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Mitnehmen in Melissa & Doug - Folding Princess Castle - Prinzessinnen Schloß zum Mitnehmen
Mitnehmen in Melissa & Doug - Folding Princess Castle - Prinzessinnen Schloß zum Mitnehmen
Price: £48.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic, 4 Jun 2014
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Bought this for my daughter for her 4th Birthday. Beautifully crafted, well constructed, sturdy and brilliant value for money compared to similar products on the market. The real acid test though, is what my daughter thinks of it and she hasn't stopped playing with it since she got it.

I cannot recommend this product highly enough

Grenade Thermo Detonator Thermogenic Weight Management Capsules - Tub of 100
Grenade Thermo Detonator Thermogenic Weight Management Capsules - Tub of 100
Price: £28.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very early days but a tentative thumbs up, 13 Mar 2014
I was given a trial pack of 4 capsules and being open to trying anything that could help, I thought I'd give them a try.and see if it's worth investing in some more.

Bear in mind, I have used them only once so this is far so I'm working from a very small sample pool and have no idea of the longer term benfits/drawbacks.

First impressions. I took 2 capsules about 30 minutes before a circuit training session which left a similar taste in the mouth to penicillin and almost immediately made me feel light headed. OK, not a good start but, the light headedness wasn't a complete shock considering I'd just taken a high dose of stimulants. However, these effects soon wore off.

Anyway, as for the workout, I always wear a heart rate monitor so that I have some meaningful way of comparing sessions. Having taken Grenade, I found that i was able to work for a longer period of time at my peak heart rate without feeling as fatigued and at the end of the session of 45 minutes, my overall calorie burn was about 15% up on what it normally is.

OK, 1 session, isn't enough to draw any firm conclusions but if I can replicate those results over a longer period of time, there is enough evidence to convince me Grenade is a product worth giving a go


The World's End [DVD]
The World's End [DVD]
Dvd ~ Simon Pegg
Price: £7.00

32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ideas End, 26 Nov 2013
This review is from: The World's End [DVD] (DVD)
Don't get me wrong, World's End isn't a bad film, it's brilliantly filmed, well acted and funny in places, it's just you get a sense of deja vu watching it.

I know a lot of Wright and Pegg's work has revolved around comedic homage to other popular culture references but they are ripping them selves off dreadfully here. The central premise is lifted straight from Sean of The Dead only with robots instead of zombies, the subtext is lifted straight from Hot Fuzz (strange underground movement trying to retain the niceness of an otherwise arse end of nowhere location using somewhat unpleasant means) and the unnecessarily gratuitous swearing is lifted straight out of Paul. Even Pegg's character is a less likeable version of Tim Bisley from Spaced. Possibly, after 15 years, it's just run it's course. Sean Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz set the bar incredibly high but transparently rehashing old ideas does smack of a creative block.

I'd hate to think that with Pegg getting increasingly bigger parts elsewhere, he's losing interest in his own work.
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The Perfect Jazz Collection - 25 Original Albums
The Perfect Jazz Collection - 25 Original Albums
Price: £25.54

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic sampler for anyone new to, but curious about Jazz, 17 Feb 2013
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First things first, I've always been a bit sniffy about Jazz, never really taken any interest in it. However, not one to dismiss a whole genre out of hand on the evidence of a few Fast Show sketches, I thought I would give this box set a try.

How do you encapsulate a hugely diverse genre as Jazz in just 25 cds? I suppose you pick your 25 "names" who most represent Jazz as a whole and feature one of their albums, which is exactly this box set does and it does it fantastically well. A lot of thought seems to have gone in to selecting the albums.

Musically, there's very little to dislike about this collection and a hell of a lot to love. Beautifully presented and although you may not like everything, at a little over a quid an album, it represents amazing value. That is the point of a sampler after all, dip in, find what you like and develop your tastes from there. If you are new to Jazz, I can't recommend this box set highly enough

Can't wait to get the second collection.

Ted: Extended Edition [DVD]
Ted: Extended Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Seth MacFarlane
Price: £5.00

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not all that, 3 Dec 2012
This review is from: Ted: Extended Edition [DVD] (DVD)
Ted really does not live up to the hype. You have a paper thin plot that's lifted partly from Wanderlust, partly from Horrible Bosses (and those two are hardly original, at least they have some charm to them), a talking, swearing, drinking, shagging bear which is an idea lifted wholesale from another desparately over-rated film, Paul, chuck in a load of 80's sci-fi references and cameos, an idea lifted from just about everything Simon Pegg has done in the last 15 years, a plot twist telegraphed with bells and whistles 45 minutes before it arrives and you get a film that is mildly amusing for 15 minutes then just terribly repetative and dull for the remaining 90.

But it's Seth McFarlane!!! And therein lies the problem. Ted would work great as a sub plot in a 22 minute episode of Family Guy but there just isn't enough mileage or originality in it to make a full length film.
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The Intolerant Gourmet: Delicious Allergy-friendly Home Cooking for Everyone
The Intolerant Gourmet: Delicious Allergy-friendly Home Cooking for Everyone
by Pippa Kendrick
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.60

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The cookbook that I have been waiting for and WOW!!, 14 Oct 2012
Being a coeliac myself and having various children that also have food intolerances this cook book is a god send. Don't be put off by the title - most of recipes are down to earth healthy foods.

What I enjoy best about this book is that it aimed for the UK market - the measurements are in grams/ounces and not a single cup in sight. Most of the ingredients I have found in my local supermarket or if not try Amazon for items such as egg-replacer/.

The kids have searched the book and we now have a list that we are aiming to cook - carrot cake, coffee mocha cake, biscuits and sweet potato,thyme and bacon tartlets. The pudding/cake section is full of old favourites including banana bread ( we have two loaves cooling on the side), brownies,bakewell tart and lemon drizzle cake.

One word of warning is that some of recipes ask for oats or oat cream so not all are gluten free but ALL are egg,soya and dairy free.

Vampires Vs. Zombies [DVD]
Vampires Vs. Zombies [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bonny Giroux
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £12.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Worst Film Ever, 19 Sep 2010
This review is from: Vampires Vs. Zombies [DVD] (DVD)
People often flippantly describe a film they've watched as the worst film ever. No flippancy required with this one. Truly dreadful. Where do I start? Acting so wooden you could build a sideboard out of it, truly dreadful dialogue, can't really comment on the plot because there doesn't appear to be one, utterly extraneous characters that drop in and out with no obvious purpose, and all paced at a snail's pace. 74 minutes long and it feels like a lifetime. But it's a gore film right? Unfortunately the gore is as absent as the plot. Throw in a Lesbian vampire sex scene that would make Russ Mayer weep with embarassment and you get the idea that every aspect of this film is wronger than a very wrong thing. And there's no Vampire vs Zombie action either. Like making "Too fast, Too Furious" with motability scooters. The schoolgirl zombies are quite funny though in a Dick Emery sense as half of them are clearly men in their fifties. It even fails on the "so bad, it's good" angle. It's so bad it's unwatchable.

Special Moves
Special Moves
Price: £11.21

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A different angle on Mogwai live., 26 Aug 2010
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This review is from: Special Moves (Audio CD)
14 years in tha making and we finally have a Mogwai live album. I can understand any possible reluctance in releasing a live album in the past. Mogwai are unquestionably brilliant live but it is nigh on impossible to capture the aural maelstrom that is Mogwai live and do it justice, impossible to replicate that shockwave that hits you in the chest and takes your breath away the split second after they cut loose on a song like Helicon 1 or Xmas Steps. This is kind of hinted at a couple of times on the DVD, most notably on Helicon 1 where the sound goes a bit muddy and I have visions of the mixing desk going haywire and clipping out all over the place, unable to cope with the magnitude of what it is trying to process.

So is this a big drawback? Not really because this is extremely well recorded, drawing out the intricacies and delicate melodies in Mogwai's music that lie beneath the wall of sound, something that you don't always pick up when you see them play live. What you get then on the CD, if less so on the DVD, is a very intimate recording of a very ferocious live band. So what you lose on one hand, you gain on the other in what is a very valuable and interesting album. The quality of the DVD recording is not as good as the CD but has a stronger tracklist.

Definitely an album to be highly recommnded.
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PURE Highway, In-Car DAB Radio With FM Transmitter
PURE Highway, In-Car DAB Radio With FM Transmitter
Price: £75.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Great pice of kit, 25 Jan 2009
In car DAB on the cheap and really worth the money. I've always liked Pure radios, simplicity itself when it comes to using them and this is no different. Setting the unit up is an absolute piece of cake, stick the arial up, connect it to the receiver, plug the power supply in and shove it in the cigarette lighter and that's it really. It takes about 2 minutes to scan for the channels and select an FM frequency to transmit on, tune in the car stereo and that's it. You get the occasional fade out and there is a little bit of crackle on the FM signal but that is a small price to pay for getting 6Music in the car.

Only a couple of small gripes which are unavoidable with this sort of kit. Having wires everywhere is a pain, and it is very easy to knock the the power lead and have it cut out, but that is more an issue with the location of the cigarette lighter in my car rather than the kit itself.

Bottom line though is that this is in-car DAB on a budget and for the price, you really can't go wrong.

Flying Saucer Attack: (RURAL PSYCHADELIA)
Flying Saucer Attack: (RURAL PSYCHADELIA)
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £9.27

2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not that great either., 4 Mar 2008
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Drawn in by the previous reviewers' comparisons to the likes of Godspeed, Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine imagine my disappointment when, expecting a sonic whirlwind of sound, what I get sounds uncannily like a collection of early Boo Radleys B sides. That in itself doesn't make it a bad record, just rather disappointing.

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