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Self Portrait Saturday

Those who have been reading this blog know about our little decorating adventure this summer. We spent about 3 months stripping paint, sanding floors and painting. Then we discovered we were moving to Manchester. So we hired someone else to do the painting of the rest of the flat so that we could rent it out. But the front room floor needed be sanded, and we’re too cheap to pay someone else to do it.

So we spent Batman’s last weekend in Edinburgh sanding and varnishing the floor, and we’re getting pretty good at it.

But you know the famous scene in Gone With the Wind where Scarlett is standing up to her knees in mud brandishing a carrot (or is that Claudette ‘I only eat the soft kind’ Colbert?) and vows that ‘As Gawd is mah witness, ah will never go hungry again!’

It wasn’t quite as dramatic, but as I sat on the kitchen floor with Batman, we promised ourselves that as Kipling was our (rather inattentive) witness we wouldn’t sand another floor…for at least three years.