Come on - even my taste isn't that bad.
Although it is pretty bad. I have just enough taste to know not to trust myself. My impulse currently runs to black 'n' chrome. In fact Mr Ashbless says my taste in home decor runs to 1970s-batchelor-shagpad. I accept his point. I only restrained myself from buying the totally cool black fake-suede curtains because I could picture his look of derision...
Anyway: new things that this experience has taught me:
- The last stage, when they are nearly (but somehow never completely) finished, is by far the most frustrating and wearing.
- I HATE gloss paint. It says "dry in 16 hours" on the tin, but actually it takes a week. How are you supposed to keep a skirtingboard clean and untouched for a WEEK? Actually, how are you supposed to do it for 4 hours, even? It's just a stupid stupid idea.
- Varnish is dry in one hour :-)
- I will never buy from Carpetright again.
- The reason salmon flies are so elaborate is not because they are better at luring salmon like that, but because ghillies used to use fly-manufacture as a means of advertising themselves to rich sports fishermen. (Yes, it has nothing to do with building. The council buildings inspector just happens to be a very enthusiastic fly-tier, that's all. And I thought my hobbies were odd...)