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Staedtler mars rasor eraser pencil
Staedtler mars rasor eraser pencil
Offered by Jackson's Art Supplies
Price: £1.60

5.0 out of 5 stars An indispensable eraser., 17 Jun. 2015
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A really first-rate eraser and one of the very few which will actually erase biro. I have bought two in case they stop making them.


Organic Pu-Erh Chinese Black Tea 125g Caddy
Organic Pu-Erh Chinese Black Tea 125g Caddy
Offered by Steenbergs
Price: £5.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Strangely addictive., 17 Jun. 2015
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This is a very earthy tea which, after drinking the first cup, may leave you wondering whether it really is to your taste. After three or four cups I am sure you will find that it is certainly to your taste. A distinctive tea and one well worth having in your cupboard as a change from the usual "cup of Rosie".


20 denier sheer tights size 24 to 42 (petite to extra long/tall) - black or beige
20 denier sheer tights size 24 to 42 (petite to extra long/tall) - black or beige
Offered by DONATELLAS
Price: £4.50 - £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A really excellent product., 19 Mar. 2015
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I ordered these tights for my mother who despaired to finding ones with the quality one once used to see. She was bracing herself for more disappointment when these arrived - but they were superb. The fit was perfect and the material just as one would have found years ago. A real find - so much so that she immediately ordered three more pairs.


Charade - A Beautiful New Restoration [DVD] [1963]
Charade - A Beautiful New Restoration [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Cary Grant
Price: £12.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this version., 20 Feb. 2015
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Please note: The five stars is for the DVD quality and not the film which I'd give only two or three. If you are concerned by the number of poor quality versions of this film, buy this one (Charade - A Beautiful New Restoration) as the picture and sound are quite superb. Turning to the film itself, I was in two minds whether or not to buy it having seen it some years ago and not being very impressed. Well, wonderful quality DVD aside, I wished I hadn't bought it. I have never been a fan of Audrey Hepburn, finding her lightweight and a very mediocre actress. Couple this with the presence of James Coburn and George Kennedy and that director of so much mush, Stanley Donen, and the film doesn't match up to the great Cary Grant films of the past. There is so much excruciatingly corny and badly-written 'romantic' dialogue - very American 1960s - that I was longing for the film to end. I will stick with North By Northwest, Notorious, To Catch A Thief, the little known but superb Holiday, and the stunning His Girl Friday. I used to find Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief a touch lightweight but, with age, I now find the pairing of Grace Kelly and Cary Grant a joy and the setting breathtaking, and it is now one of my favourites. If it's romance you are after, buy that and not Charade.


JustIngredients Essential Sea Salt Fine Loose 500 g (Pack of 5)
JustIngredients Essential Sea Salt Fine Loose 500 g (Pack of 5)
Price: £10.53

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent salt., 22 Dec. 2014
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Lovely salt with a delicate and perfect grain-size. Would highly recommend it.


Christian Fish and Cross Pendant, Finest Quality Stainless Steel Jewelry.
Christian Fish and Cross Pendant, Finest Quality Stainless Steel Jewelry.
Offered by Rainbow Hawaiian Products, Inc.
Price: £9.97

5.0 out of 5 stars An exquisite and inexpensive item., 21 Dec. 2014
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For someone who is looking for something different to wear, this could prove the answer. It is beautifully finished, and although made of steel, is highly polished and of very refined appearance.. It combines the traditional cross with the even older Christian symbol of the fish - something I find fresher and less gloomy than the symbol of Christ's death. I would highly recommend this item. You will need to buy a chain as the enclosed one is not really suitable. I am very glad I bought it.


Faux Leather Brown Piped Design Moroccan Footstool Bean Bag With Filling
Faux Leather Brown Piped Design Moroccan Footstool Bean Bag With Filling

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly excellent product!, 6 Oct. 2014
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My word, this was a good buy. Very light to carry or move around the floor but very supportive and well-made. It adjusts itself to the angle of your legs and is very gentle on your calves, unlike so many unforgiving footstools. It is also very attractive and looks far more expensive than its modest price. It will fit in with the most elegant or humble furniture. For me, an essential item in the living-room, or indeed anywhere else.


School For Scoundrels [DVD] [1960]
School For Scoundrels [DVD] [1960]
Dvd ~ Ian Carmichael
Offered by Rikdev Media
Price: £15.75

5.0 out of 5 stars A sublime British comedy!, 17 May 2014
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Ever since I first saw this film as a child, I have adored it. It is not just, as so many others have commented here, the presence of the most glittering array of British character actors coupled with such a witty and satisfying plot, but it exudes such a cosy, gentle, comforting feeling as it takes you back to that golden age not only of British cinema, but of Britain itself. As with so many wonderful films of this period, the only less than satisfying element is that these utterly irreplaceable stars have left us and will never return. That said, this film is simply wonderful!


5 Blade Security Shredding Scissors Stainless Steel Blades Secure Your Information
5 Blade Security Shredding Scissors Stainless Steel Blades Secure Your Information
Offered by K Direct
Price: £2.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Buy a pair!!!, 12 May 2014
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Three weeks ago I foolishly bought a Fellowes shredder for £40. It promised as many as eight sheets could be shredded at a time but when just one got stuck, Amazon took it back. These shredding scissors arrived and do everything the shredder did with the bonus of not getting jammed. As long as you keep on top of your mail and shred each sheet as it arrives, these are all that are required. After all, it's usually only the address and perhaps an account number which need to be dealt with, rarely the whole sheet.


Fellowes M-8C Cross Cut 8 Sheet Personal Shredder
Fellowes M-8C Cross Cut 8 Sheet Personal Shredder
Price: £46.76

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless., 30 April 2014
I have had my shredder for just a few days and in spite of only feeding ONE sheet through at a time it still struggles. This morning I even had to put the contraption into reverse to extricate, once again, ONE sheet.

These shredders - I had a Fellowes model before which packed up after only light use - are an absolute rip-off. If you have a garden, burn the papers. It's cheaper and saves the depression which follows when your shredder packs up with your money shredded along with it!

As a postscript to my review, I have since returned the shredder for a refund - all credit to Amazon for speedily arranging it.


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