Dear All, After a call from the delivery chaps, I primed my parents for the arrival of our new lounge suite this afternoon. I thought it would be best, having read Norm's post about his new carpet and the distress to Peg. My father went into a predicable financial whinge about 'who's paying for it; we can't afford it; we don't need one; send it back', etc. Mother just looked bemused and worried as usual. The delivery blokes arrived and after being bribed with bag loads of apples, agreed to help me move the old suite out in to the summer house. We then spent a very happy hour or so, unwrapping the new suite and 'testdriving' it and my father forgot all about the money side of things in his excitement of folding up plastic and cardboard and preventing Ollie from being clingwrapped in the process. Anyway - it's installed with parents firmly in situ! The wonderful thing is that they love the colour [burgundy]; it's incredibly comfortable since it actually has very firm seats and a high back for their necks - and the best thing is that my mother can stand up unaided. Getting her in to a vertical position from the old suite was becoming very tricky - it took a good pull on both arms and a decent push from the rear from Dad! It also has removable and washable seat covers. Hurray for that.....! What a relief.