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Leopet Cat Tree Scratching Post (Height 170 cm) Medium Activity Centre for Kitten Playing Climbing Relaxing (Beige with Paws) Sisal Furniture Scratcher
Leopet Cat Tree Scratching Post (Height 170 cm) Medium Activity Centre for Kitten Playing Climbing Relaxing (Beige with Paws) Sisal Furniture Scratcher
Offered by JAGO24 UK
Price: £34.26

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great scratching post / play area for cats!!, 29 Dec. 2014
I bought two of these for my sisters who both have cats and they have proved to be an instant hit with their pets. Assembly proved to be relatively straightforward, although my one sister said that she found it easier to assemble starting with the top unit and working down, with it laid on the floor. Assembly time is about 30 minutes.

It has proved to be popular with all of the cats, they were all over the units, as soon as they were completed. The units seem pretty stable, even with two adult cats clambering over them and suitably sized, even for slightly larger cats.

Difficult to tell how long the material finish will last at this time, as they have only been up for a few days. The hanging toys have had to be refitted already, as the cats managed to pull these off, but it was no problem to put them back in place.

Note that they really do stand about 1.7m tall and the base plate is about 0.5m x 0.5m, so they are not small! The choice of eight different fabrics means you are likely to find something suitable for your decor as well.

These are great for keeping your cat occupied and allow the cat to get up out of the way, if they feel so inclined.


The Jelly Bean Factory Tube - Gourmet Beans 100 g (Pack of 6)
The Jelly Bean Factory Tube - Gourmet Beans 100 g (Pack of 6)

4.0 out of 5 stars A nice stocking filler for Christmas!!, 29 Dec. 2014
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These 100gm packs of Jelly Beans make a nice little extra gift esp. at Christmas. The smaller size makes them easy to pack in with other items whilst still giving a decent range of flavours. Obviously, this size pack makes them a bit more expensive per 100gm, but they make a super little treat for fans of these Jelly Beans (like my family). Also, the six tubes can be shared out amongst everyone.

So, if you are a fan of these sweets then they are a good buy!!


Kitchen Craft Home Made Spare Jam Straining Bag
Kitchen Craft Home Made Spare Jam Straining Bag
Price: £3.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable replacement / spare bag for the Kitchen Craft Strainer kit, 24 Dec. 2014
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A reasonable quality replacement or extra bag for the KC straining kit. My wife has used the bag for a couple of jam / jelly / marmalade making seasons and it continues to perform as you would expect, with no signs of wear and just a bit of staining. The bag strains well and there have been no problems with fraying around the metal eyelets.

If you are serious about your jam making, the Kitchen Craft straining kits and spares seem to be a reliable option and do the job as well as anything that my wife has tried, if not better.


36 Pack of Philips AAA Cell LR03 MN2400 Alkaline Batteries Powerlife Extra Value Multipack
36 Pack of Philips AAA Cell LR03 MN2400 Alkaline Batteries Powerlife Extra Value Multipack
Offered by PoundMax
Price: £8.49

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why pay supermarket pices?, 23 Dec. 2014
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Decent quality, branded alkaline batteries at a sensible price. We buy them in these quantities and split them with friends or relations and they have proved to be great value for money. They wont be suitable for continuous, high drain applications, but for general use like torches, wireless keyboards, mice, clocks etc they are great. For high drain applications it is better to use rechargeable NiMh batteries. They generally come with a fairly long 'use by' date so it makes sense to buy in quantity. we have not had any leakage problems with these Philips batteries.

The price tends to fluctuate a bit, so put them on your wish list and buy when the price dips a bit. Great value!!
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Chef Aid Ice Cube Bags 10 x 24
Chef Aid Ice Cube Bags 10 x 24
Offered by millstones
Price: £1.38

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars neat way of making ice cubes, 11 Dec. 2014
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These Chef aid bags are a bit more expensive than the competition, but are still an effective way of making ice cubes and freezing other liquids that are required in small quantities. Remember to pour the liquid in slowly, otherwise it overflows the entry point (you can gently blow into the bag to open up the cells first to make it a bit easier). The cells are a bit small, so you may find you need more ice cubes in your drink, but on the other hand the cubes pop out relatively easily. They have proved to be reliable so far with no leaks when filling or freezing (a problem I have found with the cheaper bags on occasion!). They do save the hassle of trying to keep ice trays clean and as long as you don't lay one on top of another (they can stick together) they don't take up too much room in the freezer.

So overall, i would recommend these and would have given 5* if priced a bit more competitively.


Prym Fray Check
Prym Fray Check
Price: £5.04

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit expensive - but quite effective at stopping fabric fraying, 11 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Prym Fray Check (Kitchen & Home)
I bought this for my wife to use on her sewing, machine embroidery and crafting projects. It is certainly effective and reliable in preventing fabric fraying along cut edges and you only seem to need to use it sparingly in most cases. There are others on the market at a cheaper price, but my wife is used to using this one and knows how to use it and that it works, it even resists normal laundering (certainly at 40degC). It can dry a bit stiff on lightweight fabrics, but so far has never caused a serious issue. It dries clear, but can appear white when wet (this seems to disappear on drying). On very lightweight fabrics (e.g Organza) it has a tendency to spread a bit, because it is not very viscous, so the finer the application the better. As it dries clear this is not too much of a problem, but the edges can be a bit stiff (not a real problem if hidden in a seam etc).

Whilst expensive for 22.5ml, the small quantities used make it worthwhile and reasonably long-lasting, although it can solidify in the bottle if not well sealed, over a long period of time. My wife is loathe to experiment with some of the other options on the market, in case they are not up to the standard of this product. If it was a little less expensive for such a small quantity it would have got 5*.


Pack of 8 Caraselle Sticky Roller Refills - for your Caraselle Trident Handle Roller Brush Removes Lint & Pet hair from Clothing & Upholstery
Pack of 8 Caraselle Sticky Roller Refills - for your Caraselle Trident Handle Roller Brush Removes Lint & Pet hair from Clothing & Upholstery

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful sticky rollers for fluff and pet hair removal., 21 Nov. 2014
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These refills for the Caraselle roller are about 5metres long and 100mm wide. They seem to work very well in picking up fluff and hairs from clothes, furnishings and carpets. They are coated with a fairly strong adhesive surface and seem to do the job pretty well on everything that we have tried around the home. Downside is that they are not perforated, so it makes it a bit more fiddly to rip off the used section to expose the new clean adhesive surface underneath. I would have given this 5* otherwise.

Postage charges are a bit high so factor that in to your price calculations, but I have not marked it down for this.


Kobwa(TM) Silver 1.8CM DIY Circular Magnetic Clasps for Bag/Purses/Clothes -1Set(10Pcs) With Keyring
Kobwa(TM) Silver 1.8CM DIY Circular Magnetic Clasps for Bag/Purses/Clothes -1Set(10Pcs) With Keyring
Offered by eFuture.SR
Price: £3.19

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice, neat bag closure - especially for the price!!, 30 Oct. 2014
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A pretty good magnetic bag clasp for the price. I bought a couple of sets of these for my wife, who had a bit of a bag making project going for a wedding and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality for the price (under £2 for a set of 10). The magnetic closure is of reasonable strength for the size and they are easy to fit (check out Youtube for advice on how to fit them, if you have never used them before). When you have one assembled, they are about 7mm thick overall, so better for larger projects rather than thin card type use.

They come with a wire 'keyring ', not much use for that application, but we have used it for other purposes , so a nice 'freebie' to have, as it turns out.

Overall, a decent bag closure for the price, on larger bags (about shopping bag size) my wife was using 2 closures.

As they come from China, make sure you order them about two weeks in advance of when you will need them. We had to start my wifes' project early so had to order a UK version to tide us over (but this was 2x the price).


10 Blue Lint Free Microfibre Super Magic Cleaning Cloths For Polishing, Washing, Waxing And Dusting. Cleaning Accessories
10 Blue Lint Free Microfibre Super Magic Cleaning Cloths For Polishing, Washing, Waxing And Dusting. Cleaning Accessories

4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable quality microfibre cloth pack - and at a sensible price., 30 Oct. 2014
This pack of 10 off 40cm x 40cm microfibre cloths have proved to do a reasonable job for household and car cleaning (the additional cleaning mitt has proved useful as well). Not the thickest microfibre cloths I have ever bought, but decent none the less. I keep one in the car to wipe off the inside of the screens to remove any haze etc.

We did wash them before the first use, obviously not using any conditioner, as this reduces their effectiveness. They did 'shed' a bit of fluff first off, but nothing since.

If you are wiping off wet surfaces, the cloths work better if they are slightly damp before use.


10602 Screwdriver Bits 25mm Pozidriv: 2x(PZ0, PZ1, PZ2) Driver Set with Box
10602 Screwdriver Bits 25mm Pozidriv: 2x(PZ0, PZ1, PZ2) Driver Set with Box
Offered by delighttobuy
Price: £1.75

3.0 out of 5 stars OK as spares and for DIY - wear too quickly for trade use, 30 Oct. 2014
These replacement driver bits seem to be OK to fill out your DIY driver toolkit and as replacements when the original bits wear out. However, they do wear rather quickly, especially in heavy use, so better for occasional DIY use.
For trade use, I think you would be better sticking to recognized brands like Makita etc and definitely do NOT use them in impact drivers!!! Of course, at the price it is handy to have a couple of boxes of these around at any time, as a back up.

As I tend to be careful with my kit when doing DIY, these bits have been OK, and at a budget price, in the three sizes I use most, they have been a reasonable purchase. I will buy them again, but know that they will have a fairly short working life and accept that for the price.


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