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It’s an early weekend for Sally

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Well the weekend definitely starts on a Thursday this week for me. It’s not often in our line of work to have a whole weekend off, so I am embracing this to spend it with my boys Frankie Jack and Gary.

Like all of us I have the nonsense jobs to do, that will probably take a whole day, but hoping that will be done on Friday.

Now we have our new lounge, I am obsessed with staying in, which has never been me!! I just want to curl up in my teddy bear onesie and enjoy a good film and playing with Frankie Jack. This weekend I am about to attempt to make my own chocolate again. Last weeks was just ok…lol.

Sunday we are out with very dear friends for a birthday lunch which I am excited about, it will be at the manor house where Gary and I had our English wedding and so holds a great place in
my heart.

My potatoes have arrived from Ideal World, so they will be placed on the windowsill and I hope to tuck in to one of the Lime Tree Pantry Pies on Saturday night, which I bought last week again on Ideal World.

Rock and roll lifestyle for me…hey!! I absolutely love this kind of weekend.

Love Sally x

Frankie Jack playing guitar

Sharing the love

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Our presenters never need an excuse to share the love, so we caught up with Fayon and Sally to find out how they spent their Valentine’s Day…

It’s the little things that count

“Well I did mention that Valentine’s in my house is not the most romantic. I do believe when you have been with someone for as long as I have, every day is Valentine’s Day….joke!!

Gary left my card on my suitcase by the front door before I left for work as I leave for my morning shows at around 2.30am! Gary was sleeping on the couch because he didn’t want to disturb me as I went to bed early, and so I left his TWO cards on our bed (I bought him one from Frankie Jack as well). It is well logged in my brain that I didn’t get one from Frankie Jack…naughty Daddy, as Frankie Jack would say.

As you know we are making changes to our home and we have recently done up the lounge after 15 years, so we bought ourselves two suitcases and a hurricane vase with a candle as our joint present this year….very practical.

I always dream of getting flowers, but sadly always say “what a waste of money” when Gary does. The poor guy can never win!! x”

Fayon’s “Love“ly week

“As you get to know me better you will know that I love occasions, big or small I’ll celebrate everything! As I knew I’d be working at Ideal World on Valentine’s Day, I kicked off the celebrations early by cooking Laurence a special dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning.

Fayon's Romantic BreakfastAll weekend there were chocolate hearts and rose petals scattered all over the kitchen table, which reduced significantly the day Laurence’s teenage daughters came over – I guess it was inevitable they’d start munching them 😉

On Monday night I was expecting a quiet night in as I would be up super early to catch a train to Peterborough. I was wrong, Laurence surprised me flowers and a reservation at a gorgeous Brazilian restaurant!. The seafood was amazing, especially the octopus in paprika… delicious!!

Arriving at Ideal World the next morning, I was already prepared with chocolate hearts to give to anyone I came into contact with. I couldn’t let the day pass without showing my appreciation, Valentine’s day isn’t just for couples but a chance to let people know you appreciate them and spread some extra love ♥

I am back home now and will be treating my wonderful mum Pearl to a spa break for a few days! So I’ll drop you all a line when we’re back all refreshed and recharged. Take care, Fayon xxx”



Win Christmas: Linda’s Story


Win Christmas: Linda's Story

As most of us wait for the celebrations to start on Sunday, for one lucky viewer Santa came a little earlier this year. Here at Ideal, we understand that Christmas can be a stressful time, from under cooking the turkey to getting the perfect gift for that someone special. So we decided at Ideal Towers that we wanted to help out. Avid viewers may remember back in October that we gave one customer the chance to win a huge Christmas bundle filled with everything anyone could need for a fabulous, fun-filled Christmas!

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Quick Winter Lunch: Creamy Parsnip Soup

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Quick Winter Lunch: Creamy Parsnip SoupAs the chilly weather settles in, it’s definitely the season to snuggle down with a warm soup. Whether it be a zesty tomato or a hearty chicken broth, we all have a flavour we love most. It may surprise you to hear that soups are fantastic nutritionally, so we’ve enlisted Culinary Expert Joe Resemblance to share with us his go-to Winter soup recipe, perfect for an -on-the-go lunch! Continue reading