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Really RELAXING Colouring Book 2: Colour Me Calm: Volume 2 (Really RELAXING Colouring Books)
Really RELAXING Colouring Book 2: Colour Me Calm: Volume 2 (Really RELAXING Colouring Books)
by Elizabeth James
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing, 28 Jun. 2015
This is another in a plethora of relaxing and remedy colouring texts. It's templates are excellent. As an antidote to boredom or a panacea of illness remains to be seen. It certainly has absorbed my relatives in a quiet fixation. The patterns may be repetitive unless a theme runs through, but then does it matter if it provides wholly enjoyment?


The Science Book (Dk Science 10)
The Science Book (Dk Science 10)
by DK DK
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Science Book, 27 Jun. 2015
This is a very readable journey through scientific theory and experimental discovery from Archimedes to present day theorists. Science is an on going search for truth, as introduced by the opening words. This book manages to pack in the history of science with the legendary names behind the progression. Presented in a chronological format, lavishly illustrated with the major achievements highlighted in a concise form. Aimed, perhaps, at schoolchildren but also adults as a refresher or an enlightened read.


Dream Catcher: life on earth
Dream Catcher: life on earth
by Christina Rose
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peaceful and Creative Artwork, 25 Jun. 2015
This is more than a dream catcher. The intricacy of over 40drawings are meticulous. A nightmare it is not but a challenge it certainly is. The intricacy of the designs require concentration and a steady hand along with commitment. My 5 and 11 year old granddaughters are working with them in tandem, quietly in discussion apart from which colour pencil to use.; no arguments despite age difference. No modern IT 'superwhatever' in sight. Wonderful to observe and enjoy.
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Dualit Classic Vario AWS Cobble Grey 2 Slot Toaster
Dualit Classic Vario AWS Cobble Grey 2 Slot Toaster
Offered by Harts Of Stur
Price: £141.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Toaster, 24 Jun. 2015
This has been in use for nearly three years. It is attractive with aluminium castings and a stainless steel cover and 28mm. slots More importantly, it is an excellent toaster. The 2 slot version was bought for our needs and this, after numerous toasters in the past, has been the most reliable mechanically and delivering the goods. It has many features that are useful. The manual ejector and 'pop-up' function enable a quick visual evaluation of the bread/bagel. The switches select one or two slices, encompass a defrost option plus a timer that is easily managed according to individual taste although it may take a short while to adjust to thickness. The toast is evenly browned. Crumb tray is included and easily accessible as well as a useful adjustment for the feet. We have the sandwich cages that offer additional features. This is a reliable and robust toaster. It is not cheap but delivers all of the product features. It is safe and easy to clean following the instructions. This is the best and most consistent toaster we have had after many years of alternative products. No signs of wear or tear despite daily usage and highly recommended.


Ironing Pad 140x70cm, 100%Cotton Felt +Foam Padded
Ironing Pad 140x70cm, 100%Cotton Felt +Foam Padded
Offered by Safu-Trading
Price: £14.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 24 Jun. 2015
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This large iron pad is up at home when only a few items need ironing rather than erecting the ironing board and accessories. I can manage it, surprisingly, plus it is useful as a base with our travelling iron when away. It is robust and has been effective even when doubled up for smaller surfaces. Recommended.


Mr. Men Sports Day (Mr. Men & Little Miss Celebrations)
Mr. Men Sports Day (Mr. Men & Little Miss Celebrations)
by Roger Hargreaves
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.84

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stimulating Fun, 23 Jun. 2015
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Wary of her sports day, this book was a push to help my 5 year old granddaughter's school participation. Nonsensland and the Mr Men and Little Misses who have their own peculiarities were found to be great fun. Joy and enjoyment in winning the egg and spoon race and the pleasure were down to the efforts of this lovely book that is amusing and stimulating in a Mr Funny way.


King of Burlesque [DVD] [1936] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
King of Burlesque [DVD] [1936] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £13.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and Engaging Alice Faye Film, 1 Jun. 2015
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Alice Faye's first movie for the Fox organisation offered her the opportunity to play Pat Doran, a singer-dancer in love with impressario Kerry Bolton, (Warren Baxter). After a dodgy start, Bolton makes the big time in legitimate musicals using Ms Faye. He succumbs to a Park Avenue socialite who he marries, sending a heartbroken Alice to England where she finds fame and fortune. Of course, Bolton becomes a broken man, divorced and bankrupt. The cavalry arrive in the form of Pat Doran, (Alice), with the inevitable rescue act and end.

Jack Oakie stars as Bolton's right-hand man, Mona Barrie as the socialite, with a marvellous appearance by Fats Waller. An excellent score provided Alice with several hits including, 'I'm Shooting High', 'Whose baby Are You?' and 'I've Got My Fingers Crossed'. This black and white 1936 film was remade in 1943 in colour as 'Hello Frisco Hello' again with Jack Oakie and John Payne playing the Warren Baxter role. This is a delightful musical that continues to enthral. even after almost 80 years.

Wonderful and engaging with good sound. The print has is fine for the period . Alice Faye is in her blond phase that adds to the film's first class production.


Dora Designs - Lord Oliver Wise - Family - Draught Excluder
Dora Designs - Lord Oliver Wise - Family - Draught Excluder
Offered by Beau Perry
Price: £33.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful and Effective Design, 1 Jun. 2015
This Dora Designs draught excluder has been efficient. The weight of the product enables it to be flexible in usage. Whether as a stoppage of air coming under the door or keeping inside doors shut, this works. The material make-up is hard wearing with no wear or tear problems after 5 years even with grandchildren picking up the attractive owl configuration to access cupboards. The excluder remain upright without any faults. This is the second of this product we have bought. No complaints at all.


Dora Designs Lord Olivers Family Draught Excluder - DE22
Dora Designs Lord Olivers Family Draught Excluder - DE22
Offered by Beau Perry
Price: £33.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Design and Efficient, 1 Jun. 2015
This has been attractive and effective feature of our house since purchase. My wife is an owl lover and these six draught excluders sit happily in our home. Solid, with a comfortable weight, they perform many functions, door stop included. Many of our visitors have made complementary comments.


Parasite (Parasitology)
Parasite (Parasitology)
by Mira Grant
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Relevant Novel, 26 May 2015
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Re-reading this book after a few years rekindled the gut theories that now are popular with evidence-based background. The forward to 'Parasite' refers to 'fringe science' in the late 1980's, ignoring people who were developing 'life-threatening allergies and autoimmune conditions... due to lack of allergens, bacteria, even parasites'. The balance to maintain an equilibrium between the gut, biological and neurological disorders are explicitly described. This is the opening of a fictional account of Sally Mitchell, a 20 year old dying on a life-support machine, legally dead after a road traffic accident. A gut parasite (Diphyllobothrium - a common world-wide tape-worm), marketed as 'SymboGen' has remarkable properties. It has been modified scientifically to not only secrete 'miracle' chemicals but can be manipulated to deliver drugs with a health and potential financial bonanza. Sally Mitchell recovers. Her memory does not. The story of her rehabilitation is fascinating.

The narrative delves into the processes of physical and mental recovery that are stirring. The genetic manipulation of the gut parasite has devastating effects when released on the population as a panacea for illness just by popping a pill. Marvellous, but Mira Grant delivers a grim account in her narrative of how a scientific marvel can have catastrophic effects through the doctors, scientists and the affected. The morals and ethics smell as much as the financial rewards.

This is an excellent and topical novel. It is part fact and fiction. I mention the former as drugs and other agents are currently being investigated and delivered by genetically modified viruses and bacteria. An intriguing read. I look forward to reading the second part.


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