Four Exercise Hacks for the Fitness Newbie

Health & Fitness

Four Excercise Hacks For the Fitness Newibie

Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or jumping on the exercise bandwagon for the first time, we’re all secretly wishing that 2017 is the year we finally get the body of our dreams. While we can’t promise that your dreams will come true, we can make it a little easier with these 4 fitness hacks that will help you get motivated when you’d rather put your feet up and watch Corrie. Continue reading

The Big Squeeze!

Chef Joe’s Blog, Presenter Blogs

The Big Squeeze!

When I refer to the big squeeze it’s not some convoluted juicing reference, merely my experience of trying to fit into any item of clothing since the festivities. If like me, since around mid-November you’ve been declaring “oh, it’s fine, it’s almost Christmas” then I’m sure this week as you stare longingly into your kale salad you’re starting to question the meaning of life. If this is the case you’re probably also wondering if you could just carry on with the good life and pretend not to care. Continue reading

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

Kitchen, News

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

Getting to Know: The Hairy Bikers


Hairy Bikers

It’s not just the excitement of Christmas that has Ideal Towers buzzing this week! On Wednesday we’ll be joined by none other than Si King and Dave Myers, more commonly known as the Hairy Bikers. If you’ve lived under a rock for the past couple of years, these two rose to fame as cheeky, fun loving TV chefs. Combining both their love of motorcycles and food, this dynamic duo became famous for putting their quirky spin on culinary classics. Continue reading

3 Festive Touches for Your Home


3 festive touches for your home

Christmas is right around the corner which can only mean one thing; time to head into the loft, dust off those Christmas decorations and deck the halls! Now whether you’re a ‘less is more’ kind of household or hoping to rival Santa’s grotto this year, it’s important to pick out the perfect festive touches for your home. We’ve picked out some of our favourite pieces from our Christmas Interiors collection that will make your home the envy of all your Christmas guests. Continue reading