Archive | July, 2015

Sealy’s Deeper Sleeper Panel (EviesGran part 3)

20 Jul



SealyI had needed a new pillow for ages as my current ones were getting flat and uncomfortable, so I was highly delighted when the 3rd Sealy Sleep experience was a Sealy Posturepedic Pocket Springback Pillow.

IMAG0421This is the advertising blurb about the Sealy Posturepedic Pocket Springback Pillow.

‘This remarkable pillow offers superb support, whilst helping to maintain the correct positioning of the spine. Pocket sprung pillows are flexible yet provide a good degree of firmness. This pillow is ideal for back sleepers, average frames and sitting up in bed. There are 28 tiny individual springs nestled in memory foam layers that aid air circulation’

Now this was the sleep experience I had been waiting for and I couldn’t wait to put it in a fresh clean pillowcase in a lovely fresh clean bed and try it out!


Now I had a problem with that at first!

I tried to put it in on of my regular pillowcases and after a struggle I got it in! It was as tight as a drum and the ‘give’ in it had no where to go!

Somewhere in my linen cupboard I remembered I had a larger set of pillowcases which I hadn’t used for ages and they had always been too big for my regular pillows….low and behold the pillowcase was big enough and I was all set.

At first the pillow seemed huge, being more than twice the height of my old pillows (which admittedly had been taller when new) and at first it did seem strange and so unlike anything I had been used to. I put my head on it which pressed the pillow down. I lifted up my head and the pillow resumed its original position. No more shaking up the pillows in the morning then!

It was indeed a magnificent pillow but the ‘proof was in the pudding’ and would I sleep well on it?

The answer was ‘Yes’ I did sleep well.  The strangeness of putting my head on the plumpest of plump pillows, dimmed after a few nights and now it seems very natural and enormously comfortable.

Yes , I slept…….and slept………and slept.

Certainly the comfort the pillow brings aids relaxation and encourages a deeper sleep and I love it!

I probably won’t be happy again with my old type of pillow and the whole family are extremely jealous and want one too!

Now have I room in my suitcase for it to go with me when I go on holiday?

IMAG0427Certainly the best ‘Sleep experience’ so far!




Clandestine Cake Club – Spen Valley – 3rd Birthday – Matthew’s Coffee House, Cleckheaton

19 Jul




On Thursday evening, 16th July, 2015, our lovely group of cake club members and their guests met in Matthew’s Coffee House in Market Street, Cleckheaton, to celebrate the Spen Valley group’s 3rd birthday.

Many thanks to Matthew for his hospitality.

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Eleven of us, twelve counting Matthew too, enjoyed these amazing 8 cakes

I handed out quiz sheets during the evening and everyone took part, the winner with 14 out of 20 received a Chocolate Orange as a prize.


Matthew’s Coffee House is a friendly, community based independent arts cafe in the heart of Cleckheaton’s town centre.

Loads of room on two floors, great Fairtrade coffees, freshly prepared food and a supply of newspapers create a relaxed feel.

Artwork changes every six weeks, so you can guarantee there will always be something new to see!

Also selling a selection of books, brand new children’s books and secondhand adults so check out the bookcase when you visit!

Free Wi-fi makes it the perfect venue for business or pleasure!

Matthew’s Coffee House is located on Market Street, adjacent to William Hill, and opposite Jack Fulton.

Just a minutes walk from Cleckheaton Bus Station and the main car park.

Sealy’s Deeper Sleeper Panel (EviesGran part 2)

2 Jul


I’ve never been one for excercise and apart from looking after my grandchildren and tearing around after the little one aged 2, don’t often partake in over exertion so I chuckled when I received my second sleep experience from the Sealy team!

I looked up exertion and this is the definition,  Exertion is the use of physical or perceived energy. It normally connotes a strenuous or costly effort related to physical, muscular, philosophical actions and work. Exactly what I try not to do! Hence the chuckle!

These were the items I received:IMAG0362With these items I was all set to go!

I watched the dvd first and then I unrolled the mat and covered it with the long yoga towl, filled my water bottle and dutifully followed the instructions but only to my own capabilities which as a senior citizen was certainly limited. As a young girl I could never bend and touch my toes, only being able to reach to a yard above the ground, my back just wouldn’t move in that position and I certainly haven’t got any better with age. Also I occasionally have various twinges (sciatica and arthritis) so at this early stage I didn’t want to aggravate these conditions.

Yoga has been proven to de-stress and relax you, in turn aiding and improving sleep, helping to beat insomnia and encourage a deeper sleep and I am sure over a longer period of following the instructions on the dvd, my body will become more supple.

At this early stage, even before attempting any yoga excercises I  found the music and dialogue on the video quite restful so I’m sure they have played their part in aiding me to enjoy a deeper and more restful sleep and certainly worth continuing in the future.