After that was over, I decided I quite liked working downstairs, and realised how underutilised my conservatory was, especially now it had a solid insulated roof. So I made it my office.
“Alexa, what is the temperature”,
(I actually have a Vestax portable player, but it is gathering dust in the junk room.)
Whether that was true or not, I don’t know, but ended up buying a decent new manual recliner for just 99 quid. The colour was a kind of bright peach, but I didn’t care – I liked it.
A while ago, my electric piano conked out, beyond my ability to repair (plus, this was about the 4th time, and I was fed up with being in the mood to play, only to find something else had gone wrong with it).
As noted elsewhere, I had a few issues with the installation. I won’t go into details here, but it caused me to be fairly negative about the whole experience. However, that got in the way of the really important question, which is – what is the machine like?
Last year, round about spring time, I thought birds had somehow gotten into the front wall of my house and nested. At times, I could clearly hear movement, and cheeping; right behind where I normally sit, in the bay window. I searched high and low for how they could get to where they were – it seemed a bit extreme. I wondered if it was a single chick that had fallen down from above (occasionally birds get into my loft), and half expected it to die, but it continued for several weeks, which made me think it was getting fed.
It hasn’t done badly – I’ve had it for about 3 years, and considering it has had me sitting on it almost every day, I think it deserves a good retirement. In fact, I was so pleased with it, that I went back to the same company who sold it to me – Chellgrove Office Furniture, in Peterborough.