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Le Creuset Small bean pot 0.5 litres x2 in dijon yellow
Le Creuset Small bean pot 0.5 litres x2 in dijon yellow
Offered by Andrew Nelson Trading
Price: £33.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, 22 Dec 2014
An elegant pair of lidded STONEWARE soup bowls/bean pots, from Le Creuset.

COLOUR : DIJON
MATERIAL : STONEWARE

Approximate maximum capacity (each) : 0.5L

Approximate measurements, based on my own pair:

~ 6 cm diameter base, gradually swelling out and then gently tapering back to 10 cm top diameter
~ Each stands around 9 cm high - without lid; 12 cm, with lid and allowing for the easy-to-grasp knob
~ Comfortable, 1-2 average finger-sized gap side handles.

Simply the perfect serving dishes for my vegetarian 'Leek and White Bean Soup', courtesy of a tasty recipe from Waitrose. The lids help to keep the contents hot as they travel the short distance to the dining room, served with just a chunky piece of rustic bread.
Or...when time is really at a premium in my house and there is only me...one dish is the perfect size for a tin of my favourite Baxters soup.
Equally useful for baking an individual casserole.
A colleague recently served a sherry berry-filled trifle in these, keeping them chilled in the fridge until required.

Oven/Microwave/Freezer safe but it is worth noting that due to the unglazed exterior bases, LE CREUSET STONEWARE dishes cannot be used on direct heat.

Easy to clean by hand - although some soaking in warm, soapy water and a rub with a plastic brush may be required for the more stubborn baked-on food remains, such as toffeed apple.
Dishwasher safe.

Boxed, complete with STONEWARE care & use instructions.

This colour looks great mixed with the cool, new SHINY BLACK limited edition range.
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In the Hall of the Mountain King
In the Hall of the Mountain King
by Megan Endicott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To become a troll...or not...is the question?, 19 Dec 2014
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♦ 'Printed in the United States of America/2013/Abbott Press/Paperback format'

Some memories come from school; some you love to recall and some you definitely don't (in my experience).
Friday afternoon, after the weekly arithmetic test, was 'music & expression', and, looking back, I am sure the order of play for the school timetable had a method to the madness!

What better way of easing the stress of calculating 'how many men it would take to dig a hole..,' than Edvard Grieg's 'Peer Gynt', and 'In the Hall of the Mountain King', in particular.

As a grown-up, it remains one of my favourite pieces of music. As soon as I hear the soothing, opening notes of 'Morning', I am whisked back to that smelly sport's hall and Class 3A describing their feelings in song & dance, temporarily banishing the complexity of probability!

Of course, the story behind the music is not the best to relay to a group of youngsters, then or now, so I was delighted to stumble on this paperback book by Megan Endicott.

From the back cover:

♦ 'Peer Gynt, a naughty little boy who disobeys his mother to stay out searching for treasure, discovers a magnificent cave that leads him deep into the heart of another world...'

The book measures in around 21.5 cm x 27.75 cm.
The front cover illustration shows Peer walking down the meandering path away from his long-suffering mother, watching at the front door. The title is written in childlike format and the cover just draws the reader in. The 41 numbered pages are matte and the pastel illustrations, from Heather Colbeck, remain simple throughout but meaningful. The text is suitably matched ~ subdued at times and EMPHASISED at others, for effect!

Example of text:

♦ 'The small creatures jumped on him. They were all over him!!! They were trolls...They had beady little eyes. They were small and green with bumps all over. Peer just knew it was the end, when suddenly there was a loud BOOM!...'

Time to turn over the page, as trepidation lingers!

There is the odd reminder that this is a US publication with the use of the word 'marvelous', and 'center'.
The current price is, arguably, a little on the optimistic side for the British market, but it is often hard to get and...
I simply love this book!

It serves its purpose well and is one of the most requested stories for 'Friday Story Corner' as the music plays quietly in the background, with memories revisited (for some) and, perhaps, creating similar in a new generation.
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Carex Liquid Soap Sensitive 250ml Pack of 6
Carex Liquid Soap Sensitive 250ml Pack of 6
Price: £6.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value (at the time of writing), 17 Dec 2014
♦ 6 x 250 ml Plastic Bottles

From the bottle front:

♦ 'CUSSONS Liquid Soap
♦ SENSITIVE Hand Wash
♦ Allergen Free Fragrance
♦ Carex Complete protects, cleans, cares
♦ Kills 99.9% of Bacteria...'

Carex has long been my favourite 'soap in a bottle' and this is here at High St. prices (at the time of writing).
Each offers a mild & pleasant smell and I have had no problems with drying or irritated skin, even behind a ring.
The sprung loaded bottle 'taps' always work first time and you don't get more than you need from a squirt which is more than can be said for some of the rest out there, if my experience is anything to go by.
It is also easy to unscrew the top and add a teeny bit of water to get that stubborn last little bit out!

The bottle stands around 15.5 cm high when opened and is gently shaped in the middle with a 8 cm maximum width at the neck and base.
3 cm x 8 cm base.

And for those occasions when only a bar will do...a step back in time...from the same maker.


HP Everyday A4 Multifunctional Paper 75gsm - 1 Box of 5 Reams (Pack of 5)
HP Everyday A4 Multifunctional Paper 75gsm - 1 Box of 5 Reams (Pack of 5)
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value, delivered (at the time of writing)., 13 Dec 2014
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These arrive in a sturdy HP BOX, measuring around 31 cm x 22.5 cm x 25 cm ~ 5 individually wrapped reams (packs of 500 sheets).

~ HP EVERYDAY
~ A4 (210 mm x 297 mm)
~ WHITE PAPER

I get through reams (!) of paper over the year, and this is my favourite brand to date.
I always stock up when on discount as it also saves me the task of lugging it in from town.

Crisp white A4 paper, of reasonable thickness which stands up well to the demands put upon it via the various printers I have access to, mainly Epson.
I cannot see a 'gsm' on my packs but I have no complaints about the quality of the finished product for simple, every day use.

ooOoo

From the packaging (multilingual):

* 'ColorLokTechnology® : Compared to ordinary papers, colors are 25% brighter...inks dry 2.5% faster...and blacks are up to 16% bolder.
* Premium multifunction paper for everyday use.
* Ideal for B & W and spot colors applications on both laser and inkjet printers.
* HP Eco facts: HP papers are a responsible choice. They're recyclable. And best of all, they are from forests that are renewable.
* HP papers are made of 100% eucalyptus pulp that comes from sustainable forests.
* EU Ecolabel
* FSC® Mix C101994....'
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12 assorted graded artists graphite drawing sketching pencils (5H to 6B) in metal storage tin case
12 assorted graded artists graphite drawing sketching pencils (5H to 6B) in metal storage tin case
Offered by Crystal Edge
Price: £2.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ♦♦♦ This product can vary according to the supplier ♦♦♦, 12 Dec 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I did receive a different tin to the one currently advertised but I got pretty much what I expected for the money.

The reasonable quality hinged tin measures roughly 18 cm x 10 cm x 1 cm, and contains
12 full length ready to use pencils, 1 each of:

♦ 6B
♦ 5B
♦ 4B
♦ 3B
♦ 2B
♦ B
♦ HB
♦ H
♦ 2H
♦ 3H
♦ 4H
♦ 5H

In my tin, the hexagonal-barrelled pencils do vary slightly in colour, from a dark navy to dark grey-black, and each is clearly embossed in silver-coloured block with the grade.
It suits what I need them for but more serious artists may prefer to consider Derwent Academy Sketching Pencils , which are at HALF-PRICE, on the 'Amazon Add-On Item' programme (at the time of writing).


Le Creuset 91032810159000 Set of 3 Espresso Cups - Precious
Le Creuset 91032810159000 Set of 3 Espresso Cups - Precious
Price: £23.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'PRECIOUS', 12 Dec 2014
Boxed set of 3, all the same.

Lovely for a strong espresso hit, as intended, but who would have thought of putting strawberry ice cream in these dinky little cups?
Those who created a really attractive presentation at a function, last night, where all sorts of hot & cold delights were up for grabs, all served in Le Creuset's dinky little ESPRESSO cups!

Each cup:

Approximate maximum capacity : 100ml

Size (approximate based on my own collection) :

♦ Base diameter: 5 cm
♦ Diameter at top: 6 cm
♦ Height: 6.5 cm

Le Creuset embossed.

As with all Le Creuset STONEWARE, they wash up well both by hand and in the dishwasher.

ooOoo

✩ After a bit of GLAMOUR, maybe?
✩ After a bit of COLOUR, perhaps? Check out the RAINBOW SET of 6
✩ Or a nice PATTERN?

Imagination runs wild!


Le Creuset Glamour 91032820159000 Set of 3 Cappuccino Mugs Precious
Le Creuset Glamour 91032820159000 Set of 3 Cappuccino Mugs Precious
Price: £27.26

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'PRECIOUS' ~ A beautifully boxed set of 3, 12 Dec 2014
MATERIAL : STONEWARE

Approximate maximum capacity : 200 ml

Size (approximate, based on my own):

♦ Base diameter: 6 cm
♦ Diameter at top: 7.5 cm
♦ Height: 7.5 cm

Le Creuset embossed.

As with all Le Creuset STONEWARE, washes up well both by hand and in the dishwasher.

Also currently available in ESPRESSO size.


Le Creuset Glamour 91032810186000 Set of 3 Espresso Mugs
Le Creuset Glamour 91032810186000 Set of 3 Espresso Mugs
Price: £22.85

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully boxed set, 12 Dec 2014
A different mix of colours for Le Creuset's neat little STONEWARE 'ESPRESSO' cup which brightens up presenting a simple coffee, but these looked really 'sweet', each presenting a rich chocolate mousse ~ with a tiny dash of rum, brandy, or nothing (depending on the colour chosen) ~ at a function I attended last night.

Great gift idea.

Also currently available.


Le Creuset 350 ml Stoneware Mugs - Set of 3, Almond/Rose/Cassis
Le Creuset 350 ml Stoneware Mugs - Set of 3, Almond/Rose/Cassis

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal gift, 12 Dec 2014
Beautifully boxed set of three of Le Creuset's 350ml STONEWARE mugs, 1 each of:

CASSIS
ALMOND
ROSE


Le Creuset 200 ml Stoneware Cappuccino Mug, Satin Black
Le Creuset 200 ml Stoneware Cappuccino Mug, Satin Black
Price: £11.50

5.0 out of 5 stars New addition (at the time of writing) to Le Creuset's MUG family, 12 Dec 2014
MATERIAL : STONEWARE
COLOUR : SATIN BLACK (MATT FINISH)

Approximate maximum capacity : 200 ml

Size (approximate, based on my own):

♦ Base diameter: 6 cm
♦ Diameter at top: 7.5 cm
♦ Height: 7.5 cm

Le Creuset embossed.

As with all Le Creuset STONEWARE, washes up well both by hand and in the dishwasher.

Also available in a rainbow of shiny colours, including:

CERISE
VOLCANIC
CASSIS
MARSEILLE BLUE
ROSE
DIJON
ALMOND
COASTAL BLUE
NUTMEG
TEAL


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