Chicken of the Month

 

So, its that time again where we choose another breed of chicken and crown it ‘Chicken of the month!’

This month see’s the Polish chicken or Poland winning the title.  This chicken can be identified, primarily, because of its beautiful crest of feathers which cover their entire head.  You can see this from the picture above of the Silver laced polish cock.  He has a very distinctive white feather with black edging and an impressive plumage of long thin feathers sprouting from the top of his head.

There is a fair amount of controversy in the chicken world as to where the origin of the name Polish chicken came from.  This breed could have been named after the country Poland which would be the first assumption one would make.  There are also theories that it comes from the Middle Dutch word Pol, meaning head, referring to this birds identifying headdress.

This breed has been identified as far back as the 1400’s where chickens of a strong resemblance can be seen in paintings from the era.  The derivation of the Polish chicken is unclear but theories suggest that they were brought to Eastern Europe by Asian Mongols during the medieval times or that immigrants could have brought them from Spain or Italy.

Wherever they came from I’m sure we can all agree that they extremely impressive and can appreciate why they are a firm favourite with chicken fanciers the world over.

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In a Hurry?

 

How often have you left something until the last minute and been left compromising or stuck with something you didn’t really want?  Like most things in life nowadays time is never on our side and we often need things yesterday.

Here at Get Laid beds we have managed to streamline our production process in such a way that you can now get a handmade wooden bed frame in as little as 48 hours!  Gone are the days when you would have needed to order at least two weeks in advance.

We have a number of delivery options available on our website with our standard delivery only taking just over a week and costing as little as £19!  We have a lot of customers who need our urgent service if they have unexpected guests coming to stay or the weight of overly excited children jumping into their bed in the morning has finally taken its toll and everyone has come crashing down. Continue reading

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A Perfect Fit…

 

Are you having trouble finding a bed frame to fit into an awkward room or tiny space?  Well look no further, we can help with those troublesome dimensions.  All of our frames can be customised to your measurements to fit into a small gap or fit snug under beams and windows.

Any of our frames can be customised to suit you.  Whether you have a particular sized mattress you need the frame to fit or you have an odd sized room which needs a specific sized bed to squeeze in.  We can make the legs higher or lower and even give you a bigger headboard.  You might think that a bespoke sized frame is going to break the budget but our bespoke charge starts from only £55.

We also offer a custom service for our mattresses should you need to find one to fit your bespoke frame.

we also have storage drawers and pull out guest beds to match your frame to save space.

We also have a Space Saver range if you are limited for room. These frames are slightly slimmer and shorter, fitting flush with the mattress on top of the frame rather than within it, ideal if you haven’t got an inch to spare.  If you have measured up your room and you’re not quite sure what to do next then please call our friendly customer service team who are ready to help you find your perfect bed frame, the number to call is 02071835464. We look forward to hearing from you and making you your dream bed frame.

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No More Snoozing!

 

How many times have you found yourself breaking your personal record for pressing the snooze button before you get out of bed?  A common problem for most I’m sure and we know all too well how groggy we feel when we drift in and out of sleep for that extra half an hour in the mornings.  How many times have you promised yourself you’ll get straight out of bed when your alarm has gone off?

Just think about what you could do with that extra time in the morning.  Watch the sunrise, walk the dog, go for a run, read the paper or spend quality time with the family before you all head off to school or work.  A number of studies have shown that the snooze button does more harm than good and can often leave you feeling drowsy or less rested than you should after a nights sleep.

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Commonly Asked Questions

 

Here at Get Laid Beds we find we have a number of commonly asked questions which our Customer services team get asked every day and so to help with your purchase and to clear up any questions you may have we have decided to write this FAQ blog to help answer the little questions and save you time. Continue reading

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International Pillow Fight

 

So this month has seen the return of the annual tradition of International pillow fight day.  Across the globe people were gearing up for what is becoming one of the most attended flash mobs the world over. Continue reading

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Chicken Of The Month

 

Here at Get Laid beds we have decided to celebrate a different chicken each and every month.  Many people won’t know about the breed diversity and we hope to show just how fascinating chickens can actually be.

This month we are crowning the most well known of chickens which are the most common and the closest descendants of the first domesticated birds.

In the most recent headcount there was estimated to be around 19 billion chickens in the world which is almost three chickens for every Human being!

Although predominantly bred for Eggs and their meat chickens also make great pets.  They have been domesticated for more than 10,000 years.  Not only can they become great companions but they are ideal to get rid of unwanted bugs and insects.

If you’re looking for a new friend why not adopt an ex-battery hen.  These ladies have worked hard their whole life in far from ideal conditions and deserve a retirement home with lots of space to stretch their wings and a loving family.

If you’re not in a position to re-home a chicken you could always sponsor one and help towards their golden years.

Look out next month for another Chicken of the month.

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5 Steps To A More Relaxing Room

 

In this day and age it can be very difficult to switch off from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Was the cat fed? Are the kids ok? Did I hand that report in on time? There is always something buzzing around your brain. It can very often lead to sleep deprivation and this in turn can cause negative effects on your productivity during the day.

Your bedroom is your safe haven, your place of solace – a world away from the world where you can relax and let your mind and body re-energise….no? Well if this doesn’t sound like your bedroom then try these simple tips to help you relax and turn your bedroom into your new favourite place to be: Continue reading

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Spring Forward

 

Sunday the 29th of March is a date for your diaries, it’s time for the clocks to change. We may lose an hour in bed but we can finally say goodbye to those dark and dingy evenings. Yes, Spring is on it’s way and all the brilliant things that come with it. Daffodils, trees blossoming, lambs springing in the fields, what a brilliant time of year.

With this change comes the inevitable big spring clean. Whilst in the process of cleaning all those forgotten corners around the house why not have a good clean out of all your bedding and get yourself some fresh new sheets.  We also have a range of 4.5 TOG duvets which are ideal for the summer months as it starts to get warmer! And why stop there, treat yourself to a brand new mattress. We’d highly recommend our Pocket 2000 mattress featuring natural wool and 2000 pocket springs to distribute weight and movement. This mattress also come with a 7 year warranty, what more could you ask for?

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March 2015 Is National Bed Month!

 

It’s official; beds are like saints – they need recognition too! According to “The Sleep Council” (yes, its real!) they recognise the month of March as the best time to promote healthier sleeping patterns and they urge everyone to think about buying a new bed and mattress to help achieve this (to be honest that is something we at GLB HQ do all year round!)

With Spring on our doorsteps “The Sleep Council” actively encourage people to consider giving their old mattresses their ‘MARCHing orders -sorry, had to- and invest in a brand new bed frame and comfy new mattress.

People underestimate the importance of their bed and mattress and the innate benefits these things have on both our physical and mental wellbeing. Many people don’t even realise that some of their daily stresses could be (in no small part) down to their current bed or mattress not supporting them the way it should – after years of sleeping on the same surface our bodies are often not even aware there is a problem because we get so accustomed to the feel of it.

Another “nasty” to consider is the amount of waste/dead skin we actually shed into our mattress and bedding (cringe worthy I know, but a fact none the less).

If you have been thinking about replacing your bed and mattress recently then there is officially no better time to do it! Our “Laid Back” customer service team would love to help you find your next bed and mattress. Don’t delay for another year, call us today – it could really change your life!   

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