Ace Cleaning Bundle | Review

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We only have 5 weeks left of this school term and after that little J will be heading to school in his Summer uniform. It's the time of year when I couldn't even guess what stains will be on his uniform when he comes home from school each day. I have tried lots of different products over the years and this year I will be trying a variety of Ace products and I can't wait.

ACE Cleaning bundle

If like me you are not looking forward to the variety of stains then you will be happy to know that  I have teamed with ACE who are giving away a bundle of Ace cleaning products to two lucky Playdays and Runways readers and followers.

ACE for Colours has been specially formulated to remove the toughest of stains and yet be gentle on even the most delicate clothes. You can even use it on silk, wool and cashmere. Its 8+ system will tackle food, grease, outdoors, trapped dirt, body soils, drinks, cosmetics and vegetable oils.

ACE Colours Powder brings the power of active oxygen into the wash to remove even tough stains (such as wine, tea, coffee and fruit) and bad odours, at just 30 degrees!

ACE for Whites helps to brighten dull whites while still being gentle on delicate clothes.

ACE Power Mousse combines the might of bleach with ACE cleaning power to keep household surfaces and white laundry bright and clean.  It’s a bleach and a degreaser in one.

ACE Stain Remover is great for tackling germs, grease and stubborn stains and is suitable for use around the home and on coloured clothes.

For more information visit or to buy head to your local Tesco’s, Morrison’s, The Range, Wilko, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Amazon

For your chance to win an ACE bundle all you need to do is complete the entry form below and pop back daily for extra chances to win.

Our giveaway may have closed but you can still enjoy ACE products by buying in-store and or online on Amazon. To find our latest giveaways head to our giveaway page.

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The Perfect Club Sandwich

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Club Sandwich and French's Mustard
Due to bad weather and sickness we haven't left the house much this week. All our plans were cancelled but we have tried to make the most of it by trying something new everyday. The boys love helping out in the kitchen, making their own lunches and snacks. We have made lots of different lunches this week but today has been their favourite. We all decided to make our very own club sandwich. You will usually find a Club Sandwich on lunch menus in pubs and restaurants and I'm not exactly sure what the ingredients should be as they vary from place to place so we decided to create our own perfect club sandwich using Frenchs Mustard.

Making a Club Sandwich and French's Mustard
 Finding ingredients for your club sandwich is easy just head to your local supermarket.


3 pieces of seeded granary bread
Tortilla Chips
Frenchs Mustard
A sprinkle of Organic Ground Linseed/Flaxseed (in the mustard dip)
Skewer (to hold the bread in place)

Making a Club Sandwich and French's Mustard
Making a Club Sandwich and French's Mustard

1. Butter the 3 pieces of bread with low fat margarine, butter or light mayo, whatever works best for you.

2. Lay the bread out flat and on one piece of bread layer ham, turkey and lettuce.

3. Place the second piece of bread on top and repeat the layers of ham, turkey and lettuce.

4. Top with Frenchs Mustard.

5. Place the third piece of bread on top.

6. Cut diagonally. Cutting the bread in to triangles isn't necessary but I think it looks nicer.

7. Place a skewer through the sandwich to hold the bread and ingredients in place.

8. Enjoy with tortilla chips, skinny fries or just eat on its own.

Making a Club Sandwich and French's Mustard
Instead of lettuce the boys topped their sandwich with tortilla chips although John and I had the chips on the side and used the mustard as a dip. We haven't used mustard as a dip before but it was actually really tasty and gave the chips a little kick. Next time I think we will sprinkle in some paprika too.

What ingredients would you use in your perfect club sandwich?

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Nad's Hair Removal Bundle

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If you are ready to get your body prepped for Spring then I have the perfect giveaway for you. I have teamed up with Nad's to give away a hair removal bundle worth £30 to one lucky Playdays and Runways reader and follower.

Nad's hair removal products

Nad's hair removal products
 Natural Sugar Wax – The no-heat natural way to silky, smooth, hair-free skin – 100% natural sugar wax. This product warms with body heat as it’s smoothed onto the skin and waxed away – along with your unwanted hair – to leave the skin salon smooth for up to eight weeks. The mistake-proof formula easily washes away with water giving you confidence to achieve salon results at home.

Nad's hair removal products
  Sensitive Body Wax Strips – Made with natural Beeswax and infused with Honey and Chamomile extracts, Nad’s Body Wax Strips for Sensitive Skin adhere to unwanted hair to remove it from the root so the skin feels soothed, smooth and hair free for up to four weeks.

Nad's hair removal products
Nad's Precision Eyebrow Wax Wand is primed and ready to go with Nad’s Hair Removal Gel in a pen-like applicator that makes professional eyebrow waxing and shaping easy to achieve at home, leaving you hair-free.

With Nad’s unique SlimTip applicator, just the right amount of gel is released from the precision tip giving you complete control, and for added confidence, the mistake-proof gel wax formula easily washes away with water… no mess, no fuss.

Our Giveaway may be closed but you can still enjoy Nad's products available on Amazon and you can check out our latest giveaways by heading to our Giveaways Page.


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Swinging In To The Half Term Break

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We've made it through the first half term of 2020. We were definitely ready for a break from work and school, especially little J who has been working hard practising for his end of term assembly and also for his SATS in May.

This weekend we headed to the beach during Storm Dennis which wasn't the best idea however we did get a few hours on the sand and play area before the wind, rain and hail started.

The play area was really modern and there was a roundabout that was suitable for wheelchair users which I have not seen before. There was a large slide although there was a huge puddle at the bottom, a big climbing frame and a few sets of swings. Little J loved the swings. I am usually quite anxious around swings with the fear he may tumble off backwards but the swing reminded me of a plastic car seat which a nice high back. Little J must have felt safe and secure on them as he wanted to be pushed higher and higher and I felt okay watching him and didn't feel like he was going to fly off.

We have quite a few plans for half term and looking forward to lots of fun times outside and also some PJ days in front of the TV.

How are you spending your half term?


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Remember This Day... 14th February

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Happy Valentines Day. Today is the 14th February and traditionally on this day we celebrate with our loved ones and let them know just how much we love them. Typically roses are the flower of choice for your special someone or you can choose from a range of 'Valentines Day' gifts to show how much you care. 

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The 14th February is not just a day of romance and love as it is also a day to remember some very important events, birthdays, deaths and even divorces, that have happened on this day. 

In 1929 the Valentines Massacre happened when 7 gangsters were killed.

In 1984 Torvill and Dean performed their Gold winning performance of the Bolero in the Winter Olympics. 

The 14th February is also the date of a few famous birthdays including Alan Parker, Tim Buckley, Stelios Haji-Ioannou and most recently Simon Pegg.

James Cook and Dolly the Sheep unfortunately died on this day back in 1779 and 2003.

Choosing to get married on Valentines Day is very romantic and there have been quite a few celebrity Valentines Day weddings over the years. 

In 1984 Elton John and Renate Blauel married in Sydney, Australia.

In 1991 Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid tied the knot. 

In the city of love Paris, Salma Hayek and Francois- Henri Pinault married in 2009.

Most recently in 2018 Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer married in Malibu. 

Valentines is not all about the romance for Robin Givens and Mike Tyson or Prince and Mayte Garcia as they were granted divorce on this day. 

No matter how you are spending your Valentines Day I hope you enjoy it. 

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The World Of David Walliams at Alton Towers

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It's no secret that we are huge fans of Alton Towers and having a Merlin Pass means we usually visit at least 6 times each year. When we visited at Halloween last year we saw teaser posters for the new area of the park 'The World Of David Walliams'. The books are not stories we are familiar with however we have just watched Gangsta Granny and now little J cannot wait to visit again in Spring. 

The World of David Walliams which is set to be unveiled sometime in Spring will also see a new attraction, Gangsta Granny The Ride.  The new ground-breaking family attraction that brings to life David Walliams’ most popular children’s novel Gangsta Granny.

If you are unfamiliar with the book, Gangsta Granny tells the story of Ben who discovers that his Granny is secretly an international jewel thief. The thrilling new 4D ride experience will see guests join the main characters as they attempt the greatest heist in the history of the world, to steal the Crown Jewels.
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Guests will board a Royal Carriage, and set off on a Crown Jewels tour only to be caught up in Ben and Granny’s audacious adventure. The ride will whizz, twist and spin passengers 360° through a series of scenes where they will see, feel, hear and even smell an electrifying and unique re-telling of the Gangsta Granny story. Using state-of-the-art special effects, 3D projection-mapping and animation inspired by the artwork of Tony Ross, guests will descend with Ben and Granny into the sewers, be chased through the streets of London and even come face to face with the Queen, but will the madcap scheme succeed?

As well as the ride a whole area of the theme park will be transformed, inspired by ‘The World of David Walliams’. The themed area will also feature a host of other rides and attractions where guests can

Pick up a crazy bargain in Raj’s Shop
Race on a regal thoroughbred on the Royal Carousel
Giggle with delight on Raj’s Bouncy Bottom Burp
Encounter other surprises and twists along the way

The fun doesn't stop at the theme park, fans of David’s books can also enjoy the ultimate sleepover with an overnight stay in one of four Gangsta Granny themed bedrooms in the Alton Towers Hotel.

At this moment there is no official opening date for The World of David Walliams it is just 'opening in Spring' but as soon as I know I will update.

Will you be visiting Alton Towers this Spring?

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Valentines Day Gift Guide 2020

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If you are looking for some gift inspiration this Valentines Day then check out our Valentines Day Gift Guide.

Nanogen products
 Nanogen is a luxury hair thickening range which includes the famous Keratin Hair Fibres that create instant volume. The range also includes luxury shampoos, conditioners, a Root Boost and Hair Hydrator.

Raw Natural products
Raw Naturals is a men’s grooming range from Sweden.  It’s a natural, stylish range of body, skin and beard care products for men. Each formula combines caring ingredients of vegetable origin with natural oils from oats, coconut and olives, as well as natural honey extracts.

Coole Swan
Coole Swan gift set features a 700ml bottle of Coole Swan premium Irish cream liqueur along with two beautifully crafted glasses exclusively available to purchase from John Lewis. Why not make a Valentines cocktail together featuring a Coole Swan recipe

Mermaid Pink Gin
Perfectly balanced, subtle yet vibrant, Mermaid Pink is less sweet than most pink gins and has no added sugar. Distilled using strawberries from the island’s Arreton Valley - a rich and fertile place that receives some of the best sunshine levels in the UK - the gin has a gentle pink hue. To create it, the strawberries are steeped in the distillery’s signature gin for four days. Then, half is removed to be distilled and eventually added back to the remaining infusion - lending the gin a refreshing and intensely aromatic, strawberry flavour.

Guylian Chocolate
Made using only the finest, hand selected Mediterranean hazelnuts, which are roasted and caramelised to perfection before being blended with premium Belgian chocolate, Guylian’s famous Sea Shell chocolates are always a delight, and are sure to make life sweet for your loved one.

Disney planet pots
If flowers are not your thing then these cute artificial potted plants from Disney Store will be the perfect gift for you. The quirky designs features a plastic plant inside a pot inspired by Disney characters.

Princess PJs
In my opinion you can't go wrong with Pyjamas and they make a cute gift for Valentines Day. These Real Life Princess Disney Princess Jasmine PJ's will have you feeling like royalty. 

Odeon Gift Card
If you have a loved one that is impossible to buy for then why not treat them to a gift card. A cinema voucher is not only the perfect gift but it also doubles up as a date night too.

The Ultimate Gift Card is also a great gift as it can be spent in lots of retailers including JD Sports. 

Red Letter days Voucher
Red Letter Days have a huge range of experiences to choose from so no matter what your loved ones interests are you will find something they will enjoy.

Do you have any plans for this Valentines Day?

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