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Creation Station Wooden Capital Letters
Creation Station Wooden Capital Letters
Offered by Baby Craft
Price: £2.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, good quality, 9 April 2014
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Extremely good value to leave around for a 3+ to get used to the names and shapes and to make up words to match something heard on TV or during a game etc. Reasonable size and strong enough for the purpose.


Mail-Order Mysteries: Delightful Treasures from Vintage Comic Book Ads
Mail-Order Mysteries: Delightful Treasures from Vintage Comic Book Ads
by Kirk Demarais
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant expose of the harsh realities behind our childhood dreams, 9 April 2014
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Relived my youth? Relieved my youth was not blighted by actually receiving any of the products from the too good to be true ads? Disillusioned to discover the truth behind the marketing illusion - or lying as the Advertising Standards Authority would now technically refer to the duplicitous practice? Well, this brilliant read certainly puts into perspective how much has changed since those days. Even the idea of ordering something from America seemed incredibly exotic back in the late 1960s. Now, we order from China without a second thought and expect to receive the goods having paid surprising little for shipping in a matter of days. And our expectations and dreams of the impossible are raised by apps and electronic technology rather than cardboard cut outs and get rich quick scams. Oh, well we still fall for the latter so long as it comes via e-mail.


BX40 4-way signal splitter
BX40 4-way signal splitter
Offered by eTwist
Price: £1.97

5.0 out of 5 stars A hard to find item at a good price, 24 Mar 2014
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I found it very difficult to find a basic 4 way splitter like this. As soon as they go above 3 they seem to become distribution boxes requiring a power supply. I suspect running several TVs at the same time may necessitate that, but this did exactly what I wanted, at a lower cost and without the need for a mains adapter on 24/7 in the loft space.


"Surplus" Designer-Jacket "Heritage Vintage", Size: 2XL, Color: beige
"Surplus" Designer-Jacket "Heritage Vintage", Size: 2XL, Color: beige
Offered by Mister Merchandise Shirt UK

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Long in the sleeve, short in the body, no inside pocket, but very well made!, 24 Mar 2014
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I read the reviews for this and similar jackets prior to purchasing and some of the comments particularly concerning the length of sleeves are borne out, they are extremely long. With the cuffs turned back they are still generous. From the way the ends of the arms are finished it is as if they are designed to be worn with the ability to keep the palms of the hands covered, there being a triangular insert of material and a convenient space to leave the thumb free and keep the sleeve pulled down akin to fingerless mittens? Perhaps not, but it works. The body is also shorter than I had anticipated. However, it seems to be very well made and should prove hard wearing. My other wish would have been for one or more pockets inside. Rating really between 3 and 4 stars.

UPDATE After 48 hours I have reached the conclusion that other reviewers were right and I was wrong. As much as I wanted to be able to live with this jacket the sleeves were ridiculously long, and that is the first time that has ever happened to me. The jacket has been collected and is on its way back for a refund.


All Hits!
All Hits!
Price: £12.11

5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent!, 17 Mar 2014
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This review is from: All Hits! (Audio CD)
Why it has taken me so long to discover Webb Pierce will remain a mystery, but if you love honky tonk country style of the 50s and 60s, and the likes of Hank Williams, Kitty Wells, Merle Haggard, Hank Thompson et al then buy a copy now! A chance viewing of the 2006 remake of the Wes Craven film The Hills Have Eyes on TV caught my attention, when the opening soundtrack had a song playing that I could not get out of my head, but I had never heard before. After a quick lyric search this turned out to be "More and More" by Webb Pierce, and Amazon did the rest as efficiently as always! That is the stand out track for me, along with the "Oh, So Many Years" duet with Kitty Wells, but there are no bad tracks across the three CDs.

An amazingly successful artist even by the country standards of the day, charting more number one hits than any other artist in the 1950s. Add in his pair of silver dollar lined convertible automobiles, guitar shaped swimming pool and colourful embroidered and rhinestone covered "Nudie suits" and you have a fascinating character, as well as some great music mixing in all the country music themes of too much booze, too many women and too many tears.


The Ghost Hunters
The Ghost Hunters
by Neil Spring
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ho hum, 17 Mar 2014
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An easy if rather slow and plodding read. A number of others have drawn attention to the standard and quality of the writing, my gripe was the use of words which were not in use when the action takes place and seemed to jump off the page enough for me to have to check, the likes of Shakespeare often having often got there long before most of us would imagine. However, not with P32 set in 1926 "Even video cameras", or P149 set in 1929 ".....the Rectory is on lockdown" Both of which can not claim origin until the 1940s, and not in the generally accepted use until the late 1970s. Not important in the scheme of things, but if they jarred on my casual reading, why were they not picked up on before publication?


Movements: 30th Anniversary Anthology
Movements: 30th Anniversary Anthology
Offered by dutchtoni
Price: £57.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like the Move this is a great collection, 6 Mar 2014
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This is a great collection. I never understand why it can be so difficult to buy collections like this from groups who were huge in their day. This was a used item but it is indistinguishable from new, so well done on the accuracy of the listing description.


Yankee Candles Tea Lights (12 x Red Velvet)
Yankee Candles Tea Lights (12 x Red Velvet)

5.0 out of 5 stars The best there is, 6 Mar 2014
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Yankee candles never fail to meet expectations with the strength and longevity of the aromas they produce. Cheap fragranced candles are cheap for a reason, as I have learnt when straying from this brand. Still made in the USA, still the best.


The Killing - Series 3 [DVD]
The Killing - Series 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sofie Gråbøl
Price: £19.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing series - The best of the lot, 6 Mar 2014
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I have now worked my way back through The Killing I, II and now III, having watched them all when they were originally aired on BBC4. I am still amazed at how good they are, from the writing and the acting to the filming and lighting. The quality of all the actors is incredible. You have to suspend a degree of belief in most police series - let's face it the real world the police would still be waiting to get the first lot of DNA results back by episode 10, let alone the infallibility of instantly finding a parking space in the busiest of city centres - so don't let that spoil an overall triumph of off beat entertainment. The ideal accompaniment being a cosy arm chair or sofa and a bottle of wine. I understand their logic of not wanting to make any more, avoiding the dreaded Taggart repetitive tag, but they are going to be badly missed.


Timmy Time - Volume 1-5 Box Set [DVD]
Timmy Time - Volume 1-5 Box Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jackie Cockle
Price: £10.02

5.0 out of 5 stars Endless hours of enjoyment, 6 Mar 2014
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Great value for 5 DVDs, even though we already had one of them, which had reached the sticky fingers and scratches slow motion stage. Has been watched endlessly by a 3 and a bit year old.


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