Left-Handers Club Newsletter - November 2006

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In this issue...

1. On the other hand - lefty articles
2. Calling all teachers - writing pack
3. New left-handed mugs and 2007 backwards calendar
4. Christmas gift ideas

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

We are about to start using a new email service to ensure that we can deliver as many of your newsletters as possible without having them blocked by mistake and also allow us to send you the formatted html versions rather than just plain text. When we join you to the new list we have to get verification from you that you want to continue receiving our newsletters so some time over the next few weeks you will receive a verification email from lefthanders@aweber.com and you must click the link in that email to carry on being a Club member.

To make sure you receive the confirmation email, please add lefthanders@aweber.com to your list of approved senders or email whitelist - click here to find out how

On the Other Hand

We are planning to start a new website and it's all about you! So many of you have wonderful stories and anecdotes about being left-handed that we have decided to create a left-handers' library where you can post your thoughts, experiences and ideas for other LHC Members to share. We are setting up an article directory that will allow you to register and submit your articles plus search by categories and keywords for articles by other people no lefty subjects you are interested in.

We would love to receive an article or two from you about your experiences as a left-hander or as a child or parent of a left-hander. We would also be interested in articles about the experiences of teachers in dealing with left-handers.

We have put up a few articles to provide some inspiration, including a lovely report we received from one of our longest-standing members, Sue Potts, recounting the Left-Handers Day event she organised this August.

Click here to see the left-handed articles

We hope you enjoy the articles and feel inspired to get writing yourself. We will provide full details of the new article directory site and how to use it in the next newsletter.

Calling all teachers!

Anything Left-Handed are pleased to have been involved in the development of an excellent new Key Stage 2 Handwriting Resource Pack created by Writing Instruments Manufacturer, STABILO, who specialise in Handwriting pens. It is available without charge to all teachers in the UK. Written in conjunction with the National Handwriting Association, Stabilo have created 7 lesson plans tailored to meet the National Literacy Standards for handwriting, and have worked closely with ourselves to develop plans specifically for left-handed writers.

Our own Left Write Guide writing mat is included in the pack, which details the important elements to consider when teaching left-handed writing. With a range of activities focusing on legibility, speed and comfort, these fun packed activity sheets provide key advice and ideas to help develop children's handwriting. To request your free pack, simply log onto www.stabilo.co.uk/handwriting and fill in your details. (Currently only available to teachers in the UK).

Stabilo have kindly allowed us to make the lesson plans available to our Left-handers Club members as a free download so you can get the benefit of them wherever you are in the world. Click here to find out more and download the pack as an Adobe PDF file

Click here to download a free copy of our own writing guide mat

It is an Adobe PDF document and if you do not already have the Adobe Reader you can get a free copy here - Click here to download the free Adobe Reader

New left-handed mugs and 2007 backwards calendar

Here are some other new items we have added in recent weeks. Click the images to order .

Left handed mug

We're pleased to welcome back the Left-Handers Mug into our product range - with a new slogan that will really get right-handers thinking! Hold the smart blue ceramic mug in your left hand, and you will read "It's a left-handed thing...." whilst right-handers will be kept guessing by the remainder of the slogan on the opposite side "... you wouldn't understand!", which they will also read if they're cheeky enough to drink from your mug! Capacity 330ml. Be the first to own one of our exclusive new mugs, for just £4.95. Also makes a great stocking filler, and comes in a protective polystyrene cube for easy wrapping!
Click here to order your mugs

Backwards calendar

Your exclusive Left-handers Club Backwards Calendar 2007 is ready for you to download, completely FREE! Confound your friends with the clever layout that has dates running from right to left so only a true left-hander can keep track of events! Click here to print your exclusive LHC Backwards Calendar now.

Ted Lapidus left handed pens

We have had a lot of people telling us how much they like the new Ted Lapidus designer cartridge pens and a lot of others saying that they missed the £10.00 discount offer and wish they had ordered one before the price went back to the normal £29.95.

We hate to disappoint our members so we have reduced the price back to £19.95 to the end of November only - make sure you don't miss out this time!

Order your code 366V Ted Lapidus pen in silver
Order your code 367K Ted Lapidus pen in black lacquer

Christmas Gift ideas

Christmas is coming and the shops are getting busy, so save yourself the stress and use our online shop to buy a gift for the lefty in your life. To make the choice even easier, we have introduced a new range of Left-Handers Gift Sets to cover most ages and interests. Each set contains a selection of our most popular products carefully wrapped in blue tissue, and beautifully packaged in a silver Left-Handers Gift Box. Choose from one of four boxes in the range:

Child's Gift Set (Code G1). Every little lefty will love opening their own Left-Handers Gift Box to find stacks of stationery made just for them! With tools for school that are easier to use and pens and pencils that help improve writing skills. £19.95
Click here to order

Child gift set
Teen's Gift Set (Code G2) Impress your style conscious leftie (and his/her mates) with this great collection for teenagers. They will love the look of the ergonomic s' funky Stabilo s'Move Easy pen, whilst the super-cool Yoro pencil has a unique ergonomic design. A great idea for any left-handed teen! £19.95
Click here to order
Teen gift set
Ladies Gift Set (Code G3) A thoughtful and unique gift for ladies of all ages - and best of all no one else can borrow her favourite items! From the beautifully soft leather purse, to the top quality Ted Lapidus fountain pen, everything in this set is designed to make life easier, and make her feel special. £49.95. (Set price is a 30% discount on the prices of the individuals items, normally £70.00)
Click here to order
Ladies gift set
Gents Gift Set (Code G4) You may think your man has everything...but its probably all right-handed! In this gift box you will be giving him the most popular and useful left-handed items all in one box. Opening his wine and signing the bills will both be easier! £34.95 (Set price is a 25% discount on the prices of the individuals items, normally £45.00)
Click here to order
Gents gift set

There's lots more inspiration for great Christmas presents in our Gift Ideas section. Click here to view.


That all for now. 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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