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Carte Noire Mixed  Coffee Capsules 53g (Pack of 4)
Carte Noire Mixed Coffee Capsules 53g (Pack of 4)
Price: £11.16

5.0 out of 5 stars You can smell the coffee!, 19 Dec 2014
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Excellent product, very happy with it. The fresh aroma of coffee from your nespresso machine is the best possible start to the day!


Ever Faith Star Bowknot Green Christmas Tree Brooch Austrian Crystal Enamel Gold-Tone N04532-2
Ever Faith Star Bowknot Green Christmas Tree Brooch Austrian Crystal Enamel Gold-Tone N04532-2
Offered by Ever Faith
Price: £36.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, Eye-Catching and Stylish, 18 Dec 2014
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Truly lovely. A reasonable size. Colour green well saturated. Crystals sparkle delightfully.

Spare stones, gift box and pouch, safety clasp. Arrived next day.


Kindle Fire HDX 7", HDX Display, Wi-Fi and 4G, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 3rd)
Kindle Fire HDX 7", HDX Display, Wi-Fi and 4G, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 3rd)

1.0 out of 5 stars I was disappointed it was not much lighter than my other kindle ..., 17 Dec 2014
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It was a bargain price. However, I was disappointed it was not much lighter than my other kindle Fire HD. Biggest disappointment was not being able to use it with my mobile wifi hotspot (unlike my other, cheaper RRP kindle!).

I contacted Kindle Mayday five times about this issue and was simply fobbed off. ("Speak to Vodafone about it.")

You can opt to take a contract. with vodafone for an initial £25 and then a datapack of £5 or £10 pm, depending on usage need.

However, I already have a contract with vodafone, and should not have been denied internet usage just because my mobile contract is with vodafone. I expect it is set up that way so you feel obliged to sign up another contract.

It simply is not economical to do so.

Resolution is good, speed is good and comes with front facing camera (good for Skype).

Have gone back to using my other Kindle, as I want to be able to use it away from my home broadband/wifi provider (VirginMedia).


Cakes in Space
Cakes in Space
by Philip Reeve
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.74

3.0 out of 5 stars A good book for children able to read alone (7-11), 14 Dec 2014
This review is from: Cakes in Space (Hardcover)
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Paperback version of the hardback. A good book for children able to read alone (7-11), or for reading out loud by an adult (over 6). Reeve is a well-established author who knows what children like. The illustrations a fun and numerous.

It tells of Astra, a young girl, and her journey into space to a new home in Nova Mundi 199 years away, with Mum, Dad and baby brother.

It becomes hilarious with space cakes aliens and robots and massive cake fights.

The book is a nice size, of a type children will enjoy holding and owning.

However, it is all very silly indeed and more serious-minded readers may not find it as intellectually stimulating or as "very hilarious" as they would like.


Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Carbon Monoxide Alarm
Offered by GRAB A BARGAIN
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly good; functional, economical, 13 Dec 2014
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Perfectly good; functional. Need to be able to fit it on to a ceiling. However, I have mine propped up high on a ledge and am fully confident it will beep in the event of carbon monoxide emission.


Babies Firsts Moses Basket Stand
Babies Firsts Moses Basket Stand
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful for those with Moses baskets!, 12 Dec 2014
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Strange type of object to advertise, without reference to the Moses basket itself. It arrived in a flat pack, which stirred up anxiety provoking memories of IKEA.

The material itself is a pleasant wooden frame with flexed hard plastic for the basket holder. It folds away neatly.

One can't help suspecting that its main use will be as a clothes frame.
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Health Beauty Spa Accessory Range Marimekko Rasymatto Green Hand Towel
Health Beauty Spa Accessory Range Marimekko Rasymatto Green Hand Towel

5.0 out of 5 stars You cannot go wrong with Marimekko design, 12 Dec 2014
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Great product. Seller fast and efficient. Marimekko is an award winning Finnish Designer, so I always had confidence this would be a quality item suitable as a small gift. Lovely colour.


The Little Book of Thinking Big: Aim Higher and Go Further Than You Ever Thought Possible
The Little Book of Thinking Big: Aim Higher and Go Further Than You Ever Thought Possible
by Richard Newton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pithy, Witty, Enjoyable and Original., 8 Dec 2014
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This book lies in the genre of armchair philosophy crossed with pop psychology, with clever social observation. Think Malcolm Gladwell, Dale Carnegie or Alain de Botton, and you have an idea of what to expect.

As a long-ago psychology honours graduate, I tend to find these tomes fascinating, usually to be found under "self-help" or general pyschology.

Richard Newton's topic is, How to Think Big, and would make a brilliant Christmas/New Year present for all those of us still with the same (oft-hated) bank, unsatisfactory job with vague resolutions to change one's lot, yet never quite gets round to it. Newton's bold message is, "Use your brain!".

He uses devices such as quirky Kurt Vonnegut-style doodles and "Nine Habits" (ring a bell?) to adopt for effective Big Thinking.

Despite my snobby scepticism of "pop psychology" I like Newton's book. I like his sources, his quotes and his references. For example, famous singer-songwriters versus X-Factor Auto-Tune celebs.

His examples are fresh and original. In many of these books you see the same tired anecdotes over and over. This is some feat, as I am an avid reader, and not much gets past me.

Newton practices what he preaches regarding looking at things through fresh eyes: his preface and fly page are at the back of the book!

May I recommend the eager reader refers to one of the very first,very best, "Use your brains" books? Revisit the book of Ecclesiastes (Bible) for a pithy, witty and wisdom-filled advice on how to live your life wisely. From this impressive beginning, a whole genre of philosophical pontification has spawned and doesn't look set to stop at any near point in the future.

Only gripe is the price of £10 for a self-confessed "little book". It'll probably be around for years and will surely be sold at discount, if so.


Always Discreet Normal Incontinence Pads - Pack of 96
Always Discreet Normal Incontinence Pads - Pack of 96
Price: £17.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Will give Tena real competition in the pantyliner wars, 7 Dec 2014
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Having received this product for serious review, I thought it best to benchmark it against probable market leader Tena.

Tena sells in Sainsburys for circa £1.99 depending on size, but say, the equivalent of this brand.

Tena has in its favour it is slimline, uses minimal plastic, in wrapping and packaging (all the things us ladies loathe in association with sanitary wear), it allows the skin to breathe, without chaffing and is easily disposed of. Tena claims to have odour control with"absorbing crystals" (no trademark apparent).

Always Discreet is an innovative product, and, despite still having a cellophane wrapping, it is not the monster we remember with horror, sticking on one's bum or leg, instead of the underwear. It includes an ingredient called Neutrapearls, which "neutralises odour". With this patent, it looks like Always Discreet has stolen a march on Tena.

It is an impressive design, carefully contoured for maximum comfort. Probably more hygienic than Tena, with its often torn boxes and no protective wrapping for the liners inside. Not sure about the patterned purple colour. When I sprinkled water on it, it seemed to turn a startling disgusting brownish colour (really, only wet purple). Tena is straightforward good old-fashioned white.

As an example of Tena's Middle Enland coyness, its box is disguised as being, "for those Oooops moments".

It is good Always Discreet labels its product in a straightforward way.

"Darling, I just had an 'ooops' moment"?

I don't think so?

However, it is good to see Tena have competition and I rather think Always Discreet might bring Tena out fighting to retain its market share.

We can expect a major advertising campaign and "product development" by Tena in the very near future, together with a hasty odour neutralisation patent of their own.

Popcorn, anybody?


Esselte Pendaflex A4 Vertical Suspension Files - Assorted (Pack of 10)
Esselte Pendaflex A4 Vertical Suspension Files - Assorted (Pack of 10)
Price: £12.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy dependable product - A4 Colour Coded, 7 Dec 2014
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Sturdy, dependable product. However, check the size, as these are exactly A4 (small). Useful for those bills and letters we all have lying around. Students will find it usefull for storing essays, handouts and homework. This pack comes in four bright cheery colours and two white, so useful for colour coding different topics.

Take care to measure your requirements before ordering, as these types of folders come in many sizes.

This pack contains 10 suspension files 2 x 5 colours. Time to tidy up?


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