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Eureka Sensitive Non Bio Liquid Detergent with Olive Oil Soap and Organic Chamomile 1 Litre
Eureka Sensitive Non Bio Liquid Detergent with Olive Oil Soap and Organic Chamomile 1 Litre
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Effective and pleasant detergent, 7 Mar. 2017
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This is a very pleasant and effective washing liquid. It contains olive oil soap and is designed for sensitive skin. The bottle contains 1 litre which is enough for 16 washes at 60ml per wash. In use, it is great, the smell is very lovely indeed and the results good at 30 degrees and in hard water (I am in London). You can also use it to hand wash. The instructions were for me a bit unclear - it turns out you don't use the clear plastic dosing ball on the top of the bottle for anything other than measuring out the liquid - this you then pour into the detergent drawer rather than place the ball in the machine. There is an odd design problem in that the remnants of the liquid stay in the ball after you've poured it out, and then trickle down the bottle. This is not a huge problem even by first world standards but it is a bit inelegant, particularly given the price, which is on the steep side. Otherwise - great product.


Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream, 10g
Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream, 10g
Price: £13.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely eye cream, smells great and works a treat, 7 Mar. 2017
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Lovely eye hydration cream from the clever fellows at Burt's Bees. In line with all their products, this feels and smells delicious, a lovely light sweet airy fragrance. It goes on very smoothly indeed, via an odd rubber type of applicator. This I find takes a bit of getting used to, but it's fine to use, you just apply as any normal cream. Rub the cream into the soft skin area around your eye and there you have it. I think this feels absolutely smashing to use, skin feels cool and moisturised, as you would expect. It might seem a little pricey however a little goes a long way and this little tube will definitely last. I recommend wholeheartedly.


Ground Control to Major Tim: The Space Adventures of Major Tim Peake
Ground Control to Major Tim: The Space Adventures of Major Tim Peake
by Clive Gifford
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic voyage, 7 Mar. 2017
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A fantastic book, for readers of any age. It's written in an engaging style, going from Major Peake's childhood obsession with aviation to his historic stint on board the ISS, his hopes for future adventures, and everything inbetween. As a world-weary 40-something I found this took me back to an age of wondering at things and quite grabbed my imagination. The images are excellent and include candid and family pictures as well as official photographs, and of course a lot of detail on the actual mission itself. The picture of the space walk is awesome! It's a slight book at 32 pages including an index, and relatively expensive, however I think in an age of Snapchat and the iPad that this may well fire the imaginations of younger readers and be one of those books you look back on when you're older. Also deserving of a mention is the superb play on words in the title!


Estimating in Heavy Construction
Estimating in Heavy Construction
by Dieter Jacob
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £40.07

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Estimating in Heavy Construction, 28 Feb. 2017
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As a non-industry consumer and someone who chose this book for those quieter moments in the smallest room, what I can say is that this book is handsome, in-depth, highly technical and charmingly off-the-wall. It's a translation of a pre-existing German version, with examples based around German construction with costs in euros. I will not be using this to estimate costs of my latest heavy construction project, but as a pick-up-and-skim I love it!


Origami Heart
Origami Heart
by Binny
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Charming book of love and origami, 20 Feb. 2017
This review is from: Origami Heart (Hardcover)
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A charming little story of a lonely rabbit looking for love in the big city. This is beautifully executed - less is more when it comes to the words, though the pictures fill the page and the imagination. Whilst I must admit I found the story rather sad it all comes together in the end for our lapine hero. The end of the book includes instructions on how to make three items that feature in the story - a heart, a plane and, of course, a rabbit. Very nicely packaged with lots of attention to detail, particularly in the images. Charming if slightly bittersweet.


Cressi Unisex Pluma Bag Snorkelling Packages, Black/Silver, 43/44
Cressi Unisex Pluma Bag Snorkelling Packages, Black/Silver, 43/44
Price: £46.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality set and good value, 20 Feb. 2017
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A great quality snorkelling package from Cressi. This comprises: a lightweight but robust mask, fully adjustable as you would expect, and feels snug and comfortable on the face; a very effective, good quality, curved snorkel with a flexible section just before the mouthpiece and a splash guard at the top to prevent water going back down the pipe, and a pair of flippers which are perfect for my UK size 10s. The set comes in a handsome meshed carry bag with a velcro fastener. All in all, great quality and really excellent value at this price. Another quality product, I've used the Cressi mask and snorkel set in the past, and this has the added bonus of a good and comfortable pair of flippers. Great stuff.


Levivo Reusable Baking Paper, Brown, 42 x 36 cm, 2-Piece
Levivo Reusable Baking Paper, Brown, 42 x 36 cm, 2-Piece
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very effective reusable baking sheets., 16 Feb. 2017
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Really great idea of someone's this. They are reusable baking sheets made of plastic. They cut down to size very easily and neatly with just a regular pair of kitchen scissors. It works a treat in the base of a baking tray. It washes clean in regular washing up (or dishwasher). It takes a while to dry out and it's a bit of an effort finding somewhere suitable to hang it if you have a minuscule kitchen like me. The blurb says you can take it up to 260c which should be enough for anyone, I've used it up to 200 fan with no problems. Really like the concept - the material is strong and should last well.


Nexcare Assorted Sizes Textile Strips - Pack of 20
Nexcare Assorted Sizes Textile Strips - Pack of 20
Price: £1.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality, strong plasters, 12 Feb. 2017
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These are good quality, strong and long-lasting plasters. They come in a range of sizes to suit anything from a small scratch upwards. They are made of a comfortable, breathable fabric which lets air into the wound and skin beneath. The plaster I tried stayed on happily overnight, but needed reapplying post-shower. I think they represent good value in comparison to many brands available in the high street.


The Witchfinder's  Sister
The Witchfinder's Sister
by Beth Underdown
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.34

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting, intense read., 12 Feb. 2017
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This is an intriguing historical novel based on the life of notorious witch hunter Matthew Hopkins - or, to be more precise, his sister Alice. There are plenty of quite riveting historical contexts, notably the hideous treatment of women who did not fit societal norms, attitudes to religion and the English civil war. As Alice narrates us through her initially difficult, and later toxic and dangerous, relationship with her brother, I built up a strange but inescapable liking for her. In spite of her naivety and her apparent inability to recognise when she's putting herself in danger, I did actually care what happened to her.

It's an odd kind of pace, a slow-burner told in flashback which nevertheless picks up a huge amount of steam as Matthew's repellent scheme plays out and Alice gets dragged inexorably into it. The period is astutely portrayed and nicely researched with strong attention to detail. There are twists and turns aplenty - including right up to the very last page. There is clear potential for a sequel, and I would really be interested to see how things progress. To my mind there are a few too many loose ends just to leave things as they are. We shall see.

This is not an uplifting book by any means, it is quite hard work in places but I found the settings, characters and story strong enough to keep me riveted. If you are into a challenging and intense historical drama with a menagerie of weird characters and not a small amount of menace bordering on the supernatural, give this a go.


AmazonBasics Lint Shaver
AmazonBasics Lint Shaver
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Effective bobble remover, 7 Feb. 2017
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This is a very effective little device for removing bobbles of fluff and lint from your clothes. It comes complete with two batteries so you're good to go. It acts as a combination of a razor and vacuum cleaner, shaving off the bobbles and sucking them into the removable chamber. I tried this out on an old but worn coat that was suffering particularly badly from lint bobbles. A good session with this and the coat is looking much fresher. It's amazing how much fluff collects in the chamber! I found that a medium pressure on the item being shaved makes it most effective. The whole process is oddly satisfying!

There is only one control - on/off. There is a supplied ring extender which is designed for delicate fabrics. In my experience you should only need this for very delicate items, as the regular setting works well for most usual fabrics.

Add a clear cover for the shave head, and a cleaning brush, and the set is complete.

Scant instructions, but you don't need many.

Good quality item and decent value.


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