Left-Handers Club Newsletter
- June 2004
We received a lovely email this week that we would
like to share with you:
I am writing to you to say how
impressed I am with your service. I have only just discovered your site. I am
over the moon about it. I have purchased scissors ( I have wanted left handed
scissors for over 60 years. At last I've got them.) a pencil sharpener, ( My pencils
are the sharpest around and the leads don't break any more) a tape measure for
when I'm sewing (at last my numbers are not upside down any more, wonderful) and
a set of knives including a bread knife. (They are really something.) So may I
thank you a hundred-fold for stocking these items. I don't feel clumsy any more.
I will definitely be back for more. When I rang to order my things your staff
were very nice indeed. It was a funny feeling to have knowing they were left handed
too. I'm a 63 year-old Grandmother. I can't believe I've actually got these things
after all these years. Thank you again so much.
That makes us feel really good but we know a lot
of our members and other left-handers just carry on compromising and getting by
with right-handed equipment and do not think it is worth changing. Maybe Geraldine's
comments will inspire you to make a change!
here to see more customer comments and please feel free to send us your own!
You may already have seen our new
website and thank you if you have given us your comments. We are still keen to
get as many members as possible to try the site, test our ordering process and
give us their comments so we are having a mad sale to encourage you:
- Free delivery worldwide on all
orders over GBP 30.00 (down from 40.00)
- Smaller orders at a fixed delivery
charge of GBP 3.50 (was 4.95 outside UK)
- Lots of special offers giving
you a free second item or pack discounts
- Lots of reduced prices across
our whole range - as much as 50% in a lot of cases
This could be your best chance to
see if our products make a real difference for you as well. Don't forget they
are all covered by our guarantee to refund all costs including postage both ways
if you want to return them for any reason - including all sale and special offer
We have put all the offers into one
section of our site - click
here to have a look
- Our best-selling general purpose
scissors at GBP 3.95 (normally 6.95)
- Escher left-handed cartridge pen
and biro sets at GBP 19.95 (normally 34.95)
- Darlac pruners reduced from GBP
14.95 to 12.95 and free childs gardening gloves, age 5-10
- Unique left-handed lawn edging
shears down from GBP 29.95 to only 19.95
- Free rulers with childrens pens,
plus many sharpeners, pens, pencils reduced
and loads more, but we have limited
stocks to clear on some of the offers so don't miss out
out our special offers now
We will also be putting a free gift
in with every order despatched as a thankyou in advance for giving us your opinions
on our new website.
Gordon Ramsay - left-hander from hell or creative genius?
Did you know that Gordon Ramsay, the Scottish "superchef"
is left-handed? The celebrity chef, as famous for his foul mouth and temper as
for his culinary skills, has had a very high profile on TV in the UK recently.
Two reality TV programmes, "Kitchens from Hell" and "Hell's Kitchen", have
given us plenty of opportunities to watch him, as he writes, cuts and prepares
Love him or hate him, there is no doubting his
talent and creativity, and even if you live outside the UK and do not know the
name Gordon Ramsay yet, we are sure it is only a matter of time before you do.....
the Gordon Ramsay PR machine is in top gear, and no doubt aiming for global recognition!
So high is Gordon's profile at the moment, that
he was the topic of heated debate on a recent BBC Radio London show which Lauren
was involved in as a guest. When Lauren joined the show, there was a lively debate
going on between callers and the presenter about whether Gordon was really a charming,
if intolerant, man or an absolute monster to work with. When Lauren mentioned
the fact the Gordon was left-handed, this was met with great interest, and sparked
a whole new line of debate - perhaps his anger and frustration are entirely because
he is forced to use right-handed tools in his kitchens!! You can find out more
about Gordon Ramsay, together with our suggestions for left-handed tools that
might cool his temper on our
page about him
On the subject of celebrities, if you have a birthday
this month, you are in very good company with some very high profile left-handers
celebrating another year on the clock. US Open winner and left-handed golfer Phil
Mickelson has just celebrated his birthday, along with actresses Morgan Freeman
and Angelina Jolie. Sir Paul McCartney, Nicole Kidman and George Bush Senior are
all looking forward to birthdays this month.
We have put up a new database system on our website
that allows you to see our full list of famous left-handers divided into categories,
to link to more information about them and also to look at the current month birthdays
in day order. The birthdays list is now updated each month so come back often
to see who is there. Oh, and if it is your birthday in June as well - Happy Birthday!!
We have been very active looking for new left-handed
products recently and we have a lot more on the way. Here are the most recent
additions to our range. Click on the images for full details of each product or
to purchase them.
- Stylish multi-purpose tool dices, scoops up veggies, flips flapjacks and stirs
the soup. Nylon, 13 inches long, heat resistant to 410 degrees F, dishwasher safe.
Specially made left-handed version.
range - The Yoropen is a great new pen design with an off-set writing
position and movable rubber grip that is great for left handers as it gives a
really comfortable writing position and avoids any smudging. It has won design
awards around the world and is now available in a range of colours and styles
as well as with lead and coloured pencils. Fantastic product and everyone in our
office is using them all the time now!
feeding range - Mums are always asking us for a left-handed first feeding
spoon for their babies, so we are delighted to add this unique set to our range.
Matching feeding bowls and drinking cups also available.
Potter playing cards - A bit of fun for everyone - normal playing cards
with Harry Potter pictures on - and they have been made with the values marked
in all FOUR corners so left-handers can use them as well (you may have noticed
that most cards are only market in TWO corners and if you fan them with your left
handed you cannot see anything).
We'll be in touch again soon,
Keith and Lauren Milsom
and all at the Left-Handers Club
PS - don't forget
to visit the new site and let us know what you think of it.
Please email your comments to