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Natures Aid Men's Multi-Vitamins and Minerals Capsules (29 Essential Vitamins and Minerals + Superfood Complex, 30 Capsules, Suitable for Vegetarians, Made in the UK)
Natures Aid Men's Multi-Vitamins and Minerals Capsules (29 Essential Vitamins and Minerals + Superfood Complex, 30 Capsules, Suitable for Vegetarians, Made in the UK)
Offered by Nutrisun
Price: £7.45

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, broad spectrum supplement, 25 Sept. 2017
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These tablets offer a good, broad spectrum of top up vitamins and minerals designed to help ensure that male type people are receiving the best possible balance of essential and beneficial nutrients. There is some doubt as to how effective such supplements are for normal, healthy people - but if you have a known deficiency then taking them makes sense. The tablets themselves are quite large - plain and bulky, but OK to swallow with a drink. If you're struggling, you could always cut them up and take them in pieces.


KT Tape ProX 15 Patch Pre-Cut Synthetic Kinesiology Tape, Jet Black
KT Tape ProX 15 Patch Pre-Cut Synthetic Kinesiology Tape, Jet Black
Price: £20.65

3.0 out of 5 stars Expensive, 25 Sept. 2017
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These are good quality support tape patches, pre-cut into cross shapes, so not suitable for use on all injury sites. They come in a handy little plastic storage pot, and give good adhesion when applied to hair free skin. Don't apply over hair - it makes the adhesive less effective and removal of the tape takes the hair with it. Good support videos are available from the KT Health website. These do seem to give good support and are easier to work around than support bandages. However, they're also quite expensive and less versatile than a simple roll of KT tape.


New Grade 9-1 GCSE Biology AQA Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition
New Grade 9-1 GCSE Biology AQA Complete Revision & Practice with Online Edition
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, 25 Sept. 2017
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This is a generally well-written, comprehensive GCSE Biology revision book. The book covers the whole of the AQA syllabus and combines detailed exploration of the syllabus topics (7 in all) and condensed summaries of each topic with practice questions (both brief, warm-ups and exam-style questions), sections on scientific methodology and practical skills, as well as two complete Higher Tier exam papers. An answer section, covering all questions and both exam papers is to the back of the book. The price is reasonable for quite a detailed book and this includes access to an online edition via an access code printed on the frontispiece.

For my taste, there is a bit too much formatting - far too much emboldening of words that don't really seem all that key - and I think a more mature and appropriately scientific method of describing the functioning of a pregnancy test could perhaps have been found than "the bit of the stick that you wee on". These however are minor niggles. A solid, reliable revision guide with good self-testing opportunities.


HP 304 Black Original Ink Cartridge (N9K06AE)
HP 304 Black Original Ink Cartridge (N9K06AE)
Price: £8.18

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality, but small capacity, 25 Sept. 2017
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Good quality ink that appears inexpensive as such things go, but doesn't offer much in the way of page yield. The assumption typically made for page yield is that the ink will be used to provide 5% coverage on a page. A document such as a student essay will typically cover more than this, so 120 pages is quite optimistic. Good, crisp, clearly defined output but not practical if you print regularly.


Bond SATs Skills: English Test Papers for SATs practice
Bond SATs Skills: English Test Papers for SATs practice
by Michellejoy Hughes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but introduces half marks that aren't available on the real assessment, 25 Sept. 2017
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This set offers two complete SATS tests in English, with comprehension papers, spelling and grammar papers and reading comprehension passages presented in booklet format. This replicates the structure of the real SATS tests. The standard of the work required is in line with government published example materials and last year's past paper (available online). In common with the actual SATS exams, the tests are presented as write-in booklets.

There are some minor presentation differences between these booklets and actual SATS papers, but for me the real problem with Bond's papers lies in the mark scheme. In SATS assessments there are no half marks. This means that children have to work to a fairly rigorous standard in order to get any credit for their answers. By softening the mark scheme to allow partial credit for answers Bond have significantly altered the ease of attaining a better score.

Good if you want a range of practice materials, but the CGP set is structured more closely to the actual SATS, and comparably priced.


LEGO UK 41592 Brickheadz The Hulk
LEGO UK 41592 Brickheadz The Hulk
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Happy nephew, 25 Sept. 2017
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This is a simple, single configuration Lego set - although Lego themselves suggest adding more versatility by mixing and matching parts between this and other characters in their Brickheadz series. I did make a mistake with this, misreading the recommended age by only glancing at the image of the box. I saw the 8 in the bottom right corner of the box, which is formatted in a very similar fashion to film classifications, and misread this as the age recommendation rather than the character's number within the series. My nephew (at 7) is a bit younger than the suggested 10+ but he sat and made it with his dad supervising and didn't seem to have any problems. He loves it. I'm not entirely convinced as the RRP seems quite high compared to other Lego, and the character is quite small.


Nokia Body - BMI Wi-Fi Scale, black
Nokia Body - BMI Wi-Fi Scale, black
Price: £49.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice, stylish scales but don't use on carpet, 25 Sept. 2017
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These are very smart looking scales from Nokia, with a black plastic lower and a glass top. The scales come with extra feet that can be installed for use on carpet or other uneven flooring types. Turn this on for first use and the weight window illuminates. The screen is bright and nd easy to read, featuring a somewhat blocky large pixel display that's reminiscent of early computer games. The machine can store data for up to 8 users, so should comfortably accommodate most families: allowing them to keep track of goals. Weight scale options are kilograms, stones and pounds or just stone.

To get more than bare weight detail out of this, you have to download an app from Nokia Health. Once the app is downloaded, you can pair the scales with your wireless device. The scales can connect via either Bluetooth or wireless network. Setup wasn't as straightforward as it should have been. Used on a carpeted floor these are absolutely hopeless. There is no consistency to the readouts, with my weight varying by as much as several stone - by just getting off and getting back on again. On a hard floor, these are much more successful.
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Swan SF17020N 3.5Litre Slow Cooker
Swan SF17020N 3.5Litre Slow Cooker
Price: £24.38

4.0 out of 5 stars Goid, reliable slow cooker, 24 Sept. 2017
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This is an effective slow cooker with a medium capacity (3.5l) that's sufficient to produce a casserole that's comfortably large enough for a family of 4-6. The slow cooker is very easy to use - a single dial with 'high', 'low', and 'auto' (warm) settings and an 'off' position. The cooking liner is tough, heavy duty ceramic and is dishwashable (as is the lid). Comes with a mini cookbook, and warranty documentation. Perfect for easy prep healthy meals

I bought this at 50% of the RRP and found the build quality to be very close to a 3L Tesco slow cooker that costs almost 50% less than the reduced price.


Ardmore Legacy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70 cl
Ardmore Legacy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70 cl
Price: £20.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, peat-scented single malt, 24 Sept. 2017
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I quite like this whisky - and so did my Dad, who's the real whisky drinker in the family. It has quite a pale, straw-like colour and both earthy and smokey tones. It's not as smooth a single malt as Glenmorangie or Glenfiddich so at full price I probably wouldn't bother, as I like these better. However there have been some excellent promotions on this here, so I'll almost certainly buy it again.


Grenade Defend BCAA, Strawberry Mango, 390 g
Grenade Defend BCAA, Strawberry Mango, 390 g
Price: £25.06

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, soluble BCAA formula, 23 Sept. 2017
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Reviewing BCAAs sometimes brings out the complaints from the die-hard 'you shouldn't need them, because you should be getting all that you need from your diet' crowd. I find this intolerance of other people's choices and attempts at self-improvement exasperating, and the failure to appreciate that some people's circumstances aren't best conducive to doing this (just starting out on a regime that's designed to lose weight as well as build muscle; living in a packed student residence where kitchen access is a bit limited) disappointing. Acknowledge that the other person is trying to do something positive and move on.

This is a good product. The powder mixes easily with water. The flavour is strong and very fruity but a bit on the sweet side. That said, I like this better than the tablet form I tried from another brand - the tablets were large, uncoated and somewhat difficult to swallow. Because this does mix easily with water, it's easy to use and convenient to take with you.


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