It was also the beginning of my payback for all the times I’ve missed hosting a gathering due to the state of my living space.
I’ve been friends with these lovely ladies for ages – one of them for my whole life – and none of us could help but notice how our topics of conversation have changed over the last few years.
The subject for most of the afternoon? Bed. And not the activity that might go on there (as it would once have been) but getting the best rest in one.
There was talk of mattress types, thread count, how often you change and clean your duvet and pillows (made me feel very dirty, that one).
There’s no doubting that as you get older your bed becomes somewhere you relish retreating to, as opposed to (as it would also once have been) partying all the way through to breakfast.
It is now the place you necessarily replenish your batteries after a long and often taxing day. (By the way, did you see my post last week on tips for getting better sleep? I promise I’m not going to talk sleep-related subjects throughout the year, it’s just because it’s hibernation season).
We’ve had our bed and mattress for a long time, and it’s one of the things I’m really looking forward to replacing when the time is right (probably after the next house move, unfortunately). You can see it in this post about our bedroom renovation. It does the job, but it’s not one of those beds that instantly rejuvenates you. You know like when you’re at a posh hotel, and you elicit an involuntary ‘aaahhhh’ as you stretch your limbs through the crisp white linen?
With a metal frame, our bed sometimes feels quite cold, so I’d quite like the next one to be upholstered, with perhaps a studded or even tufted headboard.