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Post-it Recycled Notes - Canary Yellow - Tower Pack of 16 Pads - 100 Sheets Per Pad - 76 mm x 127 mm
Post-it Recycled Notes - Canary Yellow - Tower Pack of 16 Pads - 100 Sheets Per Pad - 76 mm x 127 mm
Offered by Choice Stationery Supplies Limited
Price: £20.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Buy for Sustainability, 14 May 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These Post-It notes are made from recycled paper and are a little paler yellow than the standard issue. The box of 16 pads comes with minimal packaging, the pads are in a simple recycled cardboard box, without the usual additional layer of plastic covering on each pad. So for home ordering and storage they are fine. The stickability and ease of removal of each sheet work just as well as in the standard commercial product and provide good value at £1:50 per pad comprising 100 sheets.


Garnier Ambre Solaire Protection Mini Lotion SPF50 50ml
Garnier Ambre Solaire Protection Mini Lotion SPF50 50ml
Price: £3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect to carry around for top-up protection, 13 May 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Perfect small travel friendly 50 ml tube of high SPF 50 sun protection, ideal top up for exposed face and neck areas when you are out and about. This is a tried and tested brand for us, it works well, rubs in easily, does not have a strong scent, causes no skin reactions.


A Visit to London for Thomas the Tank Engine (Thomas & Friends Picture Books)
A Visit to London for Thomas the Tank Engine (Thomas & Friends Picture Books)
by Vv Aa
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Featuring major landmarks of London, the Queen AND Thomas!, 11 May 2016
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A new Thomas the Tank Engine story in which Thomas gets to bring the Fat Controller up to London to meet the Queen. This would be a good present for any Thomas fan particularly in 2016, the year of the Queen's 90th birthday. It will also be enjoyed by any children who visit London as it features famous landmarks such as the Cutty Sark, Tower of London, the Shard, Big Ben and more. Several of Thomas's familiar friends appear in the story which is simply told and clearly illustrated. We liked reading the "action" page laid out as a comic strip in which Thomas puffs his way across the countryside, with accompanying sound effects from our grandson!


Brabantia Hanging Laundry Bag - Cool Grey
Brabantia Hanging Laundry Bag - Cool Grey
Price: £26.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very efficient when space is at premium, 8 May 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This version in pale grey is well made and should last indefinitely - like most Brabantia products. It is surprisingly capacious, nearly 80 cm long including the hook, and ideal for those with little space for a floor standing laundry basket. The large white and grey plastic hanging hook swivels so it can hang anywhere that is secure enough to take the loaded weight. It could also be used to transport clothes to the washing line as the fabric is wipe clean. My only small quibble is that if you are hanging this "publicly" in your bedroom or bathroom a completely grey handle would have looked rather smarter.


Color Icon Blush, Mellow Wine
Color Icon Blush, Mellow Wine
Price: £2.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Good colour and price, 8 May 2016
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My wife finds the Mellow Wine colour of this blusher just right on her slightly tanned skin, not too pink or too dark. It is a powder rather than a cream blusher so there is some spillage at the brush pick up stage. Apply with the small brush provided, or use your own make up brush for a wider sweep across the cheeks. It is a neat travel/handbag size and reasonable price.


The Christmas Book (One Shot)
The Christmas Book (One Shot)
by Rita Storey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good resource book for the primary classroom, 6 May 2016
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My wife has reviewed this book, as she is an experienced teacher and has "done" Christmas so many times!
The Christmas Book has lots of facts about the origin of Christmas celebrations, the Christian story and Christmas customs around the world, well illustrated with colourful photos. There are craft and cookery activities which are clearly explained and would be suitable with adult help for children 6 years and up. Some of them are familiar - make your own wrapping paper and cards, "stained glass window" biscuits, chocolate yule log etc. Others are more innovative such as the glittery bauble made by wrapping gluey string around a balloon, the jar with make your own muffin ingredients, or the Promise box. There is a short play script at the end for a DIY nativity show. The easy to read pages are interspersed with jokes that young children will appreciate, or would be suitable to quote in your home made crackers!
As a Christmas resource book for a family at home it is useful, but I would prefer to have more things that my children could do themselves such as word games, art or colouring pages, quizzes and mazes etc. It is however an excellent resource book for Primary teachers or after school clubs , with lots of information to support children's learning about Christmas plus practical ideas for the classroom or sharing with parents.


Breville VTT548 Vista 2 Slice Polished Stainless Steel Toaster, Silver
Breville VTT548 Vista 2 Slice Polished Stainless Steel Toaster, Silver
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An efficient toaster, 4 May 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is an attractive looking toaster with brushed steel sides and gloss finish front and back. It has the expected range of controls for "doneness", frozen bead setting, easy lift lever, crumb tray etc. It browned our toast evenly, but was not quite long enough for tall slices, we had to turn them around half way to get top and bottom toasted evenly. There is no rack option for toasting items such as muffins on the top, though the slots are wide enough to take failrly thick slices.


wet n wild Ultimate Brow Kit, Ash Brown
wet n wild Ultimate Brow Kit, Ash Brown
Price: £3.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Neat handbag size kit, 30 April 2016
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Very neat little handbag/ travel size eyebrow kit. Use the mini tweezers to shape, the brush and powder to colour, then the wax to smooth and define. The Ash Brown kit has one colour that is fine for my wife's mid brown eyebrows, and one that is too dark but may suit those who want a really dramatic eyebrow look!


Tefal GC713D40 Stainless Steel OptiGrill Plus Health Grill with Automatic Thickness and Temperature Measurement, 2000 W, Silver
Tefal GC713D40 Stainless Steel OptiGrill Plus Health Grill with Automatic Thickness and Temperature Measurement, 2000 W, Silver
Price: £94.99

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect solution for BBQ style cooking on your balcony!, 29 April 2016
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We recently have moved to an apartment that has a big roof terrace, but as is common in many flats, BBQs are forbidden outside. We can understand that because of the fire danger and the smell of BBQ smoke which may be intrusive to neighbouring flats. So for us , the OptiGrill offered a solution for those times when we want to eat outside . For anyone with a balcony, terrace or small patio where you have electricity, or can run an extension cable, you can now cook in BBQ style easily and cleanly.

The Optigrill is about the size of a large chopping board, so it is pretty big to live on most kitchen surfaces but ideal for outside as long as you can store it somewhere weatherproof. We tried it out indoors on 2 venison steaks last night (there is room for 4), they had been marinated with olive oil and herbs but cooked with no mess or clouds of smoke (which you can get on a BBQ or in an open griddle pan). I think this is because the plates preheat so they sear the meat quickly, the lid is firmly clamped down, and you do not need to open up to check the cooking as it is automatically timed.

The grill is simplicity itself to use, with the clearest instruction cards we have come across for ages. Wash the plates before first use (they release with a small spring button at the side), dry them and plug in, switch on . We did not oil the plates, but the meat itself had been marinated in oil and did not stick at all. Set the type of food you want to cook (use manual setting for veg and toasties to judge your own timings) press OK and wait for the appliance to beep and indicate that it is sufficiently hot. Pop the food in, close the lid and wait until your desired colour (rare/medium/well done) lights up. We went for "medium steak" timing and the venison was excellent, nicely browned with grid lines and pink inside. The cooking plates were very easy to clean and they are suitable in size and composition for the dishwasher, and the drip tray safely held any juices. No mess, no stress.

We are looking forward to cooking outside lots over the summer, it is the perfect solution for us (but will probably stick to using the grill/ griddle pan indoors simply because of space constraints).


Hawaiian Tropic 240 ml Ultra Radiance After Sun Lotion
Hawaiian Tropic 240 ml Ultra Radiance After Sun Lotion
Price: £7.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Good cream, overpowering scent, 28 April 2016
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
My wife is testing this out ( during the winter weather we are currently enduring here in late April!)

Hawaiian Tropic makes great suntan lotions which I have bought when travelling abroad, but I have not tried their aftersun before. This product is a good size, pump action works fine, the cream is thick but absorbs easily and feels good on the skin. However for me the downsides are the price (nearly £12) but above all the scent which is called Island Mango. I find it very sweet and strong, and in common with many other sun products such as those smelling of coconuts I would be hesitant to use this cream with my usual perfume before heading out for an evening, maybe slap it on at bedtime!


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