Shopping For Seasonal Bargains

Tis the season to be jolly, but did you know it is also the season to grab a late bargain? Yes Christmas may only be a couple of weeks away, but December is fast becoming the month to get a bargain. And whether you are looking to treat yourself, or a loved one, finding items for your home, or even for your garden, there are lots of great deals out there for you to find.

Here are a few of the bargains I have found this month so far.

For the Home

We have been looking at a range of deals on items such as sofas and cheap microwaves. We found our sofa at Sofaology, where you can spread the cost at O%APR at the moment, which may be useful if all your current funds are earmarked for Christmas. In terms of cheap microwaves,I’ve been using sites like LatestDeals.co.uk to find bargains, they offer a great way to track down current deals, we chose a Breville model with a current saving of more than £140, a real bargain.

Christmas Advent Deals

The internet, twitter and Facebook have been full of advent deals, with most having a daily deal that offers a great saving. In the last few days I have taken advantage of offers from Terraces which stocks designer labels, getting a long sleeved polo top from Weekend Offender, and a Luke 1977 sweatshirt for my brother. Each item was more than half price, and I will be keeping my eyes open for more deals in the coming days.

Next up on the bargain front is Chi Chi London, who do some of the most beautiful dresses around. I took advantage of a deal which gave you 30% off the whole site wide, and this included clothes already discounted in the current sales. I got a dress that was originally £65 for £21 with sales discount and then a further 30% off. This is an incredible saving that is perfect if you are looking for a present for someone else, or a party dress for yourself.

ASOS Bargains

ASOS always has a great sales section, but at the moment it is also hosting a seasonal discount on ‘Winter Wins’. I got a fabulously slouchy jumper with a twist back from the Boohoo section for just £10.50. I can’t wait to wear it.

Have you grabbed any seasonal bargains this Month?

Peter Pan – Christmas In Neverland Is Coming Soon To The Arena Birmingham

The Worlds Biggest Pantomime is back in Birmingham for a host of new Christmas shows this December. The latest show is ‘PETER PAN- CHRISTMAS IN NEVERLAND’, a stunning new spectacular super-sized for the Arena Birmingham stage. It promises to be a stunning, unmissable Christmas spectacle that is not to be missed, whether you are seven or seventy!

PETER PAN – CHRISTMAS IN NEVERLAND stars Bradley Walsh as Mr Smee, Martin Kemp as Captain Hook and Matt Knight as Peter Pan. Bradley says: “I’m so excited to be appearing in PETER PAN. It really is an extraordinary production, the like of which has never been seen before!  It has a life-size galleon, a 25 foot crocodile, plus a cast of over 100!  It’s a big, bold arena extravaganza and a festive treat with something for everyone.

J.M. Barries original story and characters will be brought to life in PETER PAN – CHRISTMAS IN NEVERLAND, by a cast of over 100 performers, including a thrilling team of BMX riders, stuntmen and trapeze artists, along with a seven-metre-long animatronic crocodile! This amazing new show will be performed across three arena stages on a stunning movie-style Neverland set.  The Jolly Roger Galleon will sail around the arena in front of a 10,000-gallon water wall.  From any position in the audience, you are close to the action, with a giant 60 feet-wide LED screen, computer graphic imagery and a live close-up TV-relay ensuring never a moment is missed.

 PETER PAN – CHRISTMAS IN NEVERLAND is directed by Jon Conway, designed by Wellington Scenic, with lighting design by Jamie Corbidge and sound design by Dave Shepherd, and is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity & Samuel French Ltd.

PETER PAN- CHRISTMAS IN NEVERLAND

 20-24 December, Arena Birmingham

 Tickets for the new Arena Birmingham show are on general sale from 9am 17 November 2017 from www.theticketfactory.com or by calling 0844 33 88 222 *Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.  Tickets for all other performances are on sale now.  Tickets priced at £27.90/£41.40/£52.20/£60.30 (Prices include admin fees and 90p facility fee) + £2.55 fulfilment fee per order.

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A Cosy Home For Christmas

I am a real sucker for the Channel 5 Christmas B movies, the sort that star people like Hayley Duff and Nicolette Sheridan and are set in places where they have crisp, deep snow, acres of Christmas lights and the biggest trees you ever did see.

I’ve always loved these films and I think part of the reason for this is to do with the places where the characters live. They always exude cosy ‘Christmasness’, with roaring fires, huge sofa, windows with shutters and festive/alpine touches.

If this is your idea of decor heaven, read on to find how you can add your own cosy touches to your home this winter.

Adding Tier on Tier Window Shutters

Beautiful tier on tier window blinds not only add extra warmth to a room, but they look cosy and festive too. Wooden shutter blinds give your house a Nordic touch, and if you look at the range from Thomas Sanderson you get a design that is handcrafted and traditional looking.

Cushions, Lots of Cushions

Have you ever noticed just how many plump cushions festoon the sofas and chairs in Christmas movies?  Every sofa just looks like you would sink into it and not want to ever get up again.

Whether you decide to opt for plain and simple cushions that you can use all year around, or whether you go for a few seasonal options, it has to be said that cushions totally equal cosiness.

A wreath for the mantlepiece

All good Christmas films have a festive wreath on the fireplace that is a real statement piece. Home Alone had a wreath and stockings hanging above the fire, whilst even the minimalist style of the LA home in The Holiday had a festive wreath – it’s one thing a cosy festive home just has to have. Real greenery works best and can add a beautiful festive scent to your home too, but there are some really stunning artificial mantle wreaths, and many have twinkly lights that add to the magical Christmas aura.

A cosy throw

Your can transform your usual sofa into a festive version of your sofa with the addition of a cosy Christmas throw. These look and feel soft and comfy and cost very little, you can usually pick them up for less than £10 from stores like Matalan, Asda and Tesco. The throw can be worn over the top of the sofa, or thrown over the arm of a chair, and can simply be folded away once Christmas has gone.

Are you adding any seasonal touches to your home this Christmas?