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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Ideal Home Exhibition

Val and I went to the Ideal Home Exhibition at Earls Court yesterday.   I have not been to this exhibition for many many years and when I found out it cost £18.00 to get in I nearly didn't go this year.   But my friend Val bought a magazine which was giving away complimentary tickets, so she bought 2 copies of the magazine which was a great deal cheaper than the entrance fee.

I did forget to take my camera with me so no photos of the exhibition but have included below photos of my purchases.    Having been told by a few people not to buy too many gadgets, which never seem to work once you get them home, I was quite good and only bought a wooden chopping (cheese board) and a pair of purple MBT's at bargain price.

<<<<< Purple MBT's    :-)


  1. I went several times when I was a lot younger, and always enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would given I was a teenager! would love to go again now I'm older.

  2. Love the mouse on the cheese board. I've got a big wooden board (home made) - must have a look for a mouse...
    I try and avoid exhibitions. They are interesting but far too expensive between the entrance fee and the shopping I tend to end up with... :) You were very good indeed with your limited puchases!