D. Barrett Decorating - The Blog

Look Outside Your Window

Summer is coming! Well, it will be soon. Right now I'm watching a nice bit of sleet drive down in between sunny spells. Anyway the summer brings in the exterior decorating season, one which causes a lot of pleasure by being able to work in glorious sunshine with fresh air to despair at finding yourself rained off to a unforeseen shower that on your weather app had no chance of happening!

End of the longest year

Well here we are, finally the longest year we have known has come to an end! It's unlikely any of us foresaw what would happen this year 12 months ago and to say it has been a huge landscape change to us all would be a understatement

Lockdown Randoms Thoughts

I started writing this before lockdown 2, the sequel, landed. Now I think a lot will deem success in a different way. It's just surviving, getting through each day and hoping work will still be there

Restarting with a new normal

The next six months I hope will be the end of all this and things can go back to normal for everyones sake. I have changed my working practice to ensure I work within certain Covid guidelines. Hands are sanitised before starting, I remove all my waste, wipe down where I can and keep social distancing measures in place. Until we are told otherwise I will keep this going for both my own and my customers safety.

Lockdown - Musings and Update

Well its been three months since Lockdown began, three months since I closed up and changed to homeschooling for my two kids. Years ago doing just that, stopping working, would fill me completely with dread but with this I didn't give it a seconds thought.

Covid-19, Our current situation

Due to the school closures and subsequent Government Guidelines, I have no other option to but to suspend trading for the foreseeable future. As most my work is domestic based I do not feel I can guarantee the safety of my customers and my own immediate family by continuing to work through this