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In this week's update:

  • Outdoor People make the papers!
  • Shiny new gorgeous kit on sale!
  • Pop up shop on Saturday with intern Phoebe!
Been a very busy week, especially trying to get the website tidied up as I knew we'd be getting some press coverage. OP in the paper 2 It was great to see ourselves in the local paper, especially in the 'green' bit as we are all about the #reuse #reduce #recycle and of course #savingtheplanetonecupatatime! For those of you less familiar with the sometimes ridiculously long hashtags, I use them to join communities on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. I went to a great seminar on communicating business the other week (thanks Ezri!) and one nugget was 'a tweet without a hashtag is lonely'. The community has certainly been growing faster since I started using them! So shiny new kit! This weekend we are premiering the Ticket To The Moon hammocks and I can tell you they are GORGEOUS! Soft and cool to the touch, they are beautifully made in Bali by a bunch of travellers who were looking for the perfect travel hammock. They've also set up a foundation in Indonesia to support education and health of communities You can check out their ethical credentials and production values here. They aren't easy to get in the UK so do let me know if you have requests! Hammock 1 We are also going to start properly selling what many think is the best festival/park/camping chair on the market - the Ergolife Stol portable chair. Designed in Sweden, it is ultra comfortable, looks good and weighs almost nothing to carry round.ergolife chair 2 Pop up shop on Saturday with intern Phoebe! So this Saturday we'll be doing not one but TWO stalls as our fantastic intern Phoebe takes a mini pop up stall to the All Nations House Car Boot Sale! She'll be specialising in gorgeous kids clothing from the Cake Clothing Company, a youth-led Hackney based enterprise, and yummy (organic, local and lovingly made) Lickalix lollies. She'll also have various outdoors related good second-hand stuff and there will be lots of other great stalls. A proportion of the profits, and all of the Lickalix income, will go to the Resident's Association to keep improving the children's 'Play Priority Area' and communal area that used to be car parking spaces. 20140711-032636-am-12396316.jpgcakey Lickalix 10358551_10152088013410443_6227274599799336306_n Do check out the website and let me know what you think. Wordpress is a funny space as it all updates live, but means we are always fresh! Make it easy to get outdoors and have a wonderful weekend Cath  

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