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The North Face Men's Evolution II Triclimate Jacket
The North Face Men's Evolution II Triclimate Jacket
Price: £89.37 - £229.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars North Face "lite", 6 Oct. 2014
Rather disappointed that the current model is thinner and not as warm as my previous Triclimate jacket, and doesn't have the "Nelson pocket" which where I used to keep my mobile phone! The price doesn't seem any less heavy, so not as good value for money as before. OK for keeping the rain off, but you may need your thermal underwear if we have a cold winter!


Top Hard
Top Hard
Price: £2.59

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 23 Mar. 2014
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I've read all Stephen Booth's Ben Cooper novels and found them engaging and interesting, particularly for their insight into life in the Peak District. This novel is based around Nottingham, and is written in a completely different voice.
It seems that the author is attempting to sound like a "working class bloke" who is likeable enough but is into marginally illegal activities. It's as though Booth has set out to create a sort of "Lovejoy" character, but without the antique dealer's charm or the interest of the world of antiques. Unfortunately the "Stones" image is not very convincing, and the lovable rogue isn't very lovable or very roguish. Quite honestly, nobody with an ounce of pride would call themselves "Stones McClure" anyway!
The characters Booth tries to describe as we meander through 1998 Nottinghamshire are not wholly believable, and the quality of writing is unfortunately neither up to the Cooper and Fry, nor the Lovejoy standard.
I've struggled through about half the book so far, and may get the urge to carry on in the hope that something more exciting or interesting happens, but please, Stephen, let's have more Cooper and Fry rather than this mediocre stuff...


Sherlock - Series 3 [Blu-ray]
Sherlock - Series 3 [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Price: £9.90

23 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating my dear Watson, 26 Sept. 2013
It's a pity that Sherlock had died at the end of the last series, because it would have been nice to see him again in this one. However, Watson did a fine job dressing up as Sherlock every morning and talking with a posh accent. When is the fourth series coming out?
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Winter Holiday (Swallows And Amazons)
Winter Holiday (Swallows And Amazons)
by Arthur Ransome
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant story from Arthur Ransome, 14 July 2013
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A fascinating story which sees the Swallows, Amazons and D's skating on thin ice during unusually cold weather in the Lake District!
The Coniston lake turns into a frozen winter wonderland, Nancy gets mumps and gives the gang an excuse to stay off school, and a trip to the North Pole is planned.
Although such adventures of the imagination were feasible in the 1930s when health and safety rules consisted mainly of knowing that your big brother was boss, it wouldn't be allowed for children to do such things today, even without the effects of global warming!


Panasonic KX-TG6724EM DECT Phone
Panasonic KX-TG6724EM DECT Phone

5.0 out of 5 stars Worked straight out of the box!, 14 July 2013
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I wanted these phones for my elderly parents, to replace their ancient house phones which didn't have 'caller id' facility.
The new phones arrived quickly and despite there being a lot of items in the box, it all went together very easily. The phones themselves needed a little while to charge the batteries after they were installed, and it took a few minutes to set the time and date the first time they were plugged in. Once this was done they all checked out fine.
The answer phone facility allows easy playing of recorded messages at the base station, and the system has a standard 'we are out, please leave a message after the tone' message which can be replaced with your own message if required. We thought the standard message was good enough, and gives a level of anonymity for those who may be vulnerable or on their own.
Calls are loud and clear, the buttons are positive if a bit small, and the range of the handsets seems more than adequate. Unlike some cheaper phones, the handsets feel robust and of good quality.


Stihl Genuine 0000 881 4602 Wooden Saw Horse
Stihl Genuine 0000 881 4602 Wooden Saw Horse
Price: £39.95

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice and sturdy, 2 May 2013
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This product comes in a flat pack and requires a level of assembly which is reasonably easy using the instruction sheet provided, although some interpretation of the pictures is required to make sure everything is the right way round. Some basic tools are required to assemble it.
The saw horse is a good robust design, which is sturdy enough to give years of use with small to moderate tree branches, logs etc.
Its design and appearance is professional and there is a safety strap which is provided.


Baratec Work Safety Glasses Spectacles For Use Over Glasses
Baratec Work Safety Glasses Spectacles For Use Over Glasses
Offered by CamoOutdoor - The Sports & Camouflage Outfitters
Price: £2.74

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic PPE, 2 May 2013
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These are standard overglasses which are reasonably light and comfortable in use, and can be slipped into a pocket when not in use.


Shropshire Supplies Leather Drivers Gloves Fleece Lined Work Gloves - Size10 Yellow
Shropshire Supplies Leather Drivers Gloves Fleece Lined Work Gloves - Size10 Yellow
Offered by Shropshire Supplies

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good basic work gloves, 24 Mar. 2013
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I had used the unlined version in the past, with good results. The lined version is great for winter use, and doesn't detract too much from the feel of a job. Good value for money.


Gardman Feeding Station Tree
Gardman Feeding Station Tree

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Next best thing to a real tree!, 24 Mar. 2013
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Most feeding stations are simple angular things which look unattractive and frankly, boring. This one is simple enough to assemble, reasonably robust, stable even in the optional patio stand, and looks like it belongs in a garden!
We have a shortage of trees in and around our immediate area, and birds are relatively rare visitors. As soon as we installed the Gardman Feeding Station Tree a couple of blue tits appeared and tentatively tried our seed, nuts etc. Previously only blackbirds and pigeons tended to visit our bird table, but now there is a small but noticeable increase in the smaller more interesting birds who come to visit our "tree".
Highly recommended item, worth the money.


Fluval 205 External Filter
Fluval 205 External Filter

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Got a different product, 24 Aug. 2012
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I wanted to replace my Fluval 205 with an identical unit, but was sent a new model, the 206. This works fine and is similar in size, but it had different fittings so I had more work to fit it rather than just a straight replacement. The supplier said the 205 wasn't available but it was still being advertised elsewhere.


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