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Tweedpipe Jul 30th 2019 10:23 am

Wives! Who'd have 'em!
 
It's all in the title.......or rather, perhaps I should rephrase it. French wives! Who'd have 'em?
I've mentioned in a previous post that Mme TP is somewhat of a worrier, and in fact when there's really nothing to worry about - like at the moment, she'll worry!
Over the last month or so I've been brow-beaten that we need to change our mattress. Ok, the bedroom suite and mattress we purchased 12 years ago on moving, so perhaps she's right that the mattress should now be changed. It's taken a short while for me to buy into this, but to ensure that calm reigns I've conceded. We'll get a good new mattress. One point to 'er in the blue corner.
Then she delivered a sneaky, sharp blow which I didn't see coming.
She now informs me that one shouldn't purchase a new mattress without changing the bed frame, quoting: The mattress takes care of comfort while the bed frame provides support, so one must devote as much importance to the bed frame as the mattress. Although she's a brilliant housewife, she's generally devoid of all business sense, so I can't help wondering what promotional web sites she's been reading, and apparently believing.
He in the red corner is ready to put up a good fight, but is rapidly tiring. Should I deliver a knock-out punch, put her up on LeBonCoin for worst offers, or both?
All comments (and offers) welcome. :unsure:

cyrian Jul 30th 2019 12:28 pm

Re: Wives! Who'd have 'em!
 
Hi TP
My DD in London recently changed her mattress.
She went for one of those new ones that is advertised on tv.
Emma??
She swears by it.
Why don't you suggest getting a new mattress to start with and see how it goes.
If Mme TP is in the mood then perhaps it is her OH who next on the "to be replaced" list. :p

BuckinghamshireBoy Jul 30th 2019 12:28 pm

Re: Wives! Who'd have 'em!
 

Originally Posted by Tweedpipe (Post 12716760)
... put her up on LeBonCoin for worst offers, or both?
All comments (and offers) welcome. :unsure:

:)

I find that I am substituting the acronym IQ (IKEA Queen) for OH more frequently when posting.

Just a few moments ago:

"BB, I'm going down to the big Carrefour, can I get you anything?"

Muffled reply from behind sofa: "Whose card are you taking?"

Courage, mon pote.

:fingerscrossed:

mikelincs Jul 30th 2019 3:19 pm

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Originally Posted by cyrian (Post 12716805)
Hi TP
My DD in London recently changed her mattress.
She went for one of those new ones that is advertised on tv.
Emma??
She swears by it.
Why don't you suggest getting a new mattress to start with and see how it goes.
If Mme TP is in the mood then perhaps it is her OH who next on the "to be replaced" list. :p

I've got the 'EVE' mattress as advertised, and yes it's very comfortable..

Jerseygirl Jul 30th 2019 4:30 pm

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Had a memory foam mattresses for around 15 years. Wonderful I can’t feel hubby twitching and fidgeting about. Got one of those electronic beds...if he annoys me I stick him in the zero gravity position. :sneaky:

Chris'nJulie Jul 31st 2019 8:12 am

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My old wife left some years ago, and I later acquired a new one.

However, the mattress (over 12 years old) remains. The bed was bought at John Lewis, and has given good service over the last 12-plus years, however, I like to turn the mattress regularly, but this mattress is layered wool, and extremely heavy, and I am older, and more frail now.

I have been looking at the "Eve" and "Emma" mattresses on line, and have seen mixed reviews.

Can anyone else confirm that they are a good buy - I have always preferred a slightly more rigid mattress, but current back problems suggest that a softer one may be more comfortable.

Can they be purchased in France, and has anyone had any bad experiences with them?

Ta.

cyrian Jul 31st 2019 10:32 am

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Originally Posted by Chris'nJulie (Post 12717128)
My old wife left some years ago, and I later acquired a new one.

However, the mattress (over 12 years old) remains. The bed was bought at John Lewis, and has given good service over the last 12-plus years, however, I like to turn the mattress regularly, but this mattress is layered wool, and extremely heavy, and I am older, and more frail now.

I have been looking at the "Eve" and "Emma" mattresses on line, and have seen mixed reviews.

Can anyone else confirm that they are a good buy - I have always preferred a slightly more rigid mattress, but current back problems suggest that a softer one may be more comfortable.

Can they be purchased in France, and has anyone had any bad experiences with them?

Ta.

There is an advert for one of them on french tv but I haven't paid much attention to it.


dmu Jul 31st 2019 10:39 am

Re: Wives! Who'd have 'em!
 

Originally Posted by cyrian (Post 12717163)
There is an advert for one of them on french tv but I haven't paid much attention to it.

I never pay much attention to any adverts on French TV, but Emma struck me as being a funny name for a mattress. They're both available in France, as per:

https://www.evematelas.fr/

https://www.emma-matelas.fr/

Chris'nJulie Jul 31st 2019 10:42 am

Re: Wives! Who'd have 'em!
 
Thank you - that's helpful. I'll have a look.

Vitalstatistix Jul 31st 2019 11:49 am

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I'd love to have a wife. I'd get so much more done. You guys don't realise how lucky you are :nod:

Chris'nJulie Jul 31st 2019 11:50 am

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They do have their disadvantages...

Vitalstatistix Jul 31st 2019 12:11 pm

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Nah! I'm a wife and I'm brilliant. I just need another me :rofl:

spouse of scouse Jul 31st 2019 12:17 pm

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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix (Post 12717195)
Nah! I'm a wife and I'm brilliant. I just need another me :rofl:

:thumbsup:

Jerseygirl Jul 31st 2019 1:08 pm

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Originally Posted by Chris'nJulie (Post 12717184)
They do have their disadvantages...

How can that be when because they are always right.

Chris'nJulie Jul 31st 2019 1:20 pm

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They may think they are always right. Sometimes it's best to let them think that they are, at other times a little remonstration is appropriate!


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