A place to rest my weary bones

If you got a chance to read my entry in the #Spend20K competition run by BritMums recently (I was one of the winners by the way – woop!), then you will know that there are a number of areas that need attention in my house (well, actually it’s my husband’s house, I moved in, we decided to try for a baby, thought it would take forever, we’d sell and buy somewhere before I’d ever get pregnant ….. uuum, the best laid plans and all that).  Anyway, 5 years later and we’re still here, one of the many areas of contention has been the sofa and armchair.  They are both ancient, threadbare and dusty pink.  I desperately needed a place to rest my weary bones at the end of the day, something comfortable to sit on and that I actually like looking at!

Somewhere to rest my weary bones, place to rest my weary bones
The old …..

In fairness we had talked about replacing the offending pieces of furniture a few years ago, but then the thought of a baby/toddler puking over a brand new sofa, and then an old cat and then a little kitten scratching a new sofa just didn’t appeal.  So here we are 5 years down the line and finally we are in a position to buy a place to rest my weary bones!!! We’ve known what we’ve wanted for a couple of years, just a case of timing.

somewhere to rest my weary bones, place to rest my weary bones
The new

Add a few cushions from Debenhams that we bought on our recent trip to Westfield and voila!

somewhere to rest my weary bones, place to rest my weary bones
with added cushions

We bought this Abbey sofa and matching armchair from Marks and Spencer, and I’ve been super impressed with their service.  We ordered over the phone and arranged for them to remove our old furniture.  We were given a 6 week lead time, firm date to be confirmed nearer the time.  We got our firm date, it was within the 6 week lead time and do you know what, they actually delivered on the day they promised!  I’ve heard so many horror stories over the years – 12-18 week lead times, changed delivery dates, wrong items being delivered.

Well I can thoroughly recommend Marks and Spencer and the service we’ve received.  This isn’t a review, this is just me saying ‘well done’ to a company who has actually provided good customer service and do you know what else – that sofa was made in the UK, explains why they can keep to the promised delivery date doesn’t it!

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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