I am the tree!
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (7 of 7)
Location: Scotland
Birthday: 14 May
In My Own Words:
Artist's housekeeper, truck driver, and occaisional musician.

I seem to be stuck on musicians' biogs, and the English Civil War, lately!


Top Reviewer Ranking: 329,131 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 7
Skandika Comanche 8 Man Tent - Sand/Red Skandika
In four days of camping, there were three instances of holes developing where the flysheet attaches to the groundsheet; one at each foot of the porch poles, and one at the back at a pegging loop. Part of the skirt near the door ripped off, meaning the guy line had to be lifted out. And despite it having a can and a half of Fabsil in it, it leaked at the seams in a moderate shower. The condensation it developed during dry nights, was pretty bad too.
The sad thing is, that everyone who saw it, commented on how good it looked, and how quickly and easily it had been pitched. The Comanche is truly a triumph of style over substance. In the end, we decided to strike camp a day early, because… Read more
Kubik Edge II 8GB Touchscreen MP3 and Video Player by Kubik Digital Electronics
3.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money, 10 Aug 2013
Overall, it's good value for money - why bother buying something by Apple at many times the price, when this does the job perfectly well? Easy to load files onto, behaves perfectly when hooked up to a PC, and even charges reasonably quickly from a car lighter socket. Battery life isn't too bad either; I reckon I'm getting 8-10 hours out of mine, which is okay. Sound quality is good, and the EQ is very well thought out, so it isn't hard to fine tune.
On the downside (and this is based on me using it solely in my car), I find the screen frustrating to use. In strong light, it's very hard to see the icons quickly, and the touch sensitivity I just cannot get right. It may be just my… Read more
On the Wrong Line: How Ideology and Incompetence W&hellip by Christian Wolmar
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading, 21 Mar 2013
There can't be many writers who know this territory better than Christian Wolmar, and he spares nothing in examining the problems we face with our railways. Interesting historical perspectives too, and obviously well sourced.

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