I’m not the best sleeper. Okay, maybe that’s a lie. I used to sleep great. The years before we had a tiny human, I used to sleep for 8 hours solid a night. Now I’m lucky if I can get six uninterrupted hours in. So when Simba Sleep asked me if I would like to road test their hybrid mattress I jumped at the chance. Anything to help improve the quality of those six hours, right?

I decided it would be best to have the mattress in our guest bedroom. This is the room that Otis and I (our tiny human) co-sleep in when he’s having a bad night. Meaning, that hopefully all three of us will sleep soundly while still under the same roof.

Simba Mattress Review

So my first impression of the Simba Mattress is it comes in a box, which was unexpected for a mattress as it’s been vacuum packed within an inch of its life, so that this Double mattress can fit neatly into a reasonable sized box. This means if you happen to live in a house which has low head height on the stairs, and you struggle to get a mattress up them, then this is the mattress for you.

Once we took the mattress out of the box and took it out of the vacuum wrapper, the mattress started taking shape pretty quickly and expanding. They say to leave it for 3-6 hours to expand, and 72 hours to completely inflate, but for us within 3 hours it was looking like a deep comfy mattress ready to sleep on.

Now first thing I need to mention which I also didn’t know about Simba Sleep, is that they offer all of their customers a 100 night sleep trial. Which means if you don’t think it’s the perfect match, you can return it at any point within the 100 first nights, and they’ll even collect it for you. You can’t argue with that.

And Simba Sleep also offer a free service to remove your old mattress when they deliver your new one. I mean, thats super handy. Especially for a knackered mum like me, who doesn’t have a big enough car to take ours to the local recycling centre.

Simba Mattress Review

Now the non important stuff that comes with having a new mattress. The look. I say that because let’s get real. We all cover our mattresses anyway with pretty sheets and covers. So does it really matter what a mattress looks like? Well, actually it does matter. To me anyway. Have you ever felt ashamed if your guest was to strip the bed and see what they were sleeping on? As far as mattress’ go, the Simba sleep Hybrid Mattress looks pretty easy on the eye for a design obsessive like me. It has a zip-off, washable and hypoallergenic sleep surface cover which is soft to the touch and easy to clean. It’s blue zip and branding logo against the white quilted top of the cover and grey base are a match made in design heaven. And it looks pretty at home here in my Green spare bedroom.

Simba Mattress Review

So the important stuff -like what it’s like to actually sleep on. Well its its super comfortable. Being a responsive memory foam mattress I was worried I could get hot, but the cooling comfort layer is designed to tackle overheating and give you extra support. It also has conical springs to cradle your body from top to toe and minimise disturbance between couples. And the durable base has been engineered to give you pressure relieving support in all the right places. And I think I mentioned it before, but I’ll say it again. The cover can come off and be machine washed!

Simba Mattress Review

The verdict. The mattress is firm, but supportive in all the right places, and my body feels rested by the morning (well. as much as it can with a 8 month old baby). And as for thinking I would get hot. Even with the heating on, I sleep like a baby and wake up feeling cool and comfortable.

Would I recommend this product? I certainly would.

And if you’re in the market for a new mattress, Simba Sleep are offering you £75 off your mattress, by signing up with the Affiliate link here.

Simba sleep Hybrid mattress Review
Simba sleep mattress box which contains a double.

Simba sleep mattress box which contains a double.

And here’s a little video which my tiny human and I made. Because we couldn’t help but have a bit of fun with the branding. Just look how happy he is…

This Simba Sleep hybrid Mattress was gifted to me by Simba Sleep which makes this an #Ad. No money was taken to review the mattress. All views and opinions are 100% my own. I genuinely would recommend this product.


Flamingo Glass worktop saver by Sarah boddy

As much as I love the latest fad trend, it’s also nice to add something more unique and individual into your home to mix up your style. Shopping online and on the high street can get pretty repetitive and samey if you don’t know where to look for newness, so it was so refreshing to be introduced to a brand I’d never heard of.  Today I want to introduce to you  Sarah Boddy.

Sarah has created a range of unique homeware from her own drawings, drawing inspiration on her Leicestershire country life surroundings, including her own flock of chickens. The range includes stationary, homeware essentials and even wall art inspired by the same collection of country animals which have been beautifully hand sketched.

The homeware collection includes oven gloves, aprons, tea towels, placemats, glass coasters, chopping boards, egg cups, glass worktop savers and cute teapots all designed with one of Sarah's trademark sketches.

My favourite sketch in the collection is the flamingo range. I've got the flamingo glass worktop saver which I keep on show over my oven when its not in use and it acts as a little piece of art in my kitchen, but I also love the bee collection . Now I’m guessing there aren’t many flamingos in Leicester but I blooming love a flamingo so this print definitely caught my eye since I love anything kitsch.

The prices at Sarah Boddy are certainly affordable; egg cups at £7, mugs at £11 and glass work top savers at £24. The perfect prices for gifting. It's a great website to grab some gifts for that friend who loves something a bit quirky.  I love that Sarah's designs are timeless and will fit with any kitchen style – not just your typical country/ shaker, although they would look pretty gorgeous in a country kitchen above an aga,  I also think they work well in industrial kitchens like mine. 

Here are my six top pics from Sarah Boddy. (Including my  flamingo worktop saver).


This sponsored post was in conjunction with the lovely people at Sarah Boddy. I would never consider promoting a product that I didn't love and wouldn't have in my own home.