Mike C

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Samsung UE40ES5500 40-inch 1080P Full HD Smart LED&hellip by Samsung
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This TV has a great picture and sound, it's light and looks sleek. Set-up was easy - but the SMART functionality is overrated (by Samsung) -we find it boring.
We already have a WD Live box (to play content on our PC network on the TV) and a Humax PVR so I was dubious that we'd use the the apps (for example, we could use BBC Player already). I did mull over paying extra for a few minutes but, sadly, the gadget-addiction centre in my reptile-brain overrode the higher rational bit.

The Smart Hub stuff seems to be a some bland extra content, simple games and photo sharing (if you can persuade other family members to buy one). Its also a portal for BBC Player and LoveFilm type… Read more
5.0 out of 5 stars Snuggly and colourful, 20 Jan 2013
I think that for many years I've suffered from avoidable colds and bad throats because I was useless tying scarves (or scarfs?). A couple of years ago I saw and bought a snoodie / neck warmer and have been much happier.
I bought a couple of these for my daughters. They are happy wearing them due to their snugglyness and being an appropriate princess colour.
They seem slightly pricey for what seems like a sewn up piece of polyester fleece - but they are far more practical than any of the scarves that I've had. (Fyi my snoodie is black)
The Old Fashioned Rules of Punctuation by D. Beardshaw
I remember "Old fashioned rules ... " series from my own childhood (... and now I can inflict them on my kids!)
I think this is a good short summary of rules with simple examples that are useful to walk through with your kids and a reminder for yourself.

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