Tigerlilly Quinn: Airwick National Parks and a trip to london with a two year old

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Airwick National Parks and a trip to london with a two year old


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! 

70 comments:

daisychaindream said...

Cannot get over how cute Wilf is!

mascara & mud said...

this did make me smile when i saw it! brilliant

Sylvia Fiolunka said...

Such a cutie! I wish we had more parks around or at least green spaces where you can go and just chill out ;-)

The Owl and the Accordion said...

Your Dad looks like he's having a whale of a time! Lovely to see him and Wilf together, they obviously adore each other :-)

mummyoftwo said...

Glad you had a more successful trip this time! Gorgeous photos and it looks and sounds like you had a great time!

Globalmouse said...

I love the idea of having a room that smells of Exmoor!! Love your photos, as always! The heather is beautiful....makes me want to go running over some moors!!!

yolanda davis said...

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Alice said...

Smells of the moors?! That'll take me straight back home :) Love the photos of Wilf, he is just so gorgeous!

FOXGLOVE38 said...

Edmond boot is nice

kj19 said...

http://www.lightingmajestic.co.uk/kingston-table-lamp-1-light-antiqued-brown.html love this in my lounge

Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe said...

They are beautiful pictures, Wilf is just gorgeous

Eileen Teo said...

love your photos! what a great experience!

Claire Toplis said...

Looks like a fun time was had.

Lucy said...

I like these ones: http://www.rocketdog.co.uk/.BEANY-BOOT_BEANYPR.htm

JoBryan said...

Looks like a fab day out love the photos. I like some of the Airwick scents, the new ones sound good.

Sue Jackson said...

the darye boots x

Mellissa Williams said...

I love Raymond Blanc. Looks like the meal was fab. Airwick fragrances always smell natural to me.

mummydaddyme said...

It's a gorgeous photo and I am sure your Dad will treasure it as much as you do. x

Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily said...

Lovely photos - looks like you had a great day x x

Life With The Crew said...

Oh, how brave. Looks like a very fancy lunch for a two year old! I don't use fragrances in our home, but I would have loved to see the big rabbits! Nothing like a cute animal to get people's attention!
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Life With The Crew said...

Great photo - the colors are fantastic!
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spicers1976 said...

Looks like you had a lovely day.

SlummySingleMummy said...

Love it! Also, is your Dad Roger McGough??

Polly Davies said...

lovely photo!

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Ah I love it, such a lovely moment :) x

Michelle Ordever said...

Would like to smell some of the new scents - I find some really overpowering though and they give me a headache!

Glad you had a great day in London :)

I recently posted: Rum Caramel Banana Pancakes

laura redburn said...

i like the idea of more subtle scents, i agree so many can be overpowering and chemical-y, yuck! lovely pictures as always :)

Clint Howat said...

My wife loves the Darye boot.

Charlotte Hood said...

love the beany boot

Kara said...

Love the photo of him drinking through the straw - looks like you had a wonderful time

Claire said...

I love it! About to share a photo this has reminded me off with you on Facebook. :-) Happy Memories x

Adrian Knox said...

The Thunder Boot

Emma Davies said...

Love these x http://www.rocketdog.co.uk/.OLIVA-HEEL_OLIVAAP.htm

Emma Smith said...

Gorgeous photos as ever. I love the description ... It smells of 'childhood holidays'. Makes me want to try it.

Healthier Mummy said...

Looks like the kids were really well-behaved in such a posh restaurant. So glad that your trip went better this time than last. Amazing pictures!

fritha strickland said...

haha had to google who that was! my dad said I must have worked some photoshop to make him look like a grandad ;) x

Lynn Fancy said...

These look sooooo comfy! Love a bit of Biker Boot! http://www.rocketdog.co.uk/.TALISA-BOOT_TALISADP.htm

deaddogsmoking said...

http://www.rocketdog.co.uk/.AMAYA_AMAYASC.htm

Dawn Henson said...

I love the Plane Ceiling Lamp!!

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The Satire boots

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Sandra Clarke said...

Love these boots which look so nice and warm http://www.rocketdog.co.uk/.BUBBLY-BOOT_BUBBLYSD.htm

sbroadley said...

Dayre boot

Catherine A Bell said...

http://www.rocketdog.co.uk/.SATIRE-BOOT_SATIREPR.htm

abigail said...

aw bless them! I wish my family lived a bit closer too, we're lucky that we have Rob's parents close by but it's not the same is it?! Looks like they are having a whale of a time (your dad more so!)

Kelly said...

http://www.rocketdog.co.uk/.DELANEY-SHOE_DELANEYDP.htm

Lauren Old said...

My favourite is the Amati shoe in Sugar Flower Black

FOXGLOVE38 said...

Tortise Tiffany lamp is lovely

fritha strickland said...

haha yep there was an even funnier one of my dad looking like it's the best time ever, but I won't embarrass him with it ;) x

fritha strickland said...

loved it! x

fritha strickland said...

thanks Laura! x

fritha strickland said...

haha yes!! x

fritha strickland said...

ahh yes they really do x

Rachel Fisher said...

beany boot!

julie henderson said...

thunder boot in olive http://www.rocketdog.co.uk/.THUNDER-BOOT_THUNDERSS.htm

Julie Paton said...

http://www.rocketdog.co.uk/.ANDREA-SHOE_ANDREAHF.htm Andrea shoe :)

Helen Gilbert said...

The Andrea shoe in pink....superb

Kirsty Hornblow said...

I can't believe that the photograph with you in the heather is in Covent Garden! What an amazing collaboration, I am not a fan of home fragrance either but anything that helps to promote our National Parks is a great thing and it sounds like you had a good day out too

Angela Williams said...

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The Go To Mum said...

Will be trying out that scent and it looks like you had a fantastic time.

Clare Nicholas said...

Looks like you all had a great day.

fritha strickland said...

I know it was so realistic, well actually the grass and mound etc were real it was just the backdrop. So pretty right? x

fritha strickland said...

Thanks Emma, that one is definitely my favourite :) x

fritha strickland said...

I'm the same Michelle, these are a lot more subtle x

fritha strickland said...

it was a bit fancy! x

fritha strickland said...

ah thanks Alice! x

Michelle Ordever said...

Awesome - will definitely check them out x

Charlotte said...

Beautiful photo - he looks very cute in the yellow!

Emily said...

Awwwww, we were supposed to be there but JD knocked a tooth out. Would have been lovely have seen you - looks like a fab event.

fritha strickland said...

oh I know! I found out once we were there, we were talking about how lovely you are :) x

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