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BIC Briteliner Grip Highlighter - Assorted (Pack of 5)
BIC Briteliner Grip Highlighter - Assorted (Pack of 5)
Price: £3.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value, 18 Mar. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Highlighter pens are always handy to have around, especially if you are learning or need to organise paperwork. I have mainly used the Stabilo Boss brand for personal use (work had cheaper clones that were not as good with washed out colours and short life). This is more out of habit than anything as they are reliable. However, I am very impressed with these pens. They provide clear, vivid colour and are much more comfortable to hold. They are also cheaper than Stabilo highlighters. I can't yet comment on how long they last as I need to do a review before they run out but I am pleased with their performance so far.


How Soon Is Now: From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation
How Soon Is Now: From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation
by Daniel Pinchbeck
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Makes you think., 15 Mar. 2017
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It is plain that the human race needs to change its ideas if it is to survive. This book addresses the current ecological situation and how to tackle it. Whilst it is interesting and relevant, it is important to remember that it is only one person's viewpoint and that there are other opinions out there. If it makes people think though, then it has done some good.

At times, the author reminds me of David Icke who, despite clearly having "controversial" views (to put it tactfully)), does speak some sense at times, particularly in relation to the capitalist, global market society in which we live.

Action needs to be taken urgently. Whether this book forms a basis for this action, either wholly or partly, is debatable (I keep an open mind on this) but it certainly makes one think.


Hallmark Mummy Mother's Day Activity Card "From Your Son" - Medium
Hallmark Mummy Mother's Day Activity Card "From Your Son" - Medium
Price: £1.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality fun card for a young child, 15 Mar. 2017
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A medium size card for a young child to give to their Mum. The colouring activity is basically just a black and white picture of a "Mum" in superhero costume that the child can colour in. If the card needs to be posted, it is standard stamp size.

The quality of the card is very good, as you would expect from Hallmark.


Xbox One S FIFA 17 Console Bundle (1TB)
Xbox One S FIFA 17 Console Bundle (1TB)
Offered by NXTech
Price: £257.44

4.0 out of 5 stars Good console, cheap 4K UHD Blu Ray player, 12 Mar. 2017
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I bought this for its capabilities as a 4K UHD Blu Ray Player as, at time of purchase, it is cheaper than the dedicated players. Being also a games console comes as a pleasant bonus. Having said that, I have spent a lot of time playing games on it as well. I'm glad I went for the 1Tb model (which I purchased as it was on offer at the time for a lower price than the 500Gb) as I am filling it up with purchased, free and XBox Live Gold games.

The library of games is very good and most can be purchased through the console itself for downloading digitally (although you may get them cheaper in the shops, particularly if you don't mind used copies). There are free demos of many games (including first chapters of series) and with XBox Live Gold membership, you get free games each month and discounts as well. Many Xbox 360 games are playable and can also be purchased through the console.

As for the Blu Ray playing facility, it works fine but there are some issues. The first is minor in that you have to download an app to get the player to work. The other issues are more serious. Firstly, it does not play data disks so if you rely on AVI, MP4 and similar file formats burnt to disk, they will not work on this player. Secondly, the controller and menu system is not ideal for DVD/BluRay. I don't know whether the generic remotes you can buy are compatible with it but the Xbox controller makes it very difficult to negotiate beyond ordinary playback.

If you already have the original Xbox One, it is probably to worth buying this, unless you particularly want a 4K BluRay player. If not, it is probably ones of the best consoles available at the present time, along with the PS4. Please note that you do need an unlimited internet connection to get best use out of this. Even games purchased on disk often need hefty data downloads.


Scotch Extra Resistant Packaging Tape 50mm x 66m (E5066S6) - 1 roll
Scotch Extra Resistant Packaging Tape 50mm x 66m (E5066S6) - 1 roll
Price: £4.24

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Strong Tape, 9 Mar. 2017
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This is a standard size roll of packing tape that fits the standard Scotch dispenser, making for easy use. The tape is thicker than standard brown tape and I found it to be strong and secure. Being transparent, it also makes the package more presentable and professional looking (if this is an issue to you).

I found that the tape didn't split or tear as easily as the regular brown tape and is therefore more reliable. You do really need scissors to cut it if you don't use a dispenser but at least you don't get tape stuck to your teeth!

It is more expensive than the regular tape but if strength and reliability are important to you, then it is worth the extra.


Hallmark Mother's Day Card "For You With Love" - Large
Hallmark Mother's Day Card "For You With Love" - Large
Price: £5.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Quality, 1 Mar. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
There is a lot to see in this card. The front of the card is adorned with a ribbon and little plastic "gems" a has an outer card attached with a message underneath. The inside has a 4 page insert, the first three pages of which contain the verses of a poem,

The card is of high quality and will be suitable for Mums who appreciate a sentimental message. I should point out that the size of the card means that a large stamp is needed if you are going to post it.


HangDr Supplements Ltd Multivitamins and Minerals Supplement, Pack of 90 Capsule
HangDr Supplements Ltd Multivitamins and Minerals Supplement, Pack of 90 Capsule
Price: £15.88

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible, 20 Feb. 2017
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Firstly, far from being for people with an active lifestyle as per the blurb, according to the label, they are specifically for people "who enjoy a drink". You are encouraged to take three capsules before a night of drinking and three more before you go to bed (suggesting a hangover cure?)

It seems good value as you get 90 capsules but the recommended dose is three a day (and as I have stated above) six on a day of drinking. Even on days of non drinking, you should take two in the morning and another in the evening. Therefore the 90 capsule bottle lasts a maximum of 30 days.

On top of this, they taste absolutely disgusting. I don't know why they have to have any taste at all but not like this. The smell is reminiscent of rotting plants. I literally couldn't swallow them.
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Purecup Bronze Origin Coffee Whole Bean Selection Gift Box
Purecup Bronze Origin Coffee Whole Bean Selection Gift Box
Price: £23.89

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fresh coffee, 15 Feb. 2017
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It's always good to have coffee freshly ground rather than from a packet of already ground coffee which can go stale after a while. This selection comes in a gift box. Upon opening, the smell of coffee hits you (lovely!). The six coffees are from different countries in Africa,Asia and The Americas and are of different styles, although all Arabica beans. Whilst Arabica is used in the majority of coffees, it would be nice to have had a Robusta variety for comparison (especially in bitterness). So far I have tried two for the purposes of a quick review (I will update if I find anything significant to say after trying the others). The Honduran one is a medium colour and strength and the Indonesian one is a lot darker and stronger. Unfortunately there is nothing on the packaging to give one an idea of the style of each coffee so you won't know until you try each one. Some information would have been useful.

I am not what you would call a connoisseur of coffee but I do regularly enjoy a cup of real coffee and these beans compare favourably with my usual blends. Maybe a tad expensive for a regular personal purchase but it would make an ideal gift for someone who likes their coffee. Just make sure they have a grinder though or you might have to buy them one of these as well.


Post-it 654-1B 76mm x 76mm Recycled Notes Pad Tower Pack - Pastel Yellow (Box of 6, 100 Sheets Per Pad)
Post-it 654-1B 76mm x 76mm Recycled Notes Pad Tower Pack - Pastel Yellow (Box of 6, 100 Sheets Per Pad)
Price: £10.75

5.0 out of 5 stars The original and best, 15 Feb. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Forget the cheaper alternatives that don't stick well. These are the real thing. I use loads of sticky notes and I've never used an alternative product that is as good as the original Post It notes (and, no, I have not vested interest in the company - this is my real opinion).

Post It have experimented with many colours, some garish, some bordering on psychedelic, Useful if you want colour coding, but these are the original yellow variety that we all know and love (they are even called "yellow stickies" in some places I have worked). They are packaged in a box made of recycled card, not individually wrapped, which suits me fine as I have difficulty removing the wrapper sometimes. They are certainly more expensive than shops' own brand varieties of sticky notes but they are of a lot higher quality.


Scotch 3M76271 12.7 x 3.8m Permanent Mount Squ Tape
Scotch 3M76271 12.7 x 3.8m Permanent Mount Squ Tape
Offered by supermart USA
Price: £5.96

4.0 out of 5 stars Good stickability, 9 Feb. 2017
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a double sided craft tape that also sticks things about the place. I have used it to stick a couple of pictures (in cardboard frames) to a wall. I did find that when I removed it to re-place the picture, it took the paint off although, to be fair, it does warn against sticking to a flat wall,

It certainly sticks well and is ideal for cardboard and heavy paper (it is too thick to use to stick thinner paper without it showing) and thicker materials. The only problem I had was that I found it difficult to remove the backing. This is something I have found with other double sided tapes. An easy solution would be to have the backing paper overlap the tape slightly. Other than that though, it is an effective product from a company noted for its quality products.


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