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K&N 57S-4000 Performance Intake Kit
K&N 57S-4000 Performance Intake Kit
Price: £155.05

4.0 out of 5 stars FEELS MORE EAGER BUT COULD DO WITH BEING LOUDER, 28 Aug. 2016
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The boy racer in me is still alive and I thought this would make a nice addition to the engine compartment of my Ford Focus 1.6 182 estate. Judging the product by previous reviews I thought that even if it doesn't increase the bhp at least I might get an extra snarl when I accelerate.
I used to love the sound of my twin webber carbs topped with K&N's sucking in the air and popping as I accelerated on my old Alfasud Ti and Sprint Veloce.

It arrived without extra packaging in its own box. Opening the box I found an instruction booklet, a filter sealed in plastic and a plastic air box lid. There was also a rubber bung and some paperwork that stated it had passed TUV testing on the continent.

It was simple to install, undo the top cover of the air box by undoing x4, 7mm hex top screw in bolts, jiggle the lid of the air box and remove. Slide out the original paper filter by pulling it out towards the right. Keep the screw bolts to hand.

Push the K&N into place, put the new top cover on and screw down. So long as it is lined up there is no need for bending and straightening the plastic top cover. It fits like a glove. Using the screw down bolts you kept to one side earlier, fasten the cover down.
Word of advice, one or two of the bolts are fiddly and recessed in narrow gaps so take care you don't lose them.
It took me all of 7 minutes to have everything in place. If it takes you longer than that you are doing it wrong.

So the big question is, does it give more BHP, more torque and sound like a formula one engine?
I took my car for a Sunday morning, no traffic on the road, kids in the back going to swimming lessons test drive.

First impressions are that at low speed, the acceleration feels a little more eager and lighter. At 30 mph touching the accelerator lightly and coming off again gives a slight but deeper exhaust rumble. Once on the bypass slip road, giving the car a good boot, it did seem more eager and more instantaneous in acceleration. Whether it was quicker or not I can't say but the engine seemed to respond quicker.

The sound was no different than before inside the car with the windows closed, though the sound symposia that channels the 'roar' into the car was an octave or so different. Definitely not louder though. In the cruise at 70mph it was as quiet in the cabin as usual.
There was too much wind noise with the windows open to notice a difference from the outside.

Whether it is psychological or not there is more eagerness in acceleration and pulling away and it does feel faster. As to the 'snarly roar' I was expecting it didn't live up to the twin Webbers and Ansa exhaust system of my old Alfasud but here is a change in sound though nowhere near what I was expecting. Fuel consumption remains the same.

My only gripe is that the Filter Kit is expensive for what you get and that is the reason I waver between 3-4 stars.


Sealy Select Balance Duvet, White, 13.5 Tog, Double
Sealy Select Balance Duvet, White, 13.5 Tog, Double

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPER SOFT, LIGHT WEIGHT AND WARM, 28 Aug. 2016
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Super soft, light weight and very warm.

The Duvet has a very fine light grey checked pattern and is trimmed around the edges in grey.

It is also hypo-allergenic and best of all it can be washed. Coming with a 5 year guarantee it looks good value but I have yet to break a duvet while in use.

All in all it is snuggly and warm and if you can prevent your partner from stealing it off you in the middle of the night you'll probably get a decent nights sleep.


Star Wars: Colouring By Numbers (Star Wars Colouring Books)
Star Wars: Colouring By Numbers (Star Wars Colouring Books)
by LucasFilm
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

5.0 out of 5 stars A COMPLEX AND DETAILED COLOURING BOOK, 28 Aug. 2016
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As colouring by numbers books go this is quite a decent colouring book. there are however a couple of points to note.

Firstly you will need to purchase a decent set of colouring pencils and a pencil sharpener, the more varied the colours the better though if you have a limited supply of different colours you may be able to adapt them. You will be sharpening pencils a lot.

Secondly, this isn't really a book for young children, it is fairly complex and finely detailed I'd consider it more for adults.

And thirdly you'll need good eyesight and light as some of the sections are what I would describe as minuscule.

All in all a good product that will give hours of colouring relaxation.


Belkin 1.2 m Lightning to USB Charge and Sync Cable for Apple iPad Pro/iPad Air 2/iPad Air/4th Gen/iPad Mini/iPad Mini Retina/iPhone SE/5/5s/5c/6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus (MFI Approved) - White
Belkin 1.2 m Lightning to USB Charge and Sync Cable for Apple iPad Pro/iPad Air 2/iPad Air/4th Gen/iPad Mini/iPad Mini Retina/iPhone SE/5/5s/5c/6/6s/6 Plus/6s Plus (MFI Approved) - White
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars DECENT ENOUGH CABLE, THOUGH NOT THE CHEAPEST IT APPEARS WELL MADE AND SHOULD LAST, 26 Aug. 2016
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I know it is a bit of a cliche to say 'it does what it says on the tin' but the fact of the matter is that it does.

The cable arrived in a brown nondescript box just like you'd expect with the Amazon Basics range. The plastics on either end of the cable feel up to the job especially where the wire meets the neck of the connector. It is at the Lightning end of the cable that they tend to fail and the wires get frayed. Hopefully the solidity of neck where the wire attaches to the connector will hold up to extensive use.

For those of you that use a case on your device and find that only original lightning cables actually fit the case apature unless you remove the case you will be pleased to know that the dimensions are the same. It even works with a Lifeproof case and they have a very small tolerance to some cables.

The USB end is a little larger but this shouldn't cause any problems.

All in all its a very effective product, slightly harder plastics but they seem up to the job, I've given the cable a good tug at either end and there is no movement where the wires meet the connectors. Slightly less than an original cable too.
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Mindful Leadership For Dummies
Mindful Leadership For Dummies
by Juliet Adams
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

4.0 out of 5 stars AS A MINDFULNESS BOOK I'D GIVE IT THREE STARS, AS A MANAGEMENT MANUAL IT EDGES TO FOUR STARS., 20 Aug. 2016
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Mindfulness? I'd be surprised if you haven't heard the term, it's appearing everywhere, from the BBC, in a multitude of publications, on the covers of colouring books to courses being run by the NHS and executive training coaches. There's a scramble to get in on the act, a new fad perhaps but what is it?

It stems from a meditation technique, put simply, it is developing an awareness of your surroundings and your emotions in the here and now. It has gone from sitting quietly contemplating and studying and taking notice of the fine detail of your surroundings and your actions and emotions to being a corporate money spinner and label to stick on anything you might want to sell to give it a bit of kudos. A band wagon with its own bookshelf in a library. So now it is becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between the good and the rest. The danger is that it will end up in a similar vein to the multitude of American 'self help, change your life with my system' publications touted in every corner of the web.

So onto this book, it is written in an easy to understand style and has a considered approach and it flows reasonably enough to make it an interesting if not riveting read. However, and a little disappointingly is that underneath the 'Mindfulness' label on the cover it is in fact an adaptation of corporate leadership books with a sprinkling of Mindfulness thrown in on every page. The terminology shows that it has come straight out of a management manual, the Mindfulness gives it a slightly different perspective.

To sum up this book, in as few words as possible I'd say 'To be an effective leader you need to consider the views of others, listen to what they say and understand that how you feel and how your actions might affect the people around you'. That is the book in a nutshell.

This book is not true Mindfulness it is an adaptation, it is well written and easy to understand and it might help you to see things from a different perspective. However, having worked in the corporate world I doubt if it will change the management style of the people I have met.

As a Mindfulness book I'd give it 3 stars, as a Management Manual it edges to 4 stars because it's one of the better ones I have read.


The Tick
The Tick
Dvd

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Promising, 19 Aug. 2016
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This review is from: The Tick (Amazon Video)
Shows extreme promise, but if it is developed further it needs to keep the humour alive.


Craghoppers Classic Kiwi Men's Walking Trousers - Black Pepper, 40 Inches, Regular
Craghoppers Classic Kiwi Men's Walking Trousers - Black Pepper, 40 Inches, Regular
Price: £24.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value, 18 Aug. 2016
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I buy these for work, relatively inexpensive for the performance they provide. Comfortable, holds colour, washes well and dries quickly. Eye also hold up to kneeling down a lot too.


PDR Tool T-handle Dent Puller with Aluminum Alloy Piller Tab - Paintless Dent Repair - PDR Glue Puller
PDR Tool T-handle Dent Puller with Aluminum Alloy Piller Tab - Paintless Dent Repair - PDR Glue Puller
Offered by ALL'S
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good product., 18 Aug. 2016
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Worked a treat, coupled with PDR glue to pull out a small dent in the door of my car.


Stanley Heavy-Duty Glue Gun
Stanley Heavy-Duty Glue Gun
Price: £7.77

4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD PRODUCT., 18 Aug. 2016
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If you need a glue gun this might be a very worth while purchase for you and it is not overly expensive either. The built in stand is ok but to could do with a loop on the base of the handle so that it can be hung for storage.


Speedo Girls' Essential Endurance+ Medalist Swimsuit - Neon Blue, 26 inch
Speedo Girls' Essential Endurance+ Medalist Swimsuit - Neon Blue, 26 inch
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 18 Aug. 2016
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Actually fitted as expected (size 26) on my 7 year old. Speedo produce some of the best swim suit and swimming trunks material. The material lasts and hold colour very well.


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