Sleeep… zzzzzz….

Just for the record – however not convinced it tells us anything really…

After watching the BBC’s Horizon ‘Monitor Me‘ programme t’other night, we thought we’d try the Sleep as Android sleep monitoring  app.

It simply tracks your movement overnight and creates a graph of high-movement/light-sleep and low-movement/deep-sleep and then reasons sleep ‘cycles’ from this.

A good idea, and if you are having trouble sleeping it might be more interesting to try it, but at the mo. I don’t have trouble sleeping (thanks to the Cit.) The results do sort of match how I ‘felt’ over these sleeps but not sure it tells me much.


All six nights I seemed to stir at 2am and 3am the latter part of the 6-7 hours was more restless than the first few hours.

(Incidentally, I nearly always have a coffee at 9pm – does seem to create problems, it probably would if I stopped the habit)



Our orchid’s awoken, again.

Our orchid went to sleep…

It’s bloomin bloomed again.  {slide-show}

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We’ve had this orchid for about 2 years (Jan 2011), it was selling off cheap £5 from ASDA and looked a sorry sight with flowers dying and generally seemed on its last legs. Somehow it liked its window seat in the kitchen and regained it’s blooms until last summer.

At the start of last summer it dropped all it’s flowers and the stems started browning. In a last ditch attempt to keep it going I pruned the stems to the third widget thingy and it sat like a stick in the mud (with leaves) for 6 months.

In December the stems started budding again and 3 months later we have 3 flurs!

Happy daze.

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.” ― Homer, The Odyssey