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Rose & Co Number 84 Hand Made Bath Melt Set - 3-Piece Gift Set
Rose & Co Number 84 Hand Made Bath Melt Set - 3-Piece Gift Set
Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Pampering soothing addition to your bath routine, 28 July 2016
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Forgive my naivety but I had never heard or seen bath melts of this type before. What you get is three nicely crafted bath melts in an attractive presentation box. They look very edible, so best to keep these away from young children. We were pleased with the bath melts, as they looked as good as they did online and they smelled lovely. On use, my partner popped this in the bath and found the experience relaxing. The water turns a bit murky but your skin is soothed and your nose is embraced with a scent that is light, but very pleasant.

This is a wonderful, pampering soothing addition to your bath routine.


The Kraken Wakes: Written by John Wyndham, 1973 Edition, (New impression) Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd [Paperback]
The Kraken Wakes: Written by John Wyndham, 1973 Edition, (New impression) Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd [Paperback]
by John Wyndham
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A slow-burn Alien Invasion, 28 July 2016
---------------------There are some spoilers-----------------

The eponymous kraken is a sea monster from Scandinavian folklore.

The Kraken Wakes is an apocalyptic speculative fiction novel by John Wyndham, first published in 1953. It is very much the product of its time. The narrative is the backdrop mise-en-scène of the Cold War society. The outlook of the characters are often quite paternalistic, especially when any women are concerned, and some may find that attitude grating. A book reflecting the attitudes and conventions of the time it was written in. The main protagonists in this case are a husband and wife Mike and Phyllis, who are reporters.

Unlike the Trffids, the nature of the disaster comes on in phases and takes place over a period of about ten years, each phase becoming more and more detrimental to humanity. In parallel the Cold War begins to heat up as mistrust between the East and West believing that what is happening is an escalation in tensions, rather than it being caused by an unseen third party. It's an extra-terrestrial invasion. The first things that are seen are "red dots," of fiery shooting star landing in the deepest parts of the world's oceans, which are actually alien craft. It's ventured that they might come from gas giant planet and like living in high pressure environments and hence their need deep-water home, the book then gives over to a series of attacks by the aliens, they never called krakens in the book, climaxing in the scene that starts at beginning of the novel where rising sea water and icebergs in the Channel have entirely changed the weather and landscape of Britain isles, and where by the characters are trying to escape.

While some readers may find it frustrating - I like the idea that the aliens were never explained, or really shown, as everything about them is theoretical, except what they actually do, and there are lots of potential reasons for that. Some have said this novel is not one of the authors best - each to their own, however, for me this book is still worthy of a good 5 stars - after all how many alien invasion narratives, films and the rest show the invasion landing on terra firma with instant detriment to mankind. Dare I say the slow-burn nature of The Kraken Awakes, and the way you know there is trouble out there - but you cannot get to it, or see it makes this book so very interesting.


Barbarossa: The Russian German Conflict: The Russian German Conflict, 1941-45 (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) by Clark, Alan (July 12, 2001) Paperback
Barbarossa: The Russian German Conflict: The Russian German Conflict, 1941-45 (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) by Clark, Alan (July 12, 2001) Paperback
by Alan Clark
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mammoth enterprise, 28 July 2016
I read this work in the very late nineties, by that time this work was already `dated'. We are now, at the time of writing this review, into the second decade of the 21st century where there is more factual information available and, if you couple this with current IT resources, it thus enables historical writers to write four times the amount of information in terms of such things like, maps, battle statistics and wealth of information from new Russian archive sources and individual accounts from the men, women who served in the soviet armed forces. The resultant is historical works, that are written in great depth on just single events, like `Kursk' etc that fill up the same space as this book. These resources and sources were just not available to Alan Clarke, when he took on this `Mammoth' enterprise. To be able write a single volume history of Hitler' failed gamble in the `East' was a huge task to say the least. After saying all of the above, I must say that this is a very readable account and flows more like an action adventure novel, and for me this book ignited my interest on the war in the East and has been a catalyst in my further reading on the subject by such authors as Mark Healy and his excellent work on Zitadelle. Mr Christer Bergstrom, and his work on the use aviation in the war, there are other notable works and this list works is longer every year.
For me the way Clarke explains Hitler's ever changing relationship with his generals activities are illuminating, and this work shows the relationships were complex and as one reviewer puts it `downfall cannot be solely blamed on him' him being Hitler.

Flaws yes, lack of updated information yes - in fact the answer is yes to all of these criticisms. However, for me this is very readable, anecdotal and reasonably comprehensive work that is carefully distilled into a fine narrative and thus is highly recommend.


Nice Guys / O.S.T.
Nice Guys / O.S.T.
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £15.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good OST, 28 July 2016
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This review is from: Nice Guys / O.S.T. (Audio CD)
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 many 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.


Rapesco Stapling Set, Powder Blue Porpoise Plier Stapler and 2 Boxes of 5000 Staples 26/8 mm
Rapesco Stapling Set, Powder Blue Porpoise Plier Stapler and 2 Boxes of 5000 Staples 26/8 mm
Price: £25.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice, 27 July 2016
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On the face it this Rapesco, Powder Blue Porpoise, Plier Stapler seems to be a well-designed and robust user-friendly stapler. So with very little added pressure it will staple 20 sheets of paper together. In terms of size this not a huge piece of office equipment - if your workspace is at a premium this will not take up too much space. It has a nice all metal construction, with nice ergonomic contoured grip handle. Remember not to throw away the instruction paper as some pertinent instructions are written on it for the loading of the staples - which is fairly straight forward process to do. On use, we have had no misfires or any failed tasks with the stapler. Another plus point is that we were supplied with and 2 Boxes of 5000 Staples 26/8 mm – so you are pretty much ready to go, with this unit. You are afforded a choice of different gauge of staple that can be used, which is nice feature. With gauge of 2 3/8", this stapling plier can use 26/6-8mm and 24/6-8mm staples.

Conversely, our observations of this stapler are limited. As we have not had the unit for long. Therefore, only long term use of this device, and the way it behaves will show its true benchmark. At present, it is being used by our nephew and it's coped with everything he has thrown at it.

To sum up ,this is a good stapler that does its intended task. Plus it is good another product from Rapesco, which is worthy of five stars.


Panasonic Bluetooth Waterproof Sport Headphone - Black
Panasonic Bluetooth Waterproof Sport Headphone - Black
Price: £69.33

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice headphones, 25 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These BTS30 headphones were easy to connect via Bluetooth to our Android smart phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 4). The unit did not take long to charge up. The sound quality is good and clear, along with decent caller clarity and nice volume, without distortion.

On using, the headphones they are comfortable wear, because of they are very flexible and the “ear buds” fit my ears well. There is bit of a learning curve for me to get used to the controller. When out on run, they do not jump around on my ear, they stay put, sound never is distorted.

To sum up these headphones are easy to fit and wear while working out or running. In addition, they reproduce good sound quality.


Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1) by Scarrow, Simon (April 5, 2001) Paperback
Under the Eagle (Eagles of the Empire 1) by Scarrow, Simon (April 5, 2001) Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As Macro and Cato meet they are polar opposites, who become good friends, 22 July 2016
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Under the Eagle is the first book in the Eagle Series, by Simon Scarrow. The book opens with a small preface set during the first Roman invasion of Britain in 55 BC. As a group of legionaries lose the army's pay chest in a marsh while withdrawing to the ships. The narrative then proceeds to the German frontier in AD 43, where a new draft of recruits is arriving at the base of the Second Legion.

We are then introduced to the two main protagonists; Quintus Licinius Cato and Lucius Cornelius Macro, are both Roman soldiers. Macro, a veteran with nearly 15 years’ service (at the start of the first novel) within the Roman Army, has recently been appointed to the Centurionate; Cato is subsequently made his Optio. From the get go straight Under the Eagle into the action and the reader is given a vivid account of in the Rome Army on the Rhine Frontier. For those of you who have sampled other books in the series you will no doubt be familiar with Mr Scarrow's approach to action scenes as the reader is immersed into the narrative, better than some video game. What you also get in this book are some new and interesting plot threads and the building of solid friendship between Optio and Centurion. There is action seen in Germany where the Romans are involved battle/skirmish with German tribesman. The action later on shifts to the second invasion of Britain by a Roman army.

Mr Scarrow also pays attention to historical element - the reader gets a thought-provoking look into Roman military society and here we really get to see the differences between say the new recruit and the veteran soldiers. The dialogue is framed in such a way - so you really get a feel for the merits of this book. The pacing, as ever is good, and is pretty engrossing as well as entertaining and at time amusing. Under the Eagle is literally edge of your seat stuff, as the author has mastered the art of balancing between well moulded characters and pulling the reader into their `world'. The characters of Macro and Cato are polar opposites, for they are the centerpiece of the narrative and the series, they are really well crafted characters. They do not fail in keeping the readers interest; after all `we' the readers have `invested' ourselves in their lives - warts and all.

So, if you're interested in reading about the rich tapestry of Imperial Roman army and the Empire they forged, or you are already familiar with Simon Scarrow's Eagle series - then look no further as Under the Eagle will be right up your street. Great story telling that only Simon Scarrow could have put together.


Burt's Bees 2016 Natural Cleansers Collection
Burt's Bees 2016 Natural Cleansers Collection
Price: £18.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good gift set from Burt’s Bees, 22 July 2016
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Rating 4.5 stars

This Gift Set contains three full size Burt's Bees products, and is another good set from Burt's Bees.

First of you get a good natural cleanser without any harsh chemicals. The fragrance is very nice, and it cleanses well too. It contains essential oils so it feels slightly greasy and pasty on application however, it leaves the skin moist, not oily at all and does not dry it. It is best to be used with a flannel.

The second item in the set is Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub with Peach & Willow Bark is a velvety white face wash with pieces of exfoliating peach stone. On application, the face wash feels moisturized, and while massaging it in, it leaves skin feeling moisturized, rather than dehydrated. In addition, we have never felt any irritation, even though the beads are not tiny and smooth.

Last, but not least the Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & Peppermint Oil is just divine, this lip balm; is really moisturising and protects your lips without being too greasy and sticky.

To sum then, the Burt's Bees 2016 Natural Cleansers Collection is very good.


Snug Ultrasoft Flat Sheet, Percale, 180 Thread Count - Double, White
Snug Ultrasoft Flat Sheet, Percale, 180 Thread Count - Double, White
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This double sheet washes beautifully, irons (if you must) easily, 22 July 2016
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I have used poly cotton bedding for years; I decided to try this new blend of 60% cotton and 40% polyester. What a difference! It washes beautifully, irons (if you must) easily, and with less poly and more cotton, is so much more comfortable to sleep in. They are nicely finished good quality sheet for double bed since we like a good amount to tuck in. Soft and of good quality, this seems to be a good sheet and generous fit for the bed. Nice to go back to a real sheet and not those skimpy fitted ones. The double size are a great fit, the sheets are cool feel. Will not think twice about getting more of these sheets, as they are good value.


Rapesco X5-25ps Less Effort Stapler - Powder Blue
Rapesco X5-25ps Less Effort Stapler - Powder Blue
Price: £9.38

4.0 out of 5 stars Rapesco X5-25ps, 20 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It has a nice construction, with nice ergonomic contoured grip handle, with a nice fetching colour. This stapler ensures good one-handed use. If your work space is at a premium, then this stapler will not take up too much space. You have a choice of set different gauge of staple that can be used, which is nice feature. However, our observations of this stapler are limited - as we not had it for long, only long-term use of this device, and the way it behaves will show its true benchmark. At present, it is being used by our niece for her college work and it has coped with everything that has been thrown at it.


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