Every now and again you get something that drops into your inbox that you would really love to take part in. Mumsnet popped one of those emails over to me back in February. The email was inviting bloggers to apply to join the Tefal Innovation Panel. There would be an event to attend in April and to try out new Tefal products and review them on our blogs. The sentence that made me want this opportunity…
Tefal are wanting to showcase a range of new products – including Cookware, Electrical Cooking and Linen Care. Key products are the Actifry, Fresh Express and the linen care range, which includes its legendary steam generators.
To be honest it was the opportunity to try out a steam generator iron that I really wanted. As some of you will remember from my recent ironing post you will know just how much I love to iron. Anyway, at the end of March I received an email from Mumsnet thinking it was a ‘thank you for applying but no thanks’ email I have to be honest that I only skimmed over what was written, it was only when one of the attachments said congratulations that I re-read the email. I rang Mr Boo at work and told him he needed to book the day of work so he could look after Tigger.
As the Tefal and Group SEB headquarters is based in Windsor it meant an early morning train ride, leaving Great Yarmouth at 5.47am! What a girl will do see a steam generator in action. The trains has their usual bout of cancellations, delays etc but thankfully I managed to get to Windsor in one piece. After being greeted at the train station and taken on the short walk to their offices (you can literally see inside the station from their offices).
Unfortunately only 10 of the 12 Tefal Innovation Panelists were able to attend, however it was lovely to get the chance to put Twitter names to faces and blogs as well as meet a few new blogs/bloggers.
So who are the 12 Tefal Innovation Panelists?
Attachment Mummy, Crazy with Twins, Emmy’s Mummy, Jacintaz3, Madame Gourmand, Mum in the Madhouse, Recipe Junkie, Red Rose Mummy, Romanian Mum, Seasider in the City, Mother Geek, and finally me! Boo, Roo and Tigger Too.