Have a Sit Down!

Seat

 

I’ve been passing this seat on the side of the road a few miles from Tramore for years now and have long meant to take a photo of it.

I’d love to know what its history is, and indeed, what purpose it’s serving now.

It reminds me of a wreck of a HUGE trampoline in our back garden that anyone in their right senses would wonder about.

The trampoline had glory days and was a birthday present for son (19) when he was twelve. He got endless hours of trampolining on it and half the kids in the neighbourhood would be in jumping on it  ’til after dark. When it started to fall to pieces, it became a place where son would lie in the sun or jump with great gingerliness while chatting to pals on the phone.

You wouldn’t hardly know now that it was ever a trampoline but I can’t bring myself to dump it as the dogs have made it their own. They lie on the untorn bits in the sun and sort of bob up and down. Or,  they take shelter beneath when they’re too hot or if it’s raining. So how, could I possibly remove such a useful eyesore that has a whole new life now?

So, to come back to the chair on the side of the road, I’ve no doubt that it had glory days, too, doing what these kinds of chairs are meant to do and probably saw afternoon tea in the garden with homemade cakes and doilies. But what does it do now?

PS. To ‘have a sit down’ about something is a term that I’ve only heard from one person over the years. In her house, it meant to have a family confab about something that was deemed important ~ be it an everyday thing like what to do about a leaky pipe or a more substantial question like whether or not to get a dog.

 

Take Your Seat ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 217

I was all set over the weekend to try and sketch a chair that now lives in our garden but which was once a key part of our kitchen ~ a sturdy wooden chair.

Me on Kitchen Chair Photo: Frank Tubridy
Me on Kitchen Chair
Photo: Frank Tubridy

However, I ended up gadding around the country and with seats on my mind, these two in Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford took my fancy as they differ so much from each other.

Wooden Seat in the Upper Walled Garden, Lismore Castle,Co, Waterford
Wooden Seat in the Upper Walled Garden, Lismore Castle,Co, Waterford
Pink Seat at Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford
Pink Seat at Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford

What chairs or seats capture your imagination?