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Ekouaer Women Men Shawl Collar Plush Microfiber Fleece Full Length Bathrobe Unisex Spa Robe,Black,Large XL
Ekouaer Women Men Shawl Collar Plush Microfiber Fleece Full Length Bathrobe Unisex Spa Robe,Black,Large XL
Offered by avidlove
Price: £25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars As soft and cuddly as a teddy bear!, 13 Feb. 2016
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This is incredibly soft and plush to wear and feels really soft and smooth to the touch. When my children cuddle me in it, they tell me that I'm like a cuddly Mummy panda! It is not heavy, but whilst is isn't chunky, it is soft and thickly plush, which gives it substance without weight. It's warm and is nice and roomy - I can wear it over my pyjamas and feels warm and toasty and snug with it cinched round my waist with the belt which is a good length and when left undone, is held by the two belt loops.

I was sent this dressing gown for review purposes, but no attempt was made to influence my opinion and the review contains my own opinion.


Golf Rules Illustrated: 2016-2017 (Royal & Ancient)
Golf Rules Illustrated: 2016-2017 (Royal & Ancient)
by R&A Championships Limited
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Very high quality publication, which looks at the rules from every conceivable angle to help you to understand them fully, 13 Feb. 2016
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This is a really high quality publication, which takes the standard rules of golf and expounds upon them with photos, diagrams, examples from competitive matches and via a Q&A section, answers the questions which might be raised by your beginner or improving golfer.

This book isn't small enough to be carried round with you on your round of golf, but for areas of the rules which you want to understand better, this is a great book to read at home and further understand the details of the rules and how they can be applied to the game properly - as well as telling what would break the rules, it also explains what is allowable, which is just as important.

Before you get to the main subject of the book - "the rules", there are also a couple of short chapters on Ettiquette and Definitions, which use useful and well-written. The main section takes you through all of the rules in order and takes them apart to analyse them from all angles, so that hopefully you can understand them from the inside out! My only criticism, is that this isn't portable to take with you as you play - perhaps in future they will create a pocket insert which would expound upon the usual golf club rule book, but give a bit more detail about the usual pitfalls of those all important rules!


Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara, Blackest Black
Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara, Blackest Black
Price: £8.87

5.0 out of 5 stars This is now my go-to daytime mascara - it makes my lashes look great, but not made-up! Perfect!, 11 Feb. 2016
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This is a great daytime mascara with a natural look for people with naturally dark lashes like mine. This mascara doesn't really thicken or lengthen discernibly, but what it does do is give definition and give a crisp, bold look to each lash - like it has been brought into focus.

The mascara doesn't clump on my lashes as it is applied (but not does it build up easily) I don't find that it flakes particularly and it is easy to remove with my normal eye make-up remover without leaving residue on my lashes. The container itself is a slightly odd, squashed tube, but this doesn't seem to have any adverse effect (although apart from looking distinctive, I'm not sure of the point!)

This is now my go-to daytime mascara - it makes my lashes look great, but not made-up! Perfect!


KS2 English Targeted Question Book: Comprehension - Year 5 (for the New Curriculum)
KS2 English Targeted Question Book: Comprehension - Year 5 (for the New Curriculum)
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Good varied texts and well set questions, 11 Feb. 2016
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My eldest daughter is currently in Year 4, but needs some additional challenge and this has proven to be a great question book to allow her to develop her comprehension skills.

There are 15 text from a wide range of sources and all of different types. The texts are: An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth; Why Recycle; Tales of King Arthur; The Great Fire of London; The Iron Man; Pompeii; From a Railway Carriage; Tracking Basking Sharks; A letter from E B White; Poems about Knights; The Wind in the Willows (musical); Hiding Out; Wolves in the UK and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. Each of the texts takes up one side of the double A4 spread and the questions (between 6 and 8 for each text) take up the other side. Each of the comprehension tasks has a maximum of 10 points which can be awarded.

There are no answers included with the book - it would have been useful to have a guide to the answers for checking, but we haven't found it difficult to work without these as the answers are within the text. My daughter has enjoyed the tasks, reading one text and completing the allotted set of questions in one sitting. She has enjoyed the range of texts and finds that the questions are all easy to understand and none of the questions require essay-like responses, but are all one or two marks per question with a maximum of three lines for the answer to be written in and many have just one or two line spaces for the response and these spaces often helped my daughter to gauge how full a response was required (this together with the weighting which is given next two the end of each answer section.

Overall this is a good question book and I would recommend it for anyone who is happy to mark this kind of work for their child without an answer book


KS2 English Targeted Question Book: Grammar - Year 3 (for the New Curriculum)
KS2 English Targeted Question Book: Grammar - Year 3 (for the New Curriculum)
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.50

4.0 out of 5 stars This has been good to check my daughter's overall understanding and highlight gaps in understanding of certain grammatical ideas, 10 Feb. 2016
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This is a good book if you want a targeted question book, but not if you are expecting it to lay out a detailed explanation of each and every grammatical rule. Each rule is explained, but just briefly, as a recap or to ensure that it is clear what is being testing in the questions that follows. There are 5 sections:
1. Word types - nouns, adjectives, articles, verbs and adverbs
2. Clauses and phrases - clauses, phrases, noun phrases and mixed sentence practice
3. Sentences - statements and questions and commands and exclamations
4. Conjunctions and prepositions - conjunctions with main clauses, conjunctions with subordinate clauses and prepositions
5. Verb tenses - present tense and past tense; using "ing" verbs in the present tense; using "ing" verbs in the past tense; past tenses with "have" and staying in the same tense.
Finally there is a short glossary at the end of the book

So there is quite a lot covered in only 33 pages in terms of grammatical topics, but obviously there are only a limited number of questions to test each one. This is great as a check against overall understanding and helpful to highlight where gaps are in your child's understanding, so that you can work on these together.

The book is well laid-out and has enough colour to be easy on the eye, but it's not garish or distracting and my 7 year-old has enjoyed working through it.


KS2 English Targeted Question Book: Spelling - Year 3 (for the New Curriculum)
KS2 English Targeted Question Book: Spelling - Year 3 (for the New Curriculum)
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.50

4.0 out of 5 stars My 7-year old daughter found some parts easy, others more difficult - just the right balance to encourage her and challenge her, 10 Feb. 2016
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This is a nice spelling workbook for a year 3 child to help them to test their spelling and their understanding of certain prefix and suffix rules, homophones, word families, plurals and possessive apostrophes.

The book has enough colour to keep it easy on the eye, but not so many pictures that it becomes a distraction from the task at hand! This is easy to work through, but with plenty to challenge my 7 year old daughter. Obviously, this book isn't going to cover every word that your child will come across in Year 3, but it's certainly a productive book to work through. My daughter found some parts easy and others more tricky - which in turn helped me to work out which sets of words we can work on together.

There aren't any answers in the book, but I didn't have any difficulty marking the words. If you aren't confident yourself, then have a dictionary at the ready and you could check the answers together.


KS2 Science Year Four Workout: Living Things & Habitats (for the New Curriculum)
KS2 Science Year Four Workout: Living Things & Habitats (for the New Curriculum)
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Well laid out, but a bit dull without any colour and not very challenging for brighter Year 4 children, 9 Feb. 2016
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We have a number of different CGP workbooks which my children have used and this one is good, but not great. It is fairly dull to look at as the cover and the contents are all black and white, which isn't likely to excite anyone about learning. Having said that, there are a good number of pictures and diagrams in the book and it isn't overcrowded with questions, but well-spaced and well-ordered.

I must confess that I thought that this might be a little more challenging than it is. As one might expect, it starts off gently and it does increase in difficulty throughout, which slowed my daughter down somewhat, but she didn't really find any of the questions too taxing. She is half way through Year 4, but is bright for her age and I had hoped that there might be a few more challenging pages for her to try. It is certainly a good overview of living things and habitats. I will pass it to my other daughter, who is the year below and see how she finds it, but think it will suit her better.


Maybelline Dream Blender
Maybelline Dream Blender
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely mini blender, great for more awkward nooks and crannies on your face!, 4 Feb. 2016
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This is a really neat little blending tool, which is rather like a miniature version of the usual egg-shaped tools that are everywhere nowadays for contouring and blending. It is on a thick stubby handle, which allows you to blend without getting your fingers dirty - using it feels like using a stubby make-up brush in your hand and feels like a small sponge on your face. Due to the smaller size, it means that you can reach the smaller spots, the more awkward nooks and crannies on your face, like around your nose and my your eyes. The handle makes it slightly more difficult to clean it effectively, but not very hard. The blending stick looks attractive, but it would be nice if it came with the little travel pouch, so that I could pack it in my make up bag when out and about more easily.


Mr. Baboomski and the Wonder Goat
Mr. Baboomski and the Wonder Goat
by Richard Joyce
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great story to read to your kids at bedtime (if you like doing voices!), 31 Jan. 2016
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This is a fun story which has its roots in a chance meeting between a boy and the goat of a former circus boss from Escorvia in a Cornish town by the sea. The story is one of love, family, friendship and bullies (young and old) and the story as it plays out it is interspersed with stories told by Mr Baboomski of his life and the circus back in Escorvia, peppered with his wise, if sometimes oddly translated expressions!

If you like doing voices in stories for your children at bedtime, this is a great one, as the way that Mr Baboomski speaks and the grammar which he uses, gives you the natural sense of his East European/Slavic intonation and my girls loved this - particularly when they got used to the words which he uses, such as babunska - which they quickly realised means bottom - and giggled everytime it came up - usually in reference to someone being kicked up the..... or landing on their........ So whilst this book is good read silently - the storyline is entertaining and the characters are vibrant - it's even better read aloud!

We all loved the book and were sorry when it came to an end. Here's hoping that there is a sequel in the pipeline!


Belfen Women Soft genuine leather Zipper Wallet Wristlet Evening Purse Case Handbag with Wrist Strap/Credit Card Holder/Cash pocket- for Apple iPhone 6[Up to 6.0 x 3.1*0.3 Inch Cellphone]-Rose
Belfen Women Soft genuine leather Zipper Wallet Wristlet Evening Purse Case Handbag with Wrist Strap/Credit Card Holder/Cash pocket- for Apple iPhone 6[Up to 6.0 x 3.1*0.3 Inch Cellphone]-Rose

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality, with a pop of colour and it holds your money, your cards AND YOUR PHONE!, 30 Jan. 2016
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This is a lovely vibrant pink-coloured leather wallet, which unlike most wallets is big enough to hold your money and your cards AND YOUR PHONE! This is so useful as since I have been using it, I have never had to scrabble around in the bottom of my oversized handbag trying to locate my phone, I simply pull out my wallet and zip it open and hey presto - there's my phone. It also has the added advantage that I can use it as a stand-alone item, with the handy wrist-strap. I didn't think that I would use the strap all that much at first, but actually if you are holding a purse in your hand and walking along the street or whilst shopping, it's a nice feature, so that you know that an opportunist couldn't just snatch it out of your hand and run off.

The quality of the purse and its manufacture is really impressive, it is well stitched and feels good to touch. I have had lots of compliments about this purse and it is so useful, I will now always use wallets that can fit my phone!


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