uncle barbar

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Location: Essex, England
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I live in a small village in Essex. I work as a Systems Analyst/Programmer but my love is history. I have just received a First Class degree (with Hons) in History. I am also writing my second book on the English Civil War.



Top Reviewer Ranking: 95 - Total Helpful Votes: 3469 of 3716
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Compact Zoom - Black (16.&hellip by Canon
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I was offered the chance to try out the new Canon Powershot SX700 and, being a huge fan of the quite similar Panasonic Lumix range I was interested to see how it performed in comparison and in its own right.

It is a similar design to the Lumix range - very compact for a 30x (optical) lens but also a little weighty in comparison. The lens does extend around 6cm (2.5 inches old-style) from the camera body when extended right out to its digital 60x range and the autofocus does not perform particularly well at this point in lower light conditions. At all other conditions - particularly outside in decent light and weather conditions the zoom works perfectly and I was more than happy… Read more
The Corporal's Wife by Gerald Seymour
The Corporal's Wife by Gerald Seymour
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping read, 12 Aug 2014
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This was my first foray into the novels by Gerald Seymour and I was not disappointed. Seymour writes like a true professional: the writing style gave an effortless read he writes in a filmic way. I was quickly drawn in and absorbed by the intricate plotting as well as the meticulously researched background details. I can't give anything away about the plot but I found the twists and turns suitably satisfying. Anybody who enjoys an action thriller will find this an absorbing, not to say gripping, read.
Carte Noire Espresso No 5 Delicat 10 Coffee Capsul&hellip by Carte Noire
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The quality of these pods is the best I've tried for nespresso compatible pods. They fit perfectly in the machine and the coffee flows just like the authentic pods.

The crema is perfect. These strength 5 ones ares very close to the Nespresso 5. I did a blind taste test and the quality and intensity of the flavour was very close to the Nespresso ones with an excellent flavour.

Price of the pods, especially bought in bulk is very good.

Con: as with all non-authentic pods I've tried, they are individually wrapped. This means more packaging waste and unlike authentic pods you can't have them on display in a pod holder or have them recycled as you can with the… Read more