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OXO Good Grips Twisting Tea Ball
OXO Good Grips Twisting Tea Ball
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Clean and effective., 27 Nov 2014
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I've just started experimenting with various teas. Not wanting to use bags, or brew more than one cup at a time, I started looking for something else - and found this. Although the holes are a bit small for some of the black breakfast teas it is perfect for the white and oolong teas that have become my favourite. It is perfect for teas that benefit from a second infustion.


Rishi Tea, Organic Loose Leaf White Tea, Peach Blossom, 1.13 oz (32 g)
Rishi Tea, Organic Loose Leaf White Tea, Peach Blossom, 1.13 oz (32 g)
Offered by Better Yourself Limited
Price: £11.80

5.0 out of 5 stars I don't like flowery teas - I do now., 27 Nov 2014
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I first came across this tea in Harris & Hoole, a chain of coffee shops. I was a bit dubious at first as I don't really like flowery infusions. However, the barista (who is a bit of a tea expert) explained that I had to leave it infusing for 5 minutes. As I sat there reading my magazine I became aware of a wonderful peach aroma coming from my teapot.

After waiting 5 minutes I poured my tea and took a sip. The first thing that hits you is the scent of peach, not too overpowering. Then the taste of a mellow tea. Really smooth with a long finish. Sheer heaven.

And the best thing - you can infuse for a second time, for a slightly different flavour experience.


A Vision of Fire (THE EARTHEND SAGA Book 1)
A Vision of Fire (THE EARTHEND SAGA Book 1)
Price: £4.99

3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull. Just dull. And unbelievable. And dull. Unbelievably dull., 21 Oct 2014
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Dull. Just dull. And unbelievable. And dull. Unbelievably dull.

It's not often that I give up on a book before it's finished, but I had to stop reading this drivel when they started talking about Viking ancestors coming from Antarctica.

If it weren't for the author's fame this would die the death it so richly deserves.


Star Mark Easy Glider Max Dog Frisbee Thrower (Colours May Vary)
Star Mark Easy Glider Max Dog Frisbee Thrower (Colours May Vary)
Offered by Pet Supply Company USA
Price: £11.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Survives the Jodie test, 28 May 2014
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One of our hounds, Jodie, can destroy most toys within a few minutes. When I unwrapped this one I thought it would suffer the same fate, it just felt too soft. I was wrong, she's spent the best part of an hour trying to rip just a small piece off the edge - and failed totally.

I guess part of this invulnerability is down to the thick design. Yes, this does adversely affect its aerodynamics. But I'd rather have a toy that flies a short distance but survives for more than a day.


Dicky Bag Camouflage, XL, Green
Dicky Bag Camouflage, XL, Green
Price: £29.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, shame about the price., 14 April 2014
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This is a great idea. It's just a shame it is so expensive. I was uncertain about ordering it, just in case it turned out to be a waste of money. Fortunately it turned out to be really useful. I'm still not sure if I would call it a bargain though.


Rosewood Fun and Play Floating Frisbee Dog
Rosewood Fun and Play Floating Frisbee Dog
Price: £4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Impossible to throw for any distance, or with any accuracy. Lasted 5 minutes., 14 April 2014
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Use of the word 'Frisbee' probably violates the trades description act. It suggests a disk that can be spun and thrown for a resonable distance. This thing went for about 3m, maximum. The dogs barely took a couple of paces before they grabbed it. And once they did grab it, it took less than 5 minutes before they'd managed to saw open one of the edges to rip out the stuffing.

To be honest, I'd have been better off crumplig up a five pound note and letting them rip that to shreds.


Anker® USB 3.0 & eSATA to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5inch HDD & SSD [4TB Support]
Anker® USB 3.0 & eSATA to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5inch HDD & SSD [4TB Support]
Offered by AnkerDirect
Price: £49.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast, robust, works., 11 April 2014
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I really like peripherals that feel as if they could survive lives little knocks. Some stuff feels like it will fall apart if you sneeze to violently. Not so the Anka Uspeed. This really does have a brick-like quality to it that makes you believe that this could not only survive falling off the desk, but falling down a mountainside. So it would have been easy for it to look brick-like as well, but the slight angle of the hard drive does, somehow, prevent that.

But the most important thing is the performance. And it's no slouch at all. My system is too old to have USB3, but it does have eSATA. Measurement of sequential transfer gives read and write speeds of 180MB/s - which I think may be a limitation of the drive (3TB Seagate Baracuda). The best thing is that it is hot-swappable. With my old dock I had to reboot to get Windows to recognise when I'd replaced the disk. The Uspeed has no such problems (which is handy when doing duplicate backups).

Why only 4 stars? Because the power cable is too short.


Melancholia [DVD]
Melancholia [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kirsten Dunst
Price: £5.75

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 30 minutes of jiggly nothing, 14 Mar 2014
This review is from: Melancholia [DVD] (DVD)
I'll have to come clean and state that this review is based on the first 30 minutes of the film, because that's all I could withstand. I have never encountered such a meaningless pile of garbage. Nothing at all happens in those first 30 minutes. But it does happen in an artistic fashion, at least I assume that is what the jerky camera work is supposed to be.


BargainBitz New Superglue Remover Cleaner Debonder Adhesive Glue 10G - Works In Seconds
BargainBitz New Superglue Remover Cleaner Debonder Adhesive Glue 10G - Works In Seconds

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This substance is illegal, 2 Mar 2014
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WARNING!

When this stuff arrived I was astonished by the contents. As a retired chemist I recognised the chemical in this product. It is, and has been since 2009, classified as a Class C drug in the UK. Possesion carries a maximum penalty of 2 years imprisonment.

Needless to say, the contents went straight down the sink and I emailed both Amazon and the suppliers, expecting to see the product withdrawn. So I was surprised to see it was still available for sale (even though supply carries a maximum penalty of 14 years).

I'm hoping this review will succeed in getting it withdrawn from sale. Otherwise I'll have to move on to more powerful means (like the Police, or even The Daily Mail - I bet they'd love this story).


Under Armour HeatGear Sonic Compression Longsleeve Base Layer (XXXL, Black)
Under Armour HeatGear Sonic Compression Longsleeve Base Layer (XXXL, Black)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Snug and comfy, 31 Jan 2014
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This product would have received 5 stars but for one major problem. I ordered size XXXL and received size XXL. When I complained I was told that they don't actually make an XXXL. Fair enough, but why is XXXL still listed as available?

However, it turns out that XXL is the correct size for me. I wanted something I could wear under a T-Shirt when doing archery. In this sport flappy sleeves is a major no-no, so the snug fit of the UnderArmour base layer is a big plus. I later tried a similar product from a different manufacturer and XXL was far too small.

It is also great with variable temperatures. Shooting indoors during the winter often means one starts off in a freezing hall, which soon warms up after the heating is switched on. The HeatGear is good at compensating for both temperature extremes.


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