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The Purple Revolution: The Year That Changed Everything
The Purple Revolution: The Year That Changed Everything
by Nigel Farage
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

29 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Massive Letdown, 17 Mar. 2015
I'm one of those overeducated, London types, but we all love Prince aka The Artist (Formerly Known As) aka [Symbol] so I was a little surprised that as well as being a full time fascist and racist sympathiser, Nigel Farage is also one of the UK's (and ONLY* the UK's - understand foreigners?) Prince experts!

'I've got all his records. All of them.' he enthusiastically opens the book with. Pressed on his favourite LP, he concedes that it is '..."The Best Of Prince"', and that 'anyone suggesting otherwise is less of a patriot and a traitor to their country' and then proceeds to make threats against the readers neighbours.

There is no doubt that Nigel is a massive fan, but he neatly overlooks Princes early, unemployed years, as well as papering over the fact that Prince was not born in England. I'm not sure we really needed a chapter entitled 'The Devils Music? - Satanism in Prince's Songwriting 1975-1995' either, nor 10 separate 'forewards' by obscure US based white supremacy groups.

Overall I'm giving this a one star because reasons.

*Att is a photo of the poorly attended USA launch of this book. Nigel says that the poor attendance was due to leftist disruption and record company lawyers.
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Kenley 3in1 Buffet Server Hot Food Plate Warmer - 3 Trays x 1.5L - Stainless Steel
Kenley 3in1 Buffet Server Hot Food Plate Warmer - 3 Trays x 1.5L - Stainless Steel
Offered by Smart Parts UK, Digital Lifestyle Retailer
Price: £31.90

2.0 out of 5 stars Pay a bit more for a better one, or, try your local car boot., 13 Mar. 2015
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This came free in exchange for an honest review, for me with with high hopes of being an 00s answer to the much mocked 'hostess trolley' but was a bit of a let down.

It was well packaged, but the film still attached to the stainless steel was a pain to remove.

The top section came bent out of shape and has some very rough edges, not razor sharp but not properly finished. They had to be bent back into shape - and before anyone asks, no, this was not due to damage in transit. The metal is very thin and not very well fabricated at all.

The trays are fine - obviously made by someone else and generic - still VERY thin though. The plastic lids I don't expect to last once the heat gets to them.

It might be of some use as a warmer as the plate alone, but I'm giving this a very much 'dislike' rating.


Kenley Heat Powered Stove Fan with 2-Blades
Kenley Heat Powered Stove Fan with 2-Blades
Offered by Smart Parts UK, Digital Lifestyle Retailer
Price: £69.90

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for narrowboaters!, 13 Mar. 2015
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These are very useful additions to anyone with a stove stop looking to get the heat more efficiently into a room.

You don't get 'something for nothing', and so these won't generate heat that isn't there in the first place, but they can stop it being sent to the ceiling above the stove rather than onto yourself!

This is a well made item and after about 5 minutes, the blades stated to turn. They are silent and I was impressed how even after being stopped, that the blades stated to turn again immediately.


Hydas Warming Underblanket with 3 Heating Zones Washable Unbleached
Hydas Warming Underblanket with 3 Heating Zones Washable Unbleached
Price: £48.12

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Returned!, 13 Mar. 2015
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Note this is for a SINGLE bed, and mine did not come with a UK plug or adaptor.


AquaAudioTM Cubo - Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Strong Suction Cup for Showers, Bathroom, Pool, Boat, Car, Beach, Outdoor etc. / Optimized Buttons for Easy Control / Amazingly Powerful & Crystal Clear Sound / Compatible with All Devices with Bluetooth Capability + Siri Compatible - 10 hours Playtime Rechargeable Battery / with Built-in Mic for use as a Powerful Hands-free Speakerphone [100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOVE IT!] (Blue)
AquaAudioTM Cubo - Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Strong Suction Cup for Showers, Bathroom, Pool, Boat, Car, Beach, Outdoor etc. / Optimized Buttons for Easy Control / Amazingly Powerful & Crystal Clear Sound / Compatible with All Devices with Bluetooth Capability + Siri Compatible - 10 hours Playtime Rechargeable Battery / with Built-in Mic for use as a Powerful Hands-free Speakerphone [100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOVE IT!] (Blue)
Offered by Gideon Direct
Price: £29.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, and actually much, much better than expected., 13 Mar. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Brilliant, that's all I can say having used this device, given to me for free in exchange for an honest review, for a week in the bathroom of our holiday villa.

We didn't just use it in the bathroom though, we used it in the lounge too, and it worked far better than I expected.
Firstly, it appears on the Bluetooth list as AquaAudio, not the usual 'BJHBSHGDev23' that you get with some other devices.

I attached it to the tiles (which I now realise had subtle bumps on) on night, but came in to find it had fallen off. But it all worked again perfectly, so that's a plus. After that I used the actual glass shower screen, and it stayed on the screen overnight at least.

Volume and bass are fine for what is a tiny speaker. We used it a LOT, 2-3 hours a night sometimes and only had to charge it twice.

It isn't IP65 (immersion-proof) and the USB seal is a bit so-so, but it is still working for us, which I didn't expect to be totally honest.


PANASONIC UK LIMITED dire NHP8H1WGB Tumble Dryer
PANASONIC UK LIMITED dire NHP8H1WGB Tumble Dryer

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ups and downs, 13 Mar. 2015
Not sure which joker has edited the title to 'dire', but ours has broken down after 1 year and 1 month, and, according to the man who has just been from Panasonic (well, actually from the local repair shop Panasonic contracted out, who must be making a mint off them) only been used 200 or so times.

It works well usually, and does indeed have a very low power rating since it primarily uses heat pump based technology to dry, not heat. To this end (because we used to use air drying around the house, not good I know) we have only noticed a small increase in our electric bills. The machine is easy to use and despite a myriad of programs gentle drying at the standard setting seems to be fine.

But just before our holidays, the drum stopped turning and the belt could be smelled burning. The repair people need to to come back now for apparently quite an involves changearound of the insides. Oh dear. We were lucky to have a free 5 year warranty - although to be honest I would have happily gone down the Sale of Goods Act route otherwise for such an early failure on an expensive White Good.


iPhone Portable Genius
iPhone Portable Genius
by Paul McFedries
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.58

4.0 out of 5 stars Don't discount the book just because some of the answers are online!, 12 Mar. 2015
This review is from: iPhone Portable Genius (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Heres a funny thing, the IPhone is so intuitive that anyone can use it from age 5 to 85 as soon as they pick it up, and yet when you need to know something more detailed, the manual is just a pdf or website with differing opinions.

This book isn't anachronistic, my feeling is that if you buy it and learn one or two 'killer' moves, then it has served it's purpose well, and shows that even forums and online resources don't always have all the answers.

Heavy on text and maybe a little light on pictures and graphics, there is something in every chapter that will make even the longest user say, "oh, I didn't know that!".


AmazonBasics - Dog-Waste Bags with Dispenser and Lead Clip - Pack of 300
AmazonBasics - Dog-Waste Bags with Dispenser and Lead Clip - Pack of 300

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If your dog isn't one of the 0.0001% that are trained to use a toilet, youl'll need these., 2 Mar. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
As a new product, we don't yet know what the selling price of these bags will be, which is fairly crucial, but as a dog bag, they are pretty good.

They are very thick and unlikely to break, as well as being quite deep, another let-down from cheap bags, as it saves the manufacturer money if they are shorter, of course!

One issue is that they have no tie handles, and being thicker, putting a knot in the top is just that little bit more difficult - in fact I would say if you had arthritis of the fingers, this would actually be quite a hard task as the plastic bulks up quite thickly. Definitely 9/10 otherwise.


Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams Projection Mobile
Fisher-Price Butterfly Dreams Projection Mobile
Price: £32.95

4.0 out of 5 stars The music from the mobile is a bit less annoying than I'd imagined, 27 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
There are lots of different components here so that your baby won't outgrow this in a short time. The light projector
detaches, and the mobile can also be attached to a pram.

As with other products though, you'll need to supply batteries (not quite as stated - you'll need AA ones for the mobile
and AAA ones for the remote) and there is a little bit of self assembly required - although no screwdriver required for
the main assembly - just the remote battery door for safety reasons.

The music from the mobile is a bit less annoying than I'd imagined, but still sounds a little processed, the white noise
is an interesting addition to the line up. You can control it from a remote too, which is a nice addition.


Philips SCF721/20 Avent Baby Food Storage Cups 180/240 ml - Pack of 10
Philips SCF721/20 Avent Baby Food Storage Cups 180/240 ml - Pack of 10
Price: £26.81

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality, 25 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These might seem expensive, but you get quite a few - 20 of two different sizes, in fact, and they are very sturdy.

As another reviewer said, when your baby grows up, you can use them for all sorts of other non baby, non food things
but for now you'll be pleased they are freeze-able, and have ml markings on the side.

It might be tempting to buy these sorts of containers from the pound shop, but here you get what you pay for.


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