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Bodum TRAVEL MUG Vacuum, 0.35 L - Small, Black
Bodum TRAVEL MUG Vacuum, 0.35 L - Small, Black
Price: £18.73

5.0 out of 5 stars Big and brash but keeps the drink warm and very difficult to spill, 9 Jan. 2017
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This is a huge cup, and while it's quite big physically it "only" holds a small amount more that a can of coke (a can is 330ml, this cup is 350ml).

That said, it's not a problem as the extra size offers lots of insulation. If the lid is on and secure then it will keep a hot coffee warm for around an hour - quite impressive. The rubberised areas are well thought out too and offer additional grip for either the surface the cup is on, or simply when holding it. It's actually quite difficult to spill a drink in this cup accidentally - it takes an intentional knock to push it over.

I quite like this cup and it's something I've been using regularly but I found it didn't fit in my cup holder in the car due to the size - luckily I could put into the in door holder and it fit quite snugly.

It's expensive for what it is, and it's bulky, but it also does a great job of both keeping the drink warm and stopping it spilling so it comes highly recommended.


America's Most Wanted Recipes: Delicious Recipes from Your Family's Favorite Restaurants
America's Most Wanted Recipes: Delicious Recipes from Your Family's Favorite Restaurants
by Ron Douglas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic American, 9 Jan. 2017
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This is an authentic American recipe book, and as such some of the places to buy ingredients from are not in the UK - not really a problem but it's not a one stop shop for UK readers.

However, the benefit that this does have is that it's far more genuine and feels more realistic and authentic The KFC type chicken isn't quite the same, but the recipe is good and it's already a favourite :) The TGI Friday and Taco Bell recipes are also recommended

It's very easy to follow and there is a brief terminology on how to cook the foods, tips on healthy eating and substitutions - they are obvious mostly but it's useful to have in one place.

Good price for some great menus - recommended


Police Men's PL.93404AEU/02 Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Leather Strap
Police Men's PL.93404AEU/02 Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Leather Strap
Price: £45.65

4.0 out of 5 stars Chunky and waterproof. Or not waterproof if you read the manual., 9 Jan. 2017
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The RRP is quite unrealistic for this - it's a nice watch but not worth over £200 in my opinion. Luckily Amazon currently have this on for less than half of that price!

First impressions are very positive and it comes in a well presented box that adds a bit of extra bling factor. It's a big chunky watch, and reminds me of a transformer robot for some reason - I think due to the 8 "claws" from the face onto the glass surface. There is a lot of Police branding on the product - the strap, the buckle, the back of the watch, the watch face and for good measure the P logo is repeated several times on the watch face, and the crown. Oh and the box has it on there too. Several times. In case you forget this is a Police watch :)

It's a well made watch and built from decent quality materials - the face is scratch resistant and the claws offer some degree of protection to the face too. Likewise the leather is good quality and the overall effect works well together. There was no issue with the watch and it keeps the time as well as any other. One odd area is that it's supposed to be water proof, but then the manual mentions not to wear in the shower. Shame it's not consistent.

While it's not quite something I would choose, it's nice enough for people that like well made and slightly chunky jewellery.


Maplin 8 Inch Mains Powered Plasma Ball Globe Light Glowing Lamp with Touch Effect
Maplin 8 Inch Mains Powered Plasma Ball Globe Light Glowing Lamp with Touch Effect
Offered by Maplin_Webdeals
Price: £14.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Retro riot, 9 Jan. 2017
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Great price and fast delivery. This is one of the larger globes around without going to silly prices and I'm very pleased with it.

Has a display mode (normal) that you can leave running or touch and get nice effects and also a mode where it pulses in time to the music - didn't really like this mode though.

It's a good size and makes a great retro addition to any room.

Recommended


Vet's Best Comfort Calm Supplement Gel for Cats
Vet's Best Comfort Calm Supplement Gel for Cats
Price: £4.14

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seemed to give the cats an extra chill mood, 9 Jan. 2017
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I've tried similar products in the past, and tend to find they very much depend on your animal! However that said, I have two cats and used this gel prior to fireworks going off recently as they tend to get a bit nervous with the sounds.

While they wouldn't touch the gel as it came out of the tube - they sniffed it and showed no interest, they did take it when mixed with food. It's only a subjective view, but they certainly seemed a lot calmer when there were rockets going off outside - to the point of just being lay down and taking no notice. I can't say this is down to the gel, but they were very twitchy a few months ago near bonfire night and while there were fewer fireworks on new year, they were certainly a lot calmer.

It's priced well enough to give it a try and give your cat a bit of a chill out - it won't harm them, but on the plus side it will make them less stressed.

Recommended for the price.


Judge Dredd Casefiles 27
Judge Dredd Casefiles 27
by John Wagner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.88

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Weaker collection with a couple of good stories but really only for fans, 30 Oct. 2016
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Case Files 27 presents a mixed bag of adventure from Mega City One, and sadly it's one of the weaker collections. I know that the glory days of the classic tales are long gone, but these from prog 1053 onward just seem a little jaded with a lot of them being a weaker version of old tales with a slight spin on them.

The 307 pages contain a gallery of covers at the end and plenty of content and the tales are listed below with by view on them

From 2000AD we have
Holiday special is a short, well drawn and entertaining tale of coming back to the Meg - it's nothing original but well done.
Fast food is a four part tale around competitive eating and again it's a by the numbers story without an original tale for veteran readers of Dredd but it's a good serving of Mega City One life.
Spooks is a four part tale of PTSD but with a future spin and a cameo from Mrs. Gunderson.
A Walk On Gang Alley is a typical arrest story (that also reminded me of the classic Apocalypse War story where Dredd fetches Griffin to the bunker). Good tale with a nice twist.
Mrs Gunderson's Little Adventure is a second outing in this collection and is a three part story where she stumbles into trouble.
Attack Of The Sex Crazed Love Dolls is a mature and original one part story.
Spawney is a two part spin on Judicial bureaucracy while having a gentle dig at the eco warrior Swampy.
Bo Peeper is a one off covering peepers for the Dept and again is something that's been seen before.
Bum Rap covers a new craze in the Meg.
Escape From Old New York Street is a two part tale that seems familiar but is well done.
The Story Of Genes is an odd standalone that provides a moment of humour.
To Die For is a three part story, that is good enough but is yet another rehash of an older story but with a robotic twist.
In The Year 2120 fetches back a classic Dredd adversary in both the Judge Child and the clone. It spans two parts and it's very hit and miss.
Missing is a six part story, that is a rehash of an older story but updated and given more depth and also has DeMarco in it which is always good in my view. This is probably the standout tale in this collection.

From the magazine we are given
Ojay is the Mega City take on the OJ Simpson case from years back and is a one part tale
Simple Domestic is another one parter and entertaining with a simple twist
Predator Vs Judge Dredd starts in the Cursed Earth, but has sky surfers, war droids and a Predator in the big Meg. It's a decent length tale with strong writing from John Wagner and is up there with Missing as the strongest in this Case Files.

It's not the worst Case Files and it's got at least two strong tales in there that I enjoyed, but it's not one that I'll be rereading any time soon. I'll still buy them (and sadly I also get the ebook direct from Rebellion) as I've got the complete collection, but this is one for collectors only and not a good introduction to the world of Dredd.

For fans only


Endless River [VINYL]
Endless River [VINYL]
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £31.10

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album than works well in vinyl, 30 Oct. 2016
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Lots of reviews of this, but if you're a Floyd fan then you'll like this as much as any of their work and it's got a good re-listen quality.

The vinyl version is a lot more expensive than perhaps it should be, but it's a great way to listen to a classic band in a richer format than digital can sometimes be.

Recommended


At San Quentin [VINYL]
At San Quentin [VINYL]
Price: £16.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice analogue recording of the live event, 30 Oct. 2016
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Arrived quickly and well packed, this is the full uncut version of the live show and is excellent if you're a fan as it's a good representation of the event with all the content intact and sounds far better in vinyl than my digital recording of it

Highly recommended for vinyl fans


RC iPad Pro 9.7 Case, Smart Case Cover - Slim Front Case with Hard Back Cover (iPad Pro 9.7 inch) Black
RC iPad Pro 9.7 Case, Smart Case Cover - Slim Front Case with Hard Back Cover (iPad Pro 9.7 inch) Black

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well fitting case that protects the iPad and looks good, 30 Oct. 2016
Fits the 9.7' iPad Pro perfectly, has the cut outs in all the correct places and provides some much needed protection to the tablet. The case is solid and easy to use and also has the magnets in to ensure the iPad opens/closes with the screen protector.

As with similar cases, the screen cover folds over and provides a useful stand in landscape mode.

It's a solid case that is a fraction of the price of the official Apple one, and it's excellent value for money as it offers the same protection and function as the Apple case but at a far better price.

Highly recommended.


LANKA® Full HD 1080P Car Dash Cam DVR Camera Dashboard Digital Driving Video Recorder Built-in G-Sensor Parking Monitor Motion Detection Loop Recording (Blue)
LANKA® Full HD 1080P Car Dash Cam DVR Camera Dashboard Digital Driving Video Recorder Built-in G-Sensor Parking Monitor Motion Detection Loop Recording (Blue)

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and it's a case of record and forget, 30 Oct. 2016
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While the instructions are a bit poor, it's easy to set up the camera but you will need an SD card to record onto. This isn't supplied, but it's very clear that you require one so no great issues.

There are several menu settings that allow you to set up recording quality and motion detection and so one. I found that 720 recording was fine and allowed for quite a lot of footage to be recorded.

It's an unpretentious camera that records the activity outside the car in HD quality for a good price and it's a must have in this day and age. Easy to set up and once in you just forget about it as it just starts with the car and records.

Recommended.
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