This is an article penned for our cycling blog linked to our Odoni product range.


Are you…..local?” That infamous phrase from the League of Gentleman becomes something a little different and whole lot more important when  applied to goods and services. Deep down, I’m sure most of us know that. Think of the Christmas that we’ve just left behind. In the Hayes – Cardiff’s Victorian shopping legacy – the Christmas market provided stalls of knitted teddies, lovespoons, handcrafted jewellery, local cheeses and meats, hand made cards and artwork. It added colour, warmth and humanity, a far cry from the homogeneity of mass produced consumables and plastic packaging. Yet despite the attraction and importance of local commerce, objects are often reduced to simple economics; the immediate economic benefit of the cheapest item, irrespective of where it was sourced.

At the minute, I’m reading ‘Edgelands, journeys into England’s true wilderness’ by Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts, a consideration of hidden and disused space. Last night I read…

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