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Travelling in Japan

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Travelling in Japan

What a strange new world we live in. No going on our annual holidays overseas. Instead we get to explore our own backyard. For me it is actually Japan, where I have managed to return for the next school year. We live in Nagoya. Nagoya is smaller and less busier than Tokyo. We have a castle. It is one of the largest in Japan. This enabled Nagoya to become the fourth largest city in Japan.

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Sustainability

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Sustainability

We thrive at Keke to be sustainable. What is being sustainable mean to us at Keke? What are we doing? These are the few of the things we do at Keke to help our environment. To keep it for our future generations. 1. Working with our wholesalers to receive stock, in paper or no bags. The problems here is stock arriving in good condition. One of our wholesales now sends our items in paper wrapping. All the items come in cardboard boxes. These are then recycled at our local recycling plant.  2. All of our supplies are New Zealand companies....

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Covid 19 response

Covid 19 response

Covid19 Over the period of Lockdown we are now allowed to sell winter clothing and Footwear as an essential service.  We understand that being our woollen jersey's, socks, gloves, woollen hats. Also Blankets and our ever popular slippers. We also have a range of Outdoor Jackets as we get colder. Please give me a call if there is something you need and you know we stock it but is not online.  We also stock many socks at varied prices. They are not all online. Please ring or email what you are looking for. As we are a small business I...

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That Wanaka Tree

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That Wanaka Tree

That Wanaka tree is located in Lake Wanaka. It is a lone tree growing in the lake. At certain times of the year it is out of the water and other times when the lake is high it is deep in water. It is thought to be the most photographed tree in New Zealand.   ROB DICKINSON/WWW.RJD.CO.NZ In around 2011 it was posted on Social media as a joke and it just got more and more popular. Now people come from everywhere to photograph it. I have included part of an interesting article by Marjorie Cook about the Wanaka Tree. That...

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What is Mohair and Alpaca?

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What is Mohair and Alpaca?

Mohair is long silky hair of the Angora Goat. It is similar to Wool but without the irritation. Properties are Great Insulating, even when wet, Durability, Comfortability, Strength, Shrink Resistance, Elasticity, Takes Moisture away from the body, Lightweight and you can get great colours that don't fade over time. Cleaning Mohair: 1. Soak in a tepid Water with Wool detergent. 2. Gently agitate by Hand. 3. Gently rinse out and spin to get rid of excess water. 4. Hang over a line or dry flat. Once dry give a brisk shake or brush (with hair brush) to restore the pile. 5....

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