Shop now Shop now Shop now Up to 70% off Fashion Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Amazon Fire TV Amazon Pantry Food & Drink Beauty Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Profile for Junior Hornet > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Junior Hornet
Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,136
Helpful Votes: 895

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Junior Hornet "hornet123" (Devon, UK)
(VINE VOICE)   

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-20
pixel
Go Stationery Bright Ideas Duo A5 Blah Blah Blah Notebook
Go Stationery Bright Ideas Duo A5 Blah Blah Blah Notebook
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good quality, 10 Jan. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a notebook containing good quality, lined notepaper (except for the first page which is blank). The cover is of an opaque plastic which is wipeable and therefore is easy to keep clean.

It is ringbound which means that pages can be removed if required. Although it is no means pocket size, the A5 pages mean that the book is easy to keep about the house but large enough to write decent size notes. The band helps keep it together but is quite flimsy so may not last long. This doesn't alter the fact that the notebook itself is of a very high quality.


Scotch 25 mm x 50 m Easy Tear Tape - Clear
Scotch 25 mm x 50 m Easy Tear Tape - Clear
Offered by Product Nation
Price: £1.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 3 Jan. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I usually use Sellotape as cheaper brands don't stick well enough for me. The trouble with Sellotape though is that it is difficult to tear. I am now converted to this Scotch tape as it sticks strongly and also tears very easily. Sadly I received it too late for Christmas but had some leftover paper so I tried rewrapping some of my presents and was impressed with the good job the tape did of wrapping them. It was just like Christmas all over again as I unwrapped them!

The only issue is with the price. Usually you would think it would be cheaper on Amazon but if you shop around, you may be able to find it on offer in the shops.


Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter
Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter
by Alyn Shipton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Detailed and Entertaining, 3 Jan. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This book is only likely to be of interest of anyone who enjoys Nilsson's music but for those who do, this provides an excellent resource to the life and works of the singer/writer musician.

Unlike an autobiography which is largely anecdotal, the book provides detailed information about songs, recording sessions and record releases (both his own and other artists recordings of his songs). Despite this, the narrative flows nicely and the author manages to keep it entertaining throughout.

Nilsson's childhood is mainly glossed over (thankfully IMHO) in the first chapter but the periods of struggle and success are given the bulk of the book. Having extensive access to Nilsson's family has been a great benefit to this book, which remains interesting throughout.

If you are familiar with Nilsson's music, then read this book. If you are not, then go and listen to some THEN read this book. Either way, you won't be disappointed.


Elastoplast Fabric Extra Flexible Strips - Pack of 10, Total 100
Elastoplast Fabric Extra Flexible Strips - Pack of 10, Total 100
Price: £15.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best plasters but much more expensive than in the shops, 27 Dec. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The Elastoplast fabric plasters are my favourite ones. I find the waterproof plasters to be anything but. As soon as they hit water, they fall off. These ones remain in place and don't take long to dry so are better in my opinion. In addition, I find Elastoplast to be a lot better than other brands I have tried.

One criticism of this pack is the cost. You can get a pack of 40 of the same plasters in the supermarket for not much more than the equivalent price of one of these 10 packs (and you have to buy 10 x 10 packs here as well).


Stories and Poems (Oxford World's Classics)
Stories and Poems (Oxford World's Classics)
by Rudyard Kipling
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to Kipling, 20 Dec. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This volume provides an introduction to Kipling's works. It is by no means exhaustive but still runs to more than 600 pages of quite small type including appendices. It includes short stories and poems extracted from larger volumes. The compiler ignores longer stories and non fiction writings in order that the stories are all self contained. For example, The Jungle Book is absent entirely as the stories contained therein assume a knowledge of the context in which they are written. In fact, most of Kipling's most famous works are absent (with only one of the Just So Stories included). I think that this is good as anyone with an interest in finding out about his works would likely be familiar with these or at least be aware of them.

After a lengthy introduction and timeline (worth reading in itself to show what an interesting and varied life he lead), the main body of the book is split into two - short stories and poetry. The stories and poems are taken from larger collections that are available separately for those who want to delve further and give an indication of the vast body of work that Kipling left. The stories come mainly from the environments in which he lived, with folk stories set in India and army stories included. There are adventures, love stories and are full of humour and sadness. Similarly in the poetry, there are serious works and quite a bit of humour, particularly in his Barrack Room Ballads. All this goes to show what a versatile writer he was (not to mention the novels, non fiction works and journalism for which he was also famous).

The appendices are lengthy, running to more than 100 pages and as well as notes on the individual works, include short pieces on Kipling's India and the British Army in India. The appendices add information about the various works but are not essential to the enjoyment of them. In fact it is difficult to keep referring to them whilst reading.

Whilst my review concentrates mainly on the content rather than the design of the book itself, I do have to agree with other reviewers on the size of the typeface, which is small and reading is not easy for lengthy periods at a time. However, in terms of content, this is an ideal introduction to Kipling's works, particularly for anyone who has read The Jungle Book and/or Just So Stories and wishes to investigate further.


Liteway 5 W BC B22 Candle LED Bulb, 40 W Traditional Replacement, 400 Lumens - Warm White
Liteway 5 W BC B22 Candle LED Bulb, 40 W Traditional Replacement, 400 Lumens - Warm White
Price: £5.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Good For Use in a Table Lamp, 10 Dec. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This bulb uses a standard bayonet fitting and therefore fits many light sockets that used the old tungsten filament bulbs. Of course, as with all bulbs sold these days, it is a low energy bulb. I haven't used too many LED bulbs before and I am told that they last longer than the old low energy ones (which were supposed to last years but don't in my experience). Of course, it is too soon to tell how long this one will last but for the price, I would hope it will last a long long time. There is a 3 year guarantee included though.

I do like the warm white bulbs. The light is not as harsh as normal white ones. For the average sized room, this particular bulb is not really bright enough. You probably need a bulb that is the equivalent of an old 60 watt bulb. However, I did find it ideal for a table lamp or bedside lamp. Anyway, anything that is cheap to run is OK by me.


Russell Hobbs 22750 Digital Searing Slow Cooker - 6 Litre
Russell Hobbs 22750 Digital Searing Slow Cooker - 6 Litre
Price: £59.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Easy Cooking, 10 Dec. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a good strong sturdy slow cooker which is large enough to cook a good meal for the family or to cook a large amount for breaking down into portions and freezing.

It is simple to use, just plug it in, let it warm up and add your ingredients. The searing pan allows you to brown your meat first, which is a useful feature and means you don't need to use an extra frying pan.

I made a casserole in it and it turned out fine. I just left it cooking without needing to check or stir it. There is a small recipe booklet included to give you some ideas but you can cook up more or less anything and a quick Google will give you all the advice you need.

As a bonus, it was easy to wash as well. I left it to soak while eating dinner and it cleaned up really easily in the washing up bowl.

This is the first time I have used a slow cooker and I fully intend to use it again on a regular basis.


Bankers Box Style Large Double Thickness Corrugated Cardboard Under Bed Storage Box, Pack of 2, Black/White
Bankers Box Style Large Double Thickness Corrugated Cardboard Under Bed Storage Box, Pack of 2, Black/White
Price: £21.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly Sturdy Storage Boxes, 10 Dec. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The boxes come flat packed and at first it looked like there were no instructions to put them together. However, I found brief diagrams on the base of the boxes. They weren't too difficult to assemble, being merely a case of folding in the right places but it would have been useful to have the instructions on a separate sheet.

The boxes themselves are quite sturdy having two layers of corrugated card. They would be ideal for storing documents and small items. I'm not sure about clothing apart from small things like underwear as larger items of clothing would be too bulky. Also, it would not be easy to get to, especially if the box is stored under the bed.

They seem pretty strong though and are probably best used for small things you wish to store that you don't need to access too often.


Magix Movie Edit Pro 2016 (PC)
Magix Movie Edit Pro 2016 (PC)
Price: £21.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and comprehensive, 6 Dec. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've used a few of these movie editing packages and this one is up with the best of them. It takes a little while to install but is a simple process, just leave it running and it installs without any intervention.

As with most of software of his type, you just drop your clips into place and add the effects you require. There is a comprehensive selection of effects included and you can also add your own, particularly in respect of adding sounds. I was particularly impressed with the range of fades between scenes especially the 3D effects provided. I used the software with a modern laptop that has built in Intel graphics rather than a dedicated graphics card and did not find any problems with this.

It is slightly annoying that you are nagged to register the software every time to use it but if you do, you are rewarded with extra content. It would have been nice to have this to start with though without having to register which, to my cynical mind, is merely an excuse to get you ono their mailing list,

That gripe aside though, you can use this software without any specialised video editing knowledge to make your own personalised DVD of your clips and get some pretty impressive results.


Windows 10 for Dummies Book + Online Videos Bundle
Windows 10 for Dummies Book + Online Videos Bundle
by Andy Rathbone
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.00

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and easy to understand, 29 Nov. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The dummies series of books provide an excellent introduction to many subjects and not just computing. They are aimed at the ordinary person and the language is clear and comprehensive, using techie talk as little as possible. This book, the latest instalment covering the most recent incarnation of Windows, is no different.

The book covers the whole of the Windows operating system, not just the new features so experienced users may feel that there is little here for them. However, the later sections that cover the upgrade do give you plenty of information regarding what is new, not all of which is obvious from installation.

The online videos, of which there are plenty, are short and cover specific areas. They are also easy to understand and you should not get bogged down too much with technical details.

Overall, this is an excellent introduction to Windows and the many features, both obvious and hidden.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-20