I am sitting here watching an all time favourite of the Good Life with Tom and Barbara – the one about the pigs. I often fancied myself as Barbara living in her suburban home spending all day in the garden growing veg and tending her animals and doing it all whilst under the influence of that famous Peapod wine. I especially liked their fun minimalist Christmas with newspaper hats and the knitted jumpers.
I spent most of the day being swept along by a hoard of Christmas shoppers in the Cheadle branch of John Lewis. You can always tell the Cheadle branch by the number of Rolls Royces in the carpark!
I wasn’t Xmas shopping myself – just browsing – and my reason for going was to check out the Lumie Bodyclock light as I am finding it extremely difficult to rouse myself on these dark wintry mornings. I am not sure about you but each year as I get older it gets harder to wake up and get going. The early morning traffic on the roads in the last week or two has been so bad I have found myself late for work so drastic action is called for – hence the light.
So to go back to the clock – we did buy one and having unwrapped it and read the instructions we are told that we can have sunset and sunrise which gently puts you to sleep and wakes you up, 5 different alarm sounds to choose from – Big Ben or drums (I don’t think so) to birdsong or wind chimes (sounds better) or plain old beep (perhaps not). So we will try out the birdsong although I suspect I might just sleep through it – I have never been aware of the birds chirping outside before.
The Lumie Bodyclock Go 75
It also boasts a snooze feature – definitely a must in my case – I am no lark and will put off that moment when my body has to be forced out of bed and into the shower. I always set my alarm 15 mins early so I can fit in 3 five-minute snoozes, a bit like the traffic light system wait, get ready…go.
I will keep you posted on how well we do getting up in the mornings from now on…or not!
And continuing the cushion saga – in and amongst I bought two feather cushion pads as they did have the right size and decided I will, for now, reuse the knitted cushion covers from the cottage as I wasn’t inspired enough by the cushions on display in John Lewis either.
I did see the most beautiful soft woollen throw in muted colours just right for our bedroom but at £180 I had to leave it behind!
How did your Saturday go? Have you started the Xmas shopping yet?