"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Friday, July 14, 2006

Stripping

It's summer, nearly the end of term and decorating fever is upon me, much to Keith's horror. Not that I'm really a decorating addict; the resultant chaos and confusion is annoying to say the least, but when the house is 15 years old and still has the original paint and wallpaper throughout, I think the time has come to take the bull by the horns (Ugh! That conjures up visions of that appalling Veet ad!) at least downstairs.
So yesterday was spent collecting paint charts and considering colour combinations (maybe white and white?) and working out just how we were going to remove NASA from the immediate scene. To me, this presents an ideal opportunity to make it a little easier on the eye, but to Keith, the very thought is a threat to his happiness.

"We've had burglars!" he announced mournfully when he came downstairs this morning.
"They've taken the wallpaper."

7 comments:

  1. LOL! Keith's got a delightful sense of humour, Jenny. No wonder you love him so!

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  2. Oh, and when I first read today's title, I feared you had decided on a career change. LOL!

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  3. Like to keep you guessing, Dale! ;)

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  4. OOoooo can we have photos of "NASA's lift off?!!

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  5. It sounds like your headline excited Dale. Maybe that's the only way to do a job like that in this heatwave! Phew!

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  6. Jenny, I'm concerned that you haven't written anything since last Friday ! Are your standards starting to slip, or are you practicing your Lulu impression too much and ignoring your adoring public ? ! ;-)

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  7. Will try to oblige when time permits, Michelle.
    Ellee, that's a bridge too far!
    OK, Craig - I know it's you! Wait till I stun you with my vocal chords tomorrow!

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