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Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin 70 cl
Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin 70 cl
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 July 2015
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Delicious gin - a tiny tinge of sweetness on the aftertaste adding to a balanced and smooth overall taste.


ESPRIT Men's GMT Dye PIMA C Shorts, Insignia Blue, XX-Large (Manufacturer Size:36)
ESPRIT Men's GMT Dye PIMA C Shorts, Insignia Blue, XX-Large (Manufacturer Size:36)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 July 2015
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Great shorts, lovely colour and superb fit.


Atomic Nomad LF Helmet Black black Size:L
Atomic Nomad LF Helmet Black black Size:L
Price: £86.84

5.0 out of 5 stars A well made, good value lid for skiers., 24 July 2015
This review is from: Atomic Nomad LF Helmet (Sports)
Good helmet - a decent fit for my large (61cm), oval shaped head. I had tried Smith Optics helmets previously, but found them to be too 'round' and cause pressure on my forehead. The impact dampening, memory foam liner bands are good at providing a snug, comfortable fit. The hard shell, while a little heavier than my last in-mould helmet, is robust and relatively low profile, and the dial in fit system works well. You can also vertically tune this mechanism to eliminate any goggle gap (works well with my Salomon X-Tend goggles). Vents are particularly good - smooth action and plenty of variation possible. Only minor gripe is that the chinstrap is a little shorter than I might expect, but long enough to fit comfortably on my long head.


Canon DCC-80 Soft Canvas Case For Powershot A510, A520, A530, A540, A550, A560, A570 IS, A700, A710 IS & A720 IS
Canon DCC-80 Soft Canvas Case For Powershot A510, A520, A530, A540, A550, A560, A570 IS, A700, A710 IS & A720 IS
Price: £20.32

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Case for Canon Powershot A570IS, 6 Jan. 2008
Ordered this item on a Friday lunchtime with some other bits and selected 'Super Saver Delivery'. Received it by 9am the next day! Amazing service from Amazon.

The product itself is a great fit for the A570IS, fitting the camera snugly as you would expect and therefore provided a good standard of protection. There is space on the inside of the lid for memory cards and enough room in the front pocket for AA batteries. What more could you want?

Compared this in a shop to a LowePro Apex alternative and found it a better fit and only a couple of quid more for the official item. Well worth the extra outlay.


The Vault Guide to the Case Interview
The Vault Guide to the Case Interview
by Mark Asher
Edition: Paperback

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great guide to case interviews for those wanting to break into consultancy, 2 Oct. 2006
I bought this guide having quickly looked into a few of the titles available. I couldn't find this one in the shops, but purchased it from Amazon and it was delivered with the usual efficiency.

After a few years working in 'industry', I felt that the time was right for a transition into consultancy, though I was dreading the prospect of answering such seemingly impossible questions as "How many bricks are there in the UK?".

Luckily, this book is a great little guide that provides useful and easily understandable frameworks for breaking down such market-sizing questions, as well as questions relating to alternative strategies, mergers and acquisitions, falling profits, competitive response and more. It also covers off the different interview formats you might encounter with different firms, such as telephone and presentation-style interviews. In addition, there are plenty of examples cases, which help you to gain a perspective on 'model' responses and how you can ask questions effectively to gain more information. Furthermore, there are practice cases for you to try with someone else so you can talk more fluently when you get to the real thing.

The frameworks themselves range from the basics of company reports through the 4Ps to calculation of Net Present Values, helping those starting out in consultancy, but perhaps lacking a few more complex approaches for MBA students. The only other slight drawback I can see is that the book is American in origin, so while it provides some insights into the preferred case interview styles of some of the large American strategy firms (e.g. McKinsey, Bain & Co., BCG), it doesn't shed any light on some of the more European or full-service consultancies, like OC&C, IBM or PA Consulting.

Therefore, while not exhaustive, I found this a massive help in preparing for my case interviews and having had success using its techniques, I would happily recommend it others who are hoping to make the transition into consultancy careers.


Swingers - Special Edition (2 disc Box Set) [DVD]
Swingers - Special Edition (2 disc Box Set) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Favreau
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £2.47

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate 'bloke flick', 13 Sept. 2005
I first saw this film with a group of my mates at Uni and it was almost the perfect audience for this film. There are many so-called 'chick flicks' that combine tales of relationship with humour and "that's me" moments (or so I'm told) - think Bridget Jones - but few of the same for guys.
Well, Swingers fills that void. Instead of being a story about a group of guys getting into slapstick scrapes and unfeasible situations with women, like Old School or Road Trip, it goes deeper and has a more sensitive edge - but with a wicked wit that ever prevents it becoming sentimental.

The comedy is subtle and clever, having some of that uncomfortably realistic and awkward quality that made "The Office" so unwatchably watchable. Favreau and Vaughn's breakthrough performances create rounded characters that are right on the 'money'. Doug Liman (of later Bourne Identity fame) makes superb use of the low budget set up and borrowed locations to bring to life an atmospheric, cool but unglamorous Los Angeles, that is by turns unpretentious and overblown.
The real genius here, though, is Favreau's script, which contains the kind of true-to-life, quickfire, vernacular-filled dialogue that a group of guys can evolve amongst themselves. It will be easily recognisable to any chaps watching and the emotions expressed through it, ranging from anxiety over how best to chat up a girl to wondering why she hasn't called, will also be all too familiar.
Buy it. Oh, and get used to the words 'Money' and 'Baby'!


Hinari Lifestyle MX731SSEG Easi-Tronic 0.7 Cu Ft Microwave Oven 800W with 1000W Grill Stainless Steel
Hinari Lifestyle MX731SSEG Easi-Tronic 0.7 Cu Ft Microwave Oven 800W with 1000W Grill Stainless Steel

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty but flawed, 5 Sept. 2005
I should start by explaining that I kept this microwave for all of one day for reasons that will become clear, so I haven't really had the chance to rate it's effectiveness in cooking.
Unfortunately, my Hinari MX731 arrived with a defective fan, which made a loud knocking noise from the very first use (as if catching on something internally). Amazon were their usual efficient selves in accepting it back for a refund, though. What this says for build quality, I don't know - I probably just got a defective unit.
The unit looks fantastic - neither large nor particularly small, the stainless steel all over finish looks more expensive than the price tag suggests, and the button fascia with dial adds some modern elegance (so I feel). The retro 'rod' handle isn't to everyone's taste, but I liked this too and it feels more solid than some more expensive models' equivalent. As others have commented, no stainless steel interior here, so avoid if you're specifically after one.
The weakest point of this microwave by far is the control panel, though. While the dial and buttons operation look great, they are not intuitive to use - selecting defrost etc. can take practice, as some have said. Much worse is that the microwave emits a loud, piercing 'beep' every time the digits on the display alter by one. So, if say you want to cook something for 15 mins., it beeps through each option, then beeps 15 times for every extra minute you turn the dial. So annoying! I don't think you can turn this off, but other users may be able to advise. I know most ovens beep, but at least with touch control, you can usually select increments of '10 mins'.
So, just a summary of first impressions and overall I would say that this is a good value unit, but one that puts aesthetics before practical usage.


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