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AATU Cat Wet Turkey and Goose Cat Food
AATU Cat Wet Turkey and Goose Cat Food
Price: £19.04

4.0 out of 5 stars On first taste it's a positive, 27 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Our cat has previously enjoyed dry food within the AATU rangeand she really likes it, it being packed with similar concentrations of meat, no grain etc. Likewise with this packet she wolfed it down after a few seconds hesitation and sniffing so in that regard it scores highly as well as on the basis of its constituents which have a high meat and moisture percentage.
However she has started off eating a particular brand then very quickly going off it, never to eat it again and in that regard because only one packet was sent for review purposes I cannot predict what will happen and it will be a bit of a punt buying a whole tray of them on the off chance. These packets are 85g which are 15% smaller than most of the popular brands such as Felix but an ok size and can be supplemented with a small amount of dry.

Panasonic Bluetooth Waterproof Sport Headphone - Black
Panasonic Bluetooth Waterproof Sport Headphone - Black
Price: £99.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Sultry sounds, 25 July 2016
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Very good indeed. They do look a bit 'posey' which I'm a tad subconcious about and the LED flashing around the ear piece does look a bit elaborate but its not difficult to like these. The sound is great; they are in ear headphones so there is a limit on how loud they get but it's easily loud enough for me. The sound is rich and full, they synch really well and aren't uncomfortable though I find any type of earphones a bit irritating on the ear after an hours constant use.
I like them, not as much as on ear large headphones which are my favourite type but for a bit of exercise biking indoors I've enjoyed wearing them and for in ear headphones they're among the best I've used.

Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900+ MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wireless Signal Booster - White
Linksys MAX-STREAM AC1900+ MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wireless Signal Booster - White
Offered by BESTBUYIT
Price: £109.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Works well for most of the house., 25 July 2016
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I like it so far, it seems to have made a difference in spurts though it's difficult to catagorically measure as my main signal seems to cut out randomnly due to ongoing works in the area disrupting the broadband. It is bigger than most plug in devices but it's also much better than them so I think it's a reasonable trade off to make and I'm sure the larger size must be instrumental in making the difference. It works better, in my experience being nearer the main router and further from the diminished zone than the other way round. Time will tell as I've used other signal extenders which have ultimately proved disappointing but it seems to have made a difference so far.

Louis Theroux - The Collection (4 Disc BBC Box Set) [DVD]
Louis Theroux - The Collection (4 Disc BBC Box Set) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jimmy Saville
Price: £9.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful compilation, 24 July 2016
A very good compilation of some of Louis Theroux's work. Louis has an extremely disarming charm that allows him access into some quite surreal encounters during his observation and engagement with American subcultures and various self-publicists, aka British 'celebrities' the very term of which sends a shver down my spine.
In 'Porn' Louis takes a look at the US porn industry, its participants and the mechanics of the industry. I remember the first time I watched it and it's still bizarre and fascinating notions such as 'gay for pay' the straight male actor who makes his living engaging in sex acts with other men, pretending he's gay on film as a way of making a fast buck and the stunt c**k who enters the fray to 'pop' on cue when the main male performer is unable to. Louis is a good sport and gets some nude pics of himself done to much hysteria to everyone he shows them to.
Head for the Hills is the next one which features militias living out in the wilderness of Idaho. Asides from the slightly worrying aspect of them being small groups of heavily armed anti-government conspiracy theorists, they mostly came across as likeable and hospitable. The Aryan Nation far right ones are a different kettle of fish though and it was bizarre listening to one of them discussing his love of the old 70's sitcom 'Are you being served?' rationalising the contradiction of his homophobia by stating that he just ignores or tries to blank out the bits with Mr Humpries (John Inman) in. It was hilarious watching Louis trying to get him to say the tag line 'I'm free' John Inman style.
Swingers follows people into that particular scene with Louis attending a swingers party with a borrowed date for the evening whilst expressing that what he hoped for the evening was to make it out alive. It was a good watch without any of the unpleasnat individuals that occasionally crop up in his road trip.
Black Nationalism was also a good one and Louis obtained a fascinating insight into the various black nationalist strands including Al Sharpton who has prominently worked to progress the rights and standing of black Americans for a number of years. There were various factions who wanted geographical boundaries drawn to create an independent black nation within the mostly, Southern states of the US and its sad seeing the news stories of the day now with police shootings of black Americans how little has changed since these programmes were forst aired.
Wrestling follows this and Louis is really put through his paces after a wrestling trainer takes great exception to his inference that, to a lesser or greater degree, the action is choreagraphed. It's one of the few times that you'll see Louis really out of his comfort zone and it felt quite mean just how much the trainer put him through the mill. Quite funny none the less though.
South Africa is next and this one features mainly not very likeable individuals among the Afrikans, white settlers of mostly Dutch descent who also want geographical boundaries drawn. Louis also gets to meet the charmless Eugene Terreblanche if you remember him.
Thai brides follows and is more laid back and an interesting watch. I can see the appeal on many levels, the Thai women who queue up to join the dating/marriage agency are stunning but what's not so pleasant is the attitude of some of the UK men looking to be matched with them. Old fashion so called values really dominate here. Anyway I would be really interested to see how the overnight marriage went between the English PTSD sufferer and the very pleasant and balanced older Thai lady went. Wish there had been a follow up programme to this.
Gangsta Rap is the last one of this ilk and is my personal favourite. It's very funny and is jam packed with interesting and amusing individuals. The rap writing segment with the two rappers and Louis writing is hilarious as is his live delivery on the radio. Very charming and shows another side to the bad press that this industry receives.
The rest of the discs are Louis' encounters with notorious individuals the first one being Jimmy Saville.
Saville comes across as the creepy charmless egotist he always has. That is not a retrospective view, I was of that target age when Jim'll Fix It was on and i don't know what was showing on the other channel but I have never seen a solitary episode of it. he comes across as a prat in this also though Louis does his best. It was illuminating him being exposed as a liar in terms of the cabin on the celebrity cruise he was offered. watch and see.
Chris Eubank ex boxer was better and it was really surprising to me how it seemed to show how much Eubank needed to feel liked. An excerpt was shown of him on Never mind the buzzcocks where he was torn apart and reacted genuinely hurt afterwards. I felt bad for him.
Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee were next and came across fine up until Daniels appeared on Ready Steady Cook inan attempt to raise more finance for Debbie's ailing ballet production. He was sullen and a bit rude which was a bit of a shame. Good programme though. (Louis not Ready ...)
Ann Widdecombe up next. She was ok but more guarded than most. Louis persisted with his questioning of her alleged virginity status but she put him and his producer firmly in their place.
More Tories, the Hamiltons were next and Louis struck lucky being in the midst of filming when a sex scandal broke. Made a not very interesting programme a bit more interesting.
Louis than met some Nazis, again back in the States which was chilling and quite scary during one encounter when Louis would'nt legitimise a question about whether he was Jewish by giving an answer. The two young girls who were being home schooled and sing songs at Nazi/skinhead rallies was quite disturbing and I did fear for their futures especially as it was a looming possibility that they would be entering mainstream education with other children the following year or so. Louis did his best with the mother but something has gone horribly wrong along the way somewhere.
Louis at the brothel in Nevada was the last offering. It's another strong episode and Louis' natural inquisitive manner and likeability really aided his line of questionning and frank responses in this one. It was very funny also how one of the women, who evidently had developed a soft spot for him, called the shots on the filming and ended up making him comply to receiving a massage. a tragic history for her emerged though which was a saluatory reminder of things though.
There are some extras also, excerpts of his early days filming TV Nation. It's a brilliant compilation and I look forward to revisiting his other works. There is a small booklet included which he writes an overview of this time and a guide to each of the programmes.

Sinister 2 [DVD] [2015]
Sinister 2 [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Shannyn Sossamon
Price: £5.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Bughuul deserves better, 24 July 2016
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This may be an over generous 3 stars, I intend watching it again before finally deciding and confirming my suspicions that this has 2 stars written all over it. I thought the first Sinister was a flawed classic that really worked the atmosphere, presenting a number of confusing and disturbing imagery that set the tone of the film before revealing the dark explanation at its core. Sinister 2 has no need to do any of this as it's all been laid out for it and it generally dispenses with any of the slow build tension that worked so effectively before. Now we have ghostly children hanging about the house showing their personalised massacre home cine film recordings to the next in line they're trying to induct.
The recordings feel a lot more shoe horned in than in the original and by definition were not as shocking or disturbing. The macabre figure Bughuul was used more to create 'jump' shocks to the viewer and seemed too peripheral otherwise and the overall story arc concerning the family at the centre of events didn't really grab me.
It has some touches and is not irredeemably bad but that in itself isn't enough to recommend it. Definately watch the first one though.

HoMedics Handheld Shiatsu Massager
HoMedics Handheld Shiatsu Massager

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Effective massager overall, 24 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
It works pretty effectively as a hand held massager once you get into the swing of it but there are some niggles. For its size its surprisingly unwieldly. The cord could do with being a bit longer and it's quite chunky and has some weight to it, I dropped it twice in use.
The interchangeable heads are good though a tiny bit of plastic chipped off whilst I was changing one of the heads, not a big deal but it's not as straight forward a task to do as it should be. It gives a nice rhythmic motion otherwise and works the muscles rather well; I did notice the difference afterwards.

Ultrasport GymChair, Whole Body Trainer, Foldable
Ultrasport GymChair, Whole Body Trainer, Foldable
Price: £90.78

4.0 out of 5 stars Good general workout device, 22 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I've never utilised anything quite like this in any of my exercise regimes before. It compliments and facilitates a lot of exercises very well, doing sit-ups works particularly well on this and I personally found the foam rollers comfortable to work with.
It's also good for using free standing dumbells and the expanders included add something as long as you connect them to the base; thankfully I had read another helpful review on here and heeded the advice given as the foam components will wear quickly with any friction or abrasive rubbing. I think it looks pretty good and folds up nicely so doesn't take up much space at all. The whole apparatus is surprisingly light as well.

Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies
Alzheimer's and Dementia For Dummies
by Consumer Dummies
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource., 21 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A very recommended purchase for anyone who would like an in depth analysis of this particular condition and the impact it has upon the individual and carers alike. It is very sensitively written and provides a lot of practical advice such as strategies for bathing, eating and sleep patterns etc as well as the science behind the causes of dementia and its various strands.
As has been mentioned there are sections of the book that deal with medical insurance which illustrate that this book was compiled for an American audience and the terminology used is different as well but as a whole this isn't a big deal and there is a wealth of information to be gleaned here within a really well written framework.

Sealy Select Response Pillow, Microfibre, White
Sealy Select Response Pillow, Microfibre, White
Price: £13.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Voluminous pillow, 20 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Whether or not you get a good nights sleep from this pillow will very much depend upon what elevation you like your head and neck to be. I like a quite low pillow that doesn't elevate the head too high whereas this pillow seems to be designed for the opposite. It's comfortable though and I like it as a propping up aide if sitting up in bed and may even use it downstairs on the couch occasionally but as a bed-time pillow it just has a bit too much volume for me.

Sealy Select Balance Duvet, White, 10.5 Tog, Double
Sealy Select Balance Duvet, White, 10.5 Tog, Double
Price: £44.15

4.0 out of 5 stars High quality duvet, 20 July 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Optimum wise, 10.5 tog duvets are really comfortable and whilst i do swap for a 'toggier' quilt later on in the year this will comfortably suit for the remaining nine months or so.
This is very well made, comes in a handy carrying packaging and is machine washable which is always a big plus, It's of a very high standard and has a price to match though other cheaper makes of duvet I've used in the past do the job just as well. If price isn't a major concern this duvet ticks all the boxes.

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