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Guru'Guay Guide to Montevideo, The
Guru'Guay Guide to Montevideo, The
by Karen A Higgs
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it's weight in gold., 23 Jun. 2016
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Currently, I am looking for work in South America again. In the past I've always focused on the Andes region so Uruguay was totally off my radar. Not anymore (and it's gone to the top of my list). I am a convert, not least because of this guide. Yes, it's full of infomation but not in your typical Lonely Planet style, with endless dry lists of things to do/see/eat etc. This has soul & passion too and is written by people who know and love the city.

The book is divided into:
'Logistics' - incl. invaluable info. on getting there, getting around and day-to-day functioning - I can't emphasise enough how useful just this section is. The chart of 'The best time to visit' is simply genius and the explanation of the different neighbourhoods is sooo useful.
'Things to Do'
'Food &Drink'
'Society & Culture'(my favourite section)- historical/political background, films & music, books, local expressions etc.

I first read through the book via Kindle Unlimited but saw how much had gone into the making of this self-published book and felt the need to support the writer by actually buying a copy. Also, it looks like a guide to wider Uruguay is on its way so hopefully this book will have the big success it deserves and help that project along too.


Pack of 40 Multicolour Childrens Plastic 7cm Needles. For Sewing, Binca and Tapestry
Pack of 40 Multicolour Childrens Plastic 7cm Needles. For Sewing, Binca and Tapestry
Offered by DK.VAN
Price: £1.48

3.0 out of 5 stars The ones I received are flimsier than in the picture ..., 19 Dec. 2015
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The ones I received are flimsier than in the picture and not finished off properly but they are useable, meh.


BeautyLife 12 Color Acrylic Uv Gel Nail Art Glitter Dust Powder
BeautyLife 12 Color Acrylic Uv Gel Nail Art Glitter Dust Powder

3.0 out of 5 stars Not much product, 8 Feb. 2014
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I knew these pots weren't very big but there wasn't much glitter in each one...about a quarter of a teaspoon,if that. Good mixture of colours & quite fine. I'm not exactly disappointed but neither am I wowed. An okay purchase. I didn't realise this was being posted from SE Asia either. I try to buy from UK sellers as much as possible but it's not always easy to discern, although the delivery dates should have been the giveaway, I suppose.


Talk Now! Learn Quechua. CD-ROM
Talk Now! Learn Quechua. CD-ROM
by EuroTalk
Edition: CD-ROM

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No barge pole long enough to touch this with., 29 Nov. 2013
This series of Talk Now language CDs are appalling. I wrote an in-depth review/warning about these a while back (possibly for a different format and have therefore 'disappeared').
In brief:
- they don't explain the language used properly & therefore prevent any chance of language acquisition
- poorly designed
These truly are a waste of money.


Intentional Spinner (with DVD): A Holistic Approach to Making Yarn (Book & DVD)
Intentional Spinner (with DVD): A Holistic Approach to Making Yarn (Book & DVD)
by Judith Mackenzie Mccuin
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Foundation, 4 Mar. 2013
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There is a lot of information packed into a relatively small book here, with a good balance between the instant gratification of colourful photos and text you can take your time over.

The book is divided into two main sections. The first is about the fibres themselves & is fascinating. The second part covers spinning techniques and how to plan/design your yarn, with a handful of very achievable projects. There is also an important overview to do with protecting finished items, from moths etc.

NB As a brand new spinner this book did not tell me exactly what to do (at the time this was frustrating) but I soon realised that getting on the wheel and starting to get a feel for the fibre and the wheel was the best way to learn...then, coming back to the book for further information on how to expand my skills. I feel that one of the points is that every spinner has/will develop their own style ie if it works for you, it works.

I also found the DVD very helpful (although Interweave have erroneously repeated one of the segments). The presentation style is understated and having watched it a couple of times now, I find there are lots of useful bits of embedded information, that only become relevant as you develop your skills.

This is not a showy book but it is very focused on helping you become a much better spinner by both increasing skills & by deepening knowledge and understanding of fibres. It works for me but then, we are all different.


8 Compatible Printer Ink Cartridges for Epson Stylus SX515W - Black
8 Compatible Printer Ink Cartridges for Epson Stylus SX515W - Black
Offered by More Inks
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not compatible with Epson SX515W, 17 Nov. 2011
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Have bought the mixed colour pack of inks from the same seller in the past and had no problem but these cartridges just don't work at all...from reading another review, it may just be a compatability problem with the Epson SX515W.


Talk Now! Quechua (PC/MAC)
Talk Now! Quechua (PC/MAC)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More than dubious..., 8 Oct. 2010
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Unfortunately, a mixture of curiosity and optimism got the better of me after buying two other (very disappointing) Quechua DVDs from Eurotalk. I thought maybe this more basic language CD would fill the gaping chasms of educational logic...more the fool me.

Yes, it does go back to real basics e.g. numbers (0-20) and there are several other topics which are covered in a ,at best, mediocre manner BUT shockingly Eurotalk has erased the images of the two real Quechua speakers (the best thing about the other discs) and replaced them with two blonde-haired Europeans. These replacements aren't even speaking Quechua, their mouths move roughly in time with the Quechua speakers voices but they blatantly aren't speaking Quechua themselves.

To learn proper pronunciation you need to see how the sounds/words are formed, otherwise what is the point of having an 'interactive' DVD. The native speakers are the best thing about the other CDs.

One has to ask why Eurotalk feels it is necessary to replace the two middle-aged, dark-haired, dark-skinned, native Andean speakers with two young, blonde-haired, light-skinned, European puppets.

'Rubbish' is the politest description of these ill thought out, badly executed, over-priced plastic frisbees. If you read all the reviews, and only believed half of it, you will still be disappointed, if not appalled, at the poor quality and dubious undertones of these DVDs.


Talk the Talk Quechua (PC/MAC)
Talk the Talk Quechua (PC/MAC)
Offered by SEDIVA UK
Price: £14.68

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If this had been done in a totally different way, it could have been great., 4 Oct. 2010
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Having studied Quechua intensively in the past, I have been looking for something like this for ages, to help me brush up on my skills and was genuinely excited about this product. In the end though this was only matched by huge disappointment. I also bought the other Eurotalk Quechua CD imagining they would compliment and build on one another but they are equally inadequate.

As I said in my review for the other Eurotalk Quechua CD...
This CD is very much like the other Eurotalk Quechua CD in that it does say this is not for the complete beginner and on the inside cover (after you've opened it) states "...the language used is not translated word for word..." but still, most of the language used on this CD is presented in phrases but doesn't tell you which word means what. As this is not a European language and is very different in structure and word order (and there is no explanation or help available) it makes learning practically impossible.

Also, the content in no way reflects the culture of the Quechua-speaking region. Unhelpfully (in my opinion), you can discover that 'panda' is the same word as in English, how to say the sports 'squash' and 'hurdling'(weirdly to the exclusion of all others e.g. hiking).

In short, not great...not great at all.

Again, the one star for this review is dedicated to the two presenters.

If you're hoping to practice some Quechua 'for real', you'd be much better served by the diminutive and excellent Lonely Planet Quechua phrasebook to get you started and then get talking to the locals wherever you are (the money saved will cover at least a week's worth of 'menu del dia'(meal of the day/lunch). Alternatively for hardcore language learners, Judith Noble's 'Introduction to Quechua' is fantastically thorough and logical. Finally, it may be classed as a 'lingua franca' for a large part of the Andes but there is huge variation in pronunciation and vocabulary depending on the region, so until you get to your destination it may be hard to predict which 'version' would be most useful to you. (It's not stated which version is presented in these CDs.)


Talk More Quechua (PC/MAC)
Talk More Quechua (PC/MAC)
Price: £23.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Quechua...parrot style, 4 Oct. 2010
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Okay, so Eurotalk do say this is not for the complete beginner and on the inside cover (after you've opened it) states "...the language used is not translated word for word..." but still, most of the language used on this CD is presented in phrases but doesn't tell you which word means what. For instance, you can learn how to say "My mother is 43" but if your mother isn't 43 or some other member of your family is, you're out of luck. As this is not a European language and is very different in structure and word order (and there is no explanation or help available) it makes learning practically impossible.
Also, Eurotalk obviously churns out almost identical CDs for every language as the content in no way reflects the culture of the Quechua-speaking region.

In short, not great...not great at all.

If you're hoping to practice some Quechua 'for real', you'd be much better served by the diminutive Lonely Planet Quechua dictionary to get you started and then get talking to the locals wherever you are (the money saved will cover at least a week's worth of 'menu del dia'(meal of the day/lunch). Finally, it may be classed as a 'lingua franca' for a large part of the Andes but there is huge variation in pronunciation and vocabulary depending on the region.

(The one star for this review is dedicated to the two presenters who are earnestly willing you to learn their language...but to no avail. Sort it out Eurotalk!)


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