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Mum-to-be Dionne has no sofa to sit on—thanks to credit crunch

PUBLISHED: 23:48 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:00 05 October 2010

Pregnant Dionne has to squat without her dream sofa

Pregnant Dionne has to squat without her dream sofa

A COUPLE expecting their first baby any time now are having to squat in their own living room without furniture—the latest victims of the credit crunch after Land of Leather went bust. Dionne Cayley and hubby Kirk are kicking themselves for having got rid of their old furniture to make way for the new £600 three-piece black leather suite they ordered eight weeks ago

By Gemma Collins

A COUPLE expecting their first baby any time now are having to squat in their own living room without furniture—the latest victims of the credit crunch after Land of Leather went bust.

Furious Dionne Cayley and her hubby Kirk are kicking themselves for having got rid of their old furniture to make way for the new £600 three-piece black leather suite they ordered eight weeks ago.

“We can’t spend the next however-many-weeks sitting on the floor, especially when the baby comes,” fumed 22-year-old Dionne.

“We paid for the three-piece and I expect it to be delivered.

“I have hardly eaten because I’m so stressed about all this.”

Meantime, heavily-pregnant Dionne and disabled partner Kirk, 24, who suffers with arthritis of the spine, have been sitting on the floor at their home in East London.

Now she wishes she’d shopped somewhere else when she ordered the recliners in November from Land of Leather, in plenty of time for their new arrival.

The sofa was due be delivered to their flat in Bethnal Green by Monday, but it’s out of stock, they’ve been told.

Administrators Deloitte promise the couple’s deposits paid before December 26 is fully protected and they’ll be offered a discount on anything else if their original sofa cannot be delivered.


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