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Hozelock 2490 20m Auto Rewind Hose Reel
Hozelock 2490 20m Auto Rewind Hose Reel
Price: £69.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product. Highly recommended!, 6 Sep 2014
Sometimes you have a purchasing experience that leaves you thoroughly satisfied, and this item is a shining example.

The item comes almost fully assembled, and requires a little bit of drilling and a few turns of a screwdriver, but after 15 minutes with no previous DIY experience you'll have your hose fully installed and running in no time. (I watched this video first, and didn't need to refer to the manual once during installation - http://y2u.be/T7dFgff4sK4 ).

Once set up, hose works brilliantly and, after years of wrestling with kinked hoses wound in by hand, it's pure joy to walk back to the hozelock reel as it smoothly rewinds itself, the mechanism tracking backwards and forwards as it spreads the hose across the drum.

A triumph of product design, and manufactured in Britain too! An essential purchase for the garden, in my humble opinion.


First4magnets 20mm x 10mm Thick Strong/ Powerful N42 Neodymium Magnet with 11Kg Pull
First4magnets 20mm x 10mm Thick Strong/ Powerful N42 Neodymium Magnet with 11Kg Pull
Price: £5.11

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing little magnet..., 5 Sep 2014
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Very powerful magnet - using it as a cheap and very effective key holder on the side of the fridge. Holds three heavy sets of keys by the end of one key on each set. Excellent value, especially considering the necessarily heavy-duty packaging the item comes in.


Sriracha, Hot Chili Sauce, 17 oz (482 g)
Sriracha, Hot Chili Sauce, 17 oz (482 g)
Offered by Hot-Headz!
Price: £5.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Rooster Rocks!, 2 July 2014
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It's official - I cannnot live without this sauce.

The prefect addition to almost all foods, Huy Fong Sriracha is a gift from the gods, bestowed upon mankind to help him consume his wife's awful cooking.

A little bit of the sauce adds a small kick to any meal, but one of the great beauties of this sauce is that the heat is scalable, meaning the heat can become really rather powerful with liberal additions.

I can now make Chilli for my family, keeping it mild for my kids, then adding a healthy slug into my portion for that lip-tingling heat that I love. It makes a cheeseburger into a culinary masterpiece, and even stops baked beans from being boring. Try it on eggs. Try it in soups or on a bacon sandwich. Try it with just about anything - your taste buds will thank you!


DacMagic XS USB DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) / Headphone Amp
DacMagic XS USB DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) / Headphone Amp
Offered by Cambridge Audio
Price: £99.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing little package., 30 Jun 2014
If you're planning on using headphones with your PC or laptop, then a DAC is a necessity.

The DacMagic XS is pure brilliance: I'm listening with Sennheiser HD600 headphones and the sound stage is impressive: bass is deep and resonant and the detail is spectacular.

Install the UBS 2.0 driver if you can, as it adds to the capability of the unit and ultimately delivers better resolution.

Great value, amazing sound, but needs to be paired with a great pair of headphones to make it worthwhile. Also, you need very high quality source material in order to fully exploit the capability of the DacMagic and your cans. In this respect there are negatives: the fidelity of the DacMagic is soooo good that if your source music is poor (MP3 <320kpbs, or V0) then the DacMagic, and your cans, can highlight poor transcoding.

In summary: pair this with some good cans, use good quality source material (FLAC, V0, 320kbps), use the USB2.0 drivers, and you have a sublime way of listening to your favourite sounds...


Gran Luchito Smoked Chilli Paste - 3 x110g
Gran Luchito Smoked Chilli Paste - 3 x110g
Offered by Gran Luchito
Price: £16.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply put, a MUST HAVE if you love chilli, or anything Mexican., 17 Jun 2014
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This stuff is unique - it's not a sauce, it's an ingredient.

Use it to make the best Chilli Con Carne you've ever made. Use it to spread on toast, topped with a runny fried egg, use it in soups, sparingly, to add a whole new taste dimension. Dip your finger in and enjoy it pure. Add to a bloody Mary to kick it up a notch, mix in with mince beef when making burgers, the possibilities are truly endless.

An amazing, authentic ingredient, unlike anything else you can buy.

Highly recommended!


Dung 4 (Expanded Edition)
Dung 4 (Expanded Edition)
Price: £10.79

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am the resurrection!, 30 May 2014
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I still have my Inspirals DUNG4 cassette from the 80s.

I don't. however, have a cassette player to play it on. I bought the cassette, back in the day, in Eastern Bloc records when all I'd heard of the band was a single track on a vinyl compilation of Manchester indie bands.

After playing the cassette, I was an immediate fan, and ended up seeing the Inspirals play live 6 times: Hacienda (complete with the "Inspiral Carpets? Bunch of f***ing wan***s!" looping audio track before the performance and the eclectic slide show. Various other places, whose venues elude me, owing to a hazy memory of the era, culminating into the 1990 G-Mex extravaganza, complete with drum troupe, I've got the milk bottle to prove it!

Having lost all means to replicate DUNG4, I was overjoyed at the prospect of owning DUNG4 in a playable format. And I can honestly say it's lost none of its original magic - the rawness, the catchiness, the unique sounds, all come through perfectly in the CD.

If in doubt, purchase 3 copies, at least. Great stuff!
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Ice Breakers Sugar Free Sour 42 g (Pack of 3)
Ice Breakers Sugar Free Sour 42 g (Pack of 3)
Offered by Wholesale UK
Price: £7.25

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous flavours, too expensive., 8 May 2014
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Like the review description states, these are delicious and mouth watering.

But at the current price they're too expensive. I know we're paying for importation, but it's hard to justify this outlay, even for such delicious sweets.


Koozie Pack 5 Collapsible Koozie Can Kooler - Can Cooler Suitable For 0.33 L. Cans - Colour: Assorted
Koozie Pack 5 Collapsible Koozie Can Kooler - Can Cooler Suitable For 0.33 L. Cans - Colour: Assorted
Offered by 1GGP
Price: £6.75

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well, but not for the reasons you think..., 8 May 2014
Most people think these items work by insulating the can, thus protecting it from the ambient heat.

They do insulate, yes, but this isn't the main reason they keep your drinks cool.

When moist, warm air touches your beer can, water condenses on it. This means that the water vapour in the air has just dumped some heat energy into your beer and warmed it ever so slightly. (Just in the exact opposite way your freezer cools things by evaporating a liquid)

So OK, the Koozie does insulate your can, but more importantly it protects your can from condensation, which will warm up your beer much faster than just being in a warm environment.

Look beyond the relatively thin insulative layer and think of all that horrible, drippy condensation your blocking from dumping heat into your coldie!!

Peace.


Botanist Islay Dry Gin 70 cl
Botanist Islay Dry Gin 70 cl
Price: £37.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure pleasure, 21 April 2014
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Most gins need mixers to compliment them, and to temper their harshness on the palate.

To mix this gin is almost sacrilege. It mixes well, and makes a mean G&T, but to truly appreciate it, this spirit should be taken neat, over ice if that's your preference.

A dash of bitters is pushing the boundaries of acceptable, but again delivers a superlative drink.

Pure pleasure.


Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

5.0 out of 5 stars Better than paper, 21 April 2014
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And I don't make that judgement lightly.

It's your entire library made portable. It lights up in the dark, so you can read without disturbing your partner, or having to clip on fiddly lights. It remembers your place in every book you're reading, and this bookmark can't fall out. It tells you the meaning of every word you don't understand and teaches you these words until you know them well. It lets you pick out your favourite passages in all your books and allows you to share them with your friends.

It's so much better than paper. It's how I dreamed books would be when I was little and imaginative.

I love my Paperwhite.


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