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Hayley’s Dad’s Do

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Hayley looks forward to another year of her “My Dad’s Do” Charity Ball…

So it’s time for me to start getting the final bits ready for my Charity Ball. Venue has been booked for nearly a year – same place it’s been for the last 4 years – the band is booked and now it’s all hands on deck.

Time to pick colour scheme, menus and the rest of the entertainment. Brochures have been printed and sent out, letter written to people to try and get prizes for raffle – it’s all go!

I started our Charity Ball in 2010 instead of having a 40th Birthday Party. It was a lot of harder than I though it would be, trying to get raffle prizes, sell tickets and get everything organised. Then there was the worry, would anyone come? Would they enjoy it? Will the food be ok?  The list went on! It actually ended up being such a great night that it has become an annual event and it will be our 8th Charity Ball this year. I am so lucky to have some amazing friends and family that help me greatly, there are some incredibly generous people in the world and there have also been people I don’t personally know as well as the ones I do. I am so lucky to know and to have met some amazing, kind and caring people.

We have a selection of people that come of all ages 17 to 80. A lot are friends, lots of people whom I know and lots of people who worked with my Dad and since I’ve been at Ideal World there have always been two big tables now from here, which is fabulous!

It’s a Black Tie event, so everyone gets dressed up which is great. Any excuse to get a new frock! Usually I get stuck between two – I love gorgeous dresses. The evening starts with a drinks reception, then followed by a 3 course dinner, coffee and chocolate, then the entertainment starts. It HAS to be a live band, as my background was originally in entertainment a live band is a must. Usually the dance floor is full in seconds, everyone is so up for just having a good time whilst helping to raise lots of money, it’s great! When the band has a break we usually had a comic but last year decided to host a game show instead which was really good fun, so we are going to that again this year. Followed then by the raffle and auction, which raises a lot of money on the actual evening, which is wonderful. The Band are back on for another hour, then its disco till 2am, followed by a late night entertainer in the bar till 4am, which is our switch OFF time and time to have a drink after hopefully a fabulous and busy night.

I’m starting to get me ready too and this weekend features lots of the products that I’m using! Microderm Mini MD to prepare my skin along with Elizabeth Grant, one of our most popular skin care ranges, two of my favourite products. My Vibrapower Disc 2 to help me get into my dress, and keep me fit to run round organising, my number 1 product ever. I can get my nails sorted too with Gel Touch Nails! It’s actually Presenters Picks from 9pm Friday 5th May until 9pm Sunday 7th May, but with all these products it’s like it’s my Charity Ball prep weekend at Ideal World! Let’s get ready..

So here we go, here’s to this year’s event and fingers crossed it all goes ok. A big thank you to every one who supports us, I couldn’t do it without you and so grateful that we have managed to keep it going so long.

We hold ‘My Dad’s Do’ in aid of Brain Tumour Research Campaign, the Aylesford Unit (Warwick Hospital cancer unit) and also to help with my school friend rehabilitation after being knocked over by a car in 2015, she’s still very poorly but continually amazes us with her recovery. Three great causes so close to my heart.

My Dad was my biggest supporter, ticket seller, advertiser, stage builder, problem solver and so so much more. Agonisingly we found out my Beautiful Dad had stomach cancer in 2011 and we lost the most amazing, wonderful man I have ever know in just 4 months at the beginning of January 2012. Our world changed that day and there is a huge hole in our life that will never go away. So from then on our event then became “My Dad’s Do” and is held in ‘My Dads’ memory every year.

I’m sure the reason I am working at Ideal World was my Dads work, he knew it was my dream and the September of that same year that we lost Dad I got that dream job as a presenter here, i think Dad had his hand in that from up above! So wish he was here to see how much I love it. He would be making all his clients watch and he would have loved to come in to the studios to meet everyone and see how it all worked. But in a way I think he already has!

Hayley x

Paul puts the Drill Bits to the test

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Hi – Paul here,

Wowzer! The weather has been great recently for DIY and gardening. With just a few days of sunshine I was able to get outside and complete plenty of jobs that I’ve been putting off over the wet and windy winter months. Now Spring is here, I’ve really been SPRING CLEANING around the home and garden! This is the time of year that I really appreciate Ideal World.

The patio is now moss and algae free, ready for the garden furniture to come out. The driveway and paths all washed down. The windows have been cleaned inside and out. Painting jobs completed. Grass cut. Hedges cut (thanks to my eldest son Solomon) and flowers planted. But there are still plenty of jobs to do.

I need to re-plant my hanging baskets with the peach begonias from last year. Use my Wagner on the fencing and sheds. Fix the bin house. Clean the gutters. Wash the conservatory and get the pumps back into the water features.

I’m very pleased to tell you that most of the tools and devices that I use to do any of these jobs, have come from Ideal World. If, like me, you enjoy taking care of your home, it’s well worth tuning in to channel 22 (we’re on Freeview), or checking out the website, because there are so many useful products at this time of year. And if you can get them on a special deal, even better!

One of my favourite DIY products has to be the “Drill All” Drill Bits. In 2013, we moved home, and as you may well expect, modifying the house to suit our needs and maximising storage, provided an abundance of home improvement opportunities. Some of the most simple of tasks, like adding a kitchen roll holder, loo roll holder, shelves above our fridge/freezer and hanging baskets proved incredibly difficult because my big brand drill bits could not hack the stone walls.

I thought it would be the perfect test for the “Drill All” Drill Bits, and if they couldn’t do the job, you could be sure that I was going to send them back before the 14-day money-back guarantee was up.

Great news! They worked like a dream! Every job that my big brand (probably one of the most famous on the market), drill bits were unable to achieve, I tested the “Drill All” Drill Bits on, and each time they performed like a hot knife in butter. Consequently, I kept them and am currently enjoying their 10 year guarantee. They’re awesome.

Make sure you tune in this weekend between 9pm Saturday 29th April and 9pm 30th April 2017 to take advantage of our amazing Pick of the Day deal for just £39.95 – that’s a saving of £80 PLUS a double discount of a FREE Tool Bag!

Paul

Bloom Hearing Specialists

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Ideal World presenter Dennice tells us why you should speak to Bloom Hearing Specialists if you are worried about yours or a family members hearing…

“From my own family’s history I know how isolated people can feel when they experience hearing loss, which is why I am so very pleased that Ideal World is working with Bloom Hearing Specialists to bring awareness and a viable solution to people with hearing difficulties.

Whether the problem is thinking that other people are mumbling or even feeling left out of conversations due to missing parts of what is being said or because you are unable to follow the conversation due to noisy background sounds.

Book your hearing test either in store or in the comfort of your own home PLUS as an Ideal World customer you’ll receive 4 years worth of hearing aid batteries with every purchase.

Look out for the Bloom Hearing Specialists shows on Ideal World – help is at hand.”

Make sure you tune in on Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812 or visit www.idealworld.tv to find out more.

 

Easter with Hayley

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So it’s nearly Easter. I’ve been thinking back to when I was a child, I don’t think we had such a long time off school back then, but I remember painting boiled eggs and decorating Easter bonnets at school.

Grandma and Grandad always came for Easter Sunday, we did see them most Sundays but any big family day they would come to us. I was lucky I had all four of my Grandparents until I was in my 20’s, so they were always a huge part of my and life.

When I was young we went to church every week, so obviously Palm Sunday and Easter were a trip to the village church, it’s where I started my love of singing, the sound of singing in church is gorgeous and did eventually become a singer and dancer.

Easter morning we would get up to Easter eggs at our places on the kitchen table, my Mum and Dad’s kitchen was always (and still is) my safe place, as it really always has been the heart of our home. My Dad built our house so every brick is special but the kitchen is where the heart beats loudest.

We would always have small chocolate toffee eggs in a long box with rabbits on and with lots of extra bits and pieces, toy Easter chicks or bunnies – an Easter bag of goodies. Mum’s Easter lunch was always amazing, Mum does the best Sunday roasts and incredible deserts. I never inherited Mums cooking skills but was thoroughly spoilt with fabulous food through all my childhood, late teen, twenties, up to the the present day!

Easter tea was my favourite, with a lovely choice of sandwiches and salad, freshly cooked ham, salmon, freshly made scones and cream and cakes and the most amazing Easter sponge cake with butter cream and mini eggs on top, with little chicks the works!

I tried to copy my Mums’s Easter cake, on a competition on Ideal World a few years ago, on a Kenwood Pick of the Day. Sadly I was pipped to the post by Dean, from Create and Craft, his cake was the winner, but I sill feel it was a fix!!! Mine was amazing! So many decorations!! Not as good as Mums but think a first prize effort had gone into it! But second place for me!

My Mum had a Kenwood and still swears by it and uses it every week and I can’t wait to be working with Kenwood on Monday at midday, we have such an incredible deal for you on our new Cheft Sence Colour Stand Mixer – just £329.99!


So this Easter Mum will be with us, I am working but we will be able to have Easter dinner together. Looking forward to Easter at Ideal World too, my other family, on Good Friday I have two fabulous Garden Bargain hours at 11am, which I love & always I end up buying loads but love the garden looking good and our prices make it so affordable and love having first choice on all the very different unusual plants that Peter brings us too. Had a big garden sort out yesterday with my G-Tech hedge cutter! Three green bins full! Spring gardening has really started!

We also have a great deal this weekend on the E-life bikes too, lots of my favourites over the whole of Easter.

Don’t forget, this Easter all our deals are only available until 9pm on Easter Monday! So make sure you grab a egg-cellent deal while you can >

So Happy Easter to you all, hope you have a lovely weekend. It is all about family time but remember we see you as part of our family so please join us for lots of fun, Easter eggs (I hope!) and games!!

Family, friendship and fun, I’ll meet you there.

Hayley xxxx

Shaun’s Birthday Purchase for the Garden

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Hello again gardening friends and welcome to my first blog for the month of April!

First of all thanks to everyone who ordered from the gardening show on our Birthday weekend, hope you all enjoyed the special deals and exciting new plants and products as much as we did.

Our 17th Birthday was the best yet (and I’ve been to all 17!) and I was so pleased to be a part of it. I actually worked quite a few extra days as I didn’t want to miss out on anything, but that did mean I had to sacrifice a few of my gardening days last week. However, as I was mostly on the early shift I did manage to get a few odd hours in the evening to do a few bits and bobs and the weather has been really sunny later on in the day so it’s been really nice to potter about early evening

I had ordered the patio sweet peas with pots last week from the Sunday Show as a present for my mum and they arrived really quickly so potting those up was top of my list. The quality of the plants was excellent and everything arrived very safely as always. Looking forward to seeing my mum soon and giving them too her, I know she will love them

Last week I pictured my narcissus looking fabulous but sadly because of the intense sun these are going back a little but the tulips are now in full bloom and looking wonderful so the garden is still looking really good for the time of year, even if I say so myself!

Thanks as always for reading

All the best
Shaun x

Ps One final important point- if you ordered lots of things from Sunday’s show or from any gardening hour don’t worry if everything doesn’t always arrive together in one go. Plants and products are sometimes sent In separate parcels for various reasons but often to make sure the plants are as fresh as possible.

Spray and Leave Birthday Pick of the Day

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Paul looks forward to the Spear & Jackson Pick of the Day this Sunday 2nd April from 9pm..

Spray and Leave resultsSpear and Jackson have really knocked it out of the park with their fantastic Spray and Leave. I bought it last year and was really impressed, so I told my Dad to buy some this year. He has a large patio and has never cleaned it. It’s covered in lichen and would take a lot of work even with a pressure washer. He’s in his 80’s so hard work isn’t something he wants, and certainly wouldn’t look forward to. Hey, he’s never cleaned the patio, so I guess I’m right. But within 4 days of using Spray and Leave the results were amazing and my Dad is now telling everyone he knows about this amazing product. It’s easy to use, spray and leave… the name says it all!

From 9pm Sunday 2nd April Spear and Jackson’s Spray and Leave will be our Pick of the Day for an amazing price of just £17 for 5L and a 2L Sprayer with, of course, FREE P&P!

Less time cleaning the patio, decking, pathways, driveway and conservatory means more time enjoying your garden. And at this time of year as everything starts to come out of hibernation, what more could you want, than time to enjoy the Pansies, Primula, Daffodils, and my Camellia tree is just beautiful… watch this space!

Enjoy every second of Spring
Paul”

Make sure you tune in between 9pm Sunday 2nd April until 9pm Monday 3rd April on Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812 or visit www.idealworld.tv to take advantage of this fantastic offer.

Saturday Style – Launching 6pm Saturday 1st April!

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Launching at 6pm Saturday 1st April 2017 is our BRAND SPANKING NEW fashion show, Saturday Style!

This exciting new show will revolutionise your Saturday nights, so no longer will you need to go a whole weekend without your fashion fix from Ideal World. Not only will we have huge deals across a range of our most popular brands, but we’ll be showing you how you can create the perfect outfits for Summer.

Special Saturday Night Offers

For our launch show, we’ll be featuring 2 for £30 on our Nicole Crepe Waterfall Jacket and Nicole Crepe Trouser, which are both available in an array of colours, plus we’ll be introducing our new Nicole Two Way Print Cami for just £12.99!

Make sure you “Get the Look” by buying all three of these items for just £42.99!

So don’t forget to tune in with Genevieve from 6pm on Saturday 1st April 2017 on Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812 or visit www.idealworld.tv

The NEW Vibrapower Slim 2!

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Hayley tells us all about the BRAND NEW Vibrapower Slim 2!

“I’m so excited… I love Birthday Celebrations! I love getting and writing the perfect card, making the cake and finding a perfect present, and for our Birthday I LOVE Free P&P!

We have the perfect present launching on Saturday night over our Birthday weekend, it’s the world exclusive launch of the the Vibrapower Slim 2, one of your favourite Vibrapower’s from my favourite fitness brand!

The Vibrapower Slim 2 is slimmer and lighter but also designed so you can control your work out from your wrist! It’s amazing! It’s so easy to use and to operate, and an easy ways to help you get into shape, help you feel fitter and help you to become a healthier you.

You can now operate the machine with a remote wrist band ‘watch’ that comes with it too! You can count those calories disappearing on the onboard screen whilst you just stand, sit or lean on your Vibrapower Slim 2! Start moving, start thinking about what you’re eating and get that happy balance into your life – it is possible to make those changes.

Why do I love the Vibrapower range so much?

It’s quick and simple to get a full body work out, I don’t even have to leave the house and can do it in my PJ’s! I love it because there are so many great stories as so many people have seen such great results, succeeding to get to how they wanted to be.

It was only the other day, when I took my car into the garage for a service, that one of the team called me into her office and said ‘I bought a Vibrapower from you, it’s fabulous!’ She told me of her story, that because of an accident she couldn’t run like she used to or lift weights any more. So after watching a show she decided to give the Vibrapower a go and loves it! She loves being able to exercise again and actually finds it relaxing after a day in the office and really has seen great results too. That’s why I love Vibrapower, it makes me so happy that it works for so many people.

For me, my perfect day starts with a workout on my Vibrapower, it makes me feel fresher, fitter and happier to start my day. Though I’m using energy whilst on it, I feel it gives me more energy back! I seem to be able to get so much more done on the days where I start with my Vibrapower.

Why will you love the Vibrapower Slim 2?

It’s slimmer, lighter and with a roller it’s so easy to store and move. It’s a great size of platform to work on which I think gives you more versatility and can create even more workout levels.

The wrist band ‘watch’ control is at your finger tips and so easy to work, PLUS we’ve brought it out in all you favourite colours.

Not only do we have an amazing deal for the launch, but we also have absolutely NO P&P for our Birthday only!

So please join our Birthday 🎉 Celebrations, with all our Fabulous Family, share our Friendship and come and have fun. All starts Wednesday at 5pm…

Catch the launch of our Vibrapower Slim 2 on Saturday night (1st April) at 9pm….

You’re all invited! Hayley x”

Make sure you tune in from 9pm on Saturday 1st April 2017 or find out more here >

Mike tells us why you should consider a Dormeo Mattress!

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When it comes to a great night’s sleep I think it can be summed up with one word, “Dormeo”.

There is somethinDormeo Mattressg about the Luxury Hybrid mattress that just sets it apart from so many of the other mattresses that are available in the market place today.

Dormeo truly understand as to what is needed in order to accomplish a great night’s sleep. Is it super comfortable luxury memory foam or the absorbency of pocket springs that is required? Dormeo don’t even ask you to choose because this Luxury Hybrid mattress gives you both, so one can only imagine how wonderful that must be like to lie down on, let alone sleep upon and that is just for starters.

On that point I shall ask you to tune in for our special Pick of the Day price for our 17th Birthday between 9pm Friday 31st March until 9pm Saturday 1st April – including a double mattress for just £249.99 with free pillows, oh and have we mentioned FREE P&P!!!!! It’s a deal you cannot afford to miss.

Take your pick from:

But don’t miss out, because this fantastic offer ends at 9pm on Sunday 1st April!

Mike x

Make sure you tune in to Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747 and Freesat 812 or visit www.idealworld.tv to take advantage of this amazing offer!

Shaun in the Garden – last week of March

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Hello again all my gardening friends and welcome to my weekly gardening blog.

I’ve had a lovely time this week on my days off and have got quite a lot done as there has been a lot of sunshine around. I’ve managed to dead head all my baskets and tubs – I have about 40 of these so it’s quite a big job. I’ve also fed all my plants in the greenhouse, done lots of weeding and cut the lawns so quite a productive time in general.

It’s amazing how quickly the garden is changing now we are getting some warmer weather and we have changed the clocks. One of my favourite spring flowering trees has got to be magnolias. I have two different varieties in my garden and they have just started to come into flower over the past couple of days and look magnificent! I love the way they burst into full flower before producing their leaves, it really allows the flowers to be prominent and proud.

Now before I forget, don’t forget to put these dates in your diary for this weekend, my gardening shows at midday this Saturday April 1st and our regular 2 hours of gardening at  11am Sunday 2nd April. These are going to be extra special shows as it’s Ideal Worlds 17th birthday, they may even be FREE P&P on all the plants so please make sure you join myself and my great friend Angela

See you very soon

Shaun xxx

Joanne LOVES Gtech!

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For a number of years there has been a cordless vacuuming system that I have coveted… The Gtech AirRam! Can you imagine my delight when I found out we would be featuring it here at Ideal World? Instantly I told all my nearest and dearest about it and how superb its performance is, and let’s face it over the past 14 years I have seen quite a few vacs!

Anyway now, not only do we have one, I’d also impressed my mother and my sister…. my mom has her own set in Lincolnshire and my sister has hers down in Wiltshire!

Please join me today at 11am (and through until 9pm Monday 3rd April) when we will be offering the SET at the lowest price we have ever done with FREE P&P as part of our 17th Birthday celebrations. This is a picture of my mum using hers taken by my 4 year old daughter!

Order your bundle for our lowest price today here > or buy just the Gtech Mark 2 here >

Make sure you tune in to Ideal World during our Birthday where we’ll be offering FREE P&P all weekend!!

Genevieve looks forward to Ideal World’s 17th Birthday

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I am so excited to be celebrating Ideal World’s 17th Birthday!

I have been so lucky to have celebrated many Ideal World Birthday’s and it’s always the highlight of the year. I love the atmosphere, the excitement of the lead up and the fantastic shows. We love the free P&P too!

There have been so many great memories – meeting our live studio audience was one of the best – and funny moments both in front of the camera and behind; from talking ginger cats (Janice Philips) to fits of giggles and wearing a dress back to front (I thought it looked fine!). It’s great that we get to share these moments with all of our viewers.

The one thing that stands out the most is the pride we have Ideal World and the hard work that everyone puts in everyday.

As you know fashion has been a huge part of my life at Ideal World and I am so proud to work with our amazing team. Our fashion has grown  so much over the years and I especially love our Birthday FRIDAY Fashion. It’s always so busy with lots of new products, specials and, of course FREE P&P.

This Birthday, not only do we have a stunning line up on Friday Fashion, we also have a fantastic Pick of the Day to launch the Fashion celebrations.

I am delighted to be launching the beautiful Nicole Pick of the Day on Wednesday, you are going to love the new colours! From pastels to neutrals – I have my eye on a gorgeous red. I also think we may sell out! I won’t give away too much as I don’t want to spoil the surprise..

Then on Friday at 3pm join me for the spectacular Friday Fashion Birthday special. I have had a preview of the brand new ranges of prints, colours and our best selling tapered trousers with a new collection of summer colours, all I am going to say is that it’s going to be a very, very busy show! Did I mention Free P&P?

My other love is beauty and I am so proud of our beauty team, they bring us the very best in skincare, beauty and haircare and our beauty Pick Of The Day is SKINN, I am so excited to tell you that Dimitri James is flying over from the states to launch the new Skinn on Thursday night at 9pm. All the hero products will be available plus brand new products too! It’s my skincare of choice and I love the brand, so will you!

Join me at 9pm Wednesday and at 3pm on Friday for fashion and at 9pm Thursday for our Birthday Beauty Pick  Of the Day.

Here’s to another 17 years!

Lots of love
Genevieve xx