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Brabantia Ironing Table Cover - Size C (124x45cm) 4mm Foam and 4mm Felt [Various Colours] - 264825
Brabantia Ironing Table Cover - Size C (124x45cm) 4mm Foam and 4mm Felt [Various Colours] - 264825
Offered by Perfect Groceries
Price: 16.75

4.0 out of 5 stars good quality - worth the extra few pounds!!, 21 Jun 2014
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This cover is a great fit for the Brabantia Ironing Board, Size C - With Aqua Bowl Steam Control, as we found out when the original board cover finally wore out recently (the foam layer finally fell apart from the constant blasting of steam from our Tefal Steam Generator). The felt insert is very useful (but not immediately obvious) as it is stitched into the lining of the board cover. Fitting is definitely easier with two pairs of hands, but made less fiddly by the toggle which makes it simpler to pull the fitting cord tight. Luckily, we had saved the elasticated strap from the previous cover, which fits to the underside of the cover, as we found that two of these are better than one.

The Brabantia covers are good quality and relatively long lasting, especially when using a steam generator as opposed to a 'normal' steam iron. It really is a case of 'you get what you pay for' with this item and my wife says that the quality of the product is worth the extra few pounds over competitor products.

The only thing my wife did not like was the cover design - as a bloke I would probably not even have noticed that there were lizards or geckos printed on the cover (and you do not get a choice over what design you receive) but the printed geckos did not affect the ironing performance when I was doing my shirts, so no harm done!! :-)


Tanks! - The Fall Of France [DVD]
Tanks! - The Fall Of France [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bob Carruthers
Offered by specialinterests
Price: 4.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Tanks! - The Fall of France, 21 Jun 2014
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This episode of the War File series examines how the French and British were overwhelmed in 1940 by the German Blitzkrieg strategy and tactics of fast moving, mass armoured attacks, and coupled with the unexpected attack route through the Ardennes region.

It explains how Germany was able to negate the allied superiority in numbers (and sometimes in quality) of armour by focussing on very specific objectives. The integrated use of ground and air forces by Guderian were a significant step forward in military thinking and often left the allies floundering for a response. As with other episodes in the series, there is a significant amount of ground to cover in ~48 minutes and at times, detail will be a little bit thin, but overall pretty good for any one trying to get an insight into WW11 history.

As there is limited archive footage available, you will find some clips are `recycled' throughout the series. But not to the point where it becomes too annoying. There are limited extras like an `ask the experts' feature and a `test your knowledge' feature.

I am slowly working my way through the series, as each episode has a different subject and therefore some information is specific to the area under review and not repeated in other episodes. It does pay to monitor prices for the DVDs, as they do vary somewhat.

The twelve episodes (in no particular order) are-

Steel Tigers
Sturmgeschutze and Panzerjaegar
Sturmartillerie
Michael Wittman - Tiger Ace
Barbarossa
The Ardennes Offensive
The Fall of France
On Campaign
The Battle of Kursk
The battle of Normandy
Blitzkrieg
Tigers in the Desert


Yacht Rock
Yacht Rock
Price: 10.00

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A mellow, relaxed 70s / 80s compilation of mainly Adult Oriented Rock, 21 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Yacht Rock (Audio CD)
This compilation does not really throw up any surprise choices for this genre of music, but rather goes for the safe, comfortable choices of music familiar to lots of people. Which is no bad thing, given that most of the time you will probably be playing this `in the background', as mood music or whatever.

As always, I would suggest that you read through the track listing for all three CDs, to see if it really is something that fits in with your tastes. Also, as this is available as an MP3 download, listen to the samples of the tracks, just to remind yourself of the tracks. For those of us who cannot be bothered to create our own compilations any more, albums like this, at this sort of price, are a sensible purchase.

It is more weighted to American artists from the 70s, but works none the less. One nice surprise was to find Morning Dance by SpyroGyra included, who are a group that are probably little remembered now. This compilation is not just AOR tracks but more chilled out middle of the road tracks as well, giving an easy listening selection.

I just can't bring myself to give it 5*, as it does not totally `hit the mark' for me, and is missing a few 'definitive tracks' but a decent effort for all of that.

Enjoy!


Kelkay Killer One Shot Fountain Algae
Kelkay Killer One Shot Fountain Algae
Price: 3.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An effective algae killer for water features, 8 Jun 2014
So far this product has proved to be very effective in controlling (stopping) the build up of algae in our garden water feature.

We have a 5 level pumped water feature standing about 1 metre tall, holding about 35 litres of water and the water holds in the lower 4 levels when the pump is switched off. About 3 weeks after installing it, the dreaded green algae appeared, so I cleaned it out and added 1 container of this Kelkay One Shot treatment to the refilled reservoir. The treatment dissolved completely after running the pump for about 10 minutes and so far, after 1 month, the feature has remained 'algae free'.

One container holds about 100gm of material, which is supposed to be enough to treat 25 litres of water - it is actually doing its' job in 35 litres of water (plus the rainwater that got into the reservoir of the feature due to the recent heavy rain). I will review the performance after a couple of months, to see if this initial treatment is able to hold the algae at bay for that long. If it does I will be upping the review to 5* as this is a cost effective method of treating water features. Do have a look at other reviews, as other reviewers have used this on all sorts of internal and external water features. So far, I can highly recommend this item. To get it on free delivery, it needs to be purchased along with 10 of other qualifying goods, otherwise you have to pay postage and order multiple packs.

Update 12/07/14. After about 12 weeks the water feature is still clear of algae and this is after having to remove water after heavy rain, then having to add about 16 litres of water due to warm, dry weather. Therefore I have changed the review from 4* to 5*, as the product has performed really well!! I would point out that we only run the water feature about once a week, and even if we are not out in the garden to enjoy it, just to ensure that the water is circulated every now and again.


200 x Heavy Duty Wheelie Bin Bags /Black Sacks / Liners / (760x1200x1370) 160 Gauge
200 x Heavy Duty Wheelie Bin Bags /Black Sacks / Liners / (760x1200x1370) 160 Gauge
Offered by ukstore247
Price: 38.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Wheelie Bin Liners – Standard or medium weight bags. Good value!!, 4 Jun 2014
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This 200 item pack of bin liners seems to be pretty good value for money and fits the ‘standard’ 240 litre wheelie bin, which is approx. 100cm high x 49cm wide x 49cm deep.

The description on the item page says that they are heavy weight or heavy duty bags, which seems to be the cause of some of the less favourable reviews. These are fairly standard thickness bags, fine for normal household waste that is going to go into a wheelie bin, but they WILL NOT resist sharp, jagged and really heavy items, like rubble etc. For this type of waste you really do need to be buying rubble sacks.

That said, these bags fit well into a standard wheelie bin and are robust enough to prevent leakage into the bin (in normal use). We use a thin bungee cord with a toggle to hold the top of the bag over the bin, to prevent it slipping down and this has proved fine so far. We have only used a few bags from this order, but so far, they are much better quality than the recycled plastic ones that we have used previously, with no weak spots or bad seals to the bottom of the bag. This definitely saves on the time and effort required to clean out the bin if a bag splits. Using bin liners means that we only have to clean out the wheelie about once a year to avoid bad smells etc.

They come in packs of 25, in two boxes (100 to a box) and reasonably well packaged. Be warned, the total weight is about 21Kg (which indicates the standard of the bags). If, like us, you only have your wheelie emptied every two weeks, then this pack equates to about 7.5 years worth of bin liners!! We split this purchase with a friend to save the storage space.

So, overall a pretty good quality for lining a wheelie bin, for everyday household waste and at a sensible price!!


EPCTEK® 50000mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank Charger for Apple iPhone 5 4s 4 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch, iPad 1 2 3 4, The New iPad 3/ HTC sensation, XE, XL, One X S V, Thunderbolt, Inspire 4G , EVO 3D, EVO 4G, Desire S Z HD / Samsung Galaxy S3 S2 S 2 II ACE Mini, S Advance, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Tab / Motorola Atrix 2, Droid 3 X X2 Razr Maxx, Bionic, Triumph - White
EPCTEK® 50000mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank Charger for Apple iPhone 5 4s 4 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch, iPad 1 2 3 4, The New iPad 3/ HTC sensation, XE, XL, One X S V, Thunderbolt, Inspire 4G , EVO 3D, EVO 4G, Desire S Z HD / Samsung Galaxy S3 S2 S 2 II ACE Mini, S Advance, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Tab / Motorola Atrix 2, Droid 3 X X2 Razr Maxx, Bionic, Triumph - White
Offered by EPC (UK) GRP LTD
Price: 18.22

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great charger pack for longer trips, 24 May 2014
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This review is for the 50000mAh version of this charger pack.

The pack is a fairly solid piece of kit, weighing in at 410gm, ~180mm wide, ~70mm deep and ~20mm thick. It comes with a carry pouch, a USB lead with standard to mini connector and a `manual' that is not going to help you much!! Be warned, the USB cable is quite short, at less than 30cm.

To be fair, it is straightforward to use. You use the mini USB port to charge the unit from your desktop or laptop and the full size USB ports to plug in your devices. Press the ON switch and it starts to charge your device, assuming that you have the correct connector cable. It only comes with the male USB to mini USB, so for everything else you are going to need access to a suitable cable. It actually arrived with about 60% charge, and took about 2.5 - 3.0 hours to fully charge, so remember to allow sufficient time to charge it fully from scratch. (Update - a full charging cycle seems to take about 8 hours, so don't go leaving this until the last minute, before you need it!!)

This is not a charger pack that you are going to want to slip into your pocket, handbag or purse, it is a bit too bulky for that - but is well suited if you are taking a number of items away, that will need a recharge or two.

So far, on one full charge, it has fully recharged a Samsung S3 mini phone three times, an MP3 player (twice), a portable speaker and five E-cig batteries and has not yet run out, not bad for the first use, I think!! It is a bit slower to charge an individual item, rather than using the bespoke charger, but it is not too much of an issue for me.

This item has both 5V 2.1A and 5V 1.0A outputs, depending upon the equipment you are recharging (just a shame it won't work on my Android tablet, which requires 9V 2.1A)

I will update the review after using it a bit more.

If you are just looking for a small emergency charger pack, then you would probably want to look at a 3000 mAh unit, like the Anker ASTRO mini, which will probably recharge most mobiles once.


Coco Digital 48 LED UFO Camping Tent Light With Hanger Portable Lantern
Coco Digital 48 LED UFO Camping Tent Light With Hanger Portable Lantern

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works well, but is very cheaply made!!, 24 May 2014
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This review is for the circular 48 LED lamp with hanger, using 4AA batteries and I have added a couple of photos to the product page. (size is approximately 150mm diameter and approx. 20mm deep). It can be used with either of the rings of LEDs switched on or both together, you just press the switch repeatedly to cycle through the options.

To be fair, the unit gives a very useful and respectable level of lighting in an under stairs cupboard, but the build quality is quite frankly, shoddy!! Internally, all of the connections and wiring are exposed, meaning that it will be quite easy to damage the connections when changing the batteries. There are no instructions at all supplied, with not even any indication of which direction the batteries should be fitted into the body. It is reasonably obvious that you should fit the -ve end of the battery towards the spring connection in each case, but you do have to be careful not to stress any of the connections or trap any of the fine wires inside. The base has has only one hole for a screw, if you want to fit it permanently, so I had to make another hole to fix it in place properly. The switch feels very flimsy and I expect that with the repeated use it will get, it will fail sooner rather than later. I have an earlier version of this lamp which has given 7 years decent service before the switch failed, but I will be surprised if this one lasts two years.

Forget the little plastic hanger in the middle; mine broke as I took it out of the packaging!! If you are using this in a vertical setting, I would tie it up with a piece of string.

So, to sum up, a decent light but dubious quality - I will update on how long it actually lasts!! 5* for functionality but 2* for build quality!!! (I suppose you get what you pay for).


It's All Fucking Shit: Angry Dave's Bollocking Boxset
It's All Fucking Shit: Angry Dave's Bollocking Boxset
Price: 2.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, but flawed, 18 May 2014
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This collection of Blogs by Angry Dave does highlight the trials of modern living and dealing with often 'faceless' institutions and the pap that is served up as entertainment on TV these days. It is funny, but does descend into 'rant mode' at times and the swearing is not always necessary, but I can appreciate why Dave feels the need to do so at times. (Trying to remain calm when dealing with British Gas and their multiple and repeated cock-ups when billing - even though it was you that pointed it out to them in the first place, sometimes does test your patience!! - my experience not Dave's).

Unfortunately, this collection was released without any editing or even spell-checking, which can make it annoying and tedious to read at times, which is a shame, as it breaks up the flow of the points that Dave is trying to make. Did I agree with everything he says, well no - but there is enough here to make you feel like you have been in his situation!!

So, it is funny and at times quite similar to situations we all find ourselves in, but it really needs some editing, without losing the immediacy of what he is trying to say. Also, Probably a bit pricey at the current 2.89 on Kindle.


niceEshop(TM) 100Pcs Disposable Shoe Covers Carpet Cleaning Overshoe
niceEshop(TM) 100Pcs Disposable Shoe Covers Carpet Cleaning Overshoe
Offered by Cosy-Zone
Price: 1.99

3.0 out of 5 stars OK for up to size 9 feet!!, 18 May 2014
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I have to agree with the review of 'AlanP' in that these are OK, but no more than that.

I know that as a single use item, they are not going to be robust, but they are quite flimsy and have to be handled with care when fitting, or the elasticated collar will snap, making the item useless. That said they have done the job, keeping grubby footprints off our porcelain floor tiles, when we or tradesmen are popping in and out of the house.

So, in essence you get what you pay for, cheap, disposable and do the job, just handle with care when fitting and don't try to fit them over size 10 work boots!! Just in case you had not noticed, these are shipped from Hong Kong, so next day delivery is not a likely option!!


Auschwitz: The Shocking Story & Secrets of the Holocaust Death Camp (Auschwitz, Holocaust, Jewish, History, Eyewitness Account, World War 2 Book 1)
Auschwitz: The Shocking Story & Secrets of the Holocaust Death Camp (Auschwitz, Holocaust, Jewish, History, Eyewitness Account, World War 2 Book 1)
Price: 1.85

4.0 out of 5 stars A short essay on the horror of Auschwitz, 18 May 2014
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This is not a book, rather a short essay on some of the details about the atrocities and methods used to commit attempted genocide and 'ethnic cleansing' at Auschwitz -Birkenau. We tend to forget that it was not just the European Jewish community that was targeted, but to a lesser extent also Romas, Poles, Russians and other elements of society, at this death camp.

For all of its' brevity, it makes sobering reading, but the sad fact is, that this type of human behaviour was going on well before the 20th Century and still continues to happen today.

The info. on the product page does say it is an estimated 19 pages in length. I was lucky to pick it up as a 'free' offer on the Kindle site. It is worth a read, but the 'normal' price of ~ 1.90 is perhaps a bit high, for such a short monograph.


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