Ramblers Rejoice. Our new 2012 collection has landed.

Drum roll Anorakers

Just before Christmas we asked you to tell us your favourite hot choc spots for a chance to win a Kissing Stags flask and some Hope & Greenwood hot chocolate. Your entries were amazing – some made us chuckle while others brought a tear to our eyes. But these are the ones that came up trumps.

1. Sue Fisher: “I’d take my flask of hot chocolate everywhere through the chilly winter months. Boot of the car, under desk at work, touchline of pitch at son’s games, watching daughters on swings at park, I could go on….”

2. Alice Beaumont: “Sat in a hot chocolate bubble bath!”

3. Pamela Paul: “Snuggled up under a blanket with my girls, while my husband is outside trying to stop the dog from eating the tent.”

4. Susie Gahan: “In the back of my 1972 VW Camper! Smiling at the other chilly motorists outside!!”

5. Brogaen Maynard: “When I visit my dad, he loves to get wrapped up and go sit with a hot chocolate on his and mums love seat in the garden, telling me old memories.”

Thank you to everyone for all the great entries.

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Win a tuck box n’ chocs

Easter treats for all you spring Anorakers. We’ve teamed up with master confectioners Hope & Greenwood for a bunny bonanza. A limited edition Anorak tuck box is up for grabs full to bursting with Hope & Greenwood Easter chocolates. Click the picture to enter.

Click picture to enter

We’ve also made a few extra Easter 2011 tuck boxes. They’re very limited edition so grab one while you can by clicking the picture below.

Click picture to purchase tuck box

Littlest Anorakers

Thanks to Tien and Lilly who tumble-totted into Anorak HQ and kindly agreed to road test our new bean bags due to launch in late March. I think the pictures speak for themselves. Two very happy customers!!

Lilly likes

Thumbs up from Tien

Coolbags go silly

Most of our coolbags are now half price at an amazing £27.50. Ridiculously silly, we’re sure you’ll agree!

Top Drawer Spring

Behold, photographs of stand Anorak at this year’s Top Drawer Spring. The first trade event of the season, the show also entailed a quite a few firsts for Anorak:

1. It was the first time we showed our new Spring/Summer product range (including a new coolbag & mini animal washbags)
2. It was the first time we had a dedicated wholesale catalogue (hot off the printer the day before)
3. It was the first time we took a stand 7 metres long! (and slightly less products to fill the space!?)
4. It was the first time we used wooden crates and trestles to fill said stand (no more heavy plinths to lug)
5. It was the first time we forked out for a data capture pen (money very well spent)
6. It was the first Anorak tradeshow of 2011 (a glimpse into the coming year for retail)
7. It was the first time Leno the van driver dropped off our wares (prior to a spot of Latin dancing in his local ballroom)

The good news is that the show was a resounding success, albeit a very hectic and slightly stressful one. And what’s more, the early signs are that Anorak’s new products are going to be very well received in 2011.

Cathy mans the stand

New coolbag, old props

Tablewear, with a stray stag coaster

Nice old crates

Anorak choccies

Apologies for the lack of blog activity Anorakers. We had a mega-busy build up to Christmas and unfortunately Messing About Outside has taken somewhat of a back seat of late. Our pre-Christmas activities included:

– Packing Christmas orders
– Manning the market
– Designing our spring/summer 2011 collection
– Moving our stock
– Building a new website (coming soon)

Somehow, in between all this Wintry mayhem, Anorak’s very own Laurie & Matt managed to turn their hands to a spot of chocolateering, opting to hand-make their friends and family some Christmas confectionery. Here’s some pictures of the choccies (before the Christmas munchers pounced!).

Laurie preps...

Nice and neat...

The truffles...

The other truffles...

The cases are filled...

The minty ones dry...

Voila! The gifts are ready!




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