Hide and sleep

Bliss Hotels’ Ramada Plaza Hotel in Southport is having some cheeky fun this summer with their Bliss Bed Roadshow. Taking one of the hotel’s luxury beds on tour, they’re spreading bliss in the sunshine by giving weary folks in Southport the opportunity for an alfresco nap in quirky locations throughout the seaside town. So far,...

Lean, Mean and Keen

 I think you’ve got to be lean, mean and keen,” asserts Mark Hughes, sales director at Millbrook Beds. The handmade mattress and headboard brand has reached for the skies to keep the recent momentum going and the energy is proving contagious. Mark has only been at the Southampton based company since January when several new...

Sleeping with the enemy

Depending on your age, you might well remember the film of the same name that saw us on the edges of our seats in the early 90s willing Julia Roberts to escape her enemy - a physically and mentally abusive husband. If you like thrillers, this one was and remains a cult film. Enemies come...

Blown away

The busiest part of the summer getaway is coming to an end and, for those fortunate to be returning from time away in the sunshine, you’ll no doubt have that unmistakable healthy glow to be found in someone who’s fully rested and sun kissed. As well as the healthy glow of your suntan, perhaps your...

No nasties

Have you noticed the change in how many food products are marketed these days? Significantly more fresh and grocery products are now advertised on the basis of what they don’t include, as opposed to what they do. Due to increased awareness around health, lifestyle and ethical choices, there’s a tidal wave of demand for products...

Bringing bedtime back

It’s back again...the Sleep Council has recently published its second Great British Bedtime Report. Four years on from their 2013 report and using data compiled in 2017, the Great British Bedtime Report provides a fascinating glimpse into our nation’s sleep habits, good and bad. The data behind the Great British Bedtime Report was compiled by...

A friend indeed

We all know the difference having a good friendship can make in our lives. A good friend can not only be a great companion to while away the hours with, they can also make you laugh like few others can and they can also read you and know when there’s something not quite right -...

All is not as it seems

If you happen to find yourself craving a McDonalds in the night hours while in Hong Kong, the chances are you’ll find the people on the adjoining tables crashed out asleep. And they’re not just having a sneaky catnap, they’re in for the night. In fact, a sharp rise in the number of people choosing...

Finding inspiration

Giving a name to something is a privileged task and is seldom a rushed decision. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the source of the popular quotation “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. In the context of the play, Romeo speaks these words to argue that Juliet’s identity as a Capulet...
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