I did quite a bit of my Christmas shopping at B&Q - on Wednesday of course.
I bought a solar powered garden lantern for friend A - her garden is north facing but it will suit her green beliefs.
A display of the above colour charts caught my eye. I love making hypothetical choices between 'Maraschino Mocha' and 'Garnet Symphony'.
How wonderful to see that Dulux feels confident enough to use this mixed race couple for their advertising. I wish they were in a face to face clinch - but she has got a firm grip on his tool.
Relationships involving a black male and white female have been common enough for years - but not necessarily accepted - as Miles Davis and Juliet Greco found when they left Europe for the US in the early 50s.Remember that song originally by Blue Mink (with Madeleine Bell - Dusty's partner). Some of the words seem dodgy nowadays but I always liked the sentiments.
What we need is a great big melting pot
Big enough to take the world and all its got
Keep it stiring for a hundred years or more
Turning out coffee-colored people by the score
So how about this for 2008....
....but I suppose this is more likely