Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Closed Win tickets to the Ideal Home Show at Christmas Giveaway #54 ends October 13th

 I must admit to getting excited when I see Christmas goodies. I know lots of people groan at the thought but for me who missed out on Christmas as a child, it feels me with delight. Just looking at the images in this post makes me nostalgic for my adult Christmases and all the great memories with my own children.
I love shopping for gifts, I visit craft fairs and local Christmas shows, baking and making our home look festive. So finally one of my favorite shows The Ideal Home are launching a new Christmas event.

It will be chocca with food, interiors and gadgets, plus entertainment from the West End theatre, I'm really looking forward to it.

Suzi Perry will be there as Gadgets Ambassador, she  joins the brand new Ideal Interiors Ambassador Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Ideal Food Ambassador Gino D'Acampo and celebrity drinks Ambassador Olly Smith at the inaugural show - forming a Christmas dream team bursting with inspiration, ideas and top tips.

Plus the fantastic cast from JERSEY BOYS will be performing on the Bandstand on Friday 18th November at 3.30pm
Even more exciting they have offered me 10 pairs of tickets to give away to you.
The Nation’s most loved home event is launching its first ever Ideal Home Show at Christmas at London’s Earls Court, this November 2011.

For 5 days from the 16th-20th November 2011, the Ideal Home Show will be bringing more home inspiration, DIY advice and interior inspiration to make every aspect of your home perfect this winter, and we have 10 pairs of tickets for our lucky readers to win, to this year’s Show. 
The Ideal Home Show at Christmas  based on the same format as the earlier London and Scotland events, will  include the flagship sections; Ideal Home Improvements, Ideal Interiors, Ideal Technology, Ideal Food and Ideal Woman all featuring a Christmas twist and with more Gadgets, shopping and gifts for all the family, in time for the festive season.
With a series of themed room sets that offer style and advice on how to dress your home, top tips to create the ultimate Christmas table setting, decorations, and help with those last minute DIY projects in time for the festive season as well as a variety of seasonal recipes from the Ideal Food area, the Ideal Home Show at Christmas will offer all the inspiration you need to make your home feel welcoming and inviting this Christmas.
With over 400 exhibitor’s offering an unrivalled range of products, visitors to this year’s show will find plenty of inspiration for all those home and gift needs that Christmas season brings and we are giving (Publication here) lucky readers the chance to WIN one of 10 pairs of tickets.
Ideal Home Show  at Christmas has teamed up with Given To Distracting Others to give you the chance to WIN one of 10 pairs of tickets.
To be in with a chance to WIN, simply answer the question below and follow the ABC

A Answer the question
B Follow the blog
C Leave a way for me to contact you if you win, email or Twitter name
Question: How many Ideal Home Show’s are there a year?

Bonus entries
1. Comment on any other review and you gain one entry, comment up to five

2.Tweet the giveaway Heres one I made earlier!!

"WIN 10 pairs of tickets to the new Ideal Home Show at Christmas. Enter here "

3. Tell me something about you. Chat about your day, a rant, a funny moment, joke or whinge. I love hearing from my followers!

Good luck!
Tickets can be either booked online or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0844 209 7330end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or for further information about the show visit the website

50p per ticket sold goes to the Ideal Homes For Heroes appeal supporting ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – see for details.
Follow the Ideal Home Show on Twitter
Ticket Information:
*Children under 15 are admitted free, but do require a ticket which should be requested at the time of booking, or at the box office on the day of your visit. Must be accompanied by a paying adult (maximum of 2 children per paying adult).
Please note that Free of Charge tickets do not qualify for a free showguide.
Opening times:
Opening Day – 16th November    10am – 6pm
Weekdays & Weekends   10am -6pm
Thursday – late night     10am – 9pm

* Giveaway - Terms and conditions
1. This offer is only open to UK residents
2. Complimentary tickets are valid for one day only, on any one day of the show between the 16th – 20th November  2011 at London’s Earls Court
3. Tickets are non transferable
4. Complimentary tickets obtained through this offer may not be duplicated.
5. All tickets will be scanned on entry to the show
6. The closing date for this offer is 13th October


  1. Great Comp! Not sure if its the right answer but I'm going with:

    3 Ideal Home Shows a year :s

    I'm following you on GFC

    Twitter is: @rachelgully

  2. Following
    The answer I belive is 3
    I think the original show, Scotland and this one the Christmas show
    Email on blog profile

  3. 3 Ideal Home Shows including the Christmas show.

    I will tweet now as @jadlgw

    Following as Jude xx

  4. So excited!

    3 Ideal Home shows a year.

    Already follow on GFC.


  5. Commented on the Chedds review....

  6. Tweeted!!/nickiem/status/116533408070508545

  7. A joke pinched from somewhere! ;)

    Susie's husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months. Things looked grim, but she was by his bedside every single day. One day as he slipped back into consciousness, he motioned for her to come close to him. She pulled the chair close to the bed and leaned her ear close to be able to hear him.

    "You know" he whispered, his eyes filling with tears, "you have been with me through all the bad times. When I got fired, you stuck right beside me. When my business went under, there you were. When we lost the house, you were there. When I got shot, you stuck with me. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. "And you know what?"

    "What, dear?" she asked gently, smiling to herself.

    "I think you're bad luck."

  8. 3 Ideal Home shows a year

  9. Hello! The answer is 3, and my email address is

    Would LOVE to win this! x

  10. 3

  11. tweeted - @clairew137

  12. have tweeted @Bdonna191

  13. 3 including the Christmas one @Bdonna191

  14. 3 shows

  15. I've commented on this: Blackface Meat Company Young Grouse Review

  16. I reckon there are THREE shows including the Christmas one :-)

    I am following the blog via GFC as lightfran and I am @LoveWinning on Twitter

  17. Raj Awasti pexxxy1@aol.com26 September 2011 at 21:53

    3 inc XMAS!

  18. 3 shows per year, London, Scotland and the new Christmas show @HannahBeadle

  19. I follow your blog @HannahBeadle

  20. I have tweeted also @HannahBeadle

  21. So you want to hear something funny?? well last night I dreamt that I was covered in dog poo and was having two of my teeth pulled out make of that what you will lol! @HannahBeadle

  22. 3 is the magic number.


  23. there are four shows.
    2 at earls court.1 at Birmingham and 1 in Scotland

  24. Had a cocktail at the Lido building in Pan Frying Alley near Liverpool street railway station in London. The bar was on the 32nd floor and you could go up to the 33rd floor of the 34 story building to get fantastic views of London, especially at night. Members of the public can go there. Fantastic time was had.

  25. Commented on the Blackface Meat company

  26. 3 shows a year.


  27. Have tweeted

  28. Answer 3
    email on my profile and I am following

  29. Commented on the retro style storage jars too

  30. 3 shows per year.
    I follow you via GFC @piperanddaisy

  31. Have tweeted about your giveaway @piperanddaisy

  32. Thanks for the giveaway
    There are 3 shows
    I follow your blog via GFC (kasza)

  33. I have tweeted

  34. There are 3.

  35. 3

  36. 3

  37. have tweeted @KITTYPOWER007

  38. have tweeted @COMPUTER599

  39. have tweeted @GARDENSHED88

  40. have tweeted @DUSTER777

  41. have tweeted @DIGGERSPADE

  42. There are 3 Ideal shows a year. I commented on your Scotch Restickable Tabs post. Have tweeted @nikkiopia , also following you on GFC. My day was good, just had a lovely walk in the park, our park has horses so it is always lovely to go see them! Thank you for the lovely giveaway!