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Mr Beams MB702 Wireless Motion-Sensing Mini Stick-Anywhere LED Night Lights, White
Mr Beams MB702 Wireless Motion-Sensing Mini Stick-Anywhere LED Night Lights, White
Price: £19.70

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average, 19 Mar. 2015
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These come in a handy pack of two and are quite small in size so will be quite discreet. They work well as intended, effectively detecting movement and switching on the light. They also only come on in poor light which saves battery life.

The light produced is small, not near enough to fully illuminate even a small room. However, they light enough at least to see. I think they would be most useful during a power cut.

I am disappointed that batteries are not included. Battery operated products usually have a set included these days. Each light uses 4 AAA batteries so the cost of these needs to be accounted for.


Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleansing 252 Wipes Family Pack
Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleansing 252 Wipes Family Pack
Price: £10.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 11 Mar. 2015
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Dettol wipes make it so much easier to clean toilets and other household surfaces. Although I cannot scientifically verify the claim that they kill 99.9% of germs, I have used Dettol products for many years and have no reason to doubt it.

What I particularly like is the lack of any smell (can't stand flowery smelling cleaning products). Also, they are strong and I can wipe a significant surface area with one cleaning wipe. They are good value, bearing in mind that each of the three packs is larger than the average supermarket packet.


Igenix Mini Food Chopper, 200 Watt, White
Igenix Mini Food Chopper, 200 Watt, White
Price: £15.86

3.0 out of 5 stars Good for some things, 8 Mar. 2015
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This machine worked well for small items such as mushrooms. It struggled to cope with peppers and onions, even when pre-chopped into smaller chunks as it left the outsides unchopped, even when put back in for a second go.

Instructions are poor and the motor unit does not lock into place as stated, so you have to keep your hand firmly on the top when in use.

Cleaning is easy as the blade unit lifts out of the container making it easy to wipe around without fear of cutting yourself (to be fair to the instructions, they do warn you that the blade is sharp and to be careful when you wash this part).

it will be trial and error to find out which items chop well in this machine. For those that do, it is very good but for others such as onions, it may be easier to do it manually.


Reasons to Stay Alive
Reasons to Stay Alive
by Matt Haig
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for anyone affected by depression, 8 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Reasons to Stay Alive (Hardcover)
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This is an invaluable book for anyone who has been affected by depression or anxiety either as a sufferer or as a partner, friend or close relative of a sufferer.

The author writes in a matter of fact style, at no time wanting the reader to feel sorry for him. There is a lot of humour in the book, some of it quite dark. It is not a book that he could have written when he was in depression's greatest grip but he does offer a lot of encouragement to those who are suffering. In particular he is careful to say that although life will get better, not to expect miracles. Although this is written 14 years after his lowest point, he does not consider himself to be completely free of the affliction. However, he has developed ways to handle it and he has a positive outlook for the future.

The book is divided into parts covering how the depression manifested itself and its symptoms, how he addressed the issues, and how he copes now and in the future. Each chapter is between 1 - 4 pages (one or two slightly longer) and although quite humorous in places, he is quite open and is not afraid to tell it like it is . Some chapters relate to episodes in his life. Others are hints and tips or lists (e.g. some of the things people say when they discover you have depression). He is keen to point out that mental illness affects people in different ways and this book is his own experience. However, by sharing his story, he is letting you know that you are not alone and that things can get better.

It is entertaining and at the same time, makes you think. An excellent read.


Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-13Q 15.6-inch Notebook (Satin Gold) - AMD A8-6410 2.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 8.1, Skullcandy Audio
Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-13Q 15.6-inch Notebook (Satin Gold) - AMD A8-6410 2.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Windows 8.1, Skullcandy Audio
Price: £379.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 16 Feb. 2015
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This is a good all round laptop that will cope adequately with most applications and games (although you may need to turn the graphics down a notch for recent blockbusters). For the price you get a lot of power.

It is stylish in design with a streamlined silver casing. The large widescreen display is sharp and clear and the sound is pretty good for a laptop, ideal if you don't want to wear headphones. Whilst the case is large as befits a 15.6" screen, it is also quite shallow which makes it easier to carry round that many similar size laptops. Having said that, I would recommend a carry case.

We initially had a problem in that BBC iplayer didn't work at first but the first update rectified that.

I'm very pleased with this laptop and I think you will struggle to get a better one for the price.


London Pottery 2 Cup Globe Teapot Rockingham Brown
London Pottery 2 Cup Globe Teapot Rockingham Brown
Offered by Harts Of Stur
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 16 Feb. 2015
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I am very happy with this teapot, bought to replace a broken one. It is difficult to get hold of traditional teapots like this in the stores, particularly small ones, so I was pleased to see this listed. It is of excellent quality and so far I haven't had any problems with drips. One thing though, the two cups refers to two smallish traditional teacups. If, like me, you like a mug, it will comfortably hold enough tea for one. This is normal though so no stars docked for that.


Dettol Power and Fresh Citrus Zest Spray 750 ml (Pack of 3)
Dettol Power and Fresh Citrus Zest Spray 750 ml (Pack of 3)
Price: £10.47

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Cleaning Spray, 16 Feb. 2015
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This is a step up from the regular Dettol multi surface cleaner in that it claims to clean up grease and burnt on stains. For regular cleaning it works just as well. I have to take their word on the germ killing claims but I have been using the regular Dettol cleaner for years without complaints. It also cleans up fresh greasy deposits effectively. For dried on stains on the cooker top, while it did work after several good scrubs, I found that it was not as effective as Cillit Bang.

What I like about Dettol spray is that with some other sprays, it is as much of a job to get rid of the residue from the spray whereas with Dettol, it doesn't leave a visible residue. Also the smell is pleasant and not overpowering.

Overall a good product.


Black Belt Kakuro: 150 Puzzles (Martial Arts Kakuro)
Black Belt Kakuro: 150 Puzzles (Martial Arts Kakuro)
by Conceptis Puzzles
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Challenging, 6 Feb. 2015
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Excellent collection of puzzles for people who have mastered the puzzles printed in the papers and want a bigger challenge. The puzzles are difficult but can all be solved with logic,


Air Wick Freshmatic Max Refill Lush Hideaways 250 ml (Pack of 4)
Air Wick Freshmatic Max Refill Lush Hideaways 250 ml (Pack of 4)
Price: £17.86

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Let me start by saying that I don't like (artificial) flowery smells and would prefer not to have ..., 5 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Let me start by saying that I don't like (artificial) flowery smells and would prefer not to have an air freshener than to have that kind of smell. However, the scents in this pack are quite fruity and I have to say that they are quite pleasant. There is a slight artificialness about it but I find it bearable. Using this in the toilet, certainly improves the ambience after a visit.

Setting the machine to the lowest setting (every 32 minutes) makes it last approx. 2 months (from experience of other refills in the range). Personally, I would prefer an even lower setting so I end up switching it off and only switching it on when required. They're not cheap but a pack of four does last up to 8 months, and with the scents alternating, at least you don't get fed up with the same one all the time.


Igenix Upright/ Flat Fan Heater, 2000 Watt, White
Igenix Upright/ Flat Fan Heater, 2000 Watt, White
Price: £20.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Compact and effective secondary heater, 30 Jan. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The heater is quite compact (about a foot wide) and will easily store away when not in use.

In use, it warms up quickly, with the higher setting comfortably warming a small room. The thermostat is a good power saving function as the heater will cut out when the selected temperature is reached (although there are no settings printed on the dial so it is a bit hit and miss at first). It does give off a bit of a smell at first. The manual says that this is normal and to be fair it does disappear after a few uses.

It is not designed as a main source of heating but if you need a quick burst of heat, it will perform this task well. I would hesitate to use the cool setting because as far as I can ascertain, it just cools the existing stale air and blows it around. It isn't an air conditioner and, for the price, I wouldn't expect it to be.

This is ideal for someone in a small house or a flat who just wants to heat one room.


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