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The Leopards of Normandy: Devil (Leopards of Normandy 1)
The Leopards of Normandy: Devil (Leopards of Normandy 1)
by David Churchill
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.71

4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable fiction, 24 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This novel is quite an enjoyable read, but falls much more into the fiction category than the historical one; anyone reading for an historical perspective will likely find it falls short of their expectations, The style is easy and things flow along quite nicely but, for me, the decision to use modern words/language also takes away from the times the novel's set in and whilst I don't know the author's reason for doing so it just feels lazy to me. That said, it's not a bad read for what it is, just don't expect much in the way of historical content.


Mamas & Papas Sleepfresh Luxury Pocket Spring Mattress (140 x 70 cm)
Mamas & Papas Sleepfresh Luxury Pocket Spring Mattress (140 x 70 cm)
Price: £175.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality, 24 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Clearly this is a top quality baby mattress and you'd expect no less for the price. The specs are top notch (anti-bacterial, liquid and stain repellent), it looks the part and feels the part. Being pocket sprung makes it evenly comfortable and supportive no matter where the baby lies on it and the quilted cover (easily removed for washing) is nice and soft also. The whole thing is nice and light so it isn't a problem to move around. It's pretty hard to find any fault, obviously there are cheaper options out there, but I doubt there are better ones.


NETGEAR RN10221D-100EUS ReadyNAS 102 2 Bay Network Attached Storage (2x 1TB)
NETGEAR RN10221D-100EUS ReadyNAS 102 2 Bay Network Attached Storage (2x 1TB)
Price: £269.57

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for back up, good for streaming, 19 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The ReadyNAS 102 is a nice looking unit and was easy to set up and I was soon backing up my files without any issues. Having been used to USB2.0 to back up files to external HDDs I didn't find the transfer speeds of this system a problem at all, but I guess some people may be used to faster data transfer. Further backing up to the ReadyCloud isn't something I'd ever done the equivalent of before, but this too was a breeze and is clearly very handy for a back up system.

Other than the back up aspect, the main reason I wanted this for was the streaming aspect so this is the other feature I've tried and have so far successfully streamed various audio and video files to two TVs and 2 mobile devices so overall I'm very happy. I have had slight trouble streaming some higher quality video but I'm not sure that's the fault of the ReadyNAS, I'm assuming it's more of a wifi speed issue. I'm sure at some point I'll be needing larger HDDs but again, that's hardly the fault of the ReadyNAS. Very good, very happy.

*Slight update* Having started to use the app for remotely accessing files I've found this a very handy feature. Possibly on its way to getting 5 stars now!


Philips HR1863/01 Viva Collection Juicer, 2 Litre, 700 Watt, Brushed Aluminium
Philips HR1863/01 Viva Collection Juicer, 2 Litre, 700 Watt, Brushed Aluminium
Price: £54.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely juicer, 10 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I already had the smaller version if this model so pretty much knew what to expect; a nice stylish looking juicer that does the job its designed to do well.

The big difference for me with this model is having the much larger feeding tube; being able to fit so much more fruit into the tube makes juicing incredibly quick which can never be a bad thing in this hectic day and age. The jug for catching the juice rather than the basic beaker on the smaller model is also welcome as it's better for storing for use later in the day. Cleaning, which to me is always a big factor, is again quick and easy, with the machine coming apart easily and all the sections being easy to clean; only the filter takes a little more to clean but that's totally understandable.

Having an improved motor (even if it does sound like a plane taking off!) is good to know because these machines may not run for long but they do have powerful bursts when they are.


Topstar To20x3g20e Top Point Synchro Swivel Chair - Black
Topstar To20x3g20e Top Point Synchro Swivel Chair - Black
Price: £163.70

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice chair, 2 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is without doubt a very nice chair. Came in a large, heavy box and was pretty quick and easy to assemble. Despite looking a little oddly shaped, the huge plus of this model has to be the backrest design; and it works, it's definitely the most comfortable chair on the back, even when sitting for prolonged periods. That alone is worth the recommendation. It also swivels nicely and moves around on a carpet easily enough as well. It's not cheap, but now that I've tried this type of chair I wouldn't hesitate in buying another should the need arise.


Zyliss Acid Etched Rotary Fine and Coarse Drum Grater
Zyliss Acid Etched Rotary Fine and Coarse Drum Grater
Price: £21.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and effective, 1 Dec 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
For what it is, this grater is pretty good; it grates a relatively small amount of cheese at a time (but at least you can grate it all and aren't left with a lump at the end like with a manual grater - or sore fingers!), either fine or coarse depending on what size you're wanting and it does this very well. It's also very handy that you make this right or left handed per your preference. Cleaning isn't exactly easy but then no grater ever is really considering all the small holes that get clogged up with tiny bits of cheese. I really like this grater and with a lengthy 5 year guarantee I don't see why I won't still be using it for a long while yet.


BURBERRY Brit Rhythm for Men Eau de Toilette 30 ml
BURBERRY Brit Rhythm for Men Eau de Toilette 30 ml
Price: £32.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice fragrance, 27 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This Eau de Toilette comes nicely packaged/presented and has a nice fragrance although it's a little too strong for my liking, at least when first put on, I do generally prefer a more understated aftershave. Still, after a while it actually smells quite nice and lasts quite a long time. Not sure I would use it a lot or buy more once this bottle has run out, but I'm sure plenty with a less sensitive nose than me are bound to like it.


Colgate C350 ProClinical Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Colgate C350 ProClinical Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
Price: £22.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Basic, 19 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Good price but this is very much a basic entry level toothbrush that doesn't really compare at all to more expensive brushes; it simply doesn't clean your teeth as well. Perhaps different brush heads might help a little, but it just doesn't feel like it has the same power as what I'm used to. It will, however, make an adequate travel brush; it's smaller and lighter than the one I'm currently using and I won't have any real worries about it getting damaged or lost and it'll certainly do for the odd day or two here and there. It is still better than a traditional toothbrush if you can't afford the more expensive ones.


Pinzon Everyday Cotton, White Double Fitted Sheet
Pinzon Everyday Cotton, White Double Fitted Sheet
Price: £18.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth and silky, 19 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Nice soft sheet that has a very smooth and silky feel to it and feels lovely. Fits my mattress as it should, honestly there's not really a lot more can be said about a sheet! Definitely can't fault it, though. Recommended.


Me to You Tiny Tatty Teddy Gift Set for a Baby Girl
Me to You Tiny Tatty Teddy Gift Set for a Baby Girl
Price: £40.45

4.0 out of 5 stars Poor presentation, lovely contents, 18 Nov 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
First off, as others have mentioned, this 'gift set' came in a tatty brown cardboard box with the items all loose inside. I have to wonder if perhaps those of us who got it through Vine didn't get the full product and that those who do shell out £50 for this will get a nice box with everything inside?

Anyway, that aside the contents are quite lovely and well made. The Photo album and Baby Keepsake book are good quality and once filled with photos and such will definitely be something lovely to look back on for kids and parents alike. The birth certificate box is also sturdy and well mad enough to last while stored away. The small teddy (mine didn't come with a pink shirt and I see no reason why this set couldn't be a boy's set too) is cute and the larger teddy-cum-blanket is lovely and soft and a very nice idea; babies are sure to love this.

The set does seem quite expensive and the lack of a nice presentation box is a real shame but there's no doubt the contents are good quality and very nice items.


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