I recently needed to replace my chair mat and expected to find no problems with that task, as long as I was prepared to pay for a reasonable quality one. Unfortunately it appears that chair mats designed for use on carpets have changed - the teeth are no longer as long or sharp as they used to be - so the mat moves about on the carpet as though it has a life of its own, several inches in just a day.
I have tried four different mats and all exhibit the same characteristics; instead of staying in place where you want it (in front of your desk and under the wheels of your chair), it moves. That's despite my placing a good few inches of mat underneath desk pedestals - I have no idea… Read more
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I rather liked this set overall, or at least it grew on me once I had managed to straighten out the plastic skipping rope and inflate the ball (a small pump is included in the pack). The constituent parts all feel up to the job of accompanying workouts for years to come although the gel expander I received was smaller than the one shown in both the product information and illustrated on the box.
I have never attended a Pilates class and do not have the opportunity to do so where I live, so the inclusion of some sheets detailing exercises was very useful, although some guidance on what to do with the ball would have been welcome. There are plenty of books and exercise DVDs around… Read more
A high energy bird food packed full of fat and with some added mealworms; it sounded like it should attract a host of birds searching for nutrition during the winter months.
I had one of these hanging in the garden for a number of weeks receiving absolutely no interest from the birds whatsoever, even though it was at a time there was little natural food available. On the verge of removing the treat to see if the ground-feeding birds would like a peck, I noticed a pair of Robins diving in, followed swiftly by a number of Blue and GreatTits. Word had obviously taken a time to get around and the treat is now a hive of activity most times I look out.