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Dressing for warmth

The clothes you wear are an important part of how you can stay warm in the winter months.
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Reflex Knives

Range of carving knives with looped handles set at a right angle to the blade to facilitate grip and maintain wrist in neutral position.

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Ornamin Model 201 Keep Warm Plate

Plate with internal compartment that can be filled with warm water to help keep food on the plate warm for longer. Comprises: steep edges designed to assist user to scoop food onto their cutlery; non-slip side edges. Options: choice of colour.

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No Bend Pet Bowl

Pet feeding bowl with high handle. Comprises: two bowls; adjustable height reach handle. Options: range of colours available.

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Magiplug Plug

Pressure activated plug that automatically empties excess water if water level reaches capacity. Prevents baths or sinks from overflowing. Comprises: material which changes colour when water is hot.

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Electronic Pepper Mill

Electronic pepper mill suitable for one-handed use. Comprises: stainless steel construction; battery powered; one-button operation; clear window shows contents; LED light in base.

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Loc8tor Lite Item Locator

Device for finding lost items. Comprises: two mini tags intended to be attached to anything the user does not want to lose, and one hand control; when the user is attempting to find a lost tagged item the hand control has a set of light which indicate the distance to the item's location and the tag flashes and beeps to provide further guidance. Additional tags available.

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Your story

I’ve adapted my old favourite trowels'

Earlier this year we talked to Cilla who had been feeling low after the death of her mother. Gardening had always been an outlet for her but with worsening arthritis at the time we spoke she had been finding some of the tasks were getting too hard and she was wondering if her gardening days were limited. Cilla is married and she and her husband have enjoyed gardening since retiring a couple of years ago, especially in the warmer months. Having a nice garden was also something she had always counted on to be able to entertain outdoors and although restrictions this year had limited the opportunities this summer she was disappointed at the prospect of standards slipping. Osteoarthritis affects her hands and knees and so kneeling to weed or plant new bulbs was becoming a major issue. At the same time she had been watching her husband carry out the heavy lifting that comes with maintaining a garden and she was missing the quality time of working together in the outdoors.

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