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The Incredible Cottage Goes To The Moon (The Incredible Cottage)
The Incredible Cottage Goes To The Moon (The Incredible Cottage)
by Willie Rushton
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Ah memories, 1 May 2014
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Okay I am sure I originally got this book from Preddy's. Now that is going a way back and well you would have to be from the U.K and born in the 1970's.

Two points I miss Willie Ruston his great big bushy red beard and his wit. (I admit I am partial to red heads) Anyway the titian bear of a man understood comedy and children. Was simply a delight.

It was just nice to step back in time and read about Waldo once more. Fabulous.


48 color auspicious angle face color luxury binding (japan import)
48 color auspicious angle face color luxury binding (japan import)
Offered by MAIKO Japan
Price: £53.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Gosh!, 6 Nov. 2013
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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Have you ever gotten a box of chocolates and wondered which ones you would wolf down first? Yes? Okay then you will understand what it is like to open these paints.

Don't be put off by the name just think of Gwen Steffani and her solo projects. I have to admit I kept wondering if I had bought face paints which just shows how silly I can be more than anything.

Really is a huge range of colours. Pearlescent pastel shades included. Actually it is kind of sumptuous.

The box is practically a square about foot by just less than a foot. The paint pans are quite large and deep. The look really smooth.

I would definitely suggest buying this for yourself. Go on treat yourself. But as a present (obviously to someone who enjoys painting with watercolours) then yes.

Just wish I could read Japanese to understand the description of the colours. Some of the pans are really dark but this is due to the intensity of paint. The lack of understanding just makes it all the more interesting and it has made me experiment with using them. Great stuff.


Winter Wrapping Paper Selection
Winter Wrapping Paper Selection

4.0 out of 5 stars Glitter, 5 Nov. 2013
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Don't get Christmas and Winter mixed up! The designs are definitely wintry. By that I mean rich and having the sense of being indoors. A nice selection and not to pricey considering. I have seen other cotton paper about on a different site and for the amount you get here you would be lucky to get 3 sheets and that is including postage and packaging.

Nice thick paper. I would suggest double sided sticking tape.

Doesn't shed that much either! Always a bonus when it comes to frantic present wrapping.

I really do like them.


Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paint Set - 36 Colours
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Japanese Watercolour Paint Set - 36 Colours
Offered by Export Japan 2015
Price: £31.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars HURRAH!, 5 Nov. 2013
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Oh this is marvellous! I was a bit dubious I mean the price but actually it is surprisingly good value. You will have to bear with me on this one. The box is about a foot in length and just over half a foot in width. BUT if you consider how much you would pay for a half pan of paints the price is not too far out that. There are range of colours (as you would hope. The picture doesn't really show it but the colours that look really black are actually intense colours and wonderful. The pans are quite large is size and nice and deep so you do get quite a lot.

Along with basic colours primary, secondaries and shades there are some metallic colours gold and a bronze also a pearlescent white! Hooray!

Easy to get started you do not really need a huge amount of paint to cover an area. Nice and clear too.

As a present if you are wanting to have the Wow factor then yes. And if it is for yourself and you are thinking about it then sure go ahead make your day. I have yet to experiment with other media with the paints but so far I have really enjoyed using them!


Icepick: Icelandic Street Art
Icepick: Icelandic Street Art
by Thordis Claessen
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Who was Tristan?, 5 Nov. 2013
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Look I am going to be honest. I love Iceland never been but still I love the place and you could give me a balled up tissue in a half eating yoghurt pot and say it was art from Iceland and I would be in fits of delight. However this book isn't half bad. Okay it is a tiny delight. I mean if you are really seriously into graffiti get it, if you are into urban art then get it. The book doesn't have context by this I mean where the works are actually located no ordnance survey numbers but in context as where they are. It does have myriad of works crammed together where you eye skates across them if you glance. But then you suddenly start seeing some excellent details and you are left to make you own conclusions.

Erm my book is signed to someone called Tristan by the Author! Hurrah for me... sorry Mr. Classen but you book now resides in Lickey End. No it is a real place.

Give it as a present, give it to yourself or people who like a bit of sub culture (dare I write that?) but it really is a lovely book that is filled with inspiration.


Nurse Assist Clipboard By Prestige Medical
Nurse Assist Clipboard By Prestige Medical
Offered by Nightingale Nursing Supplies
Price: £20.18

1.0 out of 5 stars I only know what it looks like from the pictue on here, 7 Oct. 2013
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I ordered this item nearly 4 months ago. I am still waiting for it to arrive. I have mailed the company but received one mail where they thought it was lost in the post but was assured that I would be sent another one. If you ask my advice go to 'Lots to remember' get some nursing cards from there and a pocket calculator. The nursing cards and calculator will fit in your pocket. This item is just a pipe dream...


Wooly Hat / Beanie / Turn Up / Unisex / Ski / Winter / Various Colours Available (One Size Fits All, red)
Wooly Hat / Beanie / Turn Up / Unisex / Ski / Winter / Various Colours Available (One Size Fits All, red)
Offered by TruClothing

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5.0 out of 5 stars I like red hats and I cannot lie, 11 Mar. 2013
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More cap like as it sits on crown of your head. But it is washable and tumbledryer proof! Colour holds and does not run. And it does what it is mean to do which on the whole is keep your head warm. Which I have to say it does and a nice aran knit to it. Nice price.

Okay As for the red hat thing... Once upon a time I had long hair and Iiked hats. As my hair is indeed black it was always a red hat. I dunno maybe I was trying to say I was dangerous. Since I am grown and did not become a fashonista or hipster I cannot make claims to having an fashion sense.

But its a good hat. And I do like wearing it...


The Little Paris Kitchen: Classic French recipes with a fresh and fun approach
The Little Paris Kitchen: Classic French recipes with a fresh and fun approach
by Rachel Khoo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.60

4.0 out of 5 stars Quite Lovely, 11 Mar. 2013
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Okay so you have watche Julie and Julia and thought hey one day I will do some French Cooking... but are not brave enough to do it from Julia Childs' book.

This is not to malign this book what so ever. Okay there was an associated television series but this book has easy to follow instructions is laid out nicely and some normal food porn photographs. It is inspirational and there are some decent little asides and explanations to it all.

A nice book.

Present wise. Yes... I would suggest it. Okay not for great chefs and cooks. But for those who want to try something for sure! So recommend it I shall a nice volume and a nice addition to any cook book shelf. Wide range of recipes.


High Spirits [DVD]
High Spirits [DVD]
Dvd ~ Daryl Hannah
Offered by babsbargains *** WORLDWIDE SHIPPING ***
Price: £26.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Candy Halloween., 11 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: High Spirits [DVD] (DVD)
There was a time when Halloween meant films. I this used to be on terrestrial television. Okay it is in set it Ireland but Hollywood Ireland which means everyone is Orish. And some of the actors are actually Irish which makes you wonder. Nice story line and location looks like Ireland which is always lovely.

Story line is not scary - unless you have never seen the concept of ghosts before and then yes it is quite scary. A bit of a love story a bit of rights wronged and then righted. A bit of Peter O'Toole doing a master class in being drunk (no one plays drunk better). So it is a bit of a them and us film. Greedy hotelier and the put up on owners. The Sceptics and the believers. The Ghosts and the peopel who are alive.

So not a modern classic that changes you life. But definetly a film that brings back Halloween movies. Bit of mind candy not your favourite chocolate bar but definetly the one you eat before natures candy in your halloween trick and treating bucket.


Sky High [DVD] [2005]
Sky High [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Michael Angarano
Offered by Jasuli
Price: £3.95

3.0 out of 5 stars sighs..., 11 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Sky High [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
Usually teenage quest thing. Have to battle the bad guy find out about yourself and what it means to be an outcast and make the right choices about friends. Okay it isn't the greatest film in the world and no it did not change my life and no I did not think what if there was a highschool for superheros. Back stories on super heros comic book of film style are out there.

I am not entirely sure if it is a present or not. I mean if you are going down the comic book route for a present just get something with a bigger budget.

But if you are on holiday and stuck for something to watch and its raining sure watch it... passes the time if you not expecting much.


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