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Delux Classic Black Wayfarer Sunglasses Dark Tint lens Qwin Eyeware UV400 Unisex
Delux Classic Black Wayfarer Sunglasses Dark Tint lens Qwin Eyeware UV400 Unisex
Offered by Tiny Deal
Price: £0.57

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and Cheerful, 19 May 2014
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Bought to replace some similar bargain basement sunglasses which lasted a good year or so then fell apart. A classic look, slightly flimsy and did take a while (best part of a month) to arrive, hence only 4 stars. Can't fault the product, if you're expecting more at this price you're insane.


Seiko Men's SNK603 Silver Stainless-Steel Automatic Watch with Blue Dial
Seiko Men's SNK603 Silver Stainless-Steel Automatic Watch with Blue Dial
Offered by Ciaowatch
Price: £58.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful watch, keeps reasonably good time, 19 May 2014
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I've had the watch for a month or two now and it's become my daily favourite. My wrist gets compliments and rather amusing lingering looks both at work and socially, the watch really does look like a far more expensive Seiko.

It seems to lose about 2 minutes per week if I wear it every day, and it stops entirely if I don't wear it over the weekend. Both completely acceptable to me, and for the price and quality of finish, nothing to worry about. The bracelet was also very easy to adjust myself following a simple video on youtube.

Highly recommended.


To Train Up a Child: Turning the hearts of the fathers to the children
To Train Up a Child: Turning the hearts of the fathers to the children
by Michael Pearl
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.81

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars "I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matth 18:3, 11 Dec 2013
"Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate. Do not judge, and you will not be judged yourselves; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned yourselves; grant pardon, and you will be pardoned." Luke 6:27

"For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God." 1 Peter 2:20

"No intimidation! No extortion! Be content with your pay." Luke 3:14

This book does not honour the teachings of Christ. Instead, it encourages parents to treat their children without the love Christ repeatedly called on all people to show one another. It is the path of the lazy, who want to instil fear in their children rather than gaining their respect through compassion, consideration and understanding - the qualities of Christ himself.

Even the quote the book's title paraphrases teaches that by following this path and bringing a child up in a violent, callous and cruel way will lead to a violent, callous and cruel adult:

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

Train up your child in love and understanding, compassion and kindness; they will not depart from it.
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Under the Sea (Usborne Picture Storybooks)
Under the Sea (Usborne Picture Storybooks)
by Anna Milbourne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My son's favourite, read every nap and bedtime, 2 Oct 2013
This was bought for my son as a present by a family friend, as we're a notoriously wildlife-loving family. From the cover I expected standard simplistic "This is a dolphin, this is a turtle" fare, but the art style and actually rather profound text make it a book we absolutely treasure.

This evening when we got to the "booming, lonely song" of the blue whale I amazed my 22 month old son by pulling put my phone and showing him a YouTube clip of actual whalesong - the expression of wtheer on his face (probably that Daddy's approximation wasn't all that daft after all) says all you need to know about the little spark of wonder this lovely book has kindled in him. He's also very proud to point out the "nose" on cetatian heads now, from our discussion of blowholes flsparked by the text of this book.

Anna, Cathy, thank you for your fantastic work in giving my family a book to share which is educational, inspirational and very beautiful.


Draw(er) Pro
Draw(er) Pro
Price: £0.62

53 of 70 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So... it does nothing enjoyable or useful, in an awkward way?, 18 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Draw(er) Pro (App)
Limited functions, dreadful unintuitive interface (seriously, a drawing program shouldn't make you select colours with three sliders, only one of which relates to hue!) and a general lack of purpose make this one free paid app to miss.

The fact it only runs to 27kb tells you all you need to know about the content on the app - and this is the deluxe version!


Schneider Slider Rave Ballpoint Pen - Blue
Schneider Slider Rave Ballpoint Pen - Blue
Offered by Morgan's Direct
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great little pen, 14 Nov 2012
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Without meaning to sound like a dribbling lunatic, I'm quite a fan of Schneider slider pens and was very pleased to learn they were (finally!) producing a refillable, retractable ballpoint with a metal clip.

It writes beautifully, the clip is strong and functional, the button to retract the pen is satisfyingly firm. I may have a few issues with the look of the thing (it won't replace my steel parker with a slider refill) but it works brilliantly and it well worth the few pounds it cost.


UKULELE PITCH PIPES TUNER UKE G,C,A,E SOPRANO TUNING
UKULELE PITCH PIPES TUNER UKE G,C,A,E SOPRANO TUNING
Offered by Really Useful Music Company (RUMC)
Price: £6.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for purpose, 14 Nov 2012
I have struggled with one of these for a good year before making the jump to an electronic tuner. These are actually worse than similar plastic pitch pipes - those have a simple setup giving one fixed note per pipe, like cheap toy trumpets etc. These however have a more complex metal reed style arrangement which means the note can be "bent" depending on how you blow them, giving a different pitch! If you play harmonica you'll know what I mean - these can be blow-bent with almost zero effort (especially the low C note), meaning they're essentially unfit for purpose. Nice looking, but that's all.

A key feature of tuning pipes is that they produce one solid, unchangable note; these don't. The plastic ones do, and a cheap digital tuner is better still.


Kitchen Craft Deluxe Stainless Steel Tea Infuser
Kitchen Craft Deluxe Stainless Steel Tea Infuser
Price: £8.16

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tearrible., 31 Aug 2009
Large gap around rim means tea leaves leak out as soon as water is poured in. In fact I think some leaves leak through the very large holes - I suggest a mesh design rather than this attractive yet utterly useless contraption.

As an aside, 3 uses in (the third was my last try - with some larger leaves) the ball fell off the top and the spring mechanism which operates the device popped out. Aat a cursory glance it didn't look eminently fixable but I wasn't too upset. It now resides in some far-off landfill, never to darken my cutlery drawer again.


Dead Set [DVD]
Dead Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jaime Winstone
Price: £4.50

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Zombie drama... ever?, 27 Oct 2008
This review is from: Dead Set [DVD] (DVD)
I don't say that lightly. This review is on the strength of the first episode. Pacing is perfect. We're talking 21st century, 28 Days Later/DOTD remake running zombies, which we all know are the scarier variety. The acting is superb, the moments of black comedy sublime:

"Was that DAVINA?!"
"...sort of."

The casting couldn't have been better - from the female lead to the actor Kevin Eldon as smartar*e housemate Joplin. It's gory, graphic, gripping and truly great.

Charlie Brooker - you have given the UK something worth watching. Thank you so, so much.

*pre-orders*


Merlin's Apprentice (Merlin 2) [DVD]
Merlin's Apprentice (Merlin 2) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sam Neill

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a patch on the original, 20 April 2006
I was looking forward to this with high hopes. The original, brilliantly filmed, beautifully constructed and masterfully acted gives way to this: A meaningless tale with unlikeable, unrecognisable characters engaging in a dull and uninspired retelling of the grail legend. Merlin himself (the brilliant Sam Neill) takes an extremely small role in this tale of one man and his battle with an accent.

Where before there was a true otherworldly beauty, a passing age of magic and faeries, dragons and Queen Mab, there are now jokes about pies, unlikeable kings and knights (Arthur is long dead at this point, I'm afraid) and men spending the majority of their day talking to pigs.

No no no, this is all wrong, I can't understand what lured Neill and Miranda Richardson into this loathesome corruption of a former neglected masterpiece. The only reason it gets 2 rather than 1 is their input, which - limited though it is - is well acted. And the fact they didn't get Rutger Hauer back to bless us with his WONDERFUL accent agian...

If you are thinking of buying this and don't own the original, I urge you to get that first. It's brilliant.

And whilst I'm sure this one appeals to many people, and quite probably more to kids than the first one due to its comic interludes and lack of reference to either history or the Arthurian legends, to those such as myself who enjoyed the first installment's fresh yet classic approach to the myths I have grown up with, this simply doesn't cut the mustard.

Extremely poor. Had they employed either of the actors who played Merry and Pippin in the recent Lord of the Rings trilogy for a role which is clearly written in their image, that of the apprentice, then perhaps their charm would have one through. unfortunately for our hero, he is as charmless as he is witless.


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