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Kommii 1x Apple Corer,Comfortable Sturdy Rubber Grips,Easy Grip Thin Apple,Apple Slicer Stainless Steel,3.5 Inch Apples 8 Slices (Green)
Kommii 1x Apple Corer,Comfortable Sturdy Rubber Grips,Easy Grip Thin Apple,Apple Slicer Stainless Steel,3.5 Inch Apples 8 Slices (Green)
Offered by KommiiDirect-UK
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Silicon grips make it especially suitable for those with reduced dexterity, 5 May 2016
I can't be without an apple slice. I particularly like to add apple slices to salads.This slicer is a sturdy one. It's sharp and does a good job cutting the apple. It's quite substantial and it has two silicon side grips which make it particularly suitable for elderly users because it's easy to grip.
I will give you a good tip If you have an apple slicer: These are great for cutting your own potato wedges. If it's a large potato, cut it in half and then slice each half into wedges. You can then cook the wedges in the oven with salt and pepper and oil or in a combination microwave. If you cut wedges with a slicer they are all evenly sized and cook evenly. (That do get a cylindrical one but that just adds to the fun.)

Pros:
It is safer. Your fingers are well away from the slicing action, unlike a knife.
It slices cleanly in less than a second and saves time
I don't think it's good for your teeth to bite into an apple because it pushes the gums back – as I understand it.
It's best to get rid of the core and the pips (the pips contain slight quantities of cyanide.)
The green silicon side grips – I've never seen a slicer with this feature before – make it easy to hold and use, even if you have dexterity issues.

Cons:
My one reservation is that it has a plastic surround. The slicer is only as strong as the plastic surround. If it snaps, the slicer becomes useless.
That said, this one looks good and strong so hopefully it will give me many years of service.

I received this product from the seller at a reduced rate in exchange for my fair and biased opinion. I can say that I love it.
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Aidonger Vintage Multi-colored Canvas Shoulder Bag Handbag for women ( Strip)
Aidonger Vintage Multi-colored Canvas Shoulder Bag Handbag for women ( Strip)
Offered by super-kaufshop
Price: £22.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful colours., 3 May 2016
The best thing about it is the beautiful colours on the front. They are really lovely muted colours lovat green, heather, pale aqua -- very pretty. The fabric of the bag is patchwork canvas. The leather accessories are real leather. They actually do smell of leather.

All the attachments are well stitched to the bag. It has two webbing carry handles and a very sturdy webbing shoulder strap (inside) which extends a good length. The total length of the strap when fully extended is 45 inches. But you don't have to use the strap you can just use it as a handbag. On the side there are buckles, so you can adjust it to be slightly smaller if you need to. The base measures approximately 13" x 5" so it is quite a roomy bag.
There is a zip fastening at the top. Inside is very nicely ordered. It is lined in brown logoed cotton. On one side you have some fabric pockets for your phone etc. On the other, there is an opening pocket with no zip, and then there is a zipped pocket and at the back of this there is another zipped pocket, so there are plenty of internal compartments, which I like. It has been admired by friends also.

All in all, this is a lovely and practical handbag for everyday use. I was sent this by the seller in exchange for my unbiased opinion and I love it. (Auntie Barbar)
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Your Pace or Mine?: What Running Taught Me About Life, Laughter and Coming Last
Your Pace or Mine?: What Running Taught Me About Life, Laughter and Coming Last
by Lisa Jackson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational anecdotes on running and life, 2 May 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I was expecting a narrative format incorporating anecdotes about running but this is a collection of insights with its own table of contents.I was pleasantly surprised. Lisa Jackson is South African born and resident in the UK. The book has a lovely British flavour.
The author details how running taught her about life, death, dreaming, failure ,success and never giving up. You can dip in and out of this if you want some inspiration – and not just about running. It's written in an engaging style and includes wise words from people also met along the way.

This Is an enjoyable read. I'd recommend it for anyone with a passing interest in taking to the road.


MHtech Dimmable LED Desk Lamp, USB Rechargeable Portable Table Lamp, Eye-care Folding Table Lamps, Memory Function, Touch Sensitive Control, Reading Lamp
MHtech Dimmable LED Desk Lamp, USB Rechargeable Portable Table Lamp, Eye-care Folding Table Lamps, Memory Function, Touch Sensitive Control, Reading Lamp
Offered by MHTECH
Price: £35.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Doubles as a powerpack, 1 May 2016
This comes as roughly the size of a large watch case. It opens up to give you above that the base which you simply press. This gives you a lovely bright white light to read by. You can open the light right out horizontally or close it up to almost shut and the light stays on. You can place it on its side on its back.
It also has a metal handle with a hanging hook which flips out onto the back, so you can hold it or hang it. You can also use this as the base if you want to stand it up as a regular desk lamp.
It's very good bright light.Initially, I thought it was standard brightness which is quite bright but if you keep your finger on the button it dims to exactly the brightness you require when you take your finger off the bat and it stops at the light that is best for you.
It itself appears to be quite solid and well-made looks attractive and modern. It is quite stylish.
It comes with his own charging cable charges in about 3 to 5 hours. On the side is an indicator panel so you can see how much charge is in the lamp.

As a bonus, this doubles as a powerpack and can charge a mobile phone.

I was sent this lamp by the seller and a reduced rate in exchange for my unbiased opinion and I love it.
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Hawaiian Tropic 180 ml SPF 30 Satin Protection Sun Lotion
Hawaiian Tropic 180 ml SPF 30 Satin Protection Sun Lotion
Price: £10.03

4.0 out of 5 stars Coconut scented, 1 May 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is labelled as 30 SPF and with a UVA *** and the UVB (no star rating given) along with the Skin Cancer Foundation. It comes in a squeezy tube which fits into the hand quite nicely. It has a fliptop lid. The active ingredient is Octocrylene.
Hawaiian Tropic is probably best known for smelling of coconut and it still does.It has quite a pleasant distinctive coconut and cocoa butter scent.
This isn't the cheapest lotion available but it the cocoa butter is a good skin conditioner. There are quite a few other good quality ingredients also.

The lotion is quite light to use. Goes on a bit 'watery' rather than creamy but isn't greasy once applied. There is no oily residue. Neither does it have a whitening effect.

I would recommend this sun protection lotion provided you like the smell of coconut.


Under the Visible Life
Under the Visible Life
by Kim Echlin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Polished prose, 30 April 2016
This review is from: Under the Visible Life (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is an inspirational tale of two women trying to find their place in the world. It's a rocky journey through family,friendship and culture. The quote on the front describes the story is one of 'motherhood and friendship' but it's not a cosy tale of baking and kindergartens. This has more grit and more gravitas. The two narratives are beautifully written.

It might be worth mentioning that the author eschews speech tags. I was Interested to read how this worked. But if you dislike variation in standard punctuation, this book may not be for you.


HiDay 7 Set Travel Cube System - 3 Travel Cubes + 3 Pouches + 1 Drawstring Backpack Bag, Perfect Travel Luggage Organizer
HiDay 7 Set Travel Cube System - 3 Travel Cubes + 3 Pouches + 1 Drawstring Backpack Bag, Perfect Travel Luggage Organizer
Offered by Novawo-UK
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to store when not in use., 30 April 2016
These arrived exactly as the spec describes. I requested the burgundy ones and they quite a deep claret colour and would be suitable for either gender. They are well-stick together and look quite sturdy. The zips are nylon with metal pulls and silicon zip pulls. The mesh on top is nylon, wide-holed tulle. The three packing cubes each have a carry strap on the top. The sizes are small medium and large. The large one is big enough for shirts and trousers, the medium-size will hold underwear and the smaller one is be big enough for a pair of shoes.

The three pouches are zippered at the top and plain pouches. All three are labelled 'Laundry'. However, you could use them for different functions such as cosmetics or shoes.

The good thing about this set is they found inside each other and squash down very flat, so they're easy to store when you don't need to use them.

If these packing cubes and pouches suit your travel requirements, and you are happy with the three pouches being labelled in big yellow letters as 'Laundry', I would say they are a good option. .I was sent these by the manufacturer in exchange for my unbiased opinion. They are as described, I like them.
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ESYLIFE ABS Heavy Duty Hangers Non-Slip Clothes Hanging Organizer Hook for Pants,Dress,Jacket ,Underwear and Shirt in Home,10 Set
ESYLIFE ABS Heavy Duty Hangers Non-Slip Clothes Hanging Organizer Hook for Pants,Dress,Jacket ,Underwear and Shirt in Home,10 Set
Offered by Shang hai shi yuan mao yi you xian gong si
Price: £15.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Well-designed but hook does not rotate (and a few rust spots on thehooks on three of mine)., 29 April 2016
These are well-made, functional and serviceable hangers but mine had some rust spots on three of the metal hooks. They might be a good option if the price is right for you.
Pros:
They are thin, which means they don't take up too much room in your wardrobe.
They are reasonably sturdy for a thin hanger.
They are very functional with a skirt loop, a scarf-holder and a tie holder. You can pretty much hang anything from these.
The metal hook add strength.
The nonslip bits are useful to stop the garments sliding off the hanger.

Cons:
the metal top does not swivel round. This means that if you put the garment on the wrong way round you have to take it right off and swap it rather than just spinning the top round. This is the reason they lost one star.
I'm not wild about the orange but that's just a personal preference.
A couple of the tops had quite a few rust spots on them and that's the reason I took off one star.

I was sent these hangers by the seller in return for my honest and unbiased opinion.


Plant Hanger Newcomdigi Macrame Jute 4 Leg 40 Inch with Beads Best Recommended Plant Hanger Rope for Indoor Outdoor Patio Deck Ceiling Pots Versatile Handmade Knotted Decorative Plant Hanger
Plant Hanger Newcomdigi Macrame Jute 4 Leg 40 Inch with Beads Best Recommended Plant Hanger Rope for Indoor Outdoor Patio Deck Ceiling Pots Versatile Handmade Knotted Decorative Plant Hanger
Offered by Yuema
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Mine is 30" from top to base of pot., 28 April 2016
My wife loves these macrame plant hangers and it's really difficult to get hold of them these days. We have this one in the conservatory and it's working very well. It's not the chunkiest of hangers, but it does the job and looks attractive. It's nicely crafted and holds a pot plant without it falling out of the side. The bead decoration is real wood.

Measurements: from the top of the hanging hook to the base of the pot plant (not included) mine measures 30 inches. Then there's another foot of tassel.

I was sent this by the manufacturer in exchange for my honest opinion and I'm pleased with it.
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ESYLIFE Folding Closet Storage Box Containers with Lid 17.5 x 11.75 x 7.5 inch,Set 2 (Blue)
ESYLIFE Folding Closet Storage Box Containers with Lid 17.5 x 11.75 x 7.5 inch,Set 2 (Blue)
Offered by Shang hai shi yuan mao yi you xian gong si
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fit in my under-bed drawers, 28 April 2016
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This is a pack of two folding storage boxes. They come flat packed and all you need to do is place the base in the bottom. It makes a nice sturdy storage box with a lid with a flap around the edge which Velcros shut. The thing I like about this set is that they will just fit into the drawers below my bed. This means that I can store clothes in these drawers and give them a bit more protection. I can't guarantee these will prove moth-proof but the clothes will fare a little bit better completely covered over in this box rather than just lying in an open drawer.

This is a nicely made set. It appears good-quality and it does the job well. I was sent this set by the seller in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion and I'm pleased with them.
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