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IMG_6047Whilst I'm a firm believer that the best toys for kids include sticks, mud and cardboard boxes, I'm very happy to say that our trip to the East London Design Show was a huge success. As a social enterprise I sometimes struggle with the idea of selling stuff - but if you buy from us (and other small social enterprises) you help contribute to the growing ethical consumer trend. More news on what our profits are going towards further down. Lots of photos over on Instagram. In the meantime please note now is your LAST CHANCE before Christmas to buy online from us! All orders with us by 11am Friday 18th December will get in the post, and as a special they'll be posted first class/first class signed. This weekend we'll have the full stall at Broadway Market Schoolyard on Saturday and will be doing a pop up for last minute gifts at London Fields Sunday Market, also in the Schoolyard. You can also order online and come and pick up from London Fields on Christmas Eve evening. Breaking news... Just got some new Petromax products in - the small storm lanterns and the tiniest multifuel stove you ever saw! - and some new small Storm Kettles in lovely new packaging. And just got in the Klean Kanteen Mirror Reflect limited edition bottles. If you want one for Christmas get in there now! Just so pretty! F1Ti blank K18SSLRF-MS_CMYK_full-res Hobo Stove lantern IMG_2425In other news I got my first proper bid in as Outdoor People, looking for funding to support taking single mums and others camping next year. All sales of key camping kit - tents, stoves etc - will specifically match fund the bids I'm making for this project, so hopefully be able to tell you more soon. IMG_5771Tickets for Exhale Spain and Exhale Fairoaks Farm are selling well - why not treat yourself or your partner to a promise of a Yoga Festival as an amazing present? I'll be hiring out tents again at both - again with profits going to subsidise the first time camping trips project. I'll also be working with some amazing bushcraft and play friends for the Exhale Fairoaks Farm providing fun for kids of all ages. More on that in the New Year! Finally we held the last of this series of Hackney Wild Walks Workshops with professionals from across the borough who work with families. It's been a huge privilege, and I'm now loving hearing about (and in some cases helping) the walks the Children's Centres and others are organising themselves and the plans they have to get all the families they work with outdoors and exploring! [gallery type="slideshow" ids="1434,1449,1295,1297,1168,1154,1139,1126,1471,1472,1473,1474,1475,1476,1477,1478,1479,1480,1481,1482,1483,1484,1485,1486,1487,1488,1489,1490,1491,1492,1493,1494,1495,1496,1497,1498,1499,1500,1501,1502,1503,1504,1505,1506,1507,1508,1509,1510,1511,1512,1513,1514,1515,1516,1517,1518" orderby="rand"]

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I've been going to the East London Design Show for, oh, twelve years as a punter, and I'm now going to get to go as a trader! I love it because I've picked up reasonably priced, beautiful presents - jewelry, homewares, toys, knitware and the like - that just aren't available on the high street. And every year you see things that two years later you see in John Lewis or Liberty for five times the price! There is a great mix of local and international designers, with small businesses like mine that hand select the best products for a niche market. Pretty things, practical things and stuff that is just beautifully designed. There are also good food traders, and of course it's at Truman Brewery, so round the corner from Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane. You can take a look at all the exhibitors here and check out my page on the ELDS website here. I'll be taking along most of our market range, with a few new Scandinavian, US and British products on special offer. You can use the 2 for 1 voucher below, or if you'd like a VIP pass then email me quick - I've a very few to give out to valued customers! ELDS_2for1_voucher I'll be figuring out how to display the best of Outdoor People on a stall a third the size of the one at Broadway Market, but hey ho, nothing beats a challenge! And don't forget, we'll be ploughing profits back into projects getting kids outdoors, so please tell your friends and relatives and ask them to come on down! Here's just some of the stuff we'll have there... IMG_7329 IMG_4470 IMG_4748 IMG_5253 IMG_3252 IMG_2499 IMG_3473 IMG_4442 IMG_4774 IMG_4953 IMG_4972 IMG_5150 IMG_5250 IMG_5276  IMG_5417 IMG_5450 IMG_5460 IMG_5345 And lots more stuff to make it easy to get outdoors... PS if there is anything you specifically want do let me know, so I can deliver or put it aside for you!

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