Next week I am off to Scotland for a few days. I am hoping there will be a nice log fire and a few samples of Whiskey to try and keep out the cold and snow. While I am out of the house I have arranged for my friendly decorator to come and decorate my staircase and hallway. It is badly in need of a make-over as the same wallpapaer was on when we moved into the house in 1999. But as the hallway is a catherdral ceiling and an 18 foot drop for wallpaper, there is no way I was ever going to get up there and strip off the wallpaper.

Of course I never thought through the implications of booking the decorator, I soon realised that I would have to spend all my lunch times searching for new wallpaper! After several trips out to B&Q and Focus I brough smaples home for my husband Allan to look at – of course he hated them all. Then he got the task of looking for samples and I hated his choice. Well last night we called at a local independent decorators shop and found the perfect paper. Within 10 minutes of walking through the door I found the perfect paper and bought it! I will take a photo of the before this weekend and then show you the finished hallweay whehn we come back from Scotland.