Spread the Warmth!

Selina (right) pictured with actress Claire King and celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager

Journalist Selina Scott has entered into the perfect pairing using her unique goat socks to help Age UK North Yorkshire’s ‘Spread the Warmth’ campaign.

The broadcasters stylish lines of socks are not only sought after in fashion circles thanks to their ethical production and durable mohair but are life-savers for her many customers who swear by them to keep their feet warm and cosy through the winter.

Age UK works towards reducing isolation and vulnerability caused by winter months. On average, each winter, there are nationally around 35,000 excess deaths, many of which could have been avoided by taking simple measures.

Age UK is hoping that by letting older people know about the serious risk to their health posed by the cold weather, it can help reduce this waste of life.
Miss Scott said: ‘Age UK North Yorkshire has a very important campaign and it seemed like a perfect fit to use the unique qualities of my socks to help raise awareness. Every older person deserves to be protected from the potential life threatening consequences of the cold. It’s more than helping vulnerable people stay warm. It’s about raising the profile of Age UK in the community, and encouraging others to look out for elderly neighbours.”

Age UK North Yorkshire delivers practical services like home visits, a telephone befriending service, day activities, food hampers and information and advice, that will reach over 4,000 people in North Yorkshire this winter who desperately need help to keep warm, healthy and in touch with others.

National celebrity patrons of Age UK include ‘Stage for Age’ patrons Christopher Biggins, Sir Roger Moore and June Whitfield.

Selina added: “It’s a simple measure, but a beautiful one – I’m really hoping everyone gets behind the campaign to help spread the warmth.”

What’s So Special about Selina’s Socks?

Feet lose up to a pint of perspiration a day.
Selina’s socks are made from mohair so silky, bacteria can’t cling. Your feet stay fresh and odour free.
Customers who suffer from poor circulation, chilblains, even diabetes and varicose veins swear by Selina’s socks.
Feet keep warm when it’s cold outside and cool when it’s hot.
Washing is easy. Chuck them in the machine at 40c on a wool wash.
You can wear them for days on end before you need bother prise them off your feet.
The socks are long-lasting and durable.

To buy Selina’s fabulous socks and support our campaign go to www.selinascott.com

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Disruption and ‘fun’ during the recent snowfall!

Snow Jump!

After 10 day’s of cold, snowy & icy weather  check out the latest editions to my image archive. The library includes photograph’s of drivers struggling to cope with road conditions as well as young people enjoying ‘snow days’ on their sledges.

All images are available for sale as prints or for commercial licensing.

View the gallery.

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Back to the Alps!

View from La Rosiere towards Arc 1950 and 2000

As the weather turns colder in the UK and the central heating is turned on we look forward to the winter ski season in Europe.

As an avid ‘web cam watcher’ I note that snow has already fallen in some areas overnight and the ‘glacier’ resorts of Tignes in France, Saas Fee and Zermatt in Switzerland are already open for winter sports.

This year we visited a freezing (-16)  Peisey-Vallandry , part of the Paradiski area, which link’s the Arc villages, 1600, 1950, 2000 with La Plagne via the spectacular Vanoise Express, the area offers 425km of ski slopes!

We also enjoyed a ‘sun drenched’ week in La Rosiere at Easter.

As we plan our 2011 trips we will be turning again to our good friends at Ski Olympic, an award-winning, Doncaster based, independent tour operator offering catered chalets in the French Alps, take a look at their website, I cannot recommend them highly enough for service and attention to detail.

Enjoy the movie trailer for this season’s adventure along with a selection of still images of some stunning landscapes!

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