Thursday, 4 October 2012

A Much Needed Brew

Before I start, I just wanted to point out that I haven't been asked to write this post. I just wanted to share our experience and let you know some exciting news.

So, things have been up and down lately and I haven't been socialising much. Thankfully the lovely people at Cosatto have helped lift my spirits.

As well as winning Best Baby Blog at The MAD Blog Awards on Friday (have I mentioned that? *cough*) I was invited to be part of The Great Cosatto Cuppa last Wednesday.

The Great Cosatto Cuppa is where they open the doors to their fabulous world of baby brights. They supply the brews and cakes and you get to see their amazing products and talk to the lovely team. It's open to anyone, you just have to keep an eye on the Cosatto Facebook page (they host them every couple of months I believe) and express an interest. They love getting direct feedback from mums and dads and working with parents to improve their products.

We were lucky enough to be asked along as, earlier in the week, I'd heard that Tiny Ched and I had been chosen to be Brand Buddies for Cosatto. I'm totally thrilled about it. I've already blogged about my new love of the Swift Lite Supa Pushchair which TC is loving and I keep getting people commenting on how fabulous it looks! "It is" I tell them enthusiastically. So I'm really happy to be able to share lots of Cosatto goodness with you.

Anyway, I digress.

As usual *slap*

Where was I?

Oh yes. The Great Cosatto Cuppa!

Last Wednesday, if you remember, the weather was pretty vile. What is it with all this rain? Seriously, the weatherman are having a laugh! So, with MC safely at school, TC and I ran to my car - hey, I had my hair to protect from the rain! - and headed off on what should have been roughly a 40 minute drive up to the Cosatto offices in Bolton.

Anyone fancy a cuppa?
An hour and a half later we arrived. The M56 and M62 were not kind to us at all. The offices were on an industrial estate and I parked up and ran jogged lightly - yes, it had rained the whole journey. However, as soon as the doors to their showroom opened I was immediately transported into a world away from the dreariness of outside.

The whole place was bursting with colour! It was amazing how much it lifted my stressed out mood. TC and I were very happy and it wasn't just because we had spotted the amazing 'Cosatto' cakes in the corner.

The team couldn't do enough for us. They kept us fed and watered and it was lovely to meet and chat with other mums and their babies and toddlers.

A world of baby brights
We were given a complete tour of the new Giggle Travel System which is awesome. It has such a compact fold for a travel system - I was seriously impressed. We also got shown a forthcoming highchair which was superb. TC even got to be chief product tester! It was really interesting to hear from Andrew, the CEO, who explained how these meet ups help the team immensely and that his children are now grown up so it's great to have customers help shape the future of the products.

I was really made to feel like part of the Cosatto family. They are such a lovely team of people and you can see the passion they have for their products. Also, I'd LOVE to work in their offices. They have THE biggest (and fastest) slide inside their building. Imagine being able to slide down to a meeting?

I was also crowned a Brand Buddy whilst I was there. I'm not joking either, I got a 'Brand Buddy' crown!  So, I'll be bringing you my opinions on some fab Cosatto products over the next 6 months. Just watch this space!

In the meantime, if you fancy helping Cosatto in their bid to end the world of boring baby stuff then head over to Facebook.  Just like the Cosatto page to keep up-to-date with the next Great Cosatto Cuppa - you never know, the big magic teapot could choose you!

This little man sure had fun!

This is not a sponsored post.  
I was not asked to write it
The Great Cosatto Cuppa is open to everyone but 
you must register and be lucky enough to be picked.
We did receive a goody bag on the day.


NewMumOnline said...

Looks like a lovely day and a really lovely idea xx

Premmy Mum said...

I have a cosatto pushchair that I fully love. Its a girly one, with black and white spots and stripes and a gorgeous red bow on it. Everyone stops me to tell me how ace it is. The other day a lady spotted the bow and she said 'Aw... she's all wrapped up like a present' I had to smile to myself because with smidge being born at 25 weeks weighing only 1lb7oz at birth, she had no idea just what a little gift she was!


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