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Dyson DC23 Animal Dyson Stowaway Easy Storage Cylinder Vacuum for Pet Owners
Dyson DC23 Animal Dyson Stowaway Easy Storage Cylinder Vacuum for Pet Owners

4.0 out of 5 stars Lasting well, 5 April 2014
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I'd almost forgotten buying this from Amazon when I saw it on the list of our purchases. We have had it several years now and were already Dyson fans when we bought it to replace an earlier model (still being used for the garage). It has lasted very well and is still as effective after several years as when we first bought it.


Nikwax Tx. Direct Wash In Wash In Waterproofer - 1lt
Nikwax Tx. Direct Wash In Wash In Waterproofer - 1lt
Offered by AB hats-accessories
Price: £13.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fiddly and useless, 5 April 2014
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Very fiddly process which we followed to the letter only to find that the jacket was no more waterproof than before. It was a good jacket that had been fully waterproof until a camping holiday that was one downpour after another and drenched the coat. I hoped this would revive it but no deal - I cannot recommend it at all unfortunately.


Advanced Pro High Speed HDMI Cable 1080p (Gold Plated Connectors) For Use With HD TV's / Blu-Ray / DVD / Home Theatre / PS3 / Xbox 360 etc (LIFETIME WARRANTY)
Advanced Pro High Speed HDMI Cable 1080p (Gold Plated Connectors) For Use With HD TV's / Blu-Ray / DVD / Home Theatre / PS3 / Xbox 360 etc (LIFETIME WARRANTY)
Offered by Accessory Village Ltd
Price: £1.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Best value you can get, 5 April 2014
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I could not believe what good value these were. A fraction of the price you'll pay in Currys/PC World and work fine.


Unisex Waxed Wide Brim Hat Ideal for Fishing Available in 57cm, 58cm, 59cm and 60cm and in Navy, Brown and Olive Green (59cm, Brown)
Unisex Waxed Wide Brim Hat Ideal for Fishing Available in 57cm, 58cm, 59cm and 60cm and in Navy, Brown and Olive Green (59cm, Brown)
Offered by Top Brand Cosmetics UK Ltd
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Waterproof and secure, 5 April 2014
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After some waterproof hats that were most definitely NOT - including one costing over £30 - this has proven fine. The fit is pretty exact with no slack but then I wanted a hat that would not blow off in wind and rain. I waxed it after owning it for several months but just to be sure for the winter rather than because it showed any signs of leaking. For what I paid it has been great value.


Gainsborough 9.5 se Electric Shower - White
Gainsborough 9.5 se Electric Shower - White
Offered by Gainsborough Showers
Price: £79.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Retrofits like a glove, 5 April 2014
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Our previous shower was a Gainsborough 9.5E and lasted about 5 years. I recall that one being a bit of a drag to fit because of the plumbing entry points differing from its predecessor. Whilst tempted by other brands offering longer guarantees and better prices for similar products, this was the recommended replacement by Gainsborough and it was worth it just for the ease of fitting. It seems as good functionally as the previous shower in terms of hot water and the shower head now has a better no-kink feature so I'm expecting it to be fine. It's a real pity that Gainsborough only give a 1 year warranty since it conveys the impression that they are less confident in their product than competitors like Triton (our other shower is by them and has lasted well too). We have had quite a few electric showers over the past 20 years and 5 years seems about the limit for them all - I've no idea where these tales of electric showers lasting double that come from.


Survival Story
Survival Story
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £9.23

4.0 out of 5 stars Let down by cardboard cover, 1 Jan 2012
This review is from: Survival Story (Audio CD)
If you liked their Fight with Tools album then you will almost certainly enjoy this one too because the format and style are similar. The tracks are consistently of a high standard and I have given the 4* rating for that alone. I highly recommend you give them a listen.

The real disappointment was that the cd came in just a cardboard cover (like the ones when newspapers give away a free cd) and no lyrics booklet, which is a must for a band like the Flobots, who pack so much into their lyrics. I'm not sure if this is just a UK problem or even just some of the Amazon Marketplace suppliers (as Amazon do not currently offer the cd themselves) but it is a real letdown. Especially when the cd is only sold at full price it is a bit of a rip off by someone along the supply chain.


Quality Velvet Gift Boxed Handcrafted Pewter Pet Guinea Pig Pin / Tie Pin / lapel Pin / Brooch / Badge - Ideal Gift
Quality Velvet Gift Boxed Handcrafted Pewter Pet Guinea Pig Pin / Tie Pin / lapel Pin / Brooch / Badge - Ideal Gift

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little brooch, 14 Sep 2010
I was looking for a brooch as a little extra gift for my wife - something not too gaudy but relevant for her. This seemed the ideal item given that one of her hobbies is keeping guinea pigs. She was delighted with it and so was I - it is detailed enough to tell that it is a guinea pig rather than some other rodent but it is still small enough to be worn on a lapel without looking out of place. Without wishing to sound snobbish, the matt finish of the pewter gives it a more upmarket look than if it were shiny gold or silver coloured.


A Spring without Bees
A Spring without Bees
by Michael Schacker
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More than just bees at stake, 5 Mar 2010
This review is from: A Spring without Bees (Hardcover)
For British beekeepers looking for insights directly applicable to their hobby this book is likely to be a disappointment. It is about the USA experience of CCD and the book's contents roughly equate to 90 pages about bees & CCD, 100 pages about the broader health risks and how corproate interests block proper research into pesticides in the USA, 25 pages of summary (call to arms), plus 40 pages of appendices and data.

Having said that, those 100 pages in the middle are a real eye-opener and make some incredible accusations about: how "Big Chemical" ensures research is directed away from pesticides; public regulators (Environmental Protection Agency) hobbling their own researchers and reducing their ability to challenge companies by closing their own research library; valid French research incriminating pesticides deliberatley ignored/suppressed in the USA, including in the media. It put me in mind of one of Michael Moore's books like "Dude where's my country" and even if only half of it is true it is a bitter indictment of GW Bush's influence on the USA.

The title is a tribute to the 1962 book Silent Spring, sometimes credited with getting DDT banned. This book leaves you in no great doubt that Neonicotinoid chemicals are the most likely culprit but it also left me with no confidence that corporate USA could be easily defeated to turn things around. Well worth a read - but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had not started with the expectation that it was mainly about bees, hence the 3 star score.


Showboat [SOUNDTRACK]
Showboat [SOUNDTRACK]

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good material does not date, 19 Feb 2010
This review is from: Showboat [SOUNDTRACK] (Audio CD)
There are several albums on offer for Showboat. This version was chosen as it seemed to have all of the songs that usually feature if you see it on stage these days. It seems to be one of those musicals that have been tinkered with a bit over the years - some songs being replaced by others. Beware of other albums that only feature a few songs from Showboat and then top it up with songs, often by the same singers, that have nothing at all to do with this musical. Do not let the age of these recordings put you off - this version features some fine performances and is good value.


In Concert
In Concert
Price: £6.11

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One match short of a fire, 19 Feb 2010
This review is from: In Concert (Audio CD)
Great album both in terms of sound quality and content - next best thing to being at the concerts. My only disappointment is, I guess, a personal one since one of my favourites from their repertoire is missing: Paris Match. But the material that has been included is excellent. I guess I'll have to be content with the studio version of P/M. If you like Style Council then this is for you.
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