We can’t all drink like Oliver Reed, but the humiliation of admitting defeat and drinking from a pitiful half pint glass is over. Introducing the half-pint-pint. Split length ways, from an angle it appears as if you’re drinking a regular pint, £10 www.gettingpersonal.co.uk
Breathe life back into dead smartphones away from the secure luxury of plug sockets with NomadKey, a flexible rubber cable that fits on your keychain. To unleash the power all you need is a USB port, you can hardly move for those these days. £20 www.amazon.co.uk
Take advantage of the lighter nights and transfer your game from floodlit ranges to lush greens. Regardless of your swing speed or handicap, this club is designed to make rounds less of a game of hide and seek. There’s more weight at the front which means when you connect with the ball there will be more loft which means less spin and more distance. There’s also a 20g sliding weight at the foot of the club so you can adjust to apply more fade or draw. SLDR Driver, £300 by TaylorMade at American Golf, branches regionwide
Author Rob Beattie has written a fishing edition of the Bluffer’s Guide series which has sold five-million-copies. Designed to eradicate social embarrassment, Rob has shared with Living North his top five answers to the question perpetually posed by fish-phobes: ‘Why on earth do you enjoy sitting outdoors in all weather, looking miserable and not catching anything?’
It’s the hunter in me.
It’s the peace and quiet.
It gets me out of the house.
It’s a social thing.
I’m a conservationist! (Anglers pay towards upkeep of waterways, spend hours repairing fences and stiles, trimming back banks and stocking waters with new ﬁsh).
£7 www.bluffers.com and Waterstones
Ted Baker electronics? What next, Sony swimwear? But hang on, this brushed metal and leather design looks and (more importantly) sounds amazing. This pair of retro-styled, over-ear headphones (£180) fold up for travel, with an in-ear headphone (£60) and a bluetooth speaker (£200) also available. Exclusively at John Lewis and Ted Baker stores regionwide
Created by Northumbria University graduate Kieron Day these handmade, woollen ‘Colourbuds’ add a serious dash of style to occasion wear. Recent graduate Kieron is turning his full attention to growing this cool accessory into a successful business and has already had celebrities including Justin Timberlake wearing the product. £8 www.wardrobewingman.com