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Love Poems from the Japanese (Shambhala Library)
Love Poems from the Japanese (Shambhala Library)
by Sam Hamill
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Erotic and succinct, 12 Feb. 2015
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I have spent many an evening and morning in bed reading these poems to myself and aloud translated from the Japanese by Kenneth Rexroth. They are erotic, evocative and magical and promote a feeling of natural expression which is encapsulated by the Tanka form and may result inspiring you to write some of your own. The poems deal with the loss, desire and longing of love reflected in the natural world. They are illustrated with Japanese woodcuts and are edited by Sam Hamill who I also really rate. My only reservation is that they don't include the original Japanese text but this is available in an earlier Shambala edition which my partner has but without the woodcuts.
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Clarks Womens Casual Clarks Nelia Dora Gtx Nubuck Boots In Dark Brown Brown Braun (Dark Brown Nubuck) Size: 6.5 UK
Clarks Womens Casual Clarks Nelia Dora Gtx Nubuck Boots In Dark Brown Brown Braun (Dark Brown Nubuck) Size: 6.5 UK
Price: £55.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Took a bit of getting used to but now indispensable on a cold morning, 12 Feb. 2015
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I had read the previous reviews on these boots and knew they were a generous fit at the back and close fitting at the front so I ordered a half size bigger than needed and a pair of thermal tog rated socks to take up any excess and this worked well and after a few wears have settled down into a very warm and comfortable cold weather ,winter snow boot which is totally waterproof and snug with the thick sock. The internal fleecy lining does not run the length of the boot but they are fully lined with a synthetic material which demonstrates good thermal properties and my feet have stayed warm. For a pair of quality.goretex leather snow boots at under £43 I think they can't be beaten for value even if they do look a bit like my gran's boots she used to chop the wood in, they are quality retro practical and I hope will last me years.


Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Dry Mix 15 kg
Skinners Field and Trial Duck and Rice Dry Mix 15 kg
Price: £19.88

1 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ... has boundless energy on it so it must be good. My dog had chronic arthritis and so I ..., 27 July 2014
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My dog died so I gave the whole bag away to another greyhound lurcher who is loving this food and has boundless energy on it so it must be good. My dog had chronic arthritis and so I purchased this for it's' added glucosamine but she never had a bowlful so I never found out.


Bioflow Dog Collar Red Small (up to 45cm)
Bioflow Dog Collar Red Small (up to 45cm)
Offered by Amazing Health
Price: £23.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars in fact they got rapidly worse and I had to have her put to sleep ..., 27 July 2014
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My dog only wore it for less than ten days for chronic arthritis in old age(13) and things did not improve at all, in fact they got rapidly worse and I had to have her put to sleep because she was in so much pain and could neither sit nor stand. It was a bit hopeful anyway how something around the neck (collar) could cure the hip joints but the deterioration was alarmingly fast despite her showing now obvious symptoms until the last month of her life.
So no it didn't work on an older dog, no relief whatsoever.


Handsworth Revolution
Handsworth Revolution
Price: £6.58

5.0 out of 5 stars T'revolution, 29 May 2014
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This review is from: Handsworth Revolution (Audio CD)
I love this album and always have but it got lost ten years ago and I have finally replaced and wonder why I waited so long. It is just sublime English Reggae with strong lyrics and hypnotic beat that takes me back to my earliest drinking days, sitting in a Birmingham beer garden and chilling out as the hubbub of city life goes on around you in all it's complexity.


Song Review: A Greatest Hits Collection
Song Review: A Greatest Hits Collection
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £4.98

4.0 out of 5 stars What a wonder, 29 May 2014
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I love early Stevie Wonder and this is a good compilation throughout his career Gets you singing along against your will


Petzl Tikkina 2 headlamp pink 2013
Petzl Tikkina 2 headlamp pink 2013
Offered by Pescamania Faenza

5.0 out of 5 stars present of the year, 29 May 2014
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Sometimes I just don't have time to shop for individuals and opt for a one size fits all present. This year Petzl have struck jackpot with this affordable (£12-£14 dependant on colour) head torch with two different levels of brightness and ideal for every situation from dog walking to camping to looking for the fuse box in a power cut. The design is great, the colours are funky and the two LED bulbs look like a divers eyes looking out of a face mask so the kids love it. Thoroughly recommended


Leonard Cohen (The Little Black Songbook)
Leonard Cohen (The Little Black Songbook)
by Tom Farncombe
Edition: Vinyl Bound
Price: £10.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Leonard Cohen is a rare one, 29 May 2014
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What a songbook to have in your pocket, on your mind, with your guitar. I play them quietly on my patio with the sun going down and the calm of evening in my melancholic heart.
I bought this for the song "Dance me to the end of love" that I heard sung by Madelaine Peyroux but I have sung practically all of them, even the downers! What a rare talent, human; fragile, vulnerable, vindictive and above all loving.
Leonard Cohen is the sort of man I would like to have come to my fantasy dinner party and we could all catterwall into the wee hours.


Vktech 5pcs Unique Candle Style Square Sealing Wax Stick Wax Seals With Wick (Red)
Vktech 5pcs Unique Candle Style Square Sealing Wax Stick Wax Seals With Wick (Red)
Offered by vktech-HK

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars burning the midnight oil, 29 May 2014
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I am a fan of old fashioned ceiling wax and thought nothing would come close, but this plasticised equivalent is equally good because one can seal envelopes without the wax shattering, and letters posted via Royal mail remain intact!!!

I bought it for an eighteenth century Georgian double-sided Scottish sherrifs seal that I bought and it performed magnificently, no bubbles or missed detail or discolouration, perfect
I would thoroughly recommend this product to anyone who likes fiddling around with matches and sealing wax and seals.


Sanita Women's Vela Stone Open Toe 453334/99 7 UK, 40 EU
Sanita Women's Vela Stone Open Toe 453334/99 7 UK, 40 EU
Price: £84.99

5.0 out of 5 stars showy but not too tarty, 29 May 2014
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Love these wooden shoes, high but not too so and stylish but not showy. Accentuates a well-turned calf especially if you are a little on the large side as they are quite delicately clumpy and would look silly on someone petite. Very comfortable and make me feel nice and tall. My only reservation is the black elastic on the back heel, I would have much preferred it disguised in the shoe colour, but once they're on the wearer doesn't see it and nobody has made a negative comment, in fact it's all been good. Worn them well in a shortish dress and also flared jeans which makes me feel 1970's and I love it!


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