Sunday, August 23, 2015


The dinky mattress I've been using finally gave us the ghost last week, leading to restless nights where I was getting no more than 1 to 3 hours of sleep. On further inspection, I discovered the base of the bed was also knackered. For the past few nights I'd taken to sleeping on the floor, using my yoga mat as a base. It was miles better than using a broken mattress but the novelty wears off fast and it isn't exactly relaxing. It was time to take action. A couple of minutes of browsing on Gumtree revealed that somebody was selling a Futon Company futon just down the road, for just £25. A short while later and it was in my room, cleaned and ready for use. The quality of sleep was way higher than I expected and I didn't want to get out of bed this morning! It's a great stop-gap measure that I would consider using permanently, had I not also found a great single bed in my local charity shop. The bed is made by a company called Vi-Spring, who only use natural materials in their mattress construction. Their mattresses costs and arm and a leg full price, so I've been pretty luck to bag the full bed for £75, including delivery. Looking around my bedroom, my armchair and bookshelf are from a charity shop, my office chair was from work, and my futon was from Gumtree (soon to be replaced by a bed from a chairty shop). I do loves me some good bargains!

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