As I was on holiday from work I decorated over a few days, I did the ceiling one day and coving, the orange walls the next and the green walls today. I also scrubbed down all the fitted wardrobes, the window surround was done last week. I always try to something like this when I am off work, last holiday I rubbed down the living room and dining room floors and varnished them. This ensures I don't have to pay anyone to do jobs I am quite capable of doing myself and by breaking them down they don't feel as daunting.
Earlier in the week a neighbour also gave us load of purple slate that he wanted he rid of because he had taken all he wanted out of the bag. This was great as we have that on our garden but it is wearing thin. (You know picking up after dogs, you always get a bit of slate with it!) So I carried that around the back bucket by bucket as the wheel barrow won't fit through the gate. I'm really pleased as we were going to buy some, he wouldn't take anything for it either. Earlier this year we gave him some vintage computer games that were my brothers a big box and a bag full and he was really pleased with those so nice gestures do flow around people.
Back to the decorating and I was going to say that when I decorated youngest son's bedroom I had some white paint left and I just bought some tester pots in a bold blue and made a really good shade of blue for his room, not free but nearly. However people always have odd tins of paint left so if you are in need I am sure a few relatives may have odd leftovers of white left that they may be happy for you to take and if there is a colour in there why not experiment? Paint is such a difficult thing to dispose of and not great for the environment so it is really for the best that we use every last drop once it has been manufactured.
Anyway after the DIY not a lot of sewing going on this week. I did resize the charity shop dress that I bought...