Oh the joy I felt when a chum said he was coming over from his home in a nice sunny mediterranean isle to do some decorating jobs with his brother, and would have 2 weeks to help me with my own house . . . I walked him around my house using my iPad on skype, so he could get an idea of the dimensions. He looked, scratched his chin and decided he could do a grand overhaul of the decor in exactly two weeks. I’d have to clear each room of the unnecessary stuff first. Agreed. He worked like a trojan. Every morning from 7am he was at work in his ‘whites’. I didn’t realise until then that he doesn’t do a room at a time – it’s a job at a time. So he did all the ceilings in the first week. Taking doors off the rooms to prepare. Fantastic job was done – my house shone and I still love it, a few years later!