For weeks now I’ve been getting my place ready for my sister and brother-in-law’s impending visit from England. They’re arriving next weekend and will be staying with me for six weeks so I want to make everything as nice and comfortable for them during their stay as I can.

When they were here last time a couple of years ago the house was a bit cold so I decided this time around that I’d put up some new thermal curtains to keep the cold and draughts out. The trouble with that, though, was that I hadn’t touched the walls in the living room from when the previous people were in the house and they were in too much of a mess to leave as they were.

They had left behind a huge number of unfilled holes and those that weren’t empty still had plastic plugs in them. So that problem needed to be dealt with and at the same time, three walls that had been painted a ghastly orange-brown colour could at last be changed to white.

I’m now at last getting to the end of it. I’ve made good and painted everything up to the corner in which I have my computer, so today’s job was to shift it together with all of it’s associated ancillaries and junk and make things good ready for painting tomorrow. And I got it done while at the same time being treated to an awesome light show across the hills and valley to the east of my house.

It was a spectacular little rainbow. We had a chilly northerly wind and a few light showers today and it was during one of the latter that I noticed the rainbow and went out to take a few shots of it. I’ll let them speak for themselves.

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At one time I noticed that a foot of a second rainbow had appeared facing in the opposite direction to the original one.

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Later on while I was still working I glanced out of my window and saw that there was just the one rainbow again, but this time facing in the opposite direction. I guess that this was due to the movement of the sun but I didn’t have the time to drop everything and go out to take another photograph.

But in any case, it was a pleasant interlude in another otherwise boring day’s decorating. Luckily, not much more to do and I can’t wait now to get it all done and dusted 🙂

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