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The London Collection [DVD]
The London Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bonar Colleano
Price: £24.75

4.0 out of 5 stars There are some very interesting places and some beautiful places that I don't recognise, 17 July 2014
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None of the films here is of top rate cinematic quality. Indeed, one at least, is banal, being inspired by a French model which is similarly banal. However I bought them, as others will, for their historical value and the opportunity to wander down Memory Lane - or rather, among London's picturesque past, some of it as I remember in the post war years. There are some very interesting places and some beautiful places that I don't recognise, either because I am simply ignorant of them or because they no longer exist.

Alas, so much of what was best about London's charm and character is dead and gone. Park Lane, for example: the basis for a film 'Spring in Park Lane'; now a veritable Hell of fast moving traffic.The wonderful Gothic St Paul's School wiped off the face of the earth, together with the majestic crescent of Victorian mansions that comprised Talgarth Road in West Kensington and the quiet backwater of Colet Gardens - now another Hell dedicated to an endless stream of fast, noisy and dirty traffic on its way west. Somehow, the Natural History Museum in Kensington, managed to escape the Developers' dreams. But go and see it while you can and before, like so much of what is depicted in these films, it, too, is simply a memory! Recapture a little of that magic, at least, preserved for posterity in these films.


FRENCH TARRAGON, PERENNIAL HERB
FRENCH TARRAGON, PERENNIAL HERB

4.0 out of 5 stars A good buy, delivered undamaged and now flourishing in the ..., 17 July 2014
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A good buy, delivered undamaged and now flourishing in the garden. I can't imagine that it would outlive our recent cold winters and you may may find one locally at a competitive price after you have paid the postage for this one. It can't be grown from seed, unfortunately, so it is still a good bet.


Suma Malt Extract 3.18 kg
Suma Malt Extract 3.18 kg
Price: £12.44

5.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable price for good quality malt extract which I use for bread and, 17 July 2014
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A reasonable price for good quality malt extract which I use for bread and, often, tasty sweetening. It's a shame that home-brewing so pushed up the price of this nutritious and delicious item. Still, it goes a long way - unless, I imagine, you have a number of children about the kitchen!


Four Weddings and a Funeral [DVD] [1994]
Four Weddings and a Funeral [DVD] [1994]
Dvd ~ Hugh Grant
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Treat yourself - get a copy and enhance an evening with a loved one and a bottle of something worthwhile, 17 July 2014
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This is a gem! A LOL film! I guffawed my way through it AGAIN so many years after having seen it, Doesn't date at all. Treat yourself - get a copy and enhance an evening with a loved one and a bottle of something worthwhile!


Iliada Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 Litre Tin
Iliada Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 Litre Tin
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars but beautiful Greek olive oil at a reasonable price delivered promptly ..., 17 July 2014
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Nothing to say, but beautiful Greek olive oil at a reasonable price delivered promptly and intact!


Criterion Collection: The Spirit of the Beehive [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Criterion Collection: The Spirit of the Beehive [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

5.0 out of 5 stars quite beautiful film. The political overtones are really lost on ..., 17 July 2014
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A quite,quite beautiful film. The political overtones are really lost on me although I appreciate the difficulties the director faced at this period in Spain's history. The second disc covers these aspects and is very interesting and well-worth watching. I usually give these discs a miss.

The tale is simple and exquisitely photographed in haunting, muted colour. The story is exposed elsewhere and I won't cover that aspect. But the girls are wonderfully played - or rather, I suppose, directed since they don't act but are just themselves, beautiful and mesmerising

If you are open to unusual stories, sensitively made, and have an eye for beauty in what are not essentially beautiful scenes you will enjoy this. And thank heavens for a film without the eternal intrusive, overwhelming 'background' music to 'enhance' the action! The silence so reflects that essence of that sort of location and the whole quality of what is, in my view, a cinematic masterpiece.


Medipaq® Unisex Portable URINAL (2x Pack) - Leak & Spill PROOF - Screw Cap - Guaranteed For 15 Years!
Medipaq® Unisex Portable URINAL (2x Pack) - Leak & Spill PROOF - Screw Cap - Guaranteed For 15 Years!
Offered by Medipaq® from Great Ideas™
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars VG but..., 11 Jun 2014
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This is as solid as described and I would not be without it - BUT - there are points to consider:

1. It is not translucent and therefore one cannot see the build up of deposits inside nor gauge the fullness of the bottle. Since its capacity is not great it may not be practicable for those who need to use in often throughout the night.
2. The rim is quite sharp and one needs a little care in using it - not so good in emergencies!
3a. One is warned to stand the bottle upright when it has been used - but it has a round base and this is not always possible
3b. The reason for the warning is that the screw cap is NOT completely leakproof and really needs a washer to make it so. It may be difficult to find one of the correct size but it shouldn't be too difficult to fashion one by hand from suitable rubber/soft plastic or whatever.

But don't be too deterred if the concerns above are not yours. The two items are a god price


The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) [All Region] [import]
The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc) [All Region] [import]
Dvd ~ Maria Falconetti

4.0 out of 5 stars Nearly Great!, 31 May 2014
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Hard to describe this film. It is intriguing and parts of it are excellent. There are some wonderful choices of personaggi and character studies by a very good cameraman.

We all know the story so well that there are no surprises - save that of Joan herself. Her overwhelming expression of pious fanaticism is very disconcerting initially though one does get used to it and she does in places move one emotionally.

The film, of course, is silent but the musical sound-track is beautifully and aptly wrought and undoubtedly enhances the director's intentions. Altogether I believe this is a useful and worthwhile account of the Passion of Jeanne d'Arc and will be of special interest to lovers and collectors of unusual cinema.


Roy Rogers Collection,The (3DVD)
Roy Rogers Collection,The (3DVD)
Dvd ~ Roy Rogers
Offered by Not2day Media
Price: £5.95

2.0 out of 5 stars A bygone age, 31 May 2014
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I bought these for a trip down Memory Lane - having been the age in the late forties/early fifties to appreciate Roy Rogers in his heyday.

But the films are, of course, banal in the extreme: I've only watched two so far and am not in any rush to see the third! The actual quality of the transfer is appalling, scratched and pock-marked - but this really doesn't matter since the content is even worse!

In the two so far viewed, Trigger features not nearly enough and he is the most endearing element in these drab stories.
I was unsure initially if the 'night scenes' were actually that or if the lighting had somehow failed until I realised that the 'night' effect was achieved by slapping a filter on the lens and underexposing the film.

The best thing to be said of the films is that their cost won't break the bank but if, like me, you were hoping to be transported back to those post-war years and your idyllic childhood - close your eyes and imagine the thrill and enchantment of your tender years! Your innocent illusions will remain intact and Roy will stay your hero to the the grave!


Sunita Black Kalamata Olives 2 Kg
Sunita Black Kalamata Olives 2 Kg
Price: £14.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Discrepant description, 23 May 2014
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It seems I am not the first to mention this.
Firstly, These are not dry black olives: there is, as they say a little oil but also a lot of marinade.
Secondly, the olives are not 'superior' but quite small - actually, the smallest Kalamata olives I have ever seen so I suppose the meat to stone ratio is smaller than expected.
However, I don't really complain about this as the olives are delicious and full flavoured in the typical Peloponnese style. You won't often find this authentic flavour at many of the supermarkets.


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