"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

In Exile

The hall furniture has been shifted

And I have been banished.

The sitting room’s redecoration begins today.


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I shall seek asylum in the bedroom.


5 responses

  1. But have you got a Farrow & Ball paint chart to peruse?

    December 6, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    • ¿Qué?
      I’m just a simple Malabar man. The walls are “ivory”, the wood work “mahogany” and the coving “biscuit” – throughout!
      This makes annual repainting much simpler.

      Early next year the exterior will be repainted in “Jodhpur”

      December 6, 2010 at 9:26 pm

  2. I should take leaf out of your book. Our repainting around the repairs has been stymied by my inability to remember the original paint colour. I had to chip some paper off and take it into Homebase to be scanned and identified as Jasmine.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:13 pm

  3. We are halfway {almost} through Advent … the exile should soon come to an end.

    December 6, 2010 at 10:19 pm

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