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THERMOWEB Excess Adhesive Remover,White
THERMOWEB Excess Adhesive Remover,White
Offered by BIC WAREHOUSE
Price: £3.15

4.0 out of 5 stars A must for crafters and card makers., 14 Oct. 2017
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My wife swears by this adhesive remover for her crafts and card making etc. and it has 'rescued' some very expensive papers / card in the past. It is just way too handy to be without if you are a crafter / card maker.


Lumecare eye lid wipes 3 boxes of 20 sachets each
Lumecare eye lid wipes 3 boxes of 20 sachets each
Offered by NHL Pharmacy
Price: £12.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Effective and easy to use - just a bit expensive, 14 Oct. 2017
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My wife got a small pack of these for me to try, as I have had blepharitis for years and often suffer from dry, itchy and irritated eyes. I have got fed up with constantly using eye drops and throwing part bottles away because of the 'use by' restrictions (and wiping up all the dribbles on my face!). These eye wipes are generously sized, so I cut each one in half and one wipe does both eyes. They are very moist without dripping everywhere, and as long as you have clean hands can be used anywhere and are convenient to carry and are useful when travelling and in my case using them at work. As they are sealed in individual packs yo don't tend to waste them.They really do the trick in soothing tired, gritty and gummy eyelids and because they are so moist they have a cooling effect as well. I usually use them first thing in the morning and / or last thing at night, but sometimes have to use them during the day after staring at a computer screen for a few hours. I generally buy a few boxes at a time (each containing 20 wipes).
A great product, but at the rate that I get through them I just wish they were a bit cheaper!!

I also tried the similar Blephaclean product but I thought those wipes were a bit on the small side and personally thought that they were slightly less effective and a little less moist.
I have also used a Blepharitis eyelid foam which is very good, but more messy and time consuming to use.


Color Copy A4 Paper - 200gsm, 1 pack of 250 sheets
Color Copy A4 Paper - 200gsm, 1 pack of 250 sheets
Price: £14.36

4.0 out of 5 stars Good all-round performance for home and crafts, 13 Oct. 2017
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We have been using this 200gsm paper for my wife's cards and crafts, as covers for bound documents and other assorted home printing. Performance has been pretty good with both our colour laser and ink-jet printers, Considering that it is aimed at laser printing, the output from our epson ink-jet printers has been more than acceptable, with no obvious 'bleed' even on fairly intense prints. Probably not good enough for high quality art / photo prints, but fine for most home / hobby / home office applications.
We have had a few packs of this and will continue to buy as long as the quality stays the same.


Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video
Price: £0.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad if you don't want a separate video subscription, 12 Oct. 2017
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This review is from: Amazon Prime Video (App)
I was not overly bothered by Amazon Video when I signed up to Amazon Prime, but as we have started to make more use of our subscription this has come into its' own. Whilst you do not get the range of choice that you would with the likes of Net***x, there is enough of a selection from Amazon Prime Originals to provide some different and entertaining viewing and a reasonable selection of films, especially if you do not mind waiting for a little while after the cinema release, or want to watch some older titles. If you don't want to pay any more for your viewing then remember to click on the 'included with Prime' button so that you only see items that you won't be charged for.

Finding new stuff to watch can be a bit of a frustrating exercise, unless you are happy to go with the Amazon recommendations that come up on the front page, or know exactly what you want to watch, as at times, the search function is not very good and you have to resort to just scrolling through until you spot something that may be of interest. Apart from that it is pretty good, it remembers where you got to in a film or episode and what you have watched within a series. We won't be bothering to subscribe to anything else, due to the range of services offered by Amazon Prime - free delivery, books, music etc. So it is a reasonable all-in-one package for the price.


VonHaus Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner 22.2V - 2 in 1 Rechargeable Upright & Handheld Bagless Vac with Portable Lightweight Design
VonHaus Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner 22.2V - 2 in 1 Rechargeable Upright & Handheld Bagless Vac with Portable Lightweight Design
Offered by DOMU UK
Price: £99.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable bugdet cordless vacuum., 12 Oct. 2017
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Bought this for my mother who is in her 70's and was looking for a cordless vacuum without paying too much. For a 'budget' cordless it is pretty effective and the flexibility of having the different attachments is very handy. My mum finds the 2.8kg weight easy enough to handle and a full charge is sufficient to do most of her small bungalow (apart from the lounge carpet). She finds it capable of picking up the dog hairs from her Shi Tzu although he does not seem to shed hair too much. Being able to easily reach up to shift cobwebs from the corner of the ceilings is very handy too. Also, we did try this on the stairs in our house and it did work pretty well.
Getting the waste unit on and off and cleaning the filters can be a bit fiddly, and the beater head does swivel around a bit too much. Build quality is not up to Dyson standards, but for the price we did not expect it to be.

So if you are on a tight budget and are looking for a cordless vacuum this is not a bad buy, especially for smaller homes or a quick whizz around!!
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Big Lake Blizzard
Big Lake Blizzard
Price: £3.00

4.0 out of 5 stars More small town mayhem in Big Lake!, 12 Oct. 2017
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This review is from: Big Lake Blizzard (Kindle Edition)
The Big Lake series by Nick Russell is a great thriller/crime/police series of books set in a small town in the Arizona mountain region. The characters are engaging, with a great mix of loveable and detestable personalities. The blend of humour, thrills and intrigue is one that runs right through the series and makes all of the books a great read. So good in fact that I have started to re-read the series!! The thing I like is that the violence of the crimes is never over-played and adds to the feel of the tale and is not just included for shock value.

In this 4th book of the series, the main story arc is the murder of a local environmental activist, but there are plenty of other things going on - nasty small town politics, poachers and dysfunctional families! Sheriff Jim Weber has his work cut out keeping a lid on things and resisting the temptation to kill Big Lakes irritating Mayor, Chet Wingate and his idiot son, who is also a deputy in the Sherriff's dept. Probably not as strong a read as earlier books in the series, but still entertaining and downright funny in places. The FBI agent is a great foil for the Sherriff's character.
Do read the books in order if you can, as the characters and story-lines do build through the books and keep on bringing you back for more!!

Big Lake
Big Lake Lynching
Crazy Days In Big Lake
Big Lake Blizzard
Big Lake Scandal
Big Lake Burning
Big Lake Honeymoon
Big Lake Reckoning
Big Lake Brewpub
Big Lake Abduction
Big Lake Celebration
Big Lake Tragedy


Petacc Anti-slip Dogs Shoes, 4 pcs Breathable Small Dog Boots with Reflective Strip, Suitable for Small Dog, Green (M)
Petacc Anti-slip Dogs Shoes, 4 pcs Breathable Small Dog Boots with Reflective Strip, Suitable for Small Dog, Green (M)
Offered by Real Friends
Price: £12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars You need to buy a size larger than the size chart suggests!! but they do seem comfortable for our dog, 8 Oct. 2017
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** update 14/10/17 - excellent customer service from the supplier Real Friends. They noted the issues with the sizing and arranged a refund to allow me to order the large size. We have found that the large size are fine for my mums dog who has a front paw width of 1.55"
With a bit of duct tape or Gorilla Tape applied over the toes area they do seem to last longer.

The big downside with these boots by Petacc is the sizing, I ordered the Medium size, as according to their fitting chart, this should have been the correct size vs. the measured size of the dogs paws. When they arrived they were on the skimped side of the quoted measurements, meaning that they were a very, very tight fit on the dog. We ended up stretching the boots over a wooden handle to get them to fit!! We should have gone for the Large size, but it was not worth the hassle of returning them, so we resorted to stretching them instead.

My Mum's Shih Tzu has a chronic problem with his front paws, causing in him to scuff his claws and front of his paws when he walks. This results in him wearing his claws to the quick when out walking on pavements or hard ground and an ensuing trail of blood spots and the risk of infection.
We have experimented with various boots for him and these are the latest to be trialled. They are soft material with a harder grippier base for the pad area and split right down the back, making them easier to fit. The reflective velcro straps are quite long and my mother has recently removed one of the straps to make fitting easier (and kept it as a spare). You might find fitting easier by shortening the strap a bit as well - this depends on the build of the dog though. We have tried a few types of dog boot and have found that whatever you buy, there is going to be a bit of DIY involved to get them to suit your breed of dog and make sure they are comfortable and easy to fit.
As delivered they are really too soft for any extended outdoor use, but with the judicious use of a couple of pieces of Gorilla Tape across the toes area, they should last reasonably well. The tape needs to be replaced after every other walk, with the bottom piece left in place as it really does grip the fabric!! Whilst the boots are soft and this affects the wear, Gizzy the dog does seem to find them comfortable and does not bother at all when wearing them.

These boots are similar to Vibrant Fellow Paw Protector Dog Boots Breathable and Skid-proof with Reflective Velcro Straps Bright Green Size Small and Medium Set of 4 (Size Small - Inner Sole Width 1.57 Inch), but we have found that the Vibrant Fellow boots are sized more reliably but are a bit more expensive. I think that the sole on the Vibrant Fellow boots is a bit more robust as well, although there is not a lot in it. Both types need to be reinforced with Gorilla Tape or similar to last any time outside.


Crazy Days in Big Lake
Crazy Days in Big Lake
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Couldnt put this latest Big Lakes story down until it was finished!!, 2 Oct. 2017
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I came across Nick Russell and the Big Lake series by accident, having bought a compilation called 9 Killer Thrillers (no longer available on Amazon Kindle, which is a shame). Big Lake was the stand-out story for me.
The Big Lake series by Nick Russell is a great thriller/crime/police series of books set in a small town in the Arizona mountain region. The characters are engaging, with a great mix of loveable and detestable personalities. The blend of humour, thrills and intrigue is one that runs right through the series and makes all of the books a great read. So good in fact that I have started to re-read the series!! The thing I like is that the violence of the crimes is never over-played and adds to the feel of the tale and is not just included for shock value.

In this 3rd book of the series, the main story arc is a fatal home invasion, but there are plenty of other things going on - including marauding bears, new age travellers and turkey thefts! Sheriff Jim Weber has his work cut out keeping a lid on things and resisting the temptation to strangle Big Lakes irritating Mayor, Chet Wingate. It really does turn out to be a few crazy days.

Do read the books in order if you can, as the characters and story-lines do build through the books and keep on bringing you back for more!!

Big Lake
Big Lake Lynching
Crazy Days In Big Lake
Big Lake Blizzard
Big Lake Scandal
Big Lake Burning
Big Lake Honeymoon
Big Lake Reckoning
Big Lake Brewpub
Big Lake Abduction
Big Lake Celebration
Big Lake Tragedy


Big Lake
Big Lake
Price: £3.28

5.0 out of 5 stars The opening book in a great series!!, 30 Sept. 2017
This review is from: Big Lake (Kindle Edition)
I came across Nick Russell and the Big Lake series by accident, having bought a compilation called 9 Killer Thrillers (no longer available on Amazon Kindle, which is a shame). Big Lake was the stand-out story for me.
The Big Lake series by Nick Russell is a great thriller/crime/police series of books set in a small town in the Arizona mountain region. The characters are engaging, with a great mix of loveable and detestable personalities. The blend of humour, thrills and intrigue is one that runs right through the series and makes all of the books a great read. So good in fact that I have started to re-read the series!! The thing I like is that the violence of the crimes is never over-played and adds to the feel of the tale and is not just included for shock value.

In this opening book of the series, an armoured security truck is robbed and the security guards murdered, which has a very personal impact on Sheriff Jim Weber and the town and brings in the FBI as well.

Do read the books in order if you can, as the characters and story-lines do build through the books and keep on bringing you back for more!!

Big Lake
Big Lake Lynching
Crazy Days In Big Lake
Big Lake Blizzard
Big Lake Scandal
Big Lake Burning
Big Lake Honeymoon
Big Lake Reckoning
Big Lake Brewpub
Big Lake Abduction
Big Lake Celebration
Big Lake Tragedy


Big Lake Lynching
Big Lake Lynching
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Big Lake - a thriller series with nice touches of humour, to read more than once!!, 30 Sept. 2017
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This review is from: Big Lake Lynching (Kindle Edition)
The Big Lake series by Nick Russell is a great thriller/crime/police series of books set in a small town in the Arizona mountain region. The characters are engaging, with a great mix of loveable and detestable personalities. The blend of humour, thrills and intrigue is one that runs right through the series and makes all of the books a great read. So good in fact that I have started to re-read the series!! The thing I like is that the violence of the crimes is never over-played and adds to the feel of the tale and is not just included for shock value.

In this one, a young Apache man is horribly tortured and murdered, with both locals and visitors to Big Lake falling under suspicion.

Do read the books in order if you can, as the characters and storylines do build through the books and keep on bringing you back for more!!

Big Lake
Big Lake Lynching
Crazy Days In Big Lake
Big Lake Blizzard
Big Lake Scandal
Big Lake Burning
Big Lake Honeymoon
Big Lake Reckoning
Big Lake Brewpub
Big Lake Abduction
Big Lake Celebration
Big Lake Tragedy


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