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Velcro Hair Roller 12 x 13mm
Velcro Hair Roller 12 x 13mm

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Small, Perfect for Short Hair, 4 Jan. 2013
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These little rollers are perfect for very short hair that has just enough length to add body and/or curl. These are perfect for adding volume or achieving that vintage glamour look. Very inexpensive and easy to use (I'm a hairstyling idiot and although they do take a little practise to get perfect, I had no trouble using them straight away).


Ridleys Jokes - 4 Classic Jokes
Ridleys Jokes - 4 Classic Jokes
Offered by addedpeppa
Price: £7.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Pack of Jokes, 4 Jan. 2013
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I got this for my five year old nephew for Christmas, as he was very keen on a whoopee cushion and so I thought this set would be brilliant: whoopee cushion; snapping gum packet; fake nail through the finger (perhaps a little gory with the blood!), and flies in ice cubes. He absolutely loved it and he and my son spent Christmas day playing jokes on the family and killing themselves laughing. The only reason this didn't get five stars is because there is one absolutely classic joke item that is missing: fake dog poo. I know it's disgusting but I remember my friends and I finding them hysterical when we were children and, since the family have a dog, I know he would've loved winding his Mum and Dad up with it. Would certainly recommend this to start any little jokster's career in mischief-making.


Kitchen Craft Assorted Skewers 15cm- 18cm & 20cm pack of six
Kitchen Craft Assorted Skewers 15cm- 18cm & 20cm pack of six
Price: £3.07

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful Small Skewers, 4 Jan. 2013
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For some reason, I found it quite hard to get hold of small skewers in shops where I would expect to find such standard kitchen equipment (Lakeland and John Lewis looked at me like I was mad and pointed me in the direction of those large, square barbecue skewers). I wanted these primarily for checking cakes etc. are cooked in the middle. Pretty much every recipe states 'it is done when an inserted skewer or knife comes out clean' so I don't know why these things are so hard to find. However, good old Amazon had this pack of them and they will be very useful to have around.
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Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway - Tidmouth Sheds
Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway - Tidmouth Sheds
Offered by ONLINE STORE US
Price: £275.59

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic but pricey, 7 Oct. 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This was bought by family for my son's third Birthday after quite a bit of research by me. I chose this rather than the other, smaller roundhouse that's available primarily because it has a turntable and looked rather more impressive. My son absolutely loves it and spends a lot of time using the turntable, so the choice definitely paid off. We usually buy Brio because the quality and durability is worth the extra cost but I do think the Wooden Thomas range is the next best thing. We've encountered no problems with this product so far. Some people have complained about the top part of the turntable being removable but I think this makes it practical because you can clean it easily. I do think it's overpriced and would be fairer if it were somewhere around the £60 mark. However, I know that my son (and any other train fanatics) will get many years of intense play out of this and it's definitely the best item he has in his train set.


Corolle Potty Set
Corolle Potty Set
Price: £6.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for potty training, 4 Aug. 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Corolle Potty Set (Toy)
I got this in order to help my son with potty training. We bought him this set, potty books and a potty of his choosing almost a year ago. Our approach was to introduce him gradually and his best friend 'Doggy' was to help him by using the potty and showing my son what to do. It has worked brilliantly and, at almost three, he is completely ready and basically potty training himself. I would also recommend this as a good quality doll's product - I've seen cheaper ones and they look flimsy and often too small.


Potette Plus Green
Potette Plus Green

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes Life Easier, 4 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: Potette Plus Green (Baby Product)
This is a great product and I can't imagine being without it. My nearly three year old son has just decided that he won't wear nappies any more and so we need to get him to a potty sharpish when we're out and about. I can (and have) set this up anywhere and we can quickly and discreetly take care of his business without too much notice, although a couple of people have commented very positively. The reasons this doesn't get five stars are a) Getting the legs in and out of the locking position can be a bit tricky and b) the liners are pretty expensive (but they are a great idea, so I don't mind too much). I would recommend this to anyone and am looking forward to passing it on to some one else to make their lives easier.


Sylvanian Families Sycamore Cottage
Sylvanian Families Sycamore Cottage

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Starter House, 12 Jan. 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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We bought this for my two year old son for Christmas because he loves playing with houses and little people at playgroups. I chose this house because Sylvanian Family products are good quality, this set comes with everything a child needs to get started, and there's nothing too fiddly or easy for him to break. I removed the drawers from the sink unit and the cutlery because they were too small for him to manage and knitted a blanket for the bed because the one provided doesn't stay on properly. We also got him the family car and this works really well - the animals have some lunch at home, go for a drive and then come back for a sleep. He plays with it every day and I can see us adding to this when he gets a bit older. It's a great toy to encourage imaginative play and empathy in young children, regardless of gender.


BRIO BRI-33280 Rail Freight Goods Station
BRIO BRI-33280 Rail Freight Goods Station
Price: £20.85

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value for Brio, 16 Dec. 2011
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I was a little apprehensive when my son received this for his second Birthday because I thought he would be too young to manage it. However, trying to work it out is part of the educational value of this toy and he got it pretty quickly. I think this has to be one of the best value Brio items because you don't have to add anything to play with it instantly but you can build on it to make it more interesting. I was completely amazed at how you hoist the load up, watch it fall off automatically at a certain point, push a button to drop it into the lorry, which speeds off all by itself (Physics, eh? Amazing stuff). I know, I'm easily pleased but if a 31 year old woman can be fascinated by this then that should tell you how enthralled my two year old boy was. A really clever bit of design from a company who always give you excellent quality.


BRIO BRI-33683 Rail Double Suspension Bridge
BRIO BRI-33683 Rail Double Suspension Bridge
Price: £17.27

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive and Fun, 16 Dec. 2011
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This is a really impressive looking and great fun addition to any Brio set. My son got it for his second Birthday and he really enjoys using it - especially watching the trains whoosh down the other side. We don't use the battery-powered engines because they drive him mad (he likes to be in control and push things), so I can't comment on how well these go up the slope. I think the price is pretty good when you compare them with other Brio items and the quality, as always, is superb. I've seen other makes at playgroups and have been less than impressed with their quality, durability and ease of use. I would highly recommend this product for any child who loves wooden trains.


BRIO 33381 Collapsing Bridge
BRIO 33381 Collapsing Bridge

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Fun, 16 Dec. 2011
= 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: BRIO 33381 Collapsing Bridge (Toy)
This was bought for my son's second Birthday and he absolutely loves it. He creates a dramatic scene where one train is going under the bridge and another has stopped on top. He shouts, 'Oh no!' before pushing the button that makes the tracks collapse and then falling about in giggles and shouts of 'CRASH!' This is a really fun addition to any Brio set and I think any child who likes a bit of action and drama in their play will get a lot of pleasure out of it.


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