Last weekend we were invited to join AO.com and Hotpoint at the Fruit Shoot Mini-Mudder event just outside London, in Crawley. I’ve never heard of Tough Mudder before which I should imagine has many of you wondering what planet I’ve been on because I couldn’t get over the numbers of people there. It was overwhelming, not in a too busy way just a wow all these people want to put themselves through a gruelling 12mile course…
This course which takes around 4 hours to complete includes some torturous obstacles like plunging yourself through ice, helping one another over huge walls and culminates in a run through electrical wires!
No that’s not what we were here to do even if the children were up for the challenge. Their course was just a little tamer but still a tough test. One mile, or 4 laps around the mud soaked course, dragging themselves through tunnels, lifting, carrying and helping one another over the obstacles on the way. By the end of the second lap, carrying mud-soaked clothes you could see them feeling it but they kept on working together to complete the course. We were very proud as was Cian who had run the entire thing beside them, urging them on from the side lines and wishing he was just that bit taller!
On completion they jumped into AO.com’s enormous washing machine for a selfie before a wash and change into fresh clothes. We then enjoyed a meal whilst watching the adults finish the course via the final electrifying obstacle which is cruelly entertaining!
Having dragged home their muddy clothing I was very grateful to have the very same Hotpoint Ultima S-Line Washing Machine they stood in for their mock wash at the event. This machine uses the most up-to-date technology to get rid of a 100 stubborn stains at just 20°. Using direct injection which pre-mixes water and detergent before cycles for a deeper clean. The machine includes a brilliant range of programmes including a the 20° stain removing power and 45min power washes, steam hygeine, washed for bedding and towels and special washes for preventing allergies.
One of the best things about this washing machine for me is the upgrade to a 10kg drum. Without the A+++ rating this washing machine has for being energy efficient this alone is seriously cutting down the time I’m washing and already has me wondering how I managed all that washing as long as I did.
The Hotpoint S-Line Washing machine and so many other Hotpoint appliances ideal for busy family life can be found at AO.com. They have a price match guarantee and free delivery on all products which includes a pre-booked time slot. I received constant delivery tracking information with detailed timing; on arrival the machine was unpacked, installed and the old one taken away (an additional service) in less than half and hour – it was such a seamless and convenient service.
~ Post in partnership with AO.com ~