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Mum's Beautiful Colouring Book: Wonderfully relaxing artwork
Mum's Beautiful Colouring Book: Wonderfully relaxing artwork
by Amy Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, 23 Jan. 2016
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Simplistic and unchallenging, this would be more suitable for younger children or for travel distraction. I much prefer the Millie Marotta range with its more detailed designs and clever artwork.


Autoglym Hi Tech Aqua Dry Synthetic Chamois
Autoglym Hi Tech Aqua Dry Synthetic Chamois
Offered by Motionperformance - Waxacar
Price: £9.78

3.0 out of 5 stars Good for rapid water removal, not so good at finishing off, 30 May 2015
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Bought this with high hopes it would mean an end to trying to find a decent chamois. The absorption is really good, and it sucks up water readily [which means it needs to be wrung out often]. Unfortunately, on glass it is less effective, leaving small droplets as if one had been through a very light drizzle. The same effect occurs in weather where the temperature is near the dew point. I have now taken to using a proper chamois to finish off, which is a bit of a nuisance. It also dries to almost cardboard stiffness. I shall continue to use it, but won't replace it when it gives up the ghost.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good basic item, beats its competitors hands down., 1 July 2014
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Turned up before the expected date, well packed and in good condition. Original J-cloths are far and away better than any cheap copies, lasting longer and doing a better job. Reasonable price helps make this a best buy.


Aqualisa Aquavalve 700.50.01 semi-recessed valve Chrome Plated
Aqualisa Aquavalve 700.50.01 semi-recessed valve Chrome Plated

3.0 out of 5 stars Well built but not fitter friendly, 28 May 2014
The valve is attractive, seems really sturdy and the chrome finish looks really solid. It's easy to use, although the on-off control can be a bit slippery with wet hands. Temperature control is good, and the temperature selector is smooth.
The main drawback is installation. It is a very 'tight' operation, and they have given no thought to making things more straightforward. There are no templates [guarantee specifies an access area needs to be available] or build sleeves to enable the fitter to rough out the location or protect the unit - I ended up making a template from drainage pipe, and a build sleeve from stiff cardboard, just to make sure it stayed in good condition. It has 3/4" fittings, and these are so close to the upper limit of the build-in level that it was a case of shaving or shimming the base area a couple of mm each time until the correct level was reached, and even then the back of the shrouding marine ply had to be chased out to allow the nuts of the connectors to fit.
The unit is obviously dual-role for surface or recessed, and the prime thought has been for surface-mounting. It would have been better if they had separate units for each job, and set the inlets and outlet nearer the base on the recessed unit.
My tip is to buy top of the range Mira, rather than this.


NIX 8 Inch Digital Photo Frame. Motion Sensor turns frame ON/OFF automatically when it senses you nearby. Hi-Res 800 x 600 pixels - X08D latest edition
NIX 8 Inch Digital Photo Frame. Motion Sensor turns frame ON/OFF automatically when it senses you nearby. Hi-Res 800 x 600 pixels - X08D latest edition

4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and colourful, 28 May 2014
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Bought as a birthday present to overcome all those digital photos that never get looked at. Colours are good and the auto detection facility means you don't have to keep switching it on and off. The recipient was happy with the result, and still is, so job done.


5x Eveready Oven Bulb 40W SES (E14) 240V -
5x Eveready Oven Bulb 40W SES (E14) 240V -
Offered by LightingandMobileAccessoriesUK
Price: £2.05

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap - but don't you know it, 28 May 2014
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The price was the attraction, but, as they say, everything comes at a price. Within a couple of weeks, one of the lamps failed. The second lasted not much longer. On the third, I contacted the firm who sent replacements, but they too are short-lived. Buying cheap and in bulk seemed like a good idea at the time, but I won't be caught by this lot again.


Aqualisa varispray handset holder in chrome
Aqualisa varispray handset holder in chrome
Offered by Plumbing Supermarket
Price: £38.67

2.0 out of 5 stars Nice lines, but keeps sliding down rail, 28 May 2014
Started using this in December, and the holder began sliding down the rail under the weight of the handset within a couple of months. In late May, it finally gave up the ghost and wouldn't stay in place at all. It was replaced under guarantee, but with that poor record, I don't hold out much hope for the longer term. As the rail is a different length and diameter to other rails, replacing it would mean unsightly holes in the tiles, so it looks like we're stuck with a pig in a poke unless Aqualisa change their design.
UPDATE: [December] Since my earlier post, as expected, the guarantee replacement has also began to fail. The problem seems to be the little bobbles that grip the rail either wearing smooth, or being rubbed away. My wife and I are different heights, so we need to move the head to accommodate our preferences, otherwise I'd put a small dab of silicon on the rail. Here's looking at the next four to five months before it needs replacing, no doubt at my cost.


Oregon Chainsaw Sharpening Kit and Pouch 5/32" 4.0mm
Oregon Chainsaw Sharpening Kit and Pouch 5/32" 4.0mm
Offered by yategm
Price: £13.30

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bees' knees, 10 Feb. 2013
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After struggling with poor cutting and overheating chain, one pass with this set made a whole world of difference. Use it every couple of runs with the saw, and it produces a great cut. Easy to use, the markings on the guide enable a reasonable alignment with 'parallel', and the depth guide lets you see how the tip of the chain is being worn. Cheaper than keep sending the chain away for sharpening, although it may be an option to have it professionally set after a while, just to bring the angles back as they should.


Oregon 70504T Round 5/32" (4.0mm) Chainsaw Files (3 Pack)
Oregon 70504T Round 5/32" (4.0mm) Chainsaw Files (3 Pack)
Offered by yategm
Price: £4.65

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard wearing, 10 Feb. 2013
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Files keep their sharpness well, even after a couple of seasons' use. Probably won't run out of them in my lifetime [infrequent use of the chainsaw], but good to know they are there.


Jual Classic JF004 TV Stand, Silver
Jual Classic JF004 TV Stand, Silver

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money, 10 Feb. 2013
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Sturdy kit, easy to assemble, and generally decent material and looks good in situ. My one criticism is the poor cable management arrangement - a bit of cheap thin plastic, no better than a supermarket apple container, that pops off the retaining bolts at the first hint of pressure from any cables underneath - a thicker plastic [>1.5mm] box would make the stand seem far more professional.


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