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Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Men's Razor with Flexball Technology
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Men's Razor with Flexball Technology
Offered by Innox Trading
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars The replacement blades are a little on the high side, 27 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
As a female I have noted with interest the number of women who rave about this. As yet have not tried to steal this so am writing this review based on the male in the household.

The handle is really good to grip with slippy hands because of the rubber grips.

The shave is AMAZING. Apparently it glides extra smoothly all over a face and there is less drag. I am told this razor gives some of the best shaves he has had.

So why only four stars. Once I explained the cost of the replacement blades there was a silence. Then he decided he was worth it ..........


The Serpent Papers (The Serpent Papers Trilogy)
The Serpent Papers (The Serpent Papers Trilogy)
by Jessica Cornwell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complex and multilayered, 27 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Clever and articulate this is a great big thick door stopper of a novel. With the multiple story lines and histories it can be a challenge to keep hold of the whole thing. Worth it though. Some lovely writing and an excellent sense of brooding nastiness.

It is one of those books where you acquire a new set of arcane knowledge that come in useful one day. I am now reasonably informed on the production of medieval manuscripts and the difference of a sibyl to an oracle - maybe a pub quiz or a cryptic crossword.

You also get a wonderful evocation of Barcelona and its hidden nooks and crannies plus the hunt for a serial killer. What's not to like?


The World of Tim Frazer
The World of Tim Frazer
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 26 Feb. 2015
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Great old fashioned thriller/spy novel. A very jolly romp.


Apex Kitchenware Porcelain Pestle and Mortar
Apex Kitchenware Porcelain Pestle and Mortar
Offered by Plextu
Price: £20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 25 Feb. 2015
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I do like a white pestle and one I can put in a dishwasher. This ticks both those boxes and on top of that it is not too heavy. In fact I liked it so much I bought another two as gifts.


Swift Bamboo Chopsticks with Dragon Print, Pack of 10 Pairs
Swift Bamboo Chopsticks with Dragon Print, Pack of 10 Pairs
Offered by MMP Living
Price: £5.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Good item, 25 Feb. 2015
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Bought these to go in a Christmas stocking. Attractive decoration. They have been in the dishwasher and have not warped and the decoration is still intact.


Sony HDRAS20 Action Camera with Wi-Fi and Waterproof Case
Sony HDRAS20 Action Camera with Wi-Fi and Waterproof Case
Price: £114.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For action man ..., 25 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This camera is primarily an out door toy but was interested to see if it could replace the almost obsolete family video recorder.

One I wanted to show someone how strange their front crawl was - performed excellently
Two I wanted to be able to take an old friend on a walk they remembered from London - again performed excellently
Three I needed a simple camera to record a three year old's birthday party - not so good due to issues with the sound

Oh and in terms of alternative uses, and this may be more information than you need, was horrified to discover some pictures on my computer of the inside of the other half's mouth where he had just had a tooth extraction. I can verify the colours were fantastic and the detail all too gory.

The GOOD
1. Pretty intuitive to use
2. The app you can used to control it connected easily with an ipad, nexus 5 and Samsung 5 via the wireless
3. It is a very wide angle lens so it works incredibly well in terms of having a wide field of focus so fantastic on a bike or a helmet.
4. It worked very well in poor light conditions.
5. Loved the filming in the pool - given I was swimming outside have some amazing shots of the steam curling up and yes the interesting front crawler now believes they fail to get one of their arms out the water........
6. The picture quality is good.
7. It is waterproof.

The LESS GOOD
1. It does not come with a card to record on so that needs buying separately.
2. Did not come with even a simple soft case to store it in which again is not the sort of thing I would expect from Sony. Currently it is rattling around in the little plastic box it came in.
3. You can only attach it to tripod with the waterproofing case on as there is not an attaching screw on the base of the camera. This means that the sound quality deteriorates. You could put it on its own little bean bag or on a special selfie stick and then the sound quality is reasonable.

THINGS TO BE AWARE OF

1. Sound is an issue with the case on.
2. You cannot charge it in the case so you have to take it out.
3. The battery when filming constantly (a clock so we really knew) lasted 2.5 hours.
4. You cannot as far as we can tell charge it and film simultaneously.
5. Because it is so small it is pretty fiddly. Very easy to put the card in the wrong way round - we did and then needed tweezers to get it out.
6. The bottom flange that covers the input does not fit as tightly as it might so not sure about long term robustness.
7. The wireless disconnects when the camera is underwater - you may have known that would happen - I didn't.

This is the entry level camera and if you have the money would recommend going up the camera chain.


The New Rules of Sales and Service: How to Use Agile Selling, Real-Time Customer Engagement, Big Data, Content, and Storytelling to Grow Your Business
The New Rules of Sales and Service: How to Use Agile Selling, Real-Time Customer Engagement, Big Data, Content, and Storytelling to Grow Your Business
by David Meerman Scott
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Practical advice and useful examples, 22 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
My son is involved in a start up business and this is very useful in making sure he thinks through a number of issues relating to customer service and the needs of the customer rather than the business.

For someone with a wealth of experience I imagine some of this would be rather basic,

Where I see it really scoring is in hammering home how in a digital world quite often the customer is pretty well informed and how best to build relationships from there.

Loads of case histories and examples so a practical rather than an academic guide. Good conversational style as well.

Really worth reading cover to cover


TECEVO FX3 AptX Bluetooth V4.0 Stereo Earphones With Handsfree Wireless Sports Headset - NFC Enabled - Ideal for use with Apple iTouch, iPad 1 2 3 4 Air iPhone 3 4 4s 5 5s 6 6Plus , HTC, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Nokia etc (FX3 Black)
TECEVO FX3 AptX Bluetooth V4.0 Stereo Earphones With Handsfree Wireless Sports Headset - NFC Enabled - Ideal for use with Apple iTouch, iPad 1 2 3 4 Air iPhone 3 4 4s 5 5s 6 6Plus , HTC, Samsung Galaxy, LG, Nokia etc (FX3 Black)
Offered by DigiDirect
Price: £29.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little fiddly but stayed in well, 22 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
They come with a nice little pouch to put them in and look good quality. They come with their own external usb charging cable.

These are pretty fiddly to charge and work out how to use but once you get over that hurdle they are pretty light in the ear.

All of the controls are on the head set so for me it is a bit hit and miss as to what happens......

There is a detachable ear hook which I did not use but when my partner tried them he found this was the only way to keep them in so they are suitable for a variety of head shapes and sizes.

Sound quality it good.and they stayed in place with some quite heavy exercise

Easy to connect to a Nexus 5


A Place Called Winter
A Place Called Winter
by Patrick Gale
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 22 Feb. 2015
This review is from: A Place Called Winter (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Wonderful novel. Have concentrated on why I thought it so good rather than a synopsis of what happens.

Very cleverly constructed to allow the narrative to develop via the incarceration in two very different types of mental institution and a powerful reminder of how recently treatment of mental disorders and homosexuality was so barbaric.

If you enjoyed Pat Barker's Regeneration trilogy you should enjoy this. Many of the same themes and beautifully drawn charaters. Then on top of that wonderful writing on the Canadian plains. As well written as Willa Cather.

The other device that is so effective is Henry's stutter and the way it stands for all he has to repress.

Very definitely a lend to friends and not off to the charity store.


Vanish Gold for Whites Powder Fabric Stain Remover - 1.4 kg
Vanish Gold for Whites Powder Fabric Stain Remover - 1.4 kg
Price: £6.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic weapon in the cleaning armoury, 16 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I am amazed at the difference this has made to some voile curtains and the sheets and pillowcases my son had a nosebleed over. I soaked them and then washed them.

Way more effective than the Vanish stick.

They are very strict on using it only on whites and not putting your hands in it so wore rubber gloves


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