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National Gallery Dot-To-Dot: Great Paintings (Dot to Dot Books)
National Gallery Dot-To-Dot: Great Paintings (Dot to Dot Books)
by National Gallery
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars National Gallery Dot-To-Dot: Great Paintings., 8 Aug. 2017
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Who would have thought that dot-to-dot puzzles could be so absorbing? This is a satisfying piece of work, relaxing and easy to follow through. Some of the pictorials are more intricate and harder to do than other Dot-to-Dot Books. It certainly has a positive impact on building up attention and is good to focus on. You can also colour in the pictures after if you wish.

A definite stress buster highly recommended.


A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam: Written by Neil Sheehan, 1998 Edition, (New Ed) Publisher: Pimlico [Paperback]
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam: Written by Neil Sheehan, 1998 Edition, (New Ed) Publisher: Pimlico [Paperback]
by Neil Sheehan
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Biography of good soldier but a flawed private individual, 7 Aug. 2017
There are some really good reviews for this book on the Amazon web site. So I won't begin to try and compete with these good reviews, I will do my best my giving my thoughts on this book which I came upon in a book store purely by accident. The cover art was attractive and caught the eye, but the deal clincher was the glossary and abstract. The Vietnam War was always a complex issue for me and I really wanted to understand the time line that led to the US intervention in Indo-China. Yes, I know that in principle this book is about John Vann, an officer in United States Army, he is good at his job and seems to be unable to suffer fools, especially if they are his senior. However, John Van's private life and the moral compass that guides him through it are askew. Our Author Mr Sheehan, does a very good biography of John Van, but the icing on the cake is the way he interlaces Van's life and career with the history of the conflict, he breaks down common misconceptions, such as the ruling elite in the South of the country were Christian and Catholic, while the majority of the people were Buddhist - something it seems the US never really appreciated in its support of the government of the South. These nuggets of gold and the comprehensive attention to detail were like real revelations for me, and I read the book at a pace that I save for very good thrillers. This book is an authoritative account that is well deserving of a good 5 stars.


STABILO EASYergo Mechanical Pencil Left Handed, 1.4 mm, Ultramarine/Orange
STABILO EASYergo Mechanical Pencil Left Handed, 1.4 mm, Ultramarine/Orange
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars STABILO EASYergo Mechanical Pencil, 5 Aug. 2017
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This STABILO EASYergo Mechanical Mechanical Pencil Left Handed has a number of indentations around the pencil so that a person, who is left-handed, has greater ease of using the Mechanical pencil, in a comfortable fashion. The STABILO EASYgraph Handwriting instrument can be used by any age group. This STABILO EASYergo Mechanical appears to be well made and seemed to be robust. Our niece is left-handed, and we asked her to trial the STABILO product. On initial use, our niece was happy and felt additional comfort when using the STABILO as compared to an ordinary pencil. It is good to see that companies are producing products and instruments for left-handed people and this can only be a positive thing.

We have no hesitation, in giving this product a good four stars.


The Nice Guys (collectors Edition)
The Nice Guys (collectors Edition)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good OST, 5 Aug. 2017
Set in Los Angeles of the 1970s. Washed-up private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired, low level, enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must team up to investigate the case of a missing girl (Margaret Qualley) and the associated death of a porn star. Another huge draw is the 1970s inspired original soundtrack, featuring songs from The Temptations, Al Green, the Bee Gees and much more. Perhaps these are some obvious favourites, but it comes with the territory of a period piece film such as this.

In summation a good OST, that really grounds the film in the 1970s and the dance music elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa.


Philips GC3583/20 SmoothCare Steam Iron with 180 g Steam Boost, 2600 W - Teal
Philips GC3583/20 SmoothCare Steam Iron with 180 g Steam Boost, 2600 W - Teal
Price: £60.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Philips GC3583/20 SmoothCare Steam Iron, 4 Aug. 2017
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This steam iron has a generous (400ml) water tank, which allows you to iron for longer without refilling. Another useful feature is an anti-drip feature that helps to prevent water droplets staining your delicates when using lower temperatures. It has a ceramic EasyFlow soleplate, designed for smooth gliding and hassle-free cleaning. It heats up quickly, from cold, and the soleplate’s design ensures it glides smoothly over creases. The unit has anti-scale features to keep steam flowing strongly.

It is important to note that Philips recommends that the user do a self-clean function, to flush out lime scale every two weeks. The tank has easy access, which is wide for filling. The tank is transparent, so it is easy to see the water level.

Alas, the electrical cord is just less than 2 metres in length, so you need to be near a power socket – which can be a pain.

All in all, a good steam iron – which produces ample steam for a long time.


Georg Jensen Wine Stainless Steel Wine Stopper and Wine Pourer, Set of 2
Georg Jensen Wine Stainless Steel Wine Stopper and Wine Pourer, Set of 2
Offered by Christopher Wharton Goldsmith
Price: £65.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Stopper & Pourer Set, 4 Aug. 2017
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No name is more synonymous with the history of Danish silversmith work. Then with the very talented silversmith Georg Jensen, whose work is celebrated throughout the industry. His legacy lives on through the company of talented artists and craftsmen he founded which, to this day, fashions beautiful silver and steal designs inspired by his distinctive style. Jensen’s work is heavily influenced by the art nouveau movement. His handcrafted designs have been filling homes with Nordic chic for over a century. His life’s work was an ambition of making commonplace objects that combined beauty and utility to give pleasure to their user.

This Barware wine collection is stunning. This is where each piece in the assortment features his signature trademarks, of attention to detail and perfect balance so that it is simply a pleasure to use. The fashionable and modern design into prominent, bold articles for the home, taking objects we see on a commonplace basis and renovating them into works of art. This particular piece is part of a collection by Swedish architect Thomas Sandell, who is an architect by trade.

The Wine Stopper & Pourer Set is both robust, excellent quality and looks extremely sophisticated. These pieces are great looking and useful contemporary pieces. They make excellent gifts for those special occasions, or you just wish to just have a piece of solid craftsmanship and Nordic style. They certainly make an interesting talking point, when having friends over. Well worthy of a full five-star rating.

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STABILO EASYcolors Ergonomic colouring pencil left handed wallet of 12 assorted colours
STABILO EASYcolors Ergonomic colouring pencil left handed wallet of 12 assorted colours
Price: £12.22

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars STABILO EASYcolors Ergonomic colouring pencils, 2 Aug. 2017
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These STABILO EASYcolors Ergonomic colouring pencil left handed pencils to have a number of indentations around the pencil so that a person, who is left-handed, has greater ease of using the pencil, in a comfortable fashion. The STABILO EASYcolors Ergonomic Handwriting instrument can be used by any age group.

That said the target audience is nursery kids, and school children getting the tripod grip for learning to write. What you get is a wallet of 12 assorted left handed colouring pencils and left handed sharpener.

The pencils appear to be well made, and this seemed to be robust. Our niece is left-handed, and we asked her to trial the STABILO product. On initial use, our niece was happy and felt additional comfort when using the pencil, as compared to an ordinary pencil. It is good to see that companies are producing products and instruments for left-handed people and this can only be a positive thing. We have no hesitation, in giving this product a good four stars.


Elba Strongline Document Wallet with Foolscap, 320 gsm - Assorted Colours, Pack of 25
Elba Strongline Document Wallet with Foolscap, 320 gsm - Assorted Colours, Pack of 25
Offered by Choice Stationery Supplies Limited
Price: £8.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Elba Strongline Document Wallet, 1 Aug. 2017
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The Elba document wallets are nice and bright. They made from durable pressboard and come in a selection of multicoloured foolscap document wallets. On the front flap, there is room for written labelling and summary info of items contained within. There is, in addition, an area on the 'spine' for further labelling. These document wallets are a useful item to have as part of your stationery supplies, for a multiple of reasons; they are good for use at the office, home, teaching, for keeping general storage file, for loose receipts, and as all-purpose tidying away of loose papers.


Oxford My Notes A4 200 Pages Card Cover Wirebound Notebook
Oxford My Notes A4 200 Pages Card Cover Wirebound Notebook
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall, Oxford My Notes A4 200 Pages works for us, 30 July 2017
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Oxford My Notes A4 has quality paper, which is smooth and bright white 90-gsm Optik paper. The pad is nicely backed with the stiff card backing, and the cover has a shiny surface, so should enable wiping down. Each pad has perforated sides for easy pull out of pages, and pre-punched holes for easy filing. The pad can be used by students, and equally handy for the business environment.

These are a little more expensive than a normal pad. Nonetheless, they are worth it. I like to use ink pens and the paper is good enough to stop spreading the ink so that the words and numbers are illegible. Unless your writing uses heavy pressure, you should be able to write on both sides.

Incredibly useful at this size if you like to write, have lectures or lessons, or just feel like jotting down those random thoughts in your head. With nice wide margins, you are able to add little notes next to the main body of the text, which is useful to have.

Overall, Oxford My Notes A4 200 Pages delivers a good product that should serve you well - therefore recommended.


M-Watch Unisex Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and White Silicone Strap WYO.15210.RA
M-Watch Unisex Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and White Silicone Strap WYO.15210.RA
Price: £49.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The simple design, the unmistakable easy-to-read face of an M-WATCH, 29 July 2017
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Mondaine is a brand for a succession of watches made by the Swiss company Mondaine Watch Ltd. it is interesting to note that Mondaine uses imported mechanisms to sustain low prices and cost-effectiveness. The watches are permitted to carry the label "Swiss Made" under a 1971 Swiss law that only necessitates that just over 50% of the components is of Swiss origin.

The design is truly stylish, classic yet modern timepiece. A watch I could see easily wear without the need for glasses, a clearly defined face without unnecessary clutter. This is a watch with a good easy to read a date window. There is no long instruction manual, as it is not really needed, and it’s ready to wear out of the box. Mondaine makes excellent quality products. If your eyesight isn't that good, you'll find this a treat. The strap can feel a little bit stiff, but well made.

A watch that is worthy of a good 4 stars.


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