On Saturday (just a day after we had returned from Manchester) Wilf and I set off on another adventure. This time to London! You may remember that last time I attempted a trip to London with Wilf it ended up with a 24hour sickness bug and me apologising to commuters on the train for the fact my toddler was sick on their shoes, not an experience I want to relive in a hurry!
I'm thankful then that my experience this time was completely different. We met our friends Laura and her gorgeous toddler little A on the train at Bristol and distracted by each others company (plus the iPad, colouring books and stickers) the boys were amused the entire journey.
We had been invited to a lunch at Raymond Blancs in Covent Garden with Airwick and National Parks to chat about their recent collaboration and meet the team. Airwick and National Parks have teamed up to create a new range of scents promoting Britain's 'breathing spaces'. Airwick's new scents are designed to 'bring the countryside inside', featuring scents from the Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, Exmoor and the Brecon Beacons whilst supporting and highlighting the work that National Parks do to conserve heritage and improve facilities in our National Parks.
I had to admit I'm not usually a person that buys home fragrances as they often seem too overpowering and the scents in my opinion tend to be too overly floral. That being said however i've already put a few of the different ranges in various rooms of our home and am pleased to say that this range is much more subtle which I believe is something they were aiming for. We now have a National Park theme for each corner of the house, I'm a big fan of Exmoor!
Eventually (after wolfing down an entire plate of pasta) Wilf and A had had enough of lunch (Wilf more so being that he is only just two) and we headed outside to watch the dance performances. Airwick had set up a brilliant little countryside experience with a mound of real grass and flowers sat in the midddle of Covent Garden for people to have their picture taken. There was even a couple of giant bunnies! You can see some more of the pictures over on their Facebook page
This was our picture (not sure quite why I dressed Wilf in so much yellow that day!)
Thanks again to Airwick and National Parks for the fun day out. You can read more about the collaboration and incentive's behind the range here and here.
I was compensated for this experience but all words and thoughts are my own and I really do recommend trying out the scent of Exmoor it smells like the sea and childhood holidays!