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Inovalley SM 80 Wireless Weather Station Outdoor Sensor
Inovalley SM 80 Wireless Weather Station Outdoor Sensor
Offered by Hifi-Tower Ltd.
Price: 77.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Great base station., 14 Jan 2014
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The instructions are a bit complex but it does give the exact time and is pretty accurate for temperature and humidity. The weather forecast feature works well too and the plant sensors do warn you of plants drying out. Range is however very limited and I couldn't get it to transmit from the external sensor to the base when the external sensor was outside in the greenhouse. Not terribly surprising as our walls are 4 feet thick, so its hardly fair on the product. I have a total of three weather station devices and this is by far the best.


Andrew James High Quality Vacuum Food Sealer
Andrew James High Quality Vacuum Food Sealer
Offered by Andrew James UK LTD
Price: 99.95

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good amatuer kit., 14 Jan 2014
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For occasional use, this works well. Having had it for a couple of years, the vacuum pump is getting a bit asthmatic but still works. If left for months without use, the sealer can take a couple of goes to get going again. It won't function again immediately after it is used, taking a few seconds. I would certainly consider purchasing a replacement from this manufacturer.


Panasonic DMR-BW780EBK 250GB HDD Blu-Ray Recorder with Twin Freeview HD Tuners
Panasonic DMR-BW780EBK 250GB HDD Blu-Ray Recorder with Twin Freeview HD Tuners

5.0 out of 5 stars All in one brilliance., 14 Jan 2014
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For me, almost the perfect recording device. I rarely watch things live and record about 6 programmes/day on average so this gets plenty of use. Other reviews have been critical of its slow operation but this is its only flaw. I've used it for a couple of years now and am looking for another (although Freesat rather than Freeview) as I haven't seen anything new on the market that does all this does. At 300, this was a steal.


Passage
Passage
by Connie Willis
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Near death experiences., 14 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Passage (Paperback)
Written with a good understanding of hospitals and research, this has well developed characters and a good story line. I wasn't keen on the ending, but I'm just being picky.


Beet Leaf - Swiss Chard - Bright Lights - 40 SEEDS
Beet Leaf - Swiss Chard - Bright Lights - 40 SEEDS
Offered by Haddons
Price: 0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great flavour, decorative, easy to grow., 14 Jan 2014
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I bought this for the colours and was surprised how good the leaves are, in salads when young and in stir fries when older. Be warned though, this can grow to some size.


Aces and eights
Aces and eights
by Philip Garlington
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky cops., 14 Jan 2014
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This tale of two deeply flawed characters is entertaining but never reaches the heights it could or the full character development. The strangely passive, schizophrenic and uneducated negro dependent to a large degree on his cynical, sociopathic Caucasian police partner is a great premise. I would buy a sequel if he ever writes one.


Marigold - Pot English Marigold - 60 seeds
Marigold - Pot English Marigold - 60 seeds
Offered by Impatiens - From Singapore
Price: 0.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice flowers, gets a bit leggy though., 14 Jan 2014
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From 60 seeds I raised about 30 plants which gave us a decent display for 6 months (in fact a few plants are still clinging to life in January) but it doesn't give a lot of flowers all at once, more a few at a time. Might grow them again but will probably try something else first.


Pumpkin - Jack O'Lantern [Cucrbita Pepo] - 5 seeds
Pumpkin - Jack O'Lantern [Cucrbita Pepo] - 5 seeds
Offered by Haddons
Price: 0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Easily grown, 14 Jan 2014
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With little work, I managed to produce pumpkins looking exactly like the illustrations and weighing a couple of kilos. Decent taste too.


Bruichladdich The Organic Ed. 2.10 Mid Coul 46% 70cl
Bruichladdich The Organic Ed. 2.10 Mid Coul 46% 70cl
Offered by DrinkSupermarket
Price: 39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Laddie, 14 Jan 2014
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I took this along to a wine tasting with friends in Stirling. We agreed (at about 1am) it is an excellent Laddie and Sheila was surprised her brother who lives on Islay hadn't mentioned it. They've about 40 empty Bruichladdich cartons in their kitchen.


The Wordsmiths and the Warguild (Chronicles of an Age of Darkness)
The Wordsmiths and the Warguild (Chronicles of an Age of Darkness)
by Hugh Cook
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, 14 Jan 2014
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This is Volume 2 of 10. After "The Wizards and the Warriors" this is quite low key, following the fortunes of Togura, a minor character tossed by the larger picture into his own adventures. This is well written with a number of strong characters, many of whom will appear in later books of the series. This is a true saga.


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