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A Hedonist's Guide to Lisbon (Hg2: A Hedonist's Guide to...)
A Hedonist's Guide to Lisbon (Hg2: A Hedonist's Guide to...)
by Sarah Marshall
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real taste of Lisbon, 24 Oct 2008
This is a fantastically useful guide book. For those who are bored of doing the typical tourist thing, this is perfect. The book describes the main districts of Lisbon and provides you with an easy way to get the most out of your stay in the city. Thanks to this book I crammed loads of fun things into my 4-day/3-night trip, including viewing art by the metro, eating dinner in a circus school restaurant, barhopping with the locals in Bairro Alto, finding the best spots for beautiful views over the city (the elevator and St George castle), relaxing on the beach at Cascais, watching some Fado music in Alfama, enjoying locally produced liquer and clubbing til the early hours. The book is really handy as it gives personal opinions, addresses & contact details and descriptions about the atmosphere, events, service & cost of all the places reviewed. The only criticism I have is that some of the photos do not fully show the true sense of awe and beauty you will get from being there in person - Lisbon is a must for any traveller and I am going back for more next summer!


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4.0 out of 5 stars Fly with me pumps, 23 July 2008
The design of these pumps is based on traditional tabi socks and shoes from Japan. They are really unique and fun-looking. I love the ribbon ties as they contrast with the dramatic shape and add a touch of elegance. I'm surprised they are actually very comfy and feel like wearing a pair of flip-flops without the annoyance of being loose or making that flip-flop sound! I know shoe sizing varies drastically from supplier to supplier, and I ordered one size down from what I usually wear as I find that IC tend to come up a little bigger on me. They fit well lengthwise but I have narrow feet and they are a bit gappy at the side edges. Not too much of a problem and means that I can wear tabi socks with them as there is that little bit of extra room. Irregular Choice are a fantastic brand, everything is such high quality from the non-slip rubber sole, to the stitching detail on the leather, to the fabulous packaging the shoes arrive in.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Sugar, 15 July 2008
I already own a similar pair of Sugar boots and have worn them loads over the past 6-7 months. The inside back of the boots are starting to wear away from heavy useage so I replaced them with these ones in the 'deer park' design. The prints are so cute and I love the different designs that are available, there's loads of choice. The canvas material they're made from is a bit stiff to begin with but after a little wearing in it feels like you're walking around in (big!) slippers. They hold up to wet weather very well and any muddy marks can be cleaned off with some soapy water.


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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delicate and charming fragrance, 24 Jun 2008
This is a delicious perfume- light, natural, and very sweet with yummy apple scents. Makes you feel innocent again! Great for wearing during the day as it's not too overpowering.


Lost: The Video Game (Xbox 360)
Lost: The Video Game (Xbox 360)
Offered by 6 Hungry Weasels
Price: 9.53

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lost: The Plot, 18 Jun 2008
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
Whoever decided this game was good enough for release is nuts. As a fan of video games and the Lost series, I was severely disappointed. The TV show builds suspense, develops the characters well and has re-play value. The game has none of this. The puzzles are way too simple, the character interaction is painfully dull, and the photography sub-scenes are just weird. Also, the plots from all the different seasons (1, 2 and 3 so far) seem to overlap in the game which is confusing and makes it all seem rushed. If you are a Gamerscore fanatic then rent this one and watch the points roll in, it seems that every time you finish a level or reach a checkpoint they just throw you some gamerpoints. There is no challenge to this game and it would be much more worthwhile to just sit down and watch the series.


Killer Stitch (Knitting Mysteries)
Killer Stitch (Knitting Mysteries)
by Maggie Sefton
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.70

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Killer Stitch, 12 Jun 2008
This is the fourth in the series by Maggie Sefton. There are even more characters introduced into the story and it becomes a little complicated to follow everyone's side-plots and background. But the mystery is interesting and Kelly is likeable as ever. Things are finally starting to go right in Kelly's life and it's nice to see how she is adjusting to the move and what lies in store for her now she's settled. Not a deep or challenging book, but a nice read with sweet characters and fun dialogue.
The book also includes a pattern for a cable knit scarf and a mint chocolate fudge recipe.


A Deadly Yarn with Other and Pattern(s) (Knitting Mysteries)
A Deadly Yarn with Other and Pattern(s) (Knitting Mysteries)
by Maggie Sefton
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 5.03

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Deadly Yarn, 30 May 2008
This is the third knitting murder mystery that Kelly has found herself mixed up in. The crime seems a bit darker than in the previous books, but a lot of the story is centered around the many events happening in Kelly's life, and we get to see how her relationships and career are developing. There's also some interesting references to the art world - especially 'wearable art' - which captured my imagination and will be fascinating to other creative fibre-loving types out there. As usual there is a free knitting pattern, this time for a triangular shawl, and there's a few chilli recipes as well.


Amira's Bellydance 101 [DVD] [2011] [NTSC]
Amira's Bellydance 101 [DVD] [2011] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Amira
Price: 9.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect introduction, 30 May 2008
This DVD really is a wonderful way to learn the skills and abilities required for the beautiful art of bellydance. Amira is so vibrant and full of passion for the dance that it really motivates you and makes you eager to learn and build up your talent. The setup is simple and easy to follow. The movements are broken down step-by-step so you can see exactly how they work and this style of instruction is great for helping you to understand and reproduce the moves. The sections covered flow in an intuitive way and you'll be able to make progress even from the first try. The feel of this DVD is very inspiring and is very much about having fun and being happy & healthy. This DVD will have you bursting with positive energy and once you get your confidence up after a little practice you will never look back.


Knit One, Kill Two (Knitting Mysteries)
Knit One, Kill Two (Knitting Mysteries)
by Maggie Sefton
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.75

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Knit One, Kill Two, 20 May 2008
I've read and enjoyed other knitting stories, but this one really grabbed my interest. It's a clever little plot and I honestly didn't figure out the killer until it was revealed at the end. The ending is very swift and leaves it open for the author to continue the series so you'll have to read the other books to see where Kelly ends up. I thought the style of writing and emotions displayed by the characters was more developed than some of the other knitting mystery books I've read, and I like the bold personalities that the author has created for her characters. In my opinion it's a good book, and I hope the rest of the series is as fun to read.

The book also includes knitting patterns for a chunky scarf and a shell top, and there is a recipe for the cinamon buns - all are refered to through the book so if you're inspired to get creating the information is all there for you!


Died in the Wool: A Knitting Mystery (Knitting Mysteries)
Died in the Wool: A Knitting Mystery (Knitting Mysteries)
by Mary Kruger
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.94

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Died in the wool, 8 April 2008
This is a fun and interesting mystery about a knitting-related murder. We get to know the main character Ari and her close friends, but there's not much character development going on. The story mainly focuses on the dialogue between charcters and keeping the action moving. It's a good pageturner, and there is a new revelation at the end of each chapter which keeps the pace of the story going and makes you want to carry on reading. A quick and easy read, good for anyone with a love of crafts and knitting. There are also 3 free knitting patterns at the end of the book, suitable for knitters of any skill level.


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