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I have a new mattress. It is wonderful.

The old mattress was perhaps 20 years old. It predated me moving in with MLW by some years and we've been married for 11 years. It was knackered and sagging and worn out and very, very uncomfortable. I had not properly recognised how uncomfortable it had become. What I realise now is that for the last 18 months or so I've basically been clinging to the side of the mattress to stop myself rolling in to the middle. Not so much clinging as having to hold myself rigid and brace myself.

No wonder I've been feeling so sleepy recently. (Still need to go to the GP about that.)

Inertia and a sort of creeping failure in service had kept us from buying a new mattress.

The new mattress is one of the famous Premier Inn mattresses which you can now buy.

http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/why/sleep/buy-our-bed.html

I've been staying at Premier Inns at least once a month for about a decade and half now. I've never found their beds anything other than really, really comfortable. So an easy choice to make. After a few night's experience definately the right choice. I can already feel myself more rested than I've felt in months.
I even enjoyed having the mattress delivered.

I've put a reminder in my diary to buy a new mattress in ten year's time. I love my new mattress and would want to part on good terms.

Date: 2017-02-02 10:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Good beds are definitely worth the money.

It is funny how long we put things off for, even when they would make life better.

Date: 2017-02-02 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danieldwilliam.livejournal.com
Indeed. Perhaps it's a function of age or of prosperity (and the Vimes Theory of Boots) but the older I get the more I think that scimping on beds and shoes is the wrong decision. I think I shall keep a little list of things like that that I would be prepared to chip in a few hundred quid if ever one of my children were about to buy a substandard article and having a little extra ready cash might make all the difference. Mattress, good winter boots and cookware. Not sure what else.

I'm a bit baffled by the delay in the decision. It's not as if we didn't know we needed one or that it was a big decision or a complex transaction but it kept being put off, month after month.

Date: 2017-02-03 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] widgetfox.livejournal.com
My mother's most deeply felt piece of advice to me recently: "Do not buy cheap rubber gloves".

Date: 2017-02-04 10:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] matgb
Mattress, good winter boots and cookware

Y'know, I read this last night, agreed and though "I'll come up with something to add". Haven't managed it yet, assuming cookware includes kitchen stuff generally including decent knives.

When I was 15 my Mum took me to buy a good pair of boots. Got them repaired recently, cost £15 and they're still the best boots I've got, all the others wear out and aren't worth getting the cobbler to even look at.

On the other hand, I'm slowly buying my Mum stuff for the kitchen, she's been happy for decades with the stuff they got when they were skint in the early 80s, I'm amazed some of it's still going, they can afford anything they want, but she doesn't know just how good the good stuff is.

Date: 2017-02-03 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fiendish-cat.livejournal.com
I got a new mattress recently after a similarr 18+ months of discomfort and putting off getting a new one for no good reason.

It was super expensive and worth every penny. I also chuck the old pillows recently and got some new ones.

No wonder I never want to get out bed.

Date: 2017-02-04 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmaning.livejournal.com
I've only come here to see what you predicted for Scotland v Ireland! It must have been a Facebook post.

Still, I'm glad you've got a new mattress! ;)

Date: 2017-02-07 10:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danieldwilliam.livejournal.com
My prediction for Scotland vs Ireland was a solid win for Ireland with a heartening peformance by Scotland but fading in the last 15 minutes.

Which was not what we got. What we got was at times an electric performance by Scotland and the Irish spending too much time going sideways before Scotland kept organised and composed in the last 15 minutes despite some ragged passages.

I attribute success to the new mattress. Clearly the extra energy MLW and I were able to bring to our support made the crucial difference.

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