Tag Archives: decorator

Living with art and a skull (Belle)

The move to my new suite at the National Gallery was delayed by the disappointing performance of the decorators. Their slow work had been further delayed by the discovery of a skull in the skirting board. Now, however it was … Continue reading

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Renovating the renovations (Rousse)

My mother-in-law and brother-in-law AG had spend the night side-by-side in single beds in my old bedroom in Birmingham. I asked them how they had slept. All had been fine, but they suggested that we redecorate the room. It actually … Continue reading

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Upside down rabbits and squirrels, and two escaped cats (Rousse)

It was great to be back home after our holiday. We’d been away so long that I had forgotten the layout of our house. TPR took me through to the small sitting room. He’d arranged for it to be decorated … Continue reading

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When home improvements go wrong (Rousse)

When I walked into the kitchen I noticed that TPR had moved some of the appliances. A huge white freezer stood in the hob’s usual spot, and next to it was the tumble dryer. I also spotted that the sink … Continue reading

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Double decorating disaster (Rousse)

I was furious with the decorator. First, he splattered my brown winter cashmere coat with paint. Second, he was already half-way along the windows of our Georgian flat before he confessed that he was painting them pink.

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Home improvement – with sheep (Rousse)

The house was a-buzz with DIY and related domestic projects. While my university friend SB hosed down the steps to our New Town basement, TPR dismantled the broken external door handle to take for repair by the locksmith. It was … Continue reading

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