Tagged: dining table

The dreaded picnic season is upon us

Lots of bags to pack and carry, lots of sandwiches and sausage rolls, fizzy drinks and cold flasks of coffee. (Maybe I make it wrong – mine is hot when I leave home…) Then the hunt for the perfect spot. To sit at a wobbly half-rotten wooden picnic table with the fixed on benches. Looking at a view that is not quite the one you wanted. And you forgot the plates, cutlery, cups or _____ (insert object of choice). Then you have to time it so that you all sit down together – otherwise when Grandad sits this side, Baby Joe goes a-flying from the other-side. (Not saying Grandad is big or anything, just that Baby Joe might be small. Little. Wisp-like if you will…)...

Glass Table Tops

I saw this beautiful picture of this glass table earlier today – and thought Wow! How amazing, and refined and… then I started thinking about it. Legs! No, not table legs. Far, far worse than that. My legs! OK, Ladies – I’m sure that you will understand… When I stand, with the right heels on my shoe – and holding my posture to the best of my willpower – my legs, and especially my thighs, can look rather graceful if not even a little bit gorgeous. Looks of envy (???) follow me as I strut about in my ankle-breaking heels (surely these have to be designed by a man. No woman in her right mind would inflict such stupidity and danger on their fellow species…...

5 Step Guide to Finding the Perfect Place for your Outdoor Dining Table

Today, toddler and I went on a bus ride to the local indoor play barn. I’m not quite sure which bit for him was the most exciting. Maybe it was the play barn (which is his second favorite thing in the world), or the bus journey (which is his favorite thing in the world)… but today I think all things might have been outdone by the excitement of sitting on a bench at the bus stop for 20 minutes watching the traffic go past. This may seem like a bore to a grown-up but to a three year old it is an exciting time. You start by climbing on the bench and then jumping up and down and crawling along it. You investigate underneath it...