Dr. I. Cox

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,589 - Total Helpful Votes: 626 of 772
Scalextric 1:32 Scale Mini Challenge Race Set by Scalextric
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Scalextric 1:32 Scale Mini Challenge Race Set

Just stopped after an extensive 2h test of the system - putting first thoughts to paper.

I was of the Hornby Dublo train generation although my wife had a Scalextric set ( still in the loft!) so it was interesting to compare the latest offering.
Out of the box , all that was needed was to assemble the track ( 4 possible designs shown - the track simply clicks together ) and plug in the power from the transformer ( somewhat short lead - you may need an extension lead form a 240v power point to the 15v transformer ) and the two handgrip speed controllers.
The instructions are reasonably clear but we only realised… Read more
Kipling Unisex-Adult Halia A4 Shoulder Bag K106248&hellip Kipling
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KIPLING Womens ( Adult -Unisex ) A4 Halia Shoulder Bag
Obtained for the wife (via the Vine programme) for an upcoming holiday. Not sure if I would view it as Unisex as suggested on Vine but thought it of interest for “ the management”
Here are her comments:-
Sadly we were sent the Alenya NOT the Halia bag
Whilst this was an excellent bag it lack the handles of the Halia product. It did feature an excellent body strap
Assessing the Alenya bag (against the correct product page and claims) the bag is stylish and practical. It doesn’t really take an A4 pad as claimed but would be otherwise well liked by anyone who selected this particular bag
This would merit 5… Read more
Field Guide to Birds of South Africa (Collins Pock&hellip by Ian Sinclair
As we are travelling to Cape Town and the Garden Route at the end of the year I wanted a reasonably priced book to cover the identification of birds we might see / video/photograph.
Whilst this is an "old" book ( from 1984) it is very comprehensive in its coverage of South African birds - some 887 birds ( plus 18 oceanic variants) are listed) - with photographs rather than " painted" pictures - I know that some people prefer the latter for identification. I suspect the pictures are all male birds in full repropduction phase plumage.
What is good is that on the left we have distribution maps for each bird ( hopefully in the last 30years they have not seen the… Read more