Yesterday it rained, all day long. There was no chance of getting back out to the Brambles, so I donned old clothing and got out my new paintbrush and the can of "Rice cake" satin gloss I got recently and set to work.
The paintwork up the stairs (including this window and 3 doors along the way, not to mention skirting boards, was looking a little shabby and careworn. It was a pale grey-green (to pick out a similar colour in the carpet) and I thought a sort of antique white would be a good look. So out with the masking tape and get busy . . .
I always paint with Radio 4 on in the background. I've not listened to it a great deal so far in 2015 and had completely missed this brilliant series - Gloomsbury, a wonderful parody based on the Bloomsbury set. It had me in stitches (I listened to 4 episodes back to back), and cheered me up no end! Vera Sackcloth-Vest! Then they introduced D H Lollipop (D H Lawrence) and that had me in stitches. Listen on Catch-up if you have a mind.
The finished window and windowseat on the half landing, looking out across the paddock. Job well done. LOTS more to do though - 3 flights of stairs!