It’s hard to believe that I moved house on Friday 31st January and on Monday 3rd February at 10am I ordered my armchair and sofa.
The advice to most of the planet was if you couldn’t go out then at least you can sit on your sofa and read or watch television for a few months.
It’s a bit more tricky to do that when you don’t actually have a sofa and worse still it was being manufactured in Italy and so the delivery time threatened to go on longer than the interminable wait for a vaccine.
Happily and against all the odds, the furniture was delivered this weekend and it actually fit through the narrow doorway with no problem at all…. if only the same could have been said for various bedroom cabinets, mattresses, baths etc etc!
My armchair is an electrical recliner which I imagine might be just perfect for a cosy night by the fire. That cosy night by the fire might well be tonight. Only in London can the previous day be uncomfortably warm and humid and today be very much good fire-burning weather!
And then my three piece sofa which fits just perfectly. The chance to sit down and spread out is so nice and a definite improvement in life. Previously all I could do was lay in bed or make my behind stiff on the wooden floor.
The house isn’t done yet but a living room with nothing to sit on isn’t never going to feel very homely. I managed to spend 7 or 8 hours watching England give the West Indies a hammering on Day 1 of the current cricket match so I’d say it was money well-spent!