Kay's mind is in turmoil over the strange woman and her small son who makes hurtful claims about her husband.

While overall the book was an enjoyable read, I would have liked to have known what Kay was really thinking and feeling about her husband being missing - did she think he was dead or alive - was she moving on or was she still holding out hope for him? I thought the author did not make it clear.

The writing was clear though and made for an easy read with resilient and sympathetic characters. What I did like was how the author kept us guessing as to what was happening with Alan, there was just one teaser chapter which gave us more questions than answers!

I enjoyed reading the story and would read another one by Carol Rivers.


The Wolf Princess
The Wolf Princess
by Cathryn Constable
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.24

4.0 out of 5 stars Magical and truly Entertaining, 23 Dec 2013
This review is from: The Wolf Princess (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This book lightened up my nieces day.
It is a magical book which kept her entertained from beginning to end.
Set in the Russian revolution, it was not too heavy for her ( she is 11 )and has a wonderful tale ideal for any young girl.
Be aware though there are some sad periods in the book.
Enchanting and an ideal present for any young girl.


Baby Art Christmas Ball (Green & Gold)
Baby Art Christmas Ball (Green & Gold)
Offered by Nest Shop
Price: 6.90

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Really difficult, 19 Dec 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The idea behind this gift is good.
In reality the practicality of a young child doing this task is almost impossible.
A young child simply does not have the patience for this.
I found that the paint really did make a mess.
A good tip is to have a lot of room to work in, with plenty of newspaper around and preferably an apron of some sort on the child.
I was very disappointed with this gift.


Happy Graffiti: Street Art with Heart
Happy Graffiti: Street Art with Heart
by Jenny Foulds
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 7.66

3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 19 Dec 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This book left me really disappointed.
This is a book of photos of unfinished street art and mainly slogans.
There are a number of better books about this subject out there.
This book is not for the get down and get dirty people.It is for the middle class people who want to be cool.Put this book on the table when your friends are coming and show them how progressive you are!!!!!!


The Poisoned Island
The Poisoned Island
by Lloyd Shepherd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slowly Unfolds Like The Leaves Of A Mysterious Tropical Island Plant, 18 Dec 2013
This review is from: The Poisoned Island (Paperback)
At the start of the book we are introduced to some of the crew of the Solander who have recently returned from Tahiti. Their ship contained hundreds of exotic plants all destined for Kew Gardens. One of them is Sam Ransome who 'enjoyed the delights of the island', and who, upon reaching his lodgings, immediately puts the kettle on and makes himself a cup of tea and is 'blissfully happy'. Unfortunately for Sam he is found strangled soon after but with a huge smile on his face!

More of the crew are found murdered in a similar way and constable Charles Horton is struggling to find a motive, a killer or a possible connection to their deaths.

This is an intelligent and well written story with interesting characters. Lloyd Shepherd's earlier book The English Monster also features Horton and his boss, John Harriott, and several references are made to those murders in this book.

If you like your historical murder mysteries with atmosphere, well developed characters and an unusual plotline slowly unfolding like the leaves of some mysterious tropical island plant, then I would recommend you add this to your bookshelf.


Dettol Complete Clean Mould and Mildew 750 ml (Pack of 3)
Dettol Complete Clean Mould and Mildew 750 ml (Pack of 3)
Price: 10.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Really good product, 9 Dec 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I almost always use Dettol for my cleaning needs.
This is a BIG bottle at 750 ml.
Simply spray on and wipe off.
It does what it says on the bottle, and it really does work. I used it on the stubborn grout mildew in the shower and it cleaned it a treat, just sprayed it then left it for 5 minutes and wiped it off, no need to scrub hard. I could see a difference almost straightaway. I used it again the next day on the same area and the grouting looked even whiter.
I will use regularly to prevent any mildew appearing.
I like this product, backed by a big brand name, and I will certainly buy this again.
Recommended.


Dettol Surface Cleanser with Lime and Mint 750 ml (Pack of 3)
Dettol Surface Cleanser with Lime and Mint 750 ml (Pack of 3)
Price: 8.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Brand Cleaner, 9 Dec 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I almost always use Dettol for my cleaning needs.
This is a BIG bottle at 750 ml.
I like the fragrance, which is not to overpowering.
It does what it says on the bottle, cleans without any bleach chemicals.
I will buy this again ( not soon though as this is a BIG bottle !!!!!!!)


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