surf day

  • Posted by howies
  • 18 June 2009

International Surf Day is coming up this Sunday the 21st June, and its an amazing opportunity to get involved in surf culture.  It has been organised by the EuroSIMA (European Boardsports Industry Manufacturers Assosiation).  Nearly 200 events will be organised on beaches around the world.  Open to all, these events will offer surf lessons, demonstrations, equipment testing, meetings with professional and amature surfers, BBQs, concerts, beach parties...basically an amazing day at the beach!  Check out their website for full details of participating  beaches and the programme of events.

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River clean...er

  • Posted by howies
  • 17 June 2009

Last night Simon Rees sorted out a team of people to pull out some of the rubbish from the River Teifi, which runs through Cardigan. 

We live and play on this river.

It seems only fair that we do our bit to help keep it clean and safe for the wild life that live in and around it, including ourselves!

 

Here are a few photos of Nums paddling a trolley (minus the wheels), to the shore to be disposed of properly.

 

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I couldn't believe how much rubbish was just on the small section of the bank that we worked on, there were plastic garden chairs, a large metal drum BBQ, school class room style chairs, a fire extinguisher, loads of glass bottles and jars, and so much sand bag sacking and plastic bags, nasty stuff.

It would be great to find out how we can help do more to keep our river clean.

Solar Aid cycle

  • Posted by howies
  • 16 June 2009

Susie Wheeldon, Jamie Vining and Iain Henderson set off from London's City Hall on May 15 to cycle around the world (a 12,000 mile trip!).  The aim of their epic trip is to raise awareness and money for the charity Solar Aid.  It is a charity which aims to relieve poverty by providing solar energy to those in need.  Follow their blog as they go on their mission.  As from the last entry, they were on route to Lybia.  They are due back to the UK in March.  It's a great cause and a great adventure!solaraidcycle

holiday

  • Posted by howies
  • 15 June 2009

We went walking, paddling,swimming, fishing and snorking with our Beagle George.

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I picked up spider crabs and swam large shoals of silvery fish and with large ones too and dodged jelly fish, you wouldn't believe people get on a plane to go diving when our coast is so beautiful, we went 20 miles down the road for our holiday.

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Unfortunately I will not be telling you where these photos were taken as it is my favourite beach since I was about 7 years old thanks to my dad who's passion for it spilled onto me.

It was quiet, unspoilt and as beautiful as I remembered it when I was young, that's pretty impressive really when you think about it, that's over 20 years ago and it's not changed or lost its magic at all.

Roll on next holiday, or even next weekend.

Do sponsor

  • Posted by howies
  • 12 June 2009

this is a little do lectures sponsorship document, if you know of any potential sponsor pass it on.

1 day in Pembrokeshire

  • Posted by howies
  • 26 May 2009

1 sunny hot Saturday

8 of us went kayaking around the coast

3 of us were fishing

they caught 20 mackeral

we found 3 hidden bays

we stopped on one for lunch

found 1 TV on a hidden beach

pretented to watch TV whilst sunbathing

rescued TV litter and took it home for correct disposal

we saw more rubbish than normal, we think it came in on recent bad weather

8 of us waded through the shallows from the sea to the river to get to land

6 of us went for ice cream, coffee and cake

1 great day out in Pembrokeshire

The Ubiqutious Dragon

  • Posted by howies
  • 14 May 2009

So the boys (Mark, Jeff and Charlie) just got back from visiting HQ in Cardigan Bay.  They had a great time catching up with everyone and learning more about products; not to mention fish and chips on the beach and an incident with a badger!?

Anyways... when I went on my pilgrimage to Cardigan, it was my first time to Wales.  I was amazed at how ubiqutious the Welsh dragon is!  So I asked Jeff to pilfer a dragon souvenir for me...the obscurer the better.  So here it is a sachet of shampoo. 

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Well it made me laugh :)

Back to basics

  • Posted by howies
  • 26 April 2009

There was a really interesting article in todays Observer about a man, Guy Grieve, who cashed in his chips and headed into the wilderness to gain some clarity on his life.  Using Henry David Thoreau's Walden; Or, Life in the Woods as his inspiration, he spent a year living off the land in the wilds of Alaska.  Grieve has a book coming out (Call of the Wild), which describes the trials and tribulations of his time spent in the wilderness.  It is a tale - which I am sure will draw comparisons with Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild - that makes us all wonder how we would cope in such a situation. Fortunately, the author lived to tell his story and the degree to which his experiences, along with Thoreau's book, have changed his life. 

We would love to know if any of you have been so profoundly touched by a story (or novel) that it has inspired you to change your life or start a new adventure.

Sweeties

  • Posted by howies
  • 7 April 2009

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Kim & Chris have been in China visiting our factories. They had a great (and very busy) time.

Kim brought us back some sweets. Some Chinese, some Japanese. They’re pretty crazy.

Our mild palettes couldn’t handle some of them. We pulled some funny faces... 

Tom wasn’t a fan, Mel liked them all, I liked the Japanese ones better...

The Licorice Menthol Curry sweet is still repeating on me.

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