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Ultrasport Jump Trampoline - Blue, 6 Ft/183 cm
Ultrasport Jump Trampoline - Blue, 6 Ft/183 cm
Price: £99.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Palaver to set up, but great fun to use, 24 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It took us a couple of hours to get all of the parts for this trampoline laid out and built up, but once we were up and bouncing the whole family had fun on it. It is big enough for an adult - just about - but only really for solo bouncing. You can easily get a couple of kids bouncing away in it though, and the high fence keeps them from doing too much injury to themselves if they fall off.


Scalextric 1:32 Scale GT Lightning Slot Car (Blue)
Scalextric 1:32 Scale GT Lightning Slot Car (Blue)
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 24 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The car is supplied blank with stickers for you to affix yourself, which the kids loved doing. It certainly seems a little sturdier than the other Scalextric cars we have, and sticks to the track a little more reliably. Great fun for kids big and small!


Scalextric 1:32 Scale Mini Challenge Race Set
Scalextric 1:32 Scale Mini Challenge Race Set
Price: £79.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant fun!, 24 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is just like the Scalextric of your childhood, only better! The track was easier to put together than I remember, and the power supply smaller, and perhaps it's just the benefits of age, but it seemed a little easier keeping the cars on track (though still not *too* easy). It fits nicely on the living room floor, and has provided me and the kids with hours of fun.


1Byone 0.5mm Paper Thin Digital TV Aerial, Ultra-Thin High Performance Indoor Digital TV Antenna For USB TV Tuner/DVB-T DVB-T2 Television VHF/UHF/FM, Lightweight Soft Design, Free View And Analog TV Signals
1Byone 0.5mm Paper Thin Digital TV Aerial, Ultra-Thin High Performance Indoor Digital TV Antenna For USB TV Tuner/DVB-T DVB-T2 Television VHF/UHF/FM, Lightweight Soft Design, Free View And Analog TV Signals
Offered by 1Byone Products Inc
Price: £13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to set up, worked first time, 23 Sep 2014
This was really easy to get set up - literally just plug into the back of the TV, and for me all channels on all digital TV MUXes came through perfect first time. On moving the aerial I did get a little bit of digital noise, but it was very easy to get it back into a position where the picture was fine. The aerial really is incredibly thin, and has a sticky pad on the back so that you can attach it to a wall or other surface.


1Byone Portable Digital TV Aerial, Indoor Digital TV Antenna For USB TV Tuner/DVB-T Television UHF, Free View And Analog TV Signals
1Byone Portable Digital TV Aerial, Indoor Digital TV Antenna For USB TV Tuner/DVB-T Television UHF, Free View And Analog TV Signals
Offered by 1Byone Products Inc
Price: £5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Worked straight away, 23 Sep 2014
I was really impressed with how easy this was to use - I just plugged it into the back of the TV, and immediately got a good picture on all DTV channels, without any messing around positioning the aerial. On retuning, I was missing channels from one MUX, but moving the aerial and trying again got me these channels back no problem.


BETA Adult Terriers with Chicken, 2 kg (Pack of 4)
BETA Adult Terriers with Chicken, 2 kg (Pack of 4)
Price: £23.36

5.0 out of 5 stars Fewer farts is good!, 17 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
At first our lakeland terrier was a little sniffy around this but soon, as with any food, she was wolfing it down unquestioningly. We've definitely noticed that she farts less since she started eating it, so I would say that's a five-star result!


Showing Up: How to Make a Greater Impact at Work
Showing Up: How to Make a Greater Impact at Work
by Tim Robson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars You are like an iPhone, or an iceberg, that never left school., 17 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Your whole life at work is spent in water. You are an iceberg. An iceberg that never left school. And that needs updating. You need to pull the plug, leave school and update your apps as soon as possible.

These are the central premises of this book. A mish-mash of metaphor, analogy and anecdote that manges to uncover, almost incidentally, some important truths, and then buries them deep within an iceberg. The author's over-reliance on analogy is made painfully clear in the first chapter, which tells you that you are like an iPhone, with dozens of apps that need updating if only you'd visit the App Store once in a while. I read through this thinking "but I have an Android phone. All of the apps update automatically every night. What the hell is this iPhone hell Tim Robson is trying to paint me into?" And then, at the end of the chapter, a scant paragraph clearly written after the rest of the book was put to bed concedes that in recent versions of iOS apps update themselves, which means that this chapter's metaphors are in need of (but have not received) an update.

And this is the biggest problem of the book: it clings so tightly to its analogies that often the real-world application suffers. It concludes with some genuinely useful (though more-often-than-not trite) components and methodologies for improving your presence and performance at work: "Think, Believe, Create, Connect, All Is Well". By this stage in the book, however, I was so tired of the book's clumsily repetitive analogies that, like listening to a teacher in love with the sound of their own voice, I found myself gradually drifting off to sleep.


Plumen E27 Metal Set Plus Drop Cap, Copper
Plumen E27 Metal Set Plus Drop Cap, Copper
Offered by Hannets
Price: £55.92

4.0 out of 5 stars Stylish light, a bit of a faff to set up, 11 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This light looks really great - the twisted bulb is stylish and bigger than most, and the simple copper chrome holder sets it off nicely. Installing it was a bit of a faff - unless you have a very high ceiling, you will need to but the cable, and it was tricky getting the remaining bits of cable to fit into the connectors. Once installed, it produces a decent enough light, though not particularly bright and not as low-energy as LED equivalents.


GOODOGS TREAT Dogs Snack for Dogs, Small
GOODOGS TREAT Dogs Snack for Dogs, Small

4.0 out of 5 stars Great dog-training treats, 11 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
My terrier loves these treats. Ingredients look good: all natural, including 35% pork and the remainder mostly chicken parts. They've been a great help for dog-training.


H2D iR Ionic and Infrared Professional Hair Dryer
H2D iR Ionic and Infrared Professional Hair Dryer
Price: £78.34

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very powerful, 11 Sep 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a great, professional hair dryer. We found that it dries hair really quickly, the included attachments make it great for styling. Build quality seems very good, and it comes presented in a very swish looking box.


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