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Purina ONE My Dog Is Food Lover Turkey & Rice Dry Dog Food 800g (Pack of 4)
Purina ONE My Dog Is Food Lover Turkey & Rice Dry Dog Food 800g (Pack of 4)

4.0 out of 5 stars 4 woofs!, 22 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This gets the JJ seal of approval. He is a robust Parsons Terrier with a lot of energy and personality - and tucked into this very happily.

It will be mixed into his regular food to add variety.

He isn't a fussy dog - he even likes sprouts!

It has a pleasant odour - which isn't always the case with some pet food.

I can't say I tasted it myself - so can only relate that this gets 4 woofs from JJ!


Rexel A4 Budget 2 Ring Binder with Spine Ticket Window - Red (Pack of 10)
Rexel A4 Budget 2 Ring Binder with Spine Ticket Window - Red (Pack of 10)
Price: £15.52

4.0 out of 5 stars Adequately Decent!, 19 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I am building up a collection of new binders and accessories - and the Rexel brand is a solid choice for your office supplies

Even with these from their budget range, they are more than adequate for most paper storage needs.

Nothing special about them - but nothing wrong with them,


View Quest Christie DAB+ Radio and NFC/Bluetooth Speaker - Red
View Quest Christie DAB+ Radio and NFC/Bluetooth Speaker - Red
Price: £99.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stylish and powerful - but not perfect, 17 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
There is much to admire about this very British piece of kit.

1 - Styling and Build quality

The design is very retro (which seems to be the fashion for DAB devices) and I like the range of colours available. The materials used are of a good quality and the construction is very sturdy. It arrives very well packaged and oozes quality.

2 - Sound

It delivers well in terms of sound quality - whether listening to classical music, talk radio or modern music. It packs a decent punch for such a compact unit.

3 - Connectivity

I had no problem with connecting various (android) devices - another definite plus point.

There are, however, a couple of downsides

Firstly the screen is not easy to read unless you are level with the device. I like the rotating nature of the control panel - but it is not easy to read it from a distance. A minor quibble - but it would have been great if you could read it easily from a range of angles and distances.

Secondly - and this is more of a comment on the overall package rather than this as a device - is the issue of the battery pack. It is, to my mind, a shame that the battery is not included as part of the base box - as I am sure many potential users would put the battery option to good use. The battery pack is available to buy - but only in a combination with a carrying case. I would have liked the option to buy just the battery.

If View Quest were looking to really enhance the system, it would be great if you could link up your radio to your phone or tablet and to use that as a remote control. Now that would really be special.

Overall, this is a good DAB radio - and I am very glad to have it as part of my home.

(Since first posting, I have become aware that the connection between the power cable and the socket in the back of the radio is very sensitive to movement - at least on mine. Just moving it slightly keeps causing it to lose power and thus restarting the unit. This may, of course, may be a minor issue that just affects my radio - but I felt I had to mention it)


Rexel Advance A4 2 Pocket Customisable Polypropylene Folder - Red (Pack of 5)
Rexel Advance A4 2 Pocket Customisable Polypropylene Folder - Red (Pack of 5)
Price: £8.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Good but a bit bulky, 17 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Rexel always delivery on quality - and that is certainly the case here. Decent materials, good construction.

The only thing that stops me from making this a full 5 star review is the bulk of the item itself.

By the time you have some papers in this, you will not be able to fit much else into your ring binder. Indeed 5 empty ones completely filled a binder. It would be different for a lever arch file. But it is something that does effect how useful it is in a wide range of situations.

Horses for courses, I guess. But this is not perfect.


Philips GC3810/20 Azur Performer Steam Iron with 150 g Steam Boost, 300 ml, 2400 Watt, Blue
Philips GC3810/20 Azur Performer Steam Iron with 150 g Steam Boost, 300 ml, 2400 Watt, Blue
Price: £32.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A very decent iron, 14 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
There are many good things about this iron.

1 - Weight - it feels good in the hand, it isn't too heavy (even when full of water) but is sturdy enough to get good results
2 - Ease of water filling - one of my gripes with previous irons has been the tricky access for filling up the tank. This has a simple side access that woks perfectly
3 - Great steam - really impressive both horizontally and vertically

It is, of course, still an iron and so I find it hard to get that enthusiastic about something that I really don't like doing.

Having said that, it is a very good value iron from a reputable manufacturer. Worth considering if you are in the market for a new one.


Rexel Advance 4 Pocket Project File - Navy (Pack of 5)
Rexel Advance 4 Pocket Project File - Navy (Pack of 5)
Price: £9.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Great pockets, 13 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Some people get excited about office supplies - strange as it may seem. And this is the sort of thing to get such people interested. Rexel have been in this market for years and this is a great addition to their range.

Excellent quality in terms of materials and design, this is a clever piece of kit that will be useful in a large range of office/administrative activities. Multiple pockets in a compact design all made from a durable material makes it a really good piece of kit. As someone who seems to accumulate pieces of paper, this will help me keep things together.

Well worth looking at


TONI&GUY  Men Styling Putty 75 ml
TONI&GUY Men Styling Putty 75 ml
Price: £4.89

3.0 out of 5 stars Gloopy, 13 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
For a putty, this has a very loose texture. Almost too loose, for me. Whilst It does provide good hold without being too obvious that you are using a product, actually getting hold of an appropriate quantity of said product was quite tricky. I did struggle to get the small amount needed - meaning that it was quite a wasteful experience and it would be very easy to put too much into the hair.

If you can master the technique of getting a small amount out of the pot, these is a decent styling product. If....


The Eco Friendly Medium Beco Ball, Blue
The Eco Friendly Medium Beco Ball, Blue
Price: £4.29

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 6 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This was given a very, very thorough testing by JJ - one of the most destructive pups ever!

He loves it. And he hasn't been able to destroy it. Something that usually happens within hours with other toys.

Very highly recommended!
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 10, 2015 8:51 PM BST


Philips Multi-Groom Ultra Precise Beard Styler Series 1000
Philips Multi-Groom Ultra Precise Beard Styler Series 1000
Price: £17.45

4.0 out of 5 stars Adequate, 2 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a perfectly acceptable little trimmer. It is compact and, considering it is only powered by a single battery, it trims pretty well.

Whilst this is clearly a entry level trimmer, it would have been better to supply a case so that you don't lose any of the attachments.

I don't think this will serve the needs for anyone who wants to engage in really detailed, regular facial topiary. But it is a good place to start.


TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750 Dual Band Wireless PCI Express Adapter with three Antennas
TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750 Dual Band Wireless PCI Express Adapter with three Antennas
Offered by Kikatek
Price: £51.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Major issues, 30 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I, like a significant number of other users, have experienced enormous difficulties getting this piece of kit to work.

Fitting it was relatively straightforward. Getting it to work so that my PC could access the Wifi in the house was not. I lost several hours of my life in trying different combinations of settings on both my PC and the router - and still no joy.

Perhaps I am not enough of a geek to make this work - but life is too short for experiences such as this.

Not something I can recommend.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 30, 2015 3:59 PM BST


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