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The cat’s pyjamas

Is bedtime something that just happens in your household when everything else is done, or done to the point you’re too weary to continue? It’s a reality in many households, but we can’t help but feel like thoughtlessly and wearily collapsing into bed is an anti-climax of a way to finish our days. Make bedtime...

Fit to drop, part II

This week is National Workouts and Wellbeing Week (read more details in part I or on the event websitehttps://www.anytimefitness.co.uk/nationalweek/) and so, naturally, we’re thinking about how exercise is part of a recipe for positive sleep. And recipe is a good word to describe this. There’s lots of ingredients that go into the recipe for positive...

Fit to drop, part I

There’s a lot still to be worked out about the relationship between exercise and positive sleep. Sleep experts tend to agree that regular exercise has a positive effect on our sleep, although the why’s and wherefore’s are less clear. US-based organisation the National Sleep Foundation has an interesting article online that talks about the effect...

A hero’s breakfast 

Ever notice the line up of Mother’s Day cards in the shops can be all too stereotypical? Lovely though they are, the soft designs of the floral and heart covered cards belie the strength of the mums we buy them for. Come Father’s Day the shelves will be lined with cards proclaiming our dads as...

At-home spa

Few would deny that an all-singing and dancing spa experience is a truly wonderful thing. Taking those few hours, a day or a weekend to refresh and replenish your body, mind and spirit brings many benefits to our sense of wellbeing. And while (for most of us) spa days are a special treat rather than...

Field of dreams

Few things can feel more relaxing than the image of a summer’s afternoon doze in a field of soft fluffy cotton. Soft, breathable and non-allergenic, few fabrics are as well suited to naturally supporting your sleep needs as cotton either. And now, naturally beautiful sleep is yours courtesy of the pure and natural beauty of...

More is more

In many ways, we live in a ‘less is more’ era. We favour minimalist interiors and personal styling is pared back in comparison to the fashions of eras gone by. Our technology gets smaller by each passing year and the variety of foods we eat seem to become narrower all the time. Less is more...

Soothing patterns 

Patterns can and do have a relaxing effect on our brains. It’s no coincidence that patterns have such prominence in art and decor in the same way rhythm transforms the sound of music. There’s a reason why a plate of food arranged in beautiful sequence somehow has a more refined taste and why we’re drawn...

World Sleep Day®

Well, if ever there were music to our ears, today (Friday 15th March 2019) is World Sleep Day® ...a global day dedicated to sleep! Organised by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society (founded by WASM and WSF) World Sleep Day® is designed to raise awareness of sleep as a human privilege that is...

Arts and crafts

Yes, but is it art? This is a rhetorical question that rears its head on a cyclical basis when it comes to the subject of contemporary art. However bizarre the piece that inspires this question, even those of us uneducated in the arts recognise that few artists are appreciated in their lifetime and that contemporary...
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