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Oypla Mounted Rubber Kerb Ramps For Car Caravan Boat Trailer - Pack of 2
Oypla Mounted Rubber Kerb Ramps For Car Caravan Boat Trailer - Pack of 2
Offered by Oypla
Price: 34.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and affordable wheelchair ramps, 14 Aug 2014
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These 10kg rubber ramps are black, not the pretty blue photographed. There's a link on the right of each ramp (which slides under the left-hand ramp) but mine only worked one way due to clunky cutting which didn't quite line up on one side. You might need to cut the unused link of the right-hand ramp if fitting them into a tight space, otherwise, it's a very practical design. They're heavy and awkward to manoeuvre but, once in place, are a fantastic and affordable wheelchair ramp - you will need a pair to fit a wheelchair.

One mobility shop tried to sell me a ramp for 154, this was a much better, more affordable option and can be left in place. I use them inside the house to get over a high doorframe. My dogs had no problems running up and down them which was a consideration when looking at other available ramps. They can be stepped over if you don't want to walk up them as they're not too big.

Highly recommended. The next day (express) delivery didn't cost any extra which was another bonus.


Shiverton Hall
Shiverton Hall
Price: 3.35

4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully creepy book, 30 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Shiverton Hall (Kindle Edition)
A wonderfully creepy book in which imaginary friends come to life and are the stuff of nightmares! It's Leon Garfield/Neil Gaiman meets Harry Potter and a great start to a new series. I bought the second book before I'd even finished reading this one. Set in a boarding school with obligatory bullies and a group of friends who don't quite fit in, Fennell still makes most of her characters unique with room for development throughout the series. Arthur, Penny, Jake and George are fabulous new characters and it will be good to see what happens to them next. It's interesting that their home life gets more than a passing mention and explains why the boarding school is so appealing, despite its evil past.

Highly recommended - except for anyone too scared to sleep in the dark! It's a Doctor Who level of horror so might be a little much for some but most will relish it. Not gory but it gets your imagination going.


The Grimm Legacy
The Grimm Legacy
Price: 4.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Charming and fun, 26 Jan 2014
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This review is from: The Grimm Legacy (Kindle Edition)
This book happily fits alongside the likes of the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, as well as the Librarian films. Elizabeth is a misfit but her teacher recognises something special in her after she helped a homeless woman and wrote an essay about the Grimm brothers. He arranges a job interview for the 14-year-old at the New York Circulating Material Repository, a slightly unbelievable library-like place full of historic objects, such as Marie Antoinette's wig, which people can borrow - but some things never get returned.

Elizabeth gets to work alongside her school basketball hero, Marc, and Anjali from the local girls' private school, as well as Aaron, a scowling teen her age who doesn't approve of her but has a crush on Anjali. Mix teen angst, an unhappy home life, missing people and goods in a magical place and you've got adventures. I loved the mirror from Snow White which takes great delight in feeding off the teenagers' insecurities.

It's a fun read. I love the setting and it's got room to develop into a long series, complete with a monstrous bird who might be involved in Elizabeth's predecessor's disappearance. You definitely don't have to be a teen to enjoy it!


The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides
Price: 3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking and lingers long after read, 26 Jan 2014
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I heard the book discussed a few years ago on the radio and was delighted when it was a Kindle deal - I'd now happily pay full price for it and will be reading it again. The book starts with a listing of how old the Lisbon sisters were when they committed suicide so, as we get to meet them, we know that no one can save them and that there won't be a happy ending - which is why I'd waited so long before reading the book and hesitated about paying full price.

But it's a beautiful, thought-provoking and mournful read about lost hope and childhood - not just for the girls but the posse of boys who grew up with them, including the narrator. The boys' obsession follows them throughout their lives, undermining their relationships with women and life in general in the decades after the girls have died. It's fitting that the boys were there for the defining moments of the girls' lives but this stalkerish behaviour can feel uncomfortable and was only explained in the very last pages, giving it a rounded but tragic conclusion.

Highly recommended with some missing steps and a slow pace which is why it's a four, not five-star book - but one which will stay with you long after you finish the final page. I'll definitely be reading his other books - Middlesex next.


Unconditional (The Executive's Affair Book 3)
Unconditional (The Executive's Affair Book 3)
Price: 1.86

1.0 out of 5 stars Plagiarised book, 5 Dec 2013
Elizabeth Nelson has been caught plagiarising other authors' books, blurbs and even biogs. She'd also stolen her author photo from a haircare product featuring a professional model before being caught out by professional authors who have exposed her theft.

Amazon in the US has started removing her titles because of this copyright theft. I hope Amazon UK does the same soon.


Muddy Paws Stormguard & Fleece Lining Coat Blue Extra Large
Muddy Paws Stormguard & Fleece Lining Coat Blue Extra Large
Price: 17.89

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy a larger size but very warm, easy-wear coats, 13 Nov 2013
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I bought the XL which said it would be suitable for Weimaraners. They're too tight around the middle when you try to link the two straps which form a belt under the dogs' bodies - my dogs aren't overweight so I was surprised they didn't fit properly. I'd recommend the XXL so they're more comfortable. Strange, as to me, XXL would be a St Bernard or other bulky dog.

The positive is that they are easy to put on (no lifting dogs' paws), the dogs love them (when worn unbelted) and they keep them warm. I've bought them for indoor use, otherwise, there would be problems inserting the lead into the hole in the coat because of the size problem.

If size hadn't been an issue, this would be a 5* coat. They are lovely and warm, as well as one of the more affordable coats on the market. I bought one of each colour and the blue is much darker than the picture - more of a navy.
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Car Parking Disc With Timer Showing Arrival Time
Car Parking Disc With Timer Showing Arrival Time
Offered by trendy-tronics
Price: 1.85

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 13 Nov 2013
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I bought my parking timer based on reviews which said it was made of plastic. Instead, the disc is cardboard and bent when I took it out of the packet so I don't think it will last very long. I don't recommend it because of that - shame as the holder part of the timer is much better quality.


Masterlock Wall Mounted Key Storage Security Lock
Masterlock Wall Mounted Key Storage Security Lock
Price: 16.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful but fiddly key safe, 20 Sep 2013
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I needed a key safe in case anyone lost their keys (again!) but the locksmith was going to charge 65 for supplying and fitting one. This is a good, affordable alternative by a well-known make. What the photo doesn't show is that there's a cover which lifts up over the numbers to protect them from the weather and curious eyes. It's a bit stiff and the numbers don't turn that quickly but it's good for what it is, especially in that price bracket. With the cover in place, it doesn't shriek 'key safe' so won't attract attention to itself.

A minor annoyance is that the safe had to be opened to find the screws. The original, factory set numbers had moved during packaging and we had to read the instructions to find out what they were so we could open them. Surprisingly, the numbers were all the same - not all key safes allow the same number to be used more than once. It was a little fiddly to reset the number to something different (tip - you might need glasses to find the little latch) but we got there in the end!


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well-balanced refreshing gin with wonderful botanicals, 19 July 2013
Hendrick's is my favourite gin, it's very refreshing with its rose and cucumber botanicals, making it perfect for cocktails, including a G&T or with ginger ale. I prefer its lighter top notes to the heavier Tanqueray gins which are more robust, ideal for drinking neat but can overwhelm other mixers - Hendrick's balance works better for me and I love the lushness of the rose botanical. Very much part of the new wave of gin making - the stylish bottle helps, too.


Matusalem Platino Rum 70cl
Matusalem Platino Rum 70cl
Price: 24.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rich, fruity rum - perfect for cocktails or neat, 19 July 2013
This is the Hendrick's of the rum world, rich, fruity, smooth and perfectly balanced. It's perfect in a cocktail or served neat. I find it particularly good in fruit-based cocktails or mixed with other fruity liqueurs e.g. Midori.


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