My brother in law Simon and I set to last weekend on an intensive couple of days’ skimming the lounge. The building work we had done in 2005 left us in a bit of a vaccuum for cash and motivation, but this marks the start of the next phase – i.e., “doing up the bit of the house we had to live in while we were doing the other bit”. In the event, the work itself went fantastically well – the ceiling and four walls we skimmed all look just silky-smooth – it’s such a satisfying process when it goes well. We made a mess of the floor (but that was taken care of by using awhat turned out to be a disposable tarpaulin), and were knackered from the instense experience, but it made pleasant a change from all the training! Thanks Simon – my plaster mentor.