L– was away for most of the week, so I was at home on my own. I took advantage of the space and the warm weather to finish painting the banisters. (The paint goes on much more easily and dries better when it’s warm.) When we moved in, the banisters were a hideous shade of matte brown paint. I painted the bottom part before we moved in, but didn’t get round to the top half before it was rendered inaccessible by boxes of stuff.