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Igenix Liteway LW3251 Small Bayonet Cap Energy Saving LED Candle Lamp 5 W - Clear
Igenix Liteway LW3251 Small Bayonet Cap Energy Saving LED Candle Lamp 5 W - Clear
Price: £6.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice little bayonet bulb, 3 July 2015
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It's a very nice little light bulb that punches above its weight. It's pretty much the perfect shape and dimensions for small standard bedside lamps and the output is on the lowish side but strong enough to read by etc.
It does light up instantly, as far as I can tell anyway; I've still got some of the earlier types which take a while to kick in and the difference is palpable. Five stars as unless it blows prematurely there's not really any fault or room for improvement I can remark on; it's an attractive looking, serviceable small bulb.


Amazon Basics High Back Patio Chair Cover
Amazon Basics High Back Patio Chair Cover

4.0 out of 5 stars Practical but aesthetically challenged, 3 July 2015
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First off this cover is huge. It is nearly big enough to cover two chairs. It is also as tough as old boots with a really heavy duty thick material which should stay durable and intact through any weather conditions. It has very good clip fastenings at the base (the rucksack type of clips) The only real downside is, well, it's rather ugly. I wish it had been a nicer colour other than a really dirty beige looking.
It'll certainly protect your chair but it just isn't very nice to look at.


Black Coal, Thin Ice [DVD]
Black Coal, Thin Ice [DVD]
Dvd ~ Fan Liao
Price: £9.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Rather lifeless, 3 July 2015
This review is from: Black Coal, Thin Ice [DVD] (DVD)
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I didn't think too much of this. It dragged, the characters were bizarre and acted in ways which were not consistent with their roles or the task in hand. I'm not sure whether I momentarily drifted off whilst watching this as the plot was confusing and seemed to be all over the place. None of the characters were likeable. Some ok set pieces but that asides not a very entertaining watch at all.


Philips HR1868/81 Avance Collection Quick Clean Juicer, 2.5 Litre, 700 Watt - White
Philips HR1868/81 Avance Collection Quick Clean Juicer, 2.5 Litre, 700 Watt - White
Price: £106.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A great thing, 2 July 2015
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Wow, what a brilliant juicer. I didn't think it was that big; it's really quite compact, it has some bulk and height but not in any way would I say it's too big for even a small kitchen like mine. It is heavy though thanks to all the motors, components etc. Also I found it relatively straightforward to clean. I had a juicer/smoothie maker some years ago which was a nightmare to clean and eventually put me off using it, this is not in the same catagory though takes longer than the official video would have you believe.
It's great at liquifying fruits and veg and the pulp left over is, depending on the fruit, largely extracted of juice. I'd really recommend this if you are serious about juicing spare veg and fruit. I even incorporate it into cocktail making with freshly liquified fruit juice and it's good for herbs also. Really pleased with this and it has reinvigorated my interest in juices again.


Ultrasonic Periodontal Debridement: Theory and Technique
Ultrasonic Periodontal Debridement: Theory and Technique
by Marie D. George
Edition: Paperback
Price: £40.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide, 2 July 2015
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This is a suprisingly readable and accessible book/guide to Periodontal work. It is laid out excellently, I particularly liked the 'Chapter Objectives' at the start of each chapter which outlay learning outcomes.
The book explains everything really clearly and has lots of pictures of teeth, as you'd imagine, both of a patients mouth as well as a very realistic looking model, as well as diagrams, pictures of correct use and handling of equipment and occasionally graphs. The patient assessment chapter in particular was fascinating but it was all mostly interesting. It's not a particularly thick, dimension sized, book but it packs a lot in. The only addition I could have seen would have been a good glossary of terms in the back but things were very well described in the text anyway.


Girls Against Boys [DVD]
Girls Against Boys [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nicole LaLiberte
Price: £7.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars Girls will be girls, 2 July 2015
This review is from: Girls Against Boys [DVD] (DVD)
I like the base premise of this though of course it's a well used plot device for many films over the years, everything from 'I spit on your grave' to 'Thelma and Louise' to name but two. The characterisation of the two young women was good with the unhinged girl who gets a rush from killing and her willing but less psychotic associate whose bad experience at the hands of men provides the catalyst for their killing spree, although you get the impression that the sassy dominant one has probably indulged before given the casual nature of her actions.
The first half hour was a bit slow but it gets darker and more involving after that point. It was a bit 'different' to brush over some of the logistical elements of murder. Bodies and forensics were simply left and never referred to again; no police, no news reports and no ensuing investigations to get in the way. Mostly the acting was fine though some actors in some set pieces showed the limitations of their acting range. It's not a classic but it's a reasonable effort made with obvious budgetry constraints. Does contain some violence which I think was pretty tame by horror standards and a bit of a contrived ending. Not much in the way of extras bar a short 'making of' which didn't reveal much.


Nutrition Research Methodologies (The Nutrition Society Textbook)
Nutrition Research Methodologies (The Nutrition Society Textbook)
by Julie A. Lovegrove
Edition: Paperback
Price: £44.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Aimed at researchers in the field, 2 July 2015
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A very academic take on the area of nutrition. As the title suggests the emphasis is placed firmly onto research though a lot of it is very interesting and a bit of an eye opener. I didn't know, for example, that sleep apnoea is associated with neck circumference!
This book does strongly advocate the use of animals in experimenting so if you had any ethical concerns in this area you may want to give this book a wide berth. There is in fact a whole chapter devoted to 'Animal Models in Nutrition Research' which is very interesting but in my opinion unbalanced as to the two sides of the debate.
The glossary at the end is excellent and the book as a whole has just enough images, graphs etc to illustrate an example.


Great Myths of Child Development (Great Myths of Psychology)
Great Myths of Child Development (Great Myths of Psychology)
by Stephen Hupp
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.95

3.0 out of 5 stars An American popular cultural guide to American children for American parents, 1 July 2015
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I found this book a little bit pointless and irrelevant. A lot of the myths are presumably myths in American culture because I wasn't aware that many of them were myths in the first place. 'Praise undermines children's ability to be successful' is this really widely accepted as a myth? And as with the few pages on corporal punishment which were provided with a biblical context in relation to most American citizens belief system and the King James bible.
I don't think you can really learn anything or gain a great insight or understanding into child development by reading this book. It's more of a popular culture and American popular culture at that, irreverant guide to the often 'wacky' theories some people seem to associate with children and child care.


Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in This Moment
Mindfulness: Living Through Challenges and Enriching Your Life in This Moment
by Richard W. Sears
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A slow, meandering read, 1 July 2015
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It wasn't really for me. I thought the author on too many occasions really laboured the point with personal experiences or multiple examples of the same thing. I thought the content as well was a bit padded out (hence the multiple examples) and whilst the basic essence of the message was good re living and experiencing the moment, I couldn't help but look forward to getting to the end of the book and I found myself progressively missing out the odd page or so the more I read of it.


Children's Speech Sound Disorders
Children's Speech Sound Disorders
by Caroline Bowen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £42.74

4.0 out of 5 stars Very specialised, 1 July 2015
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A comprehensive coverage of, what is essentially 'articulation disorders' their treatments, disorders etc. I'm currently learning British Sign Language and was hoping there could be some relevant, complimentary and practical information in here that would help with communicating. There is, kind of, in a very lateral sense but it's not really designed for this purpose nor I'd say for most parents who have a child with a speech sound disorder as it's very academic in its approach.
It'd benefit medical students in the field greatly I'd imagine, as a lay reader I didn't personally find it that accessible or even very interesting. There are some illustrations which are normally to highlight a particular phonetic exercise but otherwise there sure is a lot of text. I do like reading medical text books and the like but whilst I can appreciate that this is a very thorough examination of certain conditions and treatments, it is a very specialised book.


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