I wanted some garden furniture. I had two chairs, but they are really large beach chairs and when there are two people visiting... someone has to sit in the grass or on another fold-out chair. So, new garden furniture. On Friday afternoon I made my way to a garden center and the first thing I saw when walking in, was a furniture set containing a table, two chairs and a little bench. And they were on sale!
Of course you can't just pick the first thing that you see, so I continued my way in, saw plenty of other sets which I liked and were comfy, but were just too expensive in my eyes and in the end came back to the first set. On the little card it said it would be flat pack as well, which was good, since I only have a very small car.
I bought the set, brought my car round the back and then found out that only the table was flat-pack and the rest... well... wasn't! It would never fit was the general consensus. But I, being of a stubborn variety, disagreed. And with a bit of pushing and shoving I got the two chairs into the back seat and the table and cushions in the tiny boot. I drove home, got everything out and drove back again. This time to get the bench. We tried it upside down on the back seat, but it wouldn't go further than about two inches. We tried it right side up, but still: no luck. In the end, I asked for some rope and tried to get it in the boot. Well, it made it all the way to the front seats, which meant most of it was in the car. A bit of careful driving and I would be in the clear!
So, now I have enough seats for visitors. Unless twenty of them show up and it will still be the grass for some!!