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British Expat Newsletter: June 2011

This month: If you want something done properly... and why it can sometimes be useful to have a bit of DIY skill when local tradesmen aren't quite up to the job.

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The family painting

As I made my way back up the stairs, I was surprised to hear giggling and chattering. It was then that I observed the painted boot prints on the plastic sheeting. I followed them, and was astonished to find that they continued up the wall at the top, and even onto the ceiling. It was as if small and playful elves had decided to join the campaign." Trevor's children decide to "help" with decorating the stairwell.

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Decorating cowboy style

"I find decorating a mindless, boring and utterly unsatisfying chore and sought some musical accompaniment to steer me through. An album of Classic Country and Western seemed appropriate. With the CD wagons beginning to roll, I set to the task of covering myself in paint." Trevor enlists the help of Tammy Wynette, Charley Rich, Johnny Cash and others to help with the DIY...

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