Thursday, 26 January 2012
An adult soft drink means designated drivers and non-drinkers can feel part of the al fresco party crowd this summer. Hopper Soft Brew® is the world’s first brewed zero alcohol adult soft drink. Made from malted barley and hops, fruit juices and spring water, it has been traditionally brewed, but the fermenting process halted before alcohol production takes place. The result is a soft drink with a smooth and mature taste that complements food perfectly; it also pours like a beer with a frothy head. For further info, log on to www.juicebrewery.com.
Outwell has redesigned its website. Building on the easy access to product information and the facility to search for the nearest retailers, the site now features an Outwell TV page where campers can find video product presentations and see feature films that will help them use their purchases correctly. Further developments include a community area that promises a lively source of camping information, features, competitions and interaction to improve the outdoor experience and enhance the booming Facebook presence. Campers will also be able to check out the latest news and download the most recent issue of the popular Camp Magazine. To improve customer services, an updated FAQ will help campers quickly find answers to their camping and equipment related questions and any problem experienced. The contact page will enable emails to reach the best in-house expert if a solution cannot be found online. Join Outwell online at www.outwell.co.uk.
Brook House Farm Certificated Site has won the Best CS award for the second time in four years. The site was nominated by members of The Camping and Caravanning Club in 2011 after first winning the accolade in 2007. The Certificated Site (CS) is in Middlewich, Cheshire in a secluded, rural location, but within easy reach of the region’s towns and cities. Members’ reviews describe the site as “very clean and tidy and well laid out”, with one member saying, “It was a real joy to have stayed here”. Also rated highly was the “warm and friendly” welcome from the site’s owners, Alison and Adrian Smith.
Alison said, “We’re really pleased to have been nominated for the award again. We joined The Camping and Caravanning Club when our children were young and always thought we’d like to run our own site. One of the things we like best is looking over the site on a warm summer’s evening and seeing our campers sharing a barbecue and making friends. We love meeting new people and it makes us happy to see people enjoying the countryside.”
As well as enjoying the peaceful atmosphere on the site, campers can treat themselves to some homemade goodies. A small shop on the site sells cakes and pies, chutneys, marmalades, jams and even ice cream, all made by Adrian’s mother, a long-time member of the WI.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Vasa thermals are the perfect first layer for active children who enjoy total freedom of movement without any unwanted restrictions from their clothing and an extra layer of warmth to keep them outside for longer. even the coolest kids love the fun colours to layer up in and add some colour to a dull winter’s day.
Machine washable, made from soft polyester and available in 4 bright fashionable colourways - red, green, cerise and bright blue - the thermals are not only the perfect base layer, they also make excellent pyjamas to snuggle up in on a cold winter’s night; available nationwide and cost £25.00 for a set. Stockist information is available from on 01302 746680 or www.kozikidz.co.uk.
Friday, 18 November 2011
The LuminAID light is an incredibly useful innovation - a solar-rechargeable, inflatable lamp that packs flat and inflates to create a lightweight, waterproof lantern. Safe, sustainable, and portable, flexible photovoltaic film is laminated to polyethelenevinyl acetate plastic (PEVA) and it produces a light similar to a lantern, fully charging in six hours to give five hours' light. The inflatable core measures 9" square; printed on it is a pattern of white dots which diffuses the LED light. Developed for use in disaster relief situations, it has obvious potential outdoors - www.luminaidlab.com.