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K & M Konig & Meyer Folding Trumpet Stand
K & M Konig & Meyer Folding Trumpet Stand
Price: £14.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Top quality, well made trumpet stand, 1 July 2015
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A good quality, sturdy trumpet stand. Slightly heavier than the 3 footed K&M folding trumpet stand we already have (which has lasted for many years and we have only bought another for the new trumpet player in the house!). If you are concerned about carrying it around to gigs maybe choose a smaller one but would recommend K&M as the maker. Appeared to have been sent from Germany but came very promptly.


Wildlife World Blue Tit Nest Box
Wildlife World Blue Tit Nest Box
Price: £13.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as pictured, but not bad!, 14 Mar. 2015
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This is a nice little box. I doesn't have the silver birch bark pictured but does have a plainer brown bark covering so looks pleasant enough in situ. The lid is plain wood and I suspect it will soak up water and may well suffer over time. The instructions say that you can paint it with non-toxic varnish to help protect it but I'm not sure who has a tin of this laying about in their house and I don't have sufficient need for non-toxic varnish to warrant the purchase of a tin. The lid is held in place with a screw on the top which I also suspect will suffer from the weather and rust so it might cause some difficulties for opening to clean in the future.
That said, the inside is a nicely rounded out cylinder of wood so there are no corners for cleaning out at the end of the season - just the edge where the walls meet the base which should be manageable. It does look nice and I put it up where there had been a long-established box that was used every year by blue tits and they have been checking this one out and pecking away at the entrance to 'make it their own' already and it has only been up for a few weeks.


The Secrets of Sums (Murderous Maths)
The Secrets of Sums (Murderous Maths)
by Poskitt Kjartan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It has some super tips for doing the basics of adding, 27 Feb. 2015
I cannot praise this book enough! It has some super tips for doing the basics of adding, subtracting, multiplication and division and works through step by step in a jokey style - maths can be funny! Found it perfect for my year 5 who is fairly good at maths but sometimes struggles with remembering methods. Would be equally good for senior school children still struggling with the basics. It allows you to try and do it yourself or just read and follow as they show the steps and there are some puzzles that are fun and educational. There are some really amusing parts to keep them engaged too such as little comic strips and illustrative pictures (the vulgar fractions and improper vulgar fractions are lol). Buy this book if your child (or even you) is struggling even a little bit with school maths.


Samsung 350E7C 17.3-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i3 3110M 2.4GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
Samsung 350E7C 17.3-inch Laptop (Black) - (Intel Core i3 3110M 2.4GHz Processor, 6GB RAM, 750GB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good so far, 28 April 2013
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I got this to replace by HP laptop that gave up. It switches on so fast I don't even have time to put the kettle on before I need to put in my password (it shuts down pretty fast too). It has a lovely big screen which is great for me as a do alot of spreadsheets and it is good to be able to see more columns. It is a lovely clear screen and one of the selling points was that it was anti glare and I have found it very easy to look at. You can disable the touchpad and use a mouse tho you do need to disable the touchpad each time you switch the computer on.
It is a nice sleek black and the keys are pretty flush so should limit the dust and debris getting under the keyboard. It has all the slots you need with USB3, cd drive and a slop for your SD card.
Windows 8 is a bit different from Vista which I had before but I went in a computer shop and a very helpful assistant showed me how you don't need a touch screen(not suitable with 2 primary school children in the house) to get the best out of W8 and showed me a few tips on moving around and closing files etc to show me that my concerns were unfounded.
I then bought online (well it saved me money!) and have been pretty happy so far and I use it alot. Also, once you register with Windows they send you periodic emails with a tip or two on using it. There is also a help manual in the bottom toolbar that you can look things up in. it is really worth looking at as it gives you some tips on how you can move around using the touchpad and how to get the charms menu and look at what programs you have running.


LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Nintendo DS)
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Nintendo DS)
Offered by APE-GAMES
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous game, 28 April 2013
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My son loves star wars and this is his favourite game by far. The sounds are excellent and sound just like the films. The music too is very good and you can tell who he is playing as by the theme music playing. He has progressed through the levels and can play in whatever Episode he feels like. He has learnt lots about the film and there are some amusing character that he enjoys too.


Just Dance 4 - Kinect Required (Xbox 360)
Just Dance 4 - Kinect Required (Xbox 360)

5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous dance game, 28 April 2013
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This game is brilliant! We had dance central previously and compared to that this is so user friendly. As you look at the menu of songs it plays you a preview and as you play you get stars for good dancing. There is a shuffle feature and a favourites. People can join in part way through a song and there is capacity (if your room is big enough) for 4 people at once. My children love it and have danced to some great classics that they wouldn't otherwise know like The Final Countdown, La Vida Loca, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love as well as current hit.
Buy this, there is no downside other than having to pay money for it!


New Style Boutique (Nintendo 3DS)
New Style Boutique (Nintendo 3DS)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £23.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 28 April 2013
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My 8 year old daughter loves this game. She is not particularly interested in most DS games but plays this for a bit almost every day. There is quite alot of written dialogue with the characters but she generally skips through that and just tends to pick up their names. You start off as an assistant in a clothes shop and customers come in looking for a particular style and you help dress them and then they buy the clothes. Before you know it the manager of the shop decides you are good enough to run it on your own and leaves you in charge. You have to design outfits for people and buy stock, enter fashion shows and visit the hairdressers and makeup shop. You get to dress and style you own avatar as well as the customers and models. The people in the game are designed to look like teenagers and their bodies whilst pretty skinny are not suggestive and the fashions are not inappropriate (though some of the skirts are pretty short!)
The only downside is that you can only save your progress so far when you are at your 'home' and you have to finish a fitting or a show sometimes before you can go home and this can be a problem if your 'real life' parents want you to finish because it is time to go!
I would recommend this to any style conscious girl who likes being creative and likes nice clothes, hair and make up. It hasn't made her obsessed with these things in the real world.


Piano: Grade 1 (Improve Your Sight-reading!)
Piano: Grade 1 (Improve Your Sight-reading!)
by Paul Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good sightreading book, 28 April 2013
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I bought this because my daughter's piano teacher asked me to. It has good written tips for sightreading at the top of each section and some general guidelines at the back of the book. There is a box next to each line of music so the student can tick when they have played a piece so they don't lose track of where they are.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat: For Easy Piano
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat: For Easy Piano
by LLOYD WEBBER A
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good summary of the show, 28 April 2013
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If your child is a fan of the show (or doing a production at Brownies like mine is), this is a good book. The notes are a too complicated for my daughter who has only started playing the piano recently with mostly chords in the left hand and some double notes and chord in the right hand. The rhythms of show generally are a bit complicated for a new pianist. It is a large book so the notes are a good size to see and well laid out.
It's an edited score so not all the verses are in it and some of the songs and segues are missing compared to the full show score.
I would recommend it to a competent youngster whose taken a few grades or a parent who wants to play these is a simplified form.


Wheres Wally Lunchbag
Wheres Wally Lunchbag

5.0 out of 5 stars Where's lunch?, 28 April 2013
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My 8 year old daughter is not the biggest Where's Wally fan but she saw this lunchbox and wanted to have it. It took her some time to find Wally (the print definition is not quite as sharp as in the books) and she and her friends have spent some time finding and refinding the other character so a good entertainment in the lunch queue.
It is not the biggest lunchbox but a bottle of water fits in and there's enough room for her school lunch so fine for us.


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