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Philips GC9550/02 PerfectCare Silence Steam Generator Iron with OptimalTemp - 360 g Silent Steam Boost, 1.5 L, 2400 W, Champagne
Philips GC9550/02 PerfectCare Silence Steam Generator Iron with OptimalTemp - 360 g Silent Steam Boost, 1.5 L, 2400 W, Champagne
Price: £299.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, continuous ironing., 28 Jun. 2015
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This steam generator allows you to iron for over an hour without refilling. It can be a little noisy at times and needs decalcifying and cleaning after use, especially in hard water areas, not just when decalcifying light shows, but is so much better than the old steam iron models. Irons everything from silk to linen, adjusting the temperature automatically. One excellent safety feature is the "no volt", this is the standard to which all others steam generators are or should be based.

Whilst this is a new concept which needs a little getting used to with this new technology it is a fabulous product and I only took one star off because it is pricey and a little noisier that my previous generator but it glides over the clothes and is the answer to a laundry maids prayer.Beautiful to look at too. o have no hesitation in recommending.


Officially Licensed Twin Docking Station - White (PS4)
Officially Licensed Twin Docking Station - White (PS4)
Price: £26.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality bit of kit., 24 Jun. 2015
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This review is from a member of my family as he tried and tested this on his PS4 for me.

Cannot count the number of times that I want to play myPS4 on the spur of the moment, reach for the controllers - both flat - cable too short to sit and charge so no PS4 for me!!!

Not anymore, this is a great accessory, sits neatly behind the TV but also looks super good next to the machine. It comes with two extendable batteries, that clip easily to the controllers and give loads more play time.

Once you finish you just sit the controllers back on to the dock and the lights change colour to confirm that they are on chRge. No more flat controllers for me, this great. Alum for money for a quality bit of kit.


Oxford French-English Visual Dictionary of Animals (Oxford Visual Dictionary)
Oxford French-English Visual Dictionary of Animals (Oxford Visual Dictionary)
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Educational and Visually Stimulating., 24 Jun. 2015
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My grand-daughter absolutely loved this book and has gained so much from it. Much much more than just a dictionary it has 126 action packed educational pages.

Segmented into parts, firstly an introduction and explanation how to use in French and then translated into English underneath. All this before we even get to the actual DIctionary section.

The dictionary has colour coded sections for ease of use and each section covers a particular theme with the animals. Each page is different with a quiz at the back makes this a treasure of a book. Exceptional value for money and a must for any child learning French. I would say an adult learning French would derive a great deal of benefit from researching this book also. A real gem.


BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier WE
BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier WE
Price: £84.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Really does seem like a Godesend!, 21 Jun. 2015
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This is just excellent, the clips and fastenings are really sturdy and can be adjusted for whoever is carrying baby. A big plus is it is completely washable, so it is easy to keep clean. Some carriers are only wipe clean. Simplistic to use especially on your own and baby feels really safe especially when snuggling in facing inwards soon falls asleep, and loves facing outwards watching the world go by, but this is only suitable from when she could support her head.

Easy and quick to take on and off, indispensable on errands when she is taken out often you can dispense with the need for a pushchaii have taken one star off only because after about twenty minutes my back aches so for me a godsend for short periods. Do recommend though.


The House of Hidden Mothers
The House of Hidden Mothers
by Meera Syal
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent novel by hugely talented actor and author., 15 Jun. 2015
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Shyama is divorced and a single mother to a 19 year old daughter. But now she has found a new lease of life with a devoted boyfriend Toby - nicknamed ToyBoy Toby because he is 34 to her 48.

But the apparently flattering arithmetic of the couples age difference is working against Shyama, who is approaching the menopause and can no longer hope to have a baby with her much younger lover. So to the bewilder,net of her parents and the outright hostility of her daughter, Shyama heads back to her parents' homeland India, and Delhi world capital of surrogacy clinics. Here she meets Mala, a young woman from a poor rural village who will bear the child Shyama and Toby long for.

This is a really impressive accomplished work - funny wise and warm confidently straddling the cultures of Britain and India and acutely perceptive about both, particularly the treatment and plight of women in both societies. Brilliant.


The Bones of You
The Bones of You
by Debbie Howells
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Psychological Thriller., 12 Jun. 2015
This review is from: The Bones of You (Hardcover)
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This is a very clever novel that tackles some dark undercurrents in family life. It is a steady paced novel with an intricate plot that is written with great care.

Rosie is found dead, the town is stunned, who did it and why? This is not a crime book, it focuses more on the characters, what lies behind these characters,their fears, lies secrets and complexity. I really loved this book, it is written with great clarity and slides at along at a steady pace. What are intriguing are the chapters where Rosie has a voice, she is missing, she may be dead, she may be in need of help somewhere.Rosie's mother Joanne is a lost soul. Everything from the outside looks good in her world, good job, solid marriage, good husband Whois a good man helping others less fortunate.

But no one knows what goes on behind closed doors, all is not as it seems. The father is controlling, mean and a beast who likes to control his children and his wife both daily and in the bedroom. The dual narratives that are within these chapters are more than fascinating, each time it gets to Rosie's chapter it really is an OMG moment. The title of this books ties in so well with the story. If you like dark psychological thrillers you will love this, it is up there with the best, reminiscent of Alice Sebold's The Bones Of You.

To sum up, in a nutshell, would I recommend this book? In a heartbeat.


Purina ONE My Dog Is Adult Beef & Rice Dry Dog Food 800g (Pack of 4)
Purina ONE My Dog Is Adult Beef & Rice Dry Dog Food 800g (Pack of 4)
Price: £13.96

4.0 out of 5 stars It is a yes from BEn., 10 Jun. 2015
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My little Ben is a two year old rescue cocker poo with an undershot jaw who struggles to eat large kibble so I was more than happy to give this a try. He seems to enjoy the smaller pieces and has no difficulty eating or digesting the Purina dry food I am still a little anxious about the ingredients. Dog food has come under a lot of scrutiny lately over ingredients which has made me more alert to what. Ben is a actually eating.

Purina is made by Nestle-Purina which is the largest pet food manufacturer in the world. For a premium dog food this is a mixed babe of ingredients. Beef as the first ingredient is great but after that there is a lot of grain and ingredients from unnamed sources such as animal fat and animal digest which makes me a little uneasy.

On the positive front PUrina ha an excellent reputation so for me I think the pluses outweigh the minuses and what sways it for me is BEn does actually seem to love this.


ThinkFun Robot Turtles Board Game
ThinkFun Robot Turtles Board Game
Price: £19.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Well thought out game for children., 9 Jun. 2015
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This game is a really good way to introduce children gradually and gracefully into basic programming mentality and thinking. It is a fantastic game for the whole family. You can even build a board with four different levels at the same time.

The game has a great and simple way to increase the complexity in. A well reasoned small stepped fashion that allows you to increase the challenge for the olde child whilst keeping it simple for the younger one.

The turtles are so cute and as a teaching game it is wonderful. It is pretty much a teaching game that teaches a child to direct a turtle from point A to point B? The child uses cards to direct the turtle and they have to figure out which way the turtle needs to move in relation to the destination. A learning game that is both challenging and eat fun. I cannot recommend this highly enough.


The Past
The Past
by Tessa Hadley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Did not live up to my expectations., 6 Jun. 2015
This review is from: The Past (Hardcover)
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I expected this book to be so much better. It had so much promise, the type of plot that I adore family drama with underlying tensions, and quarrels, misunderstandings and secrets galore.

A literary work with four siblings converging on their late grandparents home to discuss the future of the old rectory. The property has fallen into disrepair after being neglected since their grandparents death.

Alice, Harrit, Fran and Roland all arrive for a three week stay at The Rectory. Alice arrives - somewhat inexplicitly with the son of an ex-lover - Kasim. Roland arrives with his wife and vulnerable teenage daughter Molly, I could see now the connection. Poor Harriet arrives with her diary, and Fran turns up with her two young children Arthur and Ivy 6 and 9 respectively.

I expected a family drama that would be gripping and leave me wanting to know more at the end, instead I found a mediocre storyline with characters I struggled to engage with and I was glad to finish the book.


Hallmark Birthday Wife Cute Forever Friends 3D Attachment Card - Medium
Hallmark Birthday Wife Cute Forever Friends 3D Attachment Card - Medium

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5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL CARD., 1 Jun. 2015
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This is a beautiful card that I think any wife would be delighted to receive. It is adorned with a small pink crystal heart and a pink ribbom in the shape of a bow. It has four forever friends reddies on the front in various poses, and is in tasteful colours of grey and pink. The wording on the front is quite plain it simply says TO MY WIFE.

It has a lovely without being too sickly verse which begins on the front and contines on the inside page. It has a double page interior and is a superior card in every way. I am always looking for nice cards on this igh street and I have yet to come upon this range, I would not hesitate to pay £4.00 for this card, worth every penny and one I would be overjoyed to receive.


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