Monday, June 05, 2017

What a lovely cream sofa!

Some years ago Husband and I said, 'The children have left home; now we can buy a new sofa.'
And I said, 'Oh look! Let's get that lovely cream one.'

The world I inhabit (in my head) is the world of lifestyle magazines where cream sofas always look wonderful - and clean - and children don't drop raspberries on them and dogs don't rub their mud-laden hair against them.

I'm thinking of dying the covers. Black probably.

Even more years ago I remember a young woman who lived with her parents telling me how pleased her parents would be when they got home after their holiday. 'While they've been away I've cleaned all the skirting boards in the house!'
'Wow!' I said, thinking, 'You're supposed to clean skirting boards?' Ours only get cleaned when we redecorate.

I wonder what else I'm supposed to be doing that I don't.

Don't answer that. I'm happy not knowing.


nick said...

Jenny is very keen on feather-dusting the skirting boards. It doesn't take very long but why on earth bother? Which visitors are ever going to notice dusty skirting boards? You might as well dust the roses.

nick said...

Our sofas and chairs are all dark brown. They hide a multitude of sins.

Liz Hinds said...

I just feather-dusted the landing ceiling because cobwebs were beginning to get in my eyes!

You think when children leave home your home might be a bit tidier but I wasn't allowing for me and grandchildren and children who never seem to leave fully and George.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I'm sitting on my immaculate sofa in my immaculate home , wondering what to dust next ....

Liz Hinds said...

Yeah right, sonata! I've read your blog, remember?!