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Energy Sense Cordless Glass Kettle S/S Brushe
Energy Sense Cordless Glass Kettle S/S Brushe

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 20 Oct 2010
My last kettle came as part of a set with a bin and a cuttlery tray for about a tenner and lasted 7 years. I bought this kettle about a year ago for about 50 and it's leaking water out of the base already. I am constantly having to wipe up pools of water on the kitchen surface.

Trying to speak to Kenwood's customer services is like trying to fight your way through a maze of options without ever getting to a person. Can't believe I'm shopping for a new kettle already! It's a real shame because I love the way it looks and like another reviewer I have de-limescaled it regularly because you can see when it needs doing. Wish I hadn't bothered now though!
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Boston Terriers (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
Boston Terriers (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
by Susan Bulanda
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.95

1.0 out of 5 stars Useless!, 28 Jan 2009
This book is rubbish. There is one chapter to which the other reviewer refers which is relevant to the breed but mostly about is history. All the rest is about dogs - nothing specific to this breed whatsoever.

Allotted Time: Twelve Months, Two Blokes, One Shed, No Idea
Allotted Time: Twelve Months, Two Blokes, One Shed, No Idea
by Robin Shelton
Edition: Hardcover

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational AND entertaining?! I didn't think it possible!, 9 April 2006
This is more than the ideal book if you're thinking about getting an allotment, or just doing something more purposeful with your garden. It is a must-read.
In this book you will find the truth about not only the joy an allotment can bring to even those who have given up trying to find anything worthwhile to care about, but also the hard toil that it demands. It won't fool you into thinking it is a journey of pure ease and happiness; Robin Shelton writes also of the tantrums involved in digging, digging and more digging, the fury in battle against bindweed - the most evil of all things that grow - and the devastation when not all your tender-loved seedlings survive.
Shelton and his best mate Steve begin with practically no knowledge at all of gardening and a non-existent budget. Tools and accessories are minimal and mostly come from the local dump. I don't think you ever needed more proof that anyone can do it if they put their mind to it. It is the honesty of this book that kept me giggling and chuckling throughout every page and despite the previously mentioned graphic detail of the struggles involved, I can't wait to do it myself!
Although Shelton does not necessarily provide factual information, i.e. what to do if this happens, etc, you learn far more by following his journey, learning from (and laughing at) his mistakes and being totally jealous because you don't have one of your own yet!
Cautionary note: This book will make owning a shed seem essential and non-negotiable and you will wonder how you ever lived without one before!

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