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since 11/05/2011

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Delonghi F 26215 04/02/2014

What else can I batter!

Canon LV 7295 02/02/2014

death by PowerPoint

Weleda Cellulite Oil 11/01/2014

silver birch

Garlic Press 03/01/2014

And Presssss!

Tefal Jamie Oliver Hand Blender 23/12/2013

Thanks Jamie

Kenwood kMix Hand Mixer 21/12/2013

Mixing things up

Kenwood kMix Hand Mixer An electric hand whisk takes the toll out of baking. If you want Popeye style forearms then go ahead and battle on alone but if you don’t an electric whisk can make life much easier, especially if you are making meringue... This is from Kenwood and it is a solid little mixer at just the right weight for day to day use. Price and availability This is an official Kenwood product and it costs £19. This is a good price, its average compared with other ones on the market but what goes in this one’s favour is that it is solid and well made. Description Box Contains • 1 x kMix HM790 Metal Hand Mixer • 2 x Stainless steel beaters • 2 x Stainless steel dough kneaders • 1 x Product instructions The mixer is white but made in die-cast aluminium so it is very solid. The mixer has two beaters included and two kneaders but you will find yourself using the mixers much more. They are large and as there are two they beat mixtures very quickly. There is a 300 W motor which gives 5 speeds and a pulse setting. The beaters pop out and clip in with ease so you can store it and clean them easily. I put these bits in the dishwasher. The mixer has integral cord storage and a handy grip clip but I just keep mine in the cupboard. My experiences This is a really good solid mixer and it feels comfortable to hold and I feel like I can control it. I have used it with both whisks in and I have used it with just one attachment when I was using a smaller bowl. The whisks are firm and good quality. ...

La Cafetiere Titania 8 Cup 11/12/2013

so pretty

The Hunger Games (Blu-ray) 07/12/2013

May the odds be ever in your favour

The Hunger Games (Blu-ray) May the odds be ever in your favour The odds were thoroughly stacked in this films favour, yet I couldn’t help but think thay Gary Ross was a brave man taking on this mammoth project. The Hunger Games books; a trilogy sold millions of copies. The books, placed firmly in the teen fiction / sci-fi genre have attracted both intense adulation and fierce criticism. The film was always going to take centre stage in terms of reviews but the weight of its success or failure sits on the shoulders of Ross. It was make or break. We have seen big book trilogies come to the big screen and fail. Philip Pullman’s trilogy: His dark materials was a big success; in 1995 it won the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's outstanding English-language children's book. This trilogy was teen fiction / sci-fi and the first of the books, Nothern lights was brought to the big screen with a big budget. Nicole Kidman was the lead, plenty of money spent on special effects, a loyal audience from the book fans and yet it failed spectacularly, so much so that only the first book was made. A lot was riding on the first Hunger games film and it worked. It was enough for a captive audience to await the second film; Catching fire which is currently shown in the cinemas now. From book to big screen I really liked the books but Ross has done quite a bit more with the film than churn out a faithful adaptation of the novel. His vision of the world of The Hunger Games is darker, and ...

Kenwood AT312 02/12/2013

Grapefruit juice bleugh!

Kenwood AT312 The good thing about owning the Kenwood chef is that you can buy extra attachments. The difference between the juicer and the blender supplied is the pulp. If you want a smoothie with pulp then the blender is for you. If you want a smooth juice drink where all the bits are sieved out, then you will need to buy this attachment. It is much bigger than a hand operated tool and it is just as messy but it is much quicker and it does not make your arm ache as much. Price and availability This is an official Kenood product and it costs £22. This does not come with a warranty which is a little disappointing but so far so good. Description The juicer is designed to fit on the top of the Chef where the blender sits. It is a large bowl with measurements, the juicer and the seize and the three bits lock together. The bowl is designed for large quantities which is a bit funny really as it would take you forever to fill it! It has a lip for easy pouring and a handle to make this an easy task. The idea is that once you turn the machine on and the highest speed works the best, you can push half an orange against the juicing cone and the power of the machine will juice the fruit so that all you are left with is the skin and the pulpy bit. Bits that come away are caught in the sieve and the juice is caught in the bowl underneath. My experiences This is still very messy and you end up with a sticky hand after use but it does the job and the healthy juice is caught in the bowl. The machine ...

iRiver Lplayer 2GB 29/11/2013

Cry me a river....

iRiver Lplayer 2GB We bought this on eBay second hand as my boyfriend needed a new media player for the gym. We decided to buy second hand as they never seem to last him very long so we didn’t want to spend to much money. I had seen this iRiver model a couple of times previously and when I saw a cheap one for sale on the internet we bought it. The iRiver has been out since 2006 but when it came out it was top of the range and retailed at £140. It was the one to rival the Ipods, hence the name I guess. Price and availability We paid £20 for this second hand which is quite good as the seller was selling it with a case. As it had been cased for most of its life, it was not very scratched or anything. Description In many ways this has more functions than needed but it is a cool little device. For starts it is slim and you can buy arm bands for it so it is perfect for the gym. It only weighs 70 g so it is light and it has a very bright 2.2 inch screen which has 320 x 240 resolution. The screen can be used to play flash games on or utilise the menus which are activated by the margin of the phones screen. It has a built in microphone and a radio. It can even record the radio by using the microphone, a nifty trick we discovered. The player is sleek and with all the buttons on the side or built in, it looks really modern and stylish. The screen is easy to navigate and you can quickly skip tracks and toggle with sound. The player makes life easy as it is intuitive and you don’t have to spend ages ...

Maybelline Affinitone Foundation 25/11/2013

The Bottom layer

Dunlop SP Winter Response 15/11/2013

Bring on the snow baby

Epson Bright White - plain paper - 500 sheet(s) (C13S041749) 10/11/2013

Le papier

Philips AE2330/00 24/10/2013

Singing in the shower

Be.ez LArobe Sleeve (101105) 22/10/2013

for bumps and knocks

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