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November/December competition

November/December competition

It’s probably fair to say that we could all do with more storage in our homes.

Well, for the November/December competition, how’s this for sorting out a place for your treats and bakes?

November/December competition

We’ve teamed up with The Rayware Group to offer you the chance to win this Typhoon retro stacking storage, which retails at around £15.

It’s hard wearing, durable, high quality and it’s cute!

Each of the three cases can store 1.6-litres and, as well as being practical, would look great on your open kitchen shelves or in a display cabinet.

Check out more of Typhoon’s Living line, which offers great value for money without compromising on quality or design.

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We’ve giving away 3 copies of the 40th anniversary edition of The Good Hotel Guide 2018 Great Britain & Ireland!

The new edition has just launched and offers 424 main entries featuring hotels that provide some of the best hospitality in Great Britain and Ireland!

Hotels featured within the Guide do not pay to be included and reports by members of the public are monitored, scrutinised and graded by the editorial team based on the number of reports submitted and their accuracy.

This year’s Guide features 48 new main entries and 53 new shortlisted entries. Interestingly, just four hotels have remained in the Guide each consecutive year since it was launched in 1976.  They are Ballymaloe House in County Cork; Currarevagh House in County Galway; Lastingham Grange in Yorkshire and Rothay Manor in Cumbria.

The Good Hotel Guide 2018 is also available online and costs £19 (including p&p) from www.goodhotelguide.com or priced £20 from all good bookshops.

Discount vouchers worth a total of £150 are included in each copy. They enable a 25% saving off one night’s normal B&B price at participating hotels. Good Hotel Guide gift vouchers are also available in denominations from £50 to £500.

For your chance to win, just follow the leads below to gain points into the prize draw!

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Please note this competition ends on 15th November and is open to UK residents only.


We’ve got a huge giveaway!

We’ve teamed up with the Homebuilding & Renovation Show to offer FREE TICKETS to:

    • The South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show (18th-19th November)

That’s a SAVING of £24 for a pair of tickets!

The Details

The South West Show takes place in Somerset this year – and is a great event to attend if you’re aiming to start a new self-build, renovation or home improvement project.

The annual show is designed around popular resources required for eco and heating systems; kitchens; bathrooms; doors, windows and flooring, providing a more efficient alternative to browsing the internet in the search for the best options.

Over 240 local and national specialist companies will provide visitors with access to on-trend technologies, products and services that are currently on the market and will also give them the opportunity to discuss plans with the professionals behind them. For more in-depth knowledge and tailored advice, consumers will be invited to attend specialists talks at the Masterclass Theatre.

New to the show this year is Estimators Online, a company which offers affordable estimating services for domestic building projects such as extensions, conversions, refurbishments and new build dwellings. By using its in-house software and quantification techniques, the team will quickly convert visitors’ drawings into an accurate labour and materials estimate.

The Advice Centre, home to the one-on-one consultations, will be a reference point for impartial advice and tailored inspiration. Visitors will be encouraged to come by the Ask the Architect area, where chartered architectural specialists from RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) will offer 15-minute consultations on topics such as building regulations and structural engineer calculations for loft or barn conversions, extensions, internal alterations, new builds and more.

The Ask the Builder feature will also be returning to the event this year, where visitors will be able to attend free 15-minute specialist sessions at the Advice Centre. Ask the Builder, hosted by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), will be offering reliable and trusted advice on every type of project around the home.

Anyone who has questions relating to self-building and renovating will have answers from the UK’s key property specialists at the Ask the Experts area.

For visitors who are currently applying for planning permission or are gearing up to do so, Sally Tagg and her team will be on hand at the Planning Clinic to shed light on the common pitfalls of this procedure.


CLICK HERE to get your FREE tickets for the South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show


Terms & conditions

South West Show: Please note that tickets must be redeemed before on 3PM 17 November 2017. Additional T&Cs apply:www.homebuildingshow.co.uk/terms

September’s competition is a beauty! We’ve joined forces with Sanatio Naturalis to give away a set of not 1, not 2, but 3 gorgeous products worth more than £60!

The pack includes:

I’ve personally tried the Sweet Orange Essential Oil (which smells just like freshly squeezed oranges) and it’s a fantastic product as it’s so versatile.
Its properties include anti-depressant, detoxifier, antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidant and a tonic with sedative properties. And for winter sufferers of SAD try using Sanatio Naturalis Orange oil all over the home for well-being, creativity and feelings of joy.
Other ways if using Sanatio Naturalis Sweet Orange Essential Oil:

Scent your home with citrus aroma’s inspiration boost – put 5 – 6 drops into a diffuser, to brighten your rooms and help cleanse the air from potential germs during cold and flu season. Or mix a bespoke mixture of oils and water to cleanse your home naturally, no harmful chemicals here at all!

In addition Sanatio Naturalis Sweet Orange Oil is a sunny, joyful radiant oil, naturally revitalising it brings happiness to mind and helps with depression, nervous tension, stress, anger, fatigue, and anxiety, especially during the dull winter months. Fresh and full of warmth it’s an essential part of your home cleansing routine.

Kitchen and Bathroom Disinfectant – bespoke home-made:
• Naturally antibacterial Sweet Orange essential Oil can be used in your homemade cleaners
• Add 10 drops Sweet Orange & 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oils, add to a spray bottle filled with distilled water, use to cleanse the surfaces and air, shake well before spraying

Bespoke Room and Linen Spray:
• Brighten the room with luxurious comforting, cozy, relaxing home made blend which can also help to induce a calming sleep
• Add 5 drops of Sweet Orange & 5 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil to a small spray bottle filled with distilled water, shake well before use

Diffuser recipes:
• Sweet Orange Oil
• Add 5 – 6 drops oil into a diffuser, breathe in the bright uplifting magic aroma
• Sunny Citrus Blend to bring back the sun — mix 3 drops Sweet Orange & 3 drops Lemon Essential Oil add to your diffuser and enjoy the uplifting citrus aromas
• Aromatic Christmas – a great seasonal scent for Christmas diffuse for a perfect holiday scent, pop a drop onto your guests pillows too for a deep peaceful sleep

Heavenly scented bath recipes:
• Comforting, relaxing Geranium & Orange Bath Oil
• Add 2 drops Sweet Orange, 2 drops Frankincense & 3 drops Geranium Essential Oils, blend with a teaspoon of carrier oil, add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15 – 20 minutes before bedtime for a truly restful sleep

Sanatio Naturalis finest essential oils are 100% pure and natural, therapeutic grade.

Win all these – worth over £60!!
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To enter the competition you can tweet about it for one entry (compulsory), follow me on Twitter for two entries, follow Sanatio Naturalis on Twitter for two entries – and get FIVE TIMES as many entries by signing up to receive the weekly newsletter which features travel and interior ideas & savings for budget-conscious families! Click on the box below to submit your entries!

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For August we’ve teamed up with What More UK to offer you the chance to win one of two sets of Wham Flexi items!

Each set includes:

  • 1 x 12.5 Litre Wham® Flexi Bag in Coral
  • 1 x 25 Litre Wham® Flexi Square in Duck Egg Blue

So what are the Wham® Flexi goodies exactly?

Well, the new Flexi Bags and Flexi square Carry-alls can be used for carrying just about anything.

They are safe enough to carry liquids, you can use them at the beach or for a picnic, put your laundry in them – or even weeds if you’re gardening! Or for summer barbecues, why not fill them with ice and put drinks inside for guests to help themselves? Alternatively, you could use them as storage to encourage the kids to tidy away their toys.

Their use is only limited by your imagination!

They’re super strong and super durable, easy to clean and a cinch to store as they’re stackable!

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The Flexi Bags range from small (6 litres) to extra large (40 litres) and come in four colours – Duck Egg Blue, Coral, Pastel Yellow and Pastel Pink.

The Flexi Square Carry-alls come in two colours (Soft Lime and Duck Egg Blue) and range from small (8 litres) to extra large (40 litres).

Find out more about the Flexi Bags and how to purchase them here

To enter the competition, tweet about it for one entry (compulsory), follow me on Twitter for two entries – and get FIVE TIMES as many entries by signing up to receive the weekly newsletter which features travel and interior ideas & savings for budget-conscious families!

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For July I’m giving away this gorgeous Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stik, which has had an update and will be appearing in Argos stores this Autumn/Winter.

July competition

 The product retails at £9.99 and makes cleaning diamonds and precious stones a cinch.

Argos’ description“…the cleaning gel contains micro-fine cleansers and polishing agents that bring radiance and luster to diamonds. Formula contains a special polymer that fills tiny scratches in settings. Regular use of Diamond Dazzle Stik in cleaning jewellery will improve its overall appearance. Twist, Brush, Dazzle! Bring out the bling….”

For your chance to win, all you have to do is sign up to the weekly newsletter featuring thrifty interior & affordable travel tips!

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Good luck!