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The ExecutionerTM Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper
The ExecutionerTM Fly Swat Wasp Bug Mosquito Swatter Zapper
Price: 12.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Killing is fun...., 14 July 2011
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Well, killing flies is fun at least ;-) I've been dubious about these types of fly zappers thinking they'd be more of a gimmick than anything else. But having a few flies appearing with the warmer weather I ordered one of these. It arrived almost ready to go and I was zapping flies within minutes of it arriving. Wish I'd bought one ages ago now.


Faithfull Hex Key set (30) MM/Af - Mixed
Faithfull Hex Key set (30) MM/Af - Mixed
Price: 12.31

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent set, 16 Jun 2011
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This is an excellent set of Hex keys, good range of sizes and well packaged, something every tool bag or workshop should contain.


Derwent Graphic Pencils 24 SET
Derwent Graphic Pencils 24 SET
Price: 12.87

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should own a set, 16 Jun 2011
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The only set of pencils you'll need to get you started drawing, or if you've already started keep you interested in art. Well packaged and good range of pencils.


Krusell Orbit Flex Case for HTC Desire HD - Black
Krusell Orbit Flex Case for HTC Desire HD - Black
Offered by IvoryEgg Limited
Price: 26.04

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tight fit, 29 Mar 2011
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I opted for the Krussel case as I'd used a similar one on my Blackberry and found it excellent quality. The build quality on this one for the HTC Desire HD is just as good, the drawback is the tight fit. I realize you don't want the phone moving around or sliding out at random, but this is a seriously tight fit. With the phone fit snugly into the bottom of the case the top of the case just obscures the top part of the screen - you can read the text at a slight angle but you can not get our finger in to touch the screen and use the drop down menu option (the part that has the signal strength etc. on). I'll keep the case in the hope that using it will loosen up the material a bit and give me better access to the screen.


Robin Hood - Extended Director's Cut [DVD]
Robin Hood - Extended Director's Cut [DVD]
Dvd ~ Russell Crowe
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: 2.69

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 26 Mar 2011
What a poor effort, the writers of this movie really missed the point of the legends surrounding Robin Hood. Why can't they write something original from scratch rather than mess around with existing stories/legends they obviously don't understand.


A Midsummer Night's Dream, with Active Table Of Contents
A Midsummer Night's Dream, with Active Table Of Contents

1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible version, 12 Feb 2011
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This versiom for kimdle is terrible. The formatting is all over the places and the text riddled with errors. It looks like someone scanned and OCRd the printed version and uploaded it to Amazon without checking - come on Amazon a little quality control please!
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Formula 1 2010 (Xbox 360)
Formula 1 2010 (Xbox 360)
Offered by filmrollen
Price: 7.01

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Graphics / Nasty Bugs, 4 Oct 2010
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
The graphics on this game are excellent, the car handling feels good, and it could have some longevity about it until you get to the niggles-

- corrupt game saves, yes it's a big issue, and until they come up with a real solution anyone playing risks losing their saved game (so if you've spent ages building up your career be prepared to start from scratch one day).

- they say you race under 'full rules' however you can have lap times removed if you miss a corner slightly - not something that's in the F1 rule book; cars can cross the white pit lane line which is against the rules; and you can get a warning for just tapping another car whilst overtaking.

-cars merge over each other coming in and out of the pits. When leaving the pit a car drove through mine to leave in front of me, coming into the pits a car again drove through mine to get into the pits first.

Codemaster messed up a great opportunity here, the corrupt game save bug is something that should never have come out of beta testing stage.
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The Eleventh Plague (Cornelius Quaint Chronicles)
The Eleventh Plague (Cornelius Quaint Chronicles)
by Darren Craske
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One to buy!, 12 July 2010
Reviewing The Eleventh Plague presented me with a problem, I received the book fully intending to make copious notes and give a thorough and page by page, chapter by chapter review. So what happened to all my plans, why am I sitting here working out a fancy way of saying, stop what you are doing and go by this book. Or more accurately stop what you are doing and go buy the first two books in the Cornelius Quaint Chronicles (as the Eleventh Plague is the second of the chronicles with The Equivoque Principle being the first).
Well, I'll tell you what happened, Cornelius happened. Cornelius has been described as a mix of Sherlock Holmes and Harry Houdini with a hint of Indiana Jones thrown in for good measure, and when you read the chronicles you can appreciate that description. He's not your traditional action hero, but he does have an element of Holmes given the era the books are set in and his cerebral approach to problems. Not that he thinks on the situation at hand as much as Holmes, nor does he have the drug issues ;-) Cornelius is every bit the showman Houdini was, and you'll just have to read the Eleventh Plague to pick up on the Indiana Jones element.
What does make these books a pleasant change from the norm is Cornelius' companion, he doesn't have the mindless dogsbody that can't think for himself, or the vacant headed bimbo that many seem to acquire. The companion for Cornelius in the Eleventh Plague is a rather mature fortune teller called Madame Destine, it's almost as if rather than take Dr Watson along Sherlock took his house keeper Mrs Hudson to meet the hound of the Baskervilles. While Madame Destine may sound like a strange companion for Cornelius she actually works very well in the role to the point where her character is as strong as Cornelius throughout the book and often has a story line to match - no weaker underlying story for Destine, she gets level pegging ;-)
Darren Craske writes with just enough description to immerse you in the World of Cornelius and Madame Destine without bogging you down with irrelevant details. The places he writes about in The Eleventh Plague are familiar in many ways I would imagine to most readers and so he does not need to spend pages describing every element of the landscape, but he certainly gives you enough detail to draw you into the book and keep you there.
There is one minor niggle with the book(s), each chapter has a playing card printed beneath the first few lines of text which makes it difficult to read at times. I don't really like being dragged out of the moment to try and work out what something says. Maybe it's just me (and perhaps it's my ex-graphic design eye shouting in protest ;-)) but I do like books to have a clear text to read.
Luckily there is another book in the pipeline to look forward to, and believe me you'll be looking forward to the third instalment when you've read the Eleventh Plague. I would imagine that Darren has had a movie company or two knocking on his door by now as these chronicles are shouting out to be filmed.


Krusell BlackBerry 8900 Orbit Case
Krusell BlackBerry 8900 Orbit Case

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect case?, 16 Oct 2009
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In a word, yes!

This case holds your BlackBerry nice and tight; the belt clip is adjustable so you can position the phone at different angles depending on where you wear it. Once in the case your phone will change to it's holster settings which means when the front of the case is closed your phones keys will be locked and the ringtones will change to the holster setting - it's quite handy as you can set the tones louder for when it's in the holster (handy when you're outside which you may well be with this case). The front flap of the case is removable which is convenient.


John Howe Fantasy Drawing Workshop: A Drawing Course in 10 Step by Step Projects
John Howe Fantasy Drawing Workshop: A Drawing Course in 10 Step by Step Projects
by Howe John
Edition: Paperback

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One to buy!, 16 Oct 2009
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John's new book Fantasy Drawing Workshop is much more than the drawing course in 10 step-by-step projects as stated on its cover. Following the introduction John takes a brief look at the difference between sketching an drawing before moving onto the nitty gritty, which is not as you'd expect the actual projects, there are a couple of steps to consider first such as how to correctly sharpen your pencil and more importantly how to hold the pencil. Now you may imagine you already know how to hold a pencil, I was quite confident that I could hold one anyway. Well, don't be so sure, the technique looks a bit odd at first it really does work. After a couple of minutes this pencil holding technique gets results. There is more to this book though than showing us how to hold a pencil. The book has suggestions as to what equipment to use along with where and when to sketch, there's also a section on drawing techniques followed by a guide to drawing the human face.

Now, onto the projects; amongst the ten projects contained in the book, from drawing Merlin in graphite to drawing a mermaid in pastel pencils, for me the project to draw Thor and the Giant is my favourite though my Thor looked like he'd been hit with his own hammer a few times. I may never draw like John Howe, but these step by step projects at least bring me closer to achieving the skills to draw fantasy characters and scenes that actually look like something.

If you're into fantasy art you really need to buy this book, if it helps you half as much as it helped me it's worth every penny spent on it.


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