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Katharine Kirby "Kate" (HELSTON, Cornwall United Kingdom)
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3 x Biard 8W Watt LED Light Bulb | B22 Bayonet Fitting | Globes Lamps In Warm and Natural White | 60W Equivalent With Samsung Chip - Pack Of Three Warm White
3 x Biard 8W Watt LED Light Bulb | B22 Bayonet Fitting | Globes Lamps In Warm and Natural White | 60W Equivalent With Samsung Chip - Pack Of Three Warm White
Offered by BigBathroomShop
Price: £35.99

4.0 out of 5 stars These are the big boys of the bulb brigade, 28 Feb. 2015
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I was advised to buy these by my electrician as we have an old house with modern easy trip electrics. Having these bulbs appears to stop the constant tripping problem I'd been having on one ring main.

They may look like regular light bulbs but there the resemblance stops. Heavier and stronger by many times, they feel as though they might just live up to their promise of longevity. The light they throw out is warm and soft, easy to be in the room with. They come on straightaway, no waiting for the light to grow in brilliance.

Fitting them securely is simple, they click into the bayonet fitting and stay there. Now I can forget about their cost and enjoy the peace of mind they are supposed to bring me!


Konig Retro Table Radio - White
Konig Retro Table Radio - White
Offered by ExpressPro
Price: £19.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Let this take up residence and keep you company for years to come., 28 Feb. 2015
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It's hard to think anything much better value than a radio set that costs less than twenty quid and a licence fee. This white Retro model doesn't even take up any space, as the flat top can easily support, display, carry whatever what on the shelf or worktop before it came. The telescopic aerial stands up tidily behind, the mains plug slips in at the back and can be tucked away between the radio and the socket. There is an earphone for bedside/office/private listening.

This is not really a room to room portable radio, it deserves a permanent home. The fresh white case will blend in anywhere.The silver controls are discreet and minimal, matching the generous speaker.

AM/FM reception is pin sharp and anyway, I mostly need Radio 4 for a companion. Unless it's being borrowed for the cricket.. Turn it on and later off, with the volume knob, select the station with the help of the red light that tells you when you are locked on strongly to the best possible position, and the sound is clear as a bell.

I think that because it is a proper (MDF?) box, laminated, the quality of sound is superior to a portable. Retro again because the old fashioned radios had huge heavy cabinets. Now let's see if I can still get Radio Caroline?...


Davina's 5 Weeks to Sugar-Free: Yummy, easy recipes to help you kick sugar and feel amazing
Davina's 5 Weeks to Sugar-Free: Yummy, easy recipes to help you kick sugar and feel amazing
by Davina McCall
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jolly good advice for subtle but important changes, 28 Feb. 2015
Bang on message, bright and breezy, bubbly broadcaster Davina brings out the best book on sugar shifting strategy so far.

Browsing 'sugar free' when doing my S's online shop this popped up and I clicked straightaway. Davina, our half-French guide to this new way of thinking, brings her trademark dash and verve to the chatty content of her everyday recipes for nowadays attitudes. A Bon Viveur in the truest sense, she offers up honest, open, friendly, guidelines, sharing her redeveloped game plan for the regular family meals required to keep everyone fit, happy and well fed.

Definitely useful when dealing with diabetes, seeking to diet without deprivation, avoid the discomforts of dental decay, altogether for developing discretion and picking up pointers towards training ourselves to enjoy reformed eating patterns. Not just a charged up crusade against acres of sugar beet fields, or swathes of sugar cane plantations, although they must be shaking to their roots by now, this is food education at its most attractive - just subtle changes to that shopping list, establishing small, but new and effective ways towards different habits.

Refined white 'Table' sugar has tried to take over the savoury section as well as the conventionally sweet. It has wheedled it's way into processed, and pre prepared foods big time. Davina has worked out innocent versions of sauces, soups, spreads, custard even, all using larder and store cupboard basics that are easily purchased locally. Don't think about the millions of maple trees that must be milked for their syrup and the billions of bees busy building up barrels of honey to replace that naughty white stuff!

The main replacements advocated are the Maple syrup and the honey. Then cross out white flour from your list and write wholemeal spelt flour. This may sound medieval but it can be used in all the same ways. More flavour, less bleached out content and a better effect on your tum.

Life doesn't have to be dull while readjusting your attitude to your food. Snacks are up there in importance, sensible substitutes for commercial quick fixes are sensibly sorted out. The 'sweet' section is substantial - no need to punish yourself as you slowly cut down. Go easy on those sweet things though, best to train yourself completely, later, if necessary, to do without, more or less. It is in the Real Meals that Davina shines. It is said that most households have a repertoire of around 11 recipes. This book will surely introduce you to several more at least. Family suppers need to be easy and these ideas are simple to make. That doesn't make them less worthy, just more useful. Wholesome, tempting savoury dishes enjoyed to the full, without any hidden sugars, will fill everyone up and reduce the need for treats anyway.

The illustrations are lavish, inspirational. I got out my sticky markers and set off to label the recipes I wanted to try but I quickly realised I was attaching one to every page!


The Olive Branch
The Olive Branch
by Jo Thomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tears before bedtime, sunshine in the morning, 27 Feb. 2015
This review is from: The Olive Branch (Paperback)
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The Olive Branch is quite, quite lovely. I hitched my wagon to Ruthie's from the first few mad Bridget Jones type paragraphs when on an impulse she buys an Italian masseria on ebay.

Learning more than you'd expect about olive farm husbandry and the levels of virginity displayed by different harvest timings and types along the way; this delightful book had my pinned to it for the hours it took to get things sorted in that remote and heated atmosphere of old established families and their, inevitable perhaps, feuds.

Such a massive change of tempo, atmosphere and challenge seemed too much for our heroine to handle. However there is a Mr. Darcy lurking next door, a man of mysterious, impulsive actions, a true Latino. Of course the path of true love never runs smooth and there are some heart stopping episodes involving misunderstandings and other small madnesses.

You would have a hard heart to resist such romance and not be cheering for Ruthie as she stumbles about, feeling like a fish out of water at times. Even her night school Italian isn't the language she hears around her daily, her neighbours use a dialect she wasn't taught. Getting to grips with a goat, a garden and a falling down `trullo' (an Apulian dry stone hut, with a conical roof to us) takes the stuffing out of this London girl. There are friends to make though, and bridges to be built. Happily she has the knack. Such a glorious building up of tension, you can't rest until you see this adventure through.

Ruthie keeps hard at it and sets her, surprising, skills to work. It goes to show that hours spent watching daytime tv programmes about doing up houses left their mark. Plus she is an artist even if she has undersold her talents for years to a commercial card publishing company. Seeing Ruthie blossom and adapt; working harder than ever before was a pleasure, especially on a cold winter's day! Loved it.


Keedox Wireless Extendable Selfie Handheld Stick Built-in Bluetooth Remote Button Shutter with Adjustable Phone Holder and Mirror Designed for Rear-camera for iPhone,Smasung,other Andorid Smartphones (Black)
Keedox Wireless Extendable Selfie Handheld Stick Built-in Bluetooth Remote Button Shutter with Adjustable Phone Holder and Mirror Designed for Rear-camera for iPhone,Smasung,other Andorid Smartphones (Black)
Offered by Donner-UK
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Say Cheese!, 27 Feb. 2015
I was surprised how easy the wand was to set up with my phone. The step-by-step instructions walked me through it no problem, which was lucky as my son wasn’t around to help me. The instructions could however be written in a larger font.

We have used it everywhere to take photos, it perfectly solves the problem of group photos without all the faffing around to set timers on a camera or cramming everyone in while you stretch your arm out in front of you. The long telescopic arm means you can get interesting angles and the photos are fantastic as a result. My daughter in law even used it from the top of her horse. It is now a favourite bit of kit, it goes everywhere with us. As someone who likes to make amateur videos, the selfie wand enables you to be more creative and get shots that you would not otherwise. We have used it to make slo-mo videos of the children jumping off sand dunes.

It really is a lot of fun. I was also impressed by its strength, even when fully extended. It’s very well made, the gripper held my iPhone superbly. The children certainly tested that!

This product was supplied to me for a fair review which I ham happy to give it.


HP Color Laser Paper - Plain paper - A4 (210 x 297 mm) - 100 g/m2 - 500 sheet(s)
HP Color Laser Paper - Plain paper - A4 (210 x 297 mm) - 100 g/m2 - 500 sheet(s)
Price: £9.96

5.0 out of 5 stars For when the occasion demands a little bit more than copier paper, 26 Feb. 2015
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I bought this 100g A4 paper because I like to have a better quality paper to hand when printing up letters, forms, illustrations and photos. 80g is ok for everyday stuff but there are times when the content warrants a better brand.

Far less text is printed out now, but when you want to make a good impression with a document, this very smooth, bright, slightly thicker paper will impart a certain gravitas to what you are saying. When adding a picture to a letter, the result is an attractive, high definition image. I use it with an OKI C5331dn laser printer and they seem to suit each other. The paper comes out of the printer flat, not bent.

Writing on it with a gel pen is fine, you may want to top and tail a personal letter, printed up to make it easier to read! The price, too, seemed a bargain for which I was very grateful.


Detangling Brush By Debonhair - Professional Quality Best Knot Detangler ★Glides Thru All Hair Types★ - Natural, Thick, Curly, Thin, Fine, Colour Treated - Detangling Comb For Wet And Dry Hair - Adults And Kids - For Ultimate Healthy Results.
Detangling Brush By Debonhair - Professional Quality Best Knot Detangler ★Glides Thru All Hair Types★ - Natural, Thick, Curly, Thin, Fine, Colour Treated - Detangling Comb For Wet And Dry Hair - Adults And Kids - For Ultimate Healthy Results.
Offered by Retroprice
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Tender care for ruffled hair, 26 Feb. 2015
This light and easy to use brush does a really great job in teasing out knots and restoring hair to a shining, smooth look.

It is bouncy and kind, doesn't hurt children's heads and they are the ones who mostly get bed head and tangles.

When pulled through dry hair, a fair amount of static comes off the brush which soon calms down. It is perfect for after shampooing when the hair is still wet. There is some kind of clever trick worked by the short and long prongs, the different heights undo the tangles.

Being a paddle brush it covers a generous area of hair at a time. The shape is designed to fit well in the hand, your thumb controlling the amount of pressure. The brush is simple to keep in new condition, stray hairs pull away from it quickly and cleanly. Because the brush is so light, you won't notice it in a swim bag or beach basket where it will be most useful.

I was sent mine for a fair review and will be using it frequently, thank you Debonhair.


Igenix IG9420 Gas Heater on Wheels/Regulator and Hose for LPG and Natural Gas, 4.2kW, 4200 W, Silver
Igenix IG9420 Gas Heater on Wheels/Regulator and Hose for LPG and Natural Gas, 4.2kW, 4200 W, Silver
Price: £84.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An independent, always useful, supply of heat, 25 Feb. 2015
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Standing solidly on four multi direction castor wheels, this medium sized gas heater is ready to go, where required, at a moment's notice. Get the unit into position before lighting and never move it when it's already lit. It's the 15 kg gas bottle/cylinder that gives it stability and weight. These 'bottles' are obtainable from local fuel merchants, garages and farm stores. You may have to pay a deposit when you first purchase one, then you just pay for the refill, this deposit is returned when you stop using the gas.

Gas heaters are a great help in buildings where there is no electricity. Not for caravans though, the heater requires plenty of space around it and ventilation. When burning, bottled gas produces condensation and uses up oxygen so it must be open and airy in the place it is heating. We have used them over the years as a back up for power cuts, which used to happen more frequently than now.

Igenix is gaining good feedback, it is a new name to me, they manufacture electrical items too. Operating from Ipswich they are easy to contact if you need help. This heater has a two year guarantee, a comprehensive instruction manual, very well written, just in English. The required regulator, for opening and closing the off the gas supply, and correct orange hose are supplied. Three heat settings make the heater flexible and responsive. It is attractive in appearance, discreet, smart and modern looking.

They are jolly good for making toast too!


E-PRANCE® Wireless Up to 1000ft / 300m Range Portable Doorbell Kit with 52 Chime tones and 1 Push Button, 2 door chime, LED Indicator (Black)
E-PRANCE® Wireless Up to 1000ft / 300m Range Portable Doorbell Kit with 52 Chime tones and 1 Push Button, 2 door chime, LED Indicator (Black)
Offered by EPRANCE
Price: £49.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ding dong bell, 25 Feb. 2015
Imagine being able to adapt your doorbell to the day... Seasonal chimes at Christmas, Happy Birthday... No, really, that is just the icing on the cake, one of the 52 Varieties should fit the bill. Even Hyacinth Bucket/Bouquet should find one to suit. The loudest volumed chime might be jolly helpful for a person with hearing difficulties. Ditto the blue LEDs that flash.

I chose this for my elderly mother who had been missing her visitors, because she couldn't hear her ancient doorbell. Now she can sit in her chair with the ringer plugged in right beside her. The bell push couldn't be easier to stick up, double sided stickies also arrive with the kit. You don't have to use the screws. Batteries are provided, just pull out the protective strip before use.

So simple yet so effective, this is a great product that will be easily fitted in moments.

Streamlined in looks and oh so practical, there is absolutely nothing to fault here. Every home should have one. Thank you E-PRANCE for sending me one to review.


Jewellery Making Beading Starter Set Kit for Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings- Seaside Shells, Acrylic, Seed Beads by Kurtzy TM
Jewellery Making Beading Starter Set Kit for Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings- Seaside Shells, Acrylic, Seed Beads by Kurtzy TM
Offered by Kurtzie - Fast Shipping
Price: £39.96

5.0 out of 5 stars All I need now is a tan, 25 Feb. 2015
Crafting bead necklaces and bracelets is a very satisfying and rewarding hobby. Unless you already have your own collection of random beads, it's a great idea to buy these, most reasonably priced, complete sets to work with.

Drilling holes in beach shells is an intricate and risky business, we have tried and were really pleased to receive these ready drilled, strong and neat cowries, cut small scallop/cockle together with attractive circular daisy shaped and plain round shells. The piece de resistance, the stars of the show are three golden glass beads, the centrepiece, one oval and two ball shaped glittery marvels. The acrylic see through box is a permanent home until you complete your projects. useful afterwards for storage.

A generous number of small gold, bronze, rose pink and dark brown spacers too, together with the required wire, which is strong enough to thread without tools, plus closings are all ready to go. On a cold winter's day these delightful beads transported me to a sunny beach. A pleasurable occupation for young or old, with results to be proud of!

These were sent to me by Kurtzy in return for a fair review which I am pleased to give. Just don't do what I did and open the box upside down! It took some patience to pick up all the beads and replace them tidily...


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