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Slamm Pro Scooter Bar Grips - Orange
Slamm Pro Scooter Bar Grips - Orange
Offered by Kates Skates
Price: £3.98

1.0 out of 5 stars not for 'micro' brand scooters, 26 Jan. 2015
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It's not the manufacturers fault of course but just a warning to anyone like me that these do not fit my child's 'micro' brand scooter as I thought they might. They are longer so could be cut to size possibly but we won't be trying.


Angel in the Waters
Angel in the Waters
by Regina Doman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.95

5.0 out of 5 stars life before birth, 14 Jan. 2015
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Beautiful book. Perfect present for anyone who is pregnant too.


Button Waist Extenders Pack of 4 Different Colours- Jeans Skirts Trousers To Tight Or Even Loose Fix it
Button Waist Extenders Pack of 4 Different Colours- Jeans Skirts Trousers To Tight Or Even Loose Fix it
Offered by easy_trader
Price: £4.87

1.0 out of 5 stars change of use, 6 Jan. 2015
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I like these for use around the house but not appropriate for trouser buttons as they poke into my tummy on the inside so not comfortable.


The Fourth King
The Fourth King
by Ted Sieger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.63

5.0 out of 5 stars The Fourth King or possibly Wise Man, 30 Dec. 2014
This review is from: The Fourth King (Paperback)
I am sure if this was called 'The Fourth Wise Man' it would get more interest. Very very sweet Christmas book.


The Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey [DVD]
The Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Berenger
Offered by SOLVITA
Price: £3.29

5.0 out of 5 stars wow, 20 Dec. 2014
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I am not easily touched by 'sentimental' type films but this had a deeper resonance that got me.


Before The Rains [DVD] [2008]
Before The Rains [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Linus Roache
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars TK, 18 Dec. 2014
very moving. beautifully shot. TK actor amazang


Pay It Forward [DVD] [2000]
Pay It Forward [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Kevin Spacey
Price: £6.94

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1.0 out of 5 stars dark philosophy?, 17 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Pay It Forward [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
***SPOILERS***

Be warned if you are watching this with a 12 year old (or pretty much anyone else) as opening scenes are in a pole dancing club.

I was so looking forward to it. The 'Pay it Forward' idea is such a great one for a film...but this film takes it in a very odd directions.

I would certainly not want encourage any child to invite a stranger into the home without the company of a trusted adult. The other good deed which is that the boy tries to matchmake his Mum with his Teacher. I cannot imagine any child squirming at anything like that possibility never mind trying to bring it about. Eventually Mum and Teacher do have sex (although the film suggests the boy thinks they have had a sleepover). Another rather disturbing moment is when the boy feels his mother should dress provocatively as 'She owes him' (ie the teacher) Euuuuugh!

Mum and boy live in a beautiful home despite mum having to hold down two poorly paid jobs and absent father being an alcoholic.

Moreover Mum and Teacher have the most unlikely chemistry. Mum is portrayed as detesting her job at the pole dancing club however prefers to dress provocatively at all other times too. The teacher fluctuates from someone who has possible aspergers to one who has deep emotional insight.

The ending is twisted. Did the makers want to communicate that good people end up dead? For a film with a message it's a bizarre thing. Stay clear but if you are stil intrigued do watch it through yourself before deciding to share viewing with others.


KJB-The Book That Changed The World [DVD]
KJB-The Book That Changed The World [DVD]
Dvd ~ Norman Stone
Offered by re-vived
Price: £5.99

1.0 out of 5 stars mis-titled and lacks balance, 17 Dec. 2014
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There are points here regarding King James and the history of England at the time however I feel the DVD is mis-titled.

It focuses hugely on KIng James. I would have loved to have known more about why it is considered such a fantastic translation. What where the less accurate/powerful translations like in comparison? Only one example is given

Moreover the narrator's description of the Gunpowder Plot is exremely unbalanced. Fawkes is presented as a mercenary with a strongly Doncaster/Yorkshire accent. But it may be hewas a passionate man of faith as well as of arms. And that he was Spanish:'Guido'. I found Channel 4s recent programme Gunpowder Treason and Plot to be far more nuanced on this topic. This KJB dvd fails to detail how Catholics were being penalised,persecuted and driven to contemplate such actions to attain their freedom. I believe I recall at one point in the channel 4 documentary it recounts how King James promises to meet them to sympathetically address their concerns but does not turn up and they are slaughtered instead.

I am not a historian so this anomoly makes me question what else in this documentary is unbalanced.


God Made the World
God Made the World
by Jo Bicknell
Edition: Board book

1.0 out of 5 stars incorrect, 16 Dec. 2014
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I like this series God Made Me and God Made Animals- but not this one. The text suggests God made the us to look after the world. Christian teaching states the opposite. God made the world for us to thrive and enjoy lLife. Of course we should be good stewards for future generations and for creation itself too.


Paul The Emissary [DVD] [Region 0] [1998] [NTSC]
Paul The Emissary [DVD] [Region 0] [1998] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Garry Cooper
Offered by re-vived
Price: £8.99

2.0 out of 5 stars bland, 16 Dec. 2014
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I found this bland. I suggest you go for Peter and Paul film with Anthony Hopkins instead. Dated but detailed and impressive. Much potential here for an updated film of these amazing happenings. Any suggestions welcome.


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