Tuesday, 8 October 2013

My Debenhams Dream Bedroom

When I saw the Debenhams Dream Bedroom competition on Mammasaurus and Love Chic Living I absolutely had to enter. When my browser shows me my most visited sites, Debenhams is always there. I'm on first name terms with the delivery driver, so a virtual spending spree was right up my street.

To enter this competition you need to create a mood board depicting your dream bedroom, up to a value of £5,000. I've never made a mood board before, but I've thoroughly my first attempt at interior design.

The Furniture

The Bedding and Accessories

Here's what I would buy with my £5,000.
Black nickel Olivia bedstead, king size, £468.00
Back care ultimate 2000 mattress, £536
White pack of four spiral fibre pillows, £30
Hungarian goose down duvet - 13.5 tog, £320
2 Designer black ball stand lamps at £55 each, £110
2 White 'Brighton' high gloss two drawer bedside chest at £180 each, £360
White 'Brighton' high gloss double wardrobe with mirror, £432
Black Clarence 9 Light Crystal Chandelier, £191.20
Light grey 'Butterflies' bedding set, £73
Taupe 'Miramar' chair with dark feet, £432
Taupe 'Miramar' bench with dark feet, £540
Designer black butterfly cameo cushion, £20
Designer lilac bird and butterfly print cushion, £22.40
Natural butterfly embroidered cushion, £22
Designer black striped butterfly cushion, £22.40
Silver large butterflies jewellery box, £17
White framed butterfly art, £30
Silver small butterfly jewellery box, £10
Clear and black glass vase, £58

I've added up my spend and it's coming out at only £3,694 -  for all that. 

What have I missed?



Ripple Amethyst Lined Eyelet Curtains, £119

Ah, that's better.

My new total spend is £3,813. Bargain.

Now, you'll have to excuse me, I have butterfly cushions to buy...


Monday, 7 October 2013

Ticket Ballot for the CBeebies Panto 2013

Join CBeebies presenters in Sheffield as they celebrate the excitement and anticipation of Christmas with plenty of music, dancing and a few CBeebies surprises!
Families in Sheffield have the chance to see their favourite CBeebies stars on stage in a brand new musical version of A Christmas Carol.
Many of the channel’s favourite faces will be appearing including Justin Fletcher (Gigglebiz / Justin's House / Something Special), Phil Gallagher (Mister Maker), Ben Faulks (Mr Bloom), Gemma Hunt (Swashbuckle) and Rebecca Keatley (Let's Play). They will also be joined on stage by some very special, top-secret guests.
The classic novel by Charles Dickens has been specially adapted for the CBeebies audience with the mean and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge needing a bit of CBeebies magic to help him learn to care for those around him and share in the joy of Christmas!
The performances will be filmed and the resulting programme will be broadcast as the centrepiece of this year’s CBeebies Christmas schedule.
Free tickets for A CBeebies Christmas Carol are released today (4th October 2013) through www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours and will be allocated via a ballot which is open for one week. Performances will take place on Friday 8th November and Saturday 9th November 2013 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
Outside The Crucible, Tudor Square will be transformed into a winter wonderland for families to enjoy. There will be a host of different activities, all created by BBC Learning to excite and inspire young audiences. No tickets are required for the events in Tudor Square and the activities will run daily from 10am.
CBeebies Controller Kay Benbow says: “We're delighted to bring so many of CBeebies favourite stars to Sheffield. We hope audiences in The Crucible will be caught up in the magic of the story. There are also fun-packed activities taking place in Tudor Square and we look forward to all the family coming along to take part.”