A heavy hail shower this afternoon gave way to a rainbow, in the village of Hope,
if there is a pot of gold at the foot of this rainbow, I could use it, I foresee expenditure ahead.
I went to Hope to collect Tom from one of his mountain biking forays, oh boy, how muddy can a boy get? But by the time we got home the sun was out and the air was still, extra large rain drops hung around, on the scots pine
and the washing line
It’s been a frustrating sort of day, I planed to decorate the bathroom, I knew I wasn’t going to get very far, what with ferrying the boys around, but what I hadn’t expected or budgeted on (in time or money) was the fact that the Dulux emulsion paint, that we’ve only had a few months has gone ‘off’ it has separated and has the consistency of gruel. I can only think it is a combination the very cold weather and the new fangled ‘low carbon footprint’ formula.* It was stored in the barn, we’ve stored paint in there for the last 19 years without a problem. Of course Dulux have covered their back by posting ‘protect from frost’ on the label. I used to enjoy decorating, I found it satisfying, but its lost its gloss of late, the new formula ‘satin wood’ paint lack substance and staying power I might as well use a tube of acrylic paint from my craft box. I’m all for environmentally friendlier products, but they ain’t got it right yet.
In other breaking and expensive news, I’ve lost a dental crown. Bleughhhhh.
* I’m especially narked because I’d purposely bought larger cans of fewer colours, so as to be less wasteful.