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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
by Chambers
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Don't be mislead by the name....., 12 May 2014
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If you have a friend or relative who buries themselves in cryptic or general knowledge crosswords then this book is a fantastic present.

The name is slightly misleading as it covers a much wider range of information that just phrase and fable and I know that the name has put a couple of people off until they have opened it and been lost in interesting information for half an hour at a time! The 19th edition includes information on crowdsourcing and cyberpunks which feature in very few fables I have heard!

It contains a wide range of useful information and backgrounds and it is almost impossible to go into for a single piece of information without getting distracted by something else that seems interesting and spending time reading well written and interesting information on a subject that you didn't even know you were interested in.

A strong recommendation.


Tech21 D3O Impact Snap with Cover for Samsung Galaxy S4 - Black
Tech21 D3O Impact Snap with Cover for Samsung Galaxy S4 - Black
Offered by thaw001
Price: £9.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Good but broke after a year, 12 May 2014
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Tech21's products are known for their D30 technology, this case which I have now used for a year has some pro's and con's, like others mentioned in the reviews a corner broke after 11 months but overall I would recommend it compared to others I have seen or used.

Pro's
For me the protective aspect has worked well, one small chip in the exposed bottom left corner of the phone is pretty good for me after a year and with the amount of use my phone has I attribute a lot of this protection to the cover.
The screen has stayed in good condition and not overly greasy due to the fabric on the inside of the leather flip cover
When closed the finish looks very professional (note the orange doesn't show when your phone is in there) and the leather cover has stayed looking nice for a year now.
It is an excellent fit for the Samsung S4 with all edge buttons and charge points easily accessible and the camera unobstructed.

Cons
When taking pictures you have to hold the cover open rather than tucked behind the phone - but this is an issue with the majority of flip covers
The corner has broken after a year and so the phone is slightly loose now and I need to consider whether to buy a new one
Customer service from tech21 does not appear excellent as I e-mailed them three weeks ago with a question but recieved no answer.

Overall a good phone cover, just depends how long it lasts for you.


Nonic Pint Glasses CE 20oz - Pack of 4 | Imperial Pint Glasses, English Pub Glasses
Nonic Pint Glasses CE 20oz - Pack of 4 | Imperial Pint Glasses, English Pub Glasses
Offered by Noble Express Catering Supplies
Price: £6.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Cheers Nonic!, 11 May 2014
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What can you say, arriving quickly and well packaged, the product is exactly what you would hope for. Pub quality pint glasses that have been pretty resistant to scratches and chips so far.

Will put them to more use this evening!


Huggies Pure Baby Wipes - 10 x Packs of 64 (640 Wipes)
Huggies Pure Baby Wipes - 10 x Packs of 64 (640 Wipes)
Offered by Groceries R US
Price: £15.35

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Noticeably superior, 11 May 2014
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Growing up there are some things that you never expect to develop, a bald spot, a penchant for cardigans and of course a preference for baby wipes! Compared to competition these baby wipes are thicker and stronger allowing much more confidence in the dark art of nappy changing.

Baby cleaning is only one part of these wipes as they have the extra benefit of being excellent at shifting various baby bits, milk and anything else spilt around the house, when using them on a surface which little one will have access to we often use them instead of anti-bac wipes until the evening.

Excellent wipes, just a pity we have to keep using them!


OXO Good Grips Shower Stall Drain Protector
OXO Good Grips Shower Stall Drain Protector
Price: £6.64

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hair today, gone tomorrow...., 11 May 2014
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There are a number of jobs in this world that I don't like doing because they are difficult, there are equally jobs that I don't like doing because they are "icky", getting hair out of the shower drain is one of the few jobs which combines both of these aspects.

We suffered from hair clogging up our drain which led to water backing up in the shower tray, having little ones in the house and being a little worried about the age of the pipes I wanted to avoid using harsh chemicals, so I needed to avoid the issue happening in the first place.

The oxo good grips products is simple design but works extremely efficiently in our flat based shower (see other reviews for times it has not worked so well) it catches hairs well and so far we have not had a recurrence of the blocking.

Two things you should be aware of
1) it stays in place but it doesn't seal onto the base of the shower
2) you will be afraid of the amount of hair it catches, I now expect to find myself bald by the end of the week.

If you are a pessimistic hypochondriac this may not be the product for you, if you want to avoid hair blocked drains it is!


Dare 2b Men's Striver Running Short - Black, Medium
Dare 2b Men's Striver Running Short - Black, Medium

5.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight and good quality, 8 May 2014
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These running shorts provide comfort, a safe zipped pocket on the back and are able to fold small which Is a benefit if you want to take your running /gym gear when you are away from home. They wash well and dry quickly.


Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom: The Royal Picnic Magnet Book (Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom)
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom: The Royal Picnic Magnet Book (Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom)
by Ladybird
Edition: Board book
Price: £5.24

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking at a Book not the TV! (Contains Spoiler!!), 8 May 2014
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Getting your child involved in books is almost always rewarding and the magnet concept that this series uses here is a great way of taking attention from the TV to a book.

The clip on cover on the front is still intact on our copy after a few months and it has survived many trips out with us, and many waiting rooms or cafes have seen Ben, Holly and Nanny Plum being stuck to different pages before the inevitable jelly flood (apologies for the spoiler!).

There are enough magnets to avoid it becoming too repetative and the fact it follows the royal picnic tv episode closely allows us to re-create it (almost completely inaccurately) after watching it on TV!

A great book for getting toddlers to talk about what they are seeing on TV and engage with a book and parents through the magnets,


Disney Winnie The Pooh Children's Lunch Bag Set - Bag Lunch Box Sports Bottle
Disney Winnie The Pooh Children's Lunch Bag Set - Bag Lunch Box Sports Bottle
Offered by Shop4allsorts Ltd
Price: £8.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Good set for childrens lunches, 8 May 2014
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Excellent set for childrens lunches. What is not shown on the image is that the back of the lunch bag is clear so it is easy to check what is inside the bag. The box and bottle have proved very robust surviving the daily struggle of life with a toddler and have been easy to keep clean and easy to open and close by a toddler.

The bag is easily big enough for both the lunchbox and the drink, although with both in the bag you could not put much else in, we now carry the drink seperately so that more lunch can be taken in, although this would depend how much food your toddler/child requires.

The zip has taken a little punishment on the lunchbag but that was toddler driven rather than a fault with the product and we have been able to fix it easily. If you are looking for a colourful lunch pack for your toddler/child then there is not a lot to stop you getting this one.


Remington NE3350 Angled Hygienic Trimmer
Remington NE3350 Angled Hygienic Trimmer
Offered by e sell it
Price: £15.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not perfect, 8 May 2014
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The Remington NE3350 is a good nose hair trimmer with multiple attachment (2 x comb trimmers for eyebrows etc. or rotary).

Lets look at the positives first;
* attachment interchange is both easy and secure
* the angle of the trimmer means that both ear and nose gardening are comfortable and do not require yoga practice
* effectiveness is also very good, leaving very little unwanted hair
* it is a little "buzzy" but not to loud and quieter than others I have seen

There is only one negative for me and that is the bottom of the trimmer rotates to turn the unit on, however when turning it off it is very easy to twist a little to far and remove the base as if you wanted to change the battery. A few more degrees of turn before it comes loose or resistance in the turn would have solved this entirely and without this issue I would have given it 5 stars.

I cannot comment on the eyebrow trimmer, although give me a few years and I have no doubt I can come back and add to this review on that subject!


Pack of 12 Clear 20w G4 12v Halogen Capsule Bulbs / Lamps ~ 2000hrs ~ by electrosmart®
Pack of 12 Clear 20w G4 12v Halogen Capsule Bulbs / Lamps ~ 2000hrs ~ by electrosmart®
Offered by electrosmart
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Quick, cheap and work perfectly, 7 May 2014
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Excellent service from the seller in sending the bulbs quickly, three are already in use and working well - they've lasted well and are just as bright as the existing bulbs. Having seen similar bulbs in supermarkets and DIY stores they are a lot cheaper from electro smart. The fact they are in packs of 12 is a bonus and I will definitely be buying these again.


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