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RHS How Do Worms Work?: A Gardener's Collection of Curious Questions and Astonishing Answers
RHS How Do Worms Work?: A Gardener's Collection of Curious Questions and Astonishing Answers
by Guy Barter
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.78

5.0 out of 5 stars …or "Why is my compost hot?", "Why don't fig trees have flowers?" and so on, 1 Dec. 2016
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I am a sucker for impulse buying books with titles such as this, and a great number of them have passed across my shelves. Some have managed to stay on my shelves by virtue of actually being interesting and informative, whilst others have gone to car boot sales or the charity shop because they were poorly written, probably churned out en masse for the impulse buy market. But this is, thankfully, a proper, serious, informative book.

Whilst it is the sort of book with just one or two pages per heading, and each heading posed as a question – designed for casually dipping into at any page – I actually found myself reading sequentially though it. Not just that but learning interesting and useful facts as well. Things I may never have learned otherwise but are genuinely illuminating and make me wiser about the garden and plants in general. I guess that the RHS branding should have been a clue as to how high a quality to expect, but it's worth noting that you don't need to be a gardener to appreciate the information in this book.

There are five sections: Seeds and Plants; Flowers and Fruits; Below the Ground; Weather, Climate and the Seasons; and In the Garden.

The book is full of excellent colour sketches and illustrations. It is hardback and has a red bookmark ribbon.

I enjoyed it immensely and think this would be a great present for anyone even remotely interested in gardening or nature in general.


Rapesco Scissors - 17cm, Frosted Finish
Rapesco Scissors - 17cm, Frosted Finish
Price: £3.50

3.0 out of 5 stars The handle design of a scissors is very important part of its usability, 1 Dec. 2016
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The stainless steel blades of these scissors are well aligned and they cut well, with a smooth motion. The only thing I'm finding a problem with is the finger holes in the handle part, as my forefinger keeps sliding into an uncomfortable position when I try to manoeuvre the scissors to cut in a curve or around a shape. When cutting in straight lines it is more or less fine, but repeated use can be a bit uncomfortable on the back of my forefinger, between the first and second joints.


I Could Be The One (Noonie Bao Acoustic Mix)
I Could Be The One (Noonie Bao Acoustic Mix)
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Noonie Bao, 27 Nov. 2016
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I don't think Noonie Bao was credited on the released version of the main released version of this song even though she was one of the writers and sings the vocals, so it's good that she is actually credited on this great acoustic version. I've bought her album, EP and some other songs and really love her voice and the style of her songs. I don't think many people in the UK have heard of Noonie Bao but that just makes her a hidden treasure as far as I am concerned, and I am glad to have discovered her music.


Lynx Fragrance Edition Mens Gift Set
Lynx Fragrance Edition Mens Gift Set

5.0 out of 5 stars Selection box, 27 Nov. 2016
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The first question that comes to mind when getting what is effectively a selection box of body sprays is obviously going to be "are they full size or are they small sample versions?" These are indeed full size versions of 150ml each. That makes it a good choice of gift for someone who wants to try out a different scent but doesn't know which, because when he has settled on one he likes he has the rest of the bottle to use. It's even better for larger families as Dad and sons can pick the ones they like and share the rest out.

In broad terms, the five varieties are all quite similar, yet with easily recognisable differences which can seem subtle at first but become more recognisable as signature scents the longer you're exposed to them. The swivel and spray top of each can is a great idea, meaning you don't need to pull off (and potentially lose) a lid each time. It also makes it next to impossible for accidents to occur because using the pop-up push button that appears when you swivel the lid means you always know exactly where the nozzle is facing when you press that button.


Rapesco Single Hole Punch Mini - 12 Sheet Capacity, Assorted Colours
Rapesco Single Hole Punch Mini - 12 Sheet Capacity, Assorted Colours
Price: £2.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you specifically want a single hole punch, then this is a very good one to choose, 25 Nov. 2016
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It can be just as easy to punch a single hole in the top corner of a set of papers using a standard 2-hole hole punch as it is to use a dedicated 1-hole hole punch. So you may not even need this. However, when it arrived I was surprised by how small it is – you can literally close your whole hand around it – and I think that's where most of its usefulness comes from, because you can carry it around in your pocket if you want to. Having said that, I struggle to think of any job or task where anyone might find themselves needing to carry around a single-hole hole punch on a regular basis.

But if you do need to make a lot of holes in documents on a regular basis, this is a very good choice as far as I can tell, because it works very well and very neatly. It takes up minimal desk space, its height can be minimised by use of a handle clip, it has a clean simple motion and the rubber base of the clippings tray comes off and goes back on again without any fuss.


3M 8810 Cup Shaped Particulate Respirator - Blue (3-Piece)
3M 8810 Cup Shaped Particulate Respirator - Blue (3-Piece)
Price: £8.20

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right for the job, 19 Nov. 2016
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These dust masks got seriously delayed in transit but finally arrived with me. They're good masks and the two pieces of elastic hold them on well. There is some soft material to cushion the bridge of your nose, which helps prevent against chafing. The material the mask is made of really keeps the dust out and it's good because you can easily push it into shape so there are no large gaps between the mask and your face for the air to come in.


Geometry For Dummies, 3rd Edition
Geometry For Dummies, 3rd Edition
by Mark Ryan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.28

4.0 out of 5 stars Geometry for (almost) dummies, 19 Nov. 2016
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I often approach Dummies books with a mixture of expectancy that they're going to ease me into the subject and trepidation that it might be one of those authors who uses analogies like this: "For all you fans of bicycles and tricycles… you're really going to love this section on bisection and trisection: cutting something into two or three equal parts". Erm… okay… But putting aside the author's tendency to write sentences that sometimes seem a little odd, which you're going to have most times someone writing about a subject like this feels they need to keep an often novice reader interested with smatterings of joviality, this is actually an enjoyable book which does a good job of teaching you something. It does assume you know some basic algebra and general mathematics, but if you do you can probably follow what's being said and understand what he's saying and where he's trying to get you to.


PG Tips Original Keep It Tea Gift Set
PG Tips Original Keep It Tea Gift Set

4.0 out of 5 stars Great tea, great biscuits… but we don't get the slogan, 5 Nov. 2016
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Everyone likes a cuppa, so why not buy them a gift box with some biscuits and a mug? That's the question PG Tips are hoping a good number of people are going to answer with a "yes, why not". Personally, I think it's the ideal gift for calling on someone unannounced because you're bringing the tea, you're bringing the biscuits and you're even leaving them with a mug when you go, so they can't really make excuses and turn you away after that can they?

In all seriousness though, PG pyramid bags do make a great cuppa. The family have enjoyed them for years, and I have to say that those shortbread biscuits (of which you get 10 in the packet) are really nice and now they are gone we are left with a collective hunger for shortbread biscuits that will no doubt result in the family getting a habit for them.

The mug is okay. We didn't really get the slogan. What does "keep it tea" mean? Is it a plea to not drink coffee? The sketch of Monkey on the inside of the mug only reminds us that we like Monkey and would prefer to see him on the outside of the mug instead. At least we can see the Monkey on the inside; someone who lifts their mug with the left hand is going to see nothing.

You may want to know that the biscuits contain gluten and may contain nuts and sesame.


Oasis Women's Quartz Watch with Blue Dial Analogue Display and Silver Alloy Bracelet SB001SM
Oasis Women's Quartz Watch with Blue Dial Analogue Display and Silver Alloy Bracelet SB001SM
Price: £36.78

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish and uncluttered, 3 Nov. 2016
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This bracelet watch is really easy to unfasten and clip back on again. It looks really good and my mother has a new favourite watch. The rectangular face is a rich bluish colour which complements perfectly with the silver of the hands and the bracelet. There is no day of the week display but not everyone wants that, and it would have only made the watch face seem crowded. As it is, it is simple and uncluttered. The box it comes in is nothing to write home about, but no-one gets a new watch just to keep it in a box.


Sigel LH115 Wall-Mounted Literature Holder acrylic, with 1 compartment, for A4 (1 piece)
Sigel LH115 Wall-Mounted Literature Holder acrylic, with 1 compartment, for A4 (1 piece)
Offered by A2B Stationery Ltd
Price: £14.95

5.0 out of 5 stars See-through with rounded safety edges, 2 Nov. 2016
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This is quite a stylish container. It's sold as a literature container, but funnily enough I already have something like this in the house, which I think I got in a sale or car boot sale or something several years back – though not clear acrylic and not as nice looking as this – and I use it on a dull space of wall for putting thin books and magazines in. If you plan on using it to display leaflets or menus and so forth – which is the main use for it – then the clear plastic and rounded edges will be good features to have.

It has two holes for wall mounting, and that's the only way it does mount. But the base is slanted, so you can't stand it on a table. That's a bit of a missed opportunity, surely? I appreciate that there is a good reason for the slanted base, as it makes any leaflets in it slide to the front, but for the sake of an extra slottable piece of acrylic at the back to hold it steady they're missing out on making it something you can use anywhere, not just a wall. So, yes it looks very good and very stylish but it is a niche item.

Given that it is a niche item, I can't really mark it down for that lack of adaptability, hence the 5 star score, but allowing for that dual use would be better, especially for business owners who travel to events.


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