I’ve had the chance to have a proper professional decorator come and do my house out next year. This chap lives abroad and usually comes back to Blighty every February/March to work on heritage houses. Next year seems to be a bit thin on the ground for that kind of work. It seemed an ideal time for him to stay with my family so he can give our glosswork the truly professional finish it deserves! This chap did do work for us several years ago. In one amazing fortnight he stayed over and having a rough idea of the dimensions of the house – provided via a quick video tour – he arrived as planned, put his case down and immediately took a formal sizing up tour and in half an hour was able to say how much he could do in the two weeks available to us. The work included silk emulsion painting all ceilings & walls, taking all doors off ready for woodwork paint and reinstating. Watching him work as he completed each task was such a priviledge – to have a true professional in my house – well !