You may have noticed that I've not been on air for a few days, and that's because I've had a small operation. I was diagnosed with cataracts a while back and decided to ignore them – surely I'm too young to have something my parents were dealing with in their seventies?
That's what I thought, anyway, but in fact the cloudy lenses were making it difficult for me to see things I had always taken for granted.
Reading is usually a pleasure for me, but I seem to have stopped enjoying novels, largely because I struggle to focus on the words, even with the extra help of the daylight reading lamp I treated myself to a while back. I've noticed that I always have to take something to the light of the window to read the small print, and I've found it increasingly hard to drive, especially at night. Frequent headaches were the final straw and so the operation was arranged.
I won't pretend the procedure was fun – having incredibly bright lights shining into my dilated eye with my eyelids clamped open wasn't hugely comfortable – but I felt no pain. And when I removed the covering pad and my blurred vision slowly cleared the following day, I had the most amazing improvement in what I could see. Colour, light and sharp focus were back again, at least in one eye.
The down side of that is that I appeared to age about 10 years overnight. Now I am not seeing my reflection in soft focus, the lines and wrinkles are all too obvious! And suddenly I can see all the dust in the house and need to get spring cleaning! It's only now that I realise how badly my sight was being compromised.
It's a bit tricky while I wait for my brain to adjust to reading the vision from two completely different eyes, but in can tell that once I have the other cataract operated on will find everything so much easier. I'm really glad I had it done.
While I was at home, a few packages arrived from QVC. There's nothing unusual in that, I know – my husband Olley will tell you that it's an almost daily occurrence! But these were a little bigger than usual… Our very old bed has been on its last legs – literally! – and needed replacing.
I saw the perfect answer a couple of weeks ago when Sealy brought a lovely divan with storage drawers and matching headboard to QVC. I snapped those up, along with the Magniflex mattress that we featured recently as a Today's Special Value offer, and you can see the results above! We are now enjoying the best nights' sleep ever!
I decided that, as we no longer share our bed with three young children (and Barney the dog is 15, and too old to leap up to join us) we could downsize from a kingsize bed. This meant that I needed some new bedding to fit the new size. I was lucky enough to get hold of an early sample of the brand new set from Northern Nights that's Today's Special Value on Tuesday 24th!
I really enjoy the feel of the cool, crisp but smooth high thread count 100% cotton. And with the contrast colour on the reverse and a gorgeous jacquard pattern effect in the weave that catches the light in such a stylish way too, I just love how it looks – especially with my newly improved eyesight!
We have four colour options for you to choose from, and a brilliant price, so do take a look while you still have time!