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Victorian Style Wooden Sewing Box (large).
Victorian Style Wooden Sewing Box (large).
Offered by Sylvester Oxford Ltd
Price: 25.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars TERRIBLE QUALITY!!, 26 Mar 2014
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I bought this as a Mother's Day present and am incredibly disappointed! It arrived with screws missing from one hinge, the pin missing from another and a broken corner. Then when I tried to open it, the handle of one of the drawers just came off in my hand. Cheap quality and inadequately packaged. TERRIBLE PRODUCT, TERRIBLY MADE, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME.

The Sims 3: Late Night (PC/Mac DVD)
The Sims 3: Late Night (PC/Mac DVD)
Price: 12.85

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only buy if you're inhumanly patient or own a super-computer!, 6 Jan 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This would be the best Sims 3 EP to date if it wasn't so riddled with bugs! It's frustrating because the concept is great in theory... but in practice it's mind-numbingly slow!
The elevators are the worst element of this game. You have to make your sim leave for work 3 hours early just so they can reach the ground floor by the time their car pool arrives. Loading up a group of sims in the same elevator can take at least 3 or 4 hours. I've also encountered broken elevators; my sim got stuck in a basement level bar at closing time and couldn't get to another upper level bar because the elevators were non-responsive. They just don't work!
Initiating social interactions is also horrendously slow; the sims just stand there and stare at each other for AGES before the interaction queue finally starts (if they don't give up completely and get that "can't do it" thought bubble). This can be incredibly frustrating if your sim isn't very famous yet and is trying to sweet talk a bouncer into letting them in a venue. By the time you've got round to greeting them the bar/club is closed!
Don't bother getting a butler. Mine just kept cooking and cooking and cooking. There was a stack of dirty dishes, a toilet in need of cleaning and a broken shower and she just kept churning out pancakes!
I love and hate this game. At times it's brilliant... but mostly it's just infuriating.
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True Blood Season 1 (HBO) [DVD] [2009]
True Blood Season 1 (HBO) [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Anna Paquin
Price: 12.99

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A deliciously sexy and utterly addictive show!, 27 Aug 2009
TrueBlood takes place in a small town called Bon Temps in Northern Louisiana. The show is centered around Sookie Stackhouse (Oscar winner, Anna Paquin) a telepathic barmaid, who meets her first vampire one night in Merlotte's Bar. Vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Sookie embark on an intense and increasingly dangerous relationship, much to the shock and condemnation of the residents of Bon Temps. When there is a murder at Merlotte's, Bill is the first to be accused among Sookie's brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten) and she must use her telepathic ability to track down the killer.

The casting for this show is perfect; Anna Paquin delivers an amazing performance as Sookie Stackshouse. She is naive and vulnerable, and yet strong and seductive. The chemistry between herself and Stephen Moyer, vampire Bill Compton, is electrifying! Moyer himself is no halloween vampire; he is brooding and portrays perfectly Bill's regret for his lost humanity. Ryan Kwanten as Jason at first seems very self-assured, but in fact he is even more naive than Sookie and has no awareness of the consequences of his actions. Owner of Merlotte's Bar and Sookie's boss is Sam, played by Sam Tremmell. Harbouring a long suppressed infatuation with Sookie, Sam does his best to remain neutral around her but slips up every now and then. Resident grouch and best friend of Sookie is Tara Thornton, played by Rutina Wesley. It is hard to even begrudge her bad language, Wesley seems to embody the character of Tara so completely and with such comedic finesse. Similarly with Nelson Ellis' character Lafayette Reynolds, Tara's cousin. Perhaps the most striking character is Alexander Skasgard's Eric Northman, the vampire "Sheriff". Eric is utterly ruthless and deadly upon first impressions, but actually turns out to have a dry sense of humour that can be both hilarious and terrifying.

TrueBlood is not for the faint-hearted. A combination of graphic sex scenes and bloody violence makes the show a little harsh, but nevertheless does not detract from its entertainment value. The sex and violence is not gratuitous, but integral to the plot. Ryan Kwanten often features in the more realistic sex scenes, as his character is certainly confident! However, scenes between Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer are more tender and intense. As with the violence, it is not prolonged but chilling.

I absolutely adore Alan Ball's adaptation of the equally addictive Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Harris has created a truely unique concept in an area that is widely coveted by other authors and directors; she takes the popular vampire story and turn it on it's head. Ball's translation of book to screen can only be faulted by the differences between them, but this is to be expected to fill out the series more. Jason, Tara and Lafayette get a lot more involvement than in the books, but their storylines are just as thrilling as Sookie's. All in all, a deliciously indulgent series!

The Notebook [DVD]
The Notebook [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gena Rowlands
Price: 4.00

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh dear God..., 21 Feb 2007
This review is from: The Notebook [DVD] (DVD)
This is most definately the saddest and yet simultaneously the most beautiful film I have ever seen. I am crying writing this review!

This film is about a young, working-class man, Noah, who falls for wealthy, sheltered 17 year old girl, Allie. The film follows their tumultuous relationship from beginning to end, depicting their uncondition love for each other with such intensity that you cannot help but reach for the tissue box! (Because you're crying- behave!)

I recommend this film to anyone who has any sense of feeling, as it is truely beautiful.

As for J Robertson, below, who gave the shocking 1 star rating and an appalling review:

You and your wife are dead inside.

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