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Yogi Tea Breathe Deep 17bag x 1 Box
Yogi Tea Breathe Deep 17bag x 1 Box
Offered by We Luv Shopping
Price: £5.54

5.0 out of 5 stars unusually nice, for a herbal tea, 11 April 2015
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great stuff, for chesty coughs, etc. really nice taste. it clears the head, and even helps a little with asthma attacks; at least i've found it does. and - a nice touch, if not strictly to do with the quality of the tea - each bag has a little tag on it with a message: rather like a Fortune Cookie! :-)


SAMSUNG GT-C3590 SILVER
SAMSUNG GT-C3590 SILVER

5.0 out of 5 stars A CORKER OF A PHONE!, 4 April 2015
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Really great little un-smart (but in fact, very smart) phone. had it for a week or two now, and really love it! texting is easy and very clear, and the predictive text is, well, predictive; in other words, a bit annoying till the phone has learned your ways. the displays are very clear, too. there are lots of apps and games which frankly aren't of any interest to me; but what i do use - and which works very well - is the calendar/appointments/reminder function, and the programmable alarms - no idea how many it can do, but i've put in five, and not been told of any limit yet. you can stack up your favourites on the top, right-hand button - again, as many as you like, i think; though after half a dozen or so, you have to click onto the next screen. it's light enough to carry around - unlike most smartphones - a consideration for anyone who likes to keep their phone in a pocket. and it has a great choice of ringtones, alarm tones etc.
this phone thoroughly deserves 5 stars. let's hope it lasts as long as my other Samsung phones - which are still working, ten years after i bought them (but aren't as packed with goodies as this one).


The End of the World Running Club
The End of the World Running Club
by Adrian J Walker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best kind of post-catastrophe fiction (and not a zombie to be seen!), 10 Mar. 2015
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A marvellous book. It can stand with the best of post-catastrophe fiction: 'Death of Grass' and 'Wrinkle in the Skin', both by John Christopher; 'The Day of the Triffids' by John Wyndham, 'Memoirs of a Survivor' by Doris Lessing - and all the other classics. This book doesn't shy away from the horrors of a country in hideous ruin after a meteor strike, but nor does it revel gratuitously in violence: what violence there is, is legitimately part of what would happen to the human animal struggling for survival, as the veneer of civilised behaviour is stripped away. The main characters are vividly drawn, the ordeal of their odyssey wholly absorbing.
I really can't imagine why this writer felt he had to self-publish: this is the kind of book publishers should be lining up for. Apropos of that, I would make a small criticism: I spotted at least half a dozen typos and omissions, and one actual narrative mistake. These would have been picked up (one hopes) by a professional editor, had the book been published by a publishing house. Despite them - and this is high praise, since I am increasingly irritated by the poor standard of proof-reading nowadays - I did not find myself distracted in the least from what is a really excellent book, and one which drew me into its world for several days and haunts me still.


High quality Professional Gym Rebounder - Used in 1000's of Gyms, and Physio Clinics World Wide! Robust and Very Low Impact. Buy the Best Rebounder because Your Body Deserves It, and you Need To Get Results
High quality Professional Gym Rebounder - Used in 1000's of Gyms, and Physio Clinics World Wide! Robust and Very Low Impact. Buy the Best Rebounder because Your Body Deserves It, and you Need To Get Results
Offered by Health2fitness LTD - Rebound UK
Price: £225.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STURDILY MADE, RESILIENT, AND A NICE 'GIVE', 18 Jan. 2015
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arrived yesterday - and it's impressive... definitely not a toy! i tried out a few moves, and very quickly realised that jumping was out of the question in my present state of unfit-ness: i'm in my sixties, and a fibromyalgia sufferer. however, gentle bunny hops, and bounce-running on the spot, were fine - and the mat is *just* the right degree of resistance-to-softness. it doesn't hurt my joints at all - but i was amazed at how much even gentle bouncing uses the core muscles (as well as leg muscles etc) and how quickly (within half a minute) i tired. i'm going to take it slowly, and over the weeks, i hope, i shall graduate to doing some real workouts; at the moment, much as i'm tempted to overdo it, i'm being very cautious. (other fibro sufferers will know, if you overdo physical exercise, the payback is protracted and painful!) until i've had more experience on it, i'm giving it four stars; might upgrade it later.

update: it's now a couple of months later, and i'm still very pleased indeed with it. i've managed to get up to three minutes of continuous movement - gentle rocking, small bounces and - most useful of all, jogging on the spot. the latter is the best use of this rebounder for me, as i can run in a way i never can on a hard surface. i don't use the DVD, because the people in it are all insanely hyper-energetic and horribly enthusiastic. for *real* people, evolving your own moves, (to music or not - i prefer not, as music imposes a rhythm from outside) is the most satisfying way to go. another small point: i'm beginning to believe it actually *is* good for lymph drainage, because it certainly drains the sinuses!

i've added another star - it deserves it!


Marius Fabre Savon de Marseille Herbier Liquid Soap 500ml - Verbena
Marius Fabre Savon de Marseille Herbier Liquid Soap 500ml - Verbena
Offered by Marmaduke The Cat
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars LOVELY STUFF!, 31 Dec. 2014
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just gorgeous! it has a faint but lovely citrus smell, washes off very cleanly, and if the last bottle i bought is anything to go by - lasts for months and months. i even used it on my hair, and it was fine. i wouldn't hesitate to use this on ageing skin: it's so gentle.


Vicks VapoRub 50g
Vicks VapoRub 50g
Offered by SMARTZPRICE
Price: £3.10

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT HOW IT USED TO BE, 31 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Vicks VapoRub 50g (Personal Care)
doesn't smell the way it used to, when i was a child. it certainly doesn't smell of camphor or menthol. also, on the side of the pot it has a whole list of ingredients with Indian names, and says something about being Ayurvedic medicine. ?? shan't buy it again - it's so unlike the Vicks ointment of old that i wonder if these people just bought the brand name?


3 x Integral Plug In LED Night Light Auto Sensor Super Low Energy Light Eco
3 x Integral Plug In LED Night Light Auto Sensor Super Low Energy Light Eco
Offered by The Lightbulb Company
Price: £13.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EVEN WORKS TO DETER MICE!, 27 Dec. 2014
i bought one, and am now ordering three more. they're good! no heat given off at all - a safety factor to bear in mind. they're nice and bright. if you put one where the available light is low, it will switch on - this isn't a fault: it's what's meant to happen. if you want the sensor to work properly (i.e. turn itself off, in the daytime) then put the night light in a part of the room which gets plenty of daylight; otherwise it will stay on, in dim surroundings. extra benefit: i'm using mine as a mouse deterrent - i think mice prefer to operate in the dark!


Procter Pest Stop PSSA02 1kg 25 x 40g Sachets Rat and Mouse Poison
Procter Pest Stop PSSA02 1kg 25 x 40g Sachets Rat and Mouse Poison
Price: £11.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IT CERTAINLY WORKS, 25 Dec. 2014
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i really hate poisoning mice, but have to protect the electrics. this product really works. i placed a sachet in a very small cardboard box, with a little hole cut out for the mouse to enter, and within ten days or so there was the unmistakeable smell of decomposing mouse... so (using gloves) i retrieved the box, with dead mouse inside, and put it in a bag for disposal. i wouldn't advocate putting these sachets anywhere where pets can investigate them. i have chucked a whole lot around in the loft (inaccessible to my pets) and trust they'll be as effective as the sachet-in-a-box was. note: the smell goes after a week or two, even when you don't remove the bodies. *ugh*


Memory Foam Off-cut. Dog beds, Cushion's, Seating, Mattress etc.
Memory Foam Off-cut. Dog beds, Cushion's, Seating, Mattress etc.
Offered by Foam 2 Go®
Price: £34.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars falling short by 4 centimetres..., 20 Nov. 2014
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nice quality memory foam, and delivered promptly - but, be warned, it measures 72cm X 60cm, NOT 76cm X 60cm, as the spec. states.


I Capture the Castle [DVD] [2003]
I Capture the Castle [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Romola Garai
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £4.17

2.0 out of 5 stars SO BORING!, 26 Sept. 2014
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i read the book years ago, and liked it - but this dramatisation was so, so boring - and mannered and slow and really didn't do justice to the book, despite having lovely Bill Nighy.


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