Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Holiday Shop

Whether you’re holidaying at home or abroad this year you’ll love our holiday shop, we've got everything you’ll need for that perfect break.

Beach
Deck out your sun lounger in style with our range of Beach Towels. If you’re honeymooning this summer these Mr & Mrs Beach Towels are a must have. Priced at only £7.99 each they would make the perfect addition to your luggage.

Mr & Mrs Beach Towels

Picnic Hamper
There is nothing better than getting the family together, hopping in the car and enjoying a day at the beach or the park instead of stopping and grabbing a pre-packed lunch from the local shop, Why not plan ahead and make some fresh and delicious portable fare that everyone can enjoy and make your day at the beach or park both successful and all the more affordable. Head off with one of our coolbags or picnic bags.

picnic bag picnic bag

Luggage
Whether you’re packing for a weekend away or a long haul flight we have all your travel needs sorted with our fantastic range of cabin Bags and large suitcases. We also have a range of personalised luggage straps, meaning you’ll never struggle to identify your luggage on the airport carousel again.

suitcases personalised luggage tags

Fashion
We have a great range of summer fashion including fresh summer pastels, swimwear and must have summer shoes for the ladies, and swim shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops and more for the guys.

Drape Midi Cardigan summer shoes swim shorts

Shop all our women's summer style and men's summer style today and get kitted out for summer.

Kids Travel Essentials
Make travelling fun for the kids with our range of kid’s holiday and travel essentials, priced from only £5.99. We have a fantastic range of Character Bags, Ride on Cases and digital cameras. This Vtech Kidizoom Go Camera is a great holiday camera for the kids, it comes with a waterproof case, camera holder, bike mount and wrist strap, meaning it can be taken practically anywhere your child goes.

Vtech Kidizoom Go Camera Vtech Kidizoom Go Camera Vtech Kidizoom Go Camera

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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Warm Weather Has Arrived…

Cloudless blue skies, gentle summer breezes, beautiful flowers every colour of the spectrum and sun tans are just the start.

Transform your garden or yarden into the perfect sanctuary, with ideas to suit all budgets, and be the host with the most impressive garden, ideal for throwing outdoor parties to remember for all your family and friends.

Shop Now and get ready for summer >

Rattan Furniture & Accessories
Find the perfect centre-piece to your garden patio with our rattan-effect furniture and accessories, Save £350 with our most popular 4-Piece All-Weather Rattan-Effect Set – available in a choice of 3 colours. Attractive, stylish, comfortable and affordable.

Plus get the perfect accessories that will complement perfectly, from as little as £14.99. Planters, Solar Lights and the combination Table & Cool Bar, great for keeping your drinks ice cold.

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4-Piece All-Weather Rattan-Effect Set Planters Table & Cool Bar

Barbecues, Chimineas & Patio Heaters
No garden party is complete without delicious hot food.

Cook sausages, burgers, kebab skewers on our fantastic range of Barbecues from the tasty price of £24.99, or think outside the bun and cook delicious pizzas with Over 60% Off our Fire Pit. No BBQ is complete without a Stainless Steel Tool Set.

Dine Alfresco with friends after the sun goes down and keep the evening chill at bay with the Landmann Patio Heater or our Chimineas – with a saving of up to £160, this will make a wonderful addition to anybody’s garden or patio.

View our full range of Barbecues, Chimineas and Patio Heaters >

Fire Pit Landmann Patio Heater Landmann Grill Chef 2 Burner BBQ

Gazebos
Our incredible Pop-Up Gazebo is ideal for any garden party, or for keeping the kids out of the sun. Simply push up the expanding frame to erect in seconds, and is available in 3 colours. At Half Price, this is too good to miss.

Side Panels are also available, whether it’s to act as a wind-break or to turn your gazebo into an all year round occasion essential.

We also have a practical alternative to a conservatory with the Wall Attaching Gazebo, which provides the perfect spot to sit and relax with a drink, or enjoy an outdoor family meal.

Take the living room into the garden and relax in luxury with the Gazebo Garden Set, complete with mesh curtains to keep out those pesky insects, you can seat up to 6 people with the fixed, sturdy benches and put food and drink on the table.
This popular Hot Buy for summer is perfect for those small summer gatherings of friends and family.

Lastly, don’t let the darkness end the party. Save Over 60% with this Clip-On Solar Lights 4-Pack. Easy to fix to gazebos, tents and more.

Shop our full range of Gazebos

Pop-Up Gazebo Wall Attaching Gazebo Gazebo Garden Set

Outdoor Fun
Help the kids’ burn off that excess energy and embrace the summer weather with our range of toys ideal for Outdoor Fun.

We have everything from Trampolines, Pools and Play Houses to Bikes & Ride-Ons, Slides and much more.

Encourage imaginative play and keep them cool with the Siege Playpool, attach the garden hose to the water spray cannon for even more fun.

Or, for more physical play why not try the Little Tikes Junior Activity Gym, great for climbing, sliding and peek-a-boo fun. Plus as an added bonus, the gym can be assembled quick and easy without the need of tools.

Finally, what better way to have fun than bouncing around on this Trampoline, complete with FREE Enclosure. Available in 3 sizes, this is a must-have sure to provide hour after hour of dizzying entertainment.

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Siege Playpool Trampoline Little Tikes Junior Activity Gym

Solar Lights & Ornaments
Brighten the evening dusk and light-up the night with up to 80% Off our range of Solar Lights.

Whether it is to make your garden paths safer to travel in the dark with the Solar Light 10-Pack, or to add that bit of sparkle and magic to the flowers at night time with the Solar Topiary Ball In A Pot, there is plenty to choose from.

Bring the relaxing sound of nature into your garden with our range of Water Features & Fountains.

With a £60 saving, the 3-Tier Cascade Water Fountain is a great addition to any garden, ideal for those working to a budget.

Or treat both your eyes and ears with the Barrel Fountain & Planter, not only is there the soothing trickle of water, but you can fill the base with your favourite flowers to create an eye-catching feature, making this the ultimate garden accessory.

Plus, make your garden unique, with our range of Ornaments & Decorations.

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It doesn’t stop there…
Take a look at our Plants, Trellis & Planters, Garden Tools, Storage & Greenhouses, plus take the adventure out of the garden with our range of Camping Essentials and Outdoor Sports.

Summer Bulbs Kärcher 1400W Pressure Washer With Patio Cleaner Easy Assembly Twin Wall Greenhouse


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Top Tips For Transforming Your Home On A Budget

Moving home or completely redecorating isn't always an option as it can prove to be quite costly, but you can transform the look of a room quickly and inexpensively with a few quick fixes. Here are our top tips for transforming your home on a budget:

Tile Transfers
Turn your, dull kitchen or bathroom into a colourful paradise with a set of tile transfers! With their self-adhesive, easy to apply properties, you can reinvent a room in minutes with no stress or mess. With baroque, stone effect and mosaic effect to choose from in a variety of colours you’re sure to find a set of tile transfers to match your personality! prices start from only £2.99 for a pack of 30!

Stone Effect Tile Transfers Mosaic Tile Transfers Stone Effect Tile Transfers

Self-Adhesive Vinyl Roll
Add extra style to your kitchen with our Self-adhesive Vinyl Roll, update tired cupboards and counter-tops. Our self-adhesive vinyl roll is suitable for a variety of surfaces, so there's no need to limit yourself to just the kitchen, give a new lease of life to a wooden headboard or bookcase or even back the kids school books! We even have a range of stylish window vinyl, available in a choice of designs, which provides privacy when ever you require it

self-adhesive vinyl roll self-adhesive vinyl roll self-adhesive window vinyl

Floor Tiles
Transform your kitchen or bathroom floor (or both) with Vinyl floor tiles. You’ll be shocked by how easy our vinyl tiles are to attach. Simply, peel off the backing and stick them to any clean, smooth surface. It’s that easy! There’s no hassle or stress involved and you won’t have to get somebody else in to lay them for you. You'll save money too. Why invest in a whole new floor when vinyl floor tiles are just as effective? Available in multiple colours, you’re sure to find a vinyl tile colour scheme to suit your bathroom or kitchen decor. There’s something for everyone, from traditional rustic wood to more modernistic grey cobble. Now only £4.99 for a pack of 11 self adhesive floor tiles.

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Wall Stickers
Welcome to Walltastic, the next generation of designer room decoration for children. With these removable and repositionable stickers, you can transform any bedroom, nursery or playroom in minutes. They can be applied to any smooth surface, including walls, doors and furniture, and you could even create your own mural. Order your Walltastic wall stickers at 24ace, only £29.99, there's a great range to choose from, including Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Doc McStuffins, Dinosaurs, Frozen, Fairies more.

Dinosaur Land Room Décor Kit Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Room Décor Kit Disney Jake and the Neverland Pirates Room Décor Kit

Wallpaper
Wallpapering a whole room can be an expensive and time consuming task. Why not pick a feature wall to decorate, saving you time and money? We've got a fantastic range of designer wallpaper, including ranges from Julien Macdonald, Hemmingway Designs and Superfresco, with prices from only £12.99 per roll.

Hemmingway Designs - Hemingway Red Brick Wallpaper Julien Macdonald - Flutterby Black Wallpaper Hemmingway Designs - Vintage Do The Stretch Wallpaper

Lighting
Lighting is something many people take for granted in the home, or forget about completely unless a bulb needs changing. The impact great lighting can have shouldn’t be underestimated though and a few simple changes can create a stylish impact. A lighting makeover doesn’t have to cost the earth and it’s a great way to refresh your living space. You can build on existing lighting with lamps and spotlights to create a totally different atmosphere.Shop our lighting range today.

LED Wall Branch Light Oslo Lighting Range - 4 Light Floor Lamp LED White Flower Rose Tree

Rugs
Whether it's for a child's bedroom or the living room, rugs can transform a room, making them more comfortable and more interesting, adding warmth and brightening up a dull space. They can even create a new focal point in a room. Rugs can bring a whole living room together, with an edge under the sofa, and a corner under an armchair and a coffee table on top, rugs are the simplest way to complete any room. Shop from our range of rugs today

Paint Strokes Rug - Purple Blockbuster Multi Rug Candy Multi Rug

Curtains
Curtains can transform a room in a way that many other home furnishings can’t, adding warmth by framing the window and can automatically improve the aesthetics of any room. So whether you’re creating a chic minimalist kitchen or a cosy living room, there is sure to be a curtain to suit. Shop from our fantastic range of curtains today

Modern Leaf Lined Eyelet Curtains Strawberry Cake Curtains Natasha Lined Tape Top Curtains

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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Get Set For Easter

With Easter comes the fun of Easter Eggs, Easter Bonnet Competitions, Hot Cross Buns, and the lovely long Easter break. So with that mind mind, we've put together a selection of must haves and how to's to see you through Easter.

Easter Eggs

It's not Easter without Easter Eggs. Well it is, but the giving of Easter Eggs date back through history, originally as the giving of painted chicken eggs, and then later as papier-maché eggs, in which small gifts were hidden. The first chocolate Easter eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century, but it was not until 1875 that John Cadbury made the first Cadbury Easter Egg, and without his invention we possibly wouldn't be where we are today.

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Cadbury Caramel Easter Egg and Caramel Bunny Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter Egg and Gorilla Cadbury Parrot and Mini Eggs


Easter Bonnets

Just like Easter eggs, Easter bonnets are a staple element of the Easter celebrations. If you've been presented with the challenge either for your children to wear in a competition at school or at Brownies or Cub Scouts we have all the inspiration you need to create a bonnet with the wow factor.

What You Need:
  • 50 - 100 cm of ribbon
  • 1 x paper plate
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Decorations - e.g, chocolate eggs, fake eggs, Easter chicks, crepe paper, flowers.
How To Assemble Your Paper Plate Easter Bonnet
  1. Start by painting the paper plate a bright colour, then place all the crafty decorative bits in front of your child with some glue and scissors and let them create their own masterpiece on the underside of the plate.
  2. When they've finished 'crafting', attach a length of ribbon to either side of the plate, and put it on the child's head. Tie the chin-strap in a bow underneath to keep it in place.

Boys, when they get a little bit older might not be prepared to wear a traditional Easter Bonnet, so why not trade the traditional bonnet for a baseball cap, and decorate in much the same way as you would a traditional bonnet.

We spotted a great idea on netmums for an Easter Bonnet which is suitable for boys and girls, and it's this Baseball Chick 'bonnet'. Simply decorate a baseball cap with tissue paper and felt and you've got a great Easter chick hat.

Easter Chick Baseball Cap Easter Bonnet

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are always in the shops around Easter and if like me you've always fancied making your own why not give this easy Hot Cross Buns recipe a try...

Hot Cross Buns

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes 8

Ingredients
For The Buns
500g strong white bread flour
½ tsp salt
2 heaped tsp mixed spice
50g caster sugar
50g butter, chopped into cubes
200g mixed dried fruits
7g sachet easy-blend dried yeast
200ml milk
2 eggs

For The Crosses & Glaze
3 tbsp plain flour
honey or golden syrup, for brushing

Method
  1. Tip the flour into a bowl and stir in the salt, mixed spice and sugar.
  2. Rub in the butter with your fingertips. Stir in the dried fruit, then sprinkle over the yeast and stir in. Gently warm the milk so it is hot, but still cool enough to put your finger in for a couple of seconds. Beat with the eggs, then pour into the dried ingredients.
  3. Using a blunt knife, mix the ingredients to a moist dough, then leave to soak for 5 mins. Take out of the bowl and cut the dough into 8 equal pieces.
  4. Shape the dough into buns on a floured surface. Space apart on a baking sheet, cover loosely with cling film, then leave in a warm place until half again in size. This will take 45 mins-1 hr 15 mins, depending on how warm the room is.
  5. When the buns are risen, heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Mix the flour with 2 tbsp water to make a paste. Pour into a plastic food bag and make a nick in one of the corners. Pipe crosses on top of each bun.
  6. Bake for 12-15 mins until risen and golden. Trim the excess cross mixture from the buns , then brush all over with honey or golden syrup. The buns will keep fresh for a day. After that they are best toasted and served with butter.

Make baking all the more easier with our fantastic kitchen and baking ranges. We also have a fantastic range of food mixers, priced from only £19.99 which would help you whip up something delicious in next to no time!

Recipe from BBC Good Food magazine, April 2009

Easter Roasts

Easter Sunday is the perfect excuse for the ultimate roast dinner, and Lamb always seems to be a favourite at Easter. If you've not cooked Roast Lamb before here's a really simple recipe to follow:

Roast Lamb Recipe

Ingredients
For The Lamb
2kg leg of lamb
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
1 tsp coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Zest of 1 lemon
Olive oil

For The Mint Sauce
4 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tsp sugar
2 pinches salt
1 tbsp hot water
3 tbsp wine vinegar

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F.
  2. Season the lamb. Mix together the garlic, rosemary, lemon zest and olive oil and rub this mixture over the lamb.
  3. Place the lamb on a rack in a roasting tray and roast, uncovered, for about 60 minutes for rare or 75 minutes for more well done. Cover with foil and leave to rest for 15 minutes before carving.
  4. Whisk together the mint sauce ingredients and serve with the lamb.

Whether you’re serving a light lunch or a big Easter meal we've got a fantastic range of Roasters, Dinner Sets, Cutlery Sets, Pans and more at 24ace. Shop today!

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