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Delicious. Love to Cook: 140 Irresistible Recipes to Revitalise Your Cooking
Delicious. Love to Cook: 140 Irresistible Recipes to Revitalise Your Cooking
by Valli Little
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.91

4.0 out of 5 stars Practical but inspiring and at times pleasantly exotic, 1 Sep 2014
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This is both a practical and inspiring cook book with easy to follow recipes that are also at times satisfyingly exotic. There's a dozen different sections ranging from starters through to cakes and desserts and rounds off with a really good 'Festive' section.

Well illustrated with clear, concise information and instructions this is a very useful book that will see a fair bit of use. Definitely one for the kitchen, not the coffee table.


Ultrasport Dip Station Wall Mounted - White
Ultrasport Dip Station Wall Mounted - White
Price: 29.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, robust kit for home-based upper torso toning, 31 Aug 2014
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These are great bars that I've fixed in the garage because it's got concrete walls and this seems obvious but bears repeating- make sure they are fixed to solid brick or concrete walls otherwise disaster will ensue pretty much straight away. A very good fixing kit is supplied with the set as well which is great. Also when fixing make sure you set the bars apart at the optimum distance for whoever is going to be using them the most.

The bars themselves are solidly constructed and very easy to use for a variety of arm and upper torso exercises. The round handles are also comfortable and easy to grip and feel robust and safe. This ease of grip is essential when you are at the stage of doing a good number of reps. Excellent and economical way to keep muscles toned.


Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad for Android/PC/Mac Black
Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad for Android/PC/Mac Black
Price: 39.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Well designed and flexible gamepad, 31 Aug 2014
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This is a very handy, solid gamepad, ergonomically well designed and you feel comfortable with it straightaway. Not all games support this unit so make sure the ones you want to play do, and it only works on android smartphones, not iphones. If you have compatibility though, this is an excellent way to use your phone as a games console. Bluetooth is also easy to set up too and it works well as a conventional gamepad on the pc. Great bit of kit all round if you want flexibility over when and where you play your games.


Linksys RE6500 Universal Dual Band AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender (4 x Gigabit Ethernet, AUX Music Streaming, WPS)
Linksys RE6500 Universal Dual Band AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender (4 x Gigabit Ethernet, AUX Music Streaming, WPS)
Price: 89.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Painless to set up and very effective, 30 Aug 2014
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This proved easier to set up than I expected as I wanted to boost the internet connection to a garden office, and it has the added bonus of now enabling me to stream music from other pcs around the house there too. Download speeds seem decent enough, signal is consistently good and the streaming has so far been trouble free. A great booster all in all that's so painless you expect there to be a catch... Well worth a try if you're looking for a unit like this.


Cyberlink Power DVD 14 Ultra (PC)
Cyberlink Power DVD 14 Ultra (PC)
Offered by LambdaTek ComponentShop
Price: 65.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive software for Blu-ray/DVD with handy mobile app, 29 Aug 2014
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If you've got a blu-ray drive on your PC with no software to play stuff on it- or the software you've got is limited and/or outdated- Cyberlink provide what is probably the market standard in proprietary software to sort those problems out.

And it's a very comprehensive bit of kit too with an intuitive UI and the advantage of receiving updates and, in addition, has handy mobile apps for Android or iOS that enable you to control the functions remotely from your smartphone.

So as comprehensive a package as you could hope for if playing blu-ray and DVD media on your PC is a top activity.


Vax Steam Fresh Combi Classic 10-in-1 Handheld and Steam Mop
Vax Steam Fresh Combi Classic 10-in-1 Handheld and Steam Mop
Price: 99.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Very versatile, effective steam cleaner, 28 Aug 2014
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This is one of the best steam cleaners I've used- lightweight but well built, easy to use, versatile and with a good long length of cord. There is also a good range of tools which even includes ones for worktops and kitchen hob which are actually very useful and more to the point, effective.

Our house is mainly tiled and wooden flooring so that's the primary use for this product though and it's proven very good at this task, best we've had to be honest. Replacement pads aren't too expensive either. all in all very pleased with this steam cleaner.


Tomorrow and Tomorrow
Tomorrow and Tomorrow
by Thomas Sweterlitsch
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing SF mash up of thriller and cyberpunk, 28 Aug 2014
This review is from: Tomorrow and Tomorrow (Paperback)
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This is a well structured and fascinating slice of SF which intriguingly mixes up noir thriller, cyberpunk, traditional science fiction dystopia along with some political comment. On the whole it works- Pittsburgh has been destroyed by a nuclear explosion, the hero with his own [as would be expected] serious emotional baggage is trying to make sense of it as a researcher in the 'Archive,' a resource recreating in detail the city right up to moments before the explosion and everything in society- humans and machines- are electronically connected.

The story can be a bit slow at times but the author can write and the ideas and dark, often claustrophobic atmosphere keep pulling it through. Definitely worth investigating.


Love at First Stitch: Demystifying Dressmaking
Love at First Stitch: Demystifying Dressmaking
by Tilly Walnes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Well presented, useful and difficult to fault, 26 Aug 2014
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This is a well-presented and practical book with some useful, innovative patterns and designs in it. Ideal for beginners upwards it has something in it for most sewers/dressmakers whatever their level of experience. It also has the bonus of applying a thoroughly modern approach and mode of clear, lively instructions which should appeal to a whole new generation of DIY sewers. Difficult to fault, all in all.


The Moth: This Is a True Story
The Moth: This Is a True Story
by Catherine Burns
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Accomplished contemporary collection of human tales, 26 Aug 2014
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An intriguing collection of stories based on the US Moth storytelling events which presents fifty from thousands of tales told since it began.

The stories are ostensibly factually based although a number clearly blur the fact with a touch of fiction, although that's not a problem. The tales are on the whole well told and at times affecting, although as expected from such an eclectic collection there are some misses. A very good contemporary collection to delve into as each story in it's own way has something to say to us about what it means to be human, which is quite an accomplishment.


The Cabana Cookbook
The Cabana Cookbook
by David Ponté
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.00

3.0 out of 5 stars At times innovative, at others contrived, 25 Aug 2014
This review is from: The Cabana Cookbook (Hardcover)
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There are some innovative and useful recipes in this book but it does veer too far into presentation rather than solid culinary content too often, which means it is likely to get coffee stains on it in the lounge rather than spilt foodstuffs in the kitchen during use.

The recipes are on the whole quite simple though which means they are easy to pick up and put together for the most challenged of cooks, and so some dishes that are a little bit different can be presented relatively easy, mainly though I would say, to a twenty-something crowd.

Whatever, nicely presented, easy to follow and in places quite imaginative- in others though, a bit too contrived.


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