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Yeowww Banana Singles Cat Toy
Yeowww Banana Singles Cat Toy
Price: £5.92

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A HUGE catnip hit!, 22 Jan. 2017
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To say that this catnip stuffed banana was a wild success with our cat is something of an understatement.
It's the size of those fun-size actual bananas you can get in supermarkets. It's absolutely crammed with catnip, and the smell is extremely strong. Other fruits are available from this company (and the apple is set to arrive later today), but the banana offers pleasing length for back-paw kicking action. It's now looking even more like a banana,being an unsavoury brown at the end after some sucking. He's played with it multiple times a day for over a week, so it has staying power.
I'd bought some catnip mice from another emporium, and these had been greeted with only moderate enthusiasm. Eddington, who's around 18 months old, is a rescue cat. We've only had him for a couple of weeks so are still trying toys out. The sitting room is littered with discarded attempts to entertain. Crinkly starfish, not so much. Drug-filled bananas, buy them by the bunch, says Eddington.
If your cat likes catnip (and not all do), I think fun (for both cat and owner) is guaranteed with this toy. I post evidence below.
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Protexin Pro-Kolin Enterogenic Sachets 4 g (Pack of 1, Total 30 Sachets)
Protexin Pro-Kolin Enterogenic Sachets 4 g (Pack of 1, Total 30 Sachets)
Price: £27.35

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really works, and easy to administer, 1 April 2016
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Our elderly (19yo) cat has had a very upset stomach for several months, and we tried everything at the vet including (after a run of antibiotics, vit injections &c) a probiotic powder (Yumpro; also available) which he would not take, unsurprisingly given how it smelt. This stuff (which comes as a very fine odourless pink powder; be careful as you open the sachet because it puffs out) is clearly far more palatable and he will generally eat it with the wet food it's mixed in without complaint (though he's a little hesitant, so it obviously has some taste or smell). It takes a while to work -- the website suggests you give it to them for a minimum of 30 days -- but stick with it! After about 3 weeks of daily use things have finally settled down. Relief all around. Apparently it's safe to use on a permanent basis. I think the sachets are easier to use than the syringe option, certainly for cats (even very sweet-natured ginger ones).


Sony 1288-8967 Magnetic Charging Dock for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact - Black
Sony 1288-8967 Magnetic Charging Dock for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact - Black
Offered by total digital stores
Price: £12.30

3.0 out of 5 stars Not Sony packaged, 9 Jun. 2015
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Official Sony charging docks are packaged differently from this item. They come boxed. They come with paperwork. This comes without paperwork and without box. One of the plastic inserts was randomly inserted, and the others were just loose. But it works (so far), and it looks the same. However, I chose it because it said it was Sony, and I understand you can get unbranded ones very cheaply indeed elsewhere on Amazon.


Grindenstein Knock Out Box Black
Grindenstein Knock Out Box Black
Price: £15.90

5.0 out of 5 stars It is immensely useful, saving mess and time, 4 Jan. 2015
If you are wondering whether you really need this product, go right ahead and buy it! It is immensely useful, saving mess and time. It's extremely robust so you can bang your hopper as hard as you want against the roller without fear of damaging it. It also holds a good amount of spent grounds. We bought ours a couple of years ago and not infrequently comment on how handy it's been. This model seems top quality and has a non-slip base. Super.


Tracerz scent markers - help for blind dogs and cats
Tracerz scent markers - help for blind dogs and cats

1.0 out of 5 stars Really disappointed, as am keen to find something to help ..., 22 Oct. 2014
Package contains gloopy strips of various scents badly stuck together which I am sure must affect their utility. Don't know if they've been inappropriately stored (I acquired my set direct from the same third-party seller), but it's more likely a box design issue. I was only after one type of markers in the hope my cat could navigate his way between comfy bed and kitchen, but I'm not sure any of these are usable. Really disappointed, as am keen to find something to help my pet.


Gaggia MDF coffee grinder - coffee grinders (230 - 240 V)
Gaggia MDF coffee grinder - coffee grinders (230 - 240 V)
Offered by PureGusto Coffee Company
Price: £277.71

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Automatic doser something of a misnomer, 14 Jun. 2011
This is a sturdily-built burr grinder with many different grind settings for different types of coffee machine (cafetiere, espresso, filter and so on). There is bound to be something there which will suit the kind of beans you have and the type of grind that you're after. The grinding itself is very good and very consistent. I was particularly attracted to it because of its much-vaunted doser facility. The blurb above says that it delivers exactly the right amount of coffee into the filter-basket. Well, perhaps it does, but only if you've ground enough to fill the grinder-hopper. The grounds drop into compartments which are sectioned off a little like an orange; dispensing into each segment is not controlled, so the grinder-hopper needs to be full in order for the coffee to be reasonably evenly distributed. These then drop one at a time into the filter-basket as you pull the lever at the side. But all the coffee junkies on the various forums are keen to emphasise that you should grind your beans separately for each cup of coffee you make, as the coffee stales quickly. I guess, though, that the amount per full grinding is probably only sufficient for 3 double espressos, so perhaps I'm fussing over nothing. However, it is true that you'll need to guess when to stop the grinding even when filling the hopper. I find the whole process a bit messy, as at present I'm pulling the dispending lever continuously and grinding straight into the filter-basket, and my kitchen worktop sports a few little heaps of grinds; you'll certainly need a dish or something under the filter-basket holder. The top of the unit (where you pour the beans) fits nice and tightly, and therefore is slightly difficult to remove. On the plus side, the grinder is attractive in a functional kind of way, robust and will probably do a much better job in the hands of some less cack-handed than I seem to be.


Gaggia RI8122/60 Black MDF Ceramic Coffee Bean Grinder
Gaggia RI8122/60 Black MDF Ceramic Coffee Bean Grinder

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Automatic doser something of a misnomer, 4 Jun. 2011
This is a sturdily-built burr grinder with many different grind settings for different types of coffee machine (cafetiere, espresso, filter and so on). There is bound to be something there which will suit the kind of beans you have and the type of grind that you're after. The grinding itself is very good and very consistent. I was particularly attracted to it because of its much-vaunted doser facility. The blurb above says that it delivers exactly the right amount of coffee into the filter-basket. Well, perhaps it does, but only if you've ground enough to fill the grinder-hopper. The grounds drop into compartments which are sectioned off a little like an orange; dispensing into each segment is not controlled, so the grinder-hopper needs to be full in order for the coffee to be reasonably evenly distributed. These then drop one at a time into the filter-basket as you pull the lever at the side. But all the coffee junkies on the various forums are keen to emphasise that you should grind your beans separately for each cup of coffee you make, as the coffee stales quickly. I guess, though, that the amount per full grinding is probably only sufficient for 3 double espressos, so perhaps I'm fussing over nothing. However, it is true that you'll need to guess when to stop the grinding even when filling the hopper. I find the whole process a bit messy, as at present I'm pulling the dispending lever continuously and grinding straight into the filter-basket, and my kitchen worktop sports a few little heaps of grinds; you'll certainly need a dish or something under the filter-basket holder. The top of the unit (where you pour the beans) fits nice and tightly, and therefore is slightly difficult to remove. On the plus side, the grinder is attractive in a functional kind of way, robust and will probably do a much better job in the hands of some less cack-handed than I seem to be.
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Campus [DVD]
Campus [DVD]
Dvd ~ Andy Nyman
Offered by comedyfactory
Price: £18.90

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finds its comedy feet after episode 1, 11 May 2011
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It's a bit of a shame that Campus started with a weak and not especially typical opening episode; after that this semi-improvised series grew steadily better and better. It is most definitely worth persevering with for some magnificently surreal moments (where its affiliation with Green Wing, with which it shares some writers, is most marked), excellent acting (particularly from Andy Nyman as the repellent but mesmerising Jonty de Wolfe, Joseph Millson as the louche Prof. Beer and Lisa Jackson as a wonderfully gauche Dr Moffat). There are some extraordinary, laugh-out-loud set pieces, and the offensive crassness which seemed to characterise the first episode rarely returns (this is not to say that it doesn't teeter on the brink at times). For me, only the character of Lydia Tennant was consistently unfunny and never developed. I very much hope that it gets a second series. If you missed it first time around, are a University vice-principal/chancellor hoping to pick up a few management tips, or just want to savour that remarkable ending again, this is definitely worth a bob or two.


Salter 1019Pkdr 3Kg/6Lb 10Oz Electronic Kitchen Scale With Pink Silicone Platform
Salter 1019Pkdr 3Kg/6Lb 10Oz Electronic Kitchen Scale With Pink Silicone Platform

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't do its job adequately, 8 April 2007
I got this because I thought the removable silicone platform was a good idea. However, unless you're an even messier cook than I am, you won't need to use this feature much (and it's easier to wipe down metal platforms anyway). The big problem though is that the on button isn't sensitive and it can therefore take a while to get going. It not infrequently refuses to work when there's a bowl sitting on it (particularly the heavy ones) at start-up, so you have to go through the palaver of turning it on, adding the bowl and and finally zeroing it. It is also difficult to turn off manually; you have to hold your finger on the button for just the right amount of time: less, and nothing will happen; more, and it will turn itself back on again. It's easy enough to switch between lbs and kilos with a button on the front, and the auto turnoff feature (while hardly unusual) is a good idea. But even half RRP is not cheap enough. The pink begins to grate after a rather short while and the cheery start-up HELO (for HELLO) message is annoying. Save your money!


Magimix Le Mini Plus Food Processor, Chrome Finish
Magimix Le Mini Plus Food Processor, Chrome Finish

69 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully quiet and powerful processor, 14 Dec. 2006
I ordered this processor after I bounced the bowl of my Waring duet blender/processor (see separate review) and broke some of the plastic lugs which held the lid on. It turns out that it's essentially impossible to get a spare bowl and so I looked for a complete replacement. The Magimix doesn't do (at least in theory) as much, as it's just a processor and doesn't have a blender jug. But the build quality is fabulous, the spare parts are easy and cheap to get and it feels much more solid than the Waring. The motor is also very quiet and it makes very short work of chopping whatever you throw into it. The mini bowl, which sits (after a bit of fiddling) on top of the larger bowl, looks a bit gimmicky, but it's really good for chopping small amounts of things like garlic.

The processor also comes with several other attachments, including juicer, a whisk, and a grater, none of which I've tried.

I liked the Waring a lot, but this processor is really a great deal better, at least for my purposes; it's weighty, more sturdily constructed, looks good and strikes me as better value for money.


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