Mr S said "first you must get rid of all the algae", and one evening I decided that it was time to tackle the job, so found a stash of sanding paper and a block and set to work. Then with a bucket of hot water, suds and bleach and with a scrubbing bush I set to work. I had remembered to change into decorating clothes and use my gloves, but as one does I took my gloves off at some stage and that is when I must have got my little boo boo! At the time I was so full of verve that I did not notice the injury, and it was only when I was tidying up that I felt the pain. There on the knuckle of my middle finger of my right hand was a flap of skin hanging off the size of a large pea. These last few days it has been giving me gip.
Even though it is a few days since I painted the bench, I still have my little wound but that the flip side is that I can look out of the kitchen window and see some blue, even if the sky is grey.