The Coricraft has Landed My Life 16 FEB 2010

If any of you follow either Chantelle or myself on Facebook then you’ll know that last week Chantelle’s long awaited Coricraft couches finally reached us courtesy of the Epping-based factory’s delivery truck, and after an effortless carry through the handy sliding door, our two new oversized babies were sitting snuggly in the middle of our lounge floor.

However, as we suspected, the size of our new addition to the Nagua Bay household proved to be the source of quite a big headache. Too big to fit in our usual configuration, we then had to spend the first night pretty much moving around the whole household to try and come up with a layout that a) actually worked and b) we liked.

Needless to say, this was a lot harder than what it sounds, particularly when you started involving the various odds and ends of furniture and belonging that kept having to be shifted about with each new configuration try-out. But manage we did, and eventually us two grumpy bears found a configuration that fitted and didn’t look half bad, leaving the hard work of getting the place all wired up and neat and tidy again for the next evening – which I dutifully handled by myself for the most part as poor old Chantelle had a late shift to deal with that day! (Convenient eh? :P)

Oh my poor back I tell you!

But as you can see, the flat is back to its fabulous self, the entertainment section has been re-wired and organised, plants and goodies are all in their new places and Chantelle is now back where she belongs – firmly plonked down in a continuous state of sleep, cuddled by love bug and with a cold cup of coffee that I lovingly prepared in front of her.

Needless to say she’s in Nirvana. (And as the guys back in the office can testify to, very VERY excited about our latest acquisition!)

I on the other hand need to get my short legs used to those giant puffy cushions all over again…

(Oh, and if you are wondering why the heck such a light colour if we have furry cats bounding about… blame Chantelle – but hey, I guess that’s what Scotchguard was intended for in the first place! :P)

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About Craig Lotter

South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.

  • Michelle Oosthuizen

    All looks very nice indeed :) Enjoy!

  • I actually lay down on them to watch some TV last night – really, really comfy… I can see why Chantelle loves them so! :)

  • Chantelle

    Correct if I am wrong – but is that sleeping beauty lying there? ;)

  • No, that is in fact a sleeping love bug x2! :P

  • Ryan

    Pray tell, hoow one moves from the lounge to the dinning room?

  • You see the second last photo? I’m standing in the dining room taking it. The space in front of me is how you shift through.

  • Ryan

    mmmm, tight squeeze, but its worth it, the couches do look good

  • Actually, the angles are a bit deceptive. This new layout works really well and moving between the three areas is very easy. Plus, like you say, they do look good! :)

  • Karl

    Cool, I’m glad they fit!

  • Us too, us too! :) (Though on the night after their delivery, I don’t think either of us were particularly confident of that!)