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HP ENVY 5640 e-All-in-One Printer
HP ENVY 5640 e-All-in-One Printer
Price: £69.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Tidy printer that does good quality prints, 2 May 2016
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Tidy printer that does good quality prints.
Nice to be able to create scans from the Printer Touch Screen and send to Printer rather than managing completely from the Printer.
There is no feeder for scanning multiple documents but for the price maybe not to be expected.

Recommend the Instant Ink Service.
Instant Ink gives you HP ink cartirdges at the fraction of the price buying from the shops.
But the beauty of this service is that it will detect when your ink cartridges are getting close to empty and send you replacements so you never run out.

Marked down because of a couple of niggles.
The printer seems to keep wanting a half-full tray before it recognises that there is paper in the print tray.
Other annoyance is that although set-up was fairly straight-forward, I did seem to go through a period of struggling to get the Scan to PDF driver up and running.
Initially, everything was up and running smoothly with all the functionality I needed.
However, after the first use the "Scan to PDF" function disappeared.
After running it through the Troubleshooter and a few system updates, the Scan to PDF functionality returned but it was a little frustrating at the time.


6 ROLLS BROWN/BUFF PACKING TAPE, PARCEL TAPE
6 ROLLS BROWN/BUFF PACKING TAPE, PARCEL TAPE
Offered by PolyPostalBags
Price: £3.18

5.0 out of 5 stars Did The Job - good price, 6 May 2013
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What can you say - it's packing tape.
Granted some don't stick that well - but this stuff did the job and was strong enough to hold together the packing boxes whilst in storage for last 2 months.
Really good price and delivered next day!!


15 LARGE DOUBLE WALL HOUSE MOVING PACKING AND REMOVAL BOXES - 18x13x13"
15 LARGE DOUBLE WALL HOUSE MOVING PACKING AND REMOVAL BOXES - 18x13x13"
Offered by Boxed-Up Packaging
Price: £21.22

5.0 out of 5 stars Strong, Sturdy and reasonable price, 6 May 2013
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Missus bought some removal boxes from Argos.
These boxes were stronger and cheaper than the offering from Argos.

We have moved house twice in last 9 months due to jobs.
The first set of boxes were from Argos for the first move and really were in tatters by the end of the move.

These boxes were needed as their contents were to go into storage for 2 months and so would be piled high.
And they were so much stronger with double walls but a similar price.
More to the point they are all a consistent size and perfect dimensions for storage and transportation

Excellent buy


1000mm x 1 x 100M Small Bubble Wrap - 1 FULL Bundle (1 Meter Tall ) Including Cardboard Tube - 24 Hour Delivery Service
1000mm x 1 x 100M Small Bubble Wrap - 1 FULL Bundle (1 Meter Tall ) Including Cardboard Tube - 24 Hour Delivery Service
Offered by PolyPostalBags
Price: £16.46

5.0 out of 5 stars Loads of Bubble Wrap for your money, 6 May 2013
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The missus bought some bubble wrap from Argos.

This bubble wrap was delivered next day, was 4 times longer and double the width and yet cost less money.

Superb value for money!!!


Dora the Explorer Backpack Rescue Bag
Dora the Explorer Backpack Rescue Bag
Offered by ToyTyme
Price: £13.45

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Be careful!!!, 19 Jun. 2012
I was in the process of ordering this toy for my daughter because she absolutely loves Dora The Explorer - albeit from a different supplier.

I did actually cancel the order due to some reviews I found on Amazon.com for the plush Dora The Explorer bag that frightened the daylights out of me.
Reviews there say there is a tag on the product that says that there are materials in the product that are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects. Youch!!!!

Obviously, this is just one state in the US where the backpack failed to meet their standards and it will have met UK standards and I'm not sure as to the conditions under which the State Of California feels the risks occur.
But I'm really not willing to take such risks and really parents should be aware!!!
I'd advise checking with the supplier to see whether this is the same backpack!!!

I personally went for the non plush Dora Backpack on E-Bay: BNWT Dora The Explorer Backpack Bag With Map & Star Purse Genuine (320821712406).
Obviously, being delivered from Australia, they could never match Amazon for their exceptional delivery service.
But it was delivered all the way from Australia in 7 days (which I think is pretty exceptional) - looks really good - comes with star purse and map (with smiley face) - all with piece of mind!!!
And my 3 year old daughter thinks it's the best gift ever - just wish I could get a break now and then on having to go on adventures with her!!!


Santoys - Wooden Toys - Food & Shop Role Play - Set of 4 Eggs
Santoys - Wooden Toys - Food & Shop Role Play - Set of 4 Eggs
Offered by Earlybird Toys
Price: £8.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its just a box of eggs, so why does my little girl love them so much!!!!!, 17 Dec. 2010
We bought the box of eggs to go with with my little girls play kitchen.

Now to me, this is just a box of wooden eggs - how on earth can they keep a toddler happy?

Amazingly enough, this is probably one of my little girl's favourite toys.
I get made eggs in her kitchen for breakfast, dinner, tea, supper and the gaps in-between.
She just loves the eggs - I'm not quite so keen on them any more, but they do keep her relatively quiet.

The other good thing is the eggs are made of wood rather than plastic that makes them ideal for clumsy toddlers.

All in all and excellent toy - I just don't know why?


Kidkraft Tasty Treats Pretend Play Food Set
Kidkraft Tasty Treats Pretend Play Food Set
Offered by Holz Birne
Price: £41.53

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loads and loads of Pretend Food!!!, 17 Dec. 2010
There really is a heck of a lot of pieces to this toy with pretty much every bit of food you can imagine included.
It's really quite good for learning your little one the name of foods.
And the little one just loves pretending to make dinner with the food in her kitchen.

Not every piece looks like the intended food item, but they aren't generally far away from the look of the real thing.


Walltastic Dora the Explorer Wallpaper Mural 8ft x 10ft
Walltastic Dora the Explorer Wallpaper Mural 8ft x 10ft
Offered by Discount Deals Direct
Price: £44.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ahhhh!!! Stop shrinking!!!!!, 17 Dec. 2010
This item gets 4 stars because my little one absolutely loves it.

It doesn't get 5 stars because it is really difficult to put up and keep the squares lined up due to shrinkage.
It's so inconsistent as to how much each square shrinks, it is a real art trying to put up a seamless mural.
Particularly as the shrinking happens as it dries.


Spearmark Housewares Peppa Pig Princess Cutlery - Knife Fork Spoon Round End
Spearmark Housewares Peppa Pig Princess Cutlery - Knife Fork Spoon Round End

5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy and my 23 month old toddler loves them, 14 Nov. 2010
Until we got this Peppa Pig cutlery, my little one used to insist on eating her food with her mitts and make a right old mess.

At 18 months old, we purchased a few sets of Peppa Pig cutlery and she decided she was going to use the Peppa Pig knife and Fork to eat all her food.
At 23 months of age, she now eats really well with her knife and fork.
Excellent product and fairly solidly built as well


Peppa Pig: Peppa's Super Noisy Sound Book
Peppa Pig: Peppa's Super Noisy Sound Book
by Ladybird
Edition: Hardcover

48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice & loud and sounds like Peppa, 14 Nov. 2010
I bought a "In The Nightgarden Book" for my little one of a similar style to this one.
To be honest, that "Noisy Sound Book" was pretty lame, you had to strain your ears to hear the noises and my little one wasn't very interested at all.

So, I was a little apprehensive about buying a Peppa Pig Noisy Sounds book despite the good price.

I have been really pleasantly surprised!!!
1. The buttons are a lot more colourful and clear.
2. The sounds are very clear and actually sound like the characters on TV.
3. My little one loves the book and wants to press the buttons until it drives you round the bend.
4. My 22 month old loves the book and is starting to associate the noises the buttons make with the story.
5. Only slight draw back is some of the buttons take a bit of pushing to ellicit a noise and can be a bit stiff for a toddler.


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