Somehow, I was a little slow in catching up with the “John Lewis furniture nightmare” scandal this week.
I still don’t know who said what. There are many in our own country who can’t afford to furnish their homes even with charity shop furniture let alone furniture from John Lewis which they would think as luxury.
It is sad when politicians are oblivious to how their fellow citizens live.
Recently I was listening to a programme on radio about a little boy from East London who was missing school a few times a week every week. Upon investigation by his teacher, it transpired that he was missing school because his family could only afford one pair of school shoes that he had to share with his sister. On the days he was absent from school, his sister was able to go to school!!!!! I found it very hard to believe that this was happening here in England because these are stories that you hear happening in third world countries!!!!
By the way, here in our Vicarage, almost all our furniture are hand me downs. I don’t know who they belonged to as the person wanted to be anonymous. They have been with us for years throughout our moves to the different Vicarages. Just very grateful to have a sofa to sit on!