I`ve got a new house!......
No, I`ve not moved, I`ve just had my hall, staircase and landing redecorated and a bit of dismantling done.
Our staircase when I was a child had bannisters, and I have memories of sitting on the stairs, with all my dolls and teddy on different stairs, when my mother was hoovering in the hall, and pretending we were in a train looking out of the gaps in the bannisters as the windows, the sound of the hoover being the engine
Anyway - during the 1960`s my mother decided she was tired of keep having to dust all the fiddly fancy bannister posts and rails and we had a handiman come and box the whole thing in with sheets of hardboard and then it was painted. Looked very solid, and I didn`t like it.
So, now having the house to myself, I decided it was time those awful sheets of hardboard came off. And what a difference it`s made to the the house. It`s given it a whole new feel and made it seem so much bigger, brighter and lighter as one comes in the front door.