I went out on a spur of the moment jaunt the other day. Having spent too many days idling after the new year holidays, I suddenly had a “let’s go and find more garden furniture” moment. I knew just the place I was heading for. A decent little family run garden and plant centre some way off but always a favourite of ours. We had bought my much admired and coveted patio set there some time ago. I did eventually reach the village, but to my horror I discovered my dear little garden centre was no longer. Instead, brasher national chain garden centre stood in its place. The range of outdoor articles had changed and I was crestfallen at first, but then I spied exactly the thing. A couple of really super steamer loungers that fold into themselves to make armchairs. Ah the old adage, if at first you don’t succeed . . . . . .