There are many things in life that work well on their own, like Harry Styles or bacon sandwiches. However, there are many more things that are better in pairs, or complemented by another thing. In fact, I can think of 50!
- Double Cocoon Chair
Whether you’re curling up with your partner, a furry friend, or you just want a big chair all to yourself, sitting in the Eleanor Double Hanging Cocoon chair is the perfect way to spend an evening in the garden.
It’s created in high-grade aluminium and steel with faux rattan ropework, with plush, removable deep-filled cushions. Designed to seat two, it has a gentle sway on sprung attachments that make the chair not just comfortable, but relaxing and fun. If entertaining is on your list of must-dos this summer, then take note – your friends and loved ones are sure to arrive early to bag their place on the Cocoon chair too!
His isn’t just a chair to bring out on a sunny day. Its high quality materials mean that it’s weather-proof and is perfectly fine to be left outside on a rainy day – just bring the cushions inside! If you want to store the chair during winter, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s fully collapsible and folds down into a compact size.
This stylish Cocoon chair is available in a choice of two neutral colours: dark grey or mocha. Plus, suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, it will look as good on your deck or patio as it will in your conservatory. Available at QVC!
- Gin and tonic
Not just the Queen’s favourite anymore – gin and tonic is the drink of the nation!
What’re you going to do with just one? Spear your food?
- Princess Leia’s buns
This iconic hairstyle might look a bit lopsided if there were only one.
One for sorrow, two for joy – as the saying goes!
- Twix bars
Because once you’ve eaten one, you have to have another.
- Dioecious plants
These plants have either male or female parts on each plant – not both. Lodoicea, or coco de mer, is one example!
Because both feet need to stay warm and dry. This goes the same for socks, too!
There’s never been a better attraction.
Apart from just one species, most animals have two eyes. The only naturally one-eyed animal is a small crustacean from the copepod family!
…Unless you’re Michael Jackson.
- Tea and biscuits
Just don’t dunk them for too long.
- Front teeth
*sings* All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth.
These toys, popular in the 60s and 70s, were made up of two plastic balls on a string. Without two balls, they couldn’t make their infamous clacking noise, could they?
- Saturday and Sunday
Even better when accompanied by a bank holiday!
- Burgers and chips
Who else is guilty of filling themselves up with the chips first?
- Thunder and lightning
It’s always a bit confusing when you see/hear one without the other!
- Romeo and Juliet
Perhaps the most famous romantic duo?
- Ben & Jerry
Another famous duo – but one who makes delicious ice cream.
- Knitting needles
Without two, it’s just crochet.
- Cinema and popcorn
Who sits down to watch a new film without a snack in hand?
It’s a little bit illegal if one isn’t working…
One ski does not a snowboard make.
- Salt and vinegar
Crips, chips, popcorn… so many taty possibilities.
If birds had just one wing, would they fly around in circles?
- Thelma and Louise
The ultimate runaways.
You always need a pair!
- Christmas and snow
It never happens in the UK, but we never stop dreaming about it.
A monocular works just as well, but you don’t want to get wrinkles from scrunching up one eye.
- Law & Order
Law or Order doesn’t have the same ring to it.
- Animals on Noah’s Ark
If there weren’t two of each, who would repopulate the animal kingdom?
- Strawberries and cream
A Wimbledon favourite.
- Campfires and ghost stories
There’s nothing better than getting scared out of your mind while sitting round a campfire in the middle of nowhere…
Otherwise, delicious plants such as Daphne Perfume Princess wouldn’t smell as sweet!
- Father Christmas and Mrs Clause
Guess how elves are made…
- Tennis players
Hitting a ball to yourself is half as fun and twice as tiring.
- Zeros and ones
The very first computers used binary – and it’s still very much in use today.
It’d be annoying if your books kept toppling over.
Hacking at your eyebrow hairs with one side of a pair of tweezers spells disaster.
- Bicycle wheels
Unicycling is just too much effort.
If you had just one curtain, would you pull it over one side of your window? Or hang it in the middle?
- Buy one get one free
Everyone loves a freebie.
- Knife and fork
If you had to pick one to eat with for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
- Lock and key
How else would you store your deepest, darkest secrets?
I don’t want to know what you get up to in your spare time, thank you.
- Cheese and wine
Is there any other way to end a meal?
- Rock and roll
Would Elvis still be classed as ‘The King’ if this genre didn’t exist?
- Husband and wife / husband and husband / wife and wife
…Although I’m going to start a petition to make marrying oneself legal.
What else do you think goes better together or in pairs? Let me know in the comments below!