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Buffalo RUF-C4G/U2 4GB USB High Speed Flash Drive
Buffalo RUF-C4G/U2 4GB USB High Speed Flash Drive

63 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely spot on, 12 Sept. 2006
There's actually not that much to say. This 4GB USB 2.0 pendrive is physically small and driverless on XP.

The drive comes pre-formatted FAT32 so is ready to plug and go and a really simple but useful touch is the cap clips on the end - this should mean no more lost caps.

A colour coded USB extension cable us supplied but it does not come with a neck strap - that is the only niggle.

Last but not least, a 2 year guarantee - outstanding.


CORDLESS GARDEN SPRAYER
CORDLESS GARDEN SPRAYER

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, 11 Sept. 2006
Having got fed up of forever pumping up the pressure sprayers, I decided to see what the electric ones were like, but there are few about - this model is the only one ( or only one that I could find ) in the sub £100 price range.

It actually works quite well although a little more power, and therefore greater distance, would not go amiss. This is why it has 4 stars and not 5.

Overall, this unit is pretty good. A bit of a luxury in a sense when you consider manual 5 litre pressure sprayers can be bought for as little as £7 or £8 but it's easy to set up and effortless in use and that's the whole purpose of an electrical unit - this is precisely what you pay the extra money for.

I have to say that if you can justify the price and afford it, then buy it - I am happy to recommend this.


Groundhog Day (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2002]
Groundhog Day (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Bill Murray
Price: £3.00

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 10 Sept. 2006
This is a great film and Bill Murray makes it so. Personally, I am not a big fan of Andie MacDowell and I think the film would have worked with anyone else, but it could not have worked without Murray.

Lots of subtle humour and not so subtle egotism are gradually overcome by a greater good as each day repeats. Should we all be that fortunate to go back and relive each day until we got it right - a salutory lesson for us all indeed.

Overall, an excellent film.


Is There Life After Death? The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die: Why Science Is Taking the Idea of an Afterlife Seriously
Is There Life After Death? The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die: Why Science Is Taking the Idea of an Afterlife Seriously
by Anthony Peake
Edition: Paperback

44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb - a must read..., 10 Sept. 2006
I am not at all sure the claims made in this book are 'scientific fact' but there are certainly powerful arguments supporting the author' theories.

Many of the conclusions are based on old experiments and, sometimes, even older case histories and these temper somewhat the strength of argument.

Personally, I feel the basis on which some conclusions are drawn to be rather tenuous and this means these conclusions are, perhaps, a 'leap of faith'.

The physics, however, cannot be called into question.

All that notwithstanding, this is an excellent and thought provoking read; very well researched and very well written.

I thoroughly recommend this book to all, with this proviso; don't blindly believe what the author states - read slowly and methodically to take in the arguments as they are presented, then make up your own mind.

You may just conclude, as I have, that he is not 100% correct, but neither is he 100% incorrect.
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First Into Action: A Dramatic Personal Account of Life Inside the SBS
First Into Action: A Dramatic Personal Account of Life Inside the SBS
by Duncan Falconer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 29 Aug. 2006
I finished reading this in a day and a bit so that in itself is a testament of sorts to its' readability.

The style is good, there is no heavy going and although lacking a little in 'meaty bits', it is still pretty much 'unputdownable'.

I would rather there have been more operational detail but that in no way detracts from what is very much a worthwhile read.

An unexpected bonus is that it gives an added insight into the SAS which is not always complimentary. That, in a way, is somewhat refreshing as it means these 'supermen' are like the rest us in that they are still flawed.

Overall, an excellent read and very highly recommended - I would venture to suggest no-one would regret reading this.


London: A City Revealed (Illustrated Reference)
London: A City Revealed (Illustrated Reference)
by AA Publishing
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 24 Aug. 2006
This hardback book contains information and numerous top quality photographs of most of London's tourists attractions.

Some of the photographs are fold-overs so are quite large when expanded.

A good read before you go to get more of an idea what to do while there, and a good reference for when you come back to show where you've been.

Well worth buying and highly recommended.


Cuisinart Professional Ice Cream Maker
Cuisinart Professional Ice Cream Maker

339 of 350 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 20 Aug. 2006
***

Having deliberated long and hard over which machine to buy, we were initially favouring the Gaggia (based on many positive reviews) but got the opportunity to buy this at £70 or so less than the Gaggia.

So, we took the plunge and I have to say it is spot on. I have seen one review which complained of this machine cutting out when the consistency reached a certain point but this sounds like a good safeguard to me. Besides, if you want it rock hard, then you would have to freeze it separately anyway - I fail to see how you can have the paddle mix it when it is solid.

There are some recipes included and the vanilla is pretty much identical to the one in Ben & Jerry's recipe book. All the vanilla recipes we have seen said to use vanilla extract so we did, but this is expensive compared to vanilla flavouring or essence. So we tried vanilla flavouring instead and a more sensitive palette may indeed discern between them, but we couldn't - that's the norm for us now. We have used strawberry flavouring and banana flavouring too and they are both spot on. We've also made grapefruit by using 125 ml of grapefruit juice and 300 ml milk in place of the 425 ml milk, then mixed the chopped grapefruit segments at the end - if you like grapefruit, this tastes unbelievable.

It is a doddle to use, too - mix your stuff, put it in the bowl, decide what consistency you want (this is only so you can set the timer to the desired duration) and switch on. All that remains then is to wait for the 'ding' and make sure you get to it before anyone else does.

The capacity of this machine is very good too, making 1.6 litres which is around 3 pints - this is more than most other makes. This sounded a lot to us at first but we soon discovered that it actually doesn't go very far once people know there's some to be had. We always intend to freeze some but there's never any left to freeze.

We have used our machine quite a bit already and it is superb, as are the results. Everyone who has tried any raves about it, then comes back for more.

A word of caution, though - watch the calories; the output from this machine is so good, moderation really is a struggle.

***


Portraits of People:Nepal Himalayas
Portraits of People:Nepal Himalayas
by Eric Valli
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb - ( and a bargain ), 10 Aug. 2006
This huge hardback book is circa A3 size and contains a plethora of truly stunning photographs; indeed, many of them span multiple pages and so fold out.

Eric Valli has captured scenes from this desolate region with a clarity you could barely recall had you been there yourself ( and I have ).

If you have an interest in Asia in general, the Himalayas in particular or just love good photographs, then this book is a must.

This really is as good as it gets - absolutely stupendous. Do yourself a favour and buy it today - I cannot recommend this book too highly.


Anthology of Piano Music: The Romantic Period Vol 3
Anthology of Piano Music: The Romantic Period Vol 3
by Denes Agay
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 30 July 2006
I am not going to rewrite the publisher's blurb - suffice to say this work is absolutely first class and a valuable addition to one's sheet music collection.

And a bargain too........


How to Boil an Egg: and 184 Other Simple Recipes for One (Right Way S.)
How to Boil an Egg: and 184 Other Simple Recipes for One (Right Way S.)
by Jan Arkless
Edition: Paperback

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, 29 July 2006
This is a fairly simple but extremely useful book and very much a worthwhile addition to your library.

There are lots of quick and easy recipes and they a lot more varied than you might think - because of that, there's pretty much something for just about every taste. It's just a pity there are no pictures, but even so, it is worth buying.

And at the price, it's a bargain - you can't really go wrong with this.


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