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Silentnight Safe Nights Fleece Blanket, Grey
Silentnight Safe Nights Fleece Blanket, Grey
Price: £11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely fleece blanket, really, really soft, 16 Sept. 2017
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A really nice first fleece for a new-born baby. It feels gentle and by a trusted brand.


Rapesco X5-25ps Stapler, Less Effort, 25 Sheet Capacity - Hot Pink
Rapesco X5-25ps Stapler, Less Effort, 25 Sheet Capacity - Hot Pink
Price: £6.84

5.0 out of 5 stars A great easy to use stapler - just don't slam it shut!, 16 Sept. 2017
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Length:: 2:38 Mins

It's in shocking deep pink, a great stand-out colour!

But more importantly, it works, is reliable, and easy to use. Take the "25 sheets" claim with a large pinch of salt (it doesn't say the thickness of the paper, so assume the thinnest possible). In reality, limit to 10 sheets or so. In other words, ideal for typical household/occasional use.

The "less effort" moniker comes from a gearing mechanism. To get the full effect, you have to let the stapler open naturally to its full height, and press slowly. There's no need to "slam" on this stapler - which would probably break the "less effort" gearing. Use as intended, and it should keep going for a long time.


AQA GCSE Psychology
AQA GCSE Psychology
by Mike Stanley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really useful psychology textbook, 16 Sept. 2017
This review is from: AQA GCSE Psychology (Paperback)
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Length:: 1:52 Mins

A very clear book on GCSE psychology - a thorough, condensed text-book. Basically, everything you need for AQA is in here. It's really easy to read, helpful and actually, rather fun.

There are, of course, plenty of much larger textbooks available. This one though, tells you what you need to know for AQA's syllabus and nothing else. So if you're focused on maximum grades for minimum work, this is the one to get. In the hectic schedule of GCSE coursework, it's good to learn only what you need, for efficiency. You can read further, around the subject, at 'A' level or later. But this is the perfect book for getting a great grade when under pressure.


Investing All-in-One For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyle))
Investing All-in-One For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyle))
by Eric Tyson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.14

3.0 out of 5 stars A useful book for breadth of investment opportunities, but heavily US focused and traditional advice, 16 Sept. 2017
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Length:: 1:55 Mins

I've moved my pension from a poor-performing "dog" into an SIPP and have doubled my money in just over a year. But then, I only invested in two shares - one of a company I worked for 11 years, and the other a stroke of luck hearing about its IPO and checked it out.

Having done that, I'm looking for other ways to invest, less risky in particular!

This book is straight-forward, traditional advise. I read it because I was interested in checking the suitability of a wide range of investments, beyond equities. That's where this book shines.

However, it has a strong US focus, particularly on taxation and investment vehicles, so some translation is required. Basically, it's a reasonable book for picking up the terminology and options. Once you've decided the direction, you'll need another, more specific book (or website research), and UK focused, before continuing. Hence the three stars.

Also the advice is traditional - e.g. spread the risk over a wide range of investments, vs say Warren Buffet's advice of "Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.”

The most useful book I've come across is this one: Invest Like a Guru: How to Generate Higher Returns At Reduced Risk With Value Investing


How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students
How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students
by Gary Thomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for all research students, 16 Sept. 2017
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Length:: 1:31 Mins

Wish I had this when I was at college!

Really detailed, helpful and encouraging. The perfect gift for someone going to college, or indeed, writing up any type of research. If you're the student, get it asap!
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Cathedral Products A4 Laminator Machine for Home/Office/Business - White
Cathedral Products A4 Laminator Machine for Home/Office/Business - White
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect laminator for small quanities, 16 Sept. 2017
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Length:: 4:40 Mins

Couldn't find a single thing to complain about - this really is a "does what is says on the tin" product.

It looks good, warms up reasonably quickly (3.5 minutes from cold to ready light). It's reasonably quick to laminate. For an inexpensive product, it's perfectly fast enough.

If you need to laminate huge batches, quickly, then not the right one. The instructions say allow to cool after 30 minutes of use. For typical domestic use, that's no problem. Don't get for commercial/professional continuous use.

It came with five thin lamination pouches. It also works with cold lamination pouches - i.e. those that just need pressure-rolling together.

There's a "jam release" button, which presumably increases the space between the rollers. I've never had a laminator jam on me - not this one or any other. As long as you don't push the paper, but allow it to take up at its own rate, you should be fine.


New Grade 9-1 GCSE English - A Christmas Carol Workbook (includes Answers)
New Grade 9-1 GCSE English - A Christmas Carol Workbook (includes Answers)
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.74

4.0 out of 5 stars Just the workbook, but good., 11 Sept. 2017
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Love these CGP books, but I'd rather have a more complete book. It's a workbook (questions and answers at the back) but no introduction to the text (apart from a very condensed comic style synopsis on the inside back cover).

You'll need this: GCSE English Text Guide - A Christmas Carol to cover the text. Would rather they were both together, but of course, that would increase the cost a bit, perhaps making it seem uncompetitive compared to others.

As a workbook, it asks all the right questions and is very helpful. Just would rather have all together rather than having to buy two books. I seems to cover the book in a little more depth than alternatives - hence the splitting into two books.


The Yellow World: Trust Your Dreams and They'll Come True
The Yellow World: Trust Your Dreams and They'll Come True
by Albert Espinosa
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Read it, and appreciate., 11 Sept. 2017
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A really uplifting book, full of humour (inviting people to a party to say goodbye to his leg, before it was amputated, and asking them to come on foot).

Packed with realistic but different insights into living happier.

Buy it, read it, leave it in the guest's room.

I'd recommend the hardback version. It's got a lovely, must be loved, feel to it.


InterDesign Classico Wall Mount Spice Organizer Rack For Kitchen Storage, Chrome
InterDesign Classico Wall Mount Spice Organizer Rack For Kitchen Storage, Chrome
Price: £21.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice spice rack., 4 Sept. 2017
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Length:: 2:30 Mins

A very useful size spice rack, with three rows. Construction quality is very good (no sharp corners).

There are four fixing points. Screws and plastic wall-plugs are provided (for concrete/brick etc). You'll need shorter screws for mounting inside a kitchen unit (which we did) or different wall-plugs if mounting on plasterboard - but these are readily available.


Fly London Women's SAME109FLY Boots, Red (Red), 5 UK 38 EU
Fly London Women's SAME109FLY Boots, Red (Red), 5 UK 38 EU
Price: £107.42

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great boots let down a bit by a couple of annoying manufacturing faults, 4 Sept. 2017
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Length:: 4:32 Mins

A wonderful pair of boots - perfect fit, feels and looks great.

There were a couple of manufacturing faults on our pair though. The tongue was buckled just above the toes, which was uncomfortable. This can be pushed out of the way and will probably resolve itself (will comment back if not). Also, there was some material coming out of the inner-sole into the foot area, that needed to be ripped out. These two faults really let it down, so a point deducted for poor craftsmanship there. The boots are made in Portugal. Externally though, the boots are well constructed and should last for years.

On the otherhand (or foot) the boots are so lovely - soft leather, great colour and style, that I can be lenient and only drop a single star. I think the faults are correctable in our case. Hope this review gets back to the manufacturers - see the video for internal shots of the problem.


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