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Rexel Advance Stay Put Folder and File - Purple (Pack of 5)
Rexel Advance Stay Put Folder and File - Purple (Pack of 5)
Price: £10.32

4.0 out of 5 stars Not for the commonplace filing but useful in other situations, 28 May 2015
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Unusual - never seen this design before in my whole life (business and education careers).
Not for casual filing - in and out papers - but for a more permanent result. This is because they don't have the common spring clip but a model of paper clips where you push through the holes and fold back.
The design, with extra pockets make this useful for special times - e.g. a delegates folder at a conference. Domestically, ideal for paperwork that you want to keep safely together (for example, I am selling and buying houses, so the solicitor's documents and mail can be put into one of these files then stored after the event in case I need to refer to).
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Pest-Stop PSIR-SH2 Small House Pest Repeller - White
Pest-Stop PSIR-SH2 Small House Pest Repeller - White
Price: £17.43

4.0 out of 5 stars Early results look good, 19 May 2015
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Only had a couple of live sightings of rodents in the garden - on the bird table - but signs of presence in holes under the fence and decking. They've successfully avoided traps so we were looking for a solution to prevent them setting up home on our property; ee know our neighbour has rats under her decking.
So I set this up in our conservatory and the socket faces the garden. Our usual signal of rodent activity is when our terrier goes bonkers while sitting and looking out the doors. Since setting this up (put in socket, switch on power) that has been significantly reduced, more so after a couple of days. It appears to be doing its job and it is unobtrusive (a small light to indicate working) and is no bother to our dog ( I wondered if ultrasonic sound might be a problem - manufacturer says OK with pets unless rodent family)


Rexel Ice A4 Ring Binder - Assorted Colour (Pack of 10)
Rexel Ice A4 Ring Binder - Assorted Colour (Pack of 10)
Price: £20.16

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Attractive, cleanable and make a nice presentation., 19 May 2015
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Decent folders and useful for colour coding documents to a system. Wipe clean covers is a bonus - can always look good. Semi-transparent means contents can be visible (at least the front or cover page) which is a bonus for identification unless a need for secrecy.
Not rigid enough to be self-standing. 2 rings is standard but does mean papers can be floppy inside.
Can have "identifiers" on the edge if stored like books, and on the front (e.g. a business card).


The Easy Guide To Nvq3 Management
The Easy Guide To Nvq3 Management
by Keith Lawson
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars This book may well be out-of-date, 13 May 2015
I am the author. This book may well be out-of-date as the NVQ standards are likely to have changed since original publication. I haven't written a replacement but I recommend not purchasing as it may not be relevant today


Beverly Hills Polo Club Messenger Bags, 19.5 cm, (Brown)
Beverly Hills Polo Club Messenger Bags, 19.5 cm, (Brown)
Price: £15.36

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A handbag, small, 12 May 2015
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Length:: 0:36 Mins

My mistake - I thought messenger bags were document carrying sizes and I am useless with metric, having used imperial for most of my life.
This turns out to be a small handbag. It has one pocket able to take a mobile phone and another one for whatever - tissues, sweets, nothing large at all. It would take a small camera (not an SLR). Not deep enough for a water bottle; would accept a soft drink can.
Not sure it is good value for money - that test would come with durability - would it outlast cheaper bags?


My 1st Talkie Frankie Firetruck 16.5cm
My 1st Talkie Frankie Firetruck 16.5cm
Price: £3.93

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and good value, 10 May 2015
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Granddaughter was given a Fire Station for her birthday and although it came with an engine, this is a good addition as it comes with sound. Sturdy. Good value


byteStor Pro 32GB USB 3.0 High Speed Flash Drive - Black
byteStor Pro 32GB USB 3.0 High Speed Flash Drive - Black
Price: £9.22

5.0 out of 5 stars Big memory in a small package., 10 May 2015
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Does exactly what is expected of it. Very easy to use and efficient. Have stored and deleted and stored again without problems or issues. So nice to have so much memory in such a small space. I tend to leave it in the desktop and do back up on it while working, before I do my big back up to a portable hard drive. Being small, it will be cheap to post when I want to share files, photos and videos.


The Ark [DVD]
The Ark [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Threlfall
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not good drama - propaganda for religion, 27 April 2015
This review is from: The Ark [DVD] (DVD)
The trailer got me really excited - I have great admiration for David Threlfall as an actor since seeing him as Smike in the RSC Nicholas Nickelby - but this is rubbish. The opportunity to make great drama was missed in order to preach a Judao-Christian message - this must have been financed by some religious sect.
The accents got me distracted at first but then I thought "why not?". I soon realised this was biblical "history" being used as an analogy for today's scepticism about a Creator - the dialogue of faith versus scientists was one-sided and not contemporary to ancient times.
The love then tension between father and sons had mileage but then didn't pan out because it was made ridiculous by the story action elsewhere.
An angel speaks to Noah and tells him to build an ark. Noah asks where will the wood come from (in this barren landscape) and the angel says it will. Apparently then, God gets it delivered from a heavenly lumber yard (plenty of wood, smoothly fashioned) as we do not see any sawpits at Noah's or spoil heaps after trimming. But Noah's children still question his sanity, despite the miracle of the wood arriving on scene when needed, with no human aid.
In the early stages of ark-building, Noah has superhuman strength - we see him erecting telegraph poles for the ribs of the ark, but later he struggles with a 6 foot narrow trunk when (intended as a tear-jerker) the kids have decided to help and turn up.
With the ark built, we wait for the rains. To avoid too much thinking by viewers we don't see the animals arrive two-by-two but there is a glimpse on the horizon of them - the giraffe is noticeable in silhouette by its neck.
The moment for the flood comes, but don't expect any great CGI effects - it better resembles (not to its credit) early Thunderbirds special effects as tectonic plates move to cause a tsunami. After a few seconds of frightened faces on the ark, the next scene is post-flood, on a dry-as-a-bone landscape. And the movie is over.
This defines blind, unquestioning faith. It neither entertains nor informs.
What a wasted opportunity to tell a tale and let the viewer decided whether it was just a good story or a moral lesson.
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The Porcelain Thief
The Porcelain Thief
by Huan Hsu
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well-written book about his family and living in China, 24 April 2015
This review is from: The Porcelain Thief (Hardcover)
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I have enjoyed a number of books which look at live in other countries, mostly written (as this is) by an expat or child of expats. They provide an insight into the everyday day, issues faced by locals, as well as human interest stories. This is another such good book.
Looking for the buried porcelain of his ancestor is only a plot device - a reason to make the journey. The journey itself is the best part. Huan Hsu is an accomplished writer - he has accolades for writing and they appear to be well-deserved if this book is anything to go buy. It's a gently paced read, full of interesting characters and an insight into China, present and past. A good read for a summer's day or a long journey.


Maclaren Alleviating Leg Lotion
Maclaren Alleviating Leg Lotion
Offered by Nutriglow
Price: £15.62

4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable product to use, 23 April 2015
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Enjoyable product to use. Has a nice scent to it. Whether there are proper benefits to the product, on top of massaging legs, is difficult to determine but it acts as a moisturiser. My bottle has been mostly used by aged mum-in-law, with leg problems and water retention, and she is very pleased with it (but she is using medication as well).


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