Saturday, 30 December 2017

Villow Replaced

Isn't it funny how things of comparatively little value can take on significance in our lives.  Louis' mangled old muslin squares from childhood are a case in point.  'I need you to know to know how precious clothie is to me.' he told me earnestly at a very young age. 

My V-shaped pillow  is another example.  I even gave it a name, 'Villow'.  It was bought  cheaply years ago and has  been with me through thick and thin.  I take it away when I'm in the motorhome so that I can prop myself up to read and write.

But lately it's been looking tatty.  Holes developed in its case.  More important than aesthetics, I tend to doze off  and it's not really that comfortable as a sleeping aid.  The filling is all lumpy and hard.  So  I've been thinking about a replacement for a while.

Have you seen the  all engulfing 9ft and  12ft U-shaped pillows that you can get now, mainly marketed towards pregnant and nursing women?     They're so  enormous that I'm sure that they're designed to keep amorous partners away.  'He doesn't get much loving these days.'  said a friend who has one year old twins.  'I'm too bloody scared it will happen again!'  Anyway I hankered after one for a while as a Villow replacement.  After all there's no-one sharing my bed to consider. But then sense took hold.  It would be a storage nightmare.  I did a little more research, well actually rather a lot.  Replacing an 'old friend' should not be considered lightly.

This arrived yesterday.  It's the boomerang shaped pillow by Sanggol.  The ties means that it can be transformed into a sort of V shaped.  But when I get dozy it's unfurled.  I slept with my head on one end and the other between my knees last night.    Even though I'm still snuffly with cold it was the best night's kip that I've had in a long time.  And what's to become of Villow?  Well he's been passed onto Louis.  He doesn't care about a few holes!

6 comments:

  1. For some reason I saw it as much smaller than it obviously is! I wish you many more good nights sleep, and also Happy New Year to you and Louis.

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    1. It's about 5ft long. Yes, the best of New Years to you Frances. xx

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  2. I bought just a long I think 4 ft pillow a while ago from lidl -I like it to prop myself up on my past it sofa-think it was £8 x

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    1. Mere lightweight when it comes to those 12ft beasties! Glad it's comfy though. xx

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  3. Hmm, I need something similar but I could not work out how to use the ties on it. I spend a lot of my time in bed (because of Scoliosis) and I have increasingly noticed that I seem to slide to one side which is doing nothing for my comfort. Thanks for the link and please let us know how you get on with yours.

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    1. You tie the ends together and it forms a misshapen donut. The pointy bit which is the middle of the cushion goes at the top. xx

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