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Schoolbook shopping made easy

My 3 primary school going kids got their book lists for next September a week or so ago and having learnt my lesson from previous years of leaving their purchase till August, I decided to get it all done and dusted now. Our local bookshop will eventually get all the books in, but it usually [...]

Mango Outlet

I recently discovered this website by way of a link from the main Mango site. Its basically a discount site that has garments from previous seasons available for sale at greatly reduced rates. It suits me down to the ground as I’m not really a fashionista preferring to stick to shapes and colours that I [...]

James Nicholson Wine Merchant Online

I bought a selection of wines recently from James Nicholson Wines Online as I was bored with the usual selection in my local off licences and supermarkets. I was interested in particular in some Californian, Chilean or New Zealand Pinot Noirs and also some New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. I was pleasantly surprised by the range [...]

Review of “Disappointing website that looks amateurish and is frustrating to use.“ I’m not particularly fond of shopping and so, if given the choice, would prefer to do the bulk of my Christmas shopping online and have the goods delivered to my door. For the most part, this works well and I have recently come across [...]

Review of “Straightforward and easy to navigate website which delivered various party goods very efficiently.“ Our darling son was 6 years old last week and decided he wanted most of his class to come to his birthday party. Children’s parties during the winter months are usually alot more hassle than those in the summer when you [...]

Review of Great range of adult and children’s waterproof clothing available online. Easy to order and efficient delivery. This is an excellent website if you’ve kids who love jumping in puddles, playing in mud or heading to the beach in the autumn or winter. I purchased a couple of sets of the waterproof dungarees for my [...]

Review of Great quality and range of children’s clothes from babies to aged 10 years. I really liked the gymboree range of clothes for kids when the shops were open here and was disappointed when they closed. Thankfully I discovered the american based website This has the added bonus of pricing in dollars as at [...]

Review of Easy to use clothing website with quick delivery times to Ireland at cost of stg£7.95. I came across this website a week or so ago. I had been in the Coast section of Brown Thomas in Cork, looking for something a bit different and special to wear for the upcoming anniversay. I had seen a [...]

Review of Great online bookstore with free delivery, editor’s blog and twitter updates. I love it! I came across this website many months ago and have used it frequently since. I had gotten annoyed with’s gouging shipping charges and so had gone in search of an alternative. The site is really easy to use, has [...]

Review of Easy to use, free delivery if certain amount spent, online version of highstreet’s MANGO clothes outlet. I had gone clothes shopping a couple of weeks ago as managed to wangle a girls’ morning, the boys were off playing soccer and hanging out with their cousins. So myself, the baby and the 3 year old headed into [...]