I’ll be the first to admit, I have really struggled over the last couple of weeks.
I’m not naturally a ‘morning person’ and having to drag myself out of a cosy warm bed is hard for me on most days.
However, on wintery mornings — when there’s a chill in the air and frosty patterns are decorating the windows — I find it extraordinarily difficult to rouse myself.
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Chocolate Coins for Breakfast
We were totally spoilt in this department at Christmas too which is probably the reason I’m finding it so hard now.
As well as being magical due to the fact that the twins were really aware of what was going on (for the first time since they arrived), Christmas has the added bonus of an alarm not going off each morning, so we were also lucky enough to have a lie in practically every day.
We left the children to slumber and some mornings didn’t hear their little sing-song voices until almost 9.
This meant leisurely lie-ins for me and my boy; toast and tea in bed, with the papers. Sometimes with chocolate coins for breakfast.
It reminded me of weekends, before we had the littles.
I’ve spoken before about the love affair I have with our giant bed and also how lucky we were quite recently to be given a new mattress to test out.
And along with the mattress, I also thought it was also high time we treated the bed to some lovely new bedlinen. Now, for all my love of colour and pattern, I’ve always been a fan of very plain bedding.
I chose a white duvet cover and pillowcases from Habitat; with coordinating grey cases for the second pillows. With a pop of colour from a fab pelican patterned cushion and a monochrome geometric throw.
I can’t quite put into words how lovely this bedding range is. I’m not a fan of crisp sheets — I’d rather my sheets freshly washed but a little bit crumpled.
And aptly, the name of this particular range is ‘Washed’.
It has a soft texture and a relaxed look and feel, due to the fact it’s been stonewashed.
So cosy, so soft and so difficult to get out of in the morning!
Hard To Get Up
All in all, it’s a winning combination but, needless to say, the mix of soft, snuggly bedding and a super comfortable mattress does not make it easy to get up each morning.
Christmas is well and truly in the past; but I’m still yearning for long, lazy lie-ins with the addition of some chocolate coins for breakfast.
Anyone else struggling to get up at the mo?
PS — I’ve just created a little video, sharing my thoughts, on our fab new Leesa mattress. Pop and have a look.
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.