Turners of Marlow

Turners of Marlow
7 Station Road, Marlow, Bucks

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Icebreaker Thermals - BaaCode Bonkers!

It looks like the Cold Weather may be with us this weekend and we believe the Icebreaker Merino Wool Base Layers are the best out there.  BaaCode Bonkers? Each Icebreaker Base Layer even has a unique BaaCode that can be traced back to  its original sheep farm.  See the wonderful Ray Anderson at Branch Creek Station:

Why wear Icebreaker Merino?  The Icebreaker Merino Sheep  live in the Southern Alps of New Zealand where their fleece has adapted to the extreme weather.  The wool is breathable in summer, highly insulating in winter, yet exceptionally soft and lightweight. It is also easy to care for and unlike some synthetic base layers does not retain odour!  Now that makes the Apres Beers on the run home more civilised!

It's perfect for skiers, runners, hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers and a host of other athletes or simply to keep you warm in extreme weather.  Take a look at the Icebreaker Website for more interesting facts.  Or take a look at Turners Icebreaker styles.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Happy Chinese New Year of the Water Dragon

Hail mighty Dragon! Your arrival is most welcome.

We celebrated Chinese New Year with dear friends and a delicious Chinese Takeaway from the Peking Inn.  If you are free this weekend the Celebrations in London Sunday the 29th January are wonderful. 

The Dragon is the major symbol of good fortune in Chinese Astrology and brings in the Four Blessings of the East: wealth, virtue, harmony and longevity. Of the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac the Dragon is the most special as it is a mystical being rather than an earthly animal (the last time the Water Dragon made an appearance was in 1952).

Since 1996 the year element has been in a destructive relationship with the fixed element of the animal sign. The year 2012 is blessed not only by the lucky Dragon but also the end of that destructive cycle.

Furthermore, it is a Yang year. Yang Water is like a flowing river rather than a stagnant lake. Things will move, ideas flow, creativity abound, economies boom, and love blossom in this environment.  
The Dragon is a reminder everyone has dreams, and that the time to pursue them is now. The Dragon gives you the best chance to make it come true!

In our family, David is a Dragon, Lynda a Dog and Imogen a Ram.  Should be David's year! (Now where's that Euro millions ticket?...)

Friday, 6 January 2012

Fresh Snow! Its Dumping Powder! Its Winter Heaven!

We were kept on our toes. But the Alpine snow came in time for Christmas and in January we now have Powder Heaven.

I want to be there!

To share belly laughs, fun and adventures with good friends. To feel the sun on my face and the bite of the pure air. To enjoy the peace of that off-the-beaten track run and taste the warming glu-vine of the log cabin lunch. To watch our kids amazing progress.......(Sorry! I could go on and on..)

The ski season is under way at Turners and I can't help feel a pang of jealousy when I hear a customer mention Obergurgl, Courcheval, Zermatt, Courmayer. Its always interesting to find out where people are going and to hear about favourite resorts bars and restaurants.

We have some great ski wear this season. The Mens Triclimate Jackets are proving very popular. These can be worn together for extreme cold, or as a shell or light down jacket for Spring skiing. We have the Triclimate North Face Ski Jacket with red accents or the Revelstoke Spyder Ski Jacket with lime Green Down inner jacket and matching lime green pants. The look for Men this season is very much about the loud pant.

For Women we have our luxurious retro look Colmar Ski Jackets exclusive to Turners Marlow in the UK, the glamourous Adama Womens Napapijri Ski Jacket, Spyder Womens Ski Jackets and The North Face Womens Amore Down Ski Jackets.

Team these with our Merino Wool Icebreaker thermals and extra warm ski gloves.

To complete the look we have the iconic and really useful Napapijri Equator holdalls. We also have The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bags in various sizes.

Now, what was the name of that Chalet in Austria, that might have some space Half Term?.....