Sunday, 23 November 2014
The Ideal Home Show at Christmas
This weekend I headed up to London Earls Court to the Ideal Home Show at Christmas. I had never been to an event like this before as was intrigued as to what would be on offer. In essence it is a massive selling event from water softeners to coffee machines to Christmas decorations. All with some fantastic on the day deals. Alongside this were shows to watch. Cooking demonstrations ran throughout the day and I learn't how to wrap a jam jar beautifully, so now need to go and buy some jam for Christmas!
There were rooms that had been beautifully styled and I just loved the book Christmas tree.
I had been invited to the show by Kinetico. I must admit that I had never thought of buying a water softener before but after having a quick chat to the Simply Soft Water Softeners stand I could certainly see the benefits.As well as not having to descale the shower, I would have softer fluffier towels and could save up to 12% on water heating bills and maintain boiler efficiency. We live in a hard water area and it is now something I would look into after having a new boiler installed.
I also spent a long time at the Sage Appliances stand. I am slightly in love with their products and now have lots of ideas of recipes for my new blender. I also have a coffee machine on my list to save up for!
There were lots of stands selling delicious food, and I am not sure how I managed to restrain myself at some of the stalls.
I was shocked by how many children were at the event as I would never have thought of taking my boys. Shopping isn't their thing! However, for an additional charge you could take them ice skating and Go Compare had a giant blow up snow globe that they were taking pictures in. There were also lots of photo opportunities. As I was by myself I had to stick to a Christmas selfie instead.
Have you been to the Ideal Home Show? If so what did you think?
I attended the event thanks to Kinetico water softeners.