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Mediflow Waterbase Fibrefill Pillow, Regular Size
Mediflow Waterbase Fibrefill Pillow, Regular Size
Price: 39.91

4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good, 1 Nov 2013
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I wanted to try this pillow and it offers a new way of supporting the head and neck with water to cushion them properly. I opened the packaging and it revealed a very soft feeling pillow and one side holds the plastic bag which will hold the water. There is a small funnel which doubles as a tool for opening the insert bag and it also helps you pour the water into it. I opted to pour in a little over 4 pints and then I carefully eased all of the air out before replacing the cap. The air must be expelled in order for the water to not slosh around or make the bag crackle. You can remove or add more water depending on how it feels for you when you're lying on it. The cap was replaced securely. The water only needs replacing yearly.

The pillow is heavy once it's laden with water, but it doesn't move under your head and gives very good support. I've slept well and heard no sloshing or crackling. If the water bag is filled correctly and the air removed it shouldn't cause any problems.


Braun Satin Hair 7 HD730 Iontec Dryer
Braun Satin Hair 7 HD730 Iontec Dryer
Offered by SMDIRECT UK
Price: 42.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very powerful and hi-tech!, 1 Nov 2013
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This dryer is powerful, weightier than my usual compact dryer and variable. It has ionic functions to keep hair moisturised and frizzless, variable power levels and temperature settles and a cold shot switch to help hold your style with the finishing touches.

I like the fine wire mesh over the air inlet which stops hair getting sucked in there. There is also a diffuser-style attachment and a concentrator nozzle.

A good dyer and I do take some time to get used a a new dryer, but so far I am pleased with this one.


The Barking Blondes
The Barking Blondes
by Anna Webb
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.09

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny in a tail-waggy kind of way, 23 Oct 2013
This review is from: The Barking Blondes (Hardcover)
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If you love dogs and/or are a dog owner you will love this book. I'd remembered Jo from her time as the apprentice mechanic in Crossroads soap many years ago and now a regular DJ/presenter on her own radio shows and from her slot about all these doggy on on the Alan Titchmarsh Show. Devoted to their doggy companions these, Jo and Anna, will do anything for their pooches. The book is funny, nutty, witty and filled with much doggy love. It was finding myself smiling as I turned the pages and it was certainly an entertaining read. I love dogs and nutty ladies and this book fits the bill. I enjoyed the stories of how the dogs became the centre of these ladies lives and how they brought so much love and happiness.

A great book for dog lovers and people who like nutty blondes of a certain age.


Dinosaur Doo
Dinosaur Doo
by Andrew Weale
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.34

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny in a doo-doo kind of way, 22 Oct 2013
This review is from: Dinosaur Doo (Paperback)
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If you like poo-plops and all things toilety, then you will love this as in essence it's all about messy dinosaur poo and how it irks and irritates everyone. Spark, the caveboy comes to the rescue with one of his inventions and the dinosaurs seem impressed, except that isn't the end of it! Full of humour and superb illustrations, a great book to entertain and amuse.

Fabulous!


Awesome Engines: Dig Dig Digging
Awesome Engines: Dig Dig Digging
by Margaret Mayo
Edition: Board book
Price: 5.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of colour and nice repetition of words, 22 Oct 2013
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A really good sized board book with the added feature of tabs for young fingers to beam in on and use to open the book at the relevant pages. Each page is full of colour and lively text. Super for any child who is into trucks and diggers. Lively and sure to fuel any imagination.

Lovely book and well received by our little chap!


Dove Men+Care Daily Care Duo Gift Pack
Dove Men+Care Daily Care Duo Gift Pack
Price: 6.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely smell, 7 Oct 2013
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I was quite impressed with this set and will make ideal stocking fillers or other gifts. Comprises of an antiperspirant deodorant spray and a face/body wash, in a very pleasant fragrance. Dove say 'skincare built in' and what I am to argue, with the skin caring aspect of their products. A nice set and not over-perfumed like some gift sets. It's unusual to have a face and body set, as it's usually body and hair...this must be gentle if they have formulated it for the facial skin.

Nice set


Premier Housewares Bath Rack - Chrome
Premier Housewares Bath Rack - Chrome
Offered by eShop Online
Price: 4.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice rack!, 7 Oct 2013
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Well made and generous size. Plenty of room for sponges, body scrubbers and a soap. Will fit well on a roll-edged bath top. My mum likes it and uses it every day. Very pleased with it and we should have it for years. Useful if you haven't got anywhere to put your bath-time tools.


Alistair McGowan Reads The Jungle Book (Famous Fiction)
Alistair McGowan Reads The Jungle Book (Famous Fiction)
by Rudyard Kipling
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 5.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great accents from McGowan, 7 Oct 2013
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This is an abridged The Jungle Book story lasting an hour. Well read by Alistair McGowan who gives great characterisation to Kipling's characters. I love the Irish and Scot's accents and the sinister Shere Khan sounds like a real sneak! Well read and will certainly entertain older children on rainy days or cold winter evenings. I enjoyed it and the reading of it made it really.

Whiles away an hour in a very pleasant way. I was curled up on the sofa and enjoyed it very much.


Rapesco Heavy Duty Punch, Hole Punch Zero - 65
Rapesco Heavy Duty Punch, Hole Punch Zero - 65
Offered by Shoplet-UK
Price: 16.10

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Sturdy, 3 Oct 2013
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I've always used the flimsy hole punches for foolscap and A4 paper and it's always meant having to do a few pages at a time which is time consuming and often leaves me with misaligned holes. This punch is mega-robust and industrial sized! It's big and heavy and does a great job of punching through scores of sheets in one go and you can use it on card, too. It would be very useful if you need to use a lot of folders in your work or schooling/college/uni studies.

There are no instructions but you don't really need them. You just slide the bundle of sheets (65+) into the correct place and press the handle down without heavy pressure needed. The waste goes into a plastic tray underneath for emptying later. There was a split in the tray on the one I received, but it's not really of any consequence. I'm sure a bit of tape will remedy that if the need arises.

Very useful.


Oliver and the Seawigs
Oliver and the Seawigs
by Philip Reeve
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 6.29

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book and fab illustrations, 24 Sep 2013
This review is from: Oliver and the Seawigs (Hardcover)
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Oliver and the Seawigs By: Philip Reeve and illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

A little boy called Oliver grew up in a family of explorers; his parents being nutty about travel and exploration, in fact it's their first love. Oliver thinks he and his family are about to settle back into their home by the coast, but that isn't to be! His mum and dad disappear as soon as they get to the seaside house and Oliver is left to look for them and so his amazing journey begins. He makes friends with an albatross, a short-sighted mermaid and an island called Cliff. He soon encounters the evil Stacey de Lacey and the nasty green sea monkeys he has to contend with.

Filled with humour and fresh ideas, this book hits the spot and is ideal for 9+ years. Sarah McIntyre's illustrations are sublime and help the book to flow and bring it to life.

A thoroughly enjoyable read.


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