Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Any Colour, so Long as it is Green and Cream


Spud the dog brings latest update on the decorating saga

I’m still here, mum is still painting, mind you she is also zipping around the place in her usual manner, so I can’t say she is totally focused on the job in hand. Progress is not swift. I’m not sure what I think of the colour scheme, it seems a bit bland to me, Mum keeps waxing lyrical about a ‘natural palette’   being ‘so this house’ no matter how high I jump (and I can jump very high) such comments are way over my pretty little head and floppy ears, I haven’t a clue what she is talking about. Apparently the colours have names, like ‘Hessian’ and ‘Drab’ for dogsake, you might as well call  them sackcloth and ashes, how dull can names get. Personally I’d have gone for something a bit more cheerful, such as ‘Dog Bowl Blue’ and ‘Best Ball Red’, but no one asked me.

In the canine colour spectrum, I’d describe the  Hessian colour as being the same shade as a well chewed butchers bone, I’ve already discovered its shade isn’t dark enough to hide my paw prints (mum had to clean the wall of my muddy marks in between coats of paint, you can imagine how well that went down). As for the green, its difficult to describe (I do however know that mum slaps the stuff all over the place and Dad (Mr Uhdd) is waiting for a sunny day so to paint the front door in the same colour (but he doesn’t really ‘do’ colour, or so he makes out, he leaves that to Mum, he is however very good at buying 3 meters or 2×2 and DIY stuff like that, so each to their own I say.) Anyway, this green, I’ve decide it is the same shade of green as me, when I’d been climbing the Christmas trees,

Drab dog green-2

So there you have it, ‘Springer spaniel Green’  that has got to be far more exciting name than Drab. Mum says to tell you that lichen and Dulux paint are equally difficult to remove from a dogs coat.

(and that there is still some snow lying on the hills)

waiting for spring-2


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

8 thoughts on “Any Colour, so Long as it is Green and Cream

  1. Spud, you are having such a busy week! It’s all very exciting. I like the green, whatever it’s named.

  2. Wow Spud! You are a wonderful writer, I don’t think Maggie even understands what this laptop is all about. A delightful, enteraining and educational post, thank you x

  3. I think it’s a lovely green — for a kitchen.

  4. Hahaha! Very funny. I know of that springer spaniel green and I’ve seen it before. It goes eventually, and doesn’t have to be cut out of the hair like gloss paint out of a carpet.

    I also know of dog bowl blue, and come to think of it, we are considering painting our own kitchen in something like that colour. (Is it like the lining of some Mason Cash dog bowls?) When the time comes, we will ask Spud for his approval.

  5. Green is beautiful! Look how well it goes on your dog!

  6. dear spud,
    i am so glad she is finally letting you at the keyboard. you need to be heard. dogs are definitely the best judges of green.
    keep up the good work.
    joker the lurcher

  7. Uphill I empathise with your decorating. Cream and Green seems a good choice.
    How much is paint now !!!!
    Its gone off the spectrum. My local paint shop has sadly closed due to the big companies on the retail parks( dont get me started). I refuse to go into the large DIY places. They scare me.

  8. I always thought it would be fun to ‘name’ colors. Springer Spaniel green sounds perfect!! A lovely color!!!

Come on, join in.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s