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Happy Birthday (Many Ways) - Printable Amazon.co.uk Gift Voucher
Happy Birthday (Many Ways) - Printable Amazon.co.uk Gift Voucher
Price: £50.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Jan. 2016
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Easy to download and print


Articulate The Fast Talking Description Game
Articulate The Fast Talking Description Game
Price: £25.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Jan. 2016
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Arrived for Christmas, thank you


What on Earth Evolved? ... in Brief: 100 Species That Have Changed the World
What on Earth Evolved? ... in Brief: 100 Species That Have Changed the World
by Christopher Lloyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Jan. 2016
Great book, arrived in time for Christmas


AMCO® Kids Unisex Boys&Girls minion Olaf Frozen Reindeer Knitted Christmas Xmas Sweater Jumper Top3-14years (K)
AMCO® Kids Unisex Boys&Girls minion Olaf Frozen Reindeer Knitted Christmas Xmas Sweater Jumper Top3-14years (K)
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Price: £7.89

4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely kids jumper, 29 Dec. 2014
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Delightful Olaf design, very well made, but my granddaughter said it's a bit itchy. I'm hoping it will soften after it's been washed


ECDL Advanced Word Processing Software Using Word 2013 (BCS ITQ Level 3)
ECDL Advanced Word Processing Software Using Word 2013 (BCS ITQ Level 3)
by CiA Training Ltd.
Edition: Spiral-bound
Price: £17.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 Dec. 2014
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Delivered in good time. Brand new, excellent condition as expected. Thank you


Good Housekeeping Institute Twill Apron in Luscious Cakes, Red
Good Housekeeping Institute Twill Apron in Luscious Cakes, Red
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy with this apron, 19 Dec. 2014
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Very happy with this apron. It's a good size, very soft but definitely not flimsy. Lovely long ties and with that add bonus of a towel attached at the side. Wonderful. Will be telling all my friends about it. Thank you


Good Housekeeping Institute Twill Double Oven Glove in Luscious Cakes, Red
Good Housekeeping Institute Twill Double Oven Glove in Luscious Cakes, Red
Price: £6.27

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 Dec. 2014
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Fantastic quality fabric and construction. Would definitely recommend this product


An Englishman's Home: The Adventures of an Eccentric Gardener
An Englishman's Home: The Adventures of an Eccentric Gardener
by Tom Hart Dyke
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nuts about horticulture, 22 July 2008
I loved this book. As a horticulturist myself I can appreciate Tom's obsession. He is a modern day intrepid plant hunter.

This book is not just for plant nuts like Tom and me, it's very entertaining and will appeal to many readers.

Tom gives an open review of his life, from the beginning of his interest, through his struggle at school and into his adult life.

He came to the attention of the world when he and his traveling companion, Paul Winder, were kidnapped in South America while exploring and hunting for wild orchids back in 2000. They were held for 9 months then mysteriously let go. Read 'The Cloud Garden' by Tom Hart Dyke and Paul Winder for the terrifying details. The Cloud Garden: A True Story of Adventure, Survival, and Extreme Horticulture After a period of rest and recovery, Tom started on his mission to build a magnificent garden which had come to mind during his capture.

Tom's hilarious accounts had me laughing out loud with tears in my eyes. I couldn't put it down. I think it was brilliantly written and a must for anyone who likes farcical adventures. This is a bit like Mr Been but it's all true.

I'm sure the beautiful photos in this book will encourage the reader to visit Lullingstone Castle to see for themselves what Tom has achieved. I've been and I was greatly impressed.


The Cloud Garden: A True Story of Adventure, Survival, and Extreme Horticulture
The Cloud Garden: A True Story of Adventure, Survival, and Extreme Horticulture
by Paul Winder
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What not to do when exploring and hunting for orchids!!, 22 July 2008
And now for something completely different.

Tom Hart Dyke, (the plant nut), and Paul Winder, (the climbing nut), tell the harrowing story of their capture in the Darien Gap.

"Don't go there" they are told again, and again, and again. Do they listen! Of course they didn't, if they had, they would not have been able to write this book.

With each young man giving their own accounts of their experiences throughout, they take us on a daunting journey. The story starts as a tale of their meeting. The colourful and detailed scenes give the reader (if they have an imagination) a real feel for the surroundings. The graphic details of the camps, the sights and smells, give the reader all that is needed to be dragged into the jungle with them.

As the story unfolds and the terror begins, you can't help feel the fear and dread. But with brilliantly punctuated humour, these two brave, potty, extrovert, confused, defiant, and terrified Brits, manage somehow to get out, not only with their lives, but with their sanity intact.

A song and dance routine, of a well known song from The Life of Brian, is now thought to be the British National Anthem by their Captors each of whom had be given nicknames by Tom and Paul. Given the terrible circumstances and the conditions they live in, it's hard not to feel some sort of pity for some of them who quite clearly didn't want to be their any more that Tom and Paul.

Tom's obsession continues as he badgers the guerrillas into taking him orchid hunting, and at his deepest hour, he designs a garden (as any plant nut would in his situation).

A brilliant tale of dogged determination to survive, humour and borderline insanity, constant fear of execution, then sudden release, kept me in suspense.

I read this book in less than 24 hours, and finished at 3.26am. I had to get out of the jungle. I laughed out loud and at times cryed. I'm sure most people will do the same. I recommend it to everyone.


Where Shadows Fall
Where Shadows Fall
by Beryl Armstrong
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where Shadows Fall, a great read., 1 July 2008
This review is from: Where Shadows Fall (Hardcover)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author really worked hard in her research for the time period.
I felt connected to the characters and the locations, even though I've never been to New Zealand. I couldn't put it down. I finished it in just 5 days. The last day I kept reading until 2am.
It's one of those books where you decide to read to the end of the chapter, then have to read the next one to see what happens next. I loved it, can't wait for the next one.


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