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Philips Master LED Bulb 12W (60W Replacement) B22 Bayonet Cap, Warm White, Dimmable
Philips Master LED Bulb 12W (60W Replacement) B22 Bayonet Cap, Warm White, Dimmable
Offered by Philips LED Specialist
Price: £26.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Avoiding power bills is a bit pricey, 20 Dec 2013
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The bulb works fine and is bright, and straight away. It works on the normal dimmer switch that was already fitted and doesn't seem to mind being dimmed at all.
When I first fitted it there was a buzzing noise but worked out that this was coming from the shade. A bit of repositioning fixed it.
It was a lot of money for a bulb but it feels like a fairly high quality object and will (slowly) make its money back on the reduction in the bill. I hope so at least, but I'd probably rather spend the money on this than give it to a greedy power company's share holders who seem comfortable taking more but less sanguine about passing back savings.
And its good for the planet, and bears, or something. Probably a bit late for all that though.
Let's hope they get cheaper because it is way better than the flouro-U-bend bulbs and tech advances lead to proper developments rather than just 'Use more' type 'growth'.


Squire  SS50P5 Hi Security Open Shackle Lock
Squire SS50P5 Hi Security Open Shackle Lock
Price: £29.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Feel the quality, 19 Oct 2013
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If you wish to lock things up that are valuable, special, or nice
This lock is more than twice as good as anything half the price.


Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Inox Pressure Cooker With Side Grips (22cm), 6.0 Litre
Kuhn Rikon Duromatic Inox Pressure Cooker With Side Grips (22cm), 6.0 Litre
Price: £120.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good spanners, 23 Nov 2012
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I was unsure about whether or not to go for a pricey one or if they were all the same and I would just be wasting my money. I came to the conclusion it was a tool and I've never regretted spending a bit more on spanners and sockets and the like. Nothing worse than cheap tools, especially when quality ones often make the job a pleasure to do.

My thinking has proved sound. It's a pleasure to use and the mechanic in me can see that it's perfectly safe. Quite cleverly so, actually.

As far as pressure cooking in general goes, I can't believe I've left it this long to get one. It's so quick and uses so little gas. I may buy another one of a different design to expand my options. It will definitely be one made by Kuhn Rikon.


Disco Inferno
Disco Inferno
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An Oldie, 4 May 2011
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This review is from: Disco Inferno (MP3 Download)
Tina Turner may be as old as God's dog now but this is just one of the reasons she is a household name. Not her song originally but she made it her own to my mind, through pure passion. Plus, if you play bass guitar, try learning this line and not smiling.


Satmap Active 10 Plus with GB Outdoor GPS Map
Satmap Active 10 Plus with GB Outdoor GPS Map
Price: £413.63

15 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just over there a bit., 15 Mar 2011
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The main point of this unit is that it plots your position, as per any GPS device, onto a loaded Ordnance Suvey map. In essence that's brilliant. There is a downside in that OS maps are always going to be a bit of a simplification of the terrain but that's understandable and most of us get the conventions. It also can't find anything for you or plan a route for you along any of the highways and byways it shows you but that's fine because you can make your own plans and it's basically just an electronic map that shows you where you are on it.

The only trouble is that it doesn't. Where it plots your position on the map is actually 'over there a bit'. About 50 yards in general. Enough to go up the wrong side road to try and find the beginning of a footpath, or on the wrong side of a river. You'd probably notice if you were on the wrong side of a river but in town it will show you merrily tramping along through where everyone's back gardens should be or maybe the next road along whereas you know you're really walking along the road you're walking along. Not really good enough for something this pricey.

The way the unit works with regard to loading pre-planned routes and making waypoints is fine and you can download some interface software from Satmap's webite. (Where you can also download new firmware and you will then be able to search for postcodes.) It joins up with Google Earth and Google Maps fairly easily and this is where you can really see the problem. The GPS bit of it is very good (though it takes an age to get a signal and you need to stand still while it does it,) as when you upload the tracks of where you've been into other mapping software you see it has perfectly tracked exactly where you went. So why can't it show you that on the map that you've loaded into it? Mine came with a bundled 50k UK map but have you seen the asking price for the maps for this thing? I'd expect them to be more accurate than the nearest 50yds when the GPS is saying it's got you within 9ft. From space.

Maybe it's broken you say. That's what I thought so I asked Amazon to replace it for me. They achieved this with impressive aplomb. A procedure which has obviously been considered with the customer's interests at heart. My replacement promptly arrived and I was so disappointed to find it functioned exactly like the old one. I feel most desolate, not least because I will have to ask Amazon to send the DHL man again.
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Guide Camping France 2010 (Michelin Camping Guides)
Guide Camping France 2010 (Michelin Camping Guides)
by Michelin
Edition: Paperback

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beware. It could be better, though it is very good, 10 Sep 2010
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I've gone for a three star rating because I found this book extremely useful but rather frustrating. This was on a trip through the Pas de Calais, Somme, Loire, Vendee and back through Brittany.

I won't go higher than three stars for several reasons. It only features a small proportion of the campsites around and there must be more decent ones. Even so, the book is rather bulky and most of it will be useless unless you really are covering the whole of France on your camping trip but you can't bin half the book as the regions are listed in alphabetical order rather than proximity, east to west, for example. Also, the region maps only show the towns and villages that feature the campsites in the book and nothing to bear them in relation to like major cities, roads or other possible touring destinations. That's just weird. But the main problem is finding the campsites. The listing gives a grid square on the corresponding Michelin map but these grid squares are large enough to cover whole cities so they aren't going to help you find a campsite. There is a decimal grid reference given for the GPS (which seems to be fairly accurate in most cases) but of course the corresponding Michelin maps don't use a decimal grid reference as they have the degrees, minutes and seconds. So reading one from the other would require a slide rule. (There isn't a helpful little O.S. style blue tent on the map to help you either.) There are varyingly useful directions given in French in the listing which can help but often refer to streets which are as lost to you as the campsite, and don't confuse est with ouest. Doh.

So why even give it three stars? Basically, the campsites were very good. Some of the bigger ones were pricey and a bit theme park like, but they were still happy to see me with my tent and my motorbike and had nice places to pitch up. On the other hand, some of the municipal, 'simple' sites were just so positively delightful that it was well worth the price of the book just to be pointed towards them.


Loire-Atlantique, Vendee (Michelin Local Maps)
Loire-Atlantique, Vendee (Michelin Local Maps)
by Michelin
Edition: Map
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Sticky, 10 Sep 2010
One of the joys of motorcycling with Michelin maps is the paper can be rolled up very small. But these ones have a card cover glued on to make them faux British. It can be peeled off to return the map to it's original Gallic state but it will have sticky bits all over it. The map is absolutely fine though.


Calvados, Manche (Michelin Local Maps)
Calvados, Manche (Michelin Local Maps)
by Michelin
Edition: Map
Price: £5.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sticky, 10 Sep 2010
One of the joys of motorcycling with Michelin maps is the paper can be rolled up very small. But these ones have a card cover glued on to make them faux British. It can be peeled off to return the map to it's original Gallic state but it will have sticky bits all over it. The map is absolutely fine though.


Eure, Seine-Maritime (Michelin Local Maps)
Eure, Seine-Maritime (Michelin Local Maps)
by Michelin
Edition: Map
Price: £5.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Sticky, 10 Sep 2010
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One of the joys of motorcycling with Michelin maps is the paper can be rolled up very small. But these ones have a card cover glued on to make them faux British. It can be peeled off to return the map to it's original Gallic state but it will have sticky bits all over it. The map is absolutely fine though.


Mayenne, Orne, Sarthe (Michelin Local Maps)
Mayenne, Orne, Sarthe (Michelin Local Maps)
by Michelin
Edition: Map
Price: £5.42

4.0 out of 5 stars Sticky, 10 Sep 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
One of the joys of motorcycling with Michelin maps is the paper can be rolled up very small. But these ones have a card cover glued on to make them faux British. It can be peeled off to return the map to it's original Gallic state but it will have sticky bits all over it. The map is absolutely fine though.


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