Profile for Ms. C. M. Hough > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Ms. C. M. Hough
Top Reviewer Ranking: 16,765
Helpful Votes: 277

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Ms. C. M. Hough "ziggy1234" (United Kingdom)
(REAL NAME)   

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
pixel
The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss
The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss
by Mary J. Shomon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.78

85 of 91 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Really Disappointing, 17 Jun. 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I know what its like to be a hypothyroid sufferer and I also appreciate what its like when your GP sends you away and tells you that you are beginning early menopause and I can understand how, out of desperation you will log on to amazon searching for information. Having read this book from front to back, I am of a very strong opinion that people who are not qualified doctors should refrain from writing books which are complete and utter drivvel. I had a full thyroid removal and have suffered from hypothyroid difficulties which is when I bought this book. Unfortunately the author recommends a ton of vitamens and health supplements to improve your thyroids performance, if you dont have a thyroid to improve then this book is not for you. She mentioned a ton of symptoms which I myself suffer with but not really what to do about them. She discusses the fact that, in general, GPs do not spot and act on your hypothyroid issues, she also talks about taking your tablets in the morning way before food and which foods to avoid in the morning etc. In brief, her dietry advice is cut out caffeine, sugar and fat and increase your excercise. The one piece of good advice she gave is to compose a list of all your symptoms so you can confront your doctor with all your symptoms in one go.

IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR THYROID DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!! ASK YOUR GP TO REFER YOU TO AN ENDOCRINOLOGIST!!! these people are the real experts in hormonal problems and metabolic issues. I saw Professor Clayton who told me to take my tablets on an empty stomach in the evening, instead of the morning and my problems have improved 10 fold already.
Comment Comments (10) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 18, 2014 1:01 PM BST


The Hairy Toe
The Hairy Toe
by Daniel Postgate
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Verrrry Scaaaary Story for Toddlers, 28 April 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Hairy Toe (Paperback)
Finding scary stories suitable for a toddler is very difficult. Well look no further this book is perfect. The story is about a hairy monster who's missing his hairy toe which the old lady has, so he goes to her house saying "Where's my hairy Toe!!!, "Who's got my hairy toe"!! He creeps up the stairs and into her bedroom and the old lady scrooches under the covers. Its brilliantly illustrated and written in such a way that you can read it with great gusto. My daughter chases me around the house saying "wher's my hairy toe" If you like this book try 'Class Two at the Zoo' another scary story for toddlers (although not as scary as this one).


The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: or the Murder at Road Hill House
by Kate Summerscale
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.74

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too much Waffle.. but its not all bad news...., 9 April 2009
This book is entitled the suspicions of mr whicher or the murder at Road Hill house and my main gripe is this that only 60% of the book is about this subject matter.

There was alot of historical information contained in this book and some of it very interesting. Big Ben was still being built at the time of this murder, Charles Dickens was writing alot about this highly publicised murder and in fact based one of his own books on it. But two pages on the origins of the word "clue" and other mindless boring information just drove me mad and I found myself yelling at the book "Get on with the story". Sometimes you would go pages and pages without the actual story being mentioned.

I loved the information about the recent formation of scotland yard and of the detective and how they were not always taken seriously because of their class and the snobs of the time accused them of meddling in things above their station, and how around this time Arthur Conan Doyle introduced Sherlock the Posh Detective.

I think this book had all chances of being a brilliant book, and I think it could have been if it was thinned out a bit to take out the boring bits.

It was not all bad news. Its well written and researched and you do feel what it was like to live in the times which is why i give this book 3 out of 5.


The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems (By Teaching You How to Ask the Right Questions): Sleeping, feeding and behaviour - beyond the basics through infancy and toddlerdom
The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems (By Teaching You How to Ask the Right Questions): Sleeping, feeding and behaviour - beyond the basics through infancy and toddlerdom
by Melinda Blau
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.74

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant guide to understanding your baby, 7 April 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Having seen many tv programmes like Supper Nanny etc, it became clear that even loving parents can create a little monster or experience nightmare toddlers simply because you had no routines, discipline, rules etc. So when in 2005 I got pregnant I bought this book and I'm glad I did. I read it once while pregnant and then again when she was born and I can tell you now my daughter slept through 7 till 7 from day one and to this day still sleeps through the night. Some people might say "oh thats common sense" which it is but you still never appreciate what a difference having all the facts up front can make. For instance did you know if you rock your baby before he goes to sleep or allow him to fall asleep on your chest everyday then eventually your baby will think this is how he must sleep and you will never be able to put him in his cot awake because he will always need rocking. This is what Tracy Hogg calls Accidental Parenting. A problem that you as a loving parent have created. I would recommend this to any parent.


Fifi and the Flowertots - Deluxe Forget Me Not Cottage
Fifi and the Flowertots - Deluxe Forget Me Not Cottage

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brlliant Toy.... Great Value for Money, 23 Mar. 2009
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
My daughter had the fifi cottage for Christmas and it has been her favourite toy. A day never goes by where she doesnt have this cottage out. Its got loads of characters and lovely features like the flowers wiggle when you water them, the cakes rise when they go in the oven, there is an indent in fifi's bed so she slots in and the cover goes up to her shoulders. Fifi has an apron for baking and can hold a watering can and wheel barrow. Its the small details that make this toy so enchanting. There are curtains on a curtain rail, all the windows and doors open. The flowers in the plant pot come out an turn into a ring. Its also a favourite toy for all skyes playmates. My daughter puts fifi in bed and get violet or primrose to read her a goodnight story. Its not very often that you say a toy is value for money because all too often you have to buy a shell and then buy all the toys to fill it. I would also recommend Fifi - Magical Flowertot Garden which is also a brilliant toy which includes all the houses of all the carrots including vehicles etc.


Maurice the Hippo
Maurice the Hippo
by Claire Bos
Edition: Board book
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A marvelous vibrant board book with lovely silly rhymes, 23 Mar. 2009
This review is from: Maurice the Hippo (Board book)
Each page is a different colour and the colours are the most vibrant you will ever see in a childrens book. It wont fail to attract the eye of a new born and when they are older the silliness of the rhymes and words will have them giggling in no time. Sentences like "Maurice tries a wiggly wig - prickly, tickle, thingumajig". "Smiley piggy potamus, what else has he gotamus"? Can't recommend it highly enough.


Duck in the Truck
Duck in the Truck
by Jez Alborough
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A must for the book shelf of any Toddler, 16 Mar. 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Duck in the Truck (Paperback)
I bought Duck in the truck when my daughter was just one years old and she instantly fell in love with the silliness of the story and it has been great to watch her develop and enjoy different sections of this book at different age stages. Firstly the pictures are delightful and the rhyming is brilliant. When she was two she loved the idea of the "muck all yucky and brown" the she loved the sheep in the jeep shouting "get out of the way!!, with a beep. They say that rhyming stories help toddlers develop their speach and this book is testiment to that theory. My daughter puts her Fifi toy in bed and reads duck in the truck to her, and she virtually knows it word for word. Get this book you wont be disapointed.


Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom
by Julia Donaldson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely Rhyming Story, 16 Mar. 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Room on the Broom (Paperback)
I dont know how Julia Donaldson does it she has a rare skill of making rhyming stories, interesting, funny and easy to learn. My daughter is now 2 and half and can look at the pictures and read the story. I bought it when she was 18 months old and whilst I loved it she didnt seem to enjoy it as much. Now she is really into monsters and anything scarey so she loves the dragon section. Even whilst playing with her dollies she is speaking in her scariest voice "I am a dragon as mean as can be and Im planning to have witch and chips for tea". As ever there are lovely reapeatable areas which make it easier for my daughter to join in the story and finish the sentences for me. Simply delightful and probably one of her best.


The Boy on the Bus: A Sing-Along Storybook
The Boy on the Bus: A Sing-Along Storybook
by Penny Dale
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A smashing read, 16 Mar. 2009
My daughter is just 2 and a half and she loves this book and never gets tired of reading it.

Its based on the"wheels on the bus" song / rhyme except there is a boy driving the bus and the song is about the passengers on the bus who are ducks, pigs, sheep, horses, cows etc. There are lovely parts repeating on each page such as "ding ding off we go!!" and "who wants a ride on the bus?" And "all aboard, ready... steady... go!!" And not forgeting the animals like the ducks on the bus go "quack, quack, quack" etc.

If your daughter loves reading and singing and farm animals then she will simply adore this book. Five stars cant praise it more!!

Tip get the large paperback the pictures are so colourful.


BT Freestyle 2200 DECT cordless Telephone
BT Freestyle 2200 DECT cordless Telephone

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for, 26 Nov. 2008
Pros.... What I like is the redial function and the fact that it clips to your belt when you are running about the house and of course the paging function when you have mislaid the hand set.

Cons.... The volume on the base station is ear piercingly high and cannot be changed. In comparison the the volume on the handset is very low. Consequently if the phone rings and the handset is not in the station, you will NOT find the handset. If you have any babies in the house this phone is definately not for you. If you are hard of hearing though this is the phone for you. One more thing... the Battery life is annoyingly very low.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6