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STABILO EASYoriginal Handwriting Pen for Left Handed - Blue
STABILO EASYoriginal Handwriting Pen for Left Handed - Blue
Offered by MCDNgoods
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good thinking for the ten percent of us who are ..., 23 Aug. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Definitely a pen for those learning to write as we southpaws seem to grip pens in the most uncomfortable and contrived angles. It won't suit if you have one of these grips, my daughter also sinisterial finds it difficult to write with. I on the other hand (no pun intended) found it quite useable after getting used to the sculpted body shape. Good thinking for the ten percent of us who are left handed though.


New A-Level Economics: Year 1 & AS Complete Revision & Practice
New A-Level Economics: Year 1 & AS Complete Revision & Practice
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read set out, 23 Aug. 2016
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Overall a well signposted book but not intended as a text book as such, so I wouldn't advise as treating it as one. Easy to read set out, colourful, concise a good purchase for the AS student.


Tepro Biloxi Smoker Barbecue- Black
Tepro Biloxi Smoker Barbecue- Black

4.0 out of 5 stars Smokin', 18 Aug. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
German by origin American by implication this is a solid piece of equipment with a genuine quality feel about it. It arrives flat packed, didn't present any great problems in assembly and by itself is quite an impressive piece of engineering to grace your garden or patio with. You can't see the smoke stack protruding from the grill cover but it has all the appearance of a miniature Stephenson's Rocket, and certainly smokes from all joints pretty much the same. I nicknamed it Puffing Billy (world's oldest surviving locomotive since you asked), which seemed more appropriate to its issuing of smoke from every joint as the charcoal burns through and the fact that that engine was designed to haul coal. This is not a huge issue but it will have an effect on thermal efficiency.

The folding rack came with two rubberised stops to keep it in place. These lasted until the metal expanded for the first time under the heat then became detached and are I know not where and the rack to become somewhat loose threatening to detach itself at one point. This doesn't really affect the operation but does mean that we tend to cook without it. The smoker is attached by four screws and I would have though something more substantial might have been called for but that has not proved the case so far.

The main compartment is not huge but is certainly ample enough for our usage, we cooked for ten on it quite comfortably, but without the rack it had to be organised more in courses than all at once. The grill area is quite large and the abutting shelf is really very useful - definite plus. The temperature dial is an indicator rather than a testament to how hot the internals are but is perfectly adequate for the job. Temperature regulation is through opening the lid, which is simple and effective as you would expect. The YouTube video [...] refers to a digital thermometer which was not in the box, then the box had been opened and resealed by the time we received it. In use it was straightforward, which is definitely the way to go with these things if you are being social. The starter chimney looks to be a good idea (again optional, I assume) but that doesn't have to be brand specific.

Overall pretty good I think. The optional tailored cover is another expense bringing the price just under £200, but, even with the recommended proofing of the unit, some sort of cover makes sense. I enjoyed cooking with this and look forward to bringing BBQ back on the menu, especially with the smoker option this offers.


Rapesco ECO A4+ Expanding File with 13 Colourful Compartments - Clear
Rapesco ECO A4+ Expanding File with 13 Colourful Compartments - Clear
Price: £9.41

3.0 out of 5 stars Would have been better served if the base had been expandable too, 27 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This has the basics: 13 compartments each with a loop for a label (26 provided) with room for a reasonable amount of expansion. The limit it can hold is set by the fixed base width, about 25mm and the amount the top will fan out. I got a reasonable amount in of varying dimensions without too much strain on the elastic securing cords or the outer fabric (about 50mm, but it would take more). Would have been better served if the base had been expandable too, certainly at this price point, but it appears to be robust and well built and offers more protection being plastic then a cardboard folder would.


The Complete Guide to Photographic Composition
The Complete Guide to Photographic Composition
by Tony Worobiec
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars in fact to read without the doing is pretty pointless, go and look at the gallery type ..., 19 July 2016
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Thematically spaced a book for doing not just reading, in fact to read without the doing is pretty pointless, go and look at the gallery type books, of which there are thousands if this is your intent, the examples are too widely themed to be coherent in this way. This is a book about forming or changing habits, to good ones preferably, and the first part of changing habits is to recognise your existing habits and their consequences. Looking at what the author is showing you - showing is far more effective than telling - and comparing it with your own work is a practical way of using this book, because it is broken down into small practicalities. As long as it is backed up by plenty of practice, practice, practice. Then some more practice. Better yet, do it with someone else, a photo-buddy if you will, with this book as a guide.


Zomei 77MM IR760 760nm Infrared Infra Red X-Ray Filter Glass Camera Lens Filter for DSLR/SLR LENS
Zomei 77MM IR760 760nm Infrared Infra Red X-Ray Filter Glass Camera Lens Filter for DSLR/SLR LENS
Offered by YESART
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Actual Infra Red, not just dark red., 19 July 2016
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Does what it says on the tin. Set your White balance to it bluest, prefocus, turn to manual and experiment. Great fun and it lets you into the unseen part of the world around us. Something for whey faced landscapers to do when the sun is at its highest!


Prestige Cartridge Remanufactured High Yield Ink Cartridge for 301 XL Series - Black
Prestige Cartridge Remanufactured High Yield Ink Cartridge for 301 XL Series - Black
Price: £11.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Works well enough and at a reasonable price in a ..., 13 July 2016
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Works well enough and at a reasonable price in a commodity that, weight for weight, appears to be more expensive than gold.


New A-Level Business: AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice
New A-Level Business: AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.43

3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 13 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Has the necessary information paired down and parsed out in line with the unit break down of the AQA 2015 specification AS/A level. Less heavy on the practice elements, though, which the blurb had me believing would be a larger part. Overall useful.


Post-it Recycled Notes - Canary Yellow - Tower Pack Of 24 Pads - 38 mm x 51 mm
Post-it Recycled Notes - Canary Yellow - Tower Pack Of 24 Pads - 38 mm x 51 mm
Offered by Choice Stationery Supplies Limited
Price: £13.88

4.0 out of 5 stars I use them for chunking ideas and building decision trees and they are brilliant for this as the size forces you to be ..., 30 Jun. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Can't imagine how I got by before these came onto the scene. I use them for chunking ideas and building decision trees and they are brilliant for this as the size forces you to be concise and their ability to lift and stick repeatedly means that they can be moved around, grouped and regrouped and also that you can store them in use on an A4 piece of paper and get a large amount of information in one place. That they are recycled, including the backing sheet means that their environmental impact is reduced. A good thing. The ones I received were not yellow and not in a tower stack, instead they came in two shades of blue, two shades of green and red an orange. I was initially attracted by the tower packaging. That looses a star which is more to do with Amazon and nothing to do with 3M, but this is a fairly minor point. Otherwise does exactly what you expect POst It notes to do.


Post-it Index Medium Plastic Dispenser - Orange/Purple (Pack of 50)
Post-it Index Medium Plastic Dispenser - Orange/Purple (Pack of 50)
Price: £4.08

5.0 out of 5 stars So much easier and quicker to use than rough torn ..., 30 Jun. 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
So much easier and quicker to use than rough torn strips of paper that disastrously fall out when you need them most. They are reuseable and you can also write on them, though of course in a limited way. Just one of those small things that help beyond their size.


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