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Philips HR2162/91 Viva Collection Blender, 600 Watt, 2 Litre
Philips HR2162/91 Viva Collection Blender, 600 Watt, 2 Litre
Price: £49.20

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small footprint, big power., 28 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I am using this for making smoothies, and I have found it handles frozen chunks of fruit well and does the job fairly quickly too. It is not too noisy and doesn't take up too much counter space. The jug is pretty easy to clean...remember to wash it out right away or it will be harder. The bottom of the jug with the blades is supposed to be detachable for washing too, but I haven't managed to detach it as yet. But this has not been an issue for me as I have just been using it for fruit and it cleans up well. The jug is a good size and the way the lid attaches is a good design. It is easy to sit it into place and a simple turn locks it on. Same with sitting the jug into the base of the machine...very simple and well designed. All in all, I am very pleased with it..


Heritage Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearl Celtic Heart Drop Earrings
Heritage Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearl Celtic Heart Drop Earrings

4.0 out of 5 stars small but perfectly formed, 28 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
These are small...which is fine if you like a small earring. From the product description, one does get the impression that they will be a tad bigger. The actual length of the drop is 2cm from where they hang from the hooks. They are very dainty and pretty. The presentation box was huge compared to the size of the earrings so if you were giving these as a gift you might want to rebox them in a more appropriate box, or you might find the recipient looking a little disappointed at the little earrings drowned in the big box. They are well made with no flaws. Ear hooks themselves are pretty small too.


The Accidental Prime Minister
The Accidental Prime Minister
by Tom McLaughlin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.24

5.0 out of 5 stars A good light hearted read, 19 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is a hilarious tale. Joe Perkins unwittingly gains world media attention in his efforts to confront the Prime Minister about the closing of the park where his mum works. Through the turn of events that follows he becomes the next Prime Minister himself with hilarious scenarios to follow. Joe's best friend Ajay has some brilliant one liners too and I think I have enjoyed this book as much as my 8 year old daughter. Very well written, witty and clever.


Maclaren Inspiring Mandarin and Petigrain Candle
Maclaren Inspiring Mandarin and Petigrain Candle
Price: £20.00

3.0 out of 5 stars The one we had missed the quality control department but otherwise quite pleasant frangrance, 15 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The candle jar came beautifully packaged in it's box, wrapped in tissue and I could smell the delightful smell when I opened the box. Very pleasant frangrance. The jar itself...well I have to make a comment on the design...the little logo on the side of the jar just looks like a dirty mark and kind of ruins the look of an otherwise classy looking candle. The lid is of a nice quality and presumably helps keep the scent fresh when not in use. I was hugely disappointed to see that the wick was extremely off-centre which means that it is not burning evenly in the glass. We make candles ourselves and so know the importance of having your wick centred. At one side the wax pool is touching the glass and at the other there is about a centimeter gap. This means it will not burn nice and evenly down the jar. After burning for an hour, the room has a faint pleasant frangrance, very relaxing. Not a strong scent at all, and nice to know it is natural oils that create the smell.


Death in Paradise - Series 4 [DVD] [2015]
Death in Paradise - Series 4 [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Kris Marshall
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant light hearted crime drama, 14 April 2015
Having watched the first three series, survived the lead character change (I actually think Kris Marshall is brilliant in the role of DI Goodman) I was very concerned when Camille left half way through the series. Would it survive another major character change. Glad to say the answer is yes! Florence is a brilliant replacement, and the addition of JP as a sidekick for Dwayne brings another dimension. So glad there will be a series 5.
Brilliant light hearted crime drama.


Tefal Intensium 28 cm Stirfry
Tefal Intensium 28 cm Stirfry
Price: £16.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Need a pan, buy this!, 14 April 2015
Best general purpose pan I have ever had. Nothing sticks to this. I use it on a daily basis. Had it for about a year now and the internal surface has a few scratches and scrapes, but it cooks and cleans like new. Brilliant.


BISSELL Multi-Reach 2-in-1 Light Weight Cordless Vacuum with 18 V Lithium-Ion, 90 Watt, Orange
BISSELL Multi-Reach 2-in-1 Light Weight Cordless Vacuum with 18 V Lithium-Ion, 90 Watt, Orange
Price: £213.23

4.0 out of 5 stars Clever design but..., 13 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I really like the design of this machine. It's clever and functional. The vacuum sits on a stand that also serves as the charging base. It easily comes apart so that there is a handy hand vacuum if needed, and the additional tools are stored neatly on the base. The folding handle is also great for getting those difficult inaccessible places that other vacuums might not manage. It's also incredibly light weight so good for people with dodgy backs or who struggle with heavier machines.
There is the option to switch the brushes off and the suction is also variable. The cleaning suction is good, but not in the same category as a powered vacuum. It's neat, tidy and very functional. However, I don't think it's a 'front line' machine. Which brings me to my negative point. £200 for a back up cleaner? Unless I had no other option, I would go for something mains powered.


Dyson DC25 Multi Floor Lightweight Dyson Ball Upright Vacuum Cleaner for Every Floor Type
Dyson DC25 Multi Floor Lightweight Dyson Ball Upright Vacuum Cleaner for Every Floor Type
Offered by euroelectricals
Price: £249.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever design, brilliant machine!, 13 April 2015
I've had an old dc 3 for years. It was great. However, this new is one a big step up. The design is super intelligent. Everything about it just works really well. The hose attachment is released with a flick of cover and a light pull. Previously, it was push a button, pull, push another button.
The additional tools are contained in a simple one stop design. Big improvement.
The ball makes it so much easier to maneuver compared with the wheels. Then there's the cleaning suction. Nothing on the market compares. We have an additional two vacuums but when a job needs done, out comes the Dyson. Brilliant machine.
Only downside might be the weight, if you have to lug it up stairs. Otherwise highly recommended.


Covert Affairs - Season 1 [DVD]
Covert Affairs - Season 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Piper Perabo
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent light spy drama, 10 April 2015
Excellent spy drama with very engaging characters. Easy to watch but as with most modern spy dramas, the story lines have to be taken with a pinch of salt.


EE Buzzard 2 Car Wi-Fi with 24GB PAYG 4GEE Data
EE Buzzard 2 Car Wi-Fi with 24GB PAYG 4GEE Data
Price: £87.80

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but who is it aimed at??, 5 April 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Contrary to some reviewers, I found getting registered and connected fairly straight forward. Within 5 minutes I was up and runnning. Watched a bit of Netflix and did some surfing. It's a nice concept, having your own wi-fi 'bubble' for the car, but who would use it?
Most phones come with their own data allowance, so for most folks, unless you want to use a wi-fi tablet in the car, it's pretty irrelevant. If you have younger kids who don't have their own phones, I can see the attraction if you were travelling. Further, the engine has to be running for the wi-fi to work. Bit of a nuisance, but I suppose it is to prevent accidentally leaving the wi-fi switched on. A bit wasteful on fuel if you are parked somewhere. However, so many places have free wi-fi, would you stay in the car to use it, or go to a cafe with free wi-fi?
It terms of connection, it's good. If there is a signal, it connects fine and there was no buffering. However, where I live, there are some signal black spots and as you might expect, the connection was lost, although it did connect quickly once I travelled back into a signalled area.
So overall, a nice bit of kit, but not cheap. And for the money how often would you use it??


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