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  • Posted by alex
  • 5 April 2012

With 100% more weekend on offer as of now, we've been thinking of a few ways to spend the extra days while we're not at our desks.

After a quick poll in the office, these were the top suggestions. We'd like to hear yours.

Have a great weekend. Whatever you do, we hope you enjoy it.

1. Run in the woods

2. Fix up your bike

3. Get lost somewhere new

4. Read a book

5. Eat outside

6. Skinny dip

7. Go sledging (do not leave the country)

8. Make wild garlic soup

9. Take to the water

10. Make a paper hat for a fly*
(*sadly, this fly was dead when we found it...)

Early Christmas present

  • Posted by howies
  • 15 October 2010




My dad has just given me this gem of a book. It's a 1973 book of 100 bike posters from around the world.
He saw it in the window of an antiques shop and was there first thing the next day to pick it up. It was a case of "I could wait till Christmas but I'm too excited to, so have it now."
I need to get him a "best dad" t shirt as this is now on my list of top possessions.
Can't wait to get them scanned and printed so I can get some in frames...

Cheers then Matt/45

Foodscapes

  • Posted by hollie
  • 14 October 2010

If there are two things in the world i am a big fan of, it's food and photography.

If you are in London at all today then please go along to St Pancras International station and see the amazing Carl Warner's Foodscapes exhibition.

I was in London just last weekend and am a bit gutted i missed out on this one. He's a British still life photographer who creates insane landscapes entirely out of food.

The exhibition is totally free, and he'll even be at there at the station, working on, and then unveiling a brand new lanscape that's made entirely out of chocolate.

click here to visit Carl's website.

hmmm... i'm hungry.

Wee Do Recap – Wil Gritten

On Tuesday night Wil Gritten came in to give a talk on his new book, Letting Go, about his travels through South America. He spoke about about facing fear, hard work and happiness, as well as reading some bits of the book (complete with convincing Venezuelan accents).

It turned out Wil was facing one of his fears in doing the talk, but it ended up being a relaxed, funny and enlightening evening. Even the dogs loved it.

Thanks go out to Wil, Parthian Publishing and everyone who came down to the shop to see it. Hope to see you at the next one!

Wil Gritten Wee Do - This Tuesday!

One of Wales’ sexiest men, Wil Gritten, has flown back from his Bondi Beach pad for a whirlwind UK tour. Wil, who has modelled all over the world for some of the biggest fashion houses, was once voted Wales’ 13th sexiest man by the Western Mail. But all that posing is behind him. Now he grows organic vegetables, surfs and makes weird music. He also writes books, in which he talks about his travels and confesses his secrets. Letting Go is one of the first four titles in an exciting new series...

Wil says goodbye to his family and friends in North Wales, and hello to adventure in South America, heading into the unknown, away from comfort and predictability in a bid to ‘let go’. From the beach he lives on with only a stray dog for company, to his final destination with its tearful goodbyes, Wil shares the joys and the trials of his search for freedom of the soul. He talks candidly of friendships, drugs, sex, politics, of the fear and elation he experiences along the way, of how dangerously close ‘letting go’ can come to ‘losing it’ when the boundary between exploration and hedonism becomes blurred. 

This is no ordinary series of books. To start with, all four authors are pretty damn young (and also, possibly, pretty, young, and damned). Before they’d turned thirty, they had each approached Parthian with their manuscripts, which varied in style and genre, but were all examples of exceptional literary talent. The Bright Young Things series was born.

7.30 pm Tuesday 21st of September, howies Carnaby Street.. pop down to hear Wil talk of his travels and adventures, we have organic beer and juices, and plenty of chairs to perch on. Tickets are free as usual but give us a ring on 0207 287 2345 or drop us an email CarnabySt@howies.co.uk to reserve your place.

Wil Gritten Wee Do

                    

One of Wales’s most sexy men, Wil Gritten has flown back from his Bondi Beach pad for a whirlwind UK tour. Wil, who has modelled all over the world for some of the biggest fashion houses, was once voted Wales’ 13th sexiest man by the Western Mail. But all that posing is behind him. Now he grows organic vegetables, surfs and makes weird music. He also writes books, in which he talks about his travels and confesses his secrets. Letting Go is one of the first four titles in an exciting new series...

Wil says goodbye to his family and friends in North Wales, and hello to adventure in South America, heading into the unknown, away from comfort and predictability in a bid to ‘let go’. From the beach he lives on with only a stray dog for company, to his final destination with its tearful goodbyes, Wil shares the joys and the trials of his search for freedom of the soul. He talks candidly of friendships, drugs, sex, politics, of the fear and elation he experiences along the way, of how dangerously close ‘letting go’ can come to ‘losing it’ when the boundary between exploration and hedonism becomes blurred. 

This is no ordinary series of books. To start with, all four authors are pretty damn young (and also, possibly, pretty, young, and damned). Before they’d turned thirty, they had each approached Parthian with their manuscripts, which varied in style and genre, but were all examples of exceptional literary talent. The Bright Young Things series was born.

7.30 pm Tuesday 21st of September, howies Carnaby Street.. pop down to hear Wil talk of his travels and adventures, we have organic beer and juices, and plenty of chairs to perch on. Tickets are free as usual but give us a ring on 0207 287 2345 or drop us an email CarnabySt@howies.co.uk to reserve your place.

Enjoyed The Ride

We had a full house last night for The Ride Journal's Wee Do talk. Lots of people...

Lots of bikes...

Lots of fun. A big thank you to everyone who came to see it, and of course the Diprose brothers (The Ride Journal creators) for a really good talk. And an extra thank you to Innocent Drinks and Pitfield Beers (we had a fair few) for keeping us hydrated.

It was inspirational stuff. See you at the next one!

Wee Do – The Ride Journal

this Tuesday, 7th September we have the creators of  'the ride journal' joining us at Carnaby Street to do a Wee Do Lecture.

they will be here to tell us all about the inspiration behind the books, how they put their ideas into reality, the huge success they have now become and what's going to be happening from here. 

if you missed your chance to get hold of the first 3 they are available to download from the website and are well worth it, issue 4 is still currently available to buy but be quick because i doubt they will hang around for long.

the lecture will begin at 7:30pm, if you would like to come down or know anyone else who may like to come then just drop us an email at carnabyst@howies.co.uk or ring us on 0207 287 2345 and reserve your free tickets.

the usual beers and juices will be available to quench your thirsts.

we hope to hear from you all soon!

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