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Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 6x Optical Zoom) 3.0" LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)
Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera - Black (12.1MP, 6x Optical Zoom) 3.0" LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)

3.0 out of 5 stars tricky controls and I would like a faster shutter speed, 20 Jan 2014
I bought this camera a few years ago because I take a lot of pleasure in composing pictures and wanted something more versatile than my old Olympus. But in spite of taking a week's full-time photography course, I cannot get to grips with changing between modes on the G9. The icons seem to change between modes. And I find the shutter speed too slow for action shots. I miss just the right moment, though maybe that's par-for-the-course with modern cameras.
But it's great for close-ups - veins in flowers, wings on insects etc.
It feels good and solid. Quite heavy for a compact. A real plus point that it has a good viewfinder as an alternative to the screen.


Michael McIntyre Mask
Michael McIntyre Mask
Offered by barcode bargains
Price: £2.81

3.0 out of 5 stars a bit of fun, 7 Jan 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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Michael McIntyre Mask bought from Amazon.
The size is appropriate to an adult man's face, but the eye slits are a bit small for an adult to use for more than a minute or two, and there's not much shaping to allow for the nose. Still, a bit of brief fun. Firm good quality material.


4 Moreinks Compatible Black / Tri-Colour Printer Ink Cartridges to replace HP 337 / HP 343 - High Capacity
4 Moreinks Compatible Black / Tri-Colour Printer Ink Cartridges to replace HP 337 / HP 343 - High Capacity
Offered by More Inks
Price: £38.99

5.0 out of 5 stars correct product, fast delivery, 7 Jan 2014
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Compatible Black / Tri-Colour Printer Ink Cartridges to replace HP 337 / HP 343 - High Capacity by Moreinks.

These cartridges work fine with my HP640 portable printer; no problem. Delivered when expected and in neat packaging. Good price for high capacity cartridges - remains to be seen how long they in fact last.


Walking Through the Jungle Book & CD (A Barefoot Singalong)
Walking Through the Jungle Book & CD (A Barefoot Singalong)
by Stella Blackstone
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very catchy, BUT you need the pause button, to turn the pages, 8 Dec 2012
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Catchy tune and rythm; a bit jingly but plenty of variety in rythm section, with changes of key too. Plenty of simple repetition and large font size, which is exactly what I was looking for, for a three-and-a-half year old who is beginning to recognise words. Chance to make animal noises too. Theme is: Walking through the jungle/climbing up a mountain, etc, what do I see, what do I see? I think I see a lion/monkey,etc,and he's chasing after me. And finally: Running home for supper.... Lots of fun, potentially participative, and a happy ending.

BUT... the song moves on much too fast, with no time to think/talk about the answers, and certainly not enough time to look at words. There's not even time for an adult to turn the pages between sections.

Solution 1: Have a pause button ready, but that loses the momentum of the catchy rythms.

Solution 2: Make a copy on a blank CD and use audio-editing software (or get a teenage family member involved!) to extract 6 to 8-second sections of appropriate parts of the separate music track on the original CD, and insert them in your new copy where needed. I did this reasonably successfully. It was easy to observe the key changes but not so easy to maintain the rythm for every page. Having gone that far, I added an introduction in Granny's voice too, for good measure. Have fun!


Disney Pixar Toy Story, 3: The Original Movie Collection (Book & CD)
Disney Pixar Toy Story, 3: The Original Movie Collection (Book & CD)
by Disney
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Very American spelling!, 24 Nov 2012
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Well bound and well printed, with shiny, bright hard cover and good quality paper.

I wanted something to encourage my three and a half year old grand-daughter who loves turning the pages of books and "reading" along with a CD. She also loves the movie of Toy Story 3, so it sounded ideal. But in reality, the story is much harder to follow when it is just in audio. And by the time she is old enough to read-along properly, the fairly extreme American spelling (ya'll)and American vocabulary (dumpster etc), will make it difficult to read. (Educationally, it might make it difficult for an American child to read, since they - like us - teach children to read standard ways of spelling.)


Toy Story 3 Activity Sticker Pad
Toy Story 3 Activity Sticker Pad
Offered by First Class UK
Price: £3.70

3.0 out of 5 stars Fun if you love Toy Story, 24 Nov 2012
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
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Need to buy extra stickers, as there are not enough of the character stickers. But they're cheap enough. Can use them as rewards.


Beurer HK35 Electronic Heat Pad
Beurer HK35 Electronic Heat Pad
Price: £24.22

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars heats up very quickly when used as bedwarmer, 21 Nov 2012
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I was nearly put off buying this heat pad by reviews which said it doesn't get hot. It does! I wanted it as a bed-warmer, just an alternative to a hot water bottle to warm up the foot of my bed for my cold feet, without making the whole bed hot. It had to be something which would heat up in the time it took me to clean my teeth. And it's fine for that purpose. Inside the bed, it soon gets too hot for comfort if I leave it on the highest setting, so I think it would be hot enough for therapeutic use too, if enclosed with a blanket or towel. Has an illuminated 3-setting switch on the lead, which I wish was a bit further from the pad, so that I could more easily reach to switch it off while using it in bed.(It has an automatic cut-out after 90 minutes, but I only want it on for 10 minutes.) But that's a minor gripe.


Saddler Genuine Leather Zip Round with Tab Fastener Purse Wallet, Black
Saddler Genuine Leather Zip Round with Tab Fastener Purse Wallet, Black
Offered by Oakgrain Leather

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right size and shape for £20 note; good value, 22 Dec 2011
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Exactly as described - has everything I chose it for. Practical design, not too big for pocket. Right size for £20 notes. Large coin section. Good feel. Good price. Leather may prove to be too soft to be very hard-wearing compared with hide, but at the price, one can afford to replace it. I bought it for a man in my life, because wallets sold as "men's" are so impractical - too shallow for £20 notes and you have to reveal them just to get out some coins. This does not look particularly feminine in the black or tan version and is practical for men or women.
Just one improvement to suggest: a clear slot on the outside for bus pass, season ticket, or student card, so that nothing needs to be opened to show it.


The Illustrated Long Walk To Freedom
The Illustrated Long Walk To Freedom
by Nelson Mandela
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasing appearance and feel, 28 Nov 2011
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The presentation and layout make this a handsome gift for anyone who would be interested to know more about Mandela's story, without being a specialist or an avid reader. After seeing some of the negative reviews, I went ahead with my purchase with a low expectation, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The many photos bring the story alive, and would be especially interesting for anyone who has ever visited South Africa.


Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes Our World
Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes Our World
by Roger Bennett
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.43

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Be warned, full frontal male and female nudity and sexually provocative photos, 8 Dec 2010
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A substantial book, beautifully produced and a good idea, but unsuitable for the people I bought it for because of several pages of table tennis being played in a nudist club situation with full frontal male and female nudity - nothing suggestive about the pictures, could be perfectly acceptable for other recipients. But then these are followed by photos of glamour models in sexually provocative poses, with table tennis paddles. Not porn, but treating women as sex objects and inappropriate as a Christmas gift to a grandchild for whom it would otherwise be perfect. Would have had five stars except for that. I am so disappointed.
Amazon have given me a refund and sent me a label by email to return this heavy book at their expense, recognising that the description is inadequate.


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