Simon Fraser

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (204 of 215)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 13,241 - Total Helpful Votes: 204 of 215
ThermaCare Therapeutic Heat Wraps for Pain Relief &hellip by ThermaCare
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but expensive, 16 Jan 2014
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I use heat packs on my lower back, neck and shoulder areas on a regular basis, due to injuries and muscle tightness. These heat packs are the best I've tried. They warm up within 5 minutes of opening the package, and heat up to an even, comfortable temperature. They stay at approximately that temperature for over 12 hours, and then slowly cool down. One remained warm for over 20 hours! They are lightweight, and the weave of the wraps protects the skin from overheating. While they do occasionally cause some sweating (as you would expect!), the wraps absorb small amounts of moisture quite well. The sticky patches are much stickier than some of the other varieties I've tried; I was able to… Read more
Fry's English Delight 6 (BBC Audio) by Stephen Fry
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Sadly only four episodes - I wish there were more in a pack. Each episode is interesting for different reasons. Delving into rhetoric and educating us about its origins and use in speeches is a world apart from a discussion of the F word, or a discussion of new words being absorbed into English and how that happens. It's all fascinating, though, to see our own language grow and change to adapt to the lives we lead today - often in spite of attempts to make our language simpler and clearer.

Fry's voice is the only one that could lead this programme, taking such a delight in precise and eloquent delivery while at the same time enjoying all the quirks and variety the language has to… Read more
Everything I know about teaching by Mr Michael Gove
59 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Many hidden gems, 17 Oct 2013
Many reviews comment on how empty some of the pages seem. It's true that on first reading lots of the pages seem devoid of text, simply adorned with ruled lines to use as a notebook, but to gain further insight one must read between the lines. The bold clarity of straight-line thinking from the place we're all meant to start: The Left, to Gove's favoured Right, gives us little room for deviation from the plan, but the book doesn't knock the Left entirely - indeed on alternate pages it is the Left that have the spine, the backbone, and we see the other side at the frayed edges. This is political understanding at its deepest. Surely a masterpiece for the ages.

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