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TOFKA Toffee Vodka
TOFKA Toffee Vodka
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A good looking and great tasting toffee vodka!, 13 Mar. 2015
This review is from: TOFKA Toffee Vodka (Grocery)
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This toffee vodka tastes (and looks!) fabulous!

I tried a sip initially straight from the bottle. On its own it is quite sweet, but has a beautiful, rich, buttery toffee flavour. A word of warning..... some of the 'shimmer' had collected round the bottle neck under the cap and in sipping the bottle I was unknowingly left with a copper mark on my lip which a friend later asked about thinking it was lipstick!!!!

The suggestion on the bottle is to try drinking this either with warm or cold apple juice. It really is a combination to die for. Cold is good, but warm is possibly one of the nicest 'warm' alcoholic drinks I have ever tasted - just like the flavour of a good toffee apple, or a bit like that lovely toffee apple cake you get in IKEA!!

The bottle looks good - the way the shimmer is suspended throughout the drink after a shake makes it look like something out of the potions lab in Harry Potter.


Oster Reversible Blender, 1.25 Litre, 600 W
Oster Reversible Blender, 1.25 Litre, 600 W
Price: £99.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant blender - it does an amazing job of mixing, blending and chopping., 10 Mar. 2015
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This blender is brilliant. I wanted something that would tackle the task of mashing up fruit and veg for smoothies and is really doesn't disappoint.

I had previously been using a borrowed 'specific' smoothie maker, and I have to say that this blender does a better job!

It's a very nice quality item. The thick glass jug is of great quality. The double blades are incredibly sharp and the base motor unit has nice, soft touch rubberised buttons.

There are 2 automated blending functions which automatically reverse the blades to ensure a good mix, and you can pulse at different speeds too. It does an excellent job of mixing and blending by drawing down the ingredients to the bottom of the jug. Overall it makes a brilliant job of blending.

The jug and lid are dishwasherable which also makes life very simple.


Dog Poo Bags Large OXO Biodegradable by Easipet (100)
Dog Poo Bags Large OXO Biodegradable by Easipet (100)
Offered by Far East Direct Ltd
Price: £3.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Decent sized, thick bags., 1 Mar. 2015
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It's not every day I write a review of a dog's mess bag!

These are nice, big bags so no fears about being caught short. They feel very sturdy and have a decent pair of tie handles.

The bags do not come in any sort of dispenser pack, they are simply sent in a black plastic outer bag so will need keeping carefully folded in a coat pocket.

It is obviously not possible to comment on the biodegradable factor, but compared to other biodegradable bags I have used before these feel quite thick in comparison which can only be a good thing as far as I'm concerned!


Finish All in One Max Lemon Dishwasher Tablets (Pack of 74)
Finish All in One Max Lemon Dishwasher Tablets (Pack of 74)
Price: £20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, streak-free cleaning!, 28 Feb. 2015
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I was very impressed with the cleaning power of these dishwasher tabs.

I purposefully let the salt and rinse aid run down in my dishwasher to see whether going for an all in one tab would work out, and I'm not disappointed. Glasses have come out streak free, and even fairly tea stained mugs have come out shining, all with a lovely fresh lemon scent when you open the door.

There's not a huge amount else I can say about these, other than they're good!


Philips Sonicare HX9361/67 DiamondClean Rechargeable Toothbrush Pink
Philips Sonicare HX9361/67 DiamondClean Rechargeable Toothbrush Pink
Price: £114.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great toothbrush!, 23 Feb. 2015
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I had for quite a few years been using an earlier model of the Philips SonicCare, which lasted for about 3 years, and I really cannot fault it. When it came to replace it I tried the Oral B equivalent out of interest as I'd heard good things about it (mainly from my dental hygienist), and have to say I've been equally impressed - no better, no worse. Having tried out this newer model SonicCare, design and results wise I can't say I've noticed any major difference from my experiences with the previous model of SonicCare (or even my Oral B), other than the option to charge via USB, which is very useful as it gives me another charging option when travelling. It is perhaps a bit stronger feeling than my last one, but that could just be because it was getting old! Either way, I have fairly sensitive teeth due to gum recession through over scrubbing with a manual brush as a teenager, but I didn't find this too uncomfortable to use, possibly as I have already been using sonic toothbrushes for a number of years.


Philips HP3621 200w InfraCare Lamp
Philips HP3621 200w InfraCare Lamp
Price: £35.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Very strong heat from this little lamp!, 30 Jan. 2015
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This lamp give off fantastic heat!

It is incredibly easy to use straight out of the box; just plug it in, one simple on/off switch on the front of the lamp and off you go.

It stands on a flat base on which the lamp can be tilted backwards by about 45 degrees. It is generally quite easy to position the lamp suitably, although I have found myself sometimes having to prop it on a book on a coffee table to achieve the right height for warming my quads and hamstrings!

The heat is incredible. Very penetrating but not so hot that your surface skin feels uncomfortable.

All in all very straightforward and does exactly what you'd hope!


AEG KM4400 UltraMix Kitchen Machine, Tungsten Metallic Gloss
AEG KM4400 UltraMix Kitchen Machine, Tungsten Metallic Gloss
Price: £299.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A really nice, quality item of kitchen machinery!, 22 Jan. 2015
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Straight away I was impressed with the contents of the box! It's really nice that this setup includes a second stainless steel bowl and the splatter guard, as well as the various attachments and main bowl. I must say it was fairly tricky getting the main stainless bowl out for the first time however. It came packed in that thin packing foam which when locked into he base of mixer makes for such a tight fit that it was pretty hard to free the bowl for the first time!

The mixer feels, and is, of very good quality. It is sturdily heavy, and everything feels exceedingly well crafted. It's nice to have the white LED lights under the motor head to light the contents of the bowl. There are 3 different heads; a beater, a dough hook and a balloon whisk. They are very easy to interchange; it's simply a bayonet-type of fixing with a push against a spring and a small turn to lock the head in place. It's rather pleasing the way the motor 'ramps-up' when switched on and when changing between speed settings.

I have so far predominantly used the beater and the dough hook, mainly for biscuit and pizza base making. The only thing I am finding that I could remotely be picky about is that sometimes after dough has been mixing for a while, the direction of turn of the slapping dough tightens the bowl into the locking base. Of course, you wouldn't want it to turn against the locking base to free the bowl(!), but a couple of times it has really tightened up in the base making it stiff to remove.

The mixer is not too noisy, is very easy to wipe clean and is proving to be used more than I might have originally thought! There is a power take-off on the motor head which can accommodate other accessories such as a slicer and a pasta roller, but I do not have any such attachments and so have not used it. It's very easy to unscrew the cover plate and flip it up out the way to reveal he power take-off.

A very pleasing, good quality mixer.


Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide
Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide
by Owen Hopkins
Edition: Flexibound
Price: £13.46

5.0 out of 5 stars Great overview, 1 Jan. 2015
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I ordered this as I have only a very loose idea of what constitutes an architectural style, a knowledge mainly garnered long ago in a dusty school room! This book is a great and fairly portable guide that simply and concisely explains various styles, both those historical and contemporary, giving information on their history and the ideas behind each style, along with helpful photos that illustrate the identifying characteristics. I'm guessing it is not an exhaustive text, but it certainly provides enough information to satiate the needs of the idly curious, and serves as a great overview and introduction for those who might want to explore further.


Philips GC4522/00 Azur Performer Steam Iron - 210g Steam Boost, 2600 Watt
Philips GC4522/00 Azur Performer Steam Iron - 210g Steam Boost, 2600 Watt
Price: £54.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very steamy, quick to heat up and massive sole plate make ironing a short task!, 28 Dec. 2014
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This is quite possibly the most steamy iron I've ever used!

Straight out the box, it felt quite big compared to the previous iron I owned (which was a very cheap plasticky one). I must say though, that the weight and balance of it are remarkable. It's very light to use and the advantage of its size is the massive sole plate which definitely makes ironing quicker.

It's easy to fill under the tap because it's got a nice large spout and it it holds loads of water - I've only filled it the once so far which has provided lots of ironing!

It is incredible at producing steam. Almost to the point that you need to be wary of the amount of steam coming out! I only use a small table top ironing board from IKEA and the amount of steam that passes through the garment and the ironing board was surprising at first; I'm used to it now though.

It's easy to adjust the temperature, it heats up very quickly when switched on and it also has automatic cut-out features at different timings depending on whether you leave it flat or standing on its end, so no more getting to work and worrying that you have left a fire hazard at home!!!

The instruction book and box make a big deal out of its self-cleaning, de-lime scaling facilities, but I have not had reason to have to use that feature yet as it's not supposed to be done after such a short period of use. The 'quick calc' tray which collects the deposits of scale is very easy to remove though so I imagine it will be simple.

If I have one small gripe, it's that the cord retaining clip is a bit fiddly when you've wrapped the cord round for storage and want to clip the end back on itself.


Supa-Fix APX4 Ultra Strength Adhesive and Reinforcing Filling Powders
Supa-Fix APX4 Ultra Strength Adhesive and Reinforcing Filling Powders
Price: £10.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff!, 11 Dec. 2014
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I have tried this on a few different items in my 'to repair' pile, and have to say the results have been overwhelmingly positive. Possibly my only main criticism is cosmetic, in that if repairing a large gap on a coloured item, then the black and grey filling powders could look out of place. Other than that it's easy to use, it sets quickly and once dry it files down easily to make a smooth repair that is super strong! I'll definitely be buying more of this when it runs out!


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