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COMPLETE COMFORT AND LUXURY IN A COSY THROW BY “Elegear”…

It’s quite difficult to describe how you feel about a throw. I mean a throw is a throw and what more can you say about them except that not all throws are the same. With the recent weather and most of us now shading safely at home a lovely throw blanket to wrap yourself in is just what we need.

I have written previously how I have found even a lightweight duvet painful on my hips and have only bought a lightweight blanket to give us more warmth this winter.

That was until I got this amazing “Elegear” Premium Sherpa Fleece Throw/Blanket in soft reversible faux fur throw/blanket.

It arrived beautifully boxed up and ready to use. I was keen to give it a try and I was far from disappointed. I popped it onto my bed straight away and couldn’t wait to go for an afternoon rest. The fur is so soft on the top I found myself stroking it like stroking a dog which was extremely relaxing. This is definitely the softest and most deluxe blanket I have ever bought.

It measures 130 x 150cm ( 50″x60″) with a plush soft artificial fur surface, has a deep fluffy texture, and has a flat and smooth reverse feeling. This throw blanket comes with super soft artificial fox fur on one side and sherpa lining on the other side, combining flexibility and comfort into one blanket. The Elegear blanket is soft to touch, easy to care for, and lightweight at the same time, which is perfect for me and so easy to use downstairs lying on the settee as well as a throw on my bed. You can buy it from Amazon at £28.99

The solid-hued throw adds instant warmth and color to your space whether you toss it on a bench, drape it across the top of your favorite chair or fold it in half and keep it at the foot of your bed. you’ll love to cuddle up under during afternoon naps and movie nights. It’s machine washable and comes with a one year guarantee.

WHY CHOOSE ELEGEAR’S THROW BLANKET?

  • High-quality artificial fur, soft and comfortable
  • Beautiful, A/B surface design, two-color matching
  • Hygroscopic heating
  • Highly effective antibacterial
  • Thick and warm
  • Available in all seasons
  • Elegear sherpa fleece throw blanket uses a luxurious and soft artificial fur surface. quickly heat up 2 to 5 ℃ and the TOG value can reach 10.
  • High quality craftsmanship gives you high quality quality of life, and there will be no hair loss during use and washing.
  • Enhancing the recent Japanese antibacterial treatment process, Elegear fleece blanket can prevent bacteria growth, take care of your health and that of your family, especially suitable for children and people with sensitive skin!
  • With a floral pattern, Elegear fleece blanket is suitable for interior decoration of sofas, living rooms, beds, chairs, window seats, cars, etc.

My first use of the blanket sent me into a deep sleep in the afternoon and something I was craving for after a couple of rough nights. That night both myself and my husband slept well and felt warm on a cold winters night. I’m counting down to my next sleep with this brilliant blanket.

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SLEEP SUNDAY – 3 MORE IDEAS TO HELP YOU INTO THE LAND OF NOD…

Sleep deprivation is hitting so many more people at the moment. Stress with COVID-19 is the biggest problem then not being as active as usual or unable to exercise all contribute to a disturbed sleep. So, this week on Sleep Sunday I am writing on a few different ways to help you to get to sleep and stay asleep until daybreak.

Something new to try if you have not done so before are these snooze gummies from Starpowa, available from Holland & Barrett @ £19.99 for 30. Or, direct from Starpowa who has them in offer for half price at the moment.


  • Tasty black cherry flavoured gummies formulated for a restful snooze. 
  • Contains 5-HTP, L Theanine, Chamomile, Lavender, griffonia seed, Lemon balm leaf and more. 
  • Herbal ingredients, and vegan friendly.

Starpowa Snooze gummies are formulated for a restful sleep. Each gummy contains 5-HTP, L-Theanine, Chamomile, Lavender, Griffonia Seed, Montmorency cherry, Vitamin B6, Asparagus Racemosus, Lemon Balm Leaf and more,

Lavender contributes to optimal relaxation. Simply take one tasty black cherry gummy per day. I take mine about an hour before I go to bed.

Another great buy is the Nanu Sleep range. If you or your partner have different optimum sleep temperatures then this duvet is for you. Nanu’s Hot & Not duvet can provide ultimate comfort for the both of you. The duvet is split into two seamless halves so you can choose how cool or warm you want to be. Warmth levels vary from 4.5 tog, for those who prefer a cool nights sleep ( that’s me) to a toasty 15 tog (phew) if you prefer the snug as a bug experience. They can also design you a perfect pillow to go with it taking everything in consideration from how you like to sleep to the perfect weight of your pillow. Duvet’s from Nanu start from £50.

Ashwagandha way to sleep. Ashwagandha has been used for centuries in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is known as an adaptogen, thanks to its ability to adapt to the body’s needs, reducing anxiety and stress, and encouraging a good nights sleep. It controls the production of the stress hormones and allows our body to retain natural sleeping rhythms. Try Pukka Wholistic Ashwagandha £20.99 for 60 capsules from Amazon.

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10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GIVE YOUR BODY A GOOD STRETCH…

We are all feeling cooped up at the moment, myself included, and with the awful weather we have had of late, it means many of us are not even getting out for a daily walks.

But stretching your body can be just as useful to your health. Stretching correctly helps keep muscles flexible and strong, which then helps improve joint mobility, posture and balance.

Everyone knows that stretching after exercise is essential for you and it also helps to increase circulation and workout recovery but it can help with many other things as well. Here are 10 great reasons to give your body a daily stretch.

  1. Stretching keeps you flexible, it keeps your muscles supple and strong which has a knock on effect at keeping your joints fully mobile.
  2. Stretching is great for your posture and can release those tight muscles you get from poor posture.
  3. Stretching is good for your health as they say it can help to deliver nutrients to muscles.
  4. Stretching can help lower high blood pressure.
  5. Stretching can help improve your sleep.
  6. Stretching can help relax your mind and reduce anxiety.
  7. Stretching can help to alleviate stress.
  8. Stretching can help with digestion and reduce inflammation and support the intestines.
  9. Stretching opens different parts of your body that have not been moved for a while.
  10. Stretching, they say, can decrease back pain, so it is definitely something I am going to try.

Different ways to stretch include Yoga, Balance Balls, the Melt Method, Tai Chi and Resistance Bands to name a few.

There are lots of videos online on stretching but I have some resistance bands I kept after breaking my foot so with the help of the infographics below I am going to start my daily stretch using those.