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Ordnance Survey, Picnic -

Why is a picnic map the perfect place for a map? Picnics are a great time to stop, rest and chat. What better conversation starter than a map? Sit in the middle of your favourite National Park with a cheese sarni and plan your next adventure, or reminisce about favourite places you've visited. We have always been facinated by maps. When we went to Ordnance Survey with our idea to print their maps on our picnic mats we were over the moon that they thought it was a good idea too. Our first set of Ordnance Survey picnic mats had...

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PACMAT, Picnic -

We often get asked what made us think of doing PACMAT? We've always been into outdoor activities and sports. After our kids were born we carried on with our outdoor pursuits, taking them with us. Living within a budget, picnics were most practical for a family of four out and about (especially with two ants in pants toddlers). Our youngest, who has since been diagnosed as ASD, was always fussy about textures. He particularly didn't like snow. Everywhere we went, we had to take a picnic mat. Picnic mats then were bulky and with two small kids we had enough...

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Babies, Picnic, Press -

"Finding activities to keep kids entertained can be difficult. If you're looking for something to do during the summer holidays, a simple yet exciting option is having a picnic. That's why we've found the best picnic ideas for kids..." "Curl up for a fabulous family picnic on this gorgeous nature-inspired picnic blanket. It has a soft top layer and a waterproof bottom - especially important for British picnics when you're never quite sure what the weather's doing. Little ones will be fascinated by all the insects and animals in the design.  Review: "I love this picnic blanket as it's lightweight...

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Alps, Broken leg, Emergency services, Hiking, Picnic, Switzerland, Walk -

It was a stunning day. The kids had been invited to go canyoning with some friends, so we thought we'd make the most of it and take the dog for a picnic walk. Dogs aren't allowed to walk in the French National Park area so we drove to Col de la forclaz. A road very popular with road cyclists, just over the boarder in Switzerland. Before setting off for the walk we stopped at the hotel and sat outside to have a cup of coffee, watching the bikes go by, reminiscing about our motorcycling days. Fuelled up on caffine, we set...

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Alps, Picnic, Walk -

It was a lovely, hot sunny day in Chamonix. We decided to walk up to the Chapeau, perhaps to treat ourselves to a pudding after our picnic on the way up (with our Ordnance Survey PACMAT of course). It's a very pleasant walk through the trees, in the shade a lot of the time, up from the picturesque village L'avancher. As you get closer to the Chapeau the path opens out, crossing a small waterfall stream, getting steeper until you arrive at the Chapeau. .   We were ready for some picnic pudding, but not having reserved a place, it was...

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