That was the week that wasn’t.
There have been better weeks than last week in the annals of time. Let me just say that and leave it there.
Except, maybe, to mention that the house’s Repairs schedule, guaranteed a two week turnaround, has now lurched into its fifth. We can feel it sliding ever further into the dark waters of silence. A sign of things to come, no doubt. Each week we’re told it will be the next week, and when that rolls on, the following. For sure, honest guv’nor, stone the crows and strike a light.
Enough of all that.
Except just to mention that having seen Miss Pimperoony off for a season in Perisher, we drove the four hours to the farm, found the bridge under water and so drove the four hours back again, the Herberts harrumphing in economy class, our stomachs harrumphing in first.
And there were other sundry, eminently annoying things. But be still my moaning mouth!
Recently I have been liking aged mirrors. The sort you can just discern your outline in, but none of the more annoying aspects of self. There is probably a correlation between this growing liking and the passing of years, but enough of that too.
I’ve been thinking of this for the dressing room. Mostly I like plain, but a bit of twiddle in a sea of plain can be a very nice thing.
This is the house of decorating luminary Neisha Crosland, whom I had never heard of. But there you go. The doors are inspired by Marino Meo’s post-war Venetian palazzo. I seem to have a thing for things palazzo atm. Very out of keeping.
Here are some more of those Merciful Mirrors. I like this next one particularly. Pink is a colour I find alamingly often on the periphery of my vision. You know how, when you’re entering a phase dominated by a particular colour, you seek it everywhere? I’m having that sort of peek-a-boo thing with pink at the moment. And it is NOT of my choosing!
And some more:
A while ago I enquired into the cost of antiqued mirror. The answer was not a pretty sight. I know there are DIY kits to be had. Watch out for a blog tutorial featuring rubber gloves, fishing waders, disused baths and skin burns.