Coronavirus Diary 59 – Finally I have something to sit on!

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!







About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including several #1 sellers. I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. I run my private tours company with one tour stated by the leading travel website as being with the #1 authentic London Experience. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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6 Responses to Coronavirus Diary 59 – Finally I have something to sit on!

  1. Marilyn Allan says:

    Hallelujah!! It looks nice!!! Now you can invite friends over to visit!!!👍👍

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  2. Contractions of Fate says:

    Nice sofa, but that’s one King Size Armchair!

    I’ve always wanted a black leather La-Z Boy recliner like Joey and Chandler in “Friends””. Although I could do without the telephone and beer cooler in the arms! One day, one day…

    But what have you been doing all this time? Surely not sitting on a footstool? Or standing!


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    • I know! It’s a bit larger than I imagined. It could do with sticking our 1 foot less but I do like pressing the button and have it transform into something like a bed. I was thinking of Joey and Chandler when I ordered it! Mostly I have been on a beanbag, cushions and stretched out on the wooden floor which isn’t very comfortable really!


  3. Boyer Writes says:

    After retiring as an educator, I decided to do something entirely different, so I opened an interior design studio in the mountains of Virginia. It went really well, but I closed it when moving back to Florida. Now, I’m a writer…less stress in dealing with clients. From my point of view, for a bachelor, you have very good taste. Enjoy the recliner. I think they are a “God sent.” Nancy

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    • Thank-you Nancy. It is turning more homely every day. I can’t wait for winter when I can have a roaring fire and have the armchair all reclined out. I’m glad you approve of my good taste! I think it goes with the house too. I don’t see much point in having a 200 year old house and making it modern inside.


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