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Philips GC6611/30 SpeedCare Iron Steam Generator with 120 g Steam Boost and 1.2 Litre Water Tank, 1200 ml, 2400 Watt, 4.2 Bar, Purple
Philips GC6611/30 SpeedCare Iron Steam Generator with 120 g Steam Boost and 1.2 Litre Water Tank, 1200 ml, 2400 Watt, 4.2 Bar, Purple
Price: £116.57

5.0 out of 5 stars Philips GC6611/30 Steam generator Iron a lot Lighter but great Results, 21 July 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The two main reasons why I love this iron over any previous steam generator ones are :

It is a lot lighter to carry from one room to another, and even lighter to use but still get great results. (Ideal if suffering from OA or Fybromyliga as a great steam generator iron but a lot lighter than some models). Hence trying this iron out, seeing as it is a smaller one than the one I already use. Hard to tell in a shop the feeling of weight etc, so this one I was really pleased to be able to try out and use.

Secondly the water tank is easy to see if needing filling again. It does take an hours worth of water each time which is good for a big ironing session. Just tap water needed. Now it does mention that when it needs descaling that the iron will make a noise etc, but as only used it a couple of times (one big session, son had been away for a week, so a weeks worth of his clothes were tested out with this). Plus another normal washing load. But no need as yet for descaling so can not say how that bit performs, will update at a later date when that happens. Also with living in a hard water area the one thing that irons do not like is this, so will also update to say how it appears to be dealing with that.

The size of this one is certainly smaller than other steam generator ones, it fits on the shelf a lot easier without it touching the underneath if shelf above. So making it easier to get down. No carry lock on this one like some others but then again a lot lighter so no real need for it to have one. A lot lighter for using but still great results from hardly any effort. Great for myself suffering from OA in hands, means at least now I can get it from the shelf myself as not too heavy for me. The iron part itself is a lot lighter too so a bonus over other irons for myself.

The heat up time is just two minutes so no waiting about for the right temperature.

One thing I really love is that you can iron a silk too then go on to jeans, then say a tea towel all without worrying about the temperature. So hopefully no scorch marks with this. The sole plate is a nice size and ideal for delicate button areas at the tip. Was a little cautious using it on a silk top near to the buttons but it did a super job.

The wire can be stored in the base, but to me those seems a bit of a tricky thing to do as does not seem to go in so easily maybe just me.

So my previous iron has now been resigned to other members of the family to use whilst I use this one. Great results, same as my previous steam generator one which was bigger but without the weight or bulk. Only one thing now is that I have no excuse not to iron now with this.


The Saint (Mills & Boon Spice)
The Saint (Mills & Boon Spice)
by Tiffany Reisz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

5.0 out of 5 stars The Saint - Tiffany Reisz - Does the Same as a Box of Chocolate for Me., 19 July 2014
Emotionally charged to say the least!

Does the same as a box of chocolates for me any day.

First book I have read by Tiffany Reisz but not the last if this one was anything to go by.

The relationship is not quite what as first thought, lots of previous emotions between Eleanor and the Father. But these latter ones well just blew me away. Yes she may be a younger age but emotionally well beyond, so is sits just right with the story.

I remember reading the Thorn Birds years ago and this one blew my away, thinking it to be the only one close to that with the Father and the consuming relationship in it.

Thinking there could be lots of sinners around if the Father was about judging by the way he is described.


Power Games
Power Games
by Victoria Fox
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Victoria Fox - Power Games - A Powerful Read - Modern Jackie Collins, 13 July 2014
This review is from: Power Games (Paperback)
After having read Temptation Island a while back by the same author, jumped at the chance to try this one out.

Power Games is all about power and just who has power over whom. The way Victoria Fox writes is a modern take on Jackie Collins and just so readable.

I liken it a little to a Jackie Collins read, power, adventure, sex and lots of powerful people. Yet so modern and up to date.

One book that could be taken away and read by the pool, but be warned once one chapter has been read, just make sure you are under that sun umbrella as you will find it hard to leave.


Thin Tip Premium Stylus Pens - Bundle of 3 High Precision Universal Stylus Pens with 3 Replacement Tips and 2 x 15" Elastic Tether Lanyards - Stainless Steel and Aluminium - Retail Packaging (Orange/Black/Silver, 5.5-inch)
Thin Tip Premium Stylus Pens - Bundle of 3 High Precision Universal Stylus Pens with 3 Replacement Tips and 2 x 15" Elastic Tether Lanyards - Stainless Steel and Aluminium - Retail Packaging (Orange/Black/Silver, 5.5-inch)
Offered by The Friendly Swede [UK]
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars They Really are Friendly The Swedes - 3 Thin Tip Premium Stylus Pens, 13 July 2014
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Three wonderful stylish looking stylus, son thought they looked good on the web and when they arrived in the post could not wait to use them.

They come with replacement tips (really useful as there is only so much use the tips can take. Son is always using his with his phone or nexus).

A cleaning cloth also comes with them, so for the money such good value.

Now if thin tip is what you are after these are the ones to try out as son thinks these are 'beast'. Brilliant to use adults.

They feel like quality stylus not cheap ones and also look good quality to.

Have bought from The Friendly Swede in the past and have always been happy with both their products and also their quickness of delivery. They really are Friendly the Swede's.


100% Microfibre Yoga Towels and Travel Towels - 2 Pack of 15" X 24" (Hand, Face) - Super Absorbent and Lightweight - Lifetime Warranty
100% Microfibre Yoga Towels and Travel Towels - 2 Pack of 15" X 24" (Hand, Face) - Super Absorbent and Lightweight - Lifetime Warranty

5.0 out of 5 stars Microfibre Towels, lightweight, ideal for packing but dry well - bye bye cumbersome towels, 13 July 2014
These are just perfect for taking on holiday, not bulky, heavy or take up much room. Or when going swimming, as they are so light even when wet and do not tend to drip.

I was surprised at just how little they weighed or amount of space they take up in a small suitcase (two of them hardly the size of a couple of tshirts).

Did wash both before use, washed each one on its own incase of colour run, happy to say they stayed the same colour and how quickly they dried. So a sure fire winner if taking on holiday to wash through then pop out to dry. They feel soft even though no conditioner required with it being the microfibre material.

The colours I got were the navy and a lilac shade, the navy one is making its way to France with son on trip tomorrow, so that should be interesting. Just thinking then a little more space for my present in his case.

Thank you ever so so much for sending these as they are just the thing, ideal for drying but take up little space and so light too, gone are the days of heavy cumbersome towels now.


The Good Girl: Free Sampler
The Good Girl: Free Sampler
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars The Good Girl Mary Kubica - made me a bad girl and got nothing done, 10 July 2014
Exciting, not what I first thought. Really did make me wonder and forced me to go back a little to be sure what I had read. Now when something makes me do that, must be good and thought provoking.

Told from various aspects both from before to after of the characters.

Really is addictive and I did think what a perfect family at first to how strange.

This book may be called The Good Girl, turned me into a bad girl that got nothing done reading it.


1 Dozen Soft Replacement Tips for The Friendly Swede® Thin-Tip High Precision Stylus Pen + Cleaning Cloth - Retail Packaging (S Rubber Tip)
1 Dozen Soft Replacement Tips for The Friendly Swede® Thin-Tip High Precision Stylus Pen + Cleaning Cloth - Retail Packaging (S Rubber Tip)
Offered by The Friendly Swede [UK]
Price: £4.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Friendly Swede Replacement Stylus Tips - Thin Ones, 9 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Super replacement tips for thin tipped stylus. Twelve along with cleaning cloth so a good buy works out cheaper than rebuying stylus's when the end wears out. As they do not last forever especially if like our son they get used all the time.

These really are a good buy, they look harder wearing than the mesh type ones son has used in the past.

Son is looking forward to using for a time now. He tends to use a stylus for his phone and nexus. Think it keeps his screens cleaner and easier to read using a stylus, well that is what he says. Lo behold anyone using them without a stylus.

Quick delivery once again, I have bought items before from The Friendly Swede and always been more than happy with their products along with their promptness.


The Weight of Blood
The Weight of Blood
by Laura McHugh
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.24

5.0 out of 5 stars The Weight Of Blood - A heavy Story that I loved - Laura McHugh, 8 July 2014
This review is from: The Weight of Blood (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The Weight of Blood - a heavy story that at times was a little more gruesome in places. The body found, the tree as I say a little gruesome but needed to carry the story.

I read this one so quickly, as it just grabbed me right from the first chapter. I wanted to know the secrets and felt right from the start that they may be dark ones. Lucy the main character feels bad about her friend Cheri who goes missing, but girls will have arguments but then make up, sadly for Cheri it leads to misery and Lucy is left feeling guilty. All those involved from Lucy and Cheri's teachers are under suspicion, but the revelations are shocking.

Great read that gripped me and will look for Laura McHugh's next one.


Not Quite Perfect
Not Quite Perfect
by Annie Lyons
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Quite Perfect - Annie Lyons - Perfect Holiday Reading, 7 July 2014
This review is from: Not Quite Perfect (Paperback)
A great funny at times read. One that is easy to read too, even when busy trying to multitask. I read it over the course of a weekend as the story just seemed to flow easily. A nice one for taking on holiday and losing yourself in.

Predictable ending, but an enjoyable way to get to it. Sometimes you want a read that you think you know what the ending is like. Getting to it was the best part in my opinion.

I loved all the characters in this book, the two sisters and the events that happen to them, so funny but also some sad ones. Not everyone is perfect and this came across so well in this story.

Will look out for more by Annie Lyons as this was an enjoyable read.


Miss Lola 'Blossom' Brass with a Gold Tone Simple Drop Earring with a Facetted Goldsand Stone Bead
Miss Lola 'Blossom' Brass with a Gold Tone Simple Drop Earring with a Facetted Goldsand Stone Bead

5.0 out of 5 stars Miss Lola Blossom Earrings - Small and Classy, 3 July 2014
Sweet little drop earrings, that are a simple but classy look.

On brass coloured hooks and not too long either, a nice colour and not heavy for wearing. Not sure how long the coloured tone will stay for, or if it starts to discolour but will update if it happens.

They came along with a little gift pouch which is good if giving to someone as a gift.

Posted out quickly and got on a good deal, would as have paid the full asking price of around £24? No, as not worth that much, more the deal price of under £7. So five star as a good pair of earrings at the right price.


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