Even on a summer evening I can be found covered in a knitted throw so it’s somewhat surprising I have only just purchased an electric blanket. And I flipping love it.
There’s something distinctly ‘nannish’ about the sight of a controller sticking out from beneath your mattress but I’m not embarrassed in the slightest about what’s going on beneath my sheets.
I’ve become accustomed to a hot water bottle of an evening but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago I was reminded of the merits of the plugged in device.
I’d mentioned to my mum I’d been having trouble sleeping due to a chilly bed so when I was home in Sheffield she urged me to have a demonstration of her new purchase from Morrisons. In fact she was so keen for us to give it a whirl she practically tucked in James and I. Once we’d got over the inappropriateness of both of us laying in my parents’ bed we were unanimously convinced. It was positively balmy.
An evening of Amazon research later we’ve ended up with a very low cost Lloytron BEAB Approved Double Superior Under Blanket
with dual controls and a toe warming feature. I feel like I’m in heaven with my hat on even if I am sleeping on a layer of polyester and other man-made fibres.
I thought the dual control switches would be a must-have but I was gutted the other day when I realised I’d put mine on heat setting ‘one’ and James on ‘three’. He was gutted when he came to bed five minutes later to find me on his side of the bed.
Times have most definitely changed. I now own an electric blanket, a slow-cooker and a pair of sheepskin slippers. I even listed to Classic FM on the way to work the other week. This was mostly due to the fact I had got completed confused with the buttons on my radio but you get the idea.
Anyone else enjoying their electric blanket? Any other purchases you’ve bought that you originally thought were age-inappropriate?