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Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Even better than my beloved old Kindle Keyboard., 2 Jan. 2014
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My old Kindle Keyboard was running out of battery power quicker and quicker so having got some money as a gift I thought it was a good time to buy a new one. I love my Kindle and would be a bit lost without one. My wife has one of the Kindles with no keyboard from before the Paperwhite came out and I am impressed with that. My Keyboard version had lasted three years and will probably go on working for a long time yet for someone if they want it and maybe put a new battery in it. They are amazing little things.

Anyway, the new Paperwhite is up and running and it is fantastic! I love it. The touch screen works incredibly well. I was slightly concerned that it would not be as responsive as physically pressing a button but I needn't have worried. The screen is split into three sections which are used for page turning and the main menu. These sections are big enough to not accidentally touch the wrong area and end up getting annoyed.

The menu section at the top of the screen is easy to use and changing the font size, spacing or style is easier than ever. The brightness setting seemed back to front at first stating that you should use a higher, brighter setting in bright rooms and a lower setting in dimly lit rooms. However, it is correct and it works extremely well. Having the screen glaringly bright in a darker setting just hurts your eyes and having it lower in a bright room makes the page look like old, dirty paper. The suggested settings work perfectly for me and there are plenty of levels to select from to get just the right setting for anyone.

The dictionary is great too. If you come across a word you're unsure of just touch it for a second or so and the dictionary definition window pops up on the screen. When you've finished with it just tap the screen anywhere outside of the window. Magic!

The home screen is different now. It can now show images of the book covers that you have. I personally prefer to have a list of categories / books and luckily you can change the settings to do this so that it looks just like the older Kindles.


LEGO Friends 41008: Heartlake City Pool
LEGO Friends 41008: Heartlake City Pool
Offered by brick-train-shop "price incl. VAT"
Price: £51.95

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Friends sets yet, 2 Jan. 2014
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This set is really good. My daughter has loved it. It is quite compact but has enough to keep kids playing for a while. It also looks really good. There are two Lego characters included and they can spend time swimming in the pool, relaxing in the spa, diving from the springy high diving board, playing basket ball, chilling on sun loungers, sitting having ice creams or drinks from the stall, and can even nip to the loo or have a shower.

It just looks bright and cheerful and should bring a smile to any Lego fan. this is one of the best Lego Friends sets yet.


LEGO Friends 41007: Heartlake Pet Salon
LEGO Friends 41007: Heartlake Pet Salon
Offered by The Edinburgh Toy Shop
Price: £39.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Cute Lego set., 2 Jan. 2014
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This is quite a small set but my daughter seems to enjoy playing with it. She has Lego animals from other sets which probably helps a lot. They all come to the Pet Salon to get pampered by having a bath and getting little ribbons put in their fur.

It has two characters and a puppy included. There are quite a few little things to play with such as a bath tub, sale stand, accessories, and a rotating table for the people to use brushes and hairdryers on the animals.

I just hope it doesn't encourage my little girl to start putting bows on our real dog!


LEGO Friends 3188: Heartlake Vet
LEGO Friends 3188: Heartlake Vet
Offered by Haddons Toy Shop
Price: £136.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute set for animal loving Lego fans, 2 Jan. 2014
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This is a nice little set for any little kid that loves Lego and animals. There are two sections to the finished model. One is like a stable and is pretty simple. The second section is where all the fun is though as there are all sorts of little animal care items for kids to use their imaginations with. The set also includes some little animals to play with, (puppy, hedgehog and horse).

The Lego Friends range just seems to get better and better.


LEGO Friends 41010: Olivia's Beach Buggy
LEGO Friends 41010: Olivia's Beach Buggy
Offered by Sandysmith Toys & Hobbies
Price: £12.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute little Lego set. Easy for kids to make., 2 Jan. 2014
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This is a very cute little buggy set for Lego Friends that goes especially well with all the water / beach related Lego friends sets. It was also easy enough for my daughter to build. She managed to follow the instructions extremely easily whereas she can struggle a just little with some of the larger sets.

An excellent set at a price that saved up pocket money can afford.


Rainbow Loom Make Your Own Bracelet Kit - Rubber Bands, Twist, Rainbow, Scoobies
Rainbow Loom Make Your Own Bracelet Kit - Rubber Bands, Twist, Rainbow, Scoobies
Offered by Blackburn Merchandise
Price: £2.99

17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great idea with plenty of designs to look for., 2 Jan. 2014
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Although this doesn't really look all that great it is possibly one of the best little jewellery making / craft sets that we have had. My daughter loves these type of activities but some end up being absolute rubbish. They are either too fiddly or the equipment doesn't work well enough, (if at all). This loom is brilliant though as there isn't really anything that can break or not work. It's very sturdy and the instructions for a simple bracelet are easy to follow. Further designs can be easily found on the internet and are easy to follow. A little adult supervision will be required to help younger children though.
The finished items look pretty and can be taken apart so you don't even run out of materials very quickly unlike most other craft sets. Extra rubber bands don't cost much either which is even better!


LEGO Friends 3315: Olivia's House
LEGO Friends 3315: Olivia's House
Offered by Marczko
Price: £92.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic set. Hours of fun., 2 Jan. 2014
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This Lego Friends House is extremely good. There are plenty of little things to let imaginations go wild and my little girl has loved playing with it. Three sections can also be swapped around too. The positions of the bathroom, bedroom and roof terrace can be swapped around to make different layouts. This means you can have two rooms at the bottom and two at the top, or one room at one side and three rooms stacked at the other. It just adds a little extra for the imagination to work with.

The finished set looks great and isn't that big that it gets in the way when not in use. The garden sections are separate too which makes it easier to store out of the way.

There is also a male character included which, although only being a minor thing, seems to make quite a difference to the little make believe scenarios that have been acted out by my daughter. Hopefully more sets will include male Friends in the future.


LEGO Friends 41015 Dolphin Cruiser
LEGO Friends 41015 Dolphin Cruiser
Offered by Funtoys
Price: £80.90

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Lego sets I've seen., 2 Jan. 2014
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This Lego set is quite possibly the best one my daughter has had so far... and she has quite a lot of Lego which includes a lot of the Lego Friends sets. The problem with a lot of sets is that you end up with loads of little bits that end up falling off, little accessories that get lost amongst other sets, or detachable sections that break when children try to detach them. The dolphin cruiser doesn't seem to suffer any of those problems. The top section lifts off incredibly easily and doesn't end up with bits missing, and the inside of the boat stores everything neatly. It looks great too.

As usual the finished model is not as big as it looks on the box and it is very expensive. But all Lego is expensive so that comes as no surprise. More importantly though, my little girl loves it and I'm sure that all other Lego Friends fans will too.


Children's MAGIC MOVERS Animated Slippers Come Alive When You Walk! 10 Designs (UK Large (2-5) EU (34-36), Poodle)
Children's MAGIC MOVERS Animated Slippers Come Alive When You Walk! 10 Designs (UK Large (2-5) EU (34-36), Poodle)
Offered by Buy a Bargain
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great, (but only at the reduced price), 31 Dec. 2013
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At just under a tenner these are great. My daughter loves showing them off to anyone she can. They pop-up ears work perfectly and they seem to be well made.
The original price of £24.99 is far too much though, so don't pay that much.


BOTTLE SAND ART(COLOUR BOX) [Toy]
BOTTLE SAND ART(COLOUR BOX) [Toy]
Offered by DWD UK
Price: £3.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fun until you run out of sand for the last bottle, 27 Dec. 2013
My 8 year old enjoyed creating her sand art patterns right up to the point when we ran out of sand halfway through the last bottle. It end up only half full even though we had only spilled a negligible amount on the table.

The finished result for the first three bottles looked good, (even if they only took 25 minutes in total), but the half done last bottle means that the enjoyment evaporates very quickly.

Very disappointing. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.


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