Remember the Women of Curling Calendar 2012 (see here), with photos of Eve Muirhead gracing the front and also inside? One problem has been the difficulty of ordering this directly from Canada. But now there are copies in Scotland available for you to purchase.
The cost of a calendar is £20. The bulk of that goes to the Shoot for a Cure charity in Canada. But Eve herself will donate £5 from every calendar sold here to the Teenage Cancer Trust and to CLIC Sergeant, the two charities promoted by the late Allister Boyd, see that story here.
So, how can you get hold of one of the limited run of calendars that are available? There are some on sale at the Dewar's Centre in Perth. Or if you email me (address in the Contact page above), I'll forward your message to Eve and she can put one aside for you. I plan to hold a few copies at Skip Cottage too.
These calendars, I do believe, are going to be treasured items of 'curling memorabilia' long after 2012 is over.
In case anyone is concerned about the suitability of the calendar as a gift, be assured that the photos of all the athletes all fall into the 'tasteful' category. Fire on Ice, this is not. Twelve female curlers from five countries, each with three images for each particular month of curling events, which are listed and colour-coded by gender and event type. It really is a 'curling calendar'!
Buy one now. Your money will go to good causes.
The promotional photo of Eve, above, is © Brad Askew.