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BLACK CHROME COAT HAT STAND UMBRELLA FLOOR / FREE STANDING
BLACK CHROME COAT HAT STAND UMBRELLA FLOOR / FREE STANDING
Offered by Home Discount Ltd
Price: 26.19

3.0 out of 5 stars lightweight, 8 Mar 2014
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Two problems:

1. You have to balance coats either side quite carefully, and, as other reviewers have remarked, it is unstable if overloaded. The manufacturers need to increase the diameter of the base and probably its weight as well.

2. The spherical tips to the hooks come separately and are quite easily knocked off when removing clothes. I decided to glue them on.


Premier Housewares 6-Cup Rubber Wood Mug Tree
Premier Housewares 6-Cup Rubber Wood Mug Tree
Offered by FAST 'N FAST FREE UK DELIVERY
Price: 9.34

3.0 out of 5 stars don't get it wet, 20 Feb 2014
Don't get it wet, because if you do the base will warp and you will have a very wobbly mug tree.
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REGATTA BARRICADE FULL ZIP FLEECE - S-XXXXL
REGATTA BARRICADE FULL ZIP FLEECE - S-XXXXL
Price: 12.00 - 13.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Damn the pocket zips, 9 Feb 2014
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Why do manufacturers routinely put zips on the side pockets?

Side pockets are for hands, and zips are scratchy.

Once you've hacked the zips off, it's a nice jacket.


FiiO E05 Headphone Amplifier
FiiO E05 Headphone Amplifier

3.0 out of 5 stars use with care, 24 Jan 2014
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I have discontinued using this after a month or so.

Not because it doesn't work - it amplifies brilliantly - but because I was using it on London Transport and it was all too easy not to notice that the volume was damaging my ears.

Until I began to get chronic mild pain.

So if you do decide to buy one, please take great care.


NIKE MENS FLEECE TRACKSUIT BOTTOMS JOGGING CUFFED PANT BLACK, NAVY, MARL GREY S M L XL NEW PANTS
NIKE MENS FLEECE TRACKSUIT BOTTOMS JOGGING CUFFED PANT BLACK, NAVY, MARL GREY S M L XL NEW PANTS
Offered by sport stores
Price: 34.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars SIZE WARNING, 12 Dec 2013
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I read the one-star review and thought, oh well, probably not too big, but OMG they are huge.

I ordered large and the ones that arrived could only fit Hagrid.

Much much much too large for the size description.

Apart from that they look lovely.

If you don't mind the hassle of returning them to get the right size.

Update: I tried putting them in a hot wash and a hot tumble dry - usually guaranteed to shrink trackies.

Still huge.


The Great European Rip-off: How the Corrupt, Wasteful EU is Taking Control of Our Lives
The Great European Rip-off: How the Corrupt, Wasteful EU is Taking Control of Our Lives
by David Craig MA
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.79

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this book, 20 Aug 2013
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When I was eighteen, I took a job as a church organist in a country parish. The rector took me for a drink one day, and his first words were: "I should like anyone to give me one good reason why we should join the Common Market".

I am still waiting for that one good reason.

A few years ago, a New Labour minister tried to answer this on the BBC:

"Look at Norway," she said. "They have none of the benefits of belonging to the EU, but they still have to trade with us."

Well I would put it another way: "Norway has all the benefits of easy trade with its European neighbours, without having to pay billions to the EU and without sacrificing its democratic freedoms."

The title of this book could be straight off the front pages of The Sun, and it would be a shame if the very direct language used by the authors were to put off the more intelligent reader, because these boys have researched their stuff.

It is hard to maintain your faith in human nature as you stagger through appalling accounts of the greed, selfishness and corruption which have characterised the workings of the EU almost since its inception.

Stick it out to the final chapter, where there is an analysis of what the EU does well, what it does badly but could improve, and what it should never be allowed to do.

However, my own conclusion is this: as UK citizens we have a snowball's chance in hell of persuading the EU gravy train to reform itself, so we should get out while we can.


Ride on King Jesus - Florence Quivar sings black music of America
Ride on King Jesus - Florence Quivar sings black music of America
Price: 7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars awesome, 7 July 2013
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I am in love with this CD.

Florence Quivar is not as well known in the UK as some of her contemporaries, but I just love the gutsy, often tender, sometimes raw, singing from this sumptuous mezzo voice. (A pity we're not allowed to say contralto these days.)

The arrangements are mostly perfect (I found the Gospel Train a bit disappointing) touching the heart in their simplicity and exactitude. Most are for solo voice and piano (the accompanist, Joseph Joubert, is inspired) but the Harlem Boys' Choir contributes, with sweet effect, to six items.

It's all here in this album: darkness and light, faith and doubt, weariness and exaltation. I didn't expect to enjoy a spiritual as well-worn as "Joshua fit the battle", but Florence Quivar and Joseph Joubert create out of it a mystical experience.

Knowing as we do the terrible circumstances which led to the flowering of this wonderful art, it is hard to listen to this music and not be moved to tears.

I am, every time I listen.


Arleen Auger - American Soprano
Arleen Auger - American Soprano
Price: 11.96

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars refined singing, 30 Jun 2013
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Arleen Auger was at her best when conveying delicacy, refinement and tender emotions.

Everything on this CD suits her down to the ground.

For many years I thought I disliked the apparently interminable arias from Bach Cantatas. I now realise it was the performances. Many singers bring far too much weight and too much vibrato to Bach. Arleen Auger blends perfectly with the (exquisite) orchestral accompaniment, and the result is entirely seductive.

If the classical half of the album is a gem, the Love Songs CD is glorious.

Listen to Britten's arrangement of "The Salley Gardens", taken at an awesomely slow tempo, with perfect control and heart-breaking tenderness.

And the piano accompaniments by Dalton Baldwin are immaculate: ravishing tone, exquisite legato, absolute harmony with the singer.

We are so fortunate to have these recordings.


Behind the Candelabra [DVD]
Behind the Candelabra [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Douglas
Price: 5.00

23 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not a bundle of laughs, 15 Jun 2013
This review is from: Behind the Candelabra [DVD] (DVD)
I am one of those gay men who feels a bit queasy around camp, and more so when the camp inhabits ageing flesh, so I had to watch this in short spurts, taking breaks to kill a few zombies and then going back for another dose.

The film opens in a 1970s gay bar which for some reason boasts a 21st-century sound system.

After this slight blip the authenticity is pretty convincing, although Michael Douglas fails to capture the extraordinary plastic persona of the real Liberace - Douglas's version is far more human, and much less bizarre.

Given the eccentricity of the main character and the people who surrounded and worshipped him, I would have played this for dark humour: think Bob Fosse directing "Cabaret". Even the spurned lover throwing a super-tantrum and smashing up the sitting-room was played for sobs, when it could have been hilarious.

So I dragged my way somewhat wearily through lots of furs and poodles, and was preparing to write a hatchet job on this movie, but Michael Douglas as Liberace on his deathbed made me weep. Damn, the man can act.
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Snopake Neon Rainbow Sticky Notes Mini Cube 50mm x 50mm 400 Sheets 13223
Snopake Neon Rainbow Sticky Notes Mini Cube 50mm x 50mm 400 Sheets 13223
Offered by K Direct
Price: 2.19

3.0 out of 5 stars tiny, 13 Jun 2013
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Be aware before you buy that these are really tiny - not much good for an office or for shopping lists.


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