A few bloggers have been asked to take part in the #shareyouroutdoors campaign competition in collaboration with The Aspinall Foundation (the animal conservation charity that’s home to the Port Lympne Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent.)
My outdoors is is changing immensely right now as every minute with Stella is precious and she’s not allowed on walks anymore. I have enjoyed looking back over the year to bring you this collage though and it’s quite obvious how much we love having such beautiful riverside footpaths nearby.
We could walk for several miles or just for short whiles but the views never ever got boring. Currently walking at these places is feeling very strange indeed and I don’t want to imagine how sad it’s going to feel only too soon.
But, as I’m going to be sad, there’s worse places to be than under these big Fenland skies.
I have recently taken up Nordic Walking so I will still be getting plenty of outdoors time and that will replace my geocaching time until I get another playmate to go with. We had set ourselves a challenge this year but that suddenly seems very unimportant in the grand of scheme of things. If Stella can’t go far from home, I don’t want to go far from home either.
If you fancy sharing your outdoors, do pop over to The Aspinall Foundation for all of the details, but, in short:
Create a collage combining 4 photos that sum up your outdoors and write a short blog post about it. Easy peasy with some lovely prizes on offer too:
1 night stay at Pinewood Shepherds Hut for 2 People including dinner on the first night and breakfast the following morning.
A Photography Day for 1 person with Port Lympne’s resident wildlife photograph
A Bespoke Safari for up to eight people at Port Lympne Reserve.
Another thing to bear in mind when playing outdoors with dogs and/or kids…easy ways to get clean quick! I was recently sent some really cool stuff called Aquaint which is a 100% natural sanitising water. It’s been living in the walkies bag for a while now 🙂
It is the UK’s first and safest 100% natural sanitising spray to bust winter bugs when there’s no soap or water nearby. Killing 99.9% of bacteria in seconds, it is formulated with none of the harsh chemicals, preservatives or alcohol found in many other hand sanitizers. AQUAINT is a highly effective yet completely natural, germ-busting hand and surface sanitizer to help halt the spread of germs and bugs – it’s as safe as drinking water so can be used by children without adult supervision. It’s used for the obvious areas such as hands but also great for surfaces (kitchens, toilet seats) and products such as toothbrushes, makeup brushes and baby bottles.
The simple and ingenious formula contains just water to cleanse and one other ingredient that mimics the body’s immune system. Hypochlorous Acid1 is naturally produced by the human body to fight bacteria and germs, and when combined with water provides a highly effective anti-bacterial agent that’s gentle enough to use on new-born babies, harmless if ingested, yet powerful enough to destroy even the most dangerous of germs and bacteria including E. Coli and Norovirus.
AQUAINT is available from Boots, Ocado, Mothercare, Babies R Us, NCT, Amazon, Jojo Maman Bebe, Vital Baby and directly from aquaint-uk.com. It comes in two sizes – a handy 50ml £2.49 spray to keep in bags on the go and a larger 500ml £4.99 spray for all the family to use at home.
Now all I need to do is tag another blogger to share their outdoors and the first that springs to mind is fellow Fenland geocaching and dog-walking girl Clare at Mud & Nettles 🙂
Competition ends 31st October 2016, full terms & conditions to be found on The Aspinall Foundation #shareyouroutdoors page.
I have received no compensation to share the competition details but did receive a bottle of Aquaint anti-bac spray for review purposes.