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The Princess and the Pea
The Princess and the Pea
by Lauren Child
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Buy the full-sized paperback! Impossible to read, 30 Jun. 2015
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Superb story - but teeny tiny book (less than 1/2 an A4 sheet: 14.5w x 17.5cm tall) , with even teeny tinier print. My own children LOVE this story - and I personally adore everything about it. The language, the photos, EVERYTHING. This book does, now that I look closely say 'in miniature'. If it's not too much of a contradiction - it should say that in LARGE LETTERS - and Amazon could show a person holding the book as they've done with other texts. The pink covered paperback is BRILLIANT - buy that one - tired eyes can focus on the normal sized text for a bedtime reading. Bought this as a gift for a 5 yr old, so am truly disappointed.


The Greatest Dot to Dot Book in the World: Book 1
The Greatest Dot to Dot Book in the World: Book 1
by David Kalvitis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.45

5.0 out of 5 stars This is super - I love taking it in the children's activity ..., 31 May 2015
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This is super - I love taking it in the children's activity bag for long journeys, or to take their mind off food whilst waiting in cafes etc. It's so much more engaging than it would first appear - challenges them to think laterally, helps no end with the counting & is just fun watching the image emerge. I'd say, suitable for age 4 with supervision as they learn to count, and anything upwards!


MOLO KIDS Raul Star T-Shirt - Vivid Orange 12-13 years (152)
MOLO KIDS Raul Star T-Shirt - Vivid Orange 12-13 years (152)

5.0 out of 5 stars great for spotting your trendy child, 31 May 2015
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great for spotting your trendy child, especially out in a crowd! Molo quality is outstanding as always, reassuringly high quality knit.


Through the Looking-Glass: and What Alice Found There
Through the Looking-Glass: and What Alice Found There
by Lewis Carroll
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Charming classic, hefty hardback, and easy to read text, 31 May 2015
This is a solidly big hardback book, with very easy to read text, especially as we read a few pages each night before bedtime. The story is obviously excellent, there is an extra 'bonus' chapter at the end, which Lewis Carroll cut from the final manuscript, and a letter from him to the children (a little deep!). The drawings are super, not very many, so the children really need to use their imagination. Mine were just enthralled the whole way through. I guess you can read any version of Through the looking glass - this won it for me, because it's so easy to physically read the text when your eyes are tired at the end of the day.


The ExecutionerTM Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper
The ExecutionerTM Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this - buy TWO, 16 Mar. 2015
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Tennis lessons came in handy as we deployed this little racket on holiday over 2 weeks. Mosquitoes 20, humans 4,000. It's sooooo great, rather than chasing and leaving unsightly squished mosquitoes all over the walls, you just hold it over where they are perched (they don't seem to notice it!) and hello fried mosquito as they fly off. Also great for tackling those horrid night time swarms outside. We were still bitten to pieces, it just felt better letting loose some revenge! Next time, I would take 3, just to stop having to shout: where's the racket quite so often. Also, was terrified of what would happen if it broke, wanted a back up.


Stanley 66-344M 4-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver
Stanley 66-344M 4-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver
Price: £3.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Not great, 16 Mar. 2015
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wasn't keen on this. Found it much too filmsy - the double end is awkward, and I found that the cap in your hand end keeps slipping off. Not as useful as I had expected.


Schmetz Universal Machine Needles - Box of 100 Needles Size 80/12
Schmetz Universal Machine Needles - Box of 100 Needles Size 80/12
Offered by Couling Sewing Machines
Price: £23.88

5.0 out of 5 stars super - nice to be prepared, 16 Mar. 2015
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great value for money - you do need to shop around for the right price.


Thermos Stainless Steel Food Flask - 290 ml, Blue
Thermos Stainless Steel Food Flask - 290 ml, Blue
Price: £17.75

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5.0 out of 5 stars Super, preheat with boiling water & fill to top, 16 Mar. 2015
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Over a year has passed since I bought this - it has transformed packed lunches. It means that my son can have a warm lunch (especially when it's wet & miserable outside). Per reviews, you do need to fill it to the top with food, even if you don't expect the whole thing to be eaten - it just works better. it's a decent sized helping for a 9 yr old. Also, it's worth putting boiling water in, at least 10 mins before use. Sometimes, if I'm organised enough, I put hot water in overnight, then boiling hot water for ten minutes. In truth, you don't want the food to be piping hot They don't have the time or patience to sit and wait for a red hot meal to cool - so this temperature is perfect. I tend to pack it by stacking rice on one side, and mince, or meat on the other, rather than mixing all the food together. Haven't tried with liquids - soup might be a step too far for dinner ladies to cope with!


Thermos Floral FUNtainer Food Flask - 290 ml, Pink
Thermos Floral FUNtainer Food Flask - 290 ml, Pink
Offered by Youtils
Price: £15.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Super, preheat with boiling water & fill to the top, 16 Mar. 2015
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Over a year has passed since I bought this - it has transformed packed lunches. It means that my little one can have a warm lunch (especially when it's wet & miserable outside). Per reviews, you do need to fill it to the top with food, even if you don't expect the whole thing to be eaten - it just works better. Also, it's worth putting boiling water in, at least 10 mins before use. Sometimes, if I'm organised enough, I put hot water in overnight, then boiling hot water for ten minutes. In truth, you don't want the food to be piping hot They don't have the time or patience to sit and wait for a red hot meal to cool - so this temperature is perfect. I tend to pack it by stacking rice on one side, and mince, or meat on the other, rather than mixing all the food together. Haven't tried with liquids - soup might be a step too far for dinner ladies to cope with!


Fly London Womens Doe Sebta Boots P143157003 Khaki/Black 6 UK, 39 EU
Fly London Womens Doe Sebta Boots P143157003 Khaki/Black 6 UK, 39 EU

4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful styling..felt a bit narrow across the toes, 6 Mar. 2015
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These were really lovely - only returned because they seemed a bit tight across the toes. Am a huge fan and wearer of Fly London - just decided the (Fly) universe would probably send a more comfy alternative.


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