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INFJ: Portrait of a Counselor (Portraits of the 16 Personality Types)
INFJ: Portrait of a Counselor (Portraits of the 16 Personality Types)
Price: £0.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Definitely not a BOOK!, 2 May 2016
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14 pages long a complete waste of money, as someone else has already pointed out, a rehash of what's on the internet. Definitely not what I would call a BOOK!


Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You
Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You
by Richard O'Connor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Thorough but too dense and a bit bullying in its tone, 2 April 2016
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There is loads of useful information in here and if you understand it all and put it into practice I am sure you would stand an excellent chance of recovering from your depression! I have found some it very useful and made it part of my recovery plan, and the author obviously knows what he is talking about, both as a sufferer and a doctor and therapist.

However there are two things about it I found it hard to get past. One is how dense it is and lots of theory about things which might be fine if you have got a PhD but are a struggle for other people. The other thing is that while in some places this book sounds quite sympathetic, in others the tone of it when describing depressed people's habits sounds quite bullying to me. In the end this has just put me off using this book as much as I might, because (as the author says!) depressed people need understanding. Not to feel any more pushed and criticised than they already do, because they are doing it to themselves.

Perhaps I'm being oversensitive because I'm depressed but this is how it comes across to me, and it is not helpful. Perhaps if the book gets revised again he can tone it down a bit!


Finding Tipperary Mary
Finding Tipperary Mary
by Phyllis Whitsell
Edition: Hardcover

38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a really wonderful true story with so many incredible and touching events ..., 23 Feb. 2016
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This is a really wonderful true story with so many incredible and touching events - it would make a great film. The phrase 'you could not make it up' springs to mind. You will be moved and gripped by this story, but it also broke my heart at times. At the same time there is so much optimism in the author's determination and kindness.

Phyllis who wrote the book has had so much to contend with in her life and it amazing what she has gone through and done. I don't want to spoil the story although it is so tempting to tell you what happened, I half wish I had known the main point of it right at the beginning but obviously you had to know what happened to her first. It is definitely a rewarding read.

The book paints a clear picture of everything that happened, I felt like I could almost imagine what Phyllis had experienced, especially all the things she went through alone and how difficult that must have been. All that while carrying on her normal life.

I was lucky enough to meet Phyllis briefly at an event held when the book was launched, and at the time I hadn't read it. I half wish I had because it would be wonderful to talk to her about everything. But on the other hand I got a snapshot of who she is now without knowing all the pain she had been through, and she is such a bubbly, sociable lady you would never guess her history. Aren't people amazing sometimes.
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5 Star Calculator Desktop Battery/Solar-power 10 Digit 3 Key Memory Ref DT10D
5 Star Calculator Desktop Battery/Solar-power 10 Digit 3 Key Memory Ref DT10D
Offered by Choice Stationery Supplies Limited
Price: £5.42

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stopped working after three months., 12 Jun. 2015
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Stopped working after three months - you couldn't see the numbers on the screen.

Didn't make any difference how much solar input you gave it.

Spent ages on the amazon website trying to work out how to return it as faulty, but just got told it was too late. Surely it isn't too late if it doesn't work any more!!


The Hunt [Blu-ray]
The Hunt [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Mads Mikkelsen
Offered by AARDVARK MEDIA
Price: £7.20

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Depressing and dull., 6 May 2015
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This a depressing, predictable film with little to recommend it even to a hardened fan of dingey Nordic dramas such as myself. The Killing? Bring it on. The Bridge? Awesome nonsense. The Hunt? Er....

Also don't go imagining from the name of the film and the photo on the cover of Mads with a shotgun that it is going to be exciting or about blokes running about cos it isn't.

If the script had been written more thoughtfully maybe something better could have come out of the story idea. The performances were good, but there isn't much point in that when the story is rubbish.

And why does Mads Mikkelsen look like a depressing Brian Cox? Most offputting.


Skagen Women's Watch 358XSRM
Skagen Women's Watch 358XSRM
Price: £71.10

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, elegant and modern - love it., 18 Sept. 2014
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A stylish, elegant and modern watch just right for ladies who don't like too much bling.

The little Swarovski crystals at each number are just the perfect amount of decoration.

It has a clever snappy strap and provided you do it up properly it would never come off! Bit fiddly to adjust but not complaining.

Oh yeah it tells the time too :)


JML ORIGINAL SUPER MOP PRO AS SEEN ON TV NEW
JML ORIGINAL SUPER MOP PRO AS SEEN ON TV NEW

5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous mop, 18 Sept. 2014
My husband who is in charge of mopping the floor says this thing is 'marvellous' and it is not like him to get excited about a mop!!

It cleans the floor very well and mops up the water afterwards, and it is not expensive. What more could you want...


Belardo Minoa 255529 Folding Table Round 70 cm
Belardo Minoa 255529 Folding Table Round 70 cm

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fine apart from the wobbly leg, 18 Sept. 2014
This is decent value apart from the fact it has one leg to short so we have to put a coaster under it! Obviously we could have sent it back but that is hassle with a big thing like a table. The wood is quite rough and I don't know if this is normal as I have never had anything made of eucalyptus wood before. It is a good size and quite attractive, and folds in a good way so you can still stand it up even when folded. It is not too heavy either. I'm pretty happy with it considering its got one wobbly leg!!


Stoner: A Novel (Vintage Classics)
Stoner: A Novel (Vintage Classics)
Price: £4.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay but is it worth the fuss?, 18 Sept. 2014
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This is book is okay but personally I wouldn't call it a classic, it is just not good enough. It is quite compelling in places and good to read, other parts of it are quite dull and unpersuasive. I found it very difficult to believe in Stoner as a plausible human being. In particular he is on the one hand is exceedingly passionate and determined and will go quite some way to get what he wants, but at other times a complete and utter doormat and it didn't seem to quite add up. Also a lot of the descriptions of his experience just don't quite seem to convince.

I think its the sort of book that if you took a liking to it you could ignore its many faults. I found it quite inconsistent in quality as if the author had written a few shorter pieces that were quite good, and decided to link them together to make up a person's whole life so he could make a whole book. Good in parts - but in terms of overall feel it does not add up to a coherent whole deserving of the name 'classic'. Or really worth the effort of reading to be honest!!


Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less
Save with Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less
by Jamie Oliver
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jamie for president!, 16 Feb. 2014
Is Jamie Oliver running for president? "I'm listening" trumpets the first page "Very simply, this book exists because you guys asked for it." Perhaps he has been hanging around with politicians too much. Or is he really going to stand at the next elections, we have already have Martin Bell, Glenda Jackson and Arnold Schwarzenegger, so why on earth not?

Obviously he had to turn up for the photo shoots for the book, and for filming the book commercials, er, I mean television series. And while he no doubt wrote every word and created all the recipes himself, somehow 'Save with Jamie' feels to me to have a whiff of pastiche about it, as if written by an ill-judged committee of culinary ghost writers...

Editorial assistant 1: Look we know he hasn't got much time to make up new phrases himself these days and we can't keep using the old pukka thing, far too Naked Chef.
EA 2: Yes how about something new! What about...when he wants you to add salt and pepper, put 'season to perfection' and see if you can get it on every page at least three times.
EA 1: Oh yeah! And cram in lots of enthusiastic sounding words, fantastic, delicious, very, wonderful, excitement, super-tasty, lovely..
EA 2: Fabby-brilliant idea Rowena!
EA 1: And don't forget either that there was another very similar book called Economy Gastronomy so make sure it isn't exactly the same as that.
EA 2: Yes make the recipes a bit more down to earth but with an eastern twist to mark it out as different and give it a brand identity.
EA 1: And give the recipes enthusiastic sounding names like 'Happy and Hearty Scottish Broth' and 'Punchy Crunchy lamb noodle salad' just in case there isn't enough superfluous language in the world already.
EA 2: Yeah that's fab...and how about some of those arrows pointing at things that are supposed to be cute but are actually patronising and irritating?
EA 1: Yeah and tell the designers to put in some stars and lines that make everything look a bit Christmassy and fun and like a five year old has scribbled on it. Really on-trend.
EA 2: And lets call 'coleslaw 'slaw' it sounds all laid back and that.
EA 1: Is it the same thing?
EA 2: I don't **** know do I.

That said it is a decent sort of recipe book, and there is a lot to be said for that as there is a lot of rubbish out there. They seem to be properly thought out and tested recipes without too many wierd ingredients you can't find. I do like the photography, it's really appealing and gives you a decent idea what your food might look like if you do cook the recipe. And for people who do things like cooking a gigantic bit of meat that does have leftovers, there are some really good ideas about what to do with them, even if you don't do the whole Jamie caboodle and haven't got a family of eight.You could even mix and match and use some lamb in leftover beef recipes, and vice versa etc.

To my mind, despite its somewhat silly hyper-perky tones, this book is worth having. And in our house at any rate, worth having if only for the 'BBQ pulled pork, waffles and slaw' recipe. Although when I made it I bought potato waffles (who makes their own waffles? surely all waffle makers have been given away on freecycle) and cribbed my coleslaw recipe off the internet so as not to have to involve 'mint leaves'.


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