All the glitz and glamour of the Brit Awards

[caption id="attachment_1816" align="alignright" width="250"] Northern boy Peter Kay did a fine job in front of all those southerners hosting the 2010 Brit Awards[/caption] We just LOVE the Brit awards. All the glitz and glamour mixed with the bad jokes and the bad behaviour, it really is a great show. And this year's gathering of stars was no exception. Who could not cringe at Jonathan Ross's lame performance? Who didn't laugh when comic host Peter Kay described Lady Gaga as New York's Su Pollard? And who'd have thought they'd wheel out Mel B and Geri from the Spice Girls to collect...

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ITB staff get going on the Easygliders

[caption id="attachment_1796" align="alignright" width="250"] The Into the Blue team has a go on the Easyglider transporters in our company car park![/caption] One of our suppliers came all the way from Berkshire to see us at Into the Blue HQ in Kent the other day in a van loaded with Easygliders for us to try! Of course, we weren't short of volunteers to head out to the ITB car park and give it a whirl on these admittedly rather odd looking gadgets. Designed in Switzerland, the Easyglider was born out of the idea of having a light, eco-friendly and easily transportable...

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Your very own ‘The Blue Planet’ experience

[caption id="attachment_1789" align="alignright" width="250"] Book our marine wildlife tour in Wales for your very own 'Blue Planet' experience[/caption] If, like us, you were ardent fans of the multi award-winning BBC series 'The Blue Planet' with David Attenborough telling us : "Our planet is a blue planet: over seventy percent of it is covered by the sea. The Pacific Ocean alone covers half the globe. You can fly across it non-stop for twelve hours and still see nothing more than a speck of land. This series will reveal the complete natural history of our ocean planet, from its familiar shores to...

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What boys buy girls on Valentine’s Day…

[caption id="attachment_1781" align="alignright" width="249"] A nice spa day - this is what we'd really like for Valentine's Day...[/caption] Following on from the other day when we wrote about whether it was just too modern to buy your BF or hubby a bunch of flowers or a spa break for a romantic Valentine's Day gift, we thought we'd share with you how our very own BFs mind works when it comes to the 14th February. Bearing in mind he's French and all that, we thought he'd be busy writing beautifully crafted love sonnets written in ink using a quill. But no,...

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Easy tiger with that Easyglider!

[caption id="attachment_1770" align="alignright" width="250"] The Easyglider has headlights and even an iPod dock![/caption] Every now and again someone comes up with a rather madcap product idea. Sometimes they sink without trace after the fanfare launch (err...Sinclair C5 anyone?), sometimes there just isn't room for all of them (Betamax vs VHS, then) but other times these ever-so-slightly eccentric inventions actually catch on and we're wondering just what the world thinks of the Easyglider! The Easyglider is a very simple, efficient and funky personal transporter dreamt up by a Swiss designer who wanted an easy and ecologically sound way to get around...

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