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Self Check Test Kit Stomach Ulcer Test kit
Self Check Test Kit Stomach Ulcer Test kit
Offered by bodykind
Price: £15.30

2.0 out of 5 stars I have been a nurse for over 20 years and ..., 13 Mar. 2015
I have been a nurse for over 20 years and followed the instructions to the letter. No damage to seal of test. The right amount of blood.
The test did not show any result.


5 Minute Sand Timer Blue 16 cm
5 Minute Sand Timer Blue 16 cm
Offered by tink n stink
Price: £10.00

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great for time outs, 26 Aug. 2011
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
after buying several digital timers (pig, cow, other animals, all breaking within a couple of days) we got one of these. it has been very good and lasted for a year or so before finally succumbing to the mismanagement of twin boys.
By far the best one.


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best cream we came across, 1 Mar. 2011
We were living in the Caribbean with twin boys. We seemed to get everything for the first few months and the boys suffered with bugs, nappy rashes, teething rashes and the climate was certainly not a help in trying to protect their skin and get things better.
We must have tried every type of cream going (and in the Caribbean it is sometimes easier to find a pharmacy than a food store!) in that time until finally we used this one.
Literally one day later the boys' skin was clear.
I cannot speak therefore highly enough of this cream.

We have used it with the next child we had and she has rarely suffered a rash. If she has she has a mild case with regular cleaning.

I dont know if the very high zinc content in the cream is why it seems to be unavailable in the UK - you can get the lesser version which is not as effective, but if you can get it I highly recommend you do.


Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective: Explorations at the Outer Reaches of Human Experience
Schizophrenia: The Positive Perspective: Explorations at the Outer Reaches of Human Experience
by Peter Chadwick
Edition: Paperback
Price: £28.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Changes, 26 Dec. 2010
I have been reading around the area of voices and psychosis for some time now and this was the first book for a while where it felt as though some new light were being shed on my understanding. The fact that Peter Chadwick has experience in what he writes about from both experiencer and psychogiser does not always translate into interesting, meaningful and importantly, useful writing (in my experience of people who have written about the subject having progressed into the professions within mental health the creative insights tend to be ironed out by the tedium of the training, myself included). Somehow, however, Mr Chadwick has managed to retain quite a lot of his experience and developed upon interesting and useful insights that he passes on to us here and I recommend this book mostly because of this.
No doubt the company he keeps (people within these pages also) has helped him in doing this.
Admittedly some of the content was a bit whacky for me but then I am reading it on the back of 17 years of conditioning by the psychiatric system!
Good stuff!


Halcyon Digest
Halcyon Digest
Price: £5.99

1 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars humdrum, 26 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Halcyon Digest (Audio CD)
Really could not see what all the fuss was about and cannot see how or why this was linked with music I do actually like and highly recommended.
despite all the clever things written about this I found it pretty boring to listen to.
The first track started promisingly but then the rest was humdrum


Accepting Voices
Accepting Voices
by Sandra Escher
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stumbled over hope, 22 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Accepting Voices (Paperback)
I had worked in mental health nursing for 15 years before I read this book and slowly but surely gone from burn out to boredom to frustration to being totally deskilled by the state of psychiatric healthcare in the UK. Over the last year or so I have been reading books like these that have totally reignited the spark that brought me to working in this field and provided me with hope that I can now try to inspire in the people I meet in this line of work.
I am saddened only by the fact I had not read this sooner and instead drifted along in the steady hopeless grind for all concerned.
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The Book of Dave: A Revelation of the Recent Past and the Distant Future
The Book of Dave: A Revelation of the Recent Past and the Distant Future
by Will Self
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little too long, 5 Jan. 2009
I read this and thought, oh yes, I had forgotten how amusing Will Self could be. And there was some very amusing rants by the taximan who sporned an entire way of life.
But I was surprised to find Will Self had lightened a little. The rants were not nearly so long as they could have been, or as biting and succinct as I was expecting.
And even the usual rant against the psychiatric system was tempered with some understanding, for both sides of the patient/staff divide.
Will Self in this novel had changed. And there was intricate plotting. And it read very nicely, although I'm not sure the order of the chapters were quite right (as though my opinion were worth anything on that, but if it was...)

It did though go on a bit. Which is never a nice thing to say about a novel but it is meant in the nice way: "it went on a bit but I didn't mind reading it, just thought it as I did so". And Will Self almost wrote a happy ending! Blimy.

I hadn't read anything by Will Self since The short story collection Dr Mukti (which I thought was very good) and I did enjoy this but I may leave reading The Butt for a while yet.


Wannabe a Writer? (Secrets to Success)
Wannabe a Writer? (Secrets to Success)
by Jane Wenham-Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

7 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little irritating, 5 Jan. 2009
Not meaning to be too sniffy but there is little in here for someone who has actually started writing.
The clue to this is in the title: Wannabe
Wannabe as in quaffing champers (as I can imagine the writer of this saying) and getting on tv kind of writer.
And wannabe as in - you have just thought shall I write something? Anything? Some words maybe?
Having said that I did find some of the advice about getting agents and there are lots of quotes and references to people in the business (including her chums) that are interesting.


The Gathering
The Gathering
by Anne Enright
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to comprehend other reviews here, 19 Oct. 2008
This review is from: The Gathering (Paperback)
This is easily the best book I have read this year. The prose is fantastic, beautiful and hallucinagenic (as the critics say). Quite how other reviews on here can find such wonderful writing boring is beyond me. I cannot recommend this book enough. Very few books truly waste a word but this is one. A very clever woman wrote this book.
Not for those who like detritus such as Jodi Picoult (now there is a BORING writer!)
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Nineteen Minutes
Nineteen Minutes
by Jodi Picoult
Edition: Paperback

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what its cracked up to be, 6 July 2008
This review is from: Nineteen Minutes (Paperback)
I am surprised by some of the comments of others here.
I am not surprised to find Picoult has so many books out as she doesn't seem to have spent too much time writing this one.
Far too many pages, too much padding, a lot of cuts could have been made by the editor of the book but her sales probably meant most of it had to stay.
The subject matter was a good one. Some of the characters ok.

I was bored at times but at others found the pages going, thankfully.


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