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30 Multi Coloured LED Dragonfly Solar Garden Fairy Lights by Lights4fun
30 Multi Coloured LED Dragonfly Solar Garden Fairy Lights by Lights4fun
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 14 Jun 2014
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Arrived promptly, easy to set up, look lovely draped in branches of tree, lights are bright and had enough charge to work on first evening


The Goodies ...At Last - Back For More, Again [DVD]
The Goodies ...At Last - Back For More, Again [DVD]
Dvd ~ Graeme Garden
Price: 7.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More!, 9 Jun 2014
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The only complaint I have is that I want more ... these are great and I watched them in two sittings, but c'mon BBC, release the rest!


The Robin Hood Collection [DVD] [2009]
The Robin Hood Collection [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Richard Greene
Price: 8.00

5.0 out of 5 stars fun, 9 Jun 2014
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Arrived promptly. Retro fun from back in the days when scripts were terrible, acting was OTT and men wore hose not tights. A wonderful way of spending a wet weekend :-)


A Pleasure and a Calling
A Pleasure and a Calling
by Phil Hogan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite (creepily) delicious, 3 May 2014
This is one of those stories which takes its time – not in the sense of dragging its heels, but more like a good meal which insists that you properly savour each course. And as the tale unwinds, it is a meal of many courses with a little more of the plot and back story being revealed each time …
At the beginning of the book we share estate agent William Heming’s sense of righteous indignation at the minor injustices he observes taking place around him. We even enjoy the justice he metes out to those deserving of it – even the somewhat excessive punishment received by one person, which is both ingenious and comic. But gradually William is revealed as being a rather different character than that implied at the onset. His sense of justice turns out to be somewhat skewed: he appears to morally amoral – or should that be afflicted by amoral morals? As matters progress and we discover more about William, we grow less comfortable and begin to perceive that he is less on the side of the angels than he thinks he is: nevertheless when he picks up that golf club it still succeeds in being a shock.
It’s a terrific bit of storytelling and by the end you are in two minds – will he be caught or not? And while a part of you wants him to be caught, another hopes he will escape justice himself, despite his cold blooded attitude to murder and general creepiness. It’s a book which you won’t forget in a hurry – but which will send you scampering to change your locks …


Bermuda Lilypad Floating Solar Fountain Pond Pump
Bermuda Lilypad Floating Solar Fountain Pond Pump

4.0 out of 5 stars works well, 30 April 2014
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Very pleased - the pad part is a big chunk of not very pretty resin, but it looks better in the pond than out of it. Floats well, isn't noisy and works very well - even when it clouds over it will often start running if it is still bright. Appears to be more sensitive to light conditions than the solar pump I have, responding better to it. You do need to be careful if it floats too close to the edge of the pond however, as it can end up spraying water onto the ground and lowering the water level!


Primrose Solar Aerator / Oxygenator 2 stone
Primrose Solar Aerator / Oxygenator 2 stone

5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 19 April 2014
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Arrived promptly. Well wrapped. Works just as well as the one it was bought to replace - very efficient - and is very quiet (unlike the previous one) and was also half the price!


Kangaroo Dundee
Kangaroo Dundee
by Chris Barns
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 19 Mar 2014
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If you've seen the TV programmes about Brolga, you'll love this. And if you haven't seen them, you'll still love this and will make sure you don't miss repeats or further episodes! And if you don't think that one person can make a difference or that even the smallest of gestures can help, then this is required reading. Great stuff.


The Lies of Locke Lamora
The Lies of Locke Lamora
by Scott Lynch
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 17 Mar 2014
A riproaring read: set in a Venetian-style city filled with mysterious structures built by a long-forgotten race of people, the plot focusses on confidence trickster Locke Lamora and his gang of Gentleman Bastards. They have amassed a vast hoard of wealth, unknown to the local mob boss, but despite their care, before too long are up to their necks in trouble as an outsider attempts a coup. Flashbacks are interspersed with the current action and it's a device that works very well: in addition to explaining the back story, it gives the book changes of pace and doesn't detract from keeping up the tension - if anything it actually increases it.
The acid test comes of course at the end, as you turn the last page. Not just in a sigh of satisfaction, but from the desire to jump straight into the next book - I'll be ordering my copy of Red Seas Under Red Skies shortly. There are apparently seven projected titles, which is good news - or I hope it is. Fingers crossed that it doesn't falter or go the way of the GRR Martin books ...


Sharpe Classic Collection [DVD]
Sharpe Classic Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sean Bean
Price: 20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, 20 Feb 2014
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A bit of buckleswashing fun to watch on a rainy day. I never watched the series when it came out on TV, but recently caught a few bits of a couple of episodes - enough to think that I might like to catch up on them. It was great to be able to watch them back to back and on the whole I enjoyed them sufficiently that I've now got withdrawal symptoms: the usual problem with watching box sets! Only 4 stars though as in places either poor editing or scriptwriting let it down and there are a number of loose ends left swinging in the wind. 'Sharpe the Legend' is also described as an episode, when in fact it is just a reprise of the earlier episodes and to be honest is a waste of space. If you watch it at the end it's not as much fun as watching an entire episode, while if you watch it at the beginning it is a terrible spoiler - so what is the point of it?
Sharpe's Waterloo was also disappointing - the weakest episode of the lot - disjointed, making no real sense. And I haven't read the books so have no idea whether Harris and Hagman die in it, but I was cross at them being bumped off in the TV version!


The Load of Unicorn (Puffin Books)
The Load of Unicorn (Puffin Books)
by Cynthia Harnett
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 16 Feb 2014
This is a terrific story - and brilliantly illustrated by the author too - on re-reading it, it stands the test of time easily and is just as good as when I first read it many years ago. I'm sad to see that the cheapest copy is secondhand at 8; surely time for it to be given a new lease of life as a digital book, more sensibly priced and widely available. I hope someone does!


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