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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent tool, 29 Dec. 2015
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I bought some of these as gifts so the only reason I haven't left 5 stars is because I won't know how robust it is. On first look, it seems a well-made tool, nicely presented.


Karrimor Mens Bodmin Low lll Weathertite Trekking and Hiking Shoes K606-LMK-159 Light Mink 11 UK, 45 EU, 12 US
Karrimor Mens Bodmin Low lll Weathertite Trekking and Hiking Shoes K606-LMK-159 Light Mink 11 UK, 45 EU, 12 US

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice, quality shoes, 16 May 2014
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Having only worn them a couple of times so far, I've no idea on their durability but the quality of these shoes looks and feels fine. Good fit, sturdy sole and comfortable lining. Nice to know you can still get a decent shoe at this price.


Simply Vivaldi
Simply Vivaldi
Price: £8.19

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely boxset, 4 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Simply Vivaldi (Audio CD)
A good value boxset of decent performances & recordings, perfect introduction for someone like me looking for more Vivaldi than he hears on the radio.


Football Aims for the Stars: How the Constellations Can Affect Planet Football
Football Aims for the Stars: How the Constellations Can Affect Planet Football
by A. K. Ayre
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, 4 Aug. 2013
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This is an interesting read of some superficial astrological observations of mainly British footballing history, with some fascinating insights and anecdotes culled from various biographies.
It does suffer from poor, or possibly non-existent, editing for style and grammar. The writing is meant to be conversational in tone but in places it comes across as downright amateur and lacking in focus. Various passages also lack depth and could have been expanded.
That said, it doesn't stifle the reader with reams of dry-as-dust astrological information and would be as enjoyable a read to a footy fan as to an astrologer, so the balance is about right. Potentially a useful jumping off point for anyone curious to learn a little more about star-signs than is typically presented in the popular press.


ARTCOE Paperwave Artists' Trading Cards (ACEO) Pack of 25. 3.5" x 2.5" (64 x 89mm) 300gsm watercolour card
ARTCOE Paperwave Artists' Trading Cards (ACEO) Pack of 25. 3.5" x 2.5" (64 x 89mm) 300gsm watercolour card
Offered by The SAA
Price: £7.63

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Small is the Point!, 17 Mar. 2013
I think the negative reviewer didn't bother reading the dimensions given or bother googling what an ACEO/ATC is. These are for miniature artworks - there's a whole little industry out there. My miniature portrait blog might be a good place to start investigating it :) arthermit.blogspot.com


Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sceptic's Search for Health and Healing
Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sceptic's Search for Health and Healing
by Tim Parks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awareness begins where words fail, 8 Sept. 2011
A vivid illustration of the conceptual flaw at the heart of Western culture, and the way we use it to inadvertently imprison ourselves.


Tao: Way of the Ways
Tao: Way of the Ways
by Zi Lao
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended, 20 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Tao: Way of the Ways (Paperback)
Despite being 30 years old, this is as relevant to today's world as the Tao Te Ching has always been, with a refreshingly honest appraisal of western attitudes to life. The comparisons with some Judaeo-Christian thoughts are helpful and informative without being dry or preaching, and the translation of the Chinese text itself is possibly as terse and unsaddled with skewed interpretations as you'll ever find (unlike some recent New Agey "translations" of it which really do take some awful liberties).
Speaking as someone with over 20 years' experience of taoist book-rummaging & collecting, I'd say this is right up there with the best I've ever read. It demonstrates the common ground religious philosophies around the world have at their core, and points out the vacuum at the heart of western civilisation which comes of rejecting all hints of spiritual or intuitive philosophy in favour of ego-based consumerism and individualistic ambition.


Night Of The Living Dead [DVD]
Night Of The Living Dead [DVD]
Dvd ~ Judith O'Dea
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Price: £2.72

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Adequate DVD, 15 April 2011
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From some of the reviews I was half-expecting this to be practically unviewable but for the price I was happy to risk it! Frankly, the quality is fine. It's a low-budget black & white film from the sixties, and digitisation isn't going to make it look like a modern day blockbuster, no matter how well it's done. A bit irritating where the sound goes slightly out of sync, but otherwise I can't fault it. Maybe if I was aware of which bits have (allegedly) been cut out, I'd be a bit narked, but I'm not, so I'm not(...).


Tao: The Pathless Path
Tao: The Pathless Path
by Osho
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.41

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting & Illuminating, 11 Jun. 2010
This review is from: Tao: The Pathless Path (Paperback)
Interesting and illuminating review of some passages from the classic Taoist text Lieh Tzu. Osho is new to me, and appears to have been active in the 70s & 80s, but his observations could have been written yesterday and reflect the same fresh & lively sense of existence that original Taoist philosophy still twinkles with, despite being over two millenia old.
If you're intrigued by Taoist thought but aren't overly impressed by some of the modern blandified New Age treatments it's received recently, this could provide you with some more substantial insights, without being impenetrably academic.


The Zen of Seeing: Seeing Drawing as Meditation
The Zen of Seeing: Seeing Drawing as Meditation
by Frederick Franck
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.82

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime, 11 Jun. 2010
Brilliant & perceptive reflection on the links between observational drawing & Zen philosophy. Whether you are interested in adopting his particular technique or are just fascinated with the whole concept of Art as a Reflection of Consciousness, this is a great read written from an authentic & enquiring perspective.


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