Archives for September 2017

Forests for all, forever

This Friday, FSC (the Forestry Stewardship Council) will be celebrating FSC Friday 2017, an annual celebration of responsible forestry in the U.K. An important platform to raise awareness, FSC Friday is a great opportunity to inform and educate people - including employees, students, groups and the general public - of the value of FSC and...

Forty winks

 Ever grab forty winks? We all know what it means, but discerning why a short nap is described as forty winks is a little harder and, truthfully, we're not sure anyone has really struck upon the real origin of the description.   Early sources of the term are a little easier to find. One of...

Out like a light

When it comes to sleep there can be so many alarmist news stories nowadays, often supported by too few facts. Even for rational thinkers, it can be difficult to determine between what's fact and what's sensationalism.   One such story which keeps resurfacing is our apparent need to be concerned about exposure to ‘blue’ light...

Slug-a-bed

This strange term conjures up all sorts of visions of unwanted creepy crawly nighttime visitors. However, obscurely, the word slugabed is actually an old English word to describe someone who is lazy and lies in bed late into the morning. Indeed, Shakespeare lovers may well recognise the term from the famous verses of Romeo and...

Cushy

Often the reward for the careful task of renovating a room is the enjoyable task of accessorising and adding finishing touches to your project. The same feeling can be true when we accessorise a new bed, particularly an extra special new bed like a luxurious handmade Millbrook Bed. With the business end of the new...

Millbrook Beds announces collaborations with England & GB Hockey and Garmin wearable technology

Millbrook Beds announces collaborations with England and GB Hockey and Garmin wearable technology, along with the new Perfect Sleep Collection at the Bed Show in Telford. As the ‘Official bed of England and GB Hockey’ Millbrook Beds will aim to work closely with the men’s and women’s hockey teams to perfect the part sleep has...

The best is yet to come

Here at Millbrook Beds we're unbelievably excited for next week's National Bed Federation Bed Show.   We'll be heading up to the Telford International Centre this weekend to get ready for a very special unveiling on our Millbrook Beds exhibition stand and we can't wait to share all we have in store with our guests...

Soft focus

The concept of softness is something that has many meanings, applications and associations in our world but amongst the more formal definitions of softness is the meaning of ‘a subtle effect or contrast; lack of sharp definition’. It's a definition that feels like it goes against the grain of a modern information-rich world that encourages...

Sleeptember

September is here again and so is the Sleep Council’s annual Sleeptember campaign.   According to statistics, the UK as a nation is getting less sleep, with a third of us sleeping for only five to six hours each night. Which is why campaigns like Sleeptember are an increasingly important reminder of the crucial role...

What’s hot for autumn?

Everywhere we go we are inundated with the latest season trends. Encouraging us to update our personal style, clothes, hair and beauty products, to breathe the new season into our home decor and even to tweak our diets and our choice of beverage at our favourite coffee shop; it's difficult to set foot outside or...