callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
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I can do IKEA!

No, not actually go to the shop, don't be ridiculous. I've bought a chair online and had it delivered. My cottage is so small that I couldn't find an armchair that would fit through the doorway! So I decided self-assembly was the only way to go and picked



Luckily the delivery chaps were cheerful and not in a hurry and I was very Could you possibly?... and That's so kind of you... and they wrestled it in and put it in the right place for me. I'd been dreading an allen key job but I only had to screw on the feet



and then put on the covers.



This man is doing it quite wrong. The correct method is to kneel on the floor, hold the cushion firmly between your legs and pull. Then you have this:



Somewhere to sit comfortably in a good light to read or knit. Books behind: Jane Austen, Dickens & other classics, Beverley Nichols. Books to the left: Georgette Heyer, Angela Thirkell and Dornford Yates. Because I knew you'd ask.
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  • Why I Hate Ladybirds

    I’ve never read Eric Carle’s The Bad-tempered Ladybird but the menacing expression on the cover bug’s face looks all too realistic to me. When…

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