Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Just in time!

Tuesday was nowhere near a wasted day.  Expecting the delivery of the new chairs, James stayed on the boat for the delivery while Doug visited the nearby YHA to do the washing.


After some confusion by the delivery driver that we were a business premises (and that narrow boats weren’t on his list of delivery destinations) the said chairs arrived during the afternoon and we set to with their assembly.


Half way through the job and one chair looking good.


Second half of the job ……..


……. and we were soon enjoying the comfort that we’ve been accustomed to.  We should say that the chairs were purchased from the same supplier (Oriental Leather) as we used before.  They have been excellent in their service and remarkably good value.  The first chairs were 3 years old and still in good condition but the new ones (same model but uprated) are very nice indeed (and the leather matches exactly with the L-shaped sofa).


To complete a good day we had a visit from friend Justin, who we first met during our week in Sitges earlier in the year.  It was first class to see him again and we had much to chat about.  Thanks for bringing a bottle of wine to aid our dwindling supplies Justin!


As none of us had eaten much during the day we all walked the few hundred yards to The Wharf where we enjoyed a very good meal.  A point of interest here is that this ‘establishment’ was used for the inside shots of  the ground breaking series “Queer as Folk”. (it’s changed a bit since those days Justin says).


It was another quick walk back to “Chance” for a final nightcap before Justin left.  The giant Beetham Tower, still dominating everything around it,  looks good at night.

It was a grand day – with the chairs arriving “just in” time for Justin’s visit.  Thanks for your company, and your amazing and very entertaining humour mate, it was good to see you.  Catch up soon!

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