It has occurred to me that if the ceiling did accidentally on purpose fall down because the children were pole-vaulting off the bed towards it then we could claim it on the insurance - thus two problems solved! Perhaps I should go up into the loft and stomp about a lot 'looking for the suitcases'...
Debating new dining chairs at the moment. We have wanted the Eames DSW chairs for ages but they're quite expensive. You can get what seem to be fairly good 'inspired by' copies for £70 - £125 each on various websites but I'm a bit nervous in case they don't turn up or appear to be made of matchsticks when they do. I don't want to make the mistake I did with the horrid ones we've got now. They're brown leather rip off ant chair style from John Lewis. I got them in a panic when pregnant and anticipating holding the first ever family Christmas at ours. After about six months the legs starting splaying, then after another six months one collapsed under my FIL. When I eventually complained to JL they said ' But you've had them more than a year madam!'. So you heard it here first - if you buy a chair from John Lewis its expected working life is precisely one year. Grrr. Anyway, we don't want to make the same mistake again. Husband wants to go to SCP tomorrow and check them out there, but I suspect he will fall over with shock when he sees the price. ( I can't get the SCP website to work but I suspect there wouldn't be much change from £280 each...)
New Year 2014 in Phuket
4 years ago