Dymphna

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (50 of 61)
Location: England
In My Own Words:
Single mum, over 40, disabled (bipolar, arthritis) son now at Uni reading Politics (me now at home reading about Politics, and shouting at politicians and journos on the TV).

Interests
Books: literary fiction, classics, poetry; history, politics and theology. Plus the odd horror/crime/ghost story for light relief! I love music: Early music (tallis, byrd, monteverdi), alternative/classic rock (especially 60's stones, byrds - and a d… Read more
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 10,386 - Total Helpful Votes: 50 of 61
Hycosan Extra by Hycosan Extra
Hycosan Extra by Hycosan Extra
Love the actual drops - but not so keen on the packaging. The idea is that you dont touch your eye or the dropper, meaning the pack lasts longer once opened. HOWEVER... you need to push quite hard on the bottom of the pack and that is not easy whilst trying to aim it in the right place, the leaflet says support the hand thats holding the pack with your other hand - but if you have arthritic fingers or carpal tunnel syndrome, ie poor muscle tone in wrist/hand/fingers - then that is very very difficult. I end up having to waste drops by missing my eyes, because I need both hands just to push down the 'plunger' thingie.

So, good idea, but maybe need to have a look at doing an easier… Read more
Ambi Pur 3Volution Plug In Refill Lavender Sensati&hellip by Ambipur
I am quite addicted to this fragrance - which is odd, cos I don't usually like Lavender that much. But this is lovely; warm, fresh and floral, but also quite 'clean' and definitely not at all heady or too sweet. It fills my sitting room very pleasantly when put on Maximum. Like it so much I've put it on Sub+Save.
Aiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark
Aiding and Abetting by Muriel Spark
I really enjoy Spark - she is rapidly becoming one of my favourite writers. I hadn't read her for about 20 years and am finding that now I am older I understand her - she's sly, subtle, vicious and very very funny.

This is an especially enjoyable example of her style - an immediately absorbing and irresistible concept: in Paris, a psychiatrist (with skeletons in her own closet), finds herself with 2 patients claiming each to be Lord Lucan.

Spark is enjoyable for her concise descriptions, believable characters, excellent dialogue (her trademark) and in this book, sharp insights and savage digs at psychiatry and the English class system, not to mention money, religion… Read more