It's here! The much awaited West Elm Essex bench is in place and already occupied by Belly the Ragdoll. The bench was extremely well packaged and arrived in excellent condition. Most importantly, it looks fabulous - big thanks to everyone who voted!
P.S. Sometimes you just have to laugh and shake your head. After travelling from the US, via Hong Kong, and finally to South Australia, the little bench didn't make it the last 20kms out to the farm. Apparently the local delivery subcontractor doesn't deliver to farms, so Farmer Joe had to make a quick dash into town to collect it from the truck depot!