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Midori Spring Organic Ceremonial Matcha GOLD 30g - USDA, KOSHER Premium from Japan, Sweet Earthy Flavors (30g)
Midori Spring Organic Ceremonial Matcha GOLD 30g - USDA, KOSHER Premium from Japan, Sweet Earthy Flavors (30g)
Offered by Life & Food
Prix : CDN$ 40.99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Fragrant and fresh tasting, May 11 2015
I have participated in a Japanese tea ceremony and I remember the taste of the bamboo whisked tea. This organic ceremonial green tea tastes the same to me as the tea my Japanese friend made. I love green tea and found that this bright green tea comes in a fine powder. A little goes a long way. I used my electric milk frother and it made a wonderful froth that I really enjoyed. I did add honey (but I put honey in everything because I'm a beekeeper). The tin seals up very tightly and the instructions on the label on how to make the tea are very clear. When I open the tin it smells glorious and fresh. Just sniffing it is a lovely experience. I was given a free sample with no strings attached for my honest review. I do recommend this product.

The Fifth Element Bilingual [Blu-ray]
The Fifth Element Bilingual [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Bruce Willis
Prix : CDN$ 6.99
4 used & new from CDN$ 6.99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 A real all time favourtie, May 5 2015
This is a fabulous movie. It's funny, it's got a romance, it has cool aliens, weird humans, some fight scenes and flying car chases--everything a good sci-fi movie should have.
I was enjoying the movie right from the start but I fell in love with it when the blue diva sang. Wow that lady has pipes!
Our fifth element who will save the world turns out to be a beautiful woman (Mila Jovovich) and our hero Bruce Willis is brought back from his forces retirement to help out when earth is threatened.
It has many comic moments which will make this movie memorable. The supporting cast are real characters and very well played.
I have watched this movie at least 25 times over the years. Love it!

The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game
DVD ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Prix : CDN$ 14.88
4 used & new from CDN$ 14.88

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Amazing true story, May 5 2015
This review is from: The Imitation Game (DVD)
I was so glad to know they had made this movie. I had read a novel years ago that mentioned the Enigma machine and a genius mathematician who broke the code. After that I met a British war bride who'd moved to Canada to marry a soldier and she told me she used to transcribe the Enigma messages during the war
When I learned about The Imitation Game I couldn't wait to see it. I loved the movie.
The main character Alan Turning was superbly and very convincingly played by Benedict Cumberbatch. He brought to the screen an interesting and unique person who struggled with his social skills and relationships with his team members while the he tried to create a master computer to break Enigma's code. The co-star Keira Knightley playing Joan Clarke was a perfect intellectual pairing for Alan's genius (and the only woman on the team).

I didn't know anything about Turning before the movie and as the movie flashed back through Alan's life we learned of his struggles in school and in keeping his homosexuality a secret. (I realize this is a Hollywood version but the main facts appear to be accurate).

(Spoiler alert) I was elated at the light bulb moments that brought about the dramatic breaking of the code but at the end I was dashed to learn of how Turning was treated after the war and then of his death shortly thereafter. I found the movie to be entertaining and educational--I had no idea that the code break had been kept secret for 50 years so the Germans wouldn't find out and change the code. I also found the story inspiring so that I now want to learn more about Turning.

Folkmanis Puppets Honey Bee Hand Puppet, Yellow/Black
Folkmanis Puppets Honey Bee Hand Puppet, Yellow/Black
Prix : CDN$ 20.99
4 used & new from CDN$ 20.99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Well made, May 1 2015
I am very impressed with this honey bee hand puppet. It fits an adult hand but has an extra foot so it has the proper number of feet - 6. The eyes are big and shiny just like a real bee's. There are four wings but they're attached to show two wings which is what bees do when they're in flight. I love that the bee is furry and that the colour is correct for a honey bee - brown and yellow. There are two antennae as well. All in all a really nice puppet and great for children, for bee presentations, education, fun and play. Well made too.

The Magic School Bus Inside A Beehive
The Magic School Bus Inside A Beehive
by Joanna Cole
Edition: School & Library Binding
Prix : CDN$ 15.52
25 used & new from CDN$ 11.42

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great fun and educational tool, May 1 2015
This is a fabulous book for the classroom, the beekeeper doing presentations, for parents and grandparents and of course for kids. Every page is packed with colourful drawings and tons of information. There is an ongoing script from page to page which can be read but along the outside edges and jammed into every space are additional comments and data about bees that most people don't know.
You could read this book over and over and glean more from its pages each time you read it.
As a writer myself about bees aimed at children all the essentials are covered about bees, stings, gathering pollen, dances, inside the hive, beekeeping equipment, extracting honey, etc. There are always a few more obscure facts about bees and we learn more every day it seems, but this is a fully packed and busy book. I highly recommend it.

MeasuPro BPM-80A Digital Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Heart Rate Detection, Hypertension Color Alert Display, Two User Modes, IHB Indicator, and Memory Recall
MeasuPro BPM-80A Digital Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Heart Rate Detection, Hypertension Color Alert Display, Two User Modes, IHB Indicator, and Memory Recall
Offered by CrestView
Prix : CDN$ 59.99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 A super easy to use monitor, April 28 2015
For disclosure, I received this blood pressure monitor from the company for free in exchange for my honest review.

I have recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure and I find having this unit handy at home is much more convenient than going to the drug store to get a measurement.

The unit lights up very nicely and the lettering is really large so you can read it easily with no glasses. At the bottom of the screen it lets you know what your reading is with a grade scale from low to normal to high-normal to mild and upward. It shows your heart beating while it inflates and I really like its gentle inflation. It reads the pressure as it inflates so you don't get any painful cramping or pinching like other units which I think make the pressure higher because it hurts!

It has an irregular heartbeat symbol which will show if the unit detects it. This makes me feel much more confidence since I do have an irregular heart on occasion which I have to take medication for.

The unit memorizes your settings (up to 60) and you can easily review them, along with the date and time, at the press of a button. There's another button for a second person.

I love the drawings on the actual cuff on how to put it on - a picture is worth a thousand words. The cuff fits an arm from 22 to 32 cm and it velcros on very easily. Inflation is quick.

I'm very satisfied with the performance of this monitor and have compared its results with another unit and so I feel confident the readings are accurate. It's light weight enough that you could take it with you for travel and it runs on batteries which is super convenient.

All in all a well performing blood pressure monitor.

Return to Cranford
Return to Cranford
DVD ~ Judi Dench
Prix : CDN$ 18.49
24 used & new from CDN$ 5.72

5.0 étoiles sur 5 So glad to see more of Cranford, April 28 2015
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This review is from: Return to Cranford (DVD)
The original Cranford story is with me always and I would wonder what would happen next for these endearing characters. I am so very pleased to see this Return to Cranford dvd and got it as soon as I heard about it. Our story continues with our main characters who struggle with machinzation as it comes to Cranford in the form of a train and rail station.
Costumes and authenticity are superb as always and the dialogue is fabulous. You'll find yourself wrapped in up Cranford in no time at all.

Rubbermaid Roughneck 2-Step Stool
Rubbermaid Roughneck 2-Step Stool
Prix : CDN$ 18.49
2 used & new from CDN$ 18.49

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Reliable, strong and you can sit on it too, April 28 2015
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I love these white stools. I've owned one for over a decade and just recently bought 2 more. What I love best is the step is low enough that with arthritis it's not to hard to climb. And you can sit on it which I think is it's best feature. I'm currently using them outdoors in my bee yard where I don't have to worry about the weather. The one I have is in great condition after being outside year round for over six years. I just need more for my other yards. This is a hardy and reliable sit/stool.

St.Moritz Watch Group Men's 1M-DV62W1W Deep 6 Ceramic Polar Bear Analog Dive Watch with 3D Dial and Date Watch
St.Moritz Watch Group Men's 1M-DV62W1W Deep 6 Ceramic Polar Bear Analog Dive Watch with 3D Dial and Date Watch

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great Looking Watch, April 28 2015
I believe this is the largest watchface that Momentum has at this point. The numbers on the dial are very unique and stand out as they are three dimensional. The hands glow in the dark so it can be read at night. The watchstrap fits my large wrist easily with more holes to spare. The bevel for tracking time rotates very smoothly. I really love the crisp whiteness of the watch and although it might be more of a fashion statement, this watch comes with Momentum's warrantee and is fine for scuba diving to 200 M. If you love the look of this watch I have to advise you buy it on the .com site where it'll be half the price as posted here.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Bilingual)
Guardians of the Galaxy (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Chris Pratt
Prix : CDN$ 24.99
24 used & new from CDN$ 21.26

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Very Funny & Re-Watchable Movie, April 26 2015
I really love this movie. This is one you can laugh or jive with and will likely watch over and over. Our hero, Peter Quill, as a child was transported to space and as an adult is a thief and a bit of a loser. He has a chip on his shoulder too. The dialog is really sharp and funny and the characters have done an exceptional job in creature interesting characters. You could enjoy this movie on the dialogue alone. There’s constant action as our hero meets up with four others who are all vested in cashing in on the silver orb. Of course the villain wants this powerful orb which turns this movie into a hilarious romp around the galaxy as our five put together heros try to save the galaxy.

The movie reminds me of my other favourite The Fifth Element for it’s comedy and creation of interesting characters. Watching it a second time and loving it.

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