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LAMY Studio Fountain Pen Black Extra Fine Nib Including Lamy Pen Gift Box
LAMY Studio Fountain Pen Black Extra Fine Nib Including Lamy Pen Gift Box
Offered by Fairhurst Products
Price: £41.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb writer, 24 Jun. 2015
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Great looking pen in a matt black finish and a bright propeller shaped clip. Comfortable to write with unposted, but a good length and weight when posted. Bright polished metal grip is very comfortable and natural to hold. The EF steel nib is very smooth and produces a fine, consistent line that is perfect for taking notes, small drawings or just developing your handwriting skills. Comes in a Lamy presentation box and includes a converter too. One of the best pens I have owned, at a very good price compared to other premium brands.


Watch Strap Band Spring Bar Link Pin Remover Repair New
Watch Strap Band Spring Bar Link Pin Remover Repair New
Offered by CraftStore
Price: £0.73

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful, 14 Jun. 2015
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I ordered a couple of these tools as I thought 80 pence including postage from China was too good to miss. Reasonably well made and finished metal, though tooling marks are very pronounced, with a point at one end and a small spade/notch at the other, the centre section is knurled for grip . 83mm long from tip to tip. Perfectly fine for occasional use changing watchstraps or shortening watchbands, but I can see them bending or breaking with heavier or prolonged use, so if you regularly tinker I would go for something with decent steel ends.


MiniSun 4w LED ES E27 Golfball Light Bulb - 3000K Warm White
MiniSun 4w LED ES E27 Golfball Light Bulb - 3000K Warm White
Offered by The Light Factory
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LED light bulbs, 12 Jun. 2015
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Low energy LED replacement for ES E27 sized bulbs, giving a warm white light with instant start-up. Robustly made with a ceramic base, so no worries about damaging the bulb when you are screwing it into the holder. I have three of these in a ceiling lampholder in a loft room, and they give excellent illumination easily equivalent to the previous energy-saving fluourescents. I've also fitted one in an exterior bulkhead light to give good illumination in the back garden and deter unwanted visitors.
Pleased with these and would recommend.


Modern Black Outdoor Garden Security Round Bulkhead Wall Light - IP44 Rated
Modern Black Outdoor Garden Security Round Bulkhead Wall Light - IP44 Rated
Offered by The Light Factory
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and functional, 12 Jun. 2015
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Outdoor bulkhead light made from a soft black plastic, so take care when fitting as it won't take overtightening or misalignment of screws and fittings without chewing up the material. Attaches to your wall with two (supplied) screws and plastic rawlplugs, then the glass is held in place by the combined cover/grille that makes the whole thing weathertight. No need for an earth wire, straightforward fitting of live and neutral wires to the ceramic bulb holder (TINY screws), and I have fitted a 4w LED golfball bulb to give a good light with minimal energy consumption.
So, in summary, an easily fitted replacement for an existing outside light, looks good in situ and works very well.


Böker Magnum Taschenmesser 36,5cm. Majestic 01LL2076
Böker Magnum Taschenmesser 36,5cm. Majestic 01LL2076
Offered by Rasierwerk
Price: £25.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Monster !, 7 Jun. 2015
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One for your collection, rather than everyday use! A HUGE folding knife that you would struggle to get into even a deep pocket - 14 inches long when open and the two blades are both more than six inches in length. Having said that, the finish is excellent, the 440 stainless steel blades are sharp out of the box, and the folding mechanism is smooth and secure. The blades have a good weight to them, being 3mm thickness. The handles are black plastic, with highly polished metal ends and there are no rough bits or edges anywhere on the knife.
All in all a very nice knife, and a definite talking point !


NATO G10 Military Watch Strap by ZULUDIVER, PVD Black, Blue, 18mm
NATO G10 Military Watch Strap by ZULUDIVER, PVD Black, Blue, 18mm
Offered by WatchGecko
Price: £10.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars G10 watchstrap, 7 Jun. 2015
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Good quality, no-nonsense fabric replacement watchstrap in the military style. Well made in nylon, no fraying of the material, PVD-coated steel buckle and rings, and long enough to fit even the biggest wrists. You could cut to length for smaller fitting, but the strap is flexible enough to fold back on itself without looking at all bulky.
Quality strap at a good price - I'm very pleased with this, and so is the wearer.


Taylors of Harrogate Espresso Coffee Capsules Nespresso Compatible Brazilian Yellow Bourbon (Pack of 6, Total 60 Capsules)
Taylors of Harrogate Espresso Coffee Capsules Nespresso Compatible Brazilian Yellow Bourbon (Pack of 6, Total 60 Capsules)
Price: £17.35

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Have yourself a Brazilian, 7 Jun. 2015
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Well packaged Nespresso-compatible coffee capsules from Taylor's - held securely in a punched out card sheet, 10 to a box. These work brilliantly in a Krupps Inissia machine (dare I say I actually find them easier to handle than the original Nespresso capsules!). Supposedly a 10 on the strength scale, I find that you only get a sense of that if you make an espresso, otherwise in 'longer' drinks it tastes relatively mild, albeit with a good smooth flavour, no bitterness at all. Provided with just under a year's sell-by date (they won't last that long!), conveniently packaged, good flavour, reasonably priced, these are in my opinion a good alternative to the originals, but of course it's all a matter of taste.


Nespresso Inissia Coffee Capsule Machine by KRUPS - White
Nespresso Inissia Coffee Capsule Machine by KRUPS - White
Price: £72.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My little Inissia, 5 Jun. 2015
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My first foray into the world of coffee machines, and I have to say I am pleased with my (largely uneducated) choice. Robustly made, small footprint on the kitchen worktop, and simplicity itself to set up and to use. It's supplied with a selection box of Nespresso capsules, which is a good way of finding out which blend suits you without buying a whole box. Two control buttons on the top of the unit turn it on and off, allow limited programming of the output, setting an 'eco' mode, and select whether you want an espresso or a larger 'lungo' drink. Factory set, it takes 25 pretty noisy seconds to produce a lovely crema with a delightful aroma. You can run the setting twice with the same capsule for a larger drink, or simply top up with a kettle. Non of our mugs and cups will sit under the nozzle, necessitating buying some specific coffee cups, but that's hardly a problem - I think I realised that when I ordered the machine. The water tank clips on and off the back of the unit easily enough and holds 0.7L according to the blurb, plenty to make a few even large drinks. Take care to keep the seal at the base clean though, or it will leak. The capsule bin holds around ten empty ones before you have to empty it, which is just a case of pulling the drip tray and bin smoothly as one unit from the front of the machine.
I have been using Nesprsso-compatible capsules (Taylor's of Harrogate) in it without any problems at all, and am very happy with the quality and flavour of those, though of course I realise it is all a matter of personal taste.
So, in summary I would say that this is a great little starter machine for coffee-lovers, and I am pleased with my purchase.


Taylors of Harrogate Espresso Coffee Capsules Nespresso Compatible Colombian Huila (Pack of 6, Total 60 Capsules)
Taylors of Harrogate Espresso Coffee Capsules Nespresso Compatible Colombian Huila (Pack of 6, Total 60 Capsules)
Price: £17.36

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wake up and smell the coffee !, 4 Jun. 2015
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Tried these in a Nespresso Inissia machine, and the coffee is lovely, though I might take issue with the strength rating of 9 - it doesn't seem that strong to me. Well packaged, the box tears open along a predefined perforation to reveal six smaller boxes of 10 capsules in each, held securely in a punched out card sheet. They worked first time - no issues at all with compatibility or capsule piercing, and running the 'lungo' setting twice through the same capsule produces a very decent (in both taste and volume) cup of coffee. They seem a reasonable price too.
I am very pleased with these and will happily order more


Oak Effect 100 GAME CD/DVD Storage DVD Book Storage Shelf Xbox Playstation DVD Rack
Oak Effect 100 GAME CD/DVD Storage DVD Book Storage Shelf Xbox Playstation DVD Rack
Offered by BarGain GooDS
Price: £59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 6-cube cupboard, 31 May 2015
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Oak veneer chipboard cupboard based on six cubes, and providing good storage for books, CDs or DVDs, with the added benefit that three of the cubes have doors held shut by magnetic catches, so very much 'out of sight......' if you want to store batteries, headphones, chargers and stuff like that.
All pieces come pre-drilled for structure, catches and hinges, and you get the usual cranked Allen key to put it all together - you'll need a crosshead screwdriver too. The back is comprised of three sheets of hardboard that are held securely in place in slots in the frame, so no need for loads of little nails. As with all flatpack furniture, the diagrammatic instructions could be better (!!) and it was slightly frustrating to put together at the start, but once I got the sense of where things lined up it all went smoothly. The door 'hinges' are those little metal rods you usually get for supporting shelves, but once the unit is all screwed together they work very smoothly and well.
Ideal for a study or bedroom, we have ours in the hall for post, directories, books and general junk !


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