CCC#28: The Paint Job

Outbuildings at Hethel

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #28

Major Marjoram was a trifle discombobulated to find a young man in his garden with palette and easel.

‘And who the blinking blighty are you?’ he bellowed across the hen-pecked yard.

‘Me?’ the young man looked round to see who was calling. ‘I’m Danny. Daniel Crisp. Your wife commissioned me to paint the outhouses. I said I’d do it for free if you grant me permission to sell it on. Biscuit tins, jigsaws, greeting cards …’

‘Bah!’ the major choked on a stream of exclamations. ‘I wanted them painted, not PAINTED.’

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36 Responses to CCC#28: The Paint Job

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    Hahaha!! And English is the language of kings… Love this!

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  2. I am assuming the outbuildings are in Norfolk. When we lived in Shipdham the house and outbuildings were in exactly the same configuration including the small barrier wall at the end of the top/bottom doored section and the overlooking window. The entire Shipdham structure was clunch-work however.

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  3. Can you hear me laughing? Love this!

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  4. Dale says:

    That was hilarious, Crispina!

    Dunno if my imagination will come up with anything decent now…

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  5. Jen Goldie says:

    “Blinking Blighty.” “Hen pecked yard” what fun! I love it! Images of chickens clucking around in my head now 😊 Fun write Crispina 🌼

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  6. Laleh Chini says:

    Great pictures, wonderful read dear.

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  7. But PAINTED is so much better than just painted! Fun story with photo.

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