Winner of Tickets to Manchester’s Ideal Home Show and Eat & Drink Festival

And the winner is…

Lorraine Kirk! 

Well done! Check your inbox for an email from me 🙂

As for everyone else, thank you so much for entering. If you were unlucky this time, take yourselves to the tickets page of the Ideal Home Show’s website as tickets only cost £12.50 in advance (£16 on the door) and children under 16 go free. It’s an event not to be missed.

I know I’ll be going!

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Win Tickets to Manchester’s Ideal Home Show and Eat & Drink Festival


It’s competition time!

Last year I went to Manchester’s Ideal Home show with Topher and we both loved it! So I was really excited when the organisers contacted me and asked if I wanted to attend and run a giveaway for this years event. Of course!

Tickets cost £12.50 in advance (£16 on the door) and children under 16 go free.

But this is a competition for 2 free tickets.

So what is the Ideal Home Show?

It’s all the inspiration you could ever want for your home and garden under one roof.

“Fresh ideas, trends and products for your home: from decor, fixtures and fittings, scrumptious food and this year’s latest garden tips.”

Walk through vendors and displays and let your imagination run wild.

Even Topher had a good time!

What is the Eat & Drink festival?

A brand new addition to the Ideal Home Show this year, the Eat & Drink festival is:

“A pioneering live experience celebrating the most innovative and delicious food & drink Manchester has to offer from its huge range of local artisan vendors. It’s set to be a feast for all the senses…Pop in to see the newest trends in modern cuisine, mixology, extraordinary tipples and street food.”

I think this is the bit I’m looking forward to the most!

When is it?

8th – 11th June

Where is it?

EventCity, Manchester

What’s the prize?

2 free tickets to Ideal Home Show, Manchester 2017 (these tickets also get you into the Eat & Drink festival) that can be used for one day only between 8th – 11th June.

How do I enter?

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Terms and Conditions

  • Tickets are valid for one day only between 8th – 11th June
  • Tickets are for the Manchester event only
  • Winner will be contacted by myself and tickets will be posted out by the organiser
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Ideal Home Show Manchester

I had been to the Ideal Home show over a decade ago with my mum and the only thing I can remember about that is coming home with a popcorn maker. And almost coming home with a juicer.


Since we now have a house of our own, I decided it would be fun for Topher and I to attend the Ideal Home Show when it rolled into Manchester last week. Topher wasn’t so sure. But he quickly changed his mind after seeing the amount of food stalls handing out free samples.


Being the foodie’s that we are, we began in the food section where we worked our way through the various samples of cheese, wine and amazing chicken sausages.


The garden section was particularly inspiring though I don’t think we’d be able to fit one of these gazebos in ours! We did have a giggle over this one as it reminded us of the Tiki Room at Disney World so subsequently we had the tune stuck in our heads for a little while afterwards.




This pod seriously had some hobbit vibes going on. So of course Topher wanted one. He reckons we should just sell our house and live in one of these things. Even though it is literally only one room that you would probably plonk in your garden as some extra space for an office or workshop or something. 


And of course it’s not the Ideal Home Show without seeing someone you used to watch on TV in the 90s. The minute Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen appeared and started advising you not to put your sofa against the wall, we swiftly headed in the other direction. Like our living room is big enough to put the sofa anywhere else! I think I preferred meeting Tommy from Ground Force last time.

Anyway, we managed to walk away without buying anything (like we had any money anyway!) but we did take some fun home décor ideas with us. Though I’m still skeptical about Topher’s idea to make our kitchen look like a Nandos…

Have you ever been to the Ideal Home Show?

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