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Caroley

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (69 of 118)
Location: Shropshire
Anniversary: 23 Dec
Birthday: 27 Jun
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 16,619 - Total Helpful Votes: 69 of 118
ORCA Ladies Core Basic Race Suit, Black/White/Pink&hellip Orca
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable & Durable, 9 Oct 2013
Having never done a triathlon before, I bought this purely based on the reviews and was not disappointed. It has seen me through all my training and the triathlon itself and is still being used regularly for both swimming and cycling.

I was a bit afraid that the elastic in the legs would fail but it hasn't at all and the running support is still strong and comfortable.

Easy to wriggle into and out of (slightly harder when it's wet but that's to be expected!) and looks good to boot. The two pockets on the back are just right for storing gels in (or your keys if you are just cycling) and it isn't showing any signs of wear and tear even after so much use.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I so desperately wanted to love this book. And I did love the final 200 pages or so, sniffling quietly to myself at the sad bits, but the other 300ish pages? They weren't so great. I love Steifvater's writing, it is beautiful and her description is powerful and deep but sadly for most of the book that's all there seemed to be. Lovely descriptions of people and places and how they came to be where and who they are 'now' in order for the story to take place in the last section of the book. It could have done with being half the length because for all I felt like the island of Thisby was as much a character in the book as all the actual people, it wasn't the most riveting subject. The water… Read more
Emerald (Pale Blue Dot) by Rosemary Smith
Emerald (Pale Blue Dot) by Rosemary Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good fun, 27 Sep 2013
I really, really enjoyed this novel. It was exciting and fast-paced and the characters and concepts were well thought through and interesting.

The story was quite animal-based which kept me happy to start with but the addition of cut-throat pirates, underground politics, deception and someone who struggles to walk in high heels as much as I do just added to the fun.

The world building was brilliant and the cast of characters varied - from the moody and mysterious Merlin, charming and handsome Alexi and bitter but powerful Professor Diamandis. There was something for everyone.

I particularly liked Riqui, the main character and owner of the Doodle, because of… Read more

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