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Garmin Edge Touring Touchscreen GPS Bike Computer with Preloaded Cycle Map
Garmin Edge Touring Touchscreen GPS Bike Computer with Preloaded Cycle Map
Price: £146.16

4.0 out of 5 stars It is at its best I think when you pre-load your own route on ..., 18 April 2015
Does what it says. Ive had the Edge Touring for about three weeks now and I'm impressed. The Satnav element has been accurate so far. It is at its best I think when you pre-load your own route on to it. This is really easy to do - you just go to Garmin Connect and plot a route on its in-built google maps. Press the start button when you commence cycling and it takes you round the route with some good warning of junctions coming. It seems to struggle a bit if you take a wrong turning in that it gets confused and doesn't take a logical correction route. Mine just told be to do a U-turn which I suppose is ok if you know you've taken a wrong turn fairly quickly. My routes have largely been rural - not sure how the Satnav would do around town.

Good also when you haven't plotted a route and you just press start. When you get home and plug in the Garmin to your laptop, you can see the route you've taken complete with speeds, elevation, height gained etc. Garmin connect then builds a training record for you and you can set targets etc.

Overall a great purchase and don't be deterred by low-star ratings here.


Kodak ESP 3.2 Wi-Fi All-in-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan)
Kodak ESP 3.2 Wi-Fi All-in-One Printer (Print, Copy, Scan)

1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, 29 Dec. 2013
A complete waste of money. Ink doesn't last anything like as long as it says. If you don't use the printer for a few weeks, the ink disappears. I reckon to have got maybe 15 sheets out of a B&W cartridge that boasts it will print 400+ sheets. Nonsense. My wife has the same printer too and she has nearly thrown it out of the window in frustration with it. Cheap ink = Cheap printer = Expensive mistake. AVOID.


Journey Through Britain: Landscape, People and Books
Journey Through Britain: Landscape, People and Books
by David St John Thomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disjointed, 3 April 2011
A travel book, in my book anyway, ought to be from somewhere to another. This one ambles around aimlessly not knowing quite what it wants to be. I also found the writing style, though clearly written enthusiastically, a tad pompous.


A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
by Owen Hatherley
Edition: Hardcover

30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun with words and buildings, 17 Feb. 2011
A bit of a curate's egg this one. Hatherley is an entertaining writer but when I reach the end of a chapter, Im left with the impression that Ive read the thesis of an over-enthusiastic student, too eager to impress. This guy frequently uses five words when two would do; drops in the sort of references to other work which are a necessary part of an academia but not this; scatters -isms like confetti and generally seems to be aiming for an A grade in big words. HOWEVER, I confess to finding the book often difficult to put down well past my bed-time. Also, I have got to the end feeling rather disappointed that its all over. So much so that Ive ordered Militant Modernism here on Amazon.

Mind you, having ordered Militant Modernism, I am still grappling with the differences betweeen Hatherley's continual references to Modernism, Post-modernism, neo-modernism, post-punk modernism and pseudo-modernism.

I recommend it because, actually behind all the verbage, not only is he often right but he's persuasive. I like being persuaded.


Last Resort [DVD][2000] [2001]
Last Resort [DVD][2000] [2001]
Dvd ~ Dina Korzun

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Britain in decay, 5 Jun. 2008
The film actually reveals more about we British than it does the plight of those seeking asylum. The decline of the British seaside town, amusement arcades, 1960s tower blocks, fish & chips, the wooden roller coaster - for me one of the stars of this film was Margate itself. Beautifully photographed and acted, this is a gem. The film oozes mood. See it.


Lost For Words [DVD]
Lost For Words [DVD]
Dvd ~ Thora Hird
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: £14.98

46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality writing and acting, 25 May 2006
This review is from: Lost For Words [DVD] (DVD)
With Thora (bless her) in this screenplay, you would have thought that it had been written by the Master, himself, Alan Bennett. It wasnt and yet it has all the hallmarks of Bennett's best writing and I loved it. Deric Longden has come up with a powerful piece; funny, sad, thoughtful and ultimately entertaining. Pete Postlethwaite has probably had more demanding roles, but he is the perfect 'son' and the pathos shines right through as of course does the wit and frustration. Thora is truly superb and this performance should have won awards (maybe it did). What happens? Not a lot, but then you'd expect nothing more in this fine British film about old age and the slide towards dementia.


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