Stargazing with Mike: Why I Love the Stars

Garden, Presenter Blogs

Why I love the Stars

When I was a child I always dreamed of going to the moon and flying in space. I would sit for hours imagining what it would be like to travel to far away galaxies and visit distant solar systems, which is one of the reasons why I was so happy when my mum and dad bought me my first telescope. The first time I looked at the moon through the eyepiece I felt as if I was there on the moon and that was it…..I was hooked. Continue reading

Plumbs: Transform Your home this Season



For over 50 years Plumbs have been providing furniture covering solutions and they are still owned and run by the same family who established the company all that time ago.

Today, the range of products has expanded to loose furniture covers, re upholstery, made-to-measure curtains and blinds, as well as range of fabulous accessories.  This huge range of products means you can create a truly co-ordinated look (perfect for the new season ahead) without ever having to leave your home, as their expert Home Consultants will come directly to you at a time that suits. Continue reading

The Crafty Beggars Come to Town


Introducing the Crafty Beggars

Crafting fans, we’ve got craft maestros Julie Peasgood and Wendy Turner, stars of the popular craft show Crafty Beggars TV, joining us today for the launch of the Studio Home Decor system. If you haven’t stumbled across the Crafty Beggar’s yet, you’re missing out! After nearly two decades of friendship and a whole host of crafting experience, these crafters know a thing or two about getting the most from old items kicking about the house.  Continue reading

Find your Winter Workout Motivation

Health & Fitness

Winter Workout

Don’t let the chilly weather put your workout on ice. As we head into the winter months the motivation to work-out dwindles, as evenings pounding the pavement turn into cosy nights-in, it’s easy to put off that work out indefinitely. Maintaining an exercise routine is as important as ever, so muster all your inner strength as we show you how to keep motivated when the nights get nippy! Continue reading

What to Wear: Bonmarche

Fashion, Gen's Blog


I am delighted to announce that I will be bringing you a very special Bonmarche show today at 5pm.

With a new season upon us this is the time to cosy up in style and glam up for that special occasion. It can be difficult to know what to wear in this transition time and many women write to me asking advice on the right combination for that perfect Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Well, Bonmarche have got the perfect fashion solutions for the cooler days and dazzling evenings. Continue reading

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas


It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Ideal World! Whether you love or hate the early Christmas cheer there’s no denying it’s time to start thinking about that Xmas wish list.  From under cooked turkeys to penning the perfect Christmas card, we understand just how stressful the festive period can be. So consider us your Christmas elves!  If you’re racking your brain for gift inspiration or simply want to get a head-start on the Christmas shopping, we’ve got you covered with the launch of our fabulous Christmas Shop. Continue reading