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LADIES WOMENS RETRO 60's 70's DISCO NEW VINTAGE BLUE STRETCH DENIM WIDE LEG BELLBOTTOM HIPPY FLARES
LADIES WOMENS RETRO 60's 70's DISCO NEW VINTAGE BLUE STRETCH DENIM WIDE LEG BELLBOTTOM HIPPY FLARES
Offered by Run & Fly
Price: £22.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely fabric and fit, but so long in the leg, 12 Oct. 2014
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Usually I'm between sizes 14 and 16, and ordered 14R which fits brilliantly in the waist, but is very, very long in the leg. Nice and easy-fitting in the upper leg, not too tight at all round the bum; but due to the width of the bell bottom and the thick fabric, turning-up the hem won't work, I'm just going to have to cut off a good 4"-5" and re-hem them. Even my grooviest platform boots aren't high enough to wear these gorgeous jeans without trailing in the mud or tripping on them! But once my sewing job's done, these are sure to be my favourite jeans, and I'd order them in other colours too.


Tuff-Luv Embrace Plus Material Portfolio Case Cover for Amazon Touch / Paperwhite Navajo
Tuff-Luv Embrace Plus Material Portfolio Case Cover for Amazon Touch / Paperwhite Navajo
Offered by Tuff-Luv
Price: £24.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality threads for your Paperwhite, 30 April 2014
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I'd been underwhelmed by all the other Kindle covers on Amazon: mostly plain coloured plastic or leather, uncomfortable and sweaty to hold, dull to look at, and some of dubious quality construction. Then I found this little beauty. It is remarkably tactile with its fabric cover and plum coloured suedey interior. The woven fabric is gloriously rich and colourful, more jewel-like than bright. And it has clearly been designed by someone who knew exactly what they were doing.

I love the sheer cleverness and elegance of the Tuff-Luv design: the elasticated hand-hold inside grips your fingers snugly allowing you to hold the Kindle without fatigue or tension in your hands, whilst the blue 'Moleskine'-style elastic strap does double duty holding your case open when you're using it, and keeping it safely closed when you're not. The elastic 'corners' that hold the Kindle in place are sturdy and not saggy in any way - they really do keep it glued in place. In fact, those elastic components that can be so fallible and cheap in other cases have been so cleverly thought through that I am left nodding in satisfaction at the careful design and quality construction that Tuff-Luv have put into this cover. They evidently agree, as you can register your case on their website for a lifetime guarantee.

When the case is closed, the Kindle automatically hibernates in screensaver mode, and then automatically wakes up when you open the cover. It is clever little things like this, and the discreet fold-out stand, that make me wish I could give it more than five stars. It's a smart and classy way of protecting and personalising your precious Kindle, with standout quality that makes it a cut above the rest. Well, well worth the money.


Rieker Womens Z8756 Boots Blue Blau (navy/jeans/multicolor 15) Size: 7
Rieker Womens Z8756 Boots Blue Blau (navy/jeans/multicolor 15) Size: 7
Offered by schnaeppcheninsel

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great colour and snuggly warm, 5 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Rieker Women's Z8756 Boots (Shoes)
These boots are a good fit, a tiny bit snug round the front of my wide flipper-feet, but I get the feeling they'll break in just fine. Love the blue colour and the woven tops, these will look great with thick tights and a skirt. The lining is fluffy sheeps' wool all the way through the foot and ankle, and the boots are a quick on-and-off thanks to the zip on the side. Just what I was after!


Bill Bruford: The Autobiography. Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More.
Bill Bruford: The Autobiography. Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and More.
by Mike Portnoy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest and real, 5 Feb. 2014
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Bought as a present for my prog-rock musician husband, he devoured this in a matter of days. He tells me that the tone is friendly and genuine, and that he could definitely relate to a lot of the stories Bill tells, even when he comes out of them looking a bit naive or foolish. For anyone that thinks that progressive rock musos are all capes, carpets and ego, Bill's down-to-earth telling of his experiences would be a refreshing re-education.


Birki Women's MARIA BZ   STITCH 361373 Clogs & Mules Grey EU 41
Birki Women's MARIA BZ STITCH 361373 Clogs & Mules Grey EU 41

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful shoes - but beware the over-sizing!, 5 Feb. 2014
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Beautifully made, and with a fun, quirky styling, I love the little flowers and hearts, and the tiny trousers (lederhosen) embroidered on the sides! These should have been perfect but for the size - Birkenstock seem to have their own brand of sizing where a 41 is not a UK 7, more like an 8 or 8.5. I know they are supposed to be roomy, but I looked like a little girl wearing my mum's shoes, and they fell off when I tried to walk in them!

You can look at Birkenstock's non-standard size conversion (I now learn!) at their website, [...] - compare with Clarks [...] or Dr Martens
[...]
It looks like I should have gone for a size 40 (which with my wide size 7 feet, I would never even consider doing, usually). The size 40 costs, however, £20 more than the 41, and since the size 'error' is not on the manufacturer's or distributor's fault but mine, I am now also down £6 on the return cost. Which makes me sad and grumpy.

I would definitely recommend these gorgeous, comfy-looking shoes, but would advise you consider finding some Birkenstocks offline in a shoe shop and try them on to find your correct European size before splashing out.


Burt's Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Creme
Burt's Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Creme
Price: £8.99

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Minty fresh and effective. Definitely a 5* product!, 28 Mar. 2013
Please be wary of the 2* review for this product: oh dear, a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing... Cetyl and cetearyl alcohol are in fact waxes isolated from plant and vegetable oils - they are called 'alcohol' because of their molecular construction, but are not the 'alcohols' of common parlance (which are usually methanol or ethanol). As these cetyl alcohols are waxes at room temperature, they do not produce "fumes" that "go up to your eyes"; I think the poor, ill-advised 2* reviewer is mistaking the effects of the menthol in the essential oils, that have been added to this product to give a tingly, clean feeling and a fresh minty smell.

The waxes mentioned actually help with moisturising the skin, and are far less allergenic than you'd think. From personal experience, I feel this cleanser works well at removing dirt and make-up, and the tingly sensation certainly helps with the impression of 'deep' cleaning. As it is nigh-on impossible (and inadvisable!) to use a product so harsh as to strip all "impurities" from the skin, this creamy cleanser comes pretty close to doing what it says on the packaging, giving a pleasant 'scrubbed clean' feeling. It's a pretty heavy non-foaming cream and the fragrance is quite stimulating, so I couldn't use it every day, but it's nice to smear all over the face and then wipe off with a damp flannel, then rinse. I do think you'd have to be wearing an awful lot of make-up to not be able to get it off by washing with this stuff!


The Modern Witch's Book of Symbols (Wicca)
The Modern Witch's Book of Symbols (Wicca)
by Sarah Lyddon Morrison
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled by the pretty cover..., 15 April 2003
A great disappointment. Apparently the author is 'a practising witch and best selling-author', but this book was either heavily edited before publishing, or unthinkingly compiled and shamefully under-illustrated when you consider it's alleged subject matter. This slapdash collection seems to have been written primarily for inquisitive Christians, as a large part of it focuses on what symbols, animals etc. mean to the Christian faith and how they relate to the Christian God. Even those passages that refer in some way to paganism are not by any means exhaustive, and the writing is disjointed and thoughtless, and in some cases, almost hysterically misses the point.
For example, the author takes a measly 6 lines in the explanation of the pentacle, but pads out the book with 6 pages about French symbolist poets, and entries on the 'Hosts of God', the 'Second Coming', 'Propaganda' and other such subjects that, although interesting in themselves, have, in this reviewer's opinion, very little to do with witches, modern or otherwise, or symbols. If that's your sort of thing, then you may be happy to kill an hour or two with the trivia in this book, but if you're actually looking for a modern witch's book of symbols, I'd advise you not to waste your money.
In short, it looks like another attempt to jump on the Wiccan Books Bandwagon, and does not deserve the price tag it comes with. You'd be much better off buying Patricia Telesco's 'Folkways' or Pauline Campanelli's 'Ancient Ways'.


Eve
Eve

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intelligent, chilling, beautiful..., 1 Dec. 2002
This review is from: Eve (Audio CD)
Released on the Cyclops label, better known for Progressive Rock releases (stablemates include Mostly Autumn, Grey Lady Down and Landmarq), Richard Wileman takes a big step in producing something so... not rock!
This beautiful, haunting album brings to life the 1886 novel 'The Future Eve' with its Frankenstein-esque tale of 'Professor X' and his creation of the perfect mate for his disturbed aristocratic friend.
The album has a sombre and mellow opening in 'An Ordinary Mortal', laden with strings and smooth, celestial, wordless vocals, and a beautiful, almost tidal feel. This whole aura escalates as the album progresses, through (my personal highlight) 'Andraiad', 'The Pale Ray' and 'Super Electrical', until it reaches the serene innocence of the title track, 'Eve', where the synthesis of woodwind, strings and vocals give it a certain self-confidence. The tone then darkens and intensifies during 'Sparks That Flash And Fall...', which gracefully combines soft, slightly sinister waltz with climactic outbursts on percussion. The album finishes with the contemplative but no less haunting 'Thoughts and Silences'. It isn't a nice cheerful tune to stop you having nightmares, to remind you that the world is a cheery place, and to 'excuse' the depth and tragedy of the previous tracks. It is an elegant ending to an intense and bewitching album.
Karda Estra have created a filmic opus that goes against so much of the somnambulance that passes for 'Modern Classical' music. 'Eve' is a dusky masterpiece that can be embraced by lovers of classical music and open minded, truly 'progressive' rockers alike.


Witchcraft - A Beginner's Guide
Witchcraft - A Beginner's Guide
by Teresa Moorey
Edition: Paperback

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent starting point for newcomers and loved ones, 1 Dec. 2002
Teresa Moorey has excelled herself with this informative and accessible Beginner's Guide. She sets out the basics of modern Witchcraft (particularly Wicca) in a simple, unpatronising and readable fashion that manages to both inform the reader of the basic tenets of the Craft, and dispel the fear and misunderstanding usually attached to the subject of Paganism and nature-worship.
I first came across this book when my partner, after our first discussion concerning my religion, decided to go out and buy himself a 'primer' to understand what it was all about. He came back with the 'Beginner's Guide', read it in two days, and felt relieved and enlightened on a subject he had previously known nothing about. Four years later, I'm still handing this book to friends, parents, colleagues... anyone who doesn't know much about modern witchcraft, but expresses a desire to find out more.
You can forget all those dire 'Be A Trendy 'Wicked' Witch In 7 Days'-style handbooks: you'll be wasting your money. I'd recommend this book to anyone starting out (and I mean for all the right reasons) on the Wiccan/ Pagan path, or those who have friends or relations that will benefit from having an intelligent publication to allay their fears and put their minds at rest. Don't buy any more trashy 'spellbooks'. Read, learn, and walk in peace. Brightest blessings.


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