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Airfix Quick Build Messerschmitt Desert Model Kit
Airfix Quick Build Messerschmitt Desert Model Kit
Price: £9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Achtung! Messerschmitt!, 22 Sep 2014
Airfix's Quick Build range is a bit like a cross between a traditional Airfix model and a Lego kit. Actually, it's more Lego than Airfix to be honest and when Lego's patent ran out recently, Airfix clearly saw an opportunity for a construction kit for younger, budding model builders.

So, this is something that falls somewhere between a real model and a toy. Whereas a "proper" Airfix Messerschmitt 109 will require glue, paint, a fair bit of time and a little skill, the "Quick Build" line is constructed very much along the line of Lego and simply clips together in a few minutes to produce something that looks a little (well, more than a little - I'm being uncharitable) like a Bf109.

You get about 35 parts, some stickers and a nicely visual instruction sheet and a stand.

For those who are interested, the finished plane is about 25cm across the wings, making this model roughly 1/40 scale.

As far as the "lego-ness" is concerned, it's not quite as high quality as the real branded stuff, and the fit is just a little sloppy in places. Nothing to write to your MP about, but not excellent.

I do rather like this kit. I bought it for a slightly whimsical desk ornament at work and it fits that bill perfectly. I shall certainly buy the Airfix Quick Build Spitfire to go alongside this chappy.


Airfix Quick Build Lamborghini Aventador Car Model Kit
Airfix Quick Build Lamborghini Aventador Car Model Kit
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Airfix Aventador, 20 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Airfix's Quick Build range is a bit like a cross between a traditional Airfix model and a Lego kit. Actually, it's more Lego than Airfix to be honest and when Lego's patent ran out recently, Airfix clearly saw an opportunity for a construction kit for younger, budding model builders.

This IS a very easy kit to build and it took me about 10-15 minutes. The 30+ parts snap together fairly easily although one or two were difficult to locate or resisted joining up with their neighbours. The stickers (there about 25 of them) are also quite fiddly and I needed a pair of tweezers in order to place some of them.

It builds up to a nice representation of a sports car and it runs along the floor smoothly enough on rubber tyres. Building it lacked a lot of the satisfaction from a traditional glue & paint kit, so while it's makes a fun, novelty toy (albeit not a cheap one) it's probably not for the serious modeller.

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Leitz Wow A4 Ruled Notebook - Metallic Pink
Leitz Wow A4 Ruled Notebook - Metallic Pink
Price: £12.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hey Ho, Leitz go!, 17 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is certainly a nice notebook... lots of pages (80 to be precise), perforated and punched (4 holes) so that they can be quickly and easily removed and put into a more permanent binder. You also get a 10" ruler (inches & cm) and an A4 clear pocket for storing loose leaves at the back. The covers are very robust plastic and the spiral binding is also very durable looking.

It is pink though. You may have noticed this. Pink... very pink... Shocking pink in fact so it's not for guys.

I do think that the price is quite high though. It does make the effort to live up to its price tag but £13 is a heck of a lot for some A4 paper in a pink folder and I'm sure you could do better at ASDA or Tesco's.


Cunt Coloring Book (Vagina Colouring) by Tee Corinne ( 2003 )
Cunt Coloring Book (Vagina Colouring) by Tee Corinne ( 2003 )
by Tee Corinne
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lift the flaps, 16 Sep 2014
I bought some cheap colouring pens to go with this, but I only managed a few strokes before my tip went soft and leaky...


Parker IM Premium Deep Gunmetal Medium Nib Fountain Pen
Parker IM Premium Deep Gunmetal Medium Nib Fountain Pen
Price: £22.62

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The pen is mightier than the hand grenade, 16 Sep 2014
I love writing with a fountain pen... It feels classy and a little decadent and the Parker IM is in a league of its own. Affordable, but comfortably weighty amd beautifully styled in an oily gunmetal finish with a cross hatched barrel and cap, the IM looks a little like the world's classiest Mills Bomb. Even the cap snaps onto the barrel with a softly understated, lubricious "pop". It's just as satisfying to write with and despite those horrible under-designed ink cartridges, the nib seems like decent quality and it glides across the paper beautifully.


Parker IM Premium Chiselled Fountain Pen with Gift Box - Deep Gunmetal
Parker IM Premium Chiselled Fountain Pen with Gift Box - Deep Gunmetal
Price: £21.57

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The pen is mightier than the hand grenade, 8 Sep 2014
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I love writing with a fountain pen... It feels classy and a little decadent and the Parker IM is in a league of its own. Affordable, but satisfyingly weighty and beautifully styled in an oily gunmetal finish with a cross hatched barrel and cap, the IM looks a little like the world's classiest Mills Bomb. Even the cap snaps onto the barrel with a softly understated, lubricious "pop". It's just as satisfying to write with and despite those horrible under-designed ink cartridges, the nib seems like decent quality and it glides across the paper beautifully.


Leitz Style A5 Soft Cover Ruled Notebook - Titan Blue
Leitz Style A5 Soft Cover Ruled Notebook - Titan Blue
Price: £22.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Voleskine, not Moleskine, 2 Sep 2014
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I doubt I'm the first reviewer to note that this notepad is a Moleskine wannabe. The wee pouch in the back, the page marker, the elastic closure, the price...

...THE PRICE! I mean come on! £22 (at the time of writing) is blooming extortionate for a notepad. Walk down the stationery aisle at Asda or WHS and you'll find any number of A5 pads of variable quality for less than a tenner. I wouldn't mind so much if it was of comparable quality to a Moleskine, but it ain't quite there. The "features" are nice, I'll admit, (you even get a pen loop and some wee sticky page markers) making this is a GOOD notebook. However it is still ridiculously over-priced.

I write with a fountain pen (which makes me sound more sophisticated than I really am) and I did a quick comparison with one of my Moleskine note pads. Surprisingly, the Leitz comes out on top - the pen's ink doesn't soak through to the other side of the page like wot it does with the Moleskine. Still and all, until Leitz drop the price of this VERY substantially, even THAT won't save the pad a star.

If you want to spend this much, buy a real Moleskine. Hell - buy two.

UPDATE
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I opened the notebook to write in it for the first time and the page marker ribbons pulled out. Marked down to 1 star


Quaker Oat So Simple Original 12 x 27g
Quaker Oat So Simple Original 12 x 27g
Offered by EveryThing4You
Price: £6.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the sachet, 1 Sep 2014
About as healthy a breakfast as you can manage to get out of a packet. I have a special drawer at work full of these sachets and my morning routine is to cycle to work, make up a cuppa and a bowl of porridge and enjoy a quiet half hour of brekky at my desk.

As the review title says, this stuff really does do what it says on the tin. It's oats and not much else and it is simple to make up. Much simpler than "real" porridge done in the saucepan (half an hour to cook, 5 minutes to eat, an hour to clean the pan). I make this up with water instead of milk to keep it /really/ healthy and only add a half-teaspoon of sugar. A tiny pinch of salt would help the flavour but I do without.

Of course you can do what you like with this - add jam, syrup, dried fruit... I even tried adding pumpkin seeds & walnuts. Feckin' 'orrible it was.


Quaker Oats Oat So Simple Pot Original 8 x 50gm
Quaker Oats Oat So Simple Pot Original 8 x 50gm
Offered by Sweet Addicts
Price: £15.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars nae worries, captain, 1 Sep 2014
Well look. If you want good, old fashioned, unadulterated porridge, made from scratch, you can buy porridge oats by the box (or a sachet), add milk, sugar and salt(!) to taste and cook it up in a saucepan or nuke it in a cereal bowl. On the other hand, if you're away from hearth and home, have access to no more than a kettle and a spoon and you NEED a convenient porridge fix, this stuff serves.Added sugar, added milk powder, all you need is boiling water. I myself like to add a pinch of salt because it brings out the flavour of the oats.

The end result is a fairly convincing serving (a SMALL serving) of your favourite breakfast cereal. Perhaps it's not quite the right texture and getting it clot free (I apologise for the imagery there) is a bit hit and miss, but you can't have everything. I like to take a couple of these away with me when I'm staying in a hotel and don't want to pay the silly priced they try to charge for their "breakfast" (curly bacon, scabby baked beans and a crispy, hard-fried egg).


Quaker Oats Oat So Simple Pot Original 8x50g
Quaker Oats Oat So Simple Pot Original 8x50g
Offered by CRAIGIE ON LINE
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dinnae fash, hen, 1 Sep 2014
Well look. If you want good, old fashioned, unadulterated porridge, made from scratch, you can buy porridge oats by the box (or a sachet), add milk, sugar and salt(!) to taste and cook it up in a saucepan or nuke it in a cereal bowl. On the other hand, if you're away from hearth and home, have access to no more than a kettle and a spoon and you NEED a convenient porridge fix, this stuff serves.Added sugar, added milk powder, all you need is boiling water. I myself like to add a pinch of salt because it brings out the flavour of the oats.

The end result is a fairly convincing serving (a SMALL serving) of your favourite breakfast cereal. Perhaps it's not quite the right texture and getting it clot free (I apologise for the imagery there) is a bit hit and miss, but you can't have everything. I like to take a couple of these away with me when I'm staying in a hotel and don't want to pay the silly priced they try to charge for their "breakfast" (curly bacon, scabby baked beans and a crispy, hard-fried egg).


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