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Food Mixer Dust Cover Red - Suitable For All Kenwood Chef and Andrew James Food Mixers
Food Mixer Dust Cover Red - Suitable For All Kenwood Chef and Andrew James Food Mixers
Offered by Andrew James UK LTD
Price: 14.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Serves a purpose, 17 Feb 2013
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The cover is actually too big for my Kenwood mixer and at some stage I will need to trim the bottom by about half an inch as it is too long. ( though definitely better than being too small) - also the cover is not totally red - It has a purple trim along all the seams which makes it look rather garish. I was disappointed that it wasn't totally red which is what I had expected. It serves a purpose and arrived promptly.


Jamie's 15-Minute Meals
Jamie's 15-Minute Meals
by Jamie Oliver
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Easy on the eye and in the kitchen, 12 Feb 2013
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A typical Jamie production. Slick, simple and easy to follow. At a stage where there is almost an overkill of Jamie books on the market I was at first a little skeptical about whether this book would meet up to expectations. I was however pleasantly surprised. It has clear pictures and easy to follow instructions on how to put together good simple food. Perhaps the constant presentation of food on a wooden board is a bit monotonous and not too practical for keeping food warm but that aside the recipes work a treat. Ingredients sadly are not always readily available outside the major city centers. The assumption that everyone lives near international delis or big well stocked supermarkets is a frequent failing of many chefs today. As to 15 mins prep time, this is similar to his 30 minute series, an exaggeration. Allow at least 25 mins for most recipes unless you are a serious Speedy Gonzales in the kitchen. A great boon for those in a hurry and who appreciate simple cuisine that can be dressed up to look a bit smarter when unexpected guests appear. Also a good gift for aspiring cooks.


Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown
Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown
by David Attenborough
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 25.00

5.0 out of 5 stars As superb as the TV production, 12 Feb 2013
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I bought this book as a gift for my elderly parents after they (and I) had enjoyed the superb Africa series on the television. Their delight when they received the book was limitless. The size, content and quality of this book exceeded all expectations. A great permanent reminder of a series that they enjoyed so much. Being of a generation where they prefer to have a print copy to a DVD it was a super surprise for them. Added to this was the superb value which Amazon offered as its opening price making it a definite winner. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves wildlife or appreciates high quality photographic productions.


Secret Symphony
Secret Symphony
Price: 5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Katie keeps on providing pleasure, 25 Dec 2012
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Her voice doesn't change, her style continues to impress and the mellowness of this lady is enough to ruffle even the slightest feather on a tough day. A definite winner for any Katie Melua fan.


TTfone Jupiter Big Button Easy Senior Sim Free Unlocked Mobile Phone Panic Button Talking numbers
TTfone Jupiter Big Button Easy Senior Sim Free Unlocked Mobile Phone Panic Button Talking numbers
Price: 30.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for older people, 25 Dec 2012
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This phone is outstanding for older people or those who battle with their eyesight. I particularly like the way I could set it up easily with no assistance and the mini torch on it is very practical for night time. The talking confirmation of numbers pressed is also a plus for those unsure if they have pressed the right button or in case the person has misplaced their glasses. Highly recommend it. Good value for money.


Counting One's Blessings: Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Counting One's Blessings: Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
by Elizabeth, Queen, consort of George VI, King of Great Britain
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.00

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great gift, 25 Dec 2012
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This tome of a book was a gift from me to my mother for Christmas - Aside from its immense size therefore making it very heavy and sometimes a little difficult and impractical to read particularly for an older person, it is a winner. Informative and a super gift for anyone who is a Royal Family fan. I
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Walking Stick Wrist Loop - Brown - Universal Easy Fit
Walking Stick Wrist Loop - Brown - Universal Easy Fit
Offered by The Emporium Direct
Price: 4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says, 25 Dec 2012
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Small and simple this did exactly what I wanted - My only suggestion would be to have two or three in a pack to make it more practical.


Jamie Oliver - Jamie At Home The Complete Series [DVD]
Jamie Oliver - Jamie At Home The Complete Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Helen Downing
Price: 7.57

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD, 25 Dec 2012
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His ability to share his enthusiasm for cooking doesn't fade and although this is an old DVD it is still a winner especially for those that like to grow their own veggies and enjoy the rewards.


Jack Russell Bronze
Jack Russell Bronze
Offered by JR Trading Company
Price: 26.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised, 9 Oct 2012
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This was a gift for a relation who loves jack Russells but I was skeptical as to whether the quality would be any good. It proved to be not nay good quality but bigger than expected. An excellent buy and delighted recipient.


Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: The Official Biography
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: The Official Biography
by William Shawcross
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most fabulous read, 11 Aug 2011
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This book was so much more than I expected. It was the most wonderful read and insight into the fascinating life of an equally fascinating woman. Painstakingly researched I found it hard to put down although unfortunately the sheer size and weight of the book was perhaps its downfall, simply because it is not easily transportable and infinitely difficult to pick up and read in comfort.

I finished the book feeling totally absorbed and intrigued by the life of what Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother achieved during her long remarkable life. Her gift of sharing and being understanding of others was without doubt unique and something I had never realised. Her ability to take on board everything that was required of her with grace and patience shines through the pages of this book.

If there is only one biography that you read about her, this must be the book - a complete pleasure from start to finish but next time would the author please divide it into two volumes for more comfortable reading!!


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