Holidog have been streaming a torrent of direct marketing towards me since I registered with the site a couple of years ago just to get a feel for the service. These emails continue sometimes daily despite me having never used the site either as a pet sitter, or for pet sitting services. However, when they… Continue reading The Holidog ‘Happy Box’; free automatic renewals and poor customer care come as standard
An Azure Cloud Architect with a background in messaging and infrastructure (Wintel).
Bearded dog parent who likes chocolate, doughnuts and Frank's RedHot sauce, but has not yet attempted to try all three in combination!
Dell XPS 13 9350 Review
A noisy machine that will mutate into an expensive paperweight I’m very sad to report that my Dell XPS 13 9350, with core-i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD has had to be returned to the manufacturer (at their insistence, I’d rather have had it fixed under the warranty I bought with it). Most… Continue reading Dell XPS 13 9350 Review
Plunc – Recycle your old iPad
Mrs Zoo Keeper has not used her iPad mini (1st gen, 16GB, white) for a number of months now, so she decided to start the process of offloading it. Apple products tend to hold their value well, so selling it seemed to be a good idea. Having had not too great an experience with fleaBay… Continue reading Plunc – Recycle your old iPad
Muzzle all dogs or keep children under control?
We experienced a quite horrid incident yesterday, in Skegness on a day-trip, and it left us with quite a bitter taste in our mouths. Whilst standing on a wide walkway, with Coco the dog sat next to me on her double lead, connected to her harness, a small child came straight up to her, put… Continue reading Muzzle all dogs or keep children under control?
I’ve been libelled by Amazon… :(
So, I’ve been a loyal customer of Amazon for at least 11 years (the earliest email I can find is from 2004, and that was for a return), and I’ve been writing numerous and regular reviews for products sold on amazon.co.uk over the past six months or so, as you may have seen on this… Continue reading I’ve been libelled by Amazon… 🙁
VicTop 3.5mm FM Transmitter Review
This review appears in its original form here, and is for this product listing. Neat little design, still good if you use a case! This item arrived in a nicely designed, solid cardboard, printed protective box. The box opened nicely to show a well laid out interior, with the transmitter protected in a plastic packet,… Continue reading VicTop 3.5mm FM Transmitter Review
Coolden iPhone 6 / iPhone 6s Kickstand Case Review
This review appears in its original form here, and is for this product listing. Really nice case, with a cool kickstand feature. Inside the Amazon box, this item was packaged in a clear-fronted, retail style resealable plastic packet. Despite the very reflective and metallic appearance, this case feels very rubberised and soft. The gaps between… Continue reading Coolden iPhone 6 / iPhone 6s Kickstand Case Review
MAOZUA Mini USB Humidifier Review
This review appears in its original form here, and is for this product listing. Whisper silent yet really effective! This item arrived in a strong, protective, brown cardboard box. Inside the box were the humidifier unit itself, a spare wick, an instruction manual, a flat USB cable, and a cup matching the humidifier unit. The… Continue reading MAOZUA Mini USB Humidifier Review
KoolZone Car Windshield and Side Window Shades Review
This review appears in its original form here, and is for this product listing. Really great Windscreen shield, interesting side shades! This is really two separate items, the windscreen sun shield, and the side window shades. All the items came in a single, large, zip sealable plastic bag, with the side shades in their own… Continue reading KoolZone Car Windshield and Side Window Shades Review
BestFire Portable LED Camping Light Review
This review appears in its original form here, and is for this product listing. Brilliant and versatile little camping light! This item arrived in a glossy, retail style box, inside a strong, protective, brown cardboard box. Inside the box(es) was the unit itself, it would have been nice to see some included batteries, but for… Continue reading BestFire Portable LED Camping Light Review