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HealthAid Menovital - Soya Isoflavones, Sage, Dong Quai - 60 Vegetarian Tablets
HealthAid Menovital - Soya Isoflavones, Sage, Dong Quai - 60 Vegetarian Tablets
Price: £10.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, I believe they helped, 25 Aug. 2014
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I really do believe that any kind of health supplement tablets must be the hardest items to review, as everyone is different and improvement after taking tablets or supplements is so subjective.

All I can honestly say is that after faithfully taking a tablet morning and evening with food for a month, the hot flushes have improved and I have just been on a walking holiday and walked nearly 60 miles, without too many problems.

There is some good stuff in these tablets, the menopause is a strange phenomenon that even GP's seem vague about, so any way we women of a certain age can help ourselves is to be welcomed.


Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar for GCSE - Digital Tester and Handbook
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar for GCSE - Digital Tester and Handbook
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - and useful for all secondary school students, not just those doing GCSE, 22 Aug. 2014
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Marks can now be lost in all GCSE examinations if spelling and punctuation is poor, so the need to brush up on skills is more important now than it has been for many years - and this set is a perfect way for any secondary school student to do exactly that.

The package contains two items - a pocket-sized handbook containing basic grammar rules and commonly misspelt words (will fit any blazer pocket or pencil case!), and a self-testing CD allowing a students to check their understanding - perhaps when an error has been spotted, or if they are simply unsure.

Rather cleverly the test CD allows the user to practice each rule within the context of a particular subject, so you can have sentences or spellings that might come up specifically in history, science or even PE.

And when the student is not using the disc I am sure there is many a parent who would find it valuable as well!

An excellent resource for any student, from 11 to any age!


11+ Maths Study Book and Parents' Guide for the CEM Test
11+ Maths Study Book and Parents' Guide for the CEM Test
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.96

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and valuable for parents and children, 11+ or not., 22 Aug. 2014
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The small print highlights the major problem with these 11+ test and preparation books - there is no single 11+ test, even in those parts of the country where the test is used. Indeed school and authorities that do use an 11+ selection test will often go out of their way to make the tests uncoachable. There can therefore be no certainty at all that the test questions a child will have in their 11+ be the same as in these papers.

That said, this more or less covers what children will be covering in maths in Years 5 and especially Year 6. Beginning with a short diagnostic it would be a great way for an interested parent with no knowledge of current teaching methods to work with their child, especially if they show some promise in mathematics as some of the work will stretch even quite able 10-11 year olds.

Every test question has a detailed explanation of the answer, so no mathematics teaching knowledge is required, so this would also be useful for a parent trying to understand what their child is being taught. They might even take the tests themselves first, which might be illuminating!

A potentially useful tool to help a child and parent to work and learn together, 11+ or not.


11+ Practice Tests for the CEM Test - Pack 2
11+ Practice Tests for the CEM Test - Pack 2
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful preparation for 11+, and probably Year 7 CAT tests too, 22 Aug. 2014
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Useful preparation for 11+, and probably Year 7 CAT tests too

The small print highlights the major problem with these 11+ test and preparation books - there is no single 11+ test, even in those parts of the country where the test is used. Indeed school and authorities that do use an 11+ selection test will often go out of their way to make the tests uncoachable. There can therefore be no certainty at all that the tests a child is faced with will be the same as in these papers.

That said, all 11+ tests measure verbal reasoning, comprehension, mathematics and non-verbal reasoning and there are only a certain number of ways that children of this age can be tested in these skills. As someone who took the 11+ more years ago than I care to remember the questions look very familiar, especially the reasoning tests.

There can therefore be significant benefits from using these tests. The mathematics and comprehension sections will undoubtedly reinforce what is being taught in school, while the experience of the verbal and non-verbal reasoning tests will be especially valuable for a child who would otherwise never experience these rather unusual and unexpected types of question.

However what is especially good about these tests is that, not only is there an answer book, but every answer is clearly and carefully explained. This is perfect for a parent wishing to work with their child as it requires no teaching knowledge or understanding of the testing regime, and would even be valuable for a child working on their own.

As well as useful for the 11+ tests, the papers may also be useful for the CAT tests that many children take in secondary schools at the start of Year 7. Most CAT tests examine the same areas of knowledge and skills that the 11+ does, and often in a similar. Despite taking place roughly two terms later than the 11+, they will still be valuable, not least because the 11+ is aimed at identifying exceptional children whereas the CAT tests are aimed at all.


Linksys RE6500 Universal Dual Band AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender (4 x Gigabit Ethernet, AUX Music Streaming, WPS)
Linksys RE6500 Universal Dual Band AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender (4 x Gigabit Ethernet, AUX Music Streaming, WPS)
Price: £75.70

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed? Very!, 22 Aug. 2014
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I was slightly dreading setting this up. Fiddling with my Virgin Superhub is never a job I enjoy, and I guessed that I would be faced with a happy evening of rebooting, restarting, passwords, Ethernet cables and rewiring and relocating boxes.

I could not have been more wrong. The set-up was quite staggeringly (near unbelievably) easy, though a bit slower than expected at some stages - I thought it had stuck for a while after I had put in the network password, but after 3-4 minutes it came through eventually.

Once done all the devices in all parts of the house still worked - indeed now worked in places where they had only very reluctantly before.

Meanwhile the network speed is not noticeably reduced (which was another concern).

The only minor downside seems to be that devices seem to take just a little longer to connect (just a few seconds - and even then it is possible I am mistaken).

Impressed? Very! This ticks every possible box - simple to set up, and very effective. Impossible to fault.


Philips GC6611/30 SpeedCare Iron Steam Generator - 120g Steam Boost, 1.2L Water Tank, 2400W, Purple
Philips GC6611/30 SpeedCare Iron Steam Generator - 120g Steam Boost, 1.2L Water Tank, 2400W, Purple
Offered by Tribal UK
Price: £74.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's AMAZING!, 17 Aug. 2014
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POSITIVES
- Easy to set up: Just fill up the base with water, wait 2 mins for it to heat up, then go.
- Easy to use: Just chose your fabric on the dial, iron as normal while holding down the button on the handle to release the steam.
- It works REALLY well. So much more effective than a regular iron. It claims to be 2x more effective and I'd say that was definitely the case for me.
- It can be used as a vertical steamer too which is great for those awkward garments, and is still just as effective.
- The base containing the water doubles up as the resting stand to place the iron when not in use. It has rubber grips to stop it slipping off.
- The iron itself isn't too heavy.
- There's a self cleaning cycle which you're notified about by a light which comes on each time it's needed.

NEGATIVES
- It goes without saying there is a lot of steam which is obviously super hot and I had a couple of moments where I very nearly got burnt. It doesn't make me nervous to use it, or put me off at all, but it's just something to watch out for, especially with the vertical steaming.
- The iron & base is pretty big & bulky. It won't fit where I store my regular iron.

Definitely recommend!


Collection 2000 Hot Looks 5 Siren 8ml Nail Polish Varnish
Collection 2000 Hot Looks 5 Siren 8ml Nail Polish Varnish

5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty!, 17 Aug. 2014
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Like this so much I instantly ordered another one as I dont want to not have a spare..its small enough to pack and travel with as a top-up colour on the go. Its bright and eye catching - reminds me of bubble gum - but its the pretty side of tacky


Remington S9600 Silk Straightener
Remington S9600 Silk Straightener
Price: £78.36

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a convert, 17 Aug. 2014
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Pros:
There is a long power cable making it easy to use and move around with.
It is slim and sleek like a GHD straighter which I am used to using in the past.
Well covered plates make it easy to handle while curling without burning the hands! It heats quickly and even and it is possible to adjust the heat settings.

Cons:
Only thing that is making it a little less easy to use is the controls and power buttons being on the side and while using have found myself adjusting the heat temp or switching off accidentally.

All in all though very impressed with the Remington as have always stuck to GHD's in the past - this has converted me.

26 year old reviewer with medium length hair
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Philips YS527/17 Click and Style 2-in-1 Shave and Stubble
Philips YS527/17 Click and Style 2-in-1 Shave and Stubble
Price: £47.98

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent product, 7 Aug. 2014
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An excellent product. Compared to other electric shavers I have used in the past it is noticeably more comfortable and less irritating on my skin. Following the instructions and shaving in a circular motion is the best way to use it removing all hairs quickly. The instructions are easy to follow and helpful. I've had some trouble with other products that I had to use repeatedly on the same awkward sports particularly on the jawline but there was no trouble with this shaver.

Two different heads mean that shaving full beards or an everyday close shave is more efficient then products with a fixed head.

It does come with a double headed plug though so you will need to get an adapter if you live in the UK.

Review by 19 year old


A Thousand Times Good Night [DVD]
A Thousand Times Good Night [DVD]
Dvd ~ Juliette Binoche
Price: £5.90

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unconvincing, 2 Aug. 2014
Contains spoiler both of the film and of Game of Thrones

I love Juliet Binoche as an actress, she shone in "Three Colours: Blue" and "The English Patient". I’ve also admired her greatly on stage. But this did not show her at her best, playing Rebecca, a “war-zone” photographer who I found unconvincing, shoving her camera into the face of the dying and traumatised, and I mean literally shoving. Rebecca has a husband and two daughters - the youngest of which she appeared far too old to have – living in an idyllic house in Ireland. I kept thinking “they must have a cleaner and a cook" because Rebecca clearly does nothing except gaze intently around her. Rebecca’s compulsion to return to war zones was unconvincing, as was her gooey, false relationship with her too-good-to-be-true daughters and husband (Jamie Lannister with arm grown back, for Game of Thrones fans). The climax was, that word again, unconvincing, when Rebecca and her daughter (excellent performance from Lauryn Canny) are both in danger. The final unconvincing moment comes when Jamie Lannister finds evidence of that moment and it leads to a crisis in their marriage. Had the film kept up the momentum and tension of the promising first twenty minutes it would have been excellent.


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