Cule Blue

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (16 of 20)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 794,687 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 20
From Lime Street To Yirgacheffe (a true story, of &hellip by Robert Leigh
I read this author's first novel and was searching for news of the follow-up when I was intrigued to see his latest release. As someone who has worked in commodities including, briefly, coffee, albeit on the accounting side, I realised that I had seldom thought about the origins of the products we sold.

The story takes us from Rob's initial trepidation about visiting Ethiopia on a journey through the politics of the country (both in the country at large and in the industry) and a detailed look at the laborious processes involved in producing the coffee that we drink in just a few minutes. We learn about how driving in Ethiopia can be a perilous occupation - not at all good if… Read more
Autobiography by Morrissey
Autobiography by Morrissey
5.0 out of 5 stars Not 'Disappointed', 9 Dec 2013
Opinions on Morrissey tend to be black or white. People either love him, startlingly so in many cases, or hate him. I used to be a massive fan but owing to two concerts where his prima-donna behaviour really annoyed me (walking off after 7 minutes in one of them) and hearing his rants at predictable targets, I have grown tired of him. This, I feel, makes me pretty neutral when it comes to reviewing his autobiography.

I bought this thinking he would display a usage of words that would make this different from other books even if it did little to repair his image in my eyes. The language is certainly what you would expect. He writes well of his upbringing in impoverished… Read more
Figari - Tresor Paris Drop Earrings - Black - 10mm&hellip Tresor Paris
This purchase was the 3rd Tresor product that I have bought for my wife. Unfortunately, whilst they look very nice, they're not the toughest product and both sets of earrings purchased have needed replacing. The packaging doesn't help as the earrings are supplied in a packet with a small box that is sent flat and you have to push it into shape before presenting.

I bought this particular pair a month or so before giving them as a present and the clasp didn't stay closed on one of them.

Fortunately, the supplier, TGC Jewellers, were very good about arranging a replacement and I would recommend them more than the product itself which has increased the star rating given.