Mrs. Katharine Kirby

Happy in my sunhat after a family wedding on Lake Como
Top Reviewer Ranking: 78
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (5,529 of 6,277)
Location: HELSTON, Cornwall United Kingdom
Anniversary: 24 Oct
Birthday: 24 Oct
In My Own Words:
I live on the Helford River in Cornwall. My husband, a commercial fisherman, works from our home here which is on a quay. We have a holiday house here that I manage myself so although we are in the middle of nowhere we do meet numbers of new people every year. I belong to a Book Club and we have read over 200 books together in the last fourteen years. There are nine of us and we enjoy lunch and d… Read more

Family, photography (sorry but mostly point and shoot) walking our dogs - Springer Spaniels Boris and Morris. Good drama on tv, cooking, interior design, gardening - the easy bits , keeping hens, I have a flock of forty in our meadows, feeding wild… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 78 - Total Helpful Votes: 5529 of 6277
Smart Weigh Precision Digital Vanity / Bathroom Sc&hellip by Smart Weigh
A newpaper headline this week runs: "Want to stay slim? Weigh yourself every week: Key to keeping off pounds could be as simple as hopping on scales..."

You couldn't do better than to choose these - the Smart Weigh Body Scale is stylish, straightforward, use out of the box simple. Don't bother with the instructions, all is plainly obvious.

Weighing regularly helps to keep your waistband in check, it can reboot a diet, give you a warning or happily reassure you that you are on the right track.

The large LED display shows brightly lit figures that you will find very easy to read. If you can see over your tummy of course. The display will shut off after ten… Read more
Pilot G207 Gel Rollerball Pen Rubber Grip Retracta&hellip by Pilot
5.0 out of 5 stars See Me After School!, 17 Sep 2014
I am not a teacher busy marking books, although I hear red ink is no longer de rigeur for academic correction; green is more likely used now, but I do need to make certain details in my work stand out, to remind me of important points, red letter days.

Scarlet ink always does that for me - illuminates and emphasises - jogs the memory and generally draws attention.

These gel pens are my favourites, they write smoothly and evenly, brightly and clearly. Uniball is the manufacturer of choice for me. The tactile red rubber grip, the clear barrel that shows what's left (you can buy refills) and the neat cap to top it all off.

They never leak and look slim and… Read more
Philips Disney Planes Children's Ceiling Pendant L&hellip by Philips Disney
4.0 out of 5 stars Dusty to the rescue!, 16 Sep 2014
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This lampshade is one of the those simple ideas that works really well. We have a three year old grandson who is very interested in the Disney Planes genre, he has been to see the film, enjoyed the comics, played with the individual toys and knows the names of the various cheeky characters. Dusty is his favourite.

The shade comes in an attractive illustrated box, rolled up with the lamp holder frame packed separately. It is the work of moments to construct and once in place no need to touch it again - until the child becomes embarrassed at owning such a shade probably a good ten years away!

Low energy light bulbs would be best to keep the shade cool. The cut out… Read more