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Rjr.John Rocha Designer Dark Blue 'Jenna' Slim Crosshatch Bootcut Jeans 18R
Rjr.John Rocha Designer Dark Blue 'Jenna' Slim Crosshatch Bootcut Jeans 18R
Offered by Debenhams
Price: £40.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Definitely for pear shapes, not apple shapes, 27 Feb. 2015
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Moreover, the seat and thighs on these in size 18 are simply HUGE.


Red Glass Cloth Linen Tea Towel
Red Glass Cloth Linen Tea Towel
Offered by Good Thymes
Price: £12.65

2.0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointing that a product costing £10 from 'Ulster Weavers' is, in fact, made in China, 23 Feb. 2015
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However, I shall persevere.

Few places currently seem to sell linen glass cloths, which outrank cotton tea towels by miles. After much scouring the internet, I finally found these. At £10 a go, I'm expecting these to be made in Britain, but unfortunately they are not.

We shall see if they soften up to anything near my old 'Linen Union' glass cloths, which I must have had some 20 years before they finally gave up.


Applaws Cat Adult Dry Mix Chicken and Salmon  2 kg
Applaws Cat Adult Dry Mix Chicken and Salmon 2 kg
Price: £11.90

5.0 out of 5 stars See the difference in your cat's coat - shiny!, 19 Feb. 2015
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Mine love this, and the difference in their coat is marked since switching from the Pets Corner own brand, 'More.' Thicker and shinier.

However, neutered male cats should not get exclusively dry food as it makes them more prone to urinary blockages. I feed half Applaws dry and half Lily's Kitchen wet, but I am convinced it is the Applaws which is making the difference to their fur.

Cat-owning friends have said the same after switching theirs.


Character Dangler with Catnip and Bell by Simon's Cat
Character Dangler with Catnip and Bell by Simon's Cat
Offered by BuyAllMeans
Price: £4.81

1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY - cats can become dangerously entangled in this, 12 Feb. 2015
As above - I've just had a £150 vet bill for a callout to get this thing cut off my cat since he'd managed to get both rear legs and tail entangled, and was so traumatised that I couldn't get anywhere near him.

All play (of course) is always supervised, but rolling on his back to kick the catnip part, he'd become entangled in it. I can see (with hindsight) how such a thing can happen. The cat struggling makes the entanglement worse since the string is elasticated.

Beware.


Cuisinart SG20U Electric Spice and Nut Grinder Brushed, Stainless Steel
Cuisinart SG20U Electric Spice and Nut Grinder Brushed, Stainless Steel
Price: £42.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you watched Rick Stein's India, *this* is the gadget you want, 7 Feb. 2015
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The description of this item as a 'nut and spice' grinder is somewhat misleading and dramatically undersells it.

It is simply brilliant for whizzing up ginger, garlic, lemongrass, chillies etc into all the lovely spice pastes featured in Rick Stein's book. Pesto and gremolata would also work well I think, or small amounts of hummous.

I personally grind whole spices separately from the wet ingredients and then combine them at the end. This has two bowls supplied, so it's easy.

More importantly - and unlike any mini food processor I have ever used - it does not leak thanks to the deep bowl and well-fitting lid. Both of these are easy to clean with just a quick rinse under the tap.

In terms of capacity, each bowl will make enough spice paste for a meal for four. Any unused paste could be stored in the fridge using one of the snap-on lids thoughtfully provided.

This is an exceptionally well thought-out gadget, and thus far seems durable. I have had mine since August 2014 and use it almost daily.

Reading other reviews where users complained their unit burnt out after a few uses, the instructions supplied with the unit advise to use it in 5 second bursts. This is more than adequate to grind spices / make up a paste without overheating either the spices or the (200 Watt) motor.


Falke 40150 Pure Matte 50 Women's Tights Anthracite X-Large
Falke 40150 Pure Matte 50 Women's Tights Anthracite X-Large
Price: £16.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny, 22 Jan. 2015
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These are very well-made, with just the right amount of 'stretch'. The knit is nice and fine.

Usually I struggle to find tights that are long enough in the leg as I'm 5 ft 9. These have a good length and the top doesn't roll down. Helpfully, there's a label in the waistband so you know which way round to put them on.

These tights are allegedly a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge - if so I can see why.


Shea Butter Unrefined 100% Pure, Raw, Natural & Organic | African Shea Butter Cream For Eczema, Penetrates Deep Through Layers of Skin, Speeds Up Cell Renewal, Re Moisturizes & Repairs Hands, Feet, Lips, Hair and Scalp. For Sensitive Skin, Babies, Use in Pregnancy To Prevent Stretch Marks - Benefits For All Skin Lotion Guaranteed! | 100g,250g,500g,1kg
Shea Butter Unrefined 100% Pure, Raw, Natural & Organic | African Shea Butter Cream For Eczema, Penetrates Deep Through Layers of Skin, Speeds Up Cell Renewal, Re Moisturizes & Repairs Hands, Feet, Lips, Hair and Scalp. For Sensitive Skin, Babies, Use in Pregnancy To Prevent Stretch Marks - Benefits For All Skin Lotion Guaranteed! | 100g,250g,500g,1kg
Offered by Penniwise
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for dry skin, 14 Jan. 2015
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This is simply a fabulous product - I wish I'd found it years ago. I suffer from eczema in winter, as does the OH (badly). A liberal application of this every night and he only needs to use steroid cream once a week rather than daily.


Ladies 1 Pair Charnos 100 Denier Opaque Tights In 7 Colours - Extra Large - Navy
Ladies 1 Pair Charnos 100 Denier Opaque Tights In 7 Colours - Extra Large - Navy
Offered by SockShop

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Inferior product for the price charged - do not buy, 9 Dec. 2014
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As above.

I followed the size guide and ordered the 'Extra Large'. At £7 a pair I'm expecting a good quality product and fit.

Not so.

I am 5 ft 9, and 34" waist. The legs are far too short and the 'panty' part simply voluminous. It rolls down. The tights themselves are so rough that they look hand-knitted rather than smooth and sleek.

Absolutely not worth the price when Asda can knock out three pairs of finer-knit and better-fitting tights for less.


Nourish: Mind, Body & Soul
Nourish: Mind, Body & Soul
by Amber Rose
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.00

3 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I wouldn't waste my money, 9 Dec. 2014
I haven't bought this book - I simply wouldn't waste my money - but clearly neither have plenty of the other people 'reviewing' it, either.

As far removed from the everyday struggles of working men and women as Sadie Frost is from any shade of working life and parenthood.

Has she ever had a job? ie. a proper one? 'Designing' knickers while shacked up with pop / film stars doesn't count.


Balaji Chandanam Sandalwood Incense Sticks (1 unit x 15 sticks)
Balaji Chandanam Sandalwood Incense Sticks (1 unit x 15 sticks)
Offered by Indiabazaar
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely incense - though I wouldn't describe it as 'sandalwood', 5 Dec. 2014
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In fact, the description on the box is 'aloeswood'. It's a dry, powdery scent I can't describe. Caron 'Tabac Blond' comes closest.

Yes it's expensive at £3.99 for 15 sticks, but the fragrance is intense, and it lasts for ages.


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