The Christmas countdown has well and truly started.
The John Lewis advert has aired already (provoking tears from some and derisive comments from others). The TV and shops are full of festive food and Christmassy gifts. Regent Street has it’s lights up, once more, and countless people up and down the country are in growing state of panic as they make plans for the most wonderful time of the year.
What plans do you have? Have you got an army of guests coming to stay or are you having a quieter, more intimate, gathering ?
We tend to offer an open house policy over the Christmas period. My boy is usually off for a full two weeks (bliss) and our friends are always welcome to pop over for a cuppa (or something stronger) and a mince pie. This year we’re having Christmas day at home, just the four of us, then we have family to stay on Boxing Day and beyond.
Preparing for Christmas is lovely but fraught in equal measures. Particularly when you have guests coming.
The thought of Auntie Mabel staying in the baby’s old room — still decorated in Winnie The Pooh wallpaper — can put the most ‘together’ woman on a bit of a downer.
Christmas is such an expensive time of year, as it is, without the pressure of sprucing up our homes and worrying that the rug in the front room still has last year’s mulled wine stains on it or the cushions are past their sell by date.
But fear not! Fancy a little home makeover for Christmas? Then read on…
The lovely folk at Wallpaper Direct have come to the rescue and are offering one of my lucky readers £100 to spend on their website.
Despite what their name suggests, they don’t just sell wallpaper either — oh no — their website is full to bursting with all sorts of lovely things, to treat your home.
Blinds, curtains, bedding plus a fantabulous selection of fabric — in case you fancied getting your craft on and wanted to make your own — everything from Sanderson and Scion, Emma Bridgewater and Clarke and Clarke.
They’ve also got wall art — canvases, frames — rugs, lamps and all sorts of other bits and pieces that can really add the finishing touch to your home.
Whether you’d like to wallpaper your spare room, in time for the arrival of your Christmas guests, give your living room curtains a little bit of an update or treat your sofa to come lovely new cushions, Wallpaper Direct have got a lovely range of products — and designs — to choose from.
This is such a lovely giveaway. Perfect timing to get your home ship-shape for Christmas too, without stressing about the cost.
To enter, simply tell me what you would name the deer in the photo above, then follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.
UK entrants only, I’m afraid.
This giveaway ends at midnight on Monday 30th November 2015. Terms and conditions apply.
Huge thanks to the lovely folk at Wallpaper Direct who are kindly collaborating with me on this giveaway.
All thoughts and words — as ever — are entirely my own.