uncle barbar

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 78
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (3,532 of 3,796)
Location: Essex, England
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I work as a Systems Analyst/Programmer and have also done a number of photography assignments. I have a First Class degree (with Hons) in History.

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I am an experienced reviewer of many types of items. I am happy to review products I am interested in. I have extensive experience of I.T. and computing and have a passion for technology and gadgetry. I have over 25 years experience as a photographer… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 78 - Total Helpful Votes: 3532 of 3796
The Natural Cook: Eating the Seasons from Root to &hellip by Tom Hunt
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I like to cope with plain and simple seasonal, if possible homegrown, ingredients -- so this book seemed right up my street. The recipes are extremely straightforward and each one is beautifully photographed. I like the way that it is sectioned into Seasons, then into things I'm actually growing in the garden and what I can do with them. Featured ingredients are courgettes, broad beans, aubergines, apricots, tomatoes, beetroots, fennel, sweetcorn, apples, mushrooms, carrots, celeriac, pumpkins, leeks, winter greens, turnips, cauliflowers, oranges, asparagus, rhubarb, new potatoes, broccoli, spring onions, watercress, radishes and strawberries. So basically, you can pick the food from your… Read more
Beyond Judgment (Brainrush Book 3) by Richard Bard
4.0 out of 5 stars Exuberant, 18 Sep 2014
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I hadn't read Bards two previous books but had no trouble following the plot of this one. I say plot: it's more of a flight of fancy. It's Jason Bourne meets James Bond meets… HG Wells…? I don't think you are supposed to take it too seriously. Bard adopts a punchy, exuberant style and has fun with syntax: he doesn't always feel the need to include a verb or subject in his sentences. Would the original bard have approved of such shenanigans? Yes, he probably would have, actually.
1Byone Portable Recordable Touch Control Wireless &hellip by 1Byone
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I've often been disappointed with the choice and quality of "tunes" on doorbell chimes, so when I saw this one allowed whatever tunes you wanted recorded onto it, I jumped at the chance of reviewing one and was sent one to review for free. It takes three AA batteries or you can plug it into an adapter but this is NOT included in the pack.

You can record up to 4 of your own tunes/songs/alarms (changed by the "Selector" button.) You need to chnage the lever from 'In' to 'Rec' on the side of the unit.

To record your own song the easiest way is to just attach the audio-in cable to the "input" hole in the side of the machine and then fix that into the headphones socket on… Read more