My Electric Nemesis

When we talk about electrical appliances which ones do we find that we have a love hate relationship with?

Is it the iron as it looks at you from behind a terrifying load of washing.

Is it the Toaster as the smell of burnt toast enters your nostrils.

Maybe, but for me it has to be my alarm clock, my electrical nemesis. Every morning it goes off like clockwork waking me to start my day, disturbing my beauty sleep which is so very needed.

I hate it with a vengeance but I’m sure I couldn’t survive without it. In fact I know I couldn’t. I love my bed way to much. The children would be late for school, meetings would be missed and so much more.

Alarm clocks come in all shapes and sizes.

You have traditional ones like this one here…230446291

Ones that have radios and a Ipod/Iphone dock so you can wake to your favourite tunes.


Or this fantastic one which I really love as it wakes you up in a natural way. I like this idea as I find my alarm clock shocks me into the starting the day.



Seriously you are spoiled for choice. But for me the best part of any alarm is definitely the snooze button.

Five more minutes please.

* This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

Hey, Who needs sleep???

I hate early mornings and I will bribe, pay beg myself out of this parenting shift if I can. My poor suffering husband ( his words) has always been kicked out of bed for that first morning bottle, rousing the kids or if the postman is at the door.

It is a well known fact that I can sleep through any alarm , banging door, earthquake etc.

It’s strange though as this is only the case when Alan is asleep beside me, if I’m on my own its like I have hypersense. the first cry, car doors opening , movement from the kids.

Anyway when I know I have an important start the next day, I really struggle to sleep. Say I have a train to catch, have to get on the road early or the girls have to be somewhere. I just cannot relax the night before enough to sleep probably. This of course isn’t great when you have a jam packed day to look forward to.

This was the case today, my youngest had signed up for a before school archery class and had to be there for 7,30am on the dote.


Again I found myself unable to get to sleep, clock watching, anticipating the alarm.

Well that is until around 6 am when I fell into an exhausted deep sleep and completely out of it.

Then of course at 6,30am I was gently shoved awake by my dear husband as my alarm had woke him and to his understanding the whole of our street.

Why oh why, the only good thing about this was that my daughter had a great time at archery class.

I of course will survive on coffee all day or maybe a red bull or three.

Lucky I love this girl.


My Electric Enemy

That’s it I can’t take it any more!

You are relentless

Invading my mind, my sleep, my dreams

Enough is enough

I know you have a job to do but come on!

A girl needs her rest, her peace.

Constantly watching the seconds, haven’t you ever heard of live and let live.

Each morning you are the first thing in my mind.

Its a curse that I hate you but need you.

You blasted thing.

I will name this foe of mine

My enemy

Let me introduce

Mr Alarm clock.


*yes he is a man, how do I know?
He is constantly annoying ha ha