Sometimes everything just comes together and works out brilliantly and that is exactly what happened when I took Erin to London recently. We had a planned trip to London as Erin had been asked to do some filming with Vtech for a launch of a new range of toys, then I was invited to a wonderful event being held by Elastoplast the following day. Elastoplast had invited us to a vintage morning of games and fun on the rooftop of John Lewis Oxford Street. The sun was shining (for a change) and we made the most of everything by staying overnight in a lovely hotel to attend the event. Little did I know as we booked things up that life was about to get even more exciting as I was asked to be on The One Show with two other bloggers and Anne Robinson.
You really can’t believe just what blogging and my new career is going to involve from one day to the next which is why it is always fun. After the One Show we celebrated with a quick dinner, glass of wine (me not Erin) and settling down in our hotel room and watching TV.
Following a good nights rest we headed to the Elastoplast event. As we stood on Oxford Street gazing up at the rooftop I told Erin our morning of fun and games was right at the top there, she couldn’t wait to be on the top of the world (her words).
The rooftop garden had been transformed into a vintage hideout complete with beach huts and fairground traditional games. We gratefully drank fruit smoothies that were made for us as Erin headed for the games. Soon she was joined by a new friend, blogging has given the children and I many new friends and I know that it has made the children confident and happy to try new experiences. This was evident when within minutes of meeting Erin had a new friend in the shape of Laura’s daughter. The two became tied at the hip and were found giggling together as they played the games.
The girls had great fun playing the games whilst I was able to take a look at the launch of the new vintage tins. Elastoplast have just unveiled their gorgeous new tins and they are reminiscent of the tins that many of our parents and grandparents may have grown up with. I didn’t realise that there are actually collectors of old tins and I can see this being added to collections.
The tin itself is perfect to keep in handbags with a selection of plasters in as you never know when you will need them! I didn’t realise there was so much history to brand even though it is an iconic brand that everyone knows of. It was great to get the children away from technology just for a few hours and let them play together and enjoy a village fete atmosphere.
I would like to thank Elastoplast for the fun and games and for keeping Erin entertained whilst I was able to enjoy a little bit of the roof top sunshine. It really was one of those few days when everything came together beautifully and is a highlight of our summer break.