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The Wolf Princess
The Wolf Princess
by Cathryn Constable
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.03

5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read for advanced 8 year old, 17 April 2014
This review is from: The Wolf Princess (Paperback)
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My youngest daughter loves reading, and she has really enjoyed reading this book. There are not many pictures, but my daughter reports that the characters are well defined and easy to visualise, and that helps her sink into the story; feeling like she is actually there. The scenery is described incredibly well and the storyline is clear and captivating. The wording is clear for children at free reader level.

My daughter's favourite character is Sophie, because she is intelligent, adventurous and brave; a perfect role model for a young reader.


Casson Family: Caddy's World
Casson Family: Caddy's World
by Hilary Mckay
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for young free readers, 17 April 2014
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I struggle to get books long enough and interesting enough for my daughters who have been made free readers at school because they have progressed much quicker than most of their class. Caddy's world has been enjoyed by both of my daughters (8 & 9), and lasted long enough for them to enjoy the story and get to know and love the characters. We will be looking at getting more of the Casson Family books.


Veet Warm Wax Microwavable Jar - Essential Oils - 250 ml
Veet Warm Wax Microwavable Jar - Essential Oils - 250 ml
Price: 5.23

4.0 out of 5 stars Used once but performed well, 17 April 2014
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I cannot comment on how the product stands up to multiple uses (repeated heating) because I only used it once. But in that one use, heated in the microwave, the wax performed well. The great thing about it is the ease at which residue is washed off with plain water, and it has a nice delicate fragrance.

It comes with a small supply of strips, but it doesn't seem enough for the whole jar, so if you are likely to get through a whole jar, I would advise you to have some more strips.

Full, clear, detailed instructions enclosed, and an important note about the method of heating, if heating in a microwave, always heat in the microwave, if on the stove, always on the stove. Apparently mixing the methods of heating is bad for the wax.


Tacwise 53 Staple Selection Pack (6mm, 8mm & 10mm / 2000 of each)
Tacwise 53 Staple Selection Pack (6mm, 8mm & 10mm / 2000 of each)
Price: 6.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Great selection pack for mixed uses, 17 April 2014
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Firstly, it is good to be able to get a mixed pack like this because it means we always have some of each size to suit the occasional odd job. The stapes were of excellent quality, used with a Tacwise 53 staple gun, and produced excellent results, saved time and required minimal effort.


Country Kids Girl's Sheer Tights, (Manufacturer Size:9-11 Years), (Black)
Country Kids Girl's Sheer Tights, (Manufacturer Size:9-11 Years), (Black)
Price: 4.50

1.0 out of 5 stars Not hard wearing enough for a child, 17 April 2014
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My daughter wore these for school for one day, at home time they were full of ladders. She's not a boisterous child, very sensible, and didn't take part in any physical activities in them. She has other sheer tights that have lasted much better.


Rosewood Combo Comb and Moult Stoppa, Small
Rosewood Combo Comb and Moult Stoppa, Small
Price: 15.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Pet friendly, 17 April 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
My dogs don't like being brushed much, but they tolerate this brush better than their others. The wide toothed end is great because it moves with the contours of the dogs body to prevent pressing too hard. The smaller end is excellent for removing matted hair without causing discomfort, one of my dogs has longer hair and needs this. There is a fine blade between the teeth so that once the tangled hair comes in contact, it breaks away the knotted section easily and painlessly. There is also a little plastic cover to protect the blade end, so it can be stored away safely. The neck is adjustable and he handle is comfortable to hold. Overall, very pleased with the brush.


Ultrasport Men's Functional Quilted Bodywarmer Phil with Ultraflow 3.000 - Black, XX-Large
Ultrasport Men's Functional Quilted Bodywarmer Phil with Ultraflow 3.000 - Black, XX-Large
Price: 129.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Extra Body Warmth, 31 Mar 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The body warmer is made to a very high quality, well finished and is very functional. My favourite feature is the internal iPod pocket, complete with a neat cable hole, keeping all cables tucked away neatly and safely. The level of warmth compared to padding is very good, though it is difficult to decide what to wear under for arm warmth, because anything too bulky will make the whole thing much too warm, and anything thin enough to prevent overheating leaves your arms out in the cold slightly! Still, compared to other similar products that have the same arm problem, this particular product scores very highly for quality, fabric durability and insulation.


Tacwise Z1-53T Staple Tacker - See Through Green
Tacwise Z1-53T Staple Tacker - See Through Green
Price: 11.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for notice boards, 20 Mar 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Having just installed notice boards in my daughter's bedrooms for their artwork, this has been great for easily attaching items without the need for evil drawing pins! The tacker was very easy to use, comfortable to hold and did the job with minimal effort. I have also used it to attach netting to wooden frames on our allotment, and found it to be a quick and effective solution compared to using ties and string. I consider this good for lightweight DIY jobs, unlike the heavy duty Tacwise staple gun which is much more powerful.


Ready Brek Golden Syrup 500 g (Pack of 6)
Ready Brek Golden Syrup 500 g (Pack of 6)
Price: 12.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value and very tasty, 20 Mar 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This large pack works out excellent value compared to the sachets I normally buy. It is very easy to measure out and prepare in the microwave, and thoroughly enjoyed by my daughters on chilly mornings before school. We will continue to purchase this because it has been enjoyed by all the family, more so than the original variety.


Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Conception Indicator - Single-Pack
Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Conception Indicator - Single-Pack
Price: 7.29

5.0 out of 5 stars An accurate negative on this occasion, 20 Mar 2014
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I can't comment on how accurate the test is for positives, but for me it was accurately negative this time. It was very easy to use and the display was very easy to read. When I use this sort of test again, I would opt for the 'collect and dip' method straight away because the first time I tried to use it I completely missed using the 'sprinkle over' method!!

The pack itself is not really frustration free because the shrink wrap was quite difficult to open, but the inner packaging was easy enough to open by hand.


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