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Before I Go To Sleep
Before I Go To Sleep
by S J Watson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full of Suspense, but too much unnecessary detail in the Journal, 23 Sep 2014
This review is from: Before I Go To Sleep (Paperback)
47 year old Christine wakes up every morning believing that she is still a young woman ....... a young woman who has no idea of where or who she is. Her husband has to explain patiently to her about her accident, something he has to do every morning before he goes to work.

A Dr. Nash rings her every day and tells her where her journal is and to read it and she'll discover who she is.

Gradually Christine starts to remember some events but they are terrifying events, and she begins to wonder just who she can trust......are her memories real or just imagined ..... is her husband telling her the truth.....and what about Dr. Nash, is he really a doctor? She feels helpless and doesn't know who to turn to, she begins to doubt her own sanity.

What a compelling and unsettling story this is, as Christine's memory plays tricks on her, you really don't know who is telling the truth, the plot is slowly dragged out with very few clues along the way, until the shocks are played out, and I did not guess what was coming until it hit me in the face!

Very cleverly written, though slow at times as Christine reads her journal every day, I did feel there were far too many unnecessary details in her writing and wondered how she found the time to write everything down every day. But, aside from that, I thought this was an excellent thriller with just enough twists and turns to keep me turning the pages.


LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra XDi Learning Tablet (Pink)
LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra XDi Learning Tablet (Pink)
Price: £75.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 Children, 23 Sep 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a neat toy???? for children.
I will be giving this to my 3 year old niece next month, for her birthday,so I hope to be able to update this review.

I have opened the box and set up the pad. I have taken some pictures and have a little story for her when she opens it. The camera on both the front and back work just fine delivering a good picture.

One off putting thing is the american voice which is a little disconcerting to me. It will be interesting to see if it puts my niece off!!!!!

With this brand as with others, there are lots of add ons, which come at a price!! There are apps you can buy which might be a good thing but could also rack up some costs. Some of the apps are educational.Some are musical. Some are games. Some are audio books. A good choice, but a stiff price!!

It feels robust which is a good thing and is a good size for a child to play with.

I like this LeapPad and I think my niece will like it to.


Greenpan Venice 24 cm Ceramic Non-Stick Open Frypan, Grey Aluminium
Greenpan Venice 24 cm Ceramic Non-Stick Open Frypan, Grey Aluminium
Price: £25.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fry pan, 23 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This pan feels and looks like a fry pan Ferrari.
It is so sturdy and looks amazing. Ok I know it is a fry pan but look at others on the market!!!!!.

It is a good size and quite deep. The handle is very firmly attached to the pan and my impression is, it will stay that way.
It can be used with all hobs, gas, electic and ceramic and the beauty with this pan is that you can use it in the oven as well.Cooking on the hob the handle does not get hot, a brilliant feature.

So far I have used it for sausages,eggs, pancakes and sliced potatoes, all with great success. No need to blast the hob up high. Gently, gently is the way with this pan.

After use, I have found a gentle clean with a damp cloth is sufficient, as nothing sticks to this pan.

Recommended.


Philips HR2160/50 Blender with Pulse and Ice Crush, 600 Watt - Black
Philips HR2160/50 Blender with Pulse and Ice Crush, 600 Watt - Black
Price: £39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Blender with extras, 19 Sep 2014
I like this blender.
It feels good and it looks good, but above all else it does a good job.
It works effortlessly.
I particularly like how it crushes the ice cubes.I now make really good daquaries.
The soups I do aren't bad either.

Don't go for a cheap Blender.Go the extra mile and get this one. You will not be disappointed.


Toshiba 32W2433DB 32-inch Widescreen HD LED TV with Freeview
Toshiba 32W2433DB 32-inch Widescreen HD LED TV with Freeview
Price: £179.00

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good priced tv, 16 Sep 2014
I bought this for my son, who is at uni.
I thought it was first rate. Easy to set up and easy to navigate around via the remote control.
Oh yes and the picture and sound is good to.

All in all for less than £200 this is a great buy. Thanks amazon for price and delivery with this.


20 Multi colour Fairy Lights for Christmas Tree or Indoor decoration
20 Multi colour Fairy Lights for Christmas Tree or Indoor decoration
Offered by MAKING LIFE SIMPLE
Price: £2.51

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 16 Sep 2014
Ok, so these lights were cheap, very cheap.
However I expected them to last a little longer than a few days!!!!
I was very disappointed. I put them up and they were ok. I bit fiddly with the wire which was all over the place.
They stayed on for 6 days. Then one of the bulbs popped and that was that.
I will pay a bit more for hopefully a better set.

You get what you pay for.!!!!!!!


A Trick of the Mind
A Trick of the Mind
Price: £6.49

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and Compulsive, but a few too many coincidences, 11 Sep 2014
A Trick of the Mind is Penny Hancock's third novel after Tideline and The Darkening Hour, both of which I haven't read but they seem to be similar psychological thrillers to this.

The story is told by Ellie who has recently split from her boyfriend, she's starting a new life and is travelling to a beach house that she's inherited from her aunt. Driving along a country lane at night she feels a bump but doesn't stop to investigate, she carries on driving. It's only afterwards when she hears on the radio of someone being hit by a car does she think she may have run someone over.

She feels so ridden with guilt that not only does she visit the man in hospital but, somehow, she pretends to be his girlfriend as the man has lost some of his memory.

Ellie is an anxious person, she's obsessive and compulsive, she does things like looking over her shoulder three times, taps three times on a gatepost, in her mind these will keep people safe. As the story continues we learn why she's like this, why she relies on talismans to feel safe in the world.

Patrick, the hit and run victim, seems too good to be true, rich, handsome, charming .... he and Ellie soon become close, but is he too perfect? What secrets is he hiding? Did she hit him by accident?

There's also another mystery concerning the Aunt who left Ellie her house, why did she leave her this house, who was the mysterious little girl who's mementoes Ellie finds in the house, how did she die? Why does no-one want to talk about her?

At first I couldn't put this book down, it was gripping, compulsive, the writing was fast paced and flowing, the clues were being drip fed. But after a while I felt there were too many coincidences that just didn't seem 'right', which I don't want to spoil, and my enthusiasm started to wane slightly. I have to say, though, that they didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of this book, I would give it four stars instead of five stars because of that.

If you haven't read any of Penny Hancock's books (or if you have) and you enjoy psychological suspense novels I would give this a try


Written in the Stars
Written in the Stars
by Ali Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 10 Sep 2014
This review is from: Written in the Stars (Paperback)
I love the film 'Sliding Doors' so when I saw the synopsis for this book I was instantly intrigued. Instead of Gwyneth Paltrow's character missing or catching her train, in this 'alternate life' here is Bea walking down the aisle about to marry the man she loves when she suddenly slips and is thrown into two separate worlds.

The novel quite cleverly takes us on a journey with both versions of Bea, at the start of the chapters I knew which was which by the surnames, the married Bea Hudson and the still single Bea Bishop, so that made it easy to follow.

I immediately liked Bea, she's indecisive (like me!) and hates being asked for her opinion. It seems that everyone's been making all her decisions for her all her life, apart from the one place she feels at home - her garden. Her father left when she was only seven and they shared a love of gardening. She feels that her husband Adam is too good for her, she doesn't deserve him and, deep down, she's scared that he'll leave her too.

The runaway Bea's first love, Kieran, appears at her wedding and we learn that he too left her eight years ago after a tragedy involving his brother, he promised to return but he never did, breaking Bea's heart.

Who does she choose, should she look for her father, should she choose none and learn to stand on her own two feet and make her own decisions?....all these questions and more are answered in this thought-provoking story, lovingly written by Ali Harris.

I thought it was heart-warming, verging on the sentimental a few too many times for my liking, though it does deal with depression, suicide, guilt, so not too soppy, but overall an absorbing story that I enjoyed.


Rapesco Stapler, Heavy Duty Stapler Zero-02
Rapesco Stapler, Heavy Duty Stapler Zero-02
Price: £16.10

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid and Robust, 3 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Solid and Robust is what this stapler is.
The look of it is really good as well.
I took this into the office and everyone that used it thought it was the beezkneez.
It came with a load of staples as well.
Great for big bulky stapling jobs.
Recommended


TCP LED GU10 5 Watt LED Spotlight, White
TCP LED GU10 5 Watt LED Spotlight, White
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars let there be light, 3 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
so now I have one of these led spotlights it shows up the rest.
I need far more and shall be purchasing some really soon.
This spotlight illuminates the landing which is were I have put it.
Unfortunately it is in a three spotlight holder. The difference with the other bulbs is remarkable.

Light and bright. Good

Recommended


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