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When Brian Was a Lion
When Brian Was a Lion
by Carrie Weston
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.15

5.0 out of 5 stars A favourite., 14 Dec 2013
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This was our daughter's favourite book for quite a long time - it's a great story with engaging pictures, and challenges children's preconceived ideas about each other (Brian didn't want to go to 'a girl's party', then ended up being the party girl's best friend!)


Monsters Inc. [2002] [DVD]
Monsters Inc. [2002] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Billy Crystal
Price: 8.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, 14 Dec 2013
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This is a wonderful movie - lots of laughs and an interesting storyline. The best of the Monsters inc. series, for us!


LADIES HIGH WAISTED STRECH PENCIL OFFICE LONG MIDI SKIRT WOMEN CALF LENGTH 8-14 (M/L, BLACK1)
LADIES HIGH WAISTED STRECH PENCIL OFFICE LONG MIDI SKIRT WOMEN CALF LENGTH 8-14 (M/L, BLACK1)
Offered by Admire Clothing
Price: 4.35

2.0 out of 5 stars Knee-length, 14 Dec 2013
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This skirt does not cover my knees, and I am only 5' 5". It should be described as 'knee length'. Other than that, the quality is not bad (although the waist elastic does tend to fold as others have noted).


Knee Length Plain Stretch Bodycon Pencil Long Skirt Burgundy Red Womens Size 14
Knee Length Plain Stretch Bodycon Pencil Long Skirt Burgundy Red Womens Size 14
Offered by MIX_LOT
Price: 4.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Colour is pillar-box red, NOT Burgandy red, 14 Dec 2013
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The colour of this skirt is completely unlike the photo, and could not be described in any way as 'Burgandy'. I would never have bought such a shocking, bright red, and intend to return it.

Very disappointed.


20 Pairs Of Mixed Fashion High Heel Shoes Boots for Barbie Sindy Doll
20 Pairs Of Mixed Fashion High Heel Shoes Boots for Barbie Sindy Doll
Offered by 3coutlet
Price: 2.64

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 6 Dec 2013
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For the price, I'm happy with these. The shoes are all slightly on the small side, but the majority fit on a barbie's feet without too much difficulty. If buying for a young child (eg. 3-5 year old), be aware that they may have trouble getting some of them on. Most are quite 'strappy'. Cheaper barbie style dolls with hard plastic legs and feet are easier to get into the shoes, whereas the Disney princess style dolls with larger, rubberised plastic legs and feet are a VERY tight fit in some of the shoes (and a few pairs won't go on at all). Ditto for the older style, 'classic' barbies, which tend to have a high instep.

However, they are very cheap, you do get a lot of pairs, and chances are you'll be able to use most of them. They are not all of the best quality, and ironically this is quite helpful with the size issue as the thin plastic stretches a little (I stretched a lot of them by forcing them on a hard plastic foot, after which my daughter was able to use them more easily). Some are more of a rubbery plastic, and can be stretched on by design.

So... if you're happy to buy them knowing there are probably some pairs you won't be able to use (at least, not on a barbie), go for it! It's difficult to find shoes for barbies that are good quality, in my experience, so many other products may have the same issue. Quite a lot of the shoes are pink and purple- a few more than I was expecting.

The delivery was excellent from the seller - it arrived way before the maximum delivery date.

***To clarify - only three pairs of shoes fit on a 'classic' style barbie (ie. an old barbie with the old body shape and bent arms etc., from before she was remodelled). Most shoes will go on the 'newer' barbie models, especially the cheaper hard plastic copies (sometimes with a bit of squeezing) and go on the disney princess barbies a little more easily. The problem with the older style barbies is the height of the instep.***


Large Wooden Dolls House
Large Wooden Dolls House
Offered by holzzwerge
Price: 88.55

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, straight-forward, 4 Dec 2013
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I read a lot of reviews of dolls houses and doll house kits before buying this. I had a a short list of what I wanted.

1. The dolls house must have windows. Okay - perhaps I'm being picky, but if there are no windows in the body of the dolls house, surely what you've really got is a decorated bookcase with a door on the front (and kids never play with the door of a dolls house - it's just opened up or removed during play time). Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with a decorated bookcase, I just think that it's pretty cheap for a company not to bother cutting a few rectangles out.

2. There has to be stairs or other form of 'in game' access to every level of the house. Children like to simulate 'real life' activities in the dolls house. Again, of course a child can 'get around' the fact that people have to leap from the second floor into the attic (as in many dolls houses), but why not put the stairs in? Once more, it just seems so cheap not to do it.

3. The dolls house must be made of wood and not too breakable. I say this as the parent of a child who once broke a barbie castle by using one of the flip-down upper floors as a seat (for herself).

4. It must not require any great patience (I have none) or dexterity (my husband, who has the patience, has none) to assemble. As a sub-heading here, I could add, 'it must not require the use of glue'. Combine lack of patience and lack of dexterity with glue, and you have a disaster-in-the-making.

5. It must be practical to play with. This relates to the windows and stairs as well, but also includes having easy access to the rooms (so an 'open' feel), nothing too pokey and hard to get to, and the possibility to have separate rooms (this is very open plan, but the stairs 'divide' the two lower levels into four possible rooms).

6. Lastly, and not of primary concern, it should not weigh an absolute ton.

This dolls house fit all my requirements. It is exactly as in the picture, so no review is really necessary re. having windows and stairs, but it is fairly simple to assemble (as in, not fiddly), no glue was required, it walks the line between sturdiness and weight very well (I don't think it would break if sat on, and doesn't weigh a ton), and is a good, large size for a variety of games using a variety of toys.

Added to this, the seller actually delivered a day EARLIER than the minimum delivery estimate and 20 days before the maximum.
I am very pleased to have bought this item.

** Please note, the house does not come with furniture, and comes in a 'Goki' box'. I assume that it is, as it appears to be, the same product as the 'Goki wooden dolls house', but not having seen the two side by side, cannot swear to this.


Vertigo [DVD]
Vertigo [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Stewart
Price: 5.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite movie of all time..., 3 Dec 2013
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I love this movie - my favourite James Stewart film, favourite Hitchcock film... in fact, my favourite film. It includes a very interesting documentary on the film and also the restoration. The documentary on the film includes interview with Kim Novak and Hitchcock's family.

The atmosphere Hitchcock managed to create - the ground-breaking (and much copied) camera work... the angles he shoots from, are breathtaking. The cast is at their best (Novak especially, who is mesmerising here, never did anything to touch her performance in any other production, in my opinion).

Haunting, groundbreaking and breathtaking. If you are only ever going to see one Hitchcock film, make it this one.


AUTOMATIC FISH FEEDER
AUTOMATIC FISH FEEDER
Offered by Fish-4-u
Price: 13.60

2.0 out of 5 stars Not really useful for one or two fish, 29 Nov 2013
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As stated in a few of the other reviews, flake food sticks in this feeder after a few days. That wasn't an issue as we use pellets anyway. The issue I had with it was the mechanism to adjust how much food is released is extremely unreliable, and also can't be adjusted low enough to feed two goldfish twice a day. I mean, by a LONG shot. On the lowest setting, with pellet food, had we had the feeder over the tank instead of testing it out on the table first for a few days, the fish would have been overfed by x3. It is impossible to release fewer than 10+ pellets each time. In the end, we used a mixture of flake and pellets, knowing that the flake would partially clog the machine and therefore stop the release of so much food. We had no choice at this stage because we were going away for two weeks and didn't have time to order another product. Well, the fish survived... but they were pretty hungry when we got back! If you have a lot of fish and use only pellets, this would probably work ok.


THERMABEAD GEL EYE MASK Reusable - Helps Relieve Headaches
THERMABEAD GEL EYE MASK Reusable - Helps Relieve Headaches

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Warms up quickly out of the fridge, 1 Oct 2013
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This product is okay - it's not very cold, though. Being made of plastic, you really need to put a piece of cloth between it and your skin. After that, it's comfortable but not as cold as I would have liked. Perhaps I had unrealistic expectations.


My First Justin's Jokes
My First Justin's Jokes
by Justin Fletcher
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly pitched, 8 Sep 2013
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It must be hard to find jokes for young children. This is an impressive joke book. It is heavily illustrated for younger children, and the jokes themselves are mostly genuinely funny in a basic kind of way! There's nothing worse than having to explain bad jokes to children, and trying to tell them why they're supposed to be funny! Thankfully, that wasn't a problem with this book. There are some classics and some I hadn't heard before.

This is a very good book for younger children who are interested in jokes - the best I've found!


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