Photo Source: Sitting Spiritually
Buy cheap, buy twice.
I employ this phrase quite regularly. It's a useful way to pretend
you are a prudent investor whilst simultaneously spending far too much
money on an item.
I've said it a lot recently.
The reason? A swing.
You see we have an old swing in the garden but it's becoming a bit
too 'swingy'. I know this is like complaining that rain is too wet or a
Danish drama about murder
is a bit too gloomy, but it is true. Whilst I find it perfectly normal
behaviour for the seats to rock back and forth, it becomes slightly
disturbing when the entire frame follows suit.
Also, in common with most other play equipment, our swing set is only
made for children. In my opinion this is an error. Swings, like
university, free time and youth, are wasted on the young. If I'm buying a
new set of swings I want to make sure I get to go on them.
This (and my aforementioned gravitation towards the pricey end of the market) led me to put in an order last week with Sitting Spiritually.
They have a sturdy, classic design in oak or cedar and, not only do
they take adults as well as children, they even have a drinks shelf
won't be for a few more weeks, but I do get sent photo updates. This
one is of the engraved seats. I may have to put a copy in my purse -
alongside shots of the children.
Sadly, none of this comes cheaply so I am justifying the purchase as
my birthday present. Thankfully it's a significant number this year
(let's pretend it starts with a '3' - it doesn't, but, hey it's my blog)
which makes the extravagance a little more bearable. However, a word
to the wise: "I'd really like to be able to swing on my birthday" is not
such a great phrase to use.