As part of my collaboration with Boots UK this summer, I was lucky enough to be sponsored by them to attend the blogging conference BritMums Live. I wrote about the day, and some of the things I learnt at my meeting with Boots UK, if you missed it you can read it HERE. I was also invited by them, to share a summer experience with my family. We choose Chatsworth House, as it had been on our list to go to for so long, and even had a night away in an AirBNB which was a former bakery close by.
Miss A was extremely excited!
It was a gorgeous day, the sun shone and we celebrated that summer was at last here.
I thought I would add a few of the summer facts that I learnt from Boots UK as I show you just a part of the full day we had wandering around the gardens. We had actually planned visiting the house too, but on such a lovely day we decided to stay outside, and enjoy the gorgeous sunshine.
We had a picnic in the grounds
- Channel your inner celeb! Slip on the sunnies even if the sun is not at full strength. They will act as a great barrier between you and pollen and help avoid your eyes from becoming irritated.
- Nasal sprays are the best first line of defence if your symptoms are more severe, so speak to your pharmacist to ensure you are giving yourself the best chance of staying on top this season.
- Ever wondered why your nails seem to grow faster in the summer? Evidence shows we get most of our vitamin D from exposure to sunlight which tends to cause faster nail growth.
- Insect repellents can help keep mosquito bites at bay by affecting their ‘internal landing gear’. The repellent disorientates the insect, preventing it from landing on you and causing it to fly away – keeping you bite-free.
Playing hide and seek…can you spot them?
- Before you turn off the light… as the days get warmer and more flowers open, more pollen is released – which then falls with the cooling air at the end of the day. So to help get a good night’s sleep, make sure you have taken allergy relief to help keep symptoms at bay during the night.
The famous Chatsworth Garden Cascade
Did you know that chewing gum can relieve an itchy pallet – a common hay fever symptom? Or that oral antihistamines alone will only really help relive those with the mildest intermittent symptoms?
- It is estimated that the sweat glands on feet can produce up to half a pint of fluid a day in hot conditions
The coal hole and tunnel was magical
Flowers the really remind me of the summer
I even managed to enjoy a glass of champagne as they got lost in the maze
Here is a mini video about our day, I was testing out an app that I heard about whilst at BritMums Live.
A huge thank you to Boots UK, we had an amazing time at Chatsworth House, that you for asking me to share my summer experience with you.