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Out of the Bubble
Out of the Bubble
by Shelby McGrath Myers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The devastation of epilepsy, 1 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Out of the Bubble (Paperback)
Clayton, aged 6 years, develops are seemingly normal virus. He's a great kid - a normal, fantastic boy-child. But things go horrible wrong. In this account - written through his mother's eyes, we see the devastation, the angst, the sheer weariness of all of their harrowing journey. Our heart breaks for this child 'Clayton the Great', and the sacrifice paid by him and his incredibly stoic family is huge, yet the gentleness, the kindness in unrelenting. I salute them all, for they have gone beyond their grief to educate, finance and get a community working for the greater good - God bless them! Such gentle and poignant moment, intermixed with feeling of guilt (for their other children) cancel out the sheer horror of their fight. A must-read book about a brave little soldier and his devoted family.


1 BUCKET 20 ASSORTED JUMBO SIDEWALK PLAYGROUND CHALKS
1 BUCKET 20 ASSORTED JUMBO SIDEWALK PLAYGROUND CHALKS
Offered by AONESTATIONERY
Price: £3.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Sept. 2014
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exactly what it says on the box - Sidewalk CHALKS!


Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life: English Edition by Okun MD, Michael S ( 2013 )
Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life: English Edition by Okun MD, Michael S ( 2013 )

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! For you Brits (I'm a Yank living ..., 29 Aug. 2014
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Excellent book! For you Brits (I'm a Yank living here), I'd totally get it if you are put off with the title! Dr. Okun's book is written with humility, honesty and warmth. He's highly respected in the US - a Top-Dawg in Parkinson's. My hubby's the one with PD. We're still currently trying to 'share nicely' with the book....
Oh, and just to rub you up the wrong way (blame the Nunnery!):
Enjoy! Have a great day!!


God Is Not Mad At You
God Is Not Mad At You
by Joyce Meyer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Remarkable book!, 28 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: God Is Not Mad At You (Paperback)
Joyce Meyer writes right to the heart of Christians who struggle - that means ALL Christians. This book is a salve to wounds that just don't seem to heal no matter where you are in your faith. I love her style of writing: doesn't pull punches, doesn't repeat. She just says it as it is, so it's an easy and eye-opening read. We all need to be reminded of God's love, so I expect I will re-read this many times!


Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death
Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death
by Katy Noura Butler
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & informative read, 16 Feb. 2014
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A very well written work through a daughter's eyes of her parents journey to death. This compassionate journal deals with many of the most intimate and difficult times we all have to face. Dying, in first-world culture, has become almost a taboo; so much so that the shock & realization often leave us ill-prepared. We simply refuse to see the obvious: dying will be followed by death. The big question (certainly for me) is DIGNITY for our loved ones. In our haste to 'help', dignity and sanctity are too often forgotten. We are mortal...it is a time of life that should be treated with the utmost respect for all concerned, but most especially, the dying.
Katy Butler's book pulls no punches - she compares one parent who 'goes along' with medical intervention - leading to utter angst, followed by the second parent who chooses not to fight her death via medical intervention.
The sanctity of life goes all the way to our last breath - get your affairs in order earlier in life (say age 50ish), do a living will or advance directive, and get your kids on board!


Penguin multi-coloured recycled metal wall hanging small 12cm high - fair trade and hand made from copper and tin for Tumi in Mexico
Penguin multi-coloured recycled metal wall hanging small 12cm high - fair trade and hand made from copper and tin for Tumi in Mexico
Offered by Tumi Latin American Crafts
Price: £5.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Beaufiul colours!, 25 Sept. 2013
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Absolutely gorgeous. Don't be fooled by the photo of three....it's one per. But the feel, quality and colours of this item are outstanding! I will buy more from them.


Schleich Emperor Penguin
Schleich Emperor Penguin
Price: £4.49

5.0 out of 5 stars perfect partner!, 12 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Schleich Emperor Penguin (Toy)
to the 'family' of penguins I purchased. The proportions are perfect, and it's beautifully finished. Some have remarked how small they are, so you need to get a ruler, but it's worth it.


Schleich Emperor Penguin with Chick
Schleich Emperor Penguin with Chick
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous!, 12 Jan. 2013
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Got it with the adult and chicks for a penguin collector - they're small, beautiful made...all I did was add an 'iceberg'!


PARTY PACK OF 6 MULTI-COLOURED SKULL AND BEADS WOVEN BRACELETS IDEAL AS A PARTY BAG FILLER OR GIFT FOR A GOTH
PARTY PACK OF 6 MULTI-COLOURED SKULL AND BEADS WOVEN BRACELETS IDEAL AS A PARTY BAG FILLER OR GIFT FOR A GOTH

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!, 12 Jan. 2013
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Got them for my son's girlfriend. He's 6'4" and she's always getting inadvertently 'run over' by him. She opened them for Christmas: had her bean him with one.....we all fell about when they started flashing!


Everybody's Fine [DVD]
Everybody's Fine [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert De Niro
Offered by FREETIME
Price: £4.46

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Parenting your parents, 14 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Everybody's Fine [DVD] (DVD)
Robert De Niro is perfect, with his characteristic subtle facial expressions and body language, as the older alpha male recently widowed who tries to pick up where mother left off in keeping the family together. He clearly loves his kids (now fully adult, enmeshed in life's tragedies, turmoil, absurdities and dilemmas), but he doesn't really know them.
This is not a man who was a bad father - he was just a man of his times; 'ruled the roost' of his burgeoning family, probably working too hard to give much time to his kids, presuming he's done everything he could to give his family a 'better life' - everything's okay.
As his kids find excuses to duck out of the holidays gathering at the family home, De Niro decides to find out what's going on and takes off to visit them one by one.
His journey of discovery is so poignantly portrayed, the dawning realization that life is not what it appears to be - even your children aren't who you thought they were - is grappled with gracefully by the bemused father who doesn't fully get what, or why he never knew. His daughters (one he discovers is a lesbian) and son are forced to let him into the truth of their lives and oh-so-gently and lovingly reveal that they could never talk to him - they talked to their mother.
Drew Barrymore is delightful and absorbing and compassionate, Kate Beckinsale is in the midst of turmoil that she cannot contain, Sam Rockwell is both sad and heart-broken, fearing he hasn't lived up to his father's expectations. The other son has been under as much protective watch as the siblings could give, and as the fate of this son turns out, it's clear to the viewer that things could have been different had communications been more open between father and kids and visa-versa.
The fathers love for his kids is spontaneous, no matter what. Ad their love for him is so touching, so protective.
There's some fabulous scenes: Robert De Nero showing off his kids pictures - as adults and children - to strangers. Boasting of their 'successes' in life to anyone that would listen (or not) along the way. Almost outrageously innocent.
In the end, with delicious bits of humour and pathos, the irony of the kids sort of 'bringing up dad' role-reversal is beautifully portrayed.


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