R. Taylor

Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (21 of 28)
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Airwave Leg Weights for Gazebo (Set of 4) by ESC Ltd
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
We bought a 6mx3m gazebo for our communal patio but weren't allowed to drill holes into patio to fix it nor to fix it with pegs and guy ropes.

These weights gave us a perfect alternative. We filled them with water and so far the gazebo has survived two days of storms without us having to take the roof off.

The weights also have the option to fill them with sand, or sand/water. The width of the hole down through the weights is just right for our heavy duty gazebo leg struts. It is important to measure the diameter of your leg struts and make sure you order weights that can take the width of the legs.
Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark
3.0 out of 5 stars Dimished version, 17 Jun 2014
I had the original hardback version, complete with photos, but it went mouldy after a storage disaster. I bought this thinking it was a paperback version, but instead it is a text only version. The original hardback version, like the TV series, was breathtaking, but this paperback version is a sadly diminished cousin.

It is still a thoroughly good read and a brilliantly written tour of European art, but without the photos it is a pale substitute. If anybody prints the hardback version I'd be first in line.
Rick Stein's French Odyssey by Rick Stein
4.0 out of 5 stars Rick a la France, 17 Jun 2014
This is not simply "the book of the TV series", but a complete standalone book in itself.

I've already tried many of the recipes myself and found them easy to do. I can also attest to their authenticity as I've lived in France off and on for 20 years myself.

The book is divided into sections, like snacks, fish, meat, desserts, etc. Read through each recipe thoroughly so you understand what is going on.

I gave the book only four stars because I found the type size difficult to follow especially while cooking the dish at the same time. A larger font, and printing into the empty white space to the left of the text would have been a big improvement.