Furniture delivery this evening, whilst dodging the flying ants boiling out of the patio (ick ick ick)
We haz a table!!!
And it's flippin' enormous. Six feet by three and a half, and it weighs a ton. Wow. I've been asked to look after it, and make sure the sun doesn't fade it - which is kind of amusing as it was stored in a filthy garage buried under piles of junk. However, I will of course look after it. A tablecloth will be purchased, or possibly sewn from scratch (it is a biiiiiig table) and I'll get some of that waterproof-faced felty stuff to put under it. Apparently this table came out of the castle - I can totally believe it, it looks like it should have pewter plates and a big dribbly candlestick in the middle. And maybe Vikings sitting round it with a whole roast hog. Either that or it should be in a Meatloaf video.
Also delivered is an equally weighty chest of drawers:
as yet unfilled, I'm busy admiring it just now. Apologies for the shockingly bad photograph :-) This is also a lot bigger than it looks. I'm just waiting for some chairs now and I'll be well sorted.