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Leopet Cat Scratching Post 175 cm High Tree Medium Activity Centre Kitten Scratcher Playing Climbing Relaxing Sisal Furniture - Choice of Colour
Leopet Cat Scratching Post 175 cm High Tree Medium Activity Centre Kitten Scratcher Playing Climbing Relaxing Sisal Furniture - Choice of Colour

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and all the cats have enjoyed this at some point (one of them sneakily, 8 Jan. 2016
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We have five lucky cats (and two dogs), and all the cats have enjoyed this at some point (one of them sneakily, as she doesn't get on with the other cats, but that's another story....)

It was easy to put together, sturdy, and has been enjoyed by them all. One of the cats slept in it on the first night and they regularly enjoy it as a sleeping place (when they're not on our bed, of course).

It's pretty free standing, and even with four cats on it (one of whom is a trifle overweight) it doesn't wobble or creak or show any signs of stress. One of the cats has chewed off one of the toy mice, but that's just what she does - fortunately the others are well placed enough that they can still be played with and haven't (yet) had a concerted effort to remove them.

In all, it was well worth the money, and has been enjoyed by the cats, their owners, and even given the dogs a bit of peace!
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Toshiba BDX3400 Smart Blu-ray Player with Built-In Wi-Fi (discontinued by manufacturer)
Toshiba BDX3400 Smart Blu-ray Player with Built-In Wi-Fi (discontinued by manufacturer)

1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this., 23 Oct. 2015
The interface is slow, the portal is bad. iPlayer and Netflix disappear without warning, and sometimes you have to call Toshiba to get these icons back. It only supports NetFlix and iPlayer, you can't add other services.

I bought this a couple of years ago, moved to Portugal and guess what? Even though Netflix is here, it won't do Netflix if it's located outside the UK. Toshiba support couldn't have been less helpful.

Don't make my mistake. Don't buy this. In fact, given my experiences, you're probably better off if you don't buy anything Toshiba, at all. Ever.


Water & Solutions
Water & Solutions
Offered by westworld-
Price: £9.98

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dull and repetitive, 10 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Water & Solutions (Audio CD)
A collection of very samey songs with snooze worthy music. It opens with the best song, and goes downhill from there. Yes, if you like that kind of "emo" music, and you're into The Hotelier, La DIspute or Mansions, you can easily see where the influence comes from. But it's so boring.


Kaweco Fountain Pen 30 ink cartridges short turquoise
Kaweco Fountain Pen 30 ink cartridges short turquoise

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice to write with, lovely colour., 6 Sept. 2014
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Very good cartridges, the colour is lovely and the ink is really nice to write with. Thoroughly recommend it.


GMYLE® USB 35mm Negative Film Scanner 5.15 Mega CMOS Sensor Digital Image Photo Colour Copier for 135 Films and Slides
GMYLE® USB 35mm Negative Film Scanner 5.15 Mega CMOS Sensor Digital Image Photo Colour Copier for 135 Films and Slides

4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, but some issues on OS X, 2 Sept. 2014
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This is quite a good scanner. For the price, the quality is quite impressive and it's quite a nice piece of kit. It automatically rebalances the contrast on them and sometimes they look a bit dull, but I usually find taking them out and putting them back in solves it.

Four stars rather than five because I couldn't get it working on the Mac and had to use it on the PC. For some reason on the Mac the picture was always black. Not too much of an issue for me, but for other people, it could well be a show stopper. Your mileage will vary, etc etc etc.


Jade Steel Presents the Emerald Triangle
Jade Steel Presents the Emerald Triangle
Price: £23.80

1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, 26 Jun. 2014
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I'm not quite sure why I bought this. I suppose I thought it might be worth a risk. I was wrong. There's a comic book in the CD cover that sort-of acts as an intro to the thing. There are spelling and grammar mistakes in the text of the comic, of course. And the music... umm... part metal, part country, part indie. I wouldn't say it's dull - I haven't been able to tolerate listening to it long enough to get bored. It's not that it's badly played, because it isn't. The singer is perfectly in tune, too. It's just... the songs are genuinely terrible. Sorry.


Jazz Classics
Jazz Classics
Offered by Todays Great Deal
Price: £2.09

3.0 out of 5 stars Meh., 26 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Jazz Classics (Audio CD)
This would be more accurately titled "Kenny Ball and Friends in Concert". None of the performances are particularly engaging, and it generally goes from lacklustre to mediocre via soulless. I imagine that if you're a fan of any of the artists featured, it's one just for the completist only.


Blue LED Display Watch - Curved Fan Display of Lights
Blue LED Display Watch - Curved Fan Display of Lights

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you remember the future?, 20 Jun. 2014
I have one criteria for watches. Just one. Whenever I look at it, in my head I need to see Robert Culp, playing the murderer in an episode of Columbo, consulting his watch to time the murder to perfection. In the other half of the screen, the victim walks through an empty car park. All we can hear are footsteps, and an achingly fashionable 1970s modern jazz score. This watch fulfils that crucial criteria perfectly.

This is very much a 1950s or 60s view of what the future would be. Or even a deeply fashionable early 70s look. So it's not only futuristic but a bit retro at the same time. Most importantly, it's fun.

There are two practical issues though: it's very difficult to look at the time if you're carrying things. With a normal watch, no problem, but here you have to press a button. Not good if you're in a hurry either.

The other downfall is the width of the strap, which is almost at its full extent, even on my spindly arms.

If you're like me, you'll love this. That said, I only own 2 Blu Rays, and one of them is Metropolis. So draw your own conclusions :)


Fleur De Paris
Fleur De Paris
Price: £2.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compilation, 8 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Fleur De Paris (Audio CD)
I bought this really after seeing someone recommend it in another review - and as it was rather a bargain, why not? Turns out to be a great little compilation - "La Mer" by Charles Trenet is wonderful, and it's something I've been looking for for years (without, of course, knowing either the name or the singer).

There are other gems on here - too many to mention them all - but there's Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Yves Montand and the great Josephine Baker. Seriously, there is absolutely no filler on here. Listening to myself, I can imagine sitting in a café in Paris, on a rainy afternoon, slowly sipping coffee and watching Paris glide by.

Of course, if you'd prefer all your lyrics to be in English, go buy "Tribute To Edith Piaf", which is in English. This isn't - it's the original artists, iconic recordings and excellent sound quality.

Go on - you know you want one.


Andrew James Red Premium Bread Maker With Automatic Nut And Raisin Dispenser And Gluten Free Recipes
Andrew James Red Premium Bread Maker With Automatic Nut And Raisin Dispenser And Gluten Free Recipes

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes good bread, 7 Jun. 2014
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But get a decent book of recipes, because all the ones I've tried from the book that comes with it are absolutely awful.


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