Photo courtesy of Nikola Hristovski
"Throughout March it is National Bed Month in the UK - time for a lie in before learning about the importance of a good night's sleep! Organised by The Sleep Council, the month aims to remind us all of why a sound sleep is good for our health.
Forget the old saying that if "You snooze, you loose." It's thought that a good sleep has amazing properties that make you healthier and happier, and can even add years to your life!
At the Sleep Council website, you can find out all about the essentials you need to have the perfect sleep, and of course, the right bed should be your number one priority. In 1988 a ground breaking study found that by switching an uncomfortable old bed to a lovely new one meant an extra 42 minutes of sleep!
You can put your own bed through an MOT at the site and find out if changing it could lead to better sleep!
I love it when I've changed the bed linen and it has that lovely spring fresh smell. There's no better time to snuggle up under a cosy duvet! There are also lots of hints and tips on how you can improve your night time regime and get more shut eye.
So lie back, relax, and have much more than forty winks this National Bed Month! "
This week is also Time for Cuppa week, organised by Dementia UK.
"Time for a Cuppa - Mmm, is there anything better than a cup of tea? No matter what, it just seems to make everything better! And that's what Dementia UK are working to do: make things better for both people with dementia and their carers. There are around 820,000 people in the UK with dementia. People with dementia gradually lose their memory. This can mean forgetting all sorts of things, like who people are, and activities like washing, cooking and other things.
If dementia has touched you, there's no denying that it's heartbreaking. But Dementia UK can offer support that will ease and soften the load. All they need now - is you! Either in a small or larger gathering, round up some people to enjoy a nice cuppa and a good old chinwag. And what makes every cup of tea? A delicious cake or biscuit of course!
So ... once you have requested your fundraising pack and registered your event online you'll receive a pack of delicious recipes and lots of information about how you can make your event a success. Remember to ask each person for a donation - every £15 raised will pay for the Dementia UK helpline to provide special support for a carer. Find out more about Time for a Cuppa and information about making your donation by visiting the official website.
Why not set up a crossword competition too? Statistics show that doing crosswords keeps the brain active and helps prevent memory loss. Now what that clue to 1 across again ..."
And today is also National Pig Day in the USA! National Pig Day??? Yes, that's right!