I laid in our camper van last week, roof blind open watching the stars, un-spoilt by urban light pollution, we had a wonderful view of the night sky over Aberdeenshire. It was so beautiful I could have watched it all night! It’s not until you get that far away from street lights that you realise how pale the sky at night is. I wish we had been there for the meter shower this coming week, it must be amazing to see it from there!
Needless to say being woken up by the sunrise at 4.30 wasn’t my favourite part of the holiday! I really need a blackout tent!
You see we always had blackout curtains as kids, I think my mother used them as a self defence mechanism. A way to avoid the, “but it’s not night time yet!” shouts during the summer months followed by demands for breakfast at some unholy hour in the morning, and I guess sleeping in the dark is just natural to me!
My children are the same (I guess I learnt those lessons from my mum!) And they hate sleeping in the light! Poor Bernard has struggled so much this year at uni, dreadful blinds in her accommodation leaking sunshine into her room, not fun when you are trying to sleep after a night shift.
Our east facing bedroom has the most wonderful natural light, over looking the garden, it’s a wonderful place to relax with a cuppa on a Sunday morning, but we need to rethink the window coverings, the very heavy curtains we currently have are great for insulation over the winter, but too bulky for the summer months when you want to admire the view! So I’m thinking light weight curtains (can’t bare a window with just blinds – seems undressed in some way to me!) and some blackout blinds for a comfortable nights sleep? Suggestions anyone? Cos right now Badger is looking at the Star Wars blinds from the company VELUX and I have to admit to be sorely tempted myself – we are such sci-fi nerds in this house!
Oh my god – just had the most amazing thought – star wars blinds for the campervan!!! That’s it, I’m off to work out if I can do it – catch ya later everyone!
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