Left-Handers Club Newsletter - March 2006

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In this issue...

1. Left in a spin
2 .Lawn Edging Shears
3. LHC vs Victoria free eBook reminder
4. Yoropen Mini coloured pencils
5. Left-handed walking sticks
6. Lefty friendly camera
7. How would you like to run the London left-handed shop?

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Welcome to the March 2006 issue of your Left-Handers Newsletter.

Left in a spin

Many of you may have watched the TV series “Skating With Celebrities” in the U.S – which has an equivalent of Dancing on Ice in the UK. There has been much drama and excitement both on and off the ice relating to skating partners Lloyd Eisler and Kristy Swanson, but how many of you picked up on the fact that former Olympic skater Eisler is right-handed, whilst his actress partner Kristy, (the original Buffy the Vampire) is left-handed? Not a fact you would normally consider relevant to ice skating, it apparently caused the pair some difficulties because Swanson spins one way, and Eisler the other!

If you know any more about this or have information on any other sports where left-handers' spinning direction can be a problem, please let us know.

In a spin: left-hander Kristy Swanson partners Lloyd Eisler

Left-Handed Lawn Edging Shears

We have managed to buy a batch of these fantastic edging shears for Club Members at a much reduced price - they normally sell for £29.95 and we have a limited quantity available at only £17.95.

This exclusive and unique left-handed edging shear is a real asset to all left-handed gardeners who work in a right-to-left direction along the lawn edge. The high carbon steel blade nearest the operator is fitted with a stainless steel stabiliser that keeps the shear sitting on top of the lawn in the correct position and the cutting blades are reversed to give a really clean cut.

The right handle is held still close to the right hip and the left hand does the work, moving in and out from the body to open and close the blades as you move to your left along the lawn edge.

Due to its size and weight, this product must be delivered by courier (UK mainland only) at an additional cost of £7.00 when you checkout your order.

Click here to order your shears now.

Left handed lawn edging shears
Using the left handed shears

LHC vs Victoria reminder

Nearly 1,000 members have downloaded the eBook we produced with all the Club members experiences of being left-handed and their comments on the strange views we received from Victoria and a lot more people have added further comments.

If you have not seen the book yet you are missing out on some really helpful and interesting stories of peoples experiences and also a great laugh!

Download the book free here and please pass it on to others

If you are having any trouble getting hold of the book, please email and let me know. There is a PDF version available for Mac users and anyone else that needs it - details on the download page linked above.

Yoropen Mini Coloured Pencils

I guess most members have tried the fantastic Yoropen range by now - they have a great writing position and you can see what you have written without smudging
Click here for full Yoropen information

Yoropen multicoloured pencils have now gone Mini! This adorable set of 5 mini pencils in a clear wallet is great for the budding lefty and is perfect for little hands. Each pencil has 5 leads in the body plus one in position ready for writing. Each set contains 4 single colour pencils, Yellow, Red, Green, Blue and one multi-colour pencil.

The refills for the mini pencils are the same as for the full size multicolour pencil (refills code 534A)

Click here to order your mini pencils now
Click here to see the full Yoropen range

yoropen minis

Also just in, lead refills for the Yoro Mini Pencil

Lead refills for Yoro Mini Pencil Yoro mini pencils set of 2

Left-Handed Walking Sticks

A new addition to our product is this adjustable folding aluminium walking stick.

Featuring a specially moulded grip for left-handed use, this amazing walking stick weighs a mere 320g (11oz.) yet is super sturdy. It also comes with its own clear carrying case so when its not in use it can be folded up and put away for easy storage.

  • Comfortable contour grip with durable rubber tip
  • 4 folding sections snap out automatically
  • Height adjusts in 1" increments
  • Anodised aluminium shaft
  • Weight 320g / 11oz
  • Minimum height 80cm / 31.5 in.
  • Maximum height 90cm / 35.5 in.

Available in Bronze or Black finish at only £13.95

Click here to order your walking stick

Left-handed walking sticks

Lefty Friendly Camera

In this age of digital technology, and advanced ergonomic design, the controls on cameras and camcorders are becoming increasingly right-hand biased. One of the most common requests we have is for a left-hand friendly digital camera, and from our research, we have found the Sony Cyber shot DSC-R1 well worth considering.

If you are in the market for a high-end digital camera with D-SLR quality you will find this camera has an excellent reputation. It sports a massive 10.3 million pixels and many unique features.

What we liked about it is the positioning of many key function controls on the left side of the body including Mode Adjustment, Flash controls and White Balance. Using the hand grip on the right, the camera is well balanced when using the left-hand for manual focus adjustments of the lens.

For more information on the Sony DSC-R1 including customer reviews, and also to buy, CLICK HERE

Left handed digital camera Sony Cybershot

How would you like to run the London left-handed shop?

The Anything Left-Handed shop has been in Central London since 1968 and is known by lefties around the world. It is at 57 Brewer Street, London W1F 9UL.

Due to our ever increasing involvement with the Left-Handers Club and our online shop and web site, we have not been able to give as much time as we would like to the running of the shop and we think it could give a better service to customers if it was run by an "owner-manager". We would supply all of the products and help with our experience and advice, but it would basically be an independent operation.


If you or anyone you know are business-minded left-handers and you think you could make a success of running the world's original and best left-handed shop, please contact us with some details about yourself and we will send a full information pack and talk with you about how we can work together. Email keith@anythingleft-handed.co.uk or phone 020 8770 3722.


Best wishes to you all and we will be in touch again soon with more news and views

Keith and Lauren Milsom
and all at the Left-Handers Club

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