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When we moved into our house, every wall was white. Well, not white. Kind of a french-vanilla-off-white. Everywhere. French. Vanilla.

A few months ago, I decided that we had to have color, somewhere. I figured I’d start with the kids’ room. Kid’s rooms shouldn’t be white. If for no other reason than because it’s too evocative of a blank sheet of paper.

I decided that I wanted to paint most of the room a powder blue and – the fun part – do a section of the wall with chalkboard paint.

At the time, I knew nothing about chalkboard paint except that I’d seen some pictures of rooms with it online and thought it looked awesome. It was very easy to do, even for someone who had never tackled a self-done home improvement project like me.

I went to Home Depot and got a 29 oz container of Rustoleum chalkboard…

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Originally posted on PetrolBlog:

Last week I was present at the launch of the new Bond in Motion exhibition at the Beaulieu National Motor Museum. It was a lavish affair, complete with champagne, celebrities and people who were generally dressed in much smarter clothes than I. Almost immediately I was greeted by the sight of Britt Ekland sprawled across the bonnet of an Aston Martin. Then, within a matter of minutes, I caught sight of Esther Rantzen, Colin Salmond and Eunice Gayson. I don’t recall Esther Rantzen ever being a Bond girl. Maybe she was in the concept film, Live and That’s Life?

Once the tour of the Bond vehicles was complete, I did my customary wander around the car park. You may remember that I spent a quite delightful couple of hours looking around the car park at the Goodwood Festival of Speed?

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