Sunday 26 June 2016

Blogversary, A fresh look

You may or may not have noticed that my blog looks a little different. It's been a long time coming and I'm so happy it's all finally finished. You may or may not have come here by a different web address too. (I used to be called "charlotte says what?' )

I've been blogging just over 2 years at this point and as I always say, it's turned into something much bigger than I ever thought it would. I've effectively managed to carve a career from what was originally a bunch of midnight ramblings. My own therapy to help cope with all that was happening.

To be fair it's still a lot of midnight ramblings, but it's also a community.

There was a point where I had no idea what I was going to do with my life, I felt like my illness had stolen everything a way. I was stuck, lonely and quite honestly scared of what the future would hold.

This blog, this community that's come with it, has given me a purpose again. It's allowed me opportunities I'd never have otherwise had, increased my confidence and helped me to help others.

So thank-you, without readers none of it would be possible

Enjoy the new website :) I'm certainly going to be posting more regularly

you can follow along on bloglovin, google+ and by email plus all my social media links , including my youtube, are in the side bar.

All my love

Sunday 19 June 2016

N:rem Sleep System Review

"I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. "

I'm pretty sure the vast majority of people value a good nights sleep. Ultimately, when you clock up the amount of time we spend attached to our beds in a lifetime. It's a fair chuck of time. Thanks to suffering from multiple chronic illnesses, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, my chunk is quite a bit bigger than most peoples.

Unfortunately often our beds, well mattresses aren't designed to be used quite as much as myself or another person living with health issues use them.

I'm sure everybody has had one of those nights where you 'slept funny', waking up in pain. Now Imagine doing that everyday, only with pain before you fell asleep too, sounds like hell right? Well yeah it is, but thankfully N:rem have created a mattress to try and help with that.

Made up of five foam pieces ranging from firm to very soft. N:rem allows you to personalise your mattress to suit you. Allowing you to get a better night sleep and therefore help reduce those morning aches and pains.
BOOM Magic !!

Set up was simple enough, just open the box and go. For me the very first thing I noticed was the strong foam smell so I left the box open 24hours before removing the foam pieces and placing them on the bed.

A leaflet clearly explained everything so it was hard to go wrong (they have a handy helpline if you need help).
Luckily or unluckily depending on how you look at it,for me one of my main problems is back pain, which just happened to be one of the main issues they'd had in mind when making this so I just followed the example layout as shown below.

I admit after trying the example it was trial and error to find the exact format for me personally. Once done though I could instantly tell the difference.

Now because of how much I love this mattress it won't be coming off. Better nights sleep certainly make me a happy bunny.

However I admit there are two down sides, both lucking are easily sorted.
One is the price. With prices ranging from £395 for enough to cover a single (above) to £895 for Super King size its not exactly cheap. Luckily payments plans are available from only £1 a night INCLUDING a 30 day trial.

Another was that my foam pieces tended to move a little in the night. They grip well to the mattress, just I wake up to find they've moved 3 or 4 inches overnight.
How to fix it?? Try using a fitted sheet.

Remember that the foam pieces do add approx 12cm to the bed height. Which may be something you want to keep in mind depending on your personal situation and when buying bedding.

Like I already said, mine won't be coming off, any tiny negatives were outweighed by a reduction in pain levels
Look how happy I am

That's Priceless.

What do you think?
Charlotte xx

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Tuesday 7 June 2016

Who fancies cake?

A couple of years ago I accidentally fell in to blogging. I had no idea what I'd really got myself into, I just knew I loved to write.
Now a days blogging is my full time job and I've been a very lucky girl to be sent some amazing products for review purposes. The latest of which to pop through the letter box was a cake. Yes you heard me a cake delivered right through my door, right next to my credit card bill.

Ok so I better explain the meaning behind this super cute cake. Long story short, some of you may know I moved in with my grandparents last year because of health issues and one of the biggest bug bares is that due to my epilepsy I can't really cook for myself or make a cup of tea.
Everytime I want one someone else has to make it. My Nan bless her must get sick of it 10 times a day. Anyway this cake was just a cute way of asking as well as a thankyou.

BakerDays had an amazing choice of pre designed cakes alongside options to create your own (which is what I did).
Not forgetting a great selection of flavours, including gluten and dairy free all available in various sizes including cupcakes. I went with a vanilla sponge and it was super yummy. We managed to make it last two weeks (mainly because we had other stuff on the go nearer the use by date). Baker days claim their products stay fresh for up to fourteen days, and they weren't lying, this was just as delicious on the last bite as the first.

However gets be honest it's cake why would you leave it two weeks? Who are you and why are you reading this if you don't like cake?

Go check out Bakerdays website and follow them on social media for more info and super awesome foodie pics


Enjoy and let me know what you get ?


Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored. However I was sent the product for review purposes. All opinions are my own and in no way was I influenced bu the company.

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