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ProAdvanced - ProReturn Net: Popup Golf Net with Automatic Ball Return
ProAdvanced - ProReturn Net: Popup Golf Net with Automatic Ball Return
Price: £126.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb net, only one available that is up and down so quick, 5 April 2014
This review is from: Pro Return Net (Sports)
No other net offered what i needed which was quick assembly and disassembly and easy storage.

Good hitting area, can fire into this without fear. No need for the pegs unless the wind really gets up (i've never used them).

NB i returned the first one i got because i got tne twisting issue people have described.

However i worked out how to resolve this / its cause when i got the second -

When pulling the red tab up when taking it down, first make sure it is completely flat on the ground, then make sure that the left hand side as youre looking at it comes towards you and folds in first (the right side has a tendency to want to but you should avoid this). Standing on both edges with a wide stance makes this easier). Once the left side has folded in first it all collapses fine.

If it ever gets twisted, lay the right side of the net on the ground (as per if folding away) then try to push out the twists until its flat. Then it will pop back and be fine.

The instructions are fine but they could do with adding this in case ppl get in trouble.

NB this might make it sound complicated but not at all. Goes up in 10 seconds, down in less than 30!

How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life
How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life
by Edward Skidelsky
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Excessive use of others' philosophies, poor examples and poor solutions, 30 Oct. 2013
I persevered through the overly academic vocabulary and endless quotation other others' philosophies in the hope that at the end I would discover some novel and practical approaches individuals and/or governments could use to move closer towards the 'good life', the components of which I largely agree with.

However I was left disappointed and felt the authors had an overly simplistic and pessimistic view of those around them, along with a somewhat naive and unrealistic set of suggestions for how to move in their desired direction.

Save your time and read the three main books of E. F. Schumacher instead. Despite their age, still far more relevant and useful than this.

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Instructions, 31 Jan. 2012
Here's a translation:

like other reviews, mine didn't come with velcro but no big deal, doesn't really need it. i put under the front passenger seat and it soaks up plenty of moisture.

put on the radiator to dry out.

French (Made Simple Books)
French (Made Simple Books)
by Eugene Jackson
Edition: Paperback

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for a foundation through self-study, 15 Sept. 2010
I am currently using a 1957 version of this book to revise and improve on the patchy remains of what I learned for GCSE 10 years ago.

As the previous reviewer has said, the pace and structure of this book is perfect for ensuring that you have a full understanding and solid foundation of the areas covered so far before moving on to the next.

Having attended a few lessons and tried other books this is definitely the book and method which will leave me with a foundation that can be easily built upon. This was intended for O-Level study at the time, once I am done with it I feel it would only be the addition of a little more vocabulary to get me to a decent A-Level standard.

Other books will try to give you more vocabulary and more 'real-world' situations more quickly but if you are more interested in getting to a higher level this is an excellent starting point. Following the exercises in the ways suggested can take time but the benefits are noticeable and it sticks.

The book takes you from the beginning and the phonetic language pronounciation guide is very useful, although for an absolute beginner I would suggest you would also want to do some listening to some basic french words and conversations in order to confirm you have understood the phonetic pronounciation correctly.

The Political Punter: How to Make Money Betting on Politics
The Political Punter: How to Make Money Betting on Politics
by Mike Smithson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but not much substance for seasoned punters., 22 Dec. 2009
The Good:

* Entertaining and informative anecdotes about betting market developments in previous elections and leadership contests.
* Analysis of the various pollsters, highlighting their stengths, weaknesses and accuracy.

The Bad:

* The book is quite short, and given this limited space, too much is devoted to explaining the various means of placing a bet. This is basic factual information to which nothing is added, it would have been better just to refer readers to the Betfair help guide for example.
* Despite showing a good deal of knowledge on critically evaluating the various information sources, when it comes to advice for leadership elections for a given party for example, it is far too simplistic - along the lines of "bet on the favourite, they always seem to win the race for this party".

The author seems very much to be someone who is interested in politics that has moved into betting, rather than the other way round. If you wish to do the same then this book is probably a good buy. However if you are already familiar with betting exhanges, spread betting and bookmakers you may feel there's not enough new information for you.

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