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September 29 2011 5 29 /09 /September /2011 02:33


                                                     The BBC team at the market


Today I had my first full day - BBC Cov and Warwickshire Vic Minett (@Vicafternoons) was there with her broadcast from the market in the afternoon. The engineer had a base in my stall and so she asked if I opened in their honour - I should have said yes but I am ever too honest for my own good and was ungracious enought to say no! She still offered me a biccie though! Thanks for the interview!  I have not managed to locate it on iplayer to hear myself. (is that vanity???)


Vic made a comment that made me think - she said it is difficult to make something like mobility aids sexy. And on reflection, I suppose it is true but not so if you re a user of such aids - they make your life easier. Its just how you look at it. And if its something you use everyday, you would want it smart and that it should use contemporary design.


And some innovative stuff is good looking and smart like trabasacks!


trabasack miniTrabasack is a new concept lap tray: with a spacious bag to carry belongings and a bean bag base.


Its distinctive curved edge is ergonomicaly designed to hug the body's contours and fit snugly against your waist.

Has a bag in between the tray side and cushion base to hold those essentials.


It has won prizes and my friend Steven Sumpter used it to balance his video camera when filming from his wheelchair.





Here is a video about it -with Dr Mark Edworthy




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Greg 09/29/2011 18:55

I couldn't find the interview with you but here is the programme link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00k93sl
best, Greg


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