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Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe (British Wildlife Field Guides)
Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe (British Wildlife Field Guides)
by Wouter Beukema
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent & comprehensive, 26 July 2017
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An excellent & comprehensive field guide to European amphibians & reptiles, with clear text giving plenty of info on the well-illustrated species. This is easy to use: identification is as easy as it can be, though some species are not that easy! As a result of many new studies (esp molecular genetics) many "old" species have been revised, often getting split into more than 1 new species, so it is good that this is well up to date. No doubt it will be superceded in 10-20y time (as this supercedes Arnold & Ofenden's 2002 FG) but this is about as good as it gets now.


Garmin Nuvi 2699LMT-D 6 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth
Garmin Nuvi 2699LMT-D 6 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates, Free Lifetime Digital Traffic Alerts and Bluetooth
Offered by Buyur
Price: £199.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This will get you anywhere in Europe & more!, 26 July 2017
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Bought as a replacement for a Nüvi 1490 which finally died after 6.5y of excellent service, and I'm very happy with it. The new Nüvi 2699LMT-D is a lot quicker (faster processor?), somewhat clearer (partly from 6" screen cf 5" on older one), and controls are similar but with (as you'd expect) some differences of detail which are quickly learned. Another great improvement on the old Nüvi 1490 is having Lifetime updates for maps & traffic alerts bundled in the basic price (previously an optional extra, reasonably priced but still extra).
Unlike some other satnavs, Garmin's maps for "all of Europe" are exactly that & some more, as they include the Spanish & Portuguese Atlantic islands, French overseas territories (Guadaloupe etc) and ALL of Turkey. The detail is staggering, with tiny roads etc as well as very useful preloaded POIs: even our old Nüvi 1490 delivered us to a hotel in the narrow back-streets of medieval Konya (Turkey) on one occasion when coverage at the time for Turkey did not know about a big highway on which we'd been driving to Konya for most of the day! Only a couple of E European countries (Moldova? & ??) have major roads only. But you do need supplementary memory in the form of microSDHC cards: this new 2699LMT-D arrived with non-latest maps, telling me immediately that (a) the internal memory was 97% full, and (b) updated maps were available, so I waited arrival of a 32GB microSDHC card (max capacity for this sat nav) before updating the maps. But BEWARE: if an update would overflow available memory, Garmin offer the option of uploading a smaller subset of maps (eg W Europe instead of all of Europe). This is no disaster as you retain access to the bigger set (or to alternative subsets), but I found this a bit of a fiddle on Garmin Express (the app where you do this sort of thing) when I had to do it for the old Nüvi 1490.


SanDisk Ultra 32 GB Imaging microSDHC Class 10 Memory Card and SD Adapter up to 80 Mbps with UHS-I Ratings
SanDisk Ultra 32 GB Imaging microSDHC Class 10 Memory Card and SD Adapter up to 80 Mbps with UHS-I Ratings
Price: £11.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 32GB for hungry satnav maps, 26 July 2017
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Bought for a Garmin 2699LMT-D sat nav to give extra memory as the satnav map files get increasingly big with amazing levels of detail. 32GB should allow a lot more detail in future.


SanDisk Extreme 16 GB SDHC Memory Card up to 90 MB/s, Class 10, U3
SanDisk Extreme 16 GB SDHC Memory Card up to 90 MB/s, Class 10, U3
Price: £10.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Very reliable., 26 July 2017
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I've used SanDisk Extreme SDHC cards for years & never had a problem. Good & quick, & the pics turn out well.


Strauss: Don Quixote, Festival Prelude, Dance of the Seven Veils
Strauss: Don Quixote, Festival Prelude, Dance of the Seven Veils

5.0 out of 5 stars Let's here it for Richard Strauss, 26 July 2017
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Super disc!! Bought primarily for the Festival Prelude (heard in a recent concert) but was delighted to hear "Don Quixote" as well, which is a purely orchestral piece of decided magnificence & nothing to do with any ballet of which you may have heard. Where has R. Strauss been all my life?


Travall TRM1063R Rubber Floor Car Mats
Travall TRM1063R Rubber Floor Car Mats
Offered by Travall UK
Price: £35.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Do the job well., 26 July 2017
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Does all the blurb says: they fits exactly (including the location studs on driver's floor), they are very robust & seem likely to last the course. I agree with another reviewer that the driver's mat could do with being somewhat longer, without danger of interfering with the foot pedals since the locating studs stop the mat from running forwards too far under the pedals.


Ei Electronics Smoke Alarm with Smartlink RF Digital Wire Free Interconnection
Ei Electronics Smoke Alarm with Smartlink RF Digital Wire Free Interconnection
Price: £29.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So smoke anywhere in the house will alert all alarms & therefore you get good warning. Only 4 stars, 26 July 2017
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Major advantage is that these can be daisy-chained: we have 5, any one of which will set off the other 4 if it starts firing. So smoke anywhere in the house will alert all alarms & therefore you get good warning. Only 4 stars, though, because this item replaces another which turned faulty only 5 months after installation: its alarm came on falsely (no smoke etc anywhere) setting all others off, making us run around the house with > some anxiety until we established that there was nothing to worry about. It took a lot of searching on Amazon to discover how to claim a replacement under guarantee, but once I'd spoken to a charming & very helpful assitant, the exchange was arranged & the replacement arrived next day.


Garmin eTrex 10 Outdoor Handheld GPS Unit
Garmin eTrex 10 Outdoor Handheld GPS Unit
Price: £76.43

4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic position-finder, 6 April 2016
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Bought deliberately as a low-spec (cheap) device for getting location & altitude, for which it works perfectly well. It's compact, lightweight & has low power consumption, but the "Map" feature is minimalist & apparently can not be upgraded. With hindsight, I'd have bought a somewhat higher spec. version capable of uploading topographic mapping.


Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2015
Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2015
by Liliane J. Opsomer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.57

5.0 out of 5 stars They report that this book was excellent, enabling them to plan well beforehand, 6 April 2016
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Bought as a gift for a family planning to go to Disneyworld. They report that this book was excellent, enabling them to plan well beforehand. As a resul, when they got there t they had short waits for the things they wanted to do & had an absolutely great time


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5.0 out of 5 stars A good birthday present for an experienced diver who knew what she wanted, 6 April 2016
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Bought as a gift, but the recipient was very happy with it (but it was the one she'd chosen herself).


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