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Kubik Edge II 8GB Touchscreen MP3 and Video Player
Kubik Edge II 8GB Touchscreen MP3 and Video Player

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice product, 31 May 2013
I ordered this for my nephew for his birthday, he is 14 and wanted something to play music and the occasional video. I was a bit worried how he would receive it meaning as it's not a big cool brand but I need not have worried, he thoroughly enjoys it and said it is of great quality and the sound is very good. He has watched a few movies on it and finds it really good for that too. A real bargain compared to some really big brands, and I wouldn't hesitate recommending it to other people.

Satellite City DVD
Satellite City DVD
Dvd ~ Ri Richards, Islwyn Morris, Michael Neill Boyd Clack
Offered by Fiction Factory Films
Price: £19.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Welsh Comedy Gold, 4 Jan. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Satellite City DVD (DVD)
I first remember seeing Satellite City in my Sixth Form years and thought it was the best comedy ever, years later I decided to try and get it on DVD but it didn't exist. Luckily it now does, and for those of you who love comedy and sitcoms I would really recommend buying this. This is one of those programmes where the characters are well developed and work really well together,there are plenty of moments where you really will 'LOL'. When my copy arrived I watched it twice back to back, virtually taking up days of my life with this pure gold.

"What's Scampi Randy?"

Mother Hubbard
Mother Hubbard
by W. E. Richards
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Blurb from the cover, 13 Mar. 2010
This review is from: Mother Hubbard (Hardcover)
Please note that I haven't read this book and have therefore refrained from rating it accurately, below is just the synopsis from the cover of the book to help aid those who are thinking of purchasing it:

"Mother Hubbard lived in a Company house in the rows of a colliery village. Here under the shadow of the Pit tip, she bore five sons.

Life in the Rows was raw and rude, lusty or stiff with virtue, a contrast of harsh lights and sombre shadows. Against this background her sons stumbled and fought their way to maturity.

Mother Hubbard determined that they should escape the Pit, and live as men should, in the sun, yet Moses, Enoch and John were, in turn, all swallowed by the pit.

But Dave had brains and coached by his schoolmaster, won a scholarship. "Now tha's gooten thy collar on," mocked his father, "see tha keep it on. It's the man wi' collar who wins t'brass." And Absalom, always drawing men on the scraps of paper the groceries came home in, was going to be an artist. These two would escape.

This is the story of the fight of Mother Hubbard made for the bodies of her five sons; of moses, saved from the gallows; of Enoch, bowling at Bramall Lane; of John, the coming miners' leader; of Dave, whose nimble wits coined money; of her adopted daughter, Hilda, who took a short cut from the Rows to the Music Hall; of Abby, the artist who went his own secret way.

And when she had saved theit bodies, she had to save their souls - and particularly the sould of Dave, her favourite, who for all his faults never forgot her needs.

She fought to the end, and she died on the day the family name was cleared, and Hilda and Dave were married.

The sour smell of the Pit had been with her all her wedded life. Sweat soaked singlets, black-a-moors, gulping their snap and falling asleep at table, strikes, lock-outs, tightened belts, scavenging on the pit tip, and broken bodies carried to the hospital. That had been her life.

And there, under the shadow of the Pit, now abandoned and desolate, we must leave her. She has had her fill of life and enriched it by her courage which will live on in her sons and grandsons."

Writing for Profit
Writing for Profit
by John Wade
Edition: Hardcover

1.0 out of 5 stars Outdated, save your money, 9 Mar. 2009
This review is from: Writing for Profit (Hardcover)
This book was written in 1986 and is now very outdated, a lot of the advice centres around typewriters as well as deciding which type of film to buy for the camera you may want to use! Whilst some information is timeless, this is largely outdated and I would suggest you save your money for something more modern.

LEGO Indiana Jones (Wii)
LEGO Indiana Jones (Wii)
Offered by Bonkers4Bargains!
Price: £23.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Fun but needs glitches fixed, 5 Mar. 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This game is a lot of fun and once you get the hang of it really easy to play. After having played all 3 movies in 'Story' mode you then get the option to go back and play in 'Free' Play which it's a good idea to do in order to get the most out of the game.

Freeplay allows you to collect all 'Treasures' and to get every parcel in order to unlock extra features, be sure to also look out for guest appearances from some Star Wars characters and Santa!

The only real problem I have found with this game is that there are a number of glitches where the game will either freeze or your charcter will get stuck and 'die' but keep reappearing and dieing in a cycle which you can do nothing about. The only solution to these is to exit the game and try again, highly frustrating when you've spent a lot of time and money on what is basically faulty programming. (Search Indiana freeze wii on google for examples and solutions). If the developers can sort this out and maybe put in an option for more players in Free Play mode then this would be a definite 5 Star game, after it freezing on you you feel like it's only one star though. My advice is to buy it cheap or not at all.

Nibble Nibble
Nibble Nibble

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous first board game for little ones, 22 Feb. 2009
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Nibble Nibble (Toy)
I bought this game for my 4 year old daughter at Christmas as we wanted to introduce her to board games, and I'm pleased to say it was a massive success!
The game is based on the Story Hansel and Gretel, and the aim is to collect 1 each of the 4 types of Candy on the Witches house to win. But you have to be careful when selecting which Candy to pull off the house or you may disturb the Witch and have to put the candy back! If you disturb the Witch then she 'pops out' of her house through the door and tells you off, my daughter found this a little scary at first but now laughs as we have got her to shout back "Get back in the house you naughty witch", so it all adds to the fun.
We have found this is a fun family game for up to 4 players, and there are 2 difficulty settings on the witches house, so you can increase the use of your childs memory when deciding which Candy to choose, our 4 year old also likes counting the dots on the dice and moving the correct number of spaces, and meaning as the path is circular it is an easy game for a young child to play.
All in all this is an excellent game and I'd readily recommend it to parents with young children!

The Tiger Bay Story (Life stories from Tiger Bay)
The Tiger Bay Story (Life stories from Tiger Bay)
by Neil M. C. Sinclair
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the bite of a tiger, 22 Nov. 2008
I bought this book recently and was a bit disappointed in it if I'm honest. Whilst there are some interesting anecdotes in it, on the whole I found the book to be a little disjointed and the author seems more intent on racial discussion than real tales of events in Tiger Bay. It is worth a read certainly, but it is not a book that will be keeping a place on my bookcase.
Also if you are looking for a fully up to date history of the Bay then this is not quite it, as purely because of it release date it does not cover from the building of the barrage and other recent developments. If you can only choose one book, dont make it this one, but as part of a collection or wider readings this would be a good addition.

Starter For 10 [DVD] [2006]
Starter For 10 [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ James McAvoy
Price: £2.89

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Light Entertainment, 12 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Starter For 10 [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
If you read the book like me, you will only notice a loose following of the story line, in my mind many of the funniest moments of the book have been missed out of this film. The film in it's own right isn't bad and has a few funny moments, however, I can't help feeling if they had extended it from 90minutes then it could have been a whole of a lot better. If you watch the film and enjoy it, then definitely buy the book afterwards as it's a whole lot better.

Larry's Great Western Railway
Larry's Great Western Railway
by Larry
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Cartoon Insight into the Railway., 6 Mar. 2008
"The famous cartoonist explores some hitherto unsuspected aspects of Britain's best loved railway system with a few trimmings by hack Bill Deayton-Groom. A first class ticket of hope for all the oppressed millions who can afford the modest asking price. And an absolute must for the bookshelves of all true students of 'God's Wonderful Railway'."
(from blurb on back cover).

I found this book funny and enjoyable and sat 'reading' it through in one sitting. Being basically a book of funny cartoon's on the Great Western Railway, with such delightful comments as 'we're in for a fast trip, the drivers got his cap on back to front'. There are also numerous snippets of letters, poems and observations to help the reader get a more rounded view of the GWR.

Being a railwayman myself I enjoyed reading through and had a few giggles. As long as you don't expect any first class comedy or accurate history of the GWR then this witty little book is worth a read. With small sections on Guards, Firemen, Gangers etc, it also casts an eye on sections of the railway which are dying (or have died) out.

Charlie and Lola: My Extremely Very Important Diary 2008
Charlie and Lola: My Extremely Very Important Diary 2008
by Lauren Child
Edition: Diary

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice but impractical, 27 Nov. 2007
This is a nice looking diary and has some lovely illustrations. Being a parent I have got to know and enjoy Charlie and Lola so thought a nice diary from them would be good for work. Unfortunately I read another review which said there was plenty of space for appointments - this is not true! There is a small space per day, and then a section of notes for the week. Whilst I didn't expect loads of space, this was very disappointing.
My daughter will now be having this and I'll be buying something else for work.
The illustrations are wonderful, but if what you want is pictures, maybe some Charlie and Lola stroy books will be better value?

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