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Silicone Baking Mats Set - 3 Supreme Sheets for Half, Quarter and Small Oven Sheet Sizes. For a Healthier and Eco-friendly Oven Bake, Great for Cookies & Cakes - Quick and Easy Clean up and Cooking - Oven Pan Tray Liner Is the Professional Alternative to Silpat - No Quibble Lifetime Guarantee
Silicone Baking Mats Set - 3 Supreme Sheets for Half, Quarter and Small Oven Sheet Sizes. For a Healthier and Eco-friendly Oven Bake, Great for Cookies & Cakes - Quick and Easy Clean up and Cooking - Oven Pan Tray Liner Is the Professional Alternative to Silpat - No Quibble Lifetime Guarantee
Offered by Platinum Holdings
Price: £23.87

5.0 out of 5 stars Well-made kitchen product, durable and useful that leads to savings, 19 April 2015
Simplifine set of 3 Heat Resistant Mats is a well-made product that will be welcome assistance in every kitchen managing to match up well to the more expensive rivals on market, also quickly leading to savings.

The mats were delivered very fast and they came in a convenient package box ensuring that the content is not damaged during transportation. Inside the package there are three silicone baking mats of 1mm thickness, each of different size:
- Full Half - measuring 29.5cm x 42cm (16.5" x 11.6")
- Medium Quarter - measuring 24cm x 36.5cm (14.4" x 9.5")
- Small Petite - measuring 20.5cm x 29.5cm (11.6" x 8.1")

As nice add-on, the buyer also receives the book with 14 recipes - Complimentary Bonus Book – in PDF format.

These mats can be used in the oven (able to withstand temperatures up to 280 degrees Celsius), the microwave and freezer, and though advertised for baking cookies they can be equally useful for baking other things such as fish or preparing vegetables.

Except making the kitchen looks far better quickly, using these mats will lead to savings because there is no more reason for the additional purchase of baking paper and oil, making the process of cooking easier.

Overall, Simplifine set of 3 Heat Resistant Mats is the well-made kitchen product, durable and useful, and while it makes cooking simpler, it also leads to savings. Given its budget price Simplifine manages to outperform the competition of the more expensive rivals on the market, making this product further recommended.

I received a sample of Simplifine set of 3 Heat Resistant Mats for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


ACEVOG Women's Chiffon Button Down Slim OL Blouse
ACEVOG Women's Chiffon Button Down Slim OL Blouse
Offered by ACEVOG FASHION
Price: £9.99 - £13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking but be aware – a relatively small opening for head, 19 April 2015
I received sample of ACEVOG Women's Chiffon Blouse and gave it for testing to my teenage daughter considering its design that is suitable for the young girls. It turned out that this blouse is a good and nicely looking piece of clothing with one important remark.

The product shipping was extremely fast; only in few occasions I remember the delivery was so fast. The received black blouse has very nice design, though be advised that chiffon as the material is not stretchable. Therefore given its relatively small opening for head, for those with bit bigger heads could be challenging to fit in.

Although in the end my daughter managed to put it on, still it seemed too small for her that made my daughter a bit sad because she loved its design. Hence the recommendation when ordering this blouse, take one size larger than usual.

This is the first sample I received from ACEVOG company and I am satisfied with their service. But taking into account this issue with size I will give this blouse a one star less.

I received a sample of ACEVOG Women's Chiffon Blouse for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


James Donkey USB 2.0 Optical Flexible Gaming Wired Mouse 2000DPI for ipad PC Laptop (Black)
James Donkey USB 2.0 Optical Flexible Gaming Wired Mouse 2000DPI for ipad PC Laptop (Black)
Offered by Oxford Street
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality and nice yellow/black design, 19 April 2015
James Donkey Optical 2000 DPI Mouse is a product of good quality and nice looking yellow/black design that after one week of extensive testing proved its value as recommended gaming choice for those on budget.

The device comes in a convenient package box that protects sufficiently mouse device from the possible damage during transport. Inside the package beside mouse there is only short user manual. Installation couldn’t be simpler, all user needs is to plug the mouse in USB port and after few seconds it will we ready for work. Given no additional software is present, there is no way to change the mouse default settings, however the majority of users will not have a need for that.

Given the possibility to compare this mouse with some much more expensive models and those equally priced, James Donkey delivers the same quality when it comes to scrolling and precision, while lacking additional software that those more expensive models usually have.

The mouse comes with 5 buttons plus the central scroll wheel that can be also used as button; besides regular two, there are also two buttons on the mouse left side and one more on the mouse upper side. The mouse will certainly have appeal on gaming and younger audience given its cool yellow light that shines both from front side and below scroll wheel.

Also worth saying is the mouse is of good build quality and it comes with 5 feet yellow cable (1.5 m) that can be quite handy. DPI switch between three available modes 1000-1600-2000 can be easily performed using the DPS button on the upper side and I had no problems with accidental clicking as have been the case with some other models.

Overall, James Donkey Optical 2000 DPI Mouse is the 4 star gaming mouse that could be seen as good alternative for more expensive models but given its budget price I will raise one more and recommend it this model for all the gamers that are looking for cool designed and well-made mouse, still bargain priced.

I received a sample of James Donkey Optical 2000 DPI Mouse for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


GRDE® Sport Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Headset, Splash-proof Sweatproof Earphone, Headphone with NFC Function. Support Mute Mode, Call, Answer and Redial the Last Number for Iphone, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola and Other Mobile Phones with Bluetooth and NFC (black)
GRDE® Sport Stereo Bluetooth 4.0 Headset, Splash-proof Sweatproof Earphone, Headphone with NFC Function. Support Mute Mode, Call, Answer and Redial the Last Number for Iphone, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola and Other Mobile Phones with Bluetooth and NFC (black)
Offered by GRDE
Price: £56.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed with quality of sound received for the price, 17 April 2015
GRDE Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless headphones are cool looking gadget that fits well to the listener ears, seems solid and durable. The headphones support Audio Processing Technology (Apt-X) that ensure the best wireless sound, and advertised offer up to 8 hours of talking/playing time and 200 hours of stand-by.

The headphones come in package box that includes Bluetooth 4.0 Earphones, USB cable, 4x spare tips and concisely written User Manual. The package is not big but protects its content well from the possible damage during transport. The headphones are compatible with any mobile and other device I tried such as iPhones, iPads, HTC and Samsung mobiles, desktop and notebook computers – or to put it shortly, I didn’t have any problems using these headphones so far.

The user should be advised to make a full recharge before using these headphones for the first time that is done easily using the provided USB cable. The declared charging time is approximately 1 hour and it is accurate - few minutes more or less were required for headphones to be fully charged.

Speaking about the sound quality what I heard during extensive testing was good; actually I was more or less impressed with quality of sound received for the price. The sound is clean, a bass is a bit weak while middle tones are somehow suppressed, though that could depend on personal taste.

Therefore, GRDE Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless headphones are well-made product that seems durable, the simple headphones that would be convenient to wear, offering the good quality of sound. Because of their durability and quality of sound these headphones could be seen as good choice for a pair of headphones that you can take anywhere you go. Their price adds to their value and also can be seen as the additional recommendation for its purchase.

I received a sample of GRDE Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless headphones for the purpose of testing and unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


Some of the Whole Truth
Some of the Whole Truth
Price: £6.65

4.0 out of 5 stars A bit short but enjoyable ride for fans of political fiction, 17 April 2015
‘Some of the Whole Truth’ written by Mark Sproule-Jones is a well-made combination of fiction and faction – and though this book will not be for everyone, if you are fan of political fiction that nicely depicts behind-the-scenes political games, look no further, this is novel you’ll fully enjoy.

The relations between Canada and the U.S. have never been worse, even though on the surface it all looks the same as always. The Canadian PM seeks revenge after finding out that U.S. hacked into the Canada’s most secret files. And the idea of revenge is something that would not normally be expected, especially in diplomatic circles, yet something US president will not be able to resist.

But soon the things will get out of control, while the conflicting parties will start exchanging punches and the important roles are started to be played by Prime Minister's wife and the U.S. President’s mistress, who is also the U.S. Secretary of State...

‘Some of the Whole Truth’’ manages to build compelling world of political games succeeding to show in detail many less known pieces of political conflicts, above and below the surface. Though work of fiction, therefore not necessary fully accurate, the readers will be still able to enjoy the exciting story full of surprising twists and turns in this world of politics. Given the aforementioned, all these elements will stop reader leaving the book until the last of its pages that given its size will not be difficult.

Mark Sproule-Jones with his work is able to intrigue reader due to his writing style and obvious knowledge of world in which his characters are living. Taking into account that the characters found within are fully believable players on the political scene set by author, ‘Some of the Whole Truth’ manages to fulfill the reader's expectations.

Therefore, if you consider yourself a fan of fiction that speaks about game of politics, you will not miss with ‘Some of the Whole Truth’ - this will be a bit short but enjoyable ride.

I was given a copy of this book by the author for the purpose of unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


A Pyrrhic Victory: Volume 1, the Shaping of Destiny
A Pyrrhic Victory: Volume 1, the Shaping of Destiny
by Ian Crouch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars More than well-researched history novel, 17 April 2015
‘The Shaping of Destiny’ by Dr. Ian Crouch is the first part of author’s epic book ‘A Pyrrhic Victory’ that consists of two volumes – a well-researched history novel that tells the story of the lesser-known details what was happening in the Ancient world after Alexander the Great death.

Its story begins twenty-two years since Alexander the Great died and his vast kingdom is now divided between his generals, given their hostility after the great military and political leader left this world. And then a new important historical figure will appear – the young king of Epirus, a northern Greece region, named Pyrrhus. And although he will go down in history by the saying that to this day describes the victory that is closer to defeat, this man was also a great military leader, perhaps the biggest one the Ancient world saw after Alexander…

‘The Shaping of Destiny’ will be a real treat for lovers of ancient history, while at the same time shows the obvious fact how much of the author's research and knowledge of the relationship of Ancient Times lies behind the writing of this book. Dr. Ian Crouch succeeded with his appealing novel managed to bring light to the events that although known to general public were not known in so much detail.

The author goes beyond the description of historical events, he provides political and cultural overview of ancient world events, making his book an extremely powerful and detailed faction work that will remain in reader’s mind and motivates to further readings.

‘The Shaping of Destiny’ is a novel of history, politics, culture, war and intrigue, a novel for those that are interested in Ancient Times, a book that was demanding to write but so interesting to read – and because of all aforementioned, a novel that can be highly recommended.

I was given a copy of this book by the author for the purpose of unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


Yeti and the Bird
Yeti and the Bird
by Nadia Shireen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Anyone can have a friend, 16 April 2015
This review is from: Yeti and the Bird (Hardcover)
‘Yeti and the Bird’, made by known author for children Nadia Shireen, brings a beautiful story for the youngest readers about the need that we all have the friends, even the monsters.

A reader will meet the main character - the biggest, hairiest, scariest yeti anyone has ever seen - who lives deep in the forest. And our hero besides being so scary is also the loneliest monster all around. But one day everything will change when an unexpected guest will enter into Yeti’s life.

And what is the most unusual, this creature is not afraid of Yeti at all. And after confused Yeti will be able to finally accept that, it seems that the two of them can even become friends…

I read both previous Nadia Shireen’s books for children – ‘Hey, Presto’ and ‘Good Little Wolf’ - and I love her, a bit different, distinctive style. With her third book seems she has done the best job, it’s well-made and charming children book with a beautiful message about the importance of friendship in the life of every creature. Combining author’s simple artwork made in beautiful bright colors with few words on each spread, Nadia Shireen delivered an interesting story about friendship that we can find in the most unexpected places.

Beside beautiful story and good lesson it brought, this children book also emphasizes how easy is to judge others wrongly based on how they look or behave, without giving them a chance to get to know them. And that is not only a problem of children - the adults have even more situations where their prejudices prevent them from achieving the good relations with other people.

Therefore, taking into account beautiful and inspiring story, charming illustrations and great lesson it brought, ‘Yeti and the Bird’ is the picture book I can highly recommend for all the elements that make some children book well-made.


Dealing with China
Dealing with China
by Hank Paulson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and intriguing because of picture what China is today and what can happen tomorrow, 16 April 2015
This review is from: Dealing with China (Hardcover)
‘Dealing with China’, written by former US Secretary of the Treasury and Goldman Sachs CEO Henry M. Paulson, provides an exceptionally interesting and somewhat controversial look behind the scenes of China's huge business success, written by a man who, because of his unquestionable experience and participation in the events described, certainly has a lot of interesting things to share with the readers.

After some time ago I read an extremely intriguing book ‘China's Second Continent’ written by Howard W. French, a subject of Chinese business success intrigued me to the point that I could hardly wait for this title to be released. On the other hand, the book received an extraordinary publicity after the publication of statement from Facebook father Mark Zuckerberg that Paulson’s book is becoming the freshest selection in Zuckerberg’s book club, which is why the book will certainly attract a large number of readers, even those that otherwise would not even notice a book on the shelves.

The reason why Paulson decided to write this book is his strong feeling that China is very important partner for the US, hoping that his work will additionally help change for the better US and China relations. The fields where Paulson sees a space for improving relations are numerous, but they all share the same characteristic - these are all the issues that go beyond the merely bilateral cooperation, affecting business and even the future of the entire human community, such as maintaining of world peace, economic growth or addressing the climate change issues.

Paulson begins his story 25 years ago, when he first visited China as a Goldman Sachs representative and was astonished seeing that the streets of the Chinese capital are full of horse-drawn carts. Much has changed during this period and since then Paulson will visit China more than hundred times witnessing how this closed communist giant is becoming far more open country with entirely special political system that gradually took over the leading role in business and industry all around the world.

However, the country that produces today in many industries alone as the rest of the world together, there are many problems and challenges that stand in the way of further development. This is exactly the main subject of ‘Dealing with China’, and given that this book was written by a person who was a witness and a direct participant of turbulent changes on Far East, it can be considered as an important document for a better understanding of the Chinese economy and politics.

Paulson puts main emphasis on censorship that still characterizes Chinese society, blocking access for the Chinese population to many aspects of the modern communication, on the other hand preventing full reign of human rights and freedom of the media present in the West.

Therefore, ‘Dealing with China’ is a book in same time interesting and intriguing, both because of overview what China is today, and even more because of forecast what can happen tomorrow in this incredibly large and populated country.

As a result, Paulson’s book is an appealing faction book that because of its easy-to-read style, the information and the projections that the author offers is certainly worth time spent on its reading.


Two For Eternity
Two For Eternity
Price: £2.01

3.0 out of 5 stars Solid foundation, but requires some modifications, 16 April 2015
This review is from: Two For Eternity (Kindle Edition)
‘Two For Eternity’ written by Carl Alves is a fantasy tale about ultimate battle between good and evil embodied in the two immortal brothers that fight each other throughout the whole human history. Given the fantastic story, but also the space for book improvement, I would recommend this novel for the younger, less demanding readers.

The story introduces us to twin immortal brothers – a good one named Raiken and evil one named Vrag. They fight each other from 3rd century B.C. up to the modern day. Particularly young readers will be fascinated by the subjects of immortality and time travel as we follow this epic battle through a lot of important time turning points for humanity such as 1492 A.D., Norway 984 A.D. and World War II. Each time they die they are going to be reborn, with all the accumulated memories of the long history of their lives and conflict.

Within the book besides many fighting scenes, there are also the plenty of violent scenes therefore making this a bit contradictory to the aforementioned target audience; in my opinion the novel should be either slightly adapted for the younger readers or adjusted in a way to become more enjoyable to for the adult readers.

However, because of the author’s style the reader will give this novel a chance up to the very end because it offers an interesting premise how this brotherly conflict affected the mankind through historical events, in the end making the less skilled history persons to certainly learn something.

‘Two For Eternity’ is a good example of fantasy book for younger readers, full of action and adventure; however, due to considerable amount of material that is not suitable for younger remains somewhere halfway.

Given this is a self-published work, it also suffers from the occasional drawbacks that usually come together with self-publish authors - there are some typos, errors in grammar and lack of editing that reduce the pleasure of reading.

Therefore, Carl Alves with the novel ‘Two For Eternity’ has laid a solid foundation, but his work still requires some modifications in case the author wants to reach a wider audience with his title.

I was given a copy of this book by the author for the purpose of unbiased review, while all the presented information is based on my impressions.


Chu's Day at the Beach
Chu's Day at the Beach
by Neil Gaiman
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars The new adventures of charming panda Chu, 15 April 2015
This review is from: Chu's Day at the Beach (Hardcover)
‘Chu's Day at the Beach’ written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Adam Rex is a new installment in authors children book series that introduced charming young panda character to the world. This time the book subject is a trip to the beach, something that usually stays long in the memory of every toddler.

It was a hot day, and cute young panda Chu together with his family went to the beach. And like all the pandas Chu loves the beach with all the entertaining things the seaside offers – lot of sun, sea and sand.

There could be nothing that can spoil a perfect day at the beach for Chu. Or is there?

‘Chu's Day at the Beach’ is the third book in popular series for children that in previous two installments delivered nicely illustrated and beautifully told stories with which was not difficult for kids to identify with. And this time the artwork is great and the book is a real delight to browse through.

On the other hand, the story is unfortunately not at the same level of quality to which we were accustomed by the authors with their previous two sequels.

Still, this short story is good enough to be read aloud with your toddler, during the day or as a bedtime story, but I cannot avoid not mentioning once again the book illustrations that are made in such a detailed manner using many bright colors which is why we are going to fully enjoy spending the day with Chu at the beach.

Overall, for those new in series my recommendation would be to start with the first two installments – ‘Chu's Day’ and ‘Chu's First Day of School’ - that are better in terms of the story, while those that have already read those two titles can be assured that the quality of illustrations will succeed to compensate somewhat weaker story of this release.

Together with my young girl I’m really looking forward to the fourth adventures of small Chu.


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