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Reisenthel toiletbag XL lollipop - wash bag, cosmetic bag - WO2020
Reisenthel toiletbag XL lollipop - wash bag, cosmetic bag - WO2020
Offered by anndora_
Price: £20.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Holiday essential, 6 Oct. 2015
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This is the bee's knees.

Enormous, sturdy, lovely to look at. And so practical! Handles, foldy-outy bits and compartments all exactly where they should be, separate sections for wet and dry things, even a handy velcro-backed mirror.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raincoat rescuer, 6 Oct. 2015
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I wasn't too hopeful that a bar of soap costing £1.50 could rescue my beloved yellow raincoat from an indigo dye stain, but it did!

Took two washes, but the coat is as good as new - no bleaching of the fabric or anything. Magical stuff.

Jane Eyre (Penguin Illustrated Classics)
Jane Eyre (Penguin Illustrated Classics)
by Charlotte Brontë
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful novel, beautiful illustrations, 17 Oct. 2007
When I saw the only other review, I had to chime in! I loved this book. The novel is, of course, wonderful, and I found the illustrations to be an absolute delight. Dame Darcy's gothic, naive style works perfectly with Charlotte Bronte's text, echoing both the serious yet childlike narrative voice and the whimsical, imaginative art that Jane herself creates.

The quality of this volume is fantastic - the covers and spine are beautifully designed to look aged and well-loved, the fonts are elegant, easy on the eye and authentic-looking and the illustrations themselves (a mix of black and white embellishments and full colour plates) are generously scattered throughout. It works wonderfully, and would make a perfect gift.

As for the fact that the cover shows Jane and the burning house, I can honestly say that this didn't bother me. I find that most book covers tend to be, like movie posters or trailers, a composite of dramatic images from the story intended to give a flavour of what follows rather than a literal promise. I didn't give this artistic license a second thought!

Beyond Good and Evil (PS2)
Beyond Good and Evil (PS2)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A rewarding, delightful experience, 24 Aug. 2007
This game is a real gem. It has a fantastic story, engaging characters, humour that is actually funny, an immersive world and a talking pig. The works, basically.

The gameplay is simple and the controls are, for the most part, very intuitive. The story unravels at a satisfying pace, and the style of play changes just often enough to keep you interested - one task will see you racing hovercrafts, for example, and the next will see you fighting, sneaking around or gathering information.

The bonus system is especially good. To earn extra upgrades and money, you must photograph examples of all the different species on the planet. This is beautifully implemented - there's something so pleasing about pausing in your tracks to get a snap of a new type of bird or fish, and there's a definite knack to getting a decent shot of an enemy mid-battle!

The sound is particularly worth mentioning - fantastic voice acting, spot-on sounds and authentic, mood-setting music really set the scene. The graphics are good, too - while perhaps not pushing the PS2 to its limits, they're well-conceived with some lovely humorous touches, and succeed in drawing you into the game world.

Of course, it's not perfect. I'd have to agree with the criticisms that others have mentioned - the camera angles can sometimes get a little bothersome and the inventory takes a little getting used to. Also, it is a relatively short game - for all that the map looks huge and inviting, there isn't really much to do other than follow the linear main quest and photograph new fauna.

To summarise, if you're looking for an enormous an involving game that ruins your social life for months to come, this isn't it. If, however, you want to spend a fiver on a genuinely charming and entertaining game, you won't regret buying this one. Its few bad points really don't get in the way of a rewarding a delightful experience. And did I mention the talking pig?

New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step by Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories (Readers Digest)
New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step by Step Techniques for Making Clothes and Home Accessories (Readers Digest)
by Reader's Digest
Edition: Hardcover

105 of 106 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent reference book, 18 May 2007
Contrary to what other reviewers have said, I wouldn't recommend this book for total beginners - it assumes that you already know the basics of setting up and using a sewing machine, cutting out a pattern, pinning things together, etc. These things may sound obvious, but they certainly weren't to me at first! If you really are starting from scratch and would like a book that'll hold your hand with that sort of thing, this isn't the one for you yet. However, if you're already OK with the absolute basics (or aren't afraid to ask the internet!) and are looking to make the move from practising with cushion covers to making clothes, then this book is a must-have.

Although I can't imagine ever sitting down and reading the whole thing, I've found it absolutely invaluable for looking up particular techniques or bits of jargon when I'm dealing with less-than-clear patterns. The instructions and diagrams are clear and useful, and I particularly appreciate the alternative techniques that it suggests for certain fiddly or complicated bits. And it's not just good for sewing techniques - the book is full of other useful stuff, including a guide to different fabrics and what they are used for and a fantastic section on altering patterns to fit your shape.

All in all, this book thoroughly deserves five stars. Admittedly, the sewing patterns that it comes with aren't much cop and you'll probably never need to use some sections, but the quality of the instructions and the thoroughness of the descriptive sections can't be beat. It's a great investment, and you'll be referring to this book for years to come.
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Sublime Stitching
Sublime Stitching
by Jenny Hart
Edition: Spiral-bound
Price: £12.99

39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!, 14 May 2007
This review is from: Sublime Stitching (Spiral-bound)
I'm a complete beginner at embroidery, and this book is just what I've been looking for. The friendly instructions are clear and easy to follow, and the range of patterns that come with the book are fantastic - a great range of designs from classic (flowers and cursive fonts) to kitsch (flamenco dancers and martini glasses).

This book is perfect for anyone who wants to give embroidery a go but isn't sure where to start - the author talks you through every step of the process, from buying thread to advanced stitches. It'd be worth the price with only a couple of the patterns included - with about a hundred thrown in, it's a fantastic bargain!

Looney Tunes: Golden Collection - 2 [DVD] [2005]
Looney Tunes: Golden Collection - 2 [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Looney Tunes

242 of 243 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thuperb, 28 Dec. 2006
Firstly, don't be put off by the lack of box shot or information on this listing - this really is the second volume in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection series! It's the same as the American version, so if you want to find out more about it you might want to do a quick search on Amazon.com rather than .co.uk.

It contains 60 cartoons spread over 4 DVDs, along with a host of commentaries, featurettes, rare toons and shorts, clips, voice-only tracks, interviews... the list goes on! The cartoons have been beautifully restored and remastered, and are presented uncut with all title sequences intact (which is just as well, as my only real gripe with this collection is that there isn't much info on the packaging or the menus - you have to play the cartoons to find out what year they were made, who directed them, etc.)

As with any collection of this size, there are a couple of cartoons that I can't see myself watching more than once, but the majority of the toons on here are fantastic stuff. It's hard to pick favourites, but highlights include the classic "What's Opera, Doc" and "One Froggy Evening", along with some pretty rare jazzy Merrie Melodies including "I Love to Singa" and "Have You Got Any Castles?".

This is an excellent collection and an absolute must for toon fans, kids, big kids, etc. If you don't already have it, I'd recommend that you get the Golden Collection Volume One first (but I'm biased towards Daffy, so I would say that); however, this is certainly a worthy follow-up and deserves a place on anyone's shelf.

Finally, because I have a kind heart, here's a listing of the cartoons on each DVD. There are too many extras to list, so you'll just have to take my word for it that you'll be surprised and delighted!

Disc 1

The Big Snooze
Broomstick Bunny
Bugs Bunny Rides Again
Bunny Hugged
French Rarebit
Gorilla My Dreams
The Hare-Brained Hypnotist
Hare Conditioned
The Heckling Hare
Little Red Riding Rabbit
Tortoise Beats Hare
Rabbit Transit
Slick Hare
Baby Buggy Bunny
Hyde and Hare

Disc 2

Beep Beep
Going! Going! Gosh!
Zipping Along
Stop! Look! and Hasten!
Ready, Set, Zoom
Guided Muscle
Gee Whiz-z-z
There They Go-Go-Go
Scrambled Aches
Zoom and Bored
Whoa, Be Gone!
Cheese Chasers
The Dover Boys
Mouse Wreckers
A Bear for Punishment

Disc 3

Bad Ol' Putty Tat
All Abir-r-rd
Room and Bird
Tweet Tweet Tweety
Gift Wrapped
Ain't She Tweet
A Bird in a Guilty Cage
Snow Business
Tweetie Pie
Kitty Kornered
Baby Bottleneck
Old Glory
The Great Piggy Bank Robbery
Duck Soup to Nuts
Porky in Wackyland

Disc 4

Back Alley Oproar
Book Revue
A Corny Concerto
Have You Got Any Castles?
Hollywood Steps Out
I Love to Singa
Katnip Kollege
The Hep Cat
The Three Little Bops
One Froggy Evening
Rhapsody Rabbit
Show Biz Bugs
Stage Door Cartoon
What's Opera, Doc
You Ought To Be In Pictures
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