Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Profile for Captain Pugwash > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Captain Pugwash
Helpful Votes: 4946

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Captain Pugwash "Lidders" (UK)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-20
pixel
Postman Pat Tube of Collectables- Ajay Bains & Pat with Bag & Pat
Postman Pat Tube of Collectables- Ajay Bains & Pat with Bag & Pat

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality product, 8 Dec. 2010
Having received 'The Greendale Rocket' as a present, my two year old son was distraught at the lack of a driver! This tube of three figures is just the job; with jointed limbs they are suitable for putting in the Rocket's cabin and can also be played with separately. It would have been better to have include three different characters rather than two versions of Pat, however this is a minor quibble and my son certainly isn't bothered!


Cream Advent Pyramid Christmas Candle
Cream Advent Pyramid Christmas Candle

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waxing lyrical, 8 Dec. 2010
Having been given an advent candle (eminently inferior to this one) some years ago, I found myself hankering after one this year and discovered this while browsing Amazon. The seller packaged it beautifully and it now has pride of place in the centre of my dining room table.
The pyramid shape makes it much easier to place - no messing about with melting wax and old saucers - while the design is simple but elegant. I am more than happy with this purchase and will be back for more when they are in stock again.


Apple iPhone 3G 8GB SIM-Free - Black
Apple iPhone 3G 8GB SIM-Free - Black

4.0 out of 5 stars Can several million people be wrong..?, 6 Dec. 2010
Having finally succumbed to the iPhone revolution, I am finding this to be a real joy. The shape is very pleasing, as are the displays and general feel of the handset. I haven't yet got the hang of all the phone's myriad features, however the applications are uniformly excellent and features such as voice calling, phone locking, photo uploading and the inbuilt iPod are particularly impressive.
Overall I am satisfied with this purchase and look forward to discovering all it has to offer over the coming months.


Letters from an Alien Schoolboy
Letters from an Alien Schoolboy
by Ros Asquith
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm an alien -I'm a schoolboy alien..., 30 Nov. 2010
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The first in a new series for boys and girls aged 5+ (depending on the child of course) depicts the quirky adventures of Flowkwee, an alien who comes to Earth disguised as a schoolboy in order to spy on us weird and wonderful Earthlings. One of the best things about this book is the collection of whimsical illustrations, while the story itself is a real page-turner. Naturally, Flowkwee thinks Earthlings are very strange and ponders on their many odd habits such as the wearing of clothes and the possession of hair on their heads! Interestingly, the story is told through a series of letters to Flowkwee's best friend and the story is fast-paced and full of humour; a combination designed to appeal to a variety of readers.
My six year old daughter loves this book and the review is based on her comments. I would certainly get hold of further books in the series and can definitely recommend this one.


AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to B-Male Cable with Lighted Ends Braided 1.8 m / 6 Feet
AmazonBasics USB 2.0 A-Male to B-Male Cable with Lighted Ends Braided 1.8 m / 6 Feet

5.0 out of 5 stars Cable guy, 30 Nov. 2010
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Inexpensive USB cable with novelty light-up ends. Braided cable suggests manufacturers weren't just aiming for churning out poor quality cable but actually wanted to produce something classier. Decent length and looks and feels very robust.


Lurkers at Sunlight's Edge (Doctor Who)
Lurkers at Sunlight's Edge (Doctor Who)
by Marty Ross
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seen The Doctor? Alaska round..., 30 Nov. 2010
The third of three 2010 Big Finish dramas to feature The Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex, is a fast-paced and hugely enjoyable offering from Big Finish. The story is actually quite a straightforward one, with the TARDIS crew arriving on a snowy island off the coast of Alaska - one that wasn't there four years, three months and six days ago, according to the Doctor - where a forbidding citadel dominates the landscape and the feared Lurkers lie dreaming in the shadows.

The Seventh Doctor is quickly separated from his companions, and whilst Hex almost becomes the unwitting victim of human sacrifice, Ace meets enigmatic horror writer C.P Doveday and discovers his terrible secret. The Doctor meanwhile is lured into a psychiatric hospital by the mysterious Dr Freya Gabriel; nearly becoming a permanent inmate and it is while he is sidelined that Ace and Hex really come to the fore.

On the audio commentary Scottish writer Marty Ross explains how he gained inspiration from horror writer H.P Lovecraft, while Sophie Aldred, Philip Olivier and guest star Michael Brandon (of Dempsey & Makepeace fame) also provide insight into the making of the story. Disc One also includes a specially written musical score after the first two episodes, and overall this is another first-rate production from Big Finish. A tantalising taste of the next monthly release - a compendium of tales featuring Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor - rounds off Disc Two nicely, and I for one cannot wait for its release.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jan 21, 2015 8:34 AM GMT


Ashes to Ashes Series 3 [DVD] [2010]
Ashes to Ashes Series 3 [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Keeley Hawes
Offered by joe4books
Price: £18.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary Monsters and Super Creeps, 29 Nov. 2010
I can understand why some people thought the final series of Ashes to Ashes a little indulgent; even self-referential, however I think that if any show had deserved to become so, it was this one. As the final curtain draws near for the Fenchurch East faithful, we see marked changes in their characters: Gene Hunt's rock-hard facade begins to show signs of cracking, neanderthal Ray starts to open up and even daft as a brush Chris begins to show some backbone. Meanwhile DI Drake returns to the fray and is promptly beset by visions of a hideously scarred but ominously familiar PC; her own quest to uncover the truth about what happened to predecessor Sam Tyler gaining momentum as the series progresses.
We are also introduced to a new face - smarmy police investigator Jim Keats, whose own obsession with dethroning Hunt threatens to bring the entire station crashing down. This is familiar territory, however it has a fresh spin when we realise that Keats may not be all he seems.
With a totally fitting finale and a host of gripping dramas played out to the strains of The Human League, Spandau Ballet, Howard Jones et al, this is an epic and superbly written final series. RIP Ashes to Ashes.


The People's Queen
The People's Queen
by Vanora Bennett
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth persevering with, 25 Nov. 2010
This review is from: The People's Queen (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Following the fall and (relative) rise back to grace of king Edward the third's mistress, this historical novel does tend to get bogged down in some complicated political plots at times. In general however, it is an interesting and well written read; although I'm struggling to provide relevant comment on how factually accurate it is. The novel is pretty lengthy - perhaps more than it needs to be, but I would say stick with it, as it is worth finishing.


Breville VHB061 800 W Black and Chrome Hand Blender Set
Breville VHB061 800 W Black and Chrome Hand Blender Set

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect blend, 24 Nov. 2010
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Having received an earlier incarnation of this blender set as a wedding present over a decade ago - and finding it excellent quality and value - (it's still going strong but looking a bit tatty now), I had every confidence in this product. Fortunately my confidence was not misplaced, and I found this to be a perfect replacement for my old model.
The hand blender is robust but easy to store in a draw or cupboard. The cable is of a good length and the blades are sharp and effective - ideal for making soup or breaking casseroles etc down for small children. The balloon whisk works a treat for various tasks, while the measuring beaker is very handy too. The food processor is small but effective - it chops things like hazelnuts, dates, breacrumbs etc in small amounts but exactly how you need them; this isn't really designed for professional kitchens or big dinner parties anyway.
Overall this product looks great and works perfectly; hopefully it'll last for the next ten years or so as well...


The Seventh Collection: Midsomer Murders  [DVD]
The Seventh Collection: Midsomer Murders [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Nettles

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The madness continues..., 23 Nov. 2010
There is quite simply nothing bad to say about Midsomer Murders. The format hasn't really changed since the first story some fourteen years or so ago, but this is quite simply why we love it. The cosy familiarity of Tom and Joyce and their ever-changing house; the black-humoured and occasionally cantankerous police pathologist George, the dashing and put-upon DS Jones and the chocolate-box villages that are either hotbeds of homicide or festering fleshpots under their charming exteriors - these are all the ingredients that make this such a watchable programme.
The show has been running long enough for those who dislike its whimsical style to avoid it, and with the devestating news that John Nettles is calling it a day in 2011, there may not be much more to come.
This collection was first aired between 2007 and 2009 and is as consistent as any of the preceding series'. With sheep (and human) slaughtering beasts roaming the fields of Midsomer Worthy, jealousy and sibling rivalry stalking the streets of Midsomer Hollow, and axe murderers running rampage in Badger's Drift, Causton CID's finest are again stretched to their limits. What will they do when DCI Barnaby retires..?


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-20