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Tacwise 0396 18G/ 25mm Nails (Box of 5000)
Tacwise 0396 18G/ 25mm Nails (Box of 5000)
Price: £3.32

5.0 out of 5 stars ... 25mm 18G nails come in strips and are very easy to load into the nail gun, 27 Dec 2014
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The Tacwise 25mm 18G nails come in strips and are very easy to load into the nail gun. I have used them to secure 9mm ply to a hardwood frame which they did with ease finishing flush with the surface so no need to finish with a hammer.
They seem strong and well made and I had no problems with them jamming in the gun. Being galvanised they are good for outdoor work and at the price are excellent value for money and should last for dozens of projects.


The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman
The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman
by Mamen Sanchez
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Lively funny mystery in beautiful Spain, 18 Dec 2014
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This story is a about a mysterious disappearance. Atticus, a repressed Englishman, has come to vibrant, passionate Spain intending to close down a failing business staffed by five lively ladies. He seems to have vanished without trace, and Inspector Manchego, not the most efficient of detectives, is failing to impress Atticus' family. There is more going on than first appears of course. The story is funny, with a few unexpected surprises, and a love story or two. The translator seems to have done a good job, with only a couple of really awkward un-English phrases. I liked it.


Cole & Mason 18 cm  Granite Pestle & Mortar
Cole & Mason 18 cm Granite Pestle & Mortar
Offered by Jarrolds Department Store
Price: £20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Big and strong, 12 Dec 2014
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This pestle and mortar certainly makes a statement on the kitchen work surface. The post lady asked my husband to carry it from her van as she thought it was too heavy for her to move. It isn't that bad, certainly not too heavy to put away and get out again if you want to. I'm not going to do that as I want to lessen the risk of dropping it on my toes, which would be disastrous. It has a rather brutish appearance, and is certainly a powerful crushing tool. I used a small ceramic pestle and mortar before, and sometimes had to press hard to crush spices like pepper and coriander. Not so with this one. The combination of the rough surfaces, and the weighty pestle, make it very easy to bash anything to smithereens. It is slightly tricky to hold the mortar upside down over your hot pan in order to drop the spices, as you really need to scrape it to get everything out. However, I managed it OK, and will no doubt get slicker at this with practice. Might be a better idea to scrape it out onto a plate first. If you are crushing only one teaspoon's worth, it does get a bit lost in there, but I still prefer it to my older smaller one. I always wondered why celebrity chefs said you should get the biggest pestle and mortar that you can afford, and wondered if that was just posturing. I don't think so. You can easily crush a lot of spices in a few seconds, so it is great for big batch cooking. So far it has cleaned very well in normal washing up water, and I am very pleased with it.


Lost & Found
Lost & Found
by Brooke Davis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, sad, charming, 12 Dec 2014
This review is from: Lost & Found (Hardcover)
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This is a charming and very funny story about an unlikely trio who defy our expectations to band together and achieve more than they could have imagined. Millie, aged seven, is left next to the big knicker rack in a department store to wait for her mother. But mum doesn't come back. Karl, aged eighty seven, and Agatha, struggle to cope with daily life themselves. They seem the least likely people to be able to help in this crisis, but Millie doesn't think so. It is an easy, but well written and enjoyable read, which deals feelingly with on-going pain of loss felt by all three, whilst still being very funny. I chuckled along as the three amigos refused to be sensible and go quietly back to their pigeon holes. Much of the humour is very visual, and this would make a wonderful film which would appeal to all the family.


Leitz Style 40 Pocket Display Book - Garnet Red
Leitz Style 40 Pocket Display Book - Garnet Red
Price: £7.52

4.0 out of 5 stars Smarter paper storage, 24 Nov 2014
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This file is a useful way to keep 40 - 80 sheets of A4 paper neatly. It is only 1cm thick, and if you fill it with 40 double sided sheets, it remains slim. It is lighter and handier than my old ring binders. It seems pretty sturdy, with the pockets firmly attached. I will be sticking to my ring binders for papers that need moving around within the file, but this is better and smarter for the rest.


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

5.0 out of 5 stars Soft and smooth sheet, 18 Nov 2014
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The sheet is 100% cotton, and very soft and smooth, due to the thread count I expect. It feels of good quality, and is very good value for money. It arrived in under 24 hours.


Pinzon Egyptian Cotton Sateen, Eggshell, King Fitted Sheet
Pinzon Egyptian Cotton Sateen, Eggshell, King Fitted Sheet
Price: £29.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Luxurious satin sheet in 100% cotton, 12 Nov 2014
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This fitted sheet is made of 100% cotton, but has a lovely satin look and feel to the fabric, really luxurious and just what I wanted. I've got the eggshell colour - which is actually a good basic warm cream. It looks and feels more expensive than it is, good value for money.


Hoover Blaze Upright Vacuum Cleaner, 3 Litre, 700 Watt - Black and Blue
Hoover Blaze Upright Vacuum Cleaner, 3 Litre, 700 Watt - Black and Blue
Price: £69.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value Hoover., 12 Nov 2014
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At the currently reduced price of £99, this hoover is economical to buy and run, although it may not be the one for everyone.

Pros:
700 Watts / A rated for energy
Impressive suction power
No need to buy new bags or filters, ever.
All tools are stored on the machine itself
Big dust container.
Can clean the stairs without moving the hoover from the bottom.

Cons:
Heavy
Noisy
It is very easy to knock-off all of the tools whilst hoovering.
There is a bit of fiddling to switch from hoovering the floor to using the tools.

There are 5 settings, operated from a dial on the front of the hoover near the floor. Four of them are for varying piles of carpet - 1 is for short pile and hard floors, up to 4 for long pile. Then 5 is for use of the tools and delicate floors, such as vinyl. I keep forgetting to switch the dial.

It is a bit of bother switching between standard hoovering and tools. You have to change the dial to the tools setting, unplug the standard flexi hose, and plug in the long flexi hose, and then attach your tool of choice. Having done all that, the long flexi hose is very useful. It reaches easily to the top of the stairs, and is comfortable to use with the narrow nozzle and optional extender attached to get at cobwebs high up. The turbo head picks up dog hairs well, and you also have a small head, which converts from a brush to a flat shape for cleaning smaller areas.

The top of the hoover will almost lie down flat so that you can hoover under things on shortish legs. It has the standard foot-operated mechanisms to release the hoover from the upright position, and to stop and start it. I am fit and strong for a middle aged woman, but due to the weight of it, it was quite an effort to push the hoover around with it running on setting one. I wouldn't recommend it if you have a dodgy back, or have strength issues. For similar reasons, having to constantly pick up tools which you have knocked off the machine would become tiresome if you are not as flexible as you were. If you're wondering if it was just me being ultra-clumsy, the tools are all attached using push fittings, whuch are never as secure as click-fittings. One slight knock, and there it goes again. I'm hoping that I will learn to avoid dislodging the tools, because if I have to carry them around with me, they will get lost. It would be too cumbersome in a small space, but then so would a lot of uprights.

There are 2 filters. One needs to be washed once a month, and the other after you have emptied the bin 5 times, so not too much bother as the bin is large. The guide doesn't mention anything about repacing either of the filters, which will be good assuming that the hoover lasts a long time, because it won't become obsolete when they stop supplying suitable filters.

By the way, if you've already bought this machine and are wondering what the odd-shaped black plastic object is, you use it to attach the turbo head to the handle of the machine - look at the picture on the outside of the box. That foxed me for a bit because it isn't mentioned anywhere in the guide.

Overall, it's very economical and powerful, and has several good features. Some niggles as well, but I think it's a serious option if you are on a budget.


AnySharp 1-Piece ABS Plastic Suction Cup Hanging Hook, Black
AnySharp 1-Piece ABS Plastic Suction Cup Hanging Hook, Black
Price: £3.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy hook, 4 Nov 2014
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The hook feels very sturdy, and capable of supporting the 12 Kg that the maker claims. It is very simple to fix, pull back the lever, press the hook against the surface, and press the lever back again. I used it to hang a shower caddy because I didn't want to drill into the shower walls. The first time it fell off after about 2 minutes, luckily without doing much damage. The second time, I wet the suction cup slightly. I don't know if this helped, but it's still there 24 hours later. I would suggest not trusting the hook completely at first and not hanging it where an accident might be a big problem until it has proved itself. Maybe I didn't press hard enough the first time.


Ultrasport Beanie, long
Ultrasport Beanie, long
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars cosy, comfy, snugly warm beanie hat, 27 Sep 2014
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This beanie is very cosy, soft and comfy. I am picky about itchy hats, and this was very good – no irritation after wearing it for a couple of hours. I've got the long Camel/brown/berry one. The 'berry' colour looks more like coral online to me, and in reality is a tiny bit pinker, but not a girlie bubble gum pink. Both my husband and I tried it on, and it was nicely snug but not at all tight on either of us, even though we normally probably wouldn't be able to swap hats. It feels like there's loads more stretch left in it, and it would be OK on quite a big head. The finish is excellent – you could put it on inside out and not be able to tell if it wasn't for the label. Speaking of which, if you don't want to wear it 'long', you can turn it inside out (so that you don't see the wrong side of the label), and then turn the edge back to fit snugly all over. Not as trendy, but still looks good to me.


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