There are approximately 15 million snorers in the UK, with the the sound of snoring apparently affecting the sleep of around 30 million people and 58% of snorers being between 50-59 years of age.
Most snorers, or rather should we say those with someone in there life that is prone to snoring, have probably tried their fair share of remedies over the years, but if any of the above apply to you and all you’re after these days is a simple good night’s sleep, then luckily online gifting retailer Prezzybox is selling a grow-your-own eucalyptus tree kit and it’s apparently meant to “stop that annoying snoring”.
According to the product description, the Grow Me Eucalyptus Snore Ease is known for its “soothing and healing properties” as “eucalyptus has been used as a night-time aid for centuries”.
The kit includes a pack of eucalyptus seeds, a coconut husk starter pot, expandable compost and a wooden plant marker.
It’s a 4/5 customer rated product and there’s plenty of positive five star reviews from happy customers over the years, so if you’ve been wondering whether it’s worth the buy or not, it may be a good idea to have a read through a few of those to help make your mind up.
One satisfied customer review reads: “Amazing. Before I brought this product my husband snored like a wild boar, it woke me up all the time, but now its like magic the snoring has vanished – I can finally have a good night sleep.”
Another said: “[It] went down well as a joke present for my loud snoring boyfriend.”
“Excellent idea, my wife suggested this for me (don’t know why – I don’t snore), but it emits a great scent of eucalyptus which clears the passage ways for a snore-free sleep” commented another.
If a noise-free night sounds like the stuff of dreams to you then the Grow Me Eucalyptus Snore Ease is available to get your hands on for only £6.99+ delivery from the Prezzybox website here.
Manchester music store Forsyth is giving away free music lessons
Manchester music store Forsyth is giving away a host of free music lessons next month in a bid to inspire people to learn a new instrument, or pick up an old one.
The store is giving new and returning musicians a chance to receive a 10–15-minute free music taster session as part of its Music for All Learn to Play ’22 event.
Taking place across 8 and 9 October between 10am-5pm (8 October) and 1130am-30pm (9 October),short taster music lessons will allow all ages and abilities to have a musical experience that could turn into a lifetime of enjoyment, or even a new career.
Speaking on the free music lesson initiative, Emma from Forsyths said: “The past two years have shown how important music is to all our lives and how it can bring people together even in the most difficult of circumstances.
“We aim to help as many people as possible understand the unique joys and benefits of learning an instrument (or taking part in a choir).
“Anyone interested in learning to play an instrument or looking to pick it up again, should come and join us for this two-day celebration of music making.
“We’re delighted to be part of Music for All’s Learn to Play ’22 event, and we can’t wait to get started.”
OBE Jools Holland, Patron of Music for All, said: “Making music is very important to me. It’s my work, my pleasure, my friend, companion and therapist.
The charity Music for All believes passionately in the unique power of music to change lives and that is why it runs Learn to Play.
Music for All believes everyone should have equal access to music making.
The charity supports disadvantaged music makers by providing cash grants for tuition and instruments and by donating instruments directly.
Celebrated author Dame Hilary Mantel has died ‘suddenly yet peacefully’ aged 70
Dame Hilary Mantel has died aged 70.
The unexpected passing of the critically-acclaimed author whose celebrated career spans nearly five decades has just been announced by her agents 4th Estate Books and her publishing team at HarperCollins in two separate statements released this morning – who confirmed that she died “suddenly yet peacefully”.
The Glossop-born writer was famed for historical fiction work, and was most-known for being the author of the beloved Wolf Hall trilogy.
The statement by her agents confirming her passing reads: “We are heartbroken at the death of our beloved author, Dame Hilary Mantel, and our thoughts are with her friends and family, especially her husband, Gerald.
“This is a devastating loss and we can only be grateful she left us with such a magnificent body of work.”
Mantel’s publishers HarperCollins called her “one of the greatest English novelists of this century”.
The company’s statement reads: “It is with great sadness that AM Heath and HarperCollins announce that bestselling author Dame Hilary Mantel DBE died suddenly yet peacefully yesterday, surrounded by close family and friends, aged 70.
“Hilary Mantel was one of the greatest English novelists of this century and her beloved works are considered modern classics.
Mantel has twice been awarded the Booker Prize, the first time for the 2009 novel Wolf Hall, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power in the court of Henry VIII, and secondly for the 2012 novel Bring Up the Bodies, the second instalment of the Cromwell trilogy.
She was the first woman, and fourth person, to receive the award twice.