A. I. McCulloch

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 181
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Location: Co Durham
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Work in adult education, mostly as an e-tutor in Maths. I love the job and also the fact that I work from home.

I would rather post a good review than a bad one, but I do believe in honesty.

I keep saying I don't like sci-fi, but I adore Terry Pratchett's work.

I used to say I didn't like folk music... then I opened my ears and now there's nothing else that I'd rather listen to. I do not e… Read more

Wish I had more time to read and listen to music, love watching sports as well - particularly horse racing and athletics.
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Galt Toys First Book by Galt America
Galt Toys First Book by Galt America
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This is described as being a first book, but the actual design is similar to a 3D frieze, with fold out printed and textured cloth panels.

There are two sets of pictures printed on crisply textured, rustly padded cloth back to back. Research shows that the first images that new-born babies react to are black and white, so one side is taken up with simple black and white outlines of animal faces.

The brightly coloured opposite side of animal images is for use after three to four months when babies are focusing and reacting to colour and movement and beginning to investigate with their hands.

There are textures to investigate - the crinkly ears of a monkey,… Read more
Philips GC6611/30 SpeedCare Iron Steam Generator w&hellip by Philips
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This steam generator iron is smaller and lighter than many of the top of the range models but it still packs a mighty punch. Steam generator irons do take up more room when being stored which is something to bear in mind if storage space is very limited. The dimensions of the iron when out of the box are 19.8 x 21.7 x 34.6 cm
It has one innovation which I haven't seen on other models, of a steam hose storage space within the body of the iron.

The Philips name is a guarantee of quality and whilst this model doesn't have features like a single setting for all fabrics or an automatic shut off, it does have plenty to recommend it.
With the water being held in the steam… Read more
Galt Toys First Rattle Set by Galt America
Galt Toys First Rattle Set by Galt America
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These rattles make use of the fact that babies like to wave their arms and legs around right from the earliest days and encourage that fact.
This set is suitable right from the earliest days although the feet rattles will almost certainly come off easily on tiny newborn feet as they are a loose sock design.

The wrist rattles fasten softly around little arms and are more secure, all of them give a very gentle rattle. It's the bright colours and self induced movement that catches the eye rather than the rattle catching the ear.

These items co-ordinate nicely with the Galt first book as four of the animal faces from that are those featured on these rattles. Very well… Read more