The next problem was the paint for the woodwork. R likes gloss - which I do too but (and it's a big but) it does tend to yellow, which I hate. I wanted a 'no yellowing, brilliant white' paint, which just happened to be acrylic - R hates acrylic. You see, nothing is ever easy. In the end, we went with a satin wood paint, slightly shinier than egg shell, and I'll let you know if it yellows or not. That is, if it lasts that long - R doesn't like the texture. It feels rather rough, compared to gloss and he claims that it shows every brush mark. I'm prepared to live with the brushmarks as long as they're white brushmarks and argue that no one sane actually goes round fondling the skirting boards. He would rather have it smooth and yellow! Does anyone else have similar decorating problems or is it just us? If anyone can recommend a brand of white, gloss paint that doesn't turn jaundiced as soon as you turn your back, we'd be very grateful! Anyway, at least it's finished. Now we just need to do the living bit of the room, the kitchen, downstairs loo, hall, stairs and landing and then the bathroom - don't get me started on the bathroom!
There have been a few happies this week -
Another trip to Oxford:
The main purpose of the visit (apart from the fact that I just like going) was a trip here:
Which meant that I could have a bit of sock action in the school car park waiting for E:
..... and indeed he was!
Toodle Pip for now. x