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Mr Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt (Mr. Men & Little Miss Celebrations)
Mr Impossible and the Easter Egg Hunt (Mr. Men & Little Miss Celebrations)
by Roger Hargreaves
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful, 26 April 2015
Mr Happy was not pleased with Mr Lazy's efforts on last years egg hunt. He asks Mr Impossible to hide the chocolate Easter surprises. As expected, they are hard to find by Mr Happy's friends including the surprise ending. A lovely book, especially as my 5 year old granddaughter now reads it.


LEGO Disney Princess 41061: Jasmine's Exotic Palace
LEGO Disney Princess 41061: Jasmine's Exotic Palace
Price: £19.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 26 April 2015
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Lego is our granddaughter's current hobby. This item contains elements that, as the title hints, are 'exotic'. It has meant me inventing tiger and snake tales to add to her own princess's stories and so is interactive to that point. Playing with them is entirely her precinct. Observing is a delight.


Warriors on Horseback: The Inside Story of the Professional Jockey
Warriors on Horseback: The Inside Story of the Professional Jockey
by John Carter
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Horse Warriors, 26 April 2015
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In the foreword to John Carter's book, Bob Champion reflects on his jockey's life; the adrenalin buzz of winning, his cancer, the occupational hazards, discipline and sacrifices required to make a living and Grand National success. The author expands these features into an absorbing read encompassing profiles and in-depth analyses of historical figures from flat race jockey, Frank Buckle,(1766-1832) and jump jockey, Captain Becher, (1797-1864) to today's champions, Richard Hughes and the legendary AP McCoy. This is not just an account of the elite horsemen but more so an account of the journeyman jockey striving to make a living from a job that they love and are addictive to. It also tells of the backroom staff especially valets, owner, jockey, trainer ties, less so now on the global stage for success.

The drive to success requires extremes of normal life and family extremes. The day of a jockey is extraordinary. Driving 70-80,000 miles a year may be the norm including petrol, agent's fees to make ends meet. The elite have retainers and sponsorship but the demands on their bodies and time are the same. Weight requirements include the harshness of starvation, 'pee pills', laxatives, saunas, gyms, 'flipping', (self-induced vomiting) and driving in sweat suits to a meeting.

Safety in any sport is paramount. We have the efforts and success of the standards that have reduced the effects of falls, if not the numbers. The risks of riding are highest in point-to-point, national hunt racing and less so in the 40-50 mph flat racing. Being a jockey has been described as crazy with ambulances following the races and a backroom full of medics. John Carter takes the reader through the progress of the implementation of these measures.

At the end of the day, we ask what makes a good jockey into one of legendary brilliance? The author explores this with interviews, archive material and his own opinion. Innate horsemanship, training, instinctive interaction with a horse, stubbornness and grit, never say die attitude and an icy determination to be the best and legendary at the expense of self-denial and a greedy ambition. Personally, AP McCoy and Lester Piggott epitomise these, in order.


Dry Wors / Droewors Original (500g)
Dry Wors / Droewors Original (500g)
Offered by The Yum Biltong Family
Price: £10.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 18 April 2015
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Droewers should be a treat at the price. At best it is dry and full of flavour. This product was almost like wet biltong. It was not dry and was bulky. There was also an overwhelming ingredient that smelt and tasted of a preservative ( my family agreed.) I would not buy this again. It came vacuum packed from Portugal. Carriage was £7 for 500gm.


Playfair Cricket Annual 2015
Playfair Cricket Annual 2015
by Ian Marshall
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Cricket Manual, 13 April 2015
This annual is always awaited. It's attributes are many. Its pocket size enables easy and comfortable carrying. The contents are comprehensive enabling an interested reader to look up a cricketer or a game statistic at the flick of a page. The editor, Ian Marshall, brings up pertinent matters in his foreword. The on-going Kevin Pietersen saga, Alastair Cook's captaincy, the problems of the ICC and other political intrusions on this most marvellous of sports. The format is familiar to readers. Sections on Test match cricket, county cricket, international cricket, limited overs and other cricket including IPL,, Champions League and Women's International cricket. County squad numbers are included to aid player recognition and an England women's register.

This book is truly a companion. The print is admittedly small to the point of requiring magnifying equipment. Its contents are enough to satisfy any cricket enthusiast. A Kindle version is available that would enhance readability at the expense of rapidly flicking and browsing for a particular piece of information. The choice is there but the purchase, either way, is essential.


Better Than Home [Limited Edition Digipack]
Better Than Home [Limited Edition Digipack]
Price: £11.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Supreme Beth Hart Album, 13 April 2015
This is an intensely personal recording from Beth Hart. Her vocal delivery of the self-penned songs is full of soul from the opening 'Might as well smile', about being a singer/songwriter, with a brass backing that the legendary Otis Redding would have enjoyed. Her songs tell stories about her family, her past and personal demons. They are all presented with the husky blues vocals that are Beth's trademark. There are no dud tracks on the album. I particularly enjoyed 'We're Still Living In the City' about marriage, 'Mechanical Heart', a love song for her husband and the emotionally charged 'Mama This One's For You', relating her relationship with her mother and father. The backing instruments and vocals are superb. as is the production by Bob Mathes and Michael Stevens.

A wonderful collection of Beth Hart songs delivered with her inimitable vocals, full of soul and emotion. Highly recommended.


Love You GRANDMA: doodle & dream: A beautiful and inspiring adult colouring book for Grandmas everywhere
Love You GRANDMA: doodle & dream: A beautiful and inspiring adult colouring book for Grandmas everywhere
by Christina Rose
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than a Doodle, 12 April 2015
It is impossible to describe the emotions of a grandchild delivering a gift. When we received this, I was delighted but perplexed. After a while, my wife and I were enthralled by colouring. We had not done this since the jumbo colouring books of the 50's. Concentration and carefree. A marvellous form of enjoyment.


VonShef 600ml Clear Plastic Microwave Saucepan with Lid - Ideal for Soup, Milk and Sauces - Dishwasher Safe
VonShef 600ml Clear Plastic Microwave Saucepan with Lid - Ideal for Soup, Milk and Sauces - Dishwasher Safe
Offered by Domu UK
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and Easy at a Bargain Price, 12 April 2015
This microwave saucepan is versatile. It not only cooks and reheats soups and sauces but also vegetables and small fish . Mushrooms, prawns, broccoli, cauliflower and beans: the list is endless, but with thought it can produce anyone's individual meals and more. Simple wash. No smells .Easy washing. A solid addition to a kitchen with minimal space occupancy. Quick and efficient.


Golds Gym Max Lift Training Gloves
Golds Gym Max Lift Training Gloves
Price: £2.95 - £13.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top-Rate Gym Gloves, 12 April 2015
I have been using these gloves for many years. The reason is that they are well-made for a specific purpose. The gloves aid gripping without slippage with bars and dumbells, but personally they don't damage the palm skin. At first they may be stiff but after use they soon become malleable and fit the hands with flexibility. I have found they are durable, lasting at least a year. They do suffer wear and tear mainly across the middle area. The velchrome wrist binder is excellent ensuring a tight fit. Trying to take them off after a workout is a good indicator of their effectiveness. A good sweat factor. Excellent.


Biltong and Drywors combo - 1kg
Biltong and Drywors combo - 1kg
Offered by Your South African Shop
Price: £28.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious Biltong and Droewors, 10 April 2015
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This was packaged on receipt of the order. The date is clear with the expiry 28 days later adding that it can be kept longer, (unopened), in a cool dry place. Highly unlikely as the droewors is delicious. It has an easy chewable texture and the taste is just awesome, the best I have had. The biltong is moist and has a bit of fat that adds to the superb flavour. The pieces are bite size with the right texture and moresome. I managed to keep them for just over a week taken out of the plastic bag and put in a bowl in the fridge, stirring once or twice a day. No mould developed nor any loss of flavour. Will be purchasing more. Cannot fault the product nor the service.


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