Friday, 20 May 2016

20 May : Painting


Glaswegian Jimmy has been painting the outside of the house. It is an exhausting experience. We start the day with a discussion of his new shed or 'man-cave' as he prefers to call it because he is installing a full size snooker table, and at this point there might be a diversion into his promising career as a semi-pro snooker player. By mid-morning he is telling me about houses he has decorated and showing me photos of kitchens the size of my garden. If I have not escaped by lunch time I might be treated to a history of his relationship with The Pogues or an analysis of Brexit. At the end of the day, after a final session describing wallpaper made out of pig skin (apparently it is all the rage in the smart set), my brain feels as though it has shrivelled into a tiny, dessicated lump and I have to lie on the sofa looking at soothing pictures on Pinterest. Despite this acute case of mal du d├ęcorateur life continues so I must wind up the blogging machine to make sure that the days are not lost forever.

9 comments:

  1. I didn't know you had a cat. How did I miss that?

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    1. It is the Visiting Cat who appears if there is anything comfortable to snooze on. She will begin her summer residence on the garden furniture shortly, weather permitting.

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  2. It sounds exhausting. Might I suggest the addition of a g&t?

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    1. MrM would agree - he believes that G&T is the remedy for all ills.

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  3. I was going to say we could do with Glaswegian Jimmy here (our outside badly needs painting), but on second thoughts...

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    1. He wins prizes for his decorating so I'm being stoic.

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  4. This is why I will do ANYthing to avoid having workmen in or out of the house ! I put up with any amount of decrepitude to avoid them. The older I get the harder I find it, and , they will insist on starting at the crack of dawn....it really does make your brain hurt. Good luck !

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  5. He was quizzing me on my knowledge of football today. I think he was quite impressed with my analysis of Man Utd while I was dying inside, little by little. Maybe I will drown myself in Masonry paint as a protest.

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  6. I agree wholeheartedly with susan hall!

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