Dear Bed… Wish you were here!

Dear Bed…

Are you like us? with six out of ten families in Britain that miss their beds while away on holiday. This is according to a survey by leading bedding company Silentnight, which looked into what made a dream holiday for UK consumers.

Peace and home comforts are top of the list, with 52% of British holidaymakers just wanting rest and relaxation above everything else. 41% of respondents listed a good night’s sleep as a key criteria for a dream holiday, with 75% of respondents saying that fluffy pillows and duvets were more important than a balcony or mini bar in the hotel room.

Yes that is me, I’m such a light sleeper that I very rarely get a full nights sleep away from home. Added to the fact that I have a memory foam mattress at home and I’m just not used to a conventional mattress anymore. This all equals a pretty crabby Mum Dragon who is always pleased to be back in her own bed.

beds on holiday

This doesn’t mean I don’t like holidays, I love to go away. I have been luck enough to have visited some pretty dreamy destinations. Florida is a favourite and I would love to go back. We might have to start saving as the boy has his sights set on a Caribbean cruise. I have also been entering competitions to win holidays, like the one being offered by Silent Night in their “Win the holiday of your dreams competition”.

florida bed 

Sadly only 11% of Brits are confident that they will get to visit all their dream holiday destinations. So I guess I am an exception that I have managed to visit several of my dream destinations. Silentnight want you to have the chance to visit your dream destination with their holiday of your dreams competition, you can find details of how to enter here. They have also given one of my readers the chance to win a prize of a double duvet and pillows, by entering via the gleam app below.
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Silent Night bedding

The Silentnight Dream Holiday survey was carried out with a database of 1000 UK adults to launch its Dream Holiday promotion which offers consumers the chance to win a Dream Holiday, as well as lots of other prizes. OnePoll carried out the research.
Disclaimer I was asked to help promote the Silentniight Giveaway by running this competition.

Terms & Conditions:

The giveaway is open to the UK only

  • It is mandatory to leave a comment in the post comment section answering the question specified. Other tasks completed will gain additional entries. The winner will be checked to make sure they have both left a comment and completed the task for the winning entry.
  • Winner will be drawn randomly after the competition closes at 23:59 on Sunday 4th September 2016
  • The winner will be sent an  e-mail to the e-mail address left at time of entry. The winner will need to reply to the e-mail within 7 days of the notification. Every effort will be made to contact the winner, but if no response is made within the 7 days a new winner will be chosen.
  • The prize details are stated at the top of the giveaway, and may be subject to change if they become unavailable.
  • The prize will be posted by the promoter, unfortunately I cannot be held responsible or replace missing parcels. Please contact me if there is a problem.
  • Please allow 28 days from notification for your prize to be sent out.
  • This competition is listed at: Win competitions at and SuperLucky


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  1. I love the Yorkshire dales – I think there are so many lovely places on our own doorstep to explore

  2. I’d have to agree with Orlando, I’ve been a few times and I can’t wait to take my little boy that’s just coming up to 3!

  3. We love going to France, the food, the people, laid back lifestyle (away from the cities) its just so relaxing…but if I had to pick a fantasy destination that I haven’t visited it would be either New Zealand or The Maldives

  4. I have never been abroad so I love Cornwall or Devon but some day would love to fly somewhere hot and tropical! 🙂

  5. Kansas City, Missouri! My Mum is living there at the moment, I loved visiting her there. It’s a really cool city 🙂

  6. Not very glamourous but I like Weston-Super-Mare. I have mobility problems and various other health issues so I find the sea front and town ideal for me.

  7. Cornwall! Such a beautiful place! I like it out of the main tourist season, Spring or Autumn, for wave watching and coastal path walks!

  8. Fave holiday destination — Northern Italy. Lake Garda, Venice, Tuscany… the whole region is beautiful and great for a chilled out holiday.

  9. Great blog and prize. My favorite holiday destination is Orlando, Florida. Such an amazing place with loads to do and fab weather!

  10. My favourite place I’ve been is Sydney, Australia but I’m determined to visit Disneyland, Florida one of these days. x

  11. New York is a place I’ve always wanted to visit and I’ll finally get there in 8 weeks time, and I’ll be there for my birthday!

  12. Ive recently been to Austira and i have to say its so gorgeous it has opened my eye’s… there for this is my favourite destination

  13. Honestly, Turkey is one of the most beautiful destinations for me, such a shame that they are having difficulties and i look forward to going back one day x

  14. If it was cheaper and closer Hong Kong would be my dream destination every time, I love the whole vibe and the the food is amazing.

  15. I have been very lucky to visit some of my dream destinations, one definitely being Florida and I would love to take our two little ones!

  16. I love to go to Vegas because when I’m tired of the chaos, I can hit the road and and explore my way to the Pacific coast

  17. My husband and I love Italy and would love to live there one day, we haven’t been back since our 2 little ones arrived and we would love to show them the beautiful country.

  18. It has to be Florida – definitely a more than once in a lifetime holiday, once you’ve been you’ll be desperate to go back!

  19. Tuscany is stunning and Iparticularly loved the walled town of Lucca, best pizza Margherita ever, lots to see, easy train ride for a day in Florence

  20. My favourite place to visit is Calpe, Spain. We go every year and love the place. You can go up into the mountains for traditional Spain or walk along the beach and visit the shops.

  21. I went to New York years ago and I absolutely loved it. Would love to go back and also visit New England in Fall to see the beautiful leaves

  22. Austria is my favourite place I’ve visited so far but for family holidays I would choose Portugal 🙂 Both beautiful and the people are lovely

  23. love to be in Melbourne,Australia visiting my best friend and her family who emigrated and misss them dearly.x

  24. My dream destination would be Disney World Florida, however, my favourite destination to date has to be the Dominican Republic.

  25. Loved Disneyland Paris so saving up to go back. But a lovely tiny village called Morwenstowe (right on the Devon/Cornwall border) is a huge UK favourite. Where we stayed you could see the sea out of one window and countryside out of the others. Great horse riding/walking/dog walking area as well.

  26. Absolutely love Iceland, would go back time and time again, always somewhere different to see, from Fire to Ice, wonderful country.

  27. I would love to take my family to Orlando one day, but until then, Great Yarmouth is our favourite holiday spot

  28. i have been to a few places in my lifetime but my favourite place is Switzerland i love the scenery and people

  29. Yorkshire – have had a few family holiday there and have brilliant memories. Looking forward to going back next year!

  30. i love Marmaris in Turkey its soo beautiful, warm, lovely people, lovely food, great cocktails…whats not to love …wish i could visit more often though xx

  31. Our favourite holiday location is Disneyland, usually Paris but Orlando is also Fab, still waiting to visit the other parks around the world

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