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My Del Boy Moment .....

Never in 15 years of lighting, hanging chandeliers, cleaning them changing displays over have we ever had this happen, that was until we met Phillipa...

Lovers of British comedy sketches and television will remember this as a classic forever more, with old Rodders and Del waiting patiently whilst Grandad loosens the chain... the next moment is written in history as one of the funniest things ever seen on TV, the chandelier next door falls down instead ! Hahahahaha  you just cant stop laughing ! Thats until it happens to you!!!

So my old faithful electrician appears this week to help change our displays over, he has a slight cold, something I will always check in future that he is capable of working! 

 So Phillipa comes out of the box,a lovely lady with pretty glass leaves that twinkle as they float on a chrome two tier frame....

Now its a note to oneself maybe check the weight of an item before you decide where to hang it and what fixing is behind the ceiling, this little beauty started life perfectly well being screwed into a plaster ceiling, then the leaves were added one by one, until finally we had 9.5KG floating on two itsy bitsy screws in the ceiling !! Haha not for much longer she thought!!

Down she came with a massive amount of dramatic dust and thuds and smashing taking out two glass lamps beneath, it helped save the beauty a bit, the electrician and I just looked at one another stunned, had a cup of tea cleared up and found we have only destroyed 5 leaves thankfully no one was standing under it...

So in those 15 years of trading never forget to check and double check what you are screwing the light fittings into, a bolt and braces approach can always be the best idea, never forget the power of gravity and the fact that even a 9.5 kg light fitting only has two screws holding it up and if there is nothing behind them it will fall one day.....  

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