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Swan  2 cup 0.5ltr Travel Jug
Swan 2 cup 0.5ltr Travel Jug
Offered by MMP Living
Price: 12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Lid is a little awkward to replace., 5 April 2014
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I bought this for a small upstairs guest bedroom. Boils fine, with no added taste to the water. Easy to carry and fill, but replacing the lid is a little fiddly.

Not in any way stylish and the diddy cups aren't likely to get any use from us.

Having looked carefully at the alternatives, I think this kettle was the best choice for my needs


Gibsons Puzzle Board Jigsaw Puzzle Accessory
Gibsons Puzzle Board Jigsaw Puzzle Accessory
Offered by 24/7 DIRECT
Price: 22.70

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs to be larger, 5 April 2014
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The vast majority of European 1000 jigsaws will SQUEEZE onto this board, but life would be so much easier with an extra inch around the sides.

The front fabric holds the pieces well, whist also allowing you to slide them. I'm not a fan of the blue colour, but to be fair it does provide high contrast so that you can see you pieces very well against it. I also like the way the edge of the board tapers gently up, so that you can slide pieces off.

The rear is slightly padded and covered with a different leatherette fabric.

The board is surprisingly lightweight, yet sturdy enough to be held at one end. I do worry that it might warp over time.

The finishing is immaculate.

The price I think is very fair and I would have given 5 stars had it not been for the size. With the slightly larger Jigthings Jigsort 1000 costing nearly twice as much, surely there is scope for more of a compromise.
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With Love From Russell Watson
With Love From Russell Watson
Price: 5.34

2.0 out of 5 stars Just going through the motions., 27 Mar 2014
Russell doesn't have the best of voices for most of these songs, but what really disappoints is the lack of emotional commitment. Romantic songs only work if the performer can convince you that they believe in what they are singing. Russell is Mr Nice, not Mr Smooth, or in love.

Another problem I have with these songs is that they don't mix very well together as an album.


Ariel Excel Gel Colour Laundry Detergent with Actilift 16 Washes (Pack of 6, Total 96 Washes)
Ariel Excel Gel Colour Laundry Detergent with Actilift 16 Washes (Pack of 6, Total 96 Washes)
Offered by Pinglebox
Price: 36.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't believe the planted reviews., 17 Mar 2014
If you don't value the free delivery then the price here is no different from supermarket prices. In fact at the moment you can get the same amount from Sainsburys for a mere 21.

The product does clean well, but be aware you do need to squeeze the bottle fairly hard, so it is not suitable for people with arthritis or weak hands. On the plus side it is less messy than using ordinary liquid detergent.


Funny Face [Special Edition] [DVD] [1957]
Funny Face [Special Edition] [DVD] [1957]
Dvd ~ Fred Astaire
Price: 3.70

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Crreepy, 16 Mar 2014
Watching Fred Astaire come on strong throughout the movie to Hepburn who was 30 years his junior, I could not help but find very disturbing. It gets even more disturbing in one scene when a fountain of water from Astaire's seat area drenches Hepburn.

The rest of the film has little to commended it. To loud and brash with nothing of meaning to it.

Neither Hepburn or Astaire are great singers, and as a romantic duo were utterly unconvincing.

The choreography for the most part was bland.

The one highlight was Audrey's dance in the jazz club. Very risque for a film made in 1957. Dressed in a black cat suit she high kicks and swings her hips with total abandon. The highlight immediately ends though, as she is straight back with her elderly stalker.

Some might point out Gregory Peck was 25 year her senior in Roman Holiday, but that was a very different relationship. The couple became temporarily bonded through adversity, charm and wit. In Funny Face, the older man simply bullies a young girl into submission, just because he like the look of her.

Part of the premise of the film is that Audrey's character is turned from a caterpillar into a butterfly. This doesn't really work since she was never really a caterpillar to begin with, and a model isn't really a butterfly. The idea of an intellectual ever being happy being costume dummy doesn't convince. I can think of no examples in the real world of that happening.
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Philips CorePro 929000249202 10 Watt B22 LED
Philips CorePro 929000249202 10 Watt B22 LED
Offered by Biggest Discount Ltd
Price: 17.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Choice available, 14 Mar 2014
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I haven't award 5 Stars because the pricing is still on the high side.

Another problem for some fittings is the heavy wieght of the bulb. It would unbalance a sprung lamp, such as an Anglepoise.

Claims of how many hours use you will get are speculative for LED as they depend on many factors and they can last for longer than they have been produced. Cheaper brands use cheaper chips that overheat, greatly shortening their life. It is well worth paying a bit extra for Phillips if you want a bulb to last 2-5 years rather than 2-5 months.

At least as good instant light as any incandescent bulb and infinitely better than fluorescent bulbs in every department. Uses a fraction of the electricity.

12W CorePro are also available (in a few outlets), but I am waiting for their price to become more affordable.


The Forbidden Kingdom (Pushkin Collection)
The Forbidden Kingdom (Pushkin Collection)
by Jan Jacob Slauerhoff
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Could do with more explanatory notes., 4 Mar 2014
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I like the neat format of this book, but be careful with the cover because it wears very easily.

Whilst the is an interesting story here, the lack of explanatory notes leaves the reader only half understand what is going on without repeatedly referencing other texts.

Where Slauerhoff decended into a naive romantic poetry the story stagnated and I wanted to put the book down for good.

In spite of the tempting subject matter, I could only recommend this novel only to the most hardened fans of old romantic prose.


Medicine Management Skills for Nurses: Student Survival Skills
Medicine Management Skills for Nurses: Student Survival Skills
by Claire Boyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good book in the series., 3 Mar 2014
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We have been impressed with how accessible all the books in this series are to readers who normally find academic work challenging. Clair Boyd demystifies nursing as much as possible, by using plain and simple language, that all readers can follow.

Translations of Latin dosage instructions into English have been included, as they are needed.

It is hard to represent the mechanics of medicine management as much other than a critically necessary chore (unless you have the soul of an accountant). With that in mind all else I can perhaps say is that the necessary knowledge is clearly laid out and easy to find.


Babyway Baby Carrier 3-in-1
Babyway Baby Carrier 3-in-1
Price: 22.09

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay for ocassional use with new borns, 3 Mar 2014
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I am not convinced this carrier will survive the rigours of heavy use, or heavier children. However if you needs are needs are lighter, or perhaps you want a spare, then this carrier is inexpensive enough to be worth considering.

The fit is good on an average sized woman.


Clinical Skills for Nurses: Student Survival Skills
Clinical Skills for Nurses: Student Survival Skills
by Claire Boyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very reader friendly, 3 Mar 2014
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The language used in this text is kept plain simple, with no previous clinical knowledge required. Perfect for those students who are not natural academics. It is no chore to read through cover to cover in one sitting.

Good use of colour makes revision easier and there plenty of questions so you can test what you have learned. A good addition to a good series.

One student friend's face actually beamed as she delved into this book. I cannot give it a more hearty recommendation than that.


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