Sunday, 27 March 2016

Beautiful bank holiday

We decided to have a day out on Friday. The children were due to go to their Dads on Saturday and spend their Easters there. Stephanie decided she liked the idea of going down to Whitstable. Believe it or not, we have never been there! It's not far from here but we have never been.

We tried to park up in several car parks but by the time we got there they were full. Eventually we happened upon a little side road parking space. It was a short walk from the seafront but it was worth it. We walked through one of the full car parks to get to the beach- at 90p an hour that would have added up as we spent a good 5 hours there.

I had heard that the weather wasn't meant to be nice so we wore lovely warm clothes- long sleeved tops trousers etc ready for the sea chill. It was a beautiful sunny, windless spring day! We were toasty warm! We found a spot on the beach and paddled a little together, explored shells then Stephanie spent some time wandering the Groynes. We ate our packed lunch, a short wander through the town before deciding actually we were enjoying the beach so we headed back there.

It was a very chilled relaxed day. We treated ourselves to an ice cream. They should have been £3 but I paid £2.40 as it was all the change I had and the ice cream man didn't want any more notes- he said he was that desperate for change I could pay him whatever coins I had in my purse! LOL

At the end of the dy we wandered back through the harbour intending to get some fish & chip sto nibble before we went home. The fish stands were all sold out and packing up and the chip stands had the longest queues we have ever seen, we both decided that we didn't want chips enough to stand  in those.

 Contemplating the world after walking 'the plank'
building a wall out of pebbles.

A stunning day out which we thoroughly enjoyed, costing the princely sum of £2.40 for ice creams, and a little petrol. The needle on the car moved  about 1/8 of a tank. I filled up just before we left from virtually empty. It cost £32 to fill the car so I make that about £4 worth of petrol. Our day out cost a grand total of £6.40.

How did you spend your Good Friday?

Monday, 21 March 2016

And we have a winner

Sorry, I didn't post the giveaway winner on Saturday- we were enjoying Earth hour so much that we had Earth evening so I didn't use anything electrical.I have used the random number generator opposite to pick a winner. I gave each entrant a number in order of responding to my previous blog post here.

So the lucky winner is Sarah over at The compostbin.

Sarah send me an email littlefamilyof3 (@) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk and I will send details of how to claim your fantastic prize from Dr. Beckmann.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Dr. Beckmann product review and free give away

I was recently contacted by the Dr. Beckmann company asking if I would like to trial and review some of their products. I was offered the opportunity to review their washing machine and dishwasher cleaning products. More details of the Dr. Beckmann's range here
As I do not have a dishwasher I was very kindly sent some stain removers in replacement of the dishwasher products.

I have used the deep clean product on my washing machines and

The photographs don't show too clearly but- it's all squeaky clean and shiny in there now!

I have also been impressed with the stain remover. I have tested it on strawberries on a white school polo shirt. Not a trace of the stain on the front after treating and then washing. I was so desperate to try the remover and hope the shirt was saved that I didn't do a before/ after photograph. It wasn't just a little bit Stephanie managed to get down herself! LOL 

I am very impressed with the products. I would definately buy them myself. And here is the exciting bit- I am able to host a  giveaway! The lovely people at Dr. Beckmann's are offering one lucky reader a gift package including;2 dishwasher cleaning products and 2 washing machine cleaning products.All you have to do if you would like to enter is to leave a comment below saying you want in. The draw will take place next Saturday at 8.30pm British time.If you are the lucky winner of the draw then I will contact you with the details needed to claim your prize.