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QuickBooks Pro 2014 - 1 User (PC)
QuickBooks Pro 2014 - 1 User (PC)
Offered by Direct savings
Price: 139.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the upgrade., 7 Oct 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
As always QuickBooks is the software to get for any small business - we were using the 2013 version and I was curious to see if the upgrade would be vastly better and indeed it is mainly for the invaluable Flat Rate VAT which makes life easier. The interface is simple and you don't need to be majorly account minded to use this. It does all the work and saves you a fortune on accountants fees!
The interface is clear, precise and makes it easy to navigate around, this is definitely the version to get - I find the basic version wasn't enough even for a very small business but this contains everything you need and more at a bargain price.
Easy to install and hasn't affected my computers performance despite being an older model.
Fantastic all round, worth every penny, lets you put your feet up while it does all the work!


Clevamama ClevaMemories Keepsake Suitcase and Baby Record Book
Clevamama ClevaMemories Keepsake Suitcase and Baby Record Book
Price: 17.60

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely idea., 7 Oct 2013
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This would make a lovely present for a parent or even for yourself if you have many little keepsakes around the house - it is a novel idea to have everything in one place. I've bought little tooth boxes and curl boxes before as gifts but as a set with the additional memories book and suitcase it makes it really special.

All in all it is a great idea, I like that a portion of the profit goes to charity and it is nice to have the stickers to personalise the outside of the box - you can buy one for each child without getting them confused!

Everything in the box has been done before - there are memory books around, and little keepsake boxes etc but all together in a box is a useful gift to have it in one place - the only thing that lets it down for the price is the quality - for over 30 the suitcase is cardboard and the little tooth and curl and ID tag boxes are also cardboard which does let it down and somewhat almost cheapens a great idea. Executed a little better this would be very special. It is still a nice gift and parents will appreciate the thought and will want to collect memories but personally i'd be happy to pay a little more for higher quality materials.

I do recommend this, it is a nice idea and a no brainer gift for any new parent.


LeapFrog Read with Me (Scout)
LeapFrog Read with Me (Scout)
Price: 22.49

12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable interactive fun., 2 Sep 2013
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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As soon as you open the box even as an adult you can't help but go 'Awwwww!' it is a very large, very cute, very soft green dog and he can't wait to be friends with you!! You can't take it out of the box without his many cute phrases playing asking you to pat his head or cuddle him. He comes with some small books which are perfect for the little ones starting to read as they can look at the pictures and he will read the story - you press the number on him for one of the numbered books and he will read them intermingled with cute expressions to keep the child interested.

He has many spots on him which you press or squeeze where he has a vast bank of questions and phrases, after the little one playing with this solidly for 2 weeks I haven't heard many phrases repeated often. He is addictive fun and even has a sleepytime setting for when your child is settling down for bed where songs are played.

It is very cute and my 2 absolutely love him at 2 years and 5 years old. He has a British voice which is great and it isn't annoying for adults to hear on repeat, it's actually very sweet!

Lovely, lively, fun, engaging toy and a bargain price - it's high quality and would make a big, exciting gift for any child. Highly recommended.


Honestech VHS to DVD 7.0 Deluxe (PC)
Honestech VHS to DVD 7.0 Deluxe (PC)
Price: 56.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect solution!, 2 Sep 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This really is a brilliant idea and something I have wanted for a long time. We have a vast video collection and sadly now with the TV's and players not having a VCR on them we were fearing our collection of rare gems and home movies might have an uncertain future but alas after an afternoon of effortless converting we are able to view them once again on our high-tech systems. Obviously you still need to have a VCR to do this but most people have one kicking around not necessarily connected to a TV and with the connectors provided to get this on your computer that is all you need to effortlessly convert.

If you're more technically minded you can edit your films before burning on DVDs such as cutting scenes out etc or it's easy to just convert and go.

Simple to use even for novices and brings those videos back to life in better quality. Excellent way to use that box of videos sitting in the loft once again!


The Rough Guide to Vintage London
The Rough Guide to Vintage London
by Rough Guides
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage lovers dream!, 2 Sep 2013
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This is such an amazingly, well thought out book. I'm a massive fan of the 50's era and previously would have a quick scour of the internet before heading to London for the day to maybe stumble across a couple of vintage clothing stores in the area but with this all the homework has been done and you can actually plan a vintage shop crawl across the area of London you are planning to visit.

The shops are laid out in regions of London - South London, North London etc with a map of where each mentioned shop or service is placed. Each shop or market or similar has a detailed write up - these have all been chosen carefully to give you the best vintage experience when you're exploring London - the writers have visited many of them and even give you a detailed account of staff friendliness, the type of items you might find and best of all what type of era items you might find which is invaluable if you're are like me looking for specifically 50's items. Also, which is incredibly helpful they tend to mention if a shop has erratic opening hours where they recommend you call first and provide the details so you don't have a wasted journey. Also, equally useful they mention if there is a nearest tube - basically they have done ALL of the legwork for you so that you have a hassle free vintage adventure!

I'm heading to London soon to do a proper planned crawl of a lot of these places - a lot of them I've already visited and it's nice to tick the ones you've already visited. There's not just shops in here, they also suggest vintage specialised hairdressers, vintage car hire, vintage furniture and even memorabilia specialists - there really is something for everyone for every era - whether you're into antiques, have an interest in vintage clothing, fancy a spin in a retro motor or want a traditional piece of furniture for your home you find yourself spending hours flicking through this, you can pick it up to peruse at your leisure discovering places you never knew existed. It uncovers those hidden gems that will make your next trip to London quite exciting!

A great gift for anyone with even a slight interest in the field - the vast areas covered will keep you occupied for a long time.


TravelJohn Disposable Urinal - 3-Pack
TravelJohn Disposable Urinal - 3-Pack
Price: 4.87

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peace of mind when travelling., 2 Sep 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These have been fantastically helpful. It had never occurred to me that such a thing was available to buy, i'd personally never heard of them but already the 3 pack has been used and we shall definitely be buying more.

We like to go camping and we go to a lot of festivals as a family so just on the one outing of camping at a festival we'd used all 3! You don't realise quite how amazing these are until you're on a long car journey with your 3 year old and there's no-where convenient to stop - for a boy you can more or less use these on the move but obviously for girl we had to pull over but it was very handy and saved trying to find the nearest loo - younger children need help using these obviously to save any disasters but we found between the kids we could use them a couple of times the same day before disposing of them as they didn't anywhere near fill it up and as the liquid goes solid inside - a bit like the nappy material you can close the lid and not worry about disposing of immediately as there is no smell and there will be no spillages.

As a woman these are surprisingly easy to use, I did fear they were more for men but upon discovering quite how shocking the festival toilets were I used one of these in the cubicle and it was life-saving! These are great if you are fussy about public loos or especially if you are at a festival on a hot day and the porta-loos aren't particularly appealing it saves having to get too near them!!

Highly recommended, I'd always keep one of these in my car glove box now as you never know when the children might need them or when someone might get caught short!


Sage by Heston Blumenthal the All In One Control Grip, 700 Watt, White
Sage by Heston Blumenthal the All In One Control Grip, 700 Watt, White
Price: 116.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An essential kitchen helper!, 2 Sep 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I have to say I feel in love with the item the minute I took it out of the box. What I love most is the little stand everything sits on - it keeps everything to hand without having to rummage through the cupboards for your next attachment. Having the items on display also encourage you to use them - whereas usually I tend to tuck everything away in a box and forget about it! But of course if having this on display isn't your thing you can also tuck it away in the cupboard but it looks very tidy and smart on the worktop.

The first thing I tried was the slicer. It is well thought out and has varied settings so you can have thinner slices for dishes like soups where the thinner slices enhance the flavour and chunkier slices for things like salads where having the larger pieces are more important also for the flavour. It's super fast and effortless. You select the setting and the rest just happens so fast!! It can chop everything from carrots to leeks to onions... the slices come out your perfect way every time and it saves such a lot of time and saves your fingers from knives and mandolins which are notorious for accidents!!

As for the masher this is a great invention. I've always used your standard manual masher but this one mimics a ricer therefore eliminating lumps - it goes through the small holes then blends - and even this has settings! If you prefer a rustic traditional chunkier mash there's a setting for that or if you like it perfectly creamy and smooth there is a setting for that and something in between! I've spent years putting a lot of hard work into my mashing and now in seconds you have the perfect mash to suit all tastes!!

The blender is superb and makes a great smoothie. It is all incredibly easy to use and makes everything so much quicker, it's an essential gadget to speed up preparation and and to make your life easier. As it's designed by a chef as well it is well thought out and planned to be the best it can be.

I can't imagine not having this now it's a delight to use and best of all easy to clean as everything comes apart. Highly recommended, it's a very handy all in one gadget, and would make a fabulous gift too for any household.


Eukanuba Puppy and Junior Medium Breed Dry Food 15 kg
Eukanuba Puppy and Junior Medium Breed Dry Food 15 kg
Price: 44.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long lasting food., 2 Sep 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I'm very impressed at how long this bag has lasted! My Spaniels usually get through a couple of bags a week but this does seem to be lasting. It seems to be more substantial and filling than other cheaper brands so therefore despite it's price-tag you do end up saving in the long run with less purchases!

it contains everything essential your dogs should need and more. I like that this is specially for puppies and young dogs therefore ensuring they are getting special nutrients they need to grow in healthy dogs.

We hadn't tried this brand before but noticing how much shinier their coat is looking and seeing them actually full for once has make up my mind! This is highly recommended. I'll definitely be buying this from Amazon as it's much cheaper than Pets At Home who charge 55 a bag!


Braun CoolTec CT2cc Electric Shaver with Active Cooling Technology and Cleaning Centre
Braun CoolTec CT2cc Electric Shaver with Active Cooling Technology and Cleaning Centre
Offered by SMDIRECT UK
Price: 128.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A revelation in shaving!!, 26 Aug 2013
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This razor is everything you could ever need, for what it does - in comparison to a series 7 model we own, this I would actually opt for despite the price-tag. This razor is incredible, you can't even describe the refreshing cooling sensation as you shave but it is very skin friendly - having THE most sensitive skin, trying to find a gentle electric shaver that doesn't cause soreness and irritation has been tough - but this really is amazing and does what it says. it a nice small size and comfortable to hold. Also it is waterproof which is great it can be used in the shower, therefore easy to clean too, just rinse and go or use the clean and renew stand which leaves it smelling fresh and keeps it immaculate as new.

I tried the razor without the cooling strip which shaves amazingly but it does heat up therefore could cause the irritation so from now on I keep the cooling strip on which admittedly more than halves the battery life - you do more or less have to keep it charged daily - if you don't use the strip you can get a few days out of it - but why would you not use the strip, that's the main feature! I've noticed much less regrowth than other razors i have tried, so it is staying smoother for longer and no irritation so far. It really is a winner and I couldn't recommend it more. It IS an amazingly close shave, I would say it probably is really as good as a wet shave.

The price is an awful lot but this razor does boast to be the first of it's kind for the cooling strip which clearly works and is a revelation! For the price though it would be nice if it came with a travel case to protect it. However it is worth it of course and I do recommend this - it is of excellent quality and does what it says - this is a breakthrough for sensitive skin! Amazing! - well done Braun!


Eukanuba Puppy and Junior Large Breed Dry Food 15 kg
Eukanuba Puppy and Junior Large Breed Dry Food 15 kg
Price: 39.65

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good, healthy, lasting food., 26 Aug 2013
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I'm very impressed at how long this bag has lasted! My Labradors usually get through a couple of bags a week but this does seem to be lasting. It seems to be more substantial and filling than other cheaper brands so therefore despite it's price-tag you do end up saving in the long run with less purchases!

it contains everything essential your dogs should need and more. I like that this is specially for puppies and young dogs therefore ensuring they are getting special nutrients they need to grow in healthy dogs.

We hadn't tried this brand before but noticing how much shinier their coat is looking and seeing them actually full for once has make up my mind! This is highly recommended. I'll definitely be buying this from Amazon as it's much cheaper than Pets At Home who charge 55 a bag!


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