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Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery
Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery
Price: £0.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A feisty female protagonist, 4 Aug. 2015
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I found this a pretty good read. Our heroine Annie Fuller is a young widow starting life again on her own terms. A bright woman, brought up with a keen understanding of the stock market she gives, anonymously, financial advice to various clients under the guise of reading tarot cards or palms.
When one of her favourite clients suddenly dies she refuses to accept the verdict of suicide and inveigles herself into the dead man's household to find out what and who caused his demise.
The characters who live there are well drawn and believable.
Though Annie falls for the handsome young lawyer I was glad she goes about things in her own way regardless of his scepticism.
I look forward to her further adventures.


AEG AT5300-U 5 Series Stainless Steel 2 Slot Toaster - Black
AEG AT5300-U 5 Series Stainless Steel 2 Slot Toaster - Black
Price: £40.00

4.0 out of 5 stars You won't be browned off with this :), 4 Aug. 2015
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This is a sleek looking toaster and pretty good for the price.
They advise you to turn the setting up to 8 and put it on on two separate occasions, near an open window, to let the new toaster smell disperse before proper use and it needs it.
I found setting 4 toasted the bread to my satisfaction. I found one side slightly browner than the other, however, but figured that was neither here nor there.
The setting dial lights up when it's on. There is a button on top for use when toasting frozen bread and one for reheating (at least I'm fairly sure it's reheating, the instruction book did point out what the buttons were but not in English - though there is an English section). There is also a lever that when pressed brings up a bracket, of sorts, wherein you can lie a croissant, say, and warm it up (on setting 2).
My old Dualit will toast one slice where one compartment is not really heated, this doesn't have that facility but you can still toast one slice only both slots will come on.
We make our own bread so our slices are a bit bigger than shop bought, but it takes them quite happily.
All in all I am happy with this toaster.


Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultimate Blends Sleek Restorer Shampoo 400 ml - Pack of 6
Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultimate Blends Sleek Restorer Shampoo 400 ml - Pack of 6
Price: £11.52

4.0 out of 5 stars Decent shampoo, 2 Aug. 2015
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I've given four stars mainly because there is nothing wrong with this shampoo. It lathers well and has no parabens added. My hair, which is feeling it's age, is shoulder length, fine and very flyaway nowadays. I believe as you get older sebum decreases and your fine hair becomes flyaway or your thick hair becomes coarse. I have yet to find something that stops this flyaway, almost static-like appearance. This shampoo cleans well and is pleasant to use. But I'm still looking.
If buying do use with a conditioner. No shampoo is great on your hair on its own.


Rexel JOY Pen Cup - Pretty Pink
Rexel JOY Pen Cup - Pretty Pink
Price: £12.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Good looking pen holder, 30 July 2015
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As pen holders go this is quite stylish-looking and is spacious enough to hold quite a few pens, pencils and a marker or two. It is also sturdy and has a well-balanced base.
It is tumbler-sized and looks good on a desk. A nice bright pink colour so you know exactly where it is. There was a little foam insert in the base which I kept in to stop the usual biro and pencil marks I got in my last ceramic holder.
Good-looking and handy.


Broken Chord: The first Jacopo Dragonetti mystery (Jacopo Dragonetti mysteries Book 1)
Broken Chord: The first Jacopo Dragonetti mystery (Jacopo Dragonetti mysteries Book 1)
Price: £2.48

3.0 out of 5 stars A real soap opera of a story, 30 July 2015
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Set in Italy it concerns the investigation of a vicious murder. Much of the story revolves around the dysfunctional family of the deceased. They lie, they cheat, they are cruel to each other but by the end you have a sneaking regard for those left.
The detection side of the story does not really take centre stage. For the first few chapters the detective Dragonetti is bored and bothered by the heat. He is very much in love with his younger girlfriend who luckily loves him back and he is adopted by a kitten. He is from aristocratic stock, which stands him in good stead with the populace. He has a younger elegantly dressed sidekick called Bruno. Through a process of elimination and much debating of the various pros and cons Drago finally finds his murderer.
Not a bad story but I'd have to think twice about getting any follow up.


Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultimate Blends Silky Conditioner 400 ml - Pack of 6
Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultimate Blends Silky Conditioner 400 ml - Pack of 6
Price: £11.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly smell, 30 July 2015
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Lovely smelling and silky feeling conditioner. I have mid length, rather dry hair, and I am pleased with the results this gives me. Nice big bottle, should last ages.


Murad Age Reform Rapid Collagen Infusion 30 ml
Murad Age Reform Rapid Collagen Infusion 30 ml
Price: £65.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant to use but I still have the fine lines., 28 July 2015
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A pleasant cream to use, light and easily absorbed on freshly cleaned skin. It was interesting to try this out as it is much more expensive than serums that I have bought in the past. They were cheaper but had the same effect, I would say.
How did they see that fine lines disappear or look less pronounced without taking a strong magnifying glass to the skin? There may have been some improvement on mine but I didn't notice it.
Of course they do cover themselves by saying it is a Murad supervised test and that results can vary.
The other thing is that they recommend you have a whole regime of their creams to ensure best results. So if you can afford the whole range maybe you can state if you see a real difference.
I will happily use it to the last drop as it is a nice cream (as opposed to an ice cream:)


Mosquito Patches Insect Repellent Deet free perfect for the family. (24 PATCHES)
Mosquito Patches Insect Repellent Deet free perfect for the family. (24 PATCHES)
Offered by Healthcare Europe
Price: £8.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, handy to pack, 28 July 2015
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This is a great thing to pack for holidays in sunnier climes. Takes up no room at all.
The small pad has a sticky back and you can attach it to a bedpost, clothing or whatever surface other than skin. Squeeze the centre which the releases the scented oil and stick it. Much handier than sprays or creams.
There are 24 in the packet. The adhesive layer is non-permeable and anallergic so oils should not come into contact with skin, it says.
Basically it is eucalyptus and citronella so it smells ok.
Seemed to work well too.


Hallmark Square Birthday Humour Star Wars Yoda Card - Medium
Hallmark Square Birthday Humour Star Wars Yoda Card - Medium
Price: £3.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Pleased I am, 24 July 2015
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If you have a card to buy and the recipient loves Star Wars then here you go. It doesn't open out, you write on the back, the picture changes with a slight pull of the tab. The sentiment would imply this card is for a grown-up. It's fine, nothing wow, but what cards are?


The Breath Co Fresh Breath Toothpaste - 75 ml, Mild Mint
The Breath Co Fresh Breath Toothpaste - 75 ml, Mild Mint
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Half the size and double the price, 22 July 2015
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This is a clear gel that has, as it says, a mild mint taste. As it does not contain SLS, no bad thing, it does not foam up as much as the usual well-known brands.
I do not like the big cardboard box it comes in though it does give you all you may need to know re use, ingredients etc if this is important to you.
It claims to help with bad breath, obviously, dry mouth, sensitivity and gives you whiter teeth. A claim I find a bit dubious as nothing, bar dental intervention surely does that.
It is smaller than I usually buy and double the price. So if you are looking for something possibly for treating bad breath or dry mouth you might look at this. If you just want toothpaste it is just too dear for my liking.


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