Laundry Day with Ecover

laundry day with ecover









This post is an entry for BritMums #EcoverLaundry Challenge, sponsored by Ecover.

Oh Laundry, don’t talk to me about laundry.!

Okay so that is exactly what we are talking about in this post.

Are you like me? I have endless loads of washing, seriously i feel like it is one endless stream of washing. While Ben and Holly in the little kingdom have jelly floods i have laundry floods. Mounds of washing that never stops growing! I really don’t get it, the two older children wear a school uniform 5 days a week and the hubby has his work uniform that he wears 5 days a week. So really it is just me and BG2 that wear more than one outfit a week. But still the washing does not stop. I find it everywhere. Socks under sofa cushions, hung over the stair banister, by the side of the bed, on the hall foor, under the bed, in the wash basket, in the downstairs toilet room, washing gets everywhere! If there is one chore that i hate doing it is the laundry. Does anybody enjoy doing the Laundry?

ecover wash day

Although there is one highlight to doing the Laundry. Sheet day!

Now my husband says it’s a woman thing but i get so excited and can’t wait to get to bed on sheet day. Fresh crisp bed sheets on the bed, i just love it.

So when Britmums contacted us to help with the #Ecoverchallenge I knew exactly how i was going to put Ecover laundry cleanser to the test.

ecover laundry challenge

I love having fresh sheets put on the bed. Having an early night, climbing into bed with my decaff tea and my kindle. I pull my bed sheets right up to my nose. So my laundry detergent needs to smell lovely. I will lie in my fresh bed reading a book on the kindle. I love this most when it starts getting dark earlier and the rain is tapping at the bedroom window. Its bleak and nasty outside, but indoors tucked up in bed, all cosy and warm with crisp sheets on. ooooooh its exciting.

ecover laundry challenge

So i washed my bed sheets using one cap of ecover after having a good smell of the bottle. I was supervised at how strong the scent was, i love lavender. I certainly wasn’t expecting it. Once they had been washed the scent was not overpowering at all, i tumbled dried them and made the bed. The bed sheets once dried had a subtle and gentle scent they did smell clean and fresh. Early night for me!

ecover bed sheets

I know my bed sheets clash with my wallpaper 😀

I am not very good at having a routine for washing. I try and was clothes every other day. When there are three kids in the house clothes usually end up stained in chocolate and tomato sauce. In this weather the tumble dryer gets used a lot, my washing also broke this summer so that will need replacing in the spring. I love sheets that have been dried on an outside line.


And what really happens to all the socks. We go through so many socks, i am pretty sure that the washing machine eats them, that’s why i don’t wear matching socks ever!

And don’t get me started on ironing! Just don’t, i cant stand ironing therefore i don’t. It gets tumbled and hung without ironing. I iron the school uniform in the morning while the kids eat breakfast and i iron as we go. Finally there is the task of putting it all away, i fold and pile the washing on the bed. A pile for each child’s tops, trousers, pj’s and underwear and go about putting it away, just another chore that i don’t like doing. If i am a completely honest i don’t think there is any chore i like doing, housework is just not for me, maybe one day i can afford a cleaner!

ecover ironing




Ecover is something i will be recommending to friends and family and will certainly be buying in the future.

About Ecover:

Ecover’s new Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Detergent delivers a powerful clean and features a new delightful naturally-inspired fragrance, Lavender & Sandalwood. From your baby’s first wash to the average bedding load, this dermatologically tested, plant-based Non-Bio formula delivers spotlessly clean results, even on a cold wash.

Pioneering a greener clean since 1979, Ecover’s new Non-Bio formula is now even tougher on stains, but just as kind on sensitive skin and is now Mumsnet rated* with 89% of Mumsnet raters saying they would recommend to a friend – making it the perfect partner for all the family, as well as the planet. You can find Ecover on Twitter at @EcoverUK, and on Instagram at @Ecover_UK

Give a book for Christmas

Give a book for Christmas


Christmas is a time for family. A time for giving your time, and a time to enjoy with the people you love around you. What better way to spend time with your child than curled up on a cosy chair reading a family favourite book.

I love reading with my children and there are so many reasons why you should read with your child. Books make a wonderful gift to give to everybody at Christmas. From a small baby to a young child, a Teenager, a Mother, or Grandparents. There are so many books to be chosen from.

Whether you love great big adventures, want to fly across the sky, walk on the moon, or want to transport to a whole new world. There is a book out there for everybody.

We are taking part in the BritMums and Penguin Random house children’s Books Christmas Present Challenge!

Penguin random house sent us 3 books to wrap up and give as gifts for Christmas. So what did we receive?

The Racehorse who couldn’t gallop.

What girl hasn’t dreamt of owning her very own pony. I am sure my daughter has, I know I did when I was her age. She loves reading. She spends every evening reading in bed and aspires to be a writer herself just like her favourite author Roald Dahl.

This book will keep her very entertained especially knowing it contains a farting pony named Percy. What is it with kds and farting?

the race horse that couldn't gallop

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

We also received The Diary of a Wimpy kid – Double down. This book has been onBG1’s Christmas list for quite some time, it is something that has caught her attention and she is eager to read it. But I am sure this book won’t just be enjoyed by her but also my son – and the hubby will enjoy reading it to them too.

diary of a wimpy kid

Girl online going solo

Lastly we were sent Girl online going solo. This book is for the slightly older girl and my younger cousin is sure to love it. I took a sneaky peek and I am tempted to give it a read myself before it gets wrapped up in bows.

gift a book for christmas

Books in our house are treasured. I was brought up to love and take care of my books. My mum, as I grew out of the books packed them away in a large suitcase ready for when I had my own children.

Well that day came and when they were old enough we brought the suitcase down from the loft. Opening the suitcase revealed a reasure trove of books. Books ranging from Roald Dahl’s Matilda to Quentin Blakes all join in, C.S.Lewis Chronicles of Narnia to A.A.Milne Winnie the Pooh.

Now these books have been passed onto my own children. Many of them I received as gifts for Christmas. My mum would write the year we received it in the corner of the inside cover.

My daugter is now a huge fan of Roald Dahls Matilda and James and the giant peach thanks to my old book collection.

What was my favourite book when I was a child?

There are so many it makes it hard to choose, but the one that sticks out the most is Dorothy Edwards My naughty little sister. Mainly because when I read this book as a child I could relate to the character telling the story because I had a naughty little sister myself.

What books are on your Christmas list this year? What was your favourite book growing up?