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The Mentalist - Season 6
The Mentalist - Season 6
Dvd
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, 23 Jun. 2016
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Very entertaining series. Easy viewing


Death in Paradise, Season 5
Death in Paradise, Season 5
Dvd
Price: £12.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A death in paradise is alive and kicking, 18 May 2016
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Light entertainment at its best. A joy to watch.


Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Wristband - Plum, Large
Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Wristband - Plum, Large
Price: £94.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun, 12 April 2016
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Bought this for my wife who doesn't like it on her wrist so ive been wearing it for the last couple of weeks. First off I find it really comfortable to wear and it only comes off for charging. The app is really fun to use and to keep a check on the day's movements, stairs climbed, steps taken and more. The sleep tracker is also great to see what kind of sleep pattern im getting. There are limitations of course (if you go up/down in a lift or drive up/down a hill it thinks you've been climbing stairs) and im not so sure how accurate the heart monitor is but that's not the point as far as I can see. It gives you a good idea of how you are doing and goals to meet which I find makes me want to meet, so if im a couple if flights of stairs short of my day target ill go and walk up and down a flight to meet it.
If these devices encourage people to be more aware of their daily activity and to start doing a bit more then they serve their perpose in a fun way. I love it! If I'm in the gym though I'll wear my polar watch and chest heart rate monitor for a very accurate exercise read out. But who knows, in the future one of these might be enough.


Cressi Alpha Superdry Scuba Diving Snorkel - Black/Pink
Cressi Alpha Superdry Scuba Diving Snorkel - Black/Pink
Price: £22.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 26 Aug. 2015
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Bought it, packed it, went on holiday. What a great snorkle it never let water in! Did just what it was supposed to do and being flexible made it comfortable as well. Nice!


REBOXED 2012 MMAT BODY WORKOUT SLAM PUNCH BAG MMA PRO ACTION SYSTEM
REBOXED 2012 MMAT BODY WORKOUT SLAM PUNCH BAG MMA PRO ACTION SYSTEM

2.0 out of 5 stars such a great idea, 14 May 2015
Looks like this product has been unavailable for a while now. I bought one a year or so ago and have used it regularly. It has to be weighted down with the bags supplied once filled with something (I used sand) which then hold it down pretty well. It will shake if punched or kicked very hard and I think is better used for precision punch and kick work Rather than all out power.

There are several problems however;

The welding on mine is off centre so a couple of the attachments don't line up. Chest pad and horizontal arm for example, which is very irritating after a while as when the chest pad is facing me the arm is more forward on one side than the other and the arms connected to it end up at a slight angle (off centre) and at two different I stances from me.

Another problem is the bolts which have to be pretty tight to avoid movement but after a while the thread starts to strip.

The fixing for the chest pad has at least in part a metal that is too soft and bends rather than tightening the clamp to the vertical and so the chest pad will move down the stem.

The dense foam head has started to disintegrate.

However .... replacing the bolts with better quality ones has solved the thread stripping and inserting rubber strips has helped to stop slippage. There is no solution for the misaligned welding that I have found.

In conclusion I think it's a great idea let down by poor workmanship and materials. i've still managed a lot of use out of it though and being able to take it apart has meant I've been able to fit it into a small flat.


Venum Kontact Hand Wraps - Black, One Size
Venum Kontact Hand Wraps - Black, One Size
Price: £8.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Aug. 2014
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Good wraps.


Monastic Prisons and Torture Chambers: Crime and Punishment in Central European Monasteries, 1600-1800
Monastic Prisons and Torture Chambers: Crime and Punishment in Central European Monasteries, 1600-1800
Price: £6.45

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good look into monastic culture of it's time, 30 April 2014
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i didn't know anything about this subject so it was all news to me. this book provides a good insight into not just monastic internal affairs but their relationship with the authorities of secular justice as well. one thing that soon becomes apparent is the lack of information due to the desire to destroy records and keep their affairs private. with this in mind i was left thinking that this book was presenting me with the tip of the iceberg but a tip well worth looking at with the case histories it managed to find.


The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts
The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts
by Israel Finkelstein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just a quick review, 3 Feb. 2011
Much of this book's content has already been delt with by the above reviewers so i'm not going to reiterate those things. i have been looking for and reading books concerned with the creation of the bible by such authors as Karen Armstrong but have always come away feeling that i have not really got to grips with what was going on in that whole area which we might loosly call the lands of the bible and also what was happening with these other civillisations, the Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians all of whom seemed to be named yet not explained. this book has gone a long way to sorting this out and i now feel i have a good grasp of how history played itself out through the archaeological evidence presented in this book. a great reference book.


Crisis of Conscience
Crisis of Conscience
by Raymond Franz
Edition: Paperback

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A heavy read, 12 Oct. 2010
This review is from: Crisis of Conscience (Paperback)
I was looking for a book that would tell me more about the Jehovah Witness (JW's) organisation which it did but the book was very hard going. It might be that the author is just a very precise person but I got the feeling that he was expecting certain people to be scrutinising every single passage looking for ways to discredit it and with that in mind tried to write a 'bomb proof' book. The result is a book littered with sections from old issues of JW publications(watchtower etc)used to back up what the author is saying, often interrupting the flow of the book and labouring the point. I found that I was almost loosing the plot in the detail which would have been a great shame because the author has important things to say. I would have preferred all the publications and letters put at the back to make the book flow faster but even if that was done the author seems so intent on being as fair as possible that the book would still be slow going and dry.

I think it's an important read for anyone interested in knowing more about the organisational history of the JW's and some of the men that shaped and controlled it. It also highlights some of the problems they have had to face, or hide/explain away, due to the predictions of it's leaders although 'spreads across it's chapters' might be more accurate than 'highlights'. I didn't really get a sense of the authors 'crisis' as it appeared to be more of an erosion but I think the insight into the mind of the author as a JW working at their research and publications office was very interesting. This book is hard work but if you are prepared to put in the time and effort it provides an insight into the organisational world of the JW's through much of the 20th century.
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Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques
Muay Thai Basics: Introductory Thai Boxing Techniques
by Christoph Delp
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.69

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, 11 Oct. 2010
This is a nice book, very clear pictures giving you all you all the basic moves. there are some pictures that left me wondering just how a leg/foot ended up where it was and some 'in between' pictures with the spins and high kicks would have been very helpful.


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