Cee Neuner’s challenge this week for On the Hunt for Joy is Paint your front door. I can appreciate that a fresh coat of paint in a bright colour would be likely to cheer up the painter and neighbours. The fashion here is for low-maintenance doors and windows, which must not be painted!
With the kind of synchronicity with which my blogging has been blessed over the years, something happened last week that was not unrelated to front doors.
Schools closed as part of the social distancing measures. Our neighbour told us she had stocked up with craft materials for home-schooling. We were surprised on the Tuesday morning to discover a decorated pebble (or rock for US readers!) on our front path. It included the words, ‘Be happy’. On the reverse was a message from the neighbour’s family. After some thought, we placed it on our front doorstep. It certainly brightens it up.