New Stoep Furniture

Discussion in 'Isaan Homes/Gardens and Land D.I.Y.' started by Yorky, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. Yorky

    Yorky Fullritis Member

    OK, it's only one table and one chair but what more do you need?

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  2. Coffee

    Coffee Surin Dinosaur

    What happened to your beautiful wood rocker that put George to sleep ?
  3. CO-CO

    CO-CO You chose a custom title

    None....if you are a Billy no mates!

    Do you not interact with Mrs Yorky on the stoep?
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  4. Yorky

    Yorky Fullritis Member

    It's still here. The new stuff is for eating from.
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  5. Yorky

    Yorky Fullritis Member

    Very rarely. She eats either on a mat on the floor or down at the fat lady's restaurant (where she is eating at the moment).

    We ate together last Christmas.

    table 6 s.jpg

    Or was it 2018?
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  6. Yorky

    Yorky Fullritis Member

    I Christened the table and chair when eating my afternoon snap.
  7. Yorky

    Yorky Fullritis Member

    Accepted but we do have 6 more chairs in the house which may be relocated to the stoep but the majority of visitors tend to prefer sitting on the stoep rail anyway.
  8. Prakhonchai Nick

    Prakhonchai Nick You chose a custom title

    I have to admit that when Yorky first mentioned his stoep, I had to consult Google. It is a word that I never came across in my time in the UK
  9. Merlin

    Merlin Surin Founding Father

    I'd heard of Dutch and Afrikaans stoeps, and recognised them as a kind of porch as well as being the Dutch word for step - and also pavement. A connection with Yorkshire baffled me until thinking of the famous limestone pavements in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Any connection Yorky, or pure coincidence?
  10. Croc

    Croc Cannot re - Member

    Such a beautifull word, people used to sit on the stoep in front of their house on warm evening talking to neighbours whilst kids play in the street ... it is "old school".
  11. Ivor the Engine

    Ivor the Engine Nowhere man

    Maybe, Nick, its a word that comes from across the water (Thames) ????????
  12. nomad97

    nomad97 Tyrannosaurus Rex Staff Member

    Meaning of stoep in English

    noun [ C ]
    South African English uk

    /stuːp/ us

    a small veranda (= raised area) or set of steps outside a house, where people can sit
  13. Yorky

    Yorky Fullritis Member

    I believe that it's pure coincidence.

    I don't know where I got the terminology. I've never been to South Africa but know a few folks who live there. Perhaps it came from Tom Sharpe?
  14. CO-CO

    CO-CO You chose a custom title

    Fits Yorky to a T...;)
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