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Lukas Graham
Lukas Graham
Price: £5.00

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4.0 out of 5 stars 7 Years cracks open the album and is the best track on the album, 28 April 2016
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7 Years cracks open the album and is the best track on the album. The rest is good and worth the investment! :-)


MegaGear ''Ultra Light'' Neoprene Camera Case Bag with Carabiner for Canon EOS M, Canon EOS M2 with 18-55mm Lens (Black)
MegaGear ''Ultra Light'' Neoprene Camera Case Bag with Carabiner for Canon EOS M, Canon EOS M2 with 18-55mm Lens (Black)
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple, fits nicely. Well made. What else can I say?, 28 April 2016
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Simple, fits nicely. Well made. What else can I say?


Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus
Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus
by Tom Slater
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.53

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read it, think and act before it's too late., 28 April 2016
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Whether you already fear that free speech is under attack (or more realistically is being bludgeoned to oblivion as a concept), or you just have an inkling that the freedom that we've enjoyed and generations have fought for may becoming eroded, you should read this collection of articles that lay bare the censorship being imposed under the guise of political correctness and bleeding heart liberalism - and stamped on the consciousness of students in the UK and USA especially. Easy to dip into; hard to ignore.
Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus.
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An Officer and a Spy
An Officer and a Spy
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good absorbing read., 28 Aug. 2015
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Interesting historical novel. Engaging, if not a page-turner. Read on a Kindle and took months to finish it (very little time for pleasure reading) but it held my interest despite big gaps in continuation.


Sealey AK9831A Measuring Tape 7.5mtr(25ft) Auto Function Metric/Imperial
Sealey AK9831A Measuring Tape 7.5mtr(25ft) Auto Function Metric/Imperial
Offered by tools247
Price: £25.24

3.0 out of 5 stars The motor doesn't extend and retract terribly reliably either, 1 Jan. 2015
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Battery doesn't seem to last too long. I rarely use the measure, so that may contribute to the issue, but on the occasions I've gone to use it, I've had to replace the batteries. The motor doesn't extend and retract terribly reliably either. It works,but it's not fantastic.


Oscar Vitalmax Juicer Chrome
Oscar Vitalmax Juicer Chrome

4.0 out of 5 stars Very happy with the quality of the device and the juices that it makes!, 1 Jan. 2015
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I did a fair bit of research into the best Juicers - after spending a week at a Health Retreat in Spain (November 2014). I wanted to buy something that would last, not fall apart in a few months; I wanted a masticating juicer since these are the best for getting the most nutrients from the vegetables and fruit; and I wanted something that my wife would not object to having on the work top in our kitchen. And I wanted to strike a balance between spending a fortune on something even better spec'd (a twin-screw masticating juicer is supposed to be even better, for example, though why it would be better than a single screw one I don't know ) - and then being really annoyed with myself if juicing was a passing fad... :-) The advice from the health resort's chef was to get a centrifugal juicer, but these only really offer the benefit of speed as you don't need to cut ingredients up into smaller parts - and take away a lot of the benefit of the nutrients available by using a masticating juicer. I assume that the resort prefer to have something easier to use but then they are catering for 30-40 or more people per meal so speed is of the essence.

I got an email from the resort after I left that recommended the Oscar (amongst others at different price levels) and I eventually decided on this one after comparing reviews and reports both from users and the kind of 'what to buy' sites.

I'm really very happy with it - firstly it looks smart and shiny on the worktop. No complaints from my wife. :-) It is possible to take off the mechanical part at the front and store that elsewhere - you have to take that all off to clean it anyway, so by not putting the parts back on until you use it again it just leaves the stainless steel part on display.

Using it is quite easy - you need to cut things up (a carrot will go down the chute if not too fat, but otherwise you'll need to chop things up - a cucumber typically in half or quarters lengthways. A lemon needs quartering unless you squeeze it. Apples and pears into probably 6-8 pieces, etc. Everything goes down the tube fairly easily though. Spinach or Kale needs to be fed in small amounts down the tube and then pushed down with the plunger included in the kit.

The build quality is pretty good - feels robust and sturdy. When paying over £200 for a kitchen gadget one needs something that one feels will last a good few years. It all locks together well and has a quality 'feel' to it.

It's definitely more time consuming to use than a centrifugal juicer - but if you plan your juicing sessions well and at times when you aren't rushing for work etc then this is not a negative. I tend to make 3 or four juices at a time and put them in sealed containers in the fridge (storing for more than 24 hours isn't recommended as some of the goodness will evaporate - or something, I am not a chemist!). I'd estimate that I now take about 15 minutes to make 4 juices - there isn't a need to clean the device if changing recipes between each juice. Just keep going unless you really are fussy about the odd drop of a previous juice carrying over to the next recipe.

It takes more than a couple of minutes to clean, however. It's a real shame that the parts aren't dishwasher safe - as that makes things less straightforward - when you clean it, taking apart the gear that squeezes the fruit and veg reveals pulp gathered around the masticating screw which needs to be removed by hand whatever the cleaning regime. So even if you could put the parts in a dishwasher, putting pulp in the dishwasher may not do it much good over time, after all. Once you've cleared the 'gunk' off the masticating screw then it's just a question of washing all the removable parts in a sink. If you are really in a rush this may be an issue - hence, planning your juicing times is a good idea. For timing estimates, I'd probably estimate that it takes less than a minute to attach the parts and set up. Then each juice takes about 3-5 minutes to make, including cutting up the ingredients and feeding into the device. Simple recipes take less, of course, larger recipe lists just increase prep and juicing time. The more you do it, the quicker one becomes as familiarity with recipe contents comes easier.

Cleaning then adds about 4-5 minutes.

I'd give this 5 stars for looks, performance, build quality (after using for 6-7 pretty much weeks every day). The only reason for dropping a star is that for the price, the Product Manager and engineers who design it could have made more of an effort to make cleaning a bit easier.

But in terms of the quality of what you get as output in a glass - 5 stars all the way. :-) Strongly recommend it to anyone who will regularly make juices and who wants to get the best nutrients from their raw materials.


Dell AX 510PA Monitor Sound Bar System
Dell AX 510PA Monitor Sound Bar System

4.0 out of 5 stars Happy with this!, 30 Jan. 2014
This isn't hi-fi but it is a very neat, useful addition to the monitor. Sound is comparable to a (very) good portable radio - not hifi but if you want good, narrow stereo spread and better sound than from built in speakers then it's excellent.

Needs the power supply that comes with it (not a USB connection, it connects to the headphone output on your PC). Fitted it in seconds and worked straight away. Automatically mutes (well, almost entirely mutes) music when you use Skype etc.

NOTE THIS IS THE SOUNDBAR YOU NEED FOR THE ULTRASHARP U2412M - Dell's product information on their website is misleading. DON'T buy the AC511USB Soundbar it won't work or clip on to the monitor.

Price is good. Looks neat, sounds good, works out of the box in seconds. What more do you want? Buy it if you want good sound without loads of wires and boxes on your desktop! :-)

I bought from Silicon Connect - who were excellent in exchanging the incorrect model for the right one. Prompt, no quibble. Excellent service.


Omron M2 Basic Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron M2 Basic Blood Pressure Monitor
Offered by NHL Pharmacy
Price: £20.80

3.0 out of 5 stars Not entirely consistent with Doctor's results., 30 Jan. 2014
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Easy to use. Very. But when I took it to the doctor's surgery for a check against the surgery manual machine there was quite a difference in results. Of course, the question is - is the doctor more accurate with a stethescope and manual monitor or not...?

But good value for money in general. Just don't rely solely on this for a health check - go to the surgery from time to time if you have concerns about your BP!


NETGEAR WN3000RP-100UKS Universal WiFi Range Extender (WiFi Booster)
NETGEAR WN3000RP-100UKS Universal WiFi Range Extender (WiFi Booster)
Offered by CCL Computers
Price: £33.94

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible., 11 Aug. 2013
Lost five hours of my life trying to get this working today. The setup utility is hopeless. Had to factory reset the device several times in an attempt to get it setup and the process dropped out or froze up many times. When eventually it did complete the cycle the network then couldn't be accessed. Complete waste of time and money. And I've spent 20 years working in the WI-Fi industry. I pity anyone who isn't technical at all who tries to use this thing.


O.G.P.U. Prison (Legion of the Damned series Book 13)
O.G.P.U. Prison (Legion of the Damned series Book 13)
Price: £5.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Boys Book, 3 Jun. 2013
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If not obvious from the title and cover! :-)

I read all Hassel's books as a teenager and in my early 20's. For blood and guts, gritty war tales they are great. I bought OGPU Prison (again - my original paperbacks long ago went to a charity shop, I think) just because it popped up somewhere on a screen on my Kindle as a nostalgia read. I've only dipped into it so far, but it is how I remember it. Well crafted characters that one kind of grows to like (which is odd when they are the 'baddies' - and often brutal and harrowing descriptions of warfare on the Russian Front.


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