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Catalan Dictionary: Catalan-English, English-Catalan (Routledge Bilingual Dictionaries)
Catalan Dictionary: Catalan-English, English-Catalan (Routledge Bilingual Dictionaries)
by Vox
Edition: Paperback
Price: £45.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very poor for the price, 29 Oct. 2011
I agree with the other reviewers who say this product is very basic, and not a patch on a normal bilingual dictionary. I have a tiny pocket català/anglès dE (diccionaris de l'Enciclopèdia)Catalan-English & English-Catalan Mini Dictionary which I carry around with me and which is WAY better. The best I have found to date is the dE català/anglès 39,000 entrades version Catalan-English Dictionary which has most of the vocab I need for level C and is only a few pounds more! The Routledge one is OK for beginners, but it's not cheap, and if you plan to study Catalan or live in Catalunya, you'd be better off choosing a different dictionary I'm afraid. :o(

U-Mount Unmounted Rubber Stamp Sheet Snowflakes and Sprigs
U-Mount Unmounted Rubber Stamp Sheet Snowflakes and Sprigs
Offered by The Craft Corner UK
Price: £13.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, lovely, lovely!, 6 Sept. 2011
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
Oh I am SO happy I got this! :o)
The stamps are detailed and high quality and the the best thing for me is that the pine needles and pine cones on pine branch swag can be used to make effective borders for your other stamps. The swag even fits to itself so you can make a continuous edge to a card. A combination of the two different sized pine needles makes a great corner to add depth to the picture.

Just love it and want more!

The Apex Examiner Microscope
The Apex Examiner Microscope
Offered by Apex Microscopes
Price: £64.00

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly portable, 6 Sept. 2011
I bought this little microscope (my Spanish friends call it a "magnifier" - which essentially it is) in June and have been enjoying it since!

My 8yr old son and I have been using it for all sorts of interesting projects. I just put in my rucksack and go! It's light, small and has it's own power source, perfect for days in the forest, beach or even the local park.

Some of the things we've been looking at include:
1. Butterfly wings
2. All those titchy things you get when you go pond dipping and can't really see
3. Close ups of tadpoles, insects, the hamster etc.
4. Sorting foraminifera from quartz grains in beach sand.
5. Soil, mud, sand, sugar, salt etc. (check out those crystal forms!)
6. Textiles (man made vs cotton, wool ...)
7. All bits of plants (undersides of leaves, wild strawberries, bark...)
8. Rocks and pebbles...

...and the list goes on. Even the mundane can be made super-special by using this little mic!

Hope you can use our ideas and post some of your own to help out other people!


Asus 1005PE 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, up to 11 hr Battery, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter, White)
Asus 1005PE 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, up to 11 hr Battery, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter, White)

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Small, quick, long lasting and beautiful, 29 Mar. 2010
So far so good! Have only been surfing, playing online games and word processing (Windows 7/Microsoft Office 2007), sometimes simultaneously, but no problems so far and has an excellent battery life (9+ hours - haven't taken it to the max yet). Seems to be very good at what it does, after all, this is a netbook, not a laptop. ;)

My only complaint is that when using the web, the browser tool bars at the top seem to be disproportionally big compared to the screen, but very useable all the same. Maybe a change from Explorer would solve this problem.Asus 1005PE 10.1-inch Netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz Processor, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, up to 11 hr Battery, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Windows 7 Starter, Black)

Fry's English Delight (BBC Audio)
Fry's English Delight (BBC Audio)
by Stephen Fry
Edition: Audio CD

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative AND amusing ;), 9 July 2009
Stephen Fry and language pedantry at its best for anyone who ever wondered about English.
Find the origin of "freezing the balls off a brass monkey", the answer to why the English laugh at cracker jokes and many, many more tantalising and witty idiomatic conundrums.
Oh, and such a funny title, too.

Belkin iPod Tune FM 3
Belkin iPod Tune FM 3

4.0 out of 5 stars Good product, 9 July 2009
This review is from: Belkin iPod Tune FM 3 (Accessory)
This works well with my 2G Touch although there is a little static in the city. Can also use it with my stereo at home, which is great as the CD lens is scratched, and also anywhere else there is a stereo - hotels, friends' houses etc. Bargain! Just wish I'd bought it from Amazon as it cost me 49 Euros :(

Cathedral of the Sea
Cathedral of the Sea
by Ildefonso Falcones
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Great if you love, or want to get to know, Barcelona, 17 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Cathedral of the Sea (Hardcover)
The life of a citizen of mediaeval Barcelona, the people who love him and those that hate him woven into the rich tapestry of politics of the time. Kings, nobles, peasants Jews, the Church and the sea all play a part in the shaping of this man behind which we see the backdrop of Barcelona and the continued building of the wonderful Santa Maria del Mar. Far from being another Pillars of the Earth, this piece of historical semi-fiction stands alone.

Much of central Barcelona is still named for its historical use and the English translation would benefit from a glossary of translated Catalan names, e.g. blat = wheat, llet = milk, to add depth and meaning to this version. Otherwise an absorbing read and not too heavy to be off-putting.

by Max Anderson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.59

5.0 out of 5 stars True gold!, 17 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Digger (Paperback)
I was sent this book by the publishers in 2005 and it has sat, unread, on my shelf ever since. After all, who needs to read about a bloke hell bent on living in dusty small town Australia and mining? I opened it in desperation the other day, thinking, "Never mind, if it's terrible the bookshops open on Monday", but I was pleasantly surprised. More than that. In fact, from the first page I was hooked. This is an extremely well written travel book interwoven with historical nuggets about Western Australia's goldrush period. Anderson draws you into his world of larger-than-life characters struggling to scrape together a living on the edge of the bush, always on the lookout for the "big one", "big gold". It's funny, sensitive and human while contriving at the same time to build the anticipation, the hope, that one day, some day he'll strike it rich.

All in all a book to be savoured for it's quality and enjoyed for it's content. Heartily recommended for anyone who's ever felt the thrill of collecting seashells, picking up unusual stones or finding a fossil. I loved it!

Email English
Email English
by Paul Emmerson
Edition: Paperback

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for NON-NATIVE business students, 17 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Email English (Paperback)
This is an intermediate to upper intermediate level book for students of English, NOT native speakers. It is extremely good at its job and I have even used it successfully with advanced level students as it uses language and grammar which is totally relevant to the genre of business English for non-natives.

I thoroughly recommend it for any teachers of ESL, although after going through the first, basic chapters, I normally let students choose which of the others are most relevant to them as they can be quite repetitive (not always a bad thing). The exercises are fairly standard (!) but used with a little imagination they can be spiced up and tailored to your individual teaching style. Answers in the back make it possible to be used effectively as a self-study book and there is also excellent online back-up material providing useful practice/homework tasks.
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Family Ski (Wii)
Family Ski (Wii)
Price: £23.98

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the box!, 31 Dec. 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Family Ski (Wii) (Video Game)
Another great family game for kids as young as 5. Although the Wii remote/nunchuck combo seems, at first glance, complicated, it is so intuitive that even little kids can pick-up and play with few or no problems.

Some of the moves, especially mogul turns and air tricks, are harder to master for the younger gamer, but this doesn't detract from the fun they can have simply skiing down the animal-named pistes.

There is also an element of reading and problem solving which will appeal more to the slightly older player. Race, slalom, or mogul against each other or play in multiplayer freestyle, split-screen mode with your kids, start at the top of Lion Peak and say "meet you at the bottom" - everyone is then free to ski where and however they like.

This truly is a family game, recommended (without Wii balance board) for 5+.
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