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Kneeling Terracotta Warrior Statue - Large
Kneeling Terracotta Warrior Statue - Large

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AN EXCELLENT QUALITY ITEM - BUT NOT 'THE' KNEELING ARCHER EVERYONE KNOWS....., 18 Aug. 2014
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I was rather hesitant about buying this after reading reviews which suggest 'it smells' and it's heavy/not as tall as expected (although the listing clearly states the size of 8 inches) but having now taken delivery of this well modelled figure, I'd say I'm 99% happy with a) its total lack of smell(!), b) its pleasant matt charcoal grey pottery construction, c) its nice quality detail, presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity etc - this would make a nice gift for a 'terracotta army' fan - BUT, as I place it beside the several books I have on my bookshelf on this magnificent 'army', it's not a replica of 'the' kneeling archer who seems to figure most prominently (although many were found) in books, online, etc. That is a pity because that would be the icing on the cake - he was so characterful! - nevertheless, compared to a tacky resin/pottery 'generic' effort, this is MILES better! The box is so nice I have him standing on it and together, beside my books, they look very good. This is NOT a heavy figure - think medium bag of sugar (or rice, perhaps more appropriate!) - and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it at the price. A smaller version is available, but this is ideal for me.


Toads, and the Women Who Kiss Them. Aunt Alex's Army Manual: How to Free Yourself From the Narcissist
Toads, and the Women Who Kiss Them. Aunt Alex's Army Manual: How to Free Yourself From the Narcissist
by Alexandra Nouri
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.14

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DESERVES 10 STARS!, 5 Aug. 2014
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What an absolutely invaluable 'First Aid Kit' for anyone either reeling from the aftershock of - or still in the agonising and confusing throes of - being 'up close and personal' with a Narcissist/Psychopath/Emotional Vampire or other of that ilk, here termed a Toad. Like an emergency glucose ''hit' for someone suffering a diabetic hypo, this book goes straight to where it's needed FAST - yes, there are many other books out there dealing, oftentimes very well and very thoroughly, with the same subject matter BUT for someone unaware of what's happening (or just happened) to them, this book offers an immediate, effective escape route from the maelstrom of confusion, self-doubt, misery, etc. It gets you back to yourself, speaking directly to the 'inner, autherntic you' - cutting through the 'cult like' brainwashing/conditioning/manipulation the Toad has employed to help itself at your expense. I speak from personal experience when I say I wish I had found this book in the early days of my own personal 'Toad experience' a decade ago! Absolutely recommended.


Zeller 17722 Mesh Umbrella Stand 14; H53
Zeller 17722 Mesh Umbrella Stand 14; H53
Price: £13.49

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, well made and ideal for a small flat!, 18 July 2014
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What a dinky, well made, 'perfect for a small flat' umbrella stand - the silvery (matt) metal finish perfectly matches my IKEA mesh wastepaper baskets and other items - will easily take several umbrellas and/or walking sticks and appears well-proportioned/sturdy. Its appearance is so 'non-umbrella stand' and it's so compact that you could probably use it for anything - storing upright rolls of wrapping paper, craft paper, upended hiking or ski sticks, long handled cleaning gadgets, etc..... Recommended - especially for just over a tenner all in!


Kent Brushes Compact Natural White Bristle Shower/ Exfoliating Brush Oval Beechwood Handle
Kent Brushes Compact Natural White Bristle Shower/ Exfoliating Brush Oval Beechwood Handle
Price: £16.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not cheap, but so far so very good!, 18 July 2014
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Very comfortable to hold/use, well-made and looks as though it will last for ages (given the price, no bad thing!) - a little 'harsh' compared to softer brushes when first used in the shower (maybe best to dry body-brush with it first to get yourself used to the bristles) but the invigorating effects soon win you over. Hang up to dry, after use - certainly don't think this will either split, lose its bristles or get soft and mushy, as other cheaper items tend to. Very good, if a little pricey - appears to be money well spent, though.


My Kitchen Table: 100 Pasta Recipes
My Kitchen Table: 100 Pasta Recipes
by Antonio Carluccio
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!, 18 July 2014
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An excellent 'little' book, both for variety and accessibility of recipes/ingredients/prep time and for price! I collect cookery books and have many Italian/pasta books from the 70s and 80s - so not everything in here is 'new' to me (or indeed 'new'), BUT for someone wishing to acquaint themselves with or expand their repertoire of delicious, no-nonsense 'classic' and regional dishes including or based around pasta (soups, salads, mains, etc), this handy book would be very hard to beat. (All the My Kitchen Table books seem very good - I have several, including Ken Hom's. They are obviously not as big and 'glossy' as the larger, hardback or coffe-table cookery books, but they pack a lot of info and pictures into a small space and every recipe is very workable.) I have Carluccio's latest 'Pasta' book, which is very good and well-illustrated, but amazingly this little gem holds its own alongside it! Very good, buy one and enjoy!


The Essential French Cookery: 50 Classic Recipes from France with Step-by-step Photographs
The Essential French Cookery: 50 Classic Recipes from France with Step-by-step Photographs
by Heather Thomas
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Have all 4 books in this simple yet delightful and ..., 16 July 2014
Have all 4 books in this simple yet delightful and absolutely foolproof series - only trouble is, finding the quality ingredients to do the recipes justice in this 'low fat, plastic, Franken-food swamped' supermarket-country - ! :-(


Umbrella Store
Umbrella Store

5.0 out of 5 stars Hangs comfortably on the inside of my cupboard door - obviously ..., 16 July 2014
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Absolute Godsend for a very small flat - the larger pockets hold 4 (2 each side) rolled, standard weight umbrellas and the three front pockets hold good-sized minis. Hangs comfortably on the inside of my cupboard door - obviously won't hold 4 golf umbrellas without risk to wear and tear, and not the most beautiful of items so perhaps best inside a cupboard or behind a door rather than hanging 'in view' - that said, very useful. Recommended!


Hahn Pisa 24 Jar Spice Rack, Chrome
Hahn Pisa 24 Jar Spice Rack, Chrome
Offered by Harts Of Stur
Price: £18.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STYLISH, QUALITY ITEM!, 14 July 2014
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A very good quality/sturdy weight item - looks much better in the flesh even than the photo and holds all jars from Schwartz, Sainsburys, Morrisons and even the more slender tubs of curry powder, etc (only just a tiny bit too small for a Dunns River All Purpose Seasoning tub). Looks great in my kitchen - if I had a bigger kitchen, I'd have more of these, they're very stylish and functional (check out the matching wine racks, etc, too!). Excellent!


OXO Good Grips Soft Handled Can Opener
OXO Good Grips Soft Handled Can Opener
Offered by Price And Quality Shop
Price: £10.44

5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER EXCELLENT OXO 'ESSENTIAL KITCHEN GADGET', 14 July 2014
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Excellent - another great OXO Good Grips item in my kitchen. Their scissors, vegetable parer, pepper mills and now this opener are good quality, extremely comfortable to use and efficient. Very little pressure needed to remove a lid quickly and cleanly. (Tip: as with the excellent kitchen shears, after use, I wash, dry thoroughly and then smear a very light film of vegetable oil over the 'works' parts, just to keep them in tip-top condition.) Recommended!


HP ScanJet 200 Flatbed Photo Scanner
HP ScanJet 200 Flatbed Photo Scanner

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLE AND EFFICIENT, GOOD PRICE, VERY HAPPY!, 18 Jun. 2014
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Haven't used the software discs it came with, just needed a simple, efficient A4 size scanner (with a Z hinge doodah to copy larger items), and so far so very good. Previously had a Canon flatbed scanner, more expensive and also working off a CPU plug in USB port, but that proved problematic after a few months and had to go back (to high street retailer). Cannot fault this thus far, but I am not a regular or heavy/complex user of it. Excellent item for a simple soul who needs a simple scanner at a reasonable price, such as myself! :-)


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