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7" Value Portable DVD player - Silver
7" Value Portable DVD player - Silver

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 16 Mar. 2015
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Very good - high quality vision and sound and nicely durable presentation. I'm delighted. Worth every penny.


The Ballet Companion: A Dancer's Guide to the Technique, Traditions and Joys of Ballet
The Ballet Companion: A Dancer's Guide to the Technique, Traditions and Joys of Ballet
by Eliza Gaynor Minden
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and Beautiful, 16 Mar. 2015
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The informative text and beautiful pictures make this a ballet book for every student or lover of ballet, young or old, to read and enjoy. I've learned so much and love the pictures. I highly recommend this book!


Kent Natural Shine Unisex Narrow Grooming Pure Bristle Brush
Kent Natural Shine Unisex Narrow Grooming Pure Bristle Brush
Price: £7.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just for Short Hair, 16 Mar. 2015
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Excellent - it's gentle but effective and I love the gloss and bounce it gives my hair. It should be noted that this brush isn't "just" for short hair. I have elbow-length hair and find this brush fantastic.


Birdsong
Birdsong
by Madeleine Floyd
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Mar. 2015
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A beautiful book - the illustrations are beautiful and the text is endearing. I know I'll be enjoying this book for many years to come!


Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout [DVD]
Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout [DVD]
Price: £8.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Exercise Video, 16 Mar. 2015
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Mary Helen Bowers takes viewers through a series of exercises inspired by ballet. The exercises are derived from ballet by there's no barre work or centre practice as such. As Mary Helen Bowers explains in her book ("Ballet Beautiful" - high recommended), she developed the exercises for her own use, drawing on her ballet experience and supplementing her ballet exercises rather than doing MORE ballet. Most of the exercises on this DVD are done lying down and they're hard but, wow, they work. The results are incredible! I like the flexibility of the program and the fact that it's inspired by ballet but is gentle. For people who don't like yoga but want a simple and effective exercise program that they can do at home, this might be perfect, delivering excellent results in a ballet paradigm. Thank you, Mary Helen!


Five Little Monkeys (Anthologies)
Five Little Monkeys (Anthologies)
by Zita Newcome
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Resource, 16 Mar. 2015
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A great resource for early years teachers and workers as it contains loads of rhymes with words and actions to copy ... and the illustrations are lovely.


A Child Sees God: Children Talk About Bible Stories
A Child Sees God: Children Talk About Bible Stories
by Howard Worsley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 16 Mar. 2015
"A Child Sees God" is a fascinating but accessible study about how children understand the stories of the Bible. Each chapter considers a different type of story (wonder, adventure and leadership, terror, justice and judgement, comfort and hope, comedy and mercy and forgiveness) and records how real children (aged 4-18) interact with the text and the meaning behind the text. The real words of children are recoded. The book offers insight into what children think about classic stories such as the creation of the world and nativity as well as some more obscure stories. It's a fabulous reminder that children really do see the world differently to adults. It's an encouragement to think about the stories, as an adult, in a more simple and straightforward way. All in all its highly recommended.


Very Worried Sparrow
Very Worried Sparrow
by Meryl Doney
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A Keeper, 28 Jan. 2015
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"The Very Worried Sparrow" is a picture book with words that's perfect for bedtime stories. It's a special gift for the parents of "worried" children (the sort who worry about everything from the snippets of the news headlines they hear to the fact that they stepped on an ant and "squashed it dead") because it beautifully draws parents AND children into the story of a sparrow who worried about, well, everything. As he grows from a fledgling to a bird with a mate and a nest of his own, he's so worried (about food and weather and sparrowhawks) that all he can say is, "Meep, meep!" when all the other sparrows are singing, "Cheep, cheep!" Finally a wise dove helps him to understand that God the Father is watching over even him ... a little sparrow. The story (inspired by Matthew 10:29-31?) "sticks" in children's heads and hearts and provides encouragement for years! I think there's a newer version with fresh illustration but the charm of this original version is the beautifully realistic drawings. It's a keeper!


The Circle of Seasons: Meeting God in the Church Year
The Circle of Seasons: Meeting God in the Church Year
by Kimberlee Conway Ireton
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars An Accessible and Inviting Introduction, 28 Jan. 2015
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"The Circle of Seasons" provides an accessible and inviting introduction to the seasons of the church year. I hesitated before buying the book because it was a little pricey, but I'm happy to report that it's been worth every penny. Kimberlee Ireton clearly and logically explains the church year in a way that makes Advent and Lent fall into place with Christmas and Easter as well as resolving confusion about other days with which Evangelical Protestants may not be familiar. (Candlemas, anyone?) The book isn't an historical examination or theological reflection of the church year, but a personal unfolding of the seasons. Every chapter begins with a true story from Kimberlee Irelton's life, followed by a little bit of history and theology, concluding with practical suggestions for remembering and celebrating these special days. For those of us who yearn for an ancient and sustainable rhythm within the church year but have no idea where to start (or why!), "The Circle of the Seasons" is a gift.


The Great British Year: Wildlife through the Seasons
The Great British Year: Wildlife through the Seasons
by Stephen Moss
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A Delight, 28 Jan. 2015
I found "The Great British Year" on a bargain books table which seems a real shame because it's genuinely beautiful! The photographs are stunning. The detail is incredible. One of my favourites features a ladybird in an empty acorn cup. I bought the book on the strength of the photographs. Imagine my delight, however, on reading the book at home and discovering that it's not "just" eye candy (albeit a very superior kind of eye candy in this case!). The text takes the reader through the year from winter to winter, describing the habits of different creatures, providing an accessible, fascinating, moment-by-moment journey into the secret world of nature which surrounds us but which we're often too busy to notice on our own. The book is a delight and one that I hope to enjoy for years to come!


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