The new furniture has arrived. All of it. At the same time! There were three massive delivery lorries blocking the road while they unloaded ... I have apologised to the neighbours ...
I haven't bothered to photograph the bed - imagine any white two-drawer double divan with mattress and headboard and you will be imagining my new bed. I also haven't photographed the new mirror for the bathroom (which was in the biggest lorry!), but I have photos of the new sofa and chairs for you. They look a bit odd lined up along the wall but I'll explain why later in the post.
|this one of the sofa shows almost the correct colour of the fabric - it's 'stone'|
|the reading chair - so looking forward to cuddling up in this seat to get lost in a book!|
|the single chair, a different fabric and design but it tones in with the other two pieces of furniture|
The workmen didn't turn up today. I was expecting them and haven't had an answer to my text so I'm not too happy as they were going to help move the furniture around. However, the delivery guys were great and fitted everything into the living room; it's the reason why the new seats are all along one wall as the bed was against the opposite wall when I took this photo. The old sofa is taking up a lot of room where the new reading chair needs to go, so it's just a case of living with it for the time being.
The divan base has since been moved to the dining room as I couldn't get it upstairs on my own. I tried to move the mattress upstairs without help but failed on the second bend in the stairs, so phoned my nephew for help. He wasn't in (typical!!) but his wife and the two girls came round to help and between us we got it upstairs out of the way. I then had the pleasure of a mini recorder concert as Little Misses C and H, mattress movers extraordinaire, treated me to a performance of their latest pieces ... once they got their breath back.
Thank you all for your kind words and advice yesterday. I'm feeling a lot better now. As always happens, the head cold only lasted for 24 hours and has now gone on to my chest so I have a cough and my breathing is rattly but, at the moment, is not too painful.