After more than twenty years of completely different sleeping habits Martin and I now have separate bedrooms. There, I said it out loud! It's a slightly tabu subject it seems but after so many years we have finally come to our senses. Listen to this:
Martin walks around in shorts at home mid winter, never wears socks inside and thus likes the window wide open in the bedroom even with freezing temperatures outside. I on the other hand wear fleece pants, fleece sweater, wooly socks AND woolly slippers almost all year round. I climb into bed with the whole shebang on and maybe peel a sock or two off IF I get warm enough under the duvet.
Martin is an evening person. He gets his best work done about the time I feel it's way past my bedtime. I get up at seven on the weekends after having "slept in" for two hours as my regular wake up time is five.
When Mini was injured back in April and needed a lot of attention we felt sorry for Bonus because we could tell he felt left out so Martin started sleeping in the boatroom and kept Bonus in there at night with him. Not only could I make sure Mini was alright at night in our bedroom, knew Bonus was fine downstairs with Martin but I also realised I hadn't slept so well in years (20+ actually…). Oh, forgot to mention the teensy fact that Martin snores so loud he could wake a bear in hibernation and used to wake me about three times a night.
So after Mini was finally well after more than nine weeks we realised that we had both been able to do our thing, Martin could read in bed all night without me asking him to turn the lights out and I could get up and make the bad early in the morning and start my day without having to wait until he was ready to get up. All too good to want to go back to before.
Hence our new sleeping arrangements. Me upstairs in the bedroom and Martin downstairs in the boatroom. Bliss!
And to the point here, I hear you say. Point is Martin needed a bedside table and because the space downstairs in the boatroom is very limited because of the doorway we built a bespoke narrow wall hung thingy. Just deep enough for those Nautica book he likes to read all night and enough space for a glass of water and an alarm clock.
Wanna know how to build one? Tune in next week for a how-to.