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Paws In The Proceedings
Paws In The Proceedings
by Deric Longden
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely - gentle humour and insight. A book to make you smile., 26 July 2014
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This is an absolutely delightful book, as are all of Deric Longden's offerings. It was one however that I read with a mixture of pleasure and sadness, knowing that the wonderfully observational author is no longer with us. I am however deeply grateful that he shared his experiences with his readers over the years, and feel privileged to have been afforded a glimpse into the life he shared with Aileen and their wonderful cats, children, friends and neighbours. His gentle, wry humour is a joy. Thanks Deric.


No Inhibition 12 Wonders Leave in for all hair types 140ml
No Inhibition 12 Wonders Leave in for all hair types 140ml
Offered by hagelshop
Price: £13.38

5.0 out of 5 stars Great leave In Multi Product, 4 July 2014
Excellent hair product. This stuff works on wet or dry hair - you don't need much, and it leaves your hair feeling silky, soft and under control. It has a sunscreen built in. Beautiful gentle fragrance. Easy to use with a pump dispenser cap, and you dont need much. A little goes a long way. It wont leave your hair feeling sticky, stiff or crunchy. Do shop around though, as I currrently buy this from a salon at £9.99 per bottle


Kitchen Craft Heavy Duty Plastic Egg Slicer, Carded  Code - KCEGGPL
Kitchen Craft Heavy Duty Plastic Egg Slicer, Carded  Code - KCEGGPL
Offered by CostMad-UK
Price: £4.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid piece of kit, sturdy and fit for purpose, 27 Jun 2014
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Bought this having had many egg slicers slicers which were much flimsier and dont last 5 minutes. This one is much more sturdy and slices beautifully.


Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: with illustrations by Rebecca Ashdown
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats: with illustrations by Rebecca Ashdown
by T.S. Eliot
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic for a very good reason, 27 Jun 2014
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Reading this takes me straight back to my youth. The poetry within is fun, clever and entertaining. I read it to my cats, and they approve. ;-)


Anatomy of a Cat Lady' T-Shirt Inspired By Cat Humour
Anatomy of a Cat Lady' T-Shirt Inspired By Cat Humour
Offered by Mad Hatters Tee Party
Price: £14.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality T shirt, 27 Jun 2014
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Like this T shirt, but would say if buying, the size "Small" would fit an average size 12 - 14 and comes up on the large side. Shame they dont do an extra small


The World According to Bob: The further adventures of one man and his street-wise cat
The World According to Bob: The further adventures of one man and his street-wise cat
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Another thought provoking and heartwarming snapshot of the world that is Bob and James' world, 14 Jun 2014
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Loved every page of this heartwarming book, which spares few of the hard knocks this pair experience trying to get by in an unfeeling world. I for one am rooting for both, and am certainly not alone. Bob and James share a very special bond, which shines through in their books. I hope that we will continue to be able to share insights of their world, and to take inspiration from them both as to how we can help make day to day lives better with fairly small acts of kindness.


Feather Frenzy refill -3 pack - Fits Da Bird & Frenzy Cat Toys
Feather Frenzy refill -3 pack - Fits Da Bird & Frenzy Cat Toys
Offered by Purrs In Our Hearts
Price: £7.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Our cats love these!!, 23 May 2014
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This toy is popular with all of the cats we know, and especially our two. The cats will even tug these toys out of their hiding place and lug them across the floor when they want us to play, and if we're a bit slow on the uptake! They're great for tiring out young cats and kittens in vigorous play sessions, and are perfect for people who have indoor only cats.


Ladies Bolero Shrug Crochet Knitted Cardigan In Sizes 8-22 (8/10, Black)
Ladies Bolero Shrug Crochet Knitted Cardigan In Sizes 8-22 (8/10, Black)
Offered by TNA fashion
Price: £1.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Good little shrug for a very good price, 23 May 2014
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I find the fit of shrugs varies enormously, but this little shrug was true to size and fits well. The quality is great for the price paid. Very pleased.


Sekonda Women's Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and Gold Bracelet 4837.71
Sekonda Women's Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and Gold Bracelet 4837.71

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice enough watch, but......., 22 May 2014
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The watch arrived in a nice presentation box, inside an absolutely enormous box stuffed with brown paper - no bubble wrap or anything, just brown paper. Which would be okay, except the cost of the postage was more than a third of the value of the watch itself - wholly ridiculous considering the parcel could've been much smaller and so saved considerably on post and packing as the item was light. Kind of took the edge off the watch, especially as the bracelet is also huge on me, and will need to have additional links removed. I can send the watch away to get the links removed "free of charge" but not of course free for the postage and packing to send it there and back again. Beginning to wish I hadn't bought the watch as it's turning out not to be worth the total cost. I would say "steer clear" of this one unless you have a large wrist/a big budget for P & P. Disappointing, Amazon


The Harcombe Diet: Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight
The Harcombe Diet: Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight
Price: £4.26

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More than a diet - it can be a life changer, 26 April 2014
I began Harcombe a year ago. In that time I've lost 2 stone in weight and kept it off. My health and wellbeing has improved dramatically. Yes, it requires willpower for the initial few weeks while your body adjusts, but it will wean you of your sweet tooth, you can eat as much as you want of the permitted foods and it's not "faddy."

There's no weighing, no points, no calorie counting, no instant "food obsession" because you're "on a diet" - you aren't. You're changing your long term approach to foods, and instead of eating processed rubbish, you eat real food again - and for those who say this is a dangerous carb free diet - a version of Atkins, it isnt. Carbs are permitted. You dont mix "fat" meals with "carb meals" but for example you can have porridge, brown rice, jacket potato, vegetable soup, wholewheat pasta, hummus etc etc.

You can sit down to a breakfast of bacon, egg and tomato. You can have lunch of lamb chops, green beans, swede and cauliflower or steak with garlic butter, fried onions, salad and home made mayonnaise rounded off with strawberries and cream. There is boundless choice once you get into the swing of things.

You'll stop craving foods and you'll never have to feel hungry. You can eat normal food and not have to resort to tiny portions, slimshakes or replacement meal bars. Your shape will change, and you dont need to exercise unless you enjoy it. Zoe debunks the myth that you can only lose weight by cutting calories consumed.

Some will find this way of eating incredibly difficult - the thought of never again eating crisps, chips, cakes, pastries and fruit juices will be enough to put many people off. However, for those who give it a committed trial, the results are their own reward. This book is a real gem, and explains so much about what keeps so many people caught in the diet trap - an industry which generates thousands of pounds a day persuading people to sign up, eat this, buy these supplements, use our fitness regime, drink this milkshake etc, and has a vested interest in watching us fail. Ms Harcombe doesnt run fat clubs, she doesnt require you to buy a months' supply of Lighter Life or Jane Plan, to wear her design of fitness pants or to have your jaw wired and a gastric band fitted. She tells you how you can eat real food and lose weight without the tears.

She talks sense, she knows her subject. The first 5 days are tough, but they're do-able by everyone. If you're looking for a way of changing your diet and changing your life, this really does the job.


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