Water Tank Crisis Causes Furniture Melt Down

Lots of us dream about having holiday home either here or abroad.  Sometimes we achieve this and when we do, it invariably calls for a refit of some part or other.   I’m recalling here a holiday home in Sussex that my parents shared with an uncle.  Thre were always wrangles over whose responsibilty it was to get the furniture repaired, cleaned, replaced etc.  Then a catastrophe occured – the upstairs water tank gave way and water spilled through the ceiling of the large kitchen-breakfast-dining room.  It completely ruined a lot of the furniture and caused serious breech of brotherly love!  To get it sorted, the wives got in a superb joiner and cabinet maker to completely replace the articles and whilst he was at it, he custom built new kitchen cabinets and a couple for the bathroom – one with infill basin.  So the tale was less sorry in the end.  The finished results are still much loved today.