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Take the Health Test!

| October 21, 2014 | 7 Comments
Take the Health Test!

As a Mum, I constantly worry about the health of both my children – it’s my responsibility to make sure they eat the right things, go to bed at a decent time and get enough sleep. But I also know the time will come when they grow up and will be responsible for their own choices so it’s important they know what’s right and wrong. Not only do I need to tell them I need to show them too, by being as healthy as I can be. Continue Reading

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Bedroom of the future #BedroomTech

| October 20, 2014 | 1 Comment
Bedroom of the future #BedroomTech

I love my bedroom, from a quick glance, it looks like any other bedroom really.  It has a vintage vibe, with patterned wallpaper feature walls, and a Lloyd Loom style rose wood bed and matching bedroom furniture.  However we’ve added a few technological touches to make it work and feel more 21st century.  In the evenings if I step up to the bed, I have lighting on sensors that guides my path either to the en suite or into the bed.  We also have a special stereo, alarm and radio system that we can control from our phones or tablets.  Small touches but ones that make the bedroom work for us.

How about pushing this concept even more though, what will our bedroom look like in the future?  Fitted bedroom retailer, Betta Living has teamed up with a technology expert from Gadgety News and the results are really interesting!

bedroom of the future

So this is how they see a bedroom of the future looking like.  Well there are some features that I would definitely like to see happening really soon.

The mirror to the right of the image above, shows an image of you, and your whole wardrobe, so you can choose what to wear.  It gives you style advice by grouping items that work together.  It’s also linked to your diary, and knows what the day’s weather is like, making sure you don’t get caught out in a down pour.  If you have trouble finding that all important accessory to go with the outfit, it will take you to an online store to buy it with just one click.  As online shopping is getting easier and quicker to deliver, its seems so feasible in the future that these will soon be delivered within minutes too.

By the flick of a virtual switch your virtual window pane will also show the vista you want.  Who wouldn’t want to wake up to rolling hills and glorious sunshine or a beach and the sea.  This is something that I will actually be experiencing later in the month on board a cruise ship, where all of the inside staterooms will have a virtual and live view on a screen that looks like a window.  So not that far ahead a concept I feel!

bedroom of the future betta living

I also love the idea of this floating bed, giving light and space making a small room look larger.  This bed however does more than that, and they predict it will rise up to the ceiling and therefore be hidden, giving you even more space.   Coupled with temperature controlled and self ironing bedding with pillows that incorporate SAD lighting.  The mattress will be dual adjustable, depending on what each partner needs.  All of this would all be welcome additions to us, my husband suffers with SAD, I am always cold, and like a soft bed, and my husband the opposite.  The audio arrangement is similar to our own, with Bluetooth speakers, alarm and radio all in one.

bedroom of the future betta living

Instead of photographs of your loved one, how about these 3D images.  I saw something like this being made in America and if its done well, I really like this concept.  Even the ornaments in the room, will be designed by the home owners to their exact requirements, and then delivered to their door.  I have always wanted to do something like this, having such flexibility really appeals to me.

Most intriguing to me, as I have been watching the development of this carefully, is the cleaning of a room.  Well that’s got to be done by a robot hasn’t it!  To have those annoying jobs taken away from you, are my kind of improvements and I look forward to a future with them.

Finally, Betta Living have a fantastic Bedroom Gadget Giveaway on Facebook.  The prize worth £1500 which includes iRobot vacuum, Tivoli radio alarm clock, iMakr 3D mini-you model, Gym in a box, SAD Light, Lightwave RF products. You can follow Better HERE, and enter the giveaway HERE.

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Something for the weekend : Pumpkin Decorating

| October 17, 2014 | 14 Comments
Something for the weekend : Pumpkin Decorating

With Halloween just around the corner, we did a really easy craft after school, pumpkin decorating.  Using some vinyl pumpkin face decals that I cut out using my Cricut Explore, Miss A and I set to work.  This is so simple to do, and looks really effective, I think you’ll agree?  You can make the faces, as large or small as you need depending on how big or small the pumpkins are. Continue Reading

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Plantar Fasciitis : Hotter Shoes

| October 15, 2014 | 2 Comments
Plantar Fasciitis : Hotter Shoes

Some days, I struggle to walk down the stairs when I wake up, I have a foot condition called Plantar Fasciitis .  I do it, but very slowly, taking each step carefully and painfully.  Its something I don’t really mention on the blog, as most of the time I’m absolutely fine, but then it gets triggered and I unfortunately spend months with my feet hurting. I find it so frustrating, and above all annoying.

Stupidly (I now realise) I joined a running club a few weeks ago.  It had been so long since I’d had a flare up, I thought I’d be fine.  I’d forgotten to be honest how much it hurt to walk when I do get it.  Two days after the run, I was ok, then the next morning wham, I got out of bed, and that familiar feeling was there. Continue Reading

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