We have to admit that in the past we have been relative strangers to the domestic pleasures of the paint brush type nature ….
…. but as with our new found culinary skills, we have also found the need to embrace and step up to the stepladder and Dulux Crown
Embrocation Emotion Emulsion …..
When Andy died his beloved fish tank had to be dismantled, because, to be honest, the responsibility of a two Nemos, a Gurgle and a Bubbles plus numerous crabs and anemones would have just laid too heavy upon us …..
……but when they had gone the room seemed so empty and different we decided that perhaps a new look to the lounge might help us to move on and lift our spirits ……
Well …… it all sounded like a good idea in our heads and during robust tea time table discussion, but when we got to the stage when we needed to get out our aforementioned step ladder and actually begin the work Darrell remembered that he doesn’t have a natural infinity for heights ……
…… and just the sight of it gave him a minor nose bleed ….. however, in the words of the Thee Musketeers …. it was a case of “All for One and One for All …. and the realisation that sometimes our fears have to be bitten on the bum and conquered ….
…. and after breathing VERY deeply into a brown paper bag for five or so minutes Darrell was up the aforementioned, aforementioned stepladder and wielding his paint roller like one of the experts from DIY SOS, and the mysteries of magnolia were no longer an enigma to him!
Nigel had wanted to help ….. but we felt it best to contain his natural effervescence by guiding him to sit under the dust sheets to make sure they afforded ample coverage at all times (and to play tents….).
The lounge is now completed and we have faced and tackled another new challenge with, what we think is, great aplomb…., we can now rest on our laurels for a little while ….. or on our new cushions …. which we tastefully co-ordinated to match the gravel and plants in the guppies fish tank ….. what are we like?