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Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-630 Digital Compact Camera - Black (12MP, 5x Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD
Olympus Stylus TOUGH TG-630 Digital Compact Camera - Black (12MP, 5x Wide Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

5.0 out of 5 stars Really handy with good results, 26 Mar 2014
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I bought this to go skiing - a camera to fit in my jacket inside top pocket, but also to be fairly rugged. It is also for use sailing.

It produces good results on "Automatic" or "Programme" but also gives you more control if you want it. The "snow" setting worked fine. The only thing which took some getting used to is that the lens is right up in the corner, just where my left finger normally holds the camera. I have several shots which include the finger, and when a kind lady took photos of us with the camera there was quite a lot of finger in the shots! Fortunately I had it on a wide angle setting, so was able to crop it out.

I am certainly likely to slip it into a pocket for active days - I do have other cameras for taking long zoom photos and "serious" photography. The neoprene case is worth getting to protect the back and front screens when it is in your pocket.


Superb Unique Red Wine Decanter Aerator
Superb Unique Red Wine Decanter Aerator
Offered by Net Trader 1963
Price: 10.89

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seems to help, 26 Aug 2013
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If you open a bottle of fairly ordinary red wine on a whim, as we do occasionally, this can improve the taste immediately.
The packaging and stand are useful.
You have to be careful to stop pouring before the wine reaches the level you want in the glass to allow what is in the aerator to flow through! The stand/drip catcher is important, as you are likely to get a drip from the bottom of the aerator once you have finished pouring a glass.
Overall I am continuing to use it - I must do some comparative tastings soon!


Screwpull by Le Creuset Classic Pocket Model Corkscrew, Black
Screwpull by Le Creuset Classic Pocket Model Corkscrew, Black
Offered by 1a-Handelsagentur, Deutschlandweit versandkostenfrei ab 20 Euro Warenwert, zu AGB und Widerrufsrecht
Price: 22.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Preferred this to the newer version, 26 Aug 2013
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Bought as a replacement for a very old version like this which lasted for years. The newer version has an oval top, which can slip round if the cork is particularly stiff. This simple square top on this version is more reliable to my mind, and the portability is good too.


Le Creuset Wine Accessories TM110 Classic Table Model, Black
Le Creuset Wine Accessories TM110 Classic Table Model, Black
Price: 20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well, good quality, 26 Aug 2013
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These are now classics, and this is a replacement for one which eventually wore out - possibly over-use!
The action is smooth and reliable - not distrubing any sediment.
The screwing action to remove the cork also obviates wrenching one's shoulder - which i did recently with a particularly recalcitrant cork and my good old Swiss Army knife!


Traction Tracks Wheel Grips For Snow Mud Grass Sand
Traction Tracks Wheel Grips For Snow Mud Grass Sand
Offered by EuroCarParts
Price: 15.51

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful in the current snow and ice, 25 Jan 2013
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I got these as a precaution, and they turned out to be vital to get me out of a too-slippery road in the Lake District last week. They do have some ridges which go one way, so you want to make sure that the base of the tracks will dig in the way you need them to, but with these and some helpful people we got out safely without having to call out a garage.


Bosch Quigo Cross Line Laser and MM2 Universal Holder/ Wall Mount
Bosch Quigo Cross Line Laser and MM2 Universal Holder/ Wall Mount
Offered by holywell tools
Price: 39.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 25 Jan 2013
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It's a neat device which I am planning to use to get shelves in the alcoves on either side of a chimney breast to be at exactly the same heights - and level! The lines are clear, and it levels itself quickly. You do need to find a way of mounting it at the height you need it to be - perhaps on the side of a ladder or something else, but that should be possible, and there is some height adjustability in the mounting.


Cane / Crutch / Walking Stick Clip (Holder)
Cane / Crutch / Walking Stick Clip (Holder)
Offered by aids4mobility
Price: 3.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful device, 18 April 2012
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I got this for my wife, who now needs a stick, as the stick kept falling off tables / desks and she could not bend down to pick it up. This holds the stick in a good position and keeps it there, as long as you are sensible and don't put it somewhere where it is vulnerable to being knocked off. Many friends have commented on how useful it is, and we agree - especially at such a reasonable price!


Heavenly Love, Earthly Joy (Bream/Pears)
Heavenly Love, Earthly Joy (Bream/Pears)
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: 17.14

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music, 13 Nov 2011
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A delightful collection; beautifully and professionally performed by two masters of the genre. It reflects the approach of the time of the recording; slightly robust, and very clear, which is no bad thing!


HP Original Q2612A Laser Cartridge Black 12A
HP Original Q2612A Laser Cartridge Black 12A
Price: 45.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prompt delivery, 13 Nov 2011
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The product is well known and expected to be reliable - I bought it to be ready to install when the current cartridge is finished. The speed of delivery was impressive.


Wilkinson Sword - Stainless Steel Swoe
Wilkinson Sword - Stainless Steel Swoe

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's Swoe, 25 Mar 2009
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This is what you will take out to the garden with you when you go out to have a look around in the morning. It is fun to use - you can use it like a push-type hoe or a pull-type hoe, and also use the golf-club shape to work around the plants you want to keep to get rid of the incipient weeds. The length of the handle works - you don't need to bend over, and being stainless means it doesn't rust horribly when you do leave it out overnight in the rain.


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