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The Fascial Network: Train and Improve Your Posture, Strength and Flexibility
The Fascial Network: Train and Improve Your Posture, Strength and Flexibility
Price: £15.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing balance of theory and practice., 21 Feb. 2016
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I found this book quite confusing.

On the one hand she goes into a lot of detail the fascial network, at a level of detail that was far more than I needed, and if I needed this detail I could have got a more academic work.

On the other hand there are a lot of exercises, but I found it very difficult to relate these to the academic side, as she does not say explicitly what each exercise is supposed to achieve.

And she doesn't pull it together into a prioritised program, other than
Exercise 2 to 4 times per week— stretching, strength training, moving, and pulsing
Choose exercises based on the five principles.
Warm up before exercising! Exercise consistently
Be patient!
The most important factor is frequency of movement, not intensity.

This is a translation of a German book. The Germans seem particularly keen on fascial training, and there seem more appropriate books for my needs. Shame that this is the one that is translated.


Odyssey Putt Target - White
Odyssey Putt Target - White
Price: £5.28

2.0 out of 5 stars Use a Haagan Daz Lid Instead, 21 Feb. 2016
I thought I would try one of these as a treat, compared to the Haagan Daz ice cream lids (with the lip cut off) that I normally use.

Actually the Haagan Daz lids came off better.

The lip of the Odyssey put target, deflects balls that would almost certainly gone in on the real thing, and sends them shooting off to the side.

With the Haagan Daz you have to make an estimate if it went in, on paths close to the edge. but you know how far the putt went past so you can estimate the speed.


Scippis Baseball Cap Leather Unisex Adjustable Size Australian Outdoor Biker Trucker Sports Hat Brown
Scippis Baseball Cap Leather Unisex Adjustable Size Australian Outdoor Biker Trucker Sports Hat Brown
Offered by Concept Network
Price: £16.68

4.0 out of 5 stars I love the smell of real leather in the morning., 1 Feb. 2016
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This is definitely real leather, unlike so other so call Genuine leather hats on Amazon.

As Spinal Tap would say "Smell the glove"

It's actually very fine leather, which is actually more expensive,

However, as others have said even though its a one-size with a velcro band it is actually on the small size, which is strange as it is Australian and Australians have big heads.

The peak of the cap is also very large, which doesn't really show up on the photo


ililily Vintage Genuine Leather Military Cadet Cap Army Camo style Hats (cadet-504)
ililily Vintage Genuine Leather Military Cadet Cap Army Camo style Hats (cadet-504)
Offered by ililily-UK
Price: £29.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Genuine Leather?, 28 Jan. 2016
I'm pretty convinced that this is not genuine leather (as described by the British standard).

For one thing it doesn't have a leather smell and for another it seems pretty waterproof.

This is an advantage if that is what you are looking for, but of course it does ot breath.

I know my hat size form wearing army berets, and this is defeinately on the moderately small size.


Dry Bones
Dry Bones
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Drop off in quality., 20 Jan. 2016
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I've read all the Longmire books before the TV series (which I have not watched) and they have been good reads.
This one however has a definite drop in quality.

He doesn't follow through with his T-Rex story so it has a very quick ending, and he takes a hugh chunk in the middle with a side story that is an obvious sell in to his next book.

One interesting point is that the originating idea for the book is the T-rex in the Natural science museum in London.


The Dark Inside (A Charlie Yates mystery)
The Dark Inside (A Charlie Yates mystery)
Price: £1.89

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unsympathetic Main character, 17 Jan. 2016
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This book is based on real life series of unsolved murders that took place in Texarkana in 1946. You can read about it in detail on Wikipedia.

This book is written from the point of view of a newspaperman sent down from New York.

Unfortunately he is a totally unsympathetic character who injured himself to get out of going to the war in Europe. As the book is from his viewpoint, and I didn't care for him at all I found I couldn't get into the story and gave up about halfway through.


An Invasive Species (A Natural Detective Book 1)
An Invasive Species (A Natural Detective Book 1)
Price: £1.99

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2.0 out of 5 stars Depressing main character, 22 Dec. 2015
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Not sure why the author decided he needed a new series and a new character.

The Lakeland murder series were excellent, particularly the full books (less so the novellas, and the Carlisle novellas read as a set of 4 i good, but perhaps less so.

It took me ages to finish his MI5 book with its about to be retired MI5 officer, but this book has a even more depressing main character, ex-police ad ex benefits fraud.

I read all his Lakeland murders in one sitting,

However this one dragged and then went into a completely unrealistic scenario where he was working with the characters from the Lakeland murders.

Why would the police work along side an ex policeman so that he is effectively impersonating a policeman?

Why would Hall come back as a DI in a job share with his wife?

Salkeld is devaluing his main characters in the Lakeland Murders.

This is just a short novella so it is a short read.


The Secret of Wild Boar Woods (Dave Slater Mystery Novels Book 6)
The Secret of Wild Boar Woods (Dave Slater Mystery Novels Book 6)
Price: £1.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars As the series has progressed the proportion of banter, ..., 19 Dec. 2015
As the series has progressed the proportion of banter, work drama, and romance has significantly increased and the amount of actual procedural to catch the criminals has decreased.

In this book there is about 75% banter etc and about 25% relating to the crimes.

Of the crimes there is no real police procedural. The criminals more or less give themselves up.

One of them is identified from a CCTV footage from a shop against the Driving licence by face recognition.

Is that even possible. I couldn't find anything on Google about it.

If you are looking for romance DS Slater has a new female DC. Some of the banter between them seems highly unlikely.

If you are looking for a real procedural try the J J Salkeld Lakeland murders


Why Do Dramas Do That? Part 1
Why Do Dramas Do That? Part 1
Price: £1.48

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3.0 out of 5 stars Where is Part 2 and 3?, 6 Dec. 2015
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I came to Korean drama the back way as i was interested in Japan and Japanese drama on the now defunnct my sojo and as Jdrama then and now is sporadically fan subbed started watching Korean drama while waiting for Japanese drama.

What I can say for sure is that the production values (acting and camera work) in current Korean dramas is far better then almost all Japanese dramas, the acting is also better.

On the other hand as most Korean dramas go on for 15 one hour episodes most stories tend to peter out in the last third and drag on.

The dramabeans site is the best one for recaps and summaries, and what are the best dramas to watch.

I think this book is a good introduction to the cultural issues underlining Korean drama and gives a deep understanding of the underlying culture

The reason I give it only 3 stars is that it has been out 2 years and the rest of the books to give a full picture have not appeared.

If you are new to Korean drama or simply go to the McDonalds in New Malden then this is a must buy.


Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mystery Series Book 1)
Circle of Influence (Zoe Chambers Mystery Series Book 1)
Price: £1.49

1.0 out of 5 stars Why small town policemen are useless., 28 Nov. 2015
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The whole story is based on the moral corruption and incompetence of small town policeman mixed in with 'hot flushes' and 'beating hearts' when they meet their ex partners.

If they had followed proper police procedures there would have been a book


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