Sleeping soundly


Well as January draws to a close and all those annual bills like house insurance start flooding in I tend to turn my attention to household chores. Maybe it is that getting-ready-for-spring feeling, I’m not sure, but I start looking for little projects around the house to start cracking on with.

Firstly I had a major spring clean on the bedroom and topped it off with a new duvet set that is featuring as a Today’s Special Value offer early next week. It was amazing that with no major decorating or painting – just a tidy up and new bed linens – how fresh and new the bedroom looked!


The set is from tried and trusted Northern Nights who I have to admit is one of my all-time favourite QVC brands. The quality is just fantastic and the duvet sets wash beautifully time and time again. The set I’ll be launching at midnight on Monday night is called Bembridge Stripe. It’s reversible and comes in four gorgeous colours. I went for the Latte but there is also a choice of crisp White, a very tranquil Duck Egg Green (used in our pictures here), or a soft Heather shade; it was a difficult choice as they are all so lovely. The set is 500 thread count (!) and even my husband commented on how soft the bottom sheet felt. I really feel that Northern Nights linens are one of life’s luxurious necessities and definitely what we deserve to relax into at the end of a busy day.

Something else I think that is always worth reviewing every year is household security. I know it’s not the most glamorous of subjects and most of us would prefer to treat ourselves to something a bit more decorative but I think it’s vital nowadays to protect our homes. I remember attending a Neighbourhood Watch meeting, many years ago, and the policeman hosting the meeting asked us to put ourselves in a burglar’s shoes. “If you are faced with a row of six houses and there’s one that clearly hasn’t got an alarm, which are you going to attempt to get in to?”, he said. That has always stuck with me and alarm systems have become so easy to install now there really is no reason to put it off.

If you need an alarm system, look out for the Response miGuard G5 featuring all day on Saturday. It’s the perfect intruder detector and is completely wireless. It also has some great added remote features that you can use with your mobile phone and can be installed in about 45 minutes,. so no excuses to putting off getting that house alarm any longer! I’ll be with you to launch the system at midnight on Friday night and then we can all sleep a little more soundly in our Northern Nights beds!

Sweet dreams,

Jilly x

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