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The Epic Book of Epicness
The Epic Book of Epicness
by Adam Frost
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Epic Book of Epicness, 27 July 2016
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Colourful, bright and packed full of facts, this is a great book to dip into. There are no contents, or sections, you just open any page and discover something interesting. So, if all the dead people on Earth came back to life as Zombies, how many would there be compared to all the living people? What superstitions do other countries have? What is the loudest noise ever heard on the planet? What is the most popular colour? Plus lots, lots more.

I would probably recommend this for children of 7+. Although it does not take a long while to read from cover to cover, it is great fun to dip into and my daughter and niece absolutely loved it. It is certainly a book that they will come back to and is very entertaining and beautifully designed.


HoMedics Handheld Shiatsu Massager
HoMedics Handheld Shiatsu Massager

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars HoMedics Handheld Shiatsu Massager, 27 July 2016
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With three interchangeable massage heads, five different speed settings and a gauze covering to make it possible for you to massage your face – although even the lowest speed setting is fairly strong – this should be an excellent massager but fails on many basic counts.

To begin with, this is quite heavy. Combining the weight with the short handle, and it is virtually impossible to use this comfortably unless someone else holds it for you – especially if you want to use it on your back. The awkward design is a shame, as it actually does produce a really intense massage which helps stiff muscles.

Another problem is that it is very difficult to change the massage heads. My husband could remove them, but I was completely unable to change them. They push on easily, but taking them off is another matter! Again, this is a design problem and the gauze covering also seems quite flimsy and poorly made.

Lastly, there is no bag for this; meaning that you need to keep all the bit together in the box. Obviously, this takes up more space and I do feel that anything like this, with various attachments, should come with a travel bag as standard. So, although the actual massage function is good, if a little strong, the design faults let it down.


Finding Dory - Maths Practice, Ages 5-6 (Disney Learning)
Finding Dory - Maths Practice, Ages 5-6 (Disney Learning)
by Scholastic
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding Dory - Maths Practice Ages 5-6, 27 July 2016
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Aimed at ages 5-6 (Year 1) this book uses Disney characters (in this case from the film, “Finding Dory”) to help encourage children practice their maths skills. The workbook itself is extremely colourful and has lots of stickers to help encourage children to complete the activities.

Although a maths workbook, this has fun stories, from Finding Dory, to read, as well as counting practice, doubles and halves, number bonds, multiplying and dividing, early fractions, money, time, shapes, measurement and even a game to play. Answers are at the back of the book, along with a nice certificate when it is completed and more ideas of activities to do with your child.

These workbooks are aimed at KS1 and feature other Disney characters, including Frozen, Inside Out, Sofia the First, Zootropolis and The Good Dinosaur. Although they have fun characters, though, the actual work covered is good and does not just rely on a marketing ploy of the Disney name. There is substance beneath the surface and these are a good way to get children to do a little extra homework; especially if normal workbooks fail to motivate them.


Post-it® Index Flags - Blue - Repositionable - 50 Flags Per Pack - 25mm
Post-it® Index Flags - Blue - Repositionable - 50 Flags Per Pack - 25mm
Offered by Hellifield Office Supplies
Price: £1.84

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Post-it Index Flags - Blue, 27 July 2016
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These bright blue Index Flags are very useful to mark pages in books, folders or files. These can be reused and they are large enough to stick onto a piece of paper, or card, and not fall off, or become unstuck. They come with a handy little dispenser and sit neatly on your desk. You can also write on these, which is very useful.

I have used these to mark pages on workbooks, on reading pages when I am teaching and for organising my files. They have also been useful for my son, who is at University and has used them to flag pages in text books. These are available in many colours, so you can colour code your work/files/paperwork. A great idea and very useful. You get 50 Index Flags in this pack, so they will last a while.


The Wrong Hand
The Wrong Hand
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Wrong Hand, 26 July 2016
This review is from: The Wrong Hand (Kindle Edition)
Despite being set in Australia, this novel could almost be factual, so heavily does it rely on a real life case. It begins in 1993 with the body of a young boy being found. Benjamin Allen is the son of Mathew and Rachel Allen and, after the murder of their son by two children – Danny Simpson and Graham Harris – the couple break apart. This book is really about the aftermath of such a tragic event and also there is a lot of theorising about why two school children turned to murder.

Rachel remarries and attempts to begin a new life, but is filled with blame, guilt and despair, while Mathew spends his time seeking revenge. We also see events from the point of view of Danny Simpson and Graham Harris; how they met, what they became and how they fare after reaching adulthood. Another character who worked very well was that of retired, terminally ill, Detective Inspector Phillip Kendall, who is unable to let go of the case.

There is no denying the impact of such a crime; not only for those who were personally involved, but also for those who have to live with the aftermath – including Rachel’s two sons from her second marriage and those who meet the killers, living under new identities, as adults… Still, although I found this an empathic and well written novel, it just was too close to real events to make for really comfortable reading. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, for review.


The Wealth Dragon Way: The Why, the When and the How to Become Infinitely Wealthy
The Wealth Dragon Way: The Why, the When and the How to Become Infinitely Wealthy
by John Lee
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Wealth Dragon Way, 26 July 2016
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With a sensational title, I was interested in this book as we teach lots of business courses where I work and I thought there might be something of interest to our students. This is less than 200 pages long and the intention is to encourage and inspire anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Much of this book is about how the authors of the book amassed a fortune and to encourage the readers to do the same. I quite liked much of this – the idea that ‘you don’t have to be bad to be rich!’ was refreshing in a time when the wealthy are often looked at with suspicion. There is, of course, also a lot about making excuses, taking action and taking control.

There are many of these type of books on the market. This is enjoyable and quite an easy read. I am not sure it will necessarily offer much unless you are already in property investment; but if that is an area you are interested in, this will be a very relevant read.


Sevenhills Wholefoods 250 g Organic New Zealand Barley Grass Powder
Sevenhills Wholefoods 250 g Organic New Zealand Barley Grass Powder
Offered by Sevenhills Wholefoods
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sevenhills Wholefoods - Barley Grass Powder, 26 July 2016
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Simply packaged in a re-sealable bag, this New Zealand Barley Grass Powder is considered an excellent dietary supplement. It is said to be a good source of Chlorophyll and Vitamin C as well as containing a whole host of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. Wheatgrass is supposed to maintain the healthy function of the eyes, skin, hair teeth, immune system, digestive system and also contain antioxidants.

It is suggested you add one teaspoon of this to your daily diet and increase this to one tablespoon – building up your use gradually to make sure you do not have any adverse reactions. Unlike other products from Sevenhills which I have tried, this certainly had the least pleasant taste. You can disguise it in smoothies, but it still did not taste that pleasant. I found it better sprinkled onto salad, but you can experiment yourself. It is certainly a taste which needs to be disguised though.


L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Number 6, Rose Beige
L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Number 6, Rose Beige
Price: £10.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion - Rose Beige, 26 July 2016
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I really love this L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion foundation pots, which are ideal for your everyday make-up bag. They come in a pretty pink pot, with a gold lid. The lid has a mirror inside and a sponge with a ribbon to hold it while applying. You lift up the little tray the sponge is in and the foundation is underneath. It is sealed and you need to replace the seal after use.

This is a liquid foundation in a compact, which comes in a number of different shades and is really easy to apply. I love the compact, which makes it great to just touch up your make-up while at work, or out and about. It does need to be reapplied if you are wearing it all day, but make up rarely looks fresh all day. If you add powder it stays better. Overall, though, this is a really versatile foundation which is nice to use and very well packaged.


Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac 2016 (1 Device, 1 Year) Licence Key Retail Box (Mac)
Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac 2016 (1 Device, 1 Year) Licence Key Retail Box (Mac)
Price: £18.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac 2016, 26 July 2016
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I have used Kaspersky Internet Security on my own computer and recently downloaded this onto a Macbook which my son has brought. I have never used Mac products myself, but found this perfectly simple to set up. Although you receive what appears to be a CD type case, all that is inside is a Code and a Quick Start Guide.

With the activation code, you can install the software on your computer. Now, although this works well and is unobtrusive, while not slowing down the speed of the Macbook, this is a one product, 12 months, internet security code. It is worth pointing out that there are other packages available, for multiple devices or longer periods, which are similar in price - so it is worth looking around at what is on offer before choosing. This was fine for my son's needs, as he owns the only Mac product in the house and so we did not need more devices covered, but just look at what is on offer and what is best for you.

Internet Security is essential for peace of mind and Kaspersky works well and will keep you safe and secure while online. This was easy to install and works well in the background without causing you any problems while using the device you download it to.


HoMedics Compact Percussion Heat Massager
HoMedics Compact Percussion Heat Massager
Offered by KG Homewares
Price: £39.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HoMedics Compact Percussion Heat Massager, 25 July 2016
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This Compact Percussion Massager with heat, is a handheld massager which is easy to use. In the box you have the Massager device, plus two sets of attachment nodes; one set for soft massage and one set for heat massage. On the plus side, this is easy to use – you just plug it in and turn on the power and there are also two different speeds, high and low. There is another switch to turn on the heat function, but, apart from that, it is simple to work and to change the nodes.

It is quite heavy to hold for a long while (although it is recommended you only use it for fifteen minutes) and quite difficult to reach too far. Ideally, this works best if someone else holds it, especially if you want to massage your back, but the handle is long enough to massage your shoulders if you are using it alone. It is certainly quite powerful and gives a good massage, but the heat function is not very strong. It does warm up, but the warmth is not enough to really help soothe tired muscles.

My only other issue with this is that it does not come with a bag in which to store the massager and nodes. The nodes are small and could get lost, so you need to keep everything boxed. A travel bag would have just allowed you to keep the pieces together and store it without it taking up so much room. Overall, a reasonably priced massager, which does give a powerful massage, but is quite bulky and does not heat effectively.


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