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Chasseur Grillpan, square, 26cm Cream
Chasseur Grillpan, square, 26cm Cream
Offered by Colanders
Price: £87.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am Iron Pan!, 4 Mar. 2013
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Sorry for the title - it'll only be (very mildly) amusing to Black Sabbath fans...

On to the pan! I bought this 5 years ago, and it's still going strong. It's very heavy, but that's to be expected: it is cast iron after all. As a previous Amazonian mentioned, the handle is a bit short given the weight of the pan, so do be careful lifting it off. Wrap a tea-towel around the handle, or better still use one of those silicon glove thingies. After 5 years of use, it's a bit discoloured but again, that's to be expected, and personally I rather like the 'used' look.

More importantly, it cooks a treat. Try parboiling then griddling root veggies for example. It really comes into its own cooking steaks though. Make sure the pan is smoking hot - add a couple of steaks lightly brushed with oil, and Bob as they say, is your uncle.


Caraselle Punch Instant Protector for Suede, Leather, Nubuck & Canvas Shoes 200ml
Caraselle Punch Instant Protector for Suede, Leather, Nubuck & Canvas Shoes 200ml
Offered by LightingandMobileAccessoriesUK
Price: £4.40

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shoe good to be true!, 4 Mar. 2013
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Bought for a pair of suede boots, this is the protection equivalent of Chuck Norris...Except it's invisible, so it's like Chuck Norris crossed with a ninja. And there's probably nothing better than that.
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True Utility Cashstash Cash Capsule Silver
True Utility Cashstash Cash Capsule Silver
Offered by Imago Global
Price: £6.40

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Emergency money, 4 Mar. 2013
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This little chap has been dangling off my keys for 2 years now. It's had a fairly rough existence - mostly spent in the dark of a jeans pocket, wrestling with loose change and other sundry items, but it's still in good working order!

I took out the metal clip thingy in the capsule itself, as it only took up extra space and didn't help (imho) to roll up a note. Overall a handy little thing to have on your keyring.

People who see it seem to feel perfectly entitled to open it up to see what's in it. For this reason, I have replaced the £20 note with a small piece of paper on which is written: 'If you're reading this, then you're owe me a pint. And you're a nosey parker.'


1xITW Nexus Grimloc Military D-Ring GhillieTEX IR Grey
1xITW Nexus Grimloc Military D-Ring GhillieTEX IR Grey

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lock and load, 28 Feb. 2013
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These are great little clips for adding to your 1" Molle webbing. After over a year of being attached to a Snugpak Response Pak, this little clip is still going strong. It's light but tough, but it's pretty small. Not a problem necessarily, just bear it in mind, depending on what you're looking to hang off it.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Light my fire, 26 Feb. 2013
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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Bought for my son's first birthday, this candle fitted the bill perfectly. Admittedly he would have been equally delighted with a lump of play dough on his cake, but the adults thought it was cute. It's a decent size, chunky and colourful.

Oh yes, and you get a wish when you blow it out! I blew it out on behalf of my son, and two minutes later a Ferrari appeared outside the front of the house with my name on the keys. Worth the price of the candle for the wish alone...


Regatta Splosh Kids Leisurewear All-in-One Suit
Regatta Splosh Kids Leisurewear All-in-One Suit
Price: £9.49 - £35.64

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Splosh for a little dosh, 26 Feb. 2013
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Bought for my (then) 14 month old son, this all-in-one has proved invaluable.

Several other reviewers have referred to this as a snow suit. While it's certainly insulated, in my personal opinion I think it's a bit too thin to use in the snow.

What it is great for however is wet weather conditions. For a wee boy who thinks sitting in a puddle is great fun, this has proved invaluable!


The Magic Flute
The Magic Flute
by Alan Spence
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 20 Feb. 2013
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This review is from: The Magic Flute (Paperback)
Make no mistake; this is a classic of Scottish/British contemporary literature. The story focuses on the intertwined lives of 4 men from their childhood in Glasgow in the early 1960s on through to very different adulthoods. It's touching without being schmaltzy, gritty without overdoing the Glasgow hard-man stuff...The prose itself is lightly written, allowing the reader to focus on the narrative. It's thought-provoking, engaging and charming.

A real treasure of a book - read it. You'll love it.


Clippasafe Electrical Plug Socket Protector
Clippasafe Electrical Plug Socket Protector
Offered by BabySecurity
Price: £6.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Electro protecto, 20 Feb. 2013
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Since he was old enough to crawl, my son has had an unnerving interest in electrical sockets. So in addition to explaining to him the dangers and removing him from their proximity, I bought one of these to cover a socket in his room.

As previous Amazonians have mentioned, it takes all of about 5 mins to install - do remember to switch off your electricity first! The item itself has a stong catch which is robust enough to deter the most determined of children.

Use in conjunction with some education for peace of mind.


Chef'n Veggiesteam
Chef'n Veggiesteam
Offered by Emporium Cookshop & Homewares
Price: £16.50

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steamagic, 18 Feb. 2013
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This is great! Simply add some veg (this one isn't too large but is big enough for 2 or 3 adult portions), heat an inch or so of water in a pan, add the 'Veggisteam' (terrible name), and leave for the required amount of time with the lid on. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. It's dishwasher safe too, and comes in an exciting green veg colour for ease of recognition.

When not steaming, you can use it as an attractive hat (although it won't keep out the rain and may lead to public ridicule).


BabyDan Cabinet Door Lock
BabyDan Cabinet Door Lock
Price: £5.05

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lock and roll, 18 Feb. 2013
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Although the lock appears rather insubstantial, it's a tough piece of kit. It took approximately 7 nanoseconds for me to attach it to the door handles of a cupboard (which for some unknown reason seems to attract the unwanted attentions of my 18 month old son). It comes off easily (by which I mean it's easy for an adult to remove), and is strong enough to keep small hands out of places they shouldn't be. My wee boy is fairly strong, but this has held fast. In fact, I think the cupboard handles will break before this lock goes.

It does its intended job perfectly.


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