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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Extended Edition [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2012] [Region Free]
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Extended Edition [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] [2012] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Martin Freeman
Price: 17.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Hobbit with extras, 13 Jan 2014
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There are many reviews of the film itself so I will boil down your purchasing choice as follows:
a. If you are a fan of the masterpiece of work created by Peter Jackson, then this is THE essential purchase.
b. However if you thought the full length cinema version was quite sufficient, then not for you.

I loved it and even my 7 and 9 year olds happily sat through it (in two sessions).


Little Helper FunPod Toddler Kitchen Safety Stand (Maple)
Little Helper FunPod Toddler Kitchen Safety Stand (Maple)
Price: 70.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Little Helper's little helper, 13 Jan 2014
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Perfect around the kitchen for my little helper. She can stand in the height adjustable box and help to her hearts content (reminder, it is not the products responsibility to move sharp or breakable objects out of reach!).

Slides round a tiled floor like it is in wheels.

Also great for peek-a-boo!


French Experience 1 Language Pack + CDs
French Experience 1 Language Pack + CDs
by Marie Therese Bougard
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Dated, but very good introduction to a language, 13 Jan 2014
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If you are looking for a beginners introduction to French, then the book is great. You really do need the CD's to go with it to make it usable though.

Topic areas covered are good and my evening class format was based around the book sections.

However, although the title declares "New Edition", it still speaks about Casette tapes in the introduction and has not been revised for some years, so although has concepts such as surfing the web, is poor on anything more specific.


XQ Max Poker Set 300 Piece Chip Game - Black/Silver/Red/White
XQ Max Poker Set 300 Piece Chip Game - Black/Silver/Red/White

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful, 13 Jan 2014
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The chips are nice, not professional quality, but not professional price either.
Downsides are very poor quality cards (one weekend with the family saw to them, had to replace) and no big/little blind chips.
Worth the money, but don't expect Casino Royale for the money


Wooden Reading Rest - Adjustable Cookbook Holder
Wooden Reading Rest - Adjustable Cookbook Holder
Offered by Gizoo - Gadgets & Gifts
Price: 19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice wooden reading rest that folds away flat, 13 Jan 2014
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It's not rocket science, but if you are looking for a wooden reading rest, then this ticks all of the boxes. Sturdy, well made, folds flat and most of all good looking.


Raspberry Pi Case Box Blue
Raspberry Pi Case Box Blue

4.0 out of 5 stars Make your Raspberry Pi an object of desire, 29 July 2013
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Lovely, sturdy Raspberry Pi box. Simple to assemble (about 3 minutes without having ever tried before) and solidly built.

If you would like to make your Raspberry Pi look good, then one of these cases is a must.


Old Greek Stories
Old Greek Stories
Price: 0.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Classic mythology, 29 July 2013
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This review is from: Old Greek Stories (Kindle Edition)
Everybody knows the stories, but do you remember the contents? What was the big deal with Pandora's box? Who was Jupiter's father? What were the Titans? All of the stories, for free, perfect.


BRUSHWOOD Toy Farm BT8600 Covered Collecting Yard scale 1:32
BRUSHWOOD Toy Farm BT8600 Covered Collecting Yard scale 1:32
Offered by jadlamracingmodels
Price: 82.46

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well built and sturdy wooden toy, 23 April 2013
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Let's be honest, Brushwood toys are not the cheapest, however they are of a different quality than other vendors of plastic buildings. The model is sturdy and well built and even supports my toddler trying to climb all over it!

If your children are into tractors and farmyards, then it is the best choice, bar none.

Would be a five star, but for the pressure to "complete" the kit by buying either the rotary or standard dairy unit that attaches too it!


Ski Region Simulator (PC DVD)
Ski Region Simulator (PC DVD)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: 6.97

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent simulator from Giants Software, 26 April 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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Product was purchased for my simulator mad 8 year old son, however, I like to sneak a quick go on it when I can.

If you are familiar with any of the other excellent Giants simulator products (Farming Simulator, Crane Simulator, etc.), then this is another outing for the graphics engine found in Farming Simulator 2011. I love the skiers flying by, but collision detection should be better if you slam one of your clients off the side of your piste basher!

As before, my son loves the mods (additional vehicles, maps, objects, etc.), that people create and I have to say there are some very talented people creating mods for the whole series of games. I like it because it subtly teaches him economics and work ethic, whilst he is still having fun.

If you like simulators and you like mountains, then get the software... enough said.


Wasters
Wasters
by Shane Ross
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.36

4.0 out of 5 stars Uncovers the darker side of Political, Banking, Civil Service and Businessmen, 26 April 2012
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This review is from: Wasters (Paperback)
I enjoyed reading the book, but it must be noted that as it was co-written by Shane Ross and Nick Webb, the former an insider and therefore also both has tainted hands and possibly a political agenda as to what he is willing to expose, at least has the honesty to expose issues that others in the "Political classes" would rather deny.

The book is well written, although it is designed to infuriate whilst informing, so may be regarded as a populist publication rather than a truly impartial analysis.

The book does a good job of exposing the massive waste and corruption that is seen as the norm within the self-proclaimed "upper echelons" of the political, banking, civil service and business worlds.

Being a self-confessed "grumpy old man" this book pushed the appropriate buttons of outrage, indignation and disgust whilst also providing information that was perceptive and informative.

I was tempted to give it a three-star review due to its populist nature, but am willing to accept that it makes no pretensions of being anything else but populist!


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