With the end of lockdown now in sight, we can now start to start thinking about the future and that’s exactly what Margery here intended to do. Before she fell asleep all she could think of was holidays to far flung parts of the globe where she would be invited to urbane parties with exclusive guest lists where she was the guest of honour. She wasn’t yet sure why she was the guest of honour but that’s what she hoped to find out over the next night’s sleep.
Sadly that wasn’t the case. Instead of dreams of living the high life with the world’s elite, she had dreams that left her more exhausted than anything else. She found herself traipsing through clouds like the Care Bears but instead of frolicking in the sun she was chasing ducks but didn’t know why. It was all very confusing for her. On top of that, her teeth kept falling out and growing back every time the ducks would quack at her.
This seemed to go on for hours until at one point when she was within a couple of inches from grabbing a duck when her foot started to sink into the cloud she was walking on. Suddenly she fell through the cloud and was hurtling through the air towards the ever nearing earth. Just as she was about to hit the ground she woke up with a start, knocking the glass of water on her bedside table all over herself and her cat which proceeded to dash from the room clawing her leg viciously as it scarpered for safety. After looking at herself in the mirror and assessing the bags under her eyes and the damage done from the cat she wasn’t particularly looking forward to going back to sleep anytime soon…
I do so like getting a good commission. For this one we had to come up with something that would bring a bit of colour to a tired white board that had been fitted over an old fireplace. As the fireplace is something of a focal point in the room we wanted to come up with something fitting.
After initially going down the slightly obvious route of recreating some kind of actual fireplace (complete with painted flames) we decided that whilst that could be quite nice in wintertime it would be a little odd in summer so we decided to change tack and go with something that would bring a little colour to the room all year round. The Latin text reads ‘There’s no place like home’ and we also have a lovely young lady (in a swimsuit, naturally) who has launched herself from somewhere on high and is about to land safely in the comfort of a large hand that is waiting to catch her. There really is no place like home…
We have already been down to one of our local pubs – The White Horse – a couple of times over the past year or two to do some work in there (both have already been covered. Round 1 here and Round 2 here.) After hitting the gents toilet last time we moved onto the ladies this time. I was surprised at the fact that the girls toilets had a lot more graffiti on them and also their graffiti was much more offensive than the meagre amount in the gents. Who would ever have guessed ladies could be quite so crude and rude… Working in such a confined space as a toilet with very little ventilation certainly leads the air to be thick with all kinds of CFC badness. At least i remembered the mask this time. As we gave the gents a naked horse lady we thought we’d give the girls a little something too – so they got the muscle bound horse man! On the other door we had someone falling out of the sky.
We also revisited a table which we first painted in late 2008 as a chess table – see here. This time it was given a robot disco makeover! Once we’d added the opening times outside and a little paste up in the foyer about the football being on there we were all done and dusted.