Managed through carelessness to lose years of posts so it will soon be time to start over. Plus, happily, I've been diverted by a travelling life.

No prizes for guessing what will be top of the 2019 New Year Resolutions!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Stay snug with Kozi Kidz

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

Inflatable light

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.

Recycle old outdoor gear

A new service is dedicated to helping us all find a solution to used but serviceable outdoor gear taking up space in cupboards, lofts and garages. Recycle Outdoor Gear (ROG) is a free of charge, internet-based service where you can swap, sell, buy or donate your used outdoor gear, so long as it is not a weapon of any description and doesn’t have an engine - www.recycleoutdoorgear.com. ROG also encourages wanted ads so if you are looking for a particular item, put your own free listing on the service. ROG is also working hard to increase awareness and understanding of recycling and reuse outdoor gear initiatives by charities. Take a look at another re-use project which aims 'to assess what practical, functional life a piece of outdoor gear can offer a new owner after the product has had its primary life cycle' - www.explorered.com.