R. F. Stevens

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Are Owls as wise as reputed?
Top Reviewer Ranking: 15
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Location: Ickenham UK



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Magma 1 Light Drum Pendant by LA CREU
This very adaptable La Creu Magma Pendant has three modes of adjustment which allow for the lamp to be positioned precisely over a table or centre of interest.

1. The horizontal tube can be slid back and forth more than half a metre for adjusting the radial reach away from the wiring point
2. The horizontal tube can be swung around to allow any orientation of the radial reach relative to the wiring point.
3. The cable can be slid along inside the tube to adjust the height of the lamp, and a plastic grub screw can be tightened to retain it for additional security, but we've not bothered to tighten it.

Depending on how the tube is positioned and how much drop… Read more
Plumen E27 Metal Set Plus Drop Cap, Copper by Plumen
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The Plumen pendant and ceiling cup have a nice lacquered copper finish and matching copper coloured braided cord. The Plumen CFL lamp has an interesting convoluted shape squeezing more than two feet of illuminated tube into a relatively small space. The colour is "warm white" at a nominal 2700K.

Aesthetically this style of lamp seems to work best with a few companions, either in a cluster with unequal drop lengths or in an evenly spaced row. The bottom of the bulb could be as much as 2.2meters below the fixing point, and to raise it the cord needs to be either cut back or tied in a loop; I used a cable tie to hold a couple of turns in the loop for a mere 500mm drop. It is not… Read more
Delicious. Love to Cook: 140 Irresistible Recipes &hellip by Valli Little
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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140 Irresistible Recipes is very pretty with lots of glossy photos, and the recipes look interesting, until one goes into the details of trying them, and even then most are still easy to follow and very possible here in the UK - if you can find the few unusual ingredients. But a couple of poor technical aspects mean it only merits four stars.

More to the point, most of the recipes are familiar, being close to stuff we already do quite regularly, but quite often they have added a subtle/ingenious/odd/hmmm twist and it is this variation that distinguishes the book from the usual UK fare. For example her 'Secret Spag Bol' adds dark chocolate at the last minute before the usual… Read more