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Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Puppy
Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Puppy
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An amazingly good teddy that will be played with daily., 22 Feb. 2015
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Excellent teddy that is cuddly and soft with no hard plastic so it's great for introducing very young children and babies to fun education.The teddy has "smart stages technology" so the contents change as the baby/child grows.It's a great price but as it has a useful lifespan,it's very cost effective.Unlike other toys that are purchased and discarded quickly.This teddy introduces the youngster to phrases,sounds and songs which will help develop language and interactive skills.A great idea from Fisher-Price that both parents and children will enjoy immensely.


Igenix Mini Food Chopper, 200 Watt, White
Igenix Mini Food Chopper, 200 Watt, White
Price: £16.97

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for babies moving from bottle feed to solids., 21 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a small food chopper with the perspex lower bowl about the size of a very large mug.Within the bowl sits the centre spindle with two rotating blades.It all comes apart very easily for cleaning.You put your veg in,plug it into the mains and there is an on-off button on the front of the upper half which just sits on top of the base locating with moulded plastic grooves and guides.It's single speed,i.e.blindingly fast and it mushes as opposed to chops.Immediately,my wife spotted it would be ideal for mothers with young babies moving from bottle feeds to solids.In that context,it's great,fit for purpose and a great price.Easy to clean and doesn't take up any workspace in the kitchen.For everyday chopping of food,for people without a baby,there may well be better Product available elsewhere.


Philips HR1832/01 Viva Collection Compact Juicer, 1.5 Litre, 500 Watt - Black
Philips HR1832/01 Viva Collection Compact Juicer, 1.5 Litre, 500 Watt - Black
Price: £39.99

4.0 out of 5 stars good value for money, 21 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Positives:
1. The base of the juicer has suction pads, which are great for keeping it
in one place.
2. It comes with a clear instruction booklet.
3. It’s very simple to use. You just have to chop your fruit/ vegetables,
feed them into the tube and push them down with the plastic pusher as you
turn the dial on.
4. It’s capable of making up to 1.5L of juice at a time. (If you haven’t
used a juicer before though, you might be surprised by the large amount of
produce needed to make this much juice!)
5. It’s easy to take apart for cleaning.
6. It’s really compact so it’s great if you don’t have much space.
7. Freshly made juices really do taste much better than those bought in
the shop!

Negatives:
1. It’s fairly noisy.
2. I think that the claim that it takes one minute to clean is rather
optimistic.
3. The chute isn’t particularly wide so you do have to chop apples etc.
before putting them in.
Overall, I give it 4 stars because for the price, it does its job well.


The Book of Lost and Found
The Book of Lost and Found
by Lucy Foley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £5.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Promising start to the book that unfortunately faded away for me., 18 Feb. 2015
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This book is written from the character,Tom Stafford's perception in 1928-30 and Kate Darling in 1986.Kate is mourning her Mother and finds an old drawing which leads her to Tom and ultimately her family.I liked the story,though it seemed familiar,and thoroughly enjoyed the first half of the book which was full of promise.The second half of the book was slower paced and my enjoyment dimmed though i think a lot of people would still enjoy reading this book


Oster Reversible Blender, 1.25 Litre, 600 W
Oster Reversible Blender, 1.25 Litre, 600 W
Price: £99.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality and looks good on the worktop., 9 Feb. 2015
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This blender comes with a clear instruction booklet to get you started and
it also contains a few starter recipes for smoothies, shakes, frozen
drinks and soups. It's quick and easy to attach the jug to the blade and
to the base. There is a chute in the lid, allowing you to quickly and
easily add more to the jug once you have started blending.

It has 2 pre-programmed modes (one for food processing and the other for
smoothies) which you can activate at the touch of a button. For a novice
like myself, the easy-to-use interface is perfect but I'm sure its
simplicity would be appreciated by anyone. There are, however, other
buttons to adjust the speed settings if you so wish and there is also a
pulse button.

The glass jug is good quality and is marked on the side with measurements
in cups and in millilitres. It is suitable for both hot and cold
ingredients and it's a great size. You could probably make 3-4 servings of
smoothie in one go. As it's made from glass, it's easy to clean and won't
stain like plastic might.
The stainless steel blade can crush ice, making it brilliant for
smoothies. It blends really well.

I can't fault the blender. It feels really great quality and looks very
good in the kitchen. Highly recommended


Russell Hobbs Legacy 2 Slice Toaster - Cream
Russell Hobbs Legacy 2 Slice Toaster - Cream
Price: £33.34

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great look,great quality and does it's job well., 8 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The toaster has a slightly retro look about it and is of the usual high quality that you get with all Russell Hobbs Products.We found that the bread was toasted evenly but if you were toasting a number of slices,the heating dial needed to lowered for the later slices as they were cooked more as the element was still hot from it's previous toasting.No big deal and similar to other toasters we've had.Other reviewers have commented on the whole slice of bread not fitting in but the bread we use,fits in ok if it goes in sideways so we've no issues.We have a Cream theme in our kitchen so this toaster enhances the look we're trying achieve and we're pleased to have it and use it every day.Highly recommended.


Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Stain - Elusive
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm Stain - Elusive
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended lip balm, 6 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a nice lip balm that applies easily and moisturises really well.It looks like a large crayon but is small enough to fit into your handbag.The silver tip on the "crayon" twists like a regular lipstick to extend the tip of the balm,of which,there is plenty,so it will last a very long time.The colour was Revlon ColorBurst 205 which is a great pink colour.This balm really is a nice little item and one i can easily recommend to be a good purchase.


How to Perform Clinical Procedures: for Medical Students and Junior Doctors
How to Perform Clinical Procedures: for Medical Students and Junior Doctors
by Matthew Stephenson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £64.99

5.0 out of 5 stars For Medical Students and Trainee Doctors., 3 Feb. 2015
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The book and DVD cover 43 procedures and are a great learning tool but also as a refresher.The video clips are short and concise showing procedures including advice if issues arise.Aimed at medical students and junior doctors,the standard of the video and the book is extremely high.Each procedure is followed by an OSCE scoring sheet for self assessment.Features the following clinical procedures: Ankle Brachial Pressure Index,Arterial Blood Gas,Arterial Cannulation,Ascitic Drain,Ascitic Tap,Back Slab - Below Knee,Back Slab - Upper Limb,Blood Cultures,Blood Transfusion,Bone Marrow Aspirate & Biopsy,Capillary Glucose Measurement,Cardioversion,Central Venous Line,Electrocardiogram,Endotracheal Intubation,Epidural,Flexible Nasendoscopy,Gynae Exam & Cervical Smear,Hand Hygiene,Intramuscular Injection,Intravenous Fluid Infusion,Intravenous Injection,Large Bore Chest Drain,Large Bore Chest Drain Removal,Local Anaesthetic Infiltration,Lumbar Puncture,Nasogastric Tube,Nebuliser,Observations,Peak Flow Rate,Periperal Venous Cannulation,Pleural Aspiration,Ring Block,Seldinger Chest Drain,Spinal Injection,Subcutaneous Injection,Surgical Scrubbing,Suturing,Urinalysis,Urinary Catheter - Female,Urinary Catheter - Male,Venepuncture,Venesection


Tacwise 50mm Brad Nailer. Air Nail Gun. DGN50V
Tacwise 50mm Brad Nailer. Air Nail Gun. DGN50V
Price: £69.59

5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5* is a fair rating,not perfect but very,very good., 3 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The Tacwise DGN50V is aimed at the serious DIY’er or the semi-professional as it requires a compressor to use which the average DIY’er would not have. The size of compressor required is very small as the nailer only consumes 1.8CFM of air. Length of nails that can be used is between 20 – 50mm.

The nailer comes in a tough bright orange blow moulded case which contains 2 Allen keys , instructions plus a small bottle of air tool lubricant. Before use a few drops of oil is dropped into the air inlet of the tool to lubricate the moving parts. The lubricant bottle is not self sealing when opened and I found a small amount of leakage.
The instructions are rather basic black and white with small illustrations but most users will not need the instructions as use is fairly self explanatory. The instruction contains an exploded diagram of the gun but does not tell you where spares can be purchased and does not contain a manufactures address. I link to Youtube showing a video of use would be a good idea.
The gun itself is a nice compact design weighing 1.2Kg and is nicely balanced when in the hand. The handle is a soft silicone type material and the body of the nailer is powder coated which is a good sign for durability of appearance.
Nails are loaded by pressing a button to release the loading cartridge and the nails slot into position. I set the pressure of the air supply to 80 psi which is mid way what the manufacture specifies ( 60 – 100PSI) and used 40mm nails and found the results to be superb. The nails where pushed into hard wood and over a few 100 nails all were the same distance below the surface of the wood. The distance the nails are pushed below the surface can be adjusted to plus or minus 1mm by rotating a simple knob.
The gun has 2 operating modes. In the first, the safety nozzle on the tip of the gun where the nails are fired from is depressed onto the material surface and the trigger pulled or the second and more rapid firing, the trigger is held depressed and the gun fires automatically when the safety nozzle is depressed. In this mode the gun kept firing as quickly as I could move without any nails jamming.

The exhaust port on the gun can be rotated to direct the small puff of air away from the user which is a nice touch.
Would I buy this gun again? Yes but a set of instructions and an oiler bottle more in keeping with the price of the gun is what I would expect plus an address for the purchase of spare parts if they are ever required.


Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain - Parisian Passion
Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain - Parisian Passion
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars long lasting with a nice feel, 1 Feb. 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I admired and was impressed with the staying power of this lip stain,it lasts extremely well and leaves a nice feeling.Unfortunately,the 005 colour was not suited to my pale coloured skin but would suit a darker skin tone and definitely a good choice.Very easy to apply with long lasting results so easy to recommend as a good quality product.


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