Daily Prompt: Being DIY!

Daily Prompt: If you could learn a trade — say carpentry, electrical work, roofing, landscaping, plumbing, flooring, drywall — you name it — what skill(s) would you love to have in your back pocket?

A plasterer!

I’ve always been fascinated by plastering. Years ago, when we were having the downstairs of our house refurbished, I remember standing outside in the garden and looking through the glass of the conservatory, watching as a man plastered our wall. Yes, I probably did look a bit creepy!

Perhaps it has something to do with my perfectionism. It’s so satisfying to see an old, scruffy, maybe cracked wall being given a new life, all of its holes being filled in and smoothed over with just a sweep of the hand. Even the colour is peachy and looks like its been taken out of the Mediterranean!

Yes, I would certainly love to learn plastering!