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James Tweedie "It's life, Jim, but not as we know it." (Near Dundee, Scotland.)
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Whose Reality Is This Anyway?
Whose Reality Is This Anyway?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book from David Luddington, 24 Jan. 2017
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Another great book from David Luddington, this time with an "Arthurian" twist.
I think he writes some of the better slightly "skewed" stories around just now (loved Schrodinger's Cottage as well).

Given current politics these stories now seem like the height of restrained normality and sanity..... a great place to retreat to when you're sick of the "Alternative facts" served by our subservient and sycophantic media!


Skiing Gloves, Waterproof Thermal Winter Snowboarding Gloves Cycling Snowmobile Motorcycle Outdoor Sports Adjustable Gloves--Man's (Red)
Skiing Gloves, Waterproof Thermal Winter Snowboarding Gloves Cycling Snowmobile Motorcycle Outdoor Sports Adjustable Gloves--Man's (Red)
Offered by MUMU UK
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good - but not for me when skiing., 24 Jan. 2017
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I bought these specifically for a skiing holiday in Austria this January. Based on the positive reviews these seemed a good option.
They came in good time (no faulting the delivery service) and fitted well when tried on at home.
However, in use on the ski slopes (-8 to -12 C - no wind, and dry) my hands sweat and the lining became damp. By the end of the first day my fingers were starting to freeze. I tried drying them on the ski boot driers overnight to no avail (just started the day with warm damp gloves).
After 3 days use I bought another pair locally (somewhat more expensive), "waterproof" & with permaloft - these worked perfectly being remaining dry and warm despite increasing cold.
With this experience I wouldn't even try the SLB gloves in the more extreme Scottish weather (wind / windchill / rain) conditions.

In summary - a good pair of gloves for day to day use but not good for skiing for me.


Nite Ize Spotit LED Collar Light - White
Nite Ize Spotit LED Collar Light - White
Offered by Tacticool
Price: £7.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I have found one way of helping with the intermittent switch problem (which does get worse if the battery is low), 21 Sept. 2015
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Given three stars because we have had a couple that keep on going well. But just ordered a replacement for one we lost (3 years old and still working). On receipt found that the switch mechanism does not stay on. As this problem is common along with intermittent on/off (we had two that exhibited it) and has been known about for 5 years it's surprising Nite Ize haven't redesigned it. I suspect they don't care.

I have found one way of helping with the intermittent switch problem (which does get worse if the battery is low). But only after warranty period! Take out both batteries, fold a bit of aluminium foil (4 layers is enough on ours) so that it is a flattish disc/square smaller than the diameter of the battery compartment. Place on lower part of compartment, put first battery on top taking care not to push the foil out, then slide the other battery above the first battery. The extra metal layer seems to help keep the switch on.
This works with two of our collar lights and has extended their useful life considerably.


Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish!, 14 Jun. 2015
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This review is from: Amazon Prime Video (App)
Take the one star as a minus one, as this App should never have been released. Does not work at all on Samsung Tab Pro. Having paid for Amazon Prime I feel this is fraud by Amazon.


Otterbox Commuter Series Case for HTC One - Glacier
Otterbox Commuter Series Case for HTC One - Glacier

5.0 out of 5 stars A great case for the original HTC One., 25 Nov. 2014
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Used to replace original case (for a change). Fits like a glove, feels as though it'll protect the phone well and looks good (IMHO). Protected micro USB and 3.5mm jack plug (audio) socket which is better than my previous. Gives the phone a new lease of life as my family think I've got a new phone :)


IVSO Slim Smart Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Tablet with Auto Sleep/Wake Function (Red)
IVSO Slim Smart Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Tablet with Auto Sleep/Wake Function (Red)

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bend induced in tablet, 25 Nov. 2014
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Case arrived quickly enough. Unpacked and fitted tightly onto my TabPRO 10.1.
However, after a few days I noticed that the tablet was being bent - so the screen was slightly convex - enough that by placing a ruler over the screen there was a 2mm gap at one end.
When removed from the case the tablet reverted to it's intended flatness.
My concern is the long term effect that this bending would have on the tablet so I'm bining this case - not worth risking nearly £300 tablet for a £10 case.
Pity - the manufacturers *almost* got it right.


Duronic SP400 (Red/Chrome) Smart-Pointer 2.4Ghz RF Wireless Presenter with Mouse Function and Laser Pointer + 2 Years Warranty
Duronic SP400 (Red/Chrome) Smart-Pointer 2.4Ghz RF Wireless Presenter with Mouse Function and Laser Pointer + 2 Years Warranty
Offered by DURONIC
Price: £69.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Did not work on arrival, 16 Jun. 2014
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Needed this fairly quickly for an exhibtion. Paid for fast delivery.
When it arrived it did not work. Laser pointer worked - so it gets one point for that. But the transmitter did not communicate with the USB plug. Tried on both Win8.1 and Win 7 systems so it's definately the device.

Have returned for a refund. Won't bother to re-order.


EasyAcc UK 40Pin 15V 1.2A AC Adapter ASUS Wall Charger for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101, Prime TF201, SL101, Pad 300 TF300 TF700T-with EMI CORES
EasyAcc UK 40Pin 15V 1.2A AC Adapter ASUS Wall Charger for ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101, Prime TF201, SL101, Pad 300 TF300 TF700T-with EMI CORES

5.0 out of 5 stars Good replacement for Asus charger, 13 April 2014
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This is the charger Asus should have supplied. Works as needed, longer cable so you can work with it when charging. And it doesn't suffer from the plug unit connector problems of the Asus unit.


Journey - The Anthology 1967-1993
Journey - The Anthology 1967-1993

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful musical "journey", 30 April 2013
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This is a superb selection of songs covering Duncan Brownes (sadly shortened) musical career. I agree with one of the reveiwers that the longer version of Criminal World (as on the Metro album) would have been preferable on this, but, perhaps, if it gets re-issued it'll appear.

I originally listened to Duncan Browne as Metro (when it was first released). It was only a few years ago that I came across his earlier work - finding 2 CDs for a couple of pounds in a shop in the Highlands of Scotland (coincidently, shortly after I'd been researching him and his music). Since than I have managed to track down all his CDs and still have the original Metro vinyl.

"Journey" is a great introduction to the skills and poetry of Duncans music as it progresses over the years and, may, move listeners to look for the albums from which these songs are taken.

IMHO this collection, as well as his other "rare" albums, deserve to be re-issued. I have contacted Universal Music (the current custodians of the labels that released Duncan Browne music) about this but been ignored. Perhaps if a large enough group of people contact them it'll happen....


HP SM596EE 364XL Combo Value Pack
HP SM596EE 364XL Combo Value Pack
Price: £57.23

5.0 out of 5 stars Performs well but very overpriced., 22 April 2013
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As you'd expect from the manufacturer the ink perfoms well (mostly) - had a few splashes on some pages over the past couple of months but generally performs well with a variety of papers. Photo quality is good as well.

However, also as expected from HP, they are very, very expensive. It's a pity HP don't provide more (initially) expensive printers and drop XL cartridge prices to under £5.00 (all colours). Then, maybe, a lot of people wouldn't feel they were being ripped off. (I know it's not just HP!).


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