FUN ON THE WATER VARIOUS + P&P
LOOKING FOR A present that’s practical but will give someone a giggle? Well, here’s a range of useful products, all featuring narrowboat cartoons by Armand Foster. There’s a 2016 calendar (£ 6.50), a narrowboat tea towel (£5.75) and a heavyweight canvas tote/shopping bag (£8.99). Or, if you’ve looking for a smaller stocking-filler, there are key rings and fridge magnets available at £3.99.
They certainly gave us a chuckle. 07795 181770 armcher.com PERHAPS YOU’RE a boater who likes to travel light but, when it comes to washing, you still want a full-size bath towel. The trouble is, they take up space. Perhaps the Foutala towel is for you: it’s a full 6ft by 3ft, but the lightweight cotton fabric packs down to a fraction of the size of a normal towel. Our deputy editor stuck one in the side pocket of his pannier, pedalled off to a Waterway Recovery Group volunteer camp, and reports back that it dealt with the worst that the Grantham Canal could throw at him. And the makers say it gets softer and more absorbent with use. He’ll like that. foutala.com 07971 403171