Monday, December 06, 2004

Bark: The Simple Pleasures

I didn't want to get out of bed this morning. Not because I was feeling ill, or because the prospect of going to work was too hideous, but because I'd bought a new duvet at the weekend and I was just too warm and comfortable to want to get up and go out into the cold.

It's amazing how simple a thing can change your quality of life. When my girlfriend and I moved in together, the duvet for our futon bed was only a single duvet, because she'd been living on her own, and had only bought a single to save some money. So for the last three years, we've been constantly fighting for the covers, since the duvet wasn't quite big enough to cover us both comfortably. Well, at the weekend, we were shopping with friends, and our friends had to buy a new duvet for their youngest son, and I was reliably informed that the duvets in Woolworth were rather cheap. Having wanted a resolution to my nightly Duvet Wars for some time now, I decided to see just how cheap they were.

£15. FIFTEEN POUNDS. And this was for TWO duvets. A 4.5 tog summer duvet and a 9 tog spring duvet (which when put together in the same duvet cover, form a 13.5 tog winter duvet). All your double duvet needs, resolved for just fifteen Pounds Sterling. Of course, the actual duvet cover cost £30, but that's by the bye. £45 is a small price to pay for a good night's sleep, particularly one that doesn't involve trying to wrestle a scrap of cloth in the middle of the night away from a woman who's managed to wrap herself up like a sausage roll in the bedding.

It's all well and good having the best DVDs and computer games money can buy, but nothing's quite as nice as having snuggles, wrapped up in a nice warm bed. Technology may come and go, but there'll always be a warm bed to look forward to.

Enjoy the little things.
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