As regular readers will know we've been restoring and sorting out a couple of houses here in sunny climes for some time now. Fortunately we've got past the building stage and are now just doing the last bit of fitting out.
Which, as every male knows and dreads, means traipsing around the shops looking at home furnishings. Absolutely not my favourite activity, even if the wife seems to enjoy it all (fortunately, not too much otherwise I'd nver get her out of such stores).
As a way of reducing the pain on me we've been looking at blinds on the internet. Where we are they're a necessity. In the summer, it being sunny climes, we need them to keep the place cool and also to stop the light itself from fading all of the furniture.
In the winter, given the way in which houses here are built for the warm, not the cold, we need them to keep the heat in. So we must have them yet those out of town stores just don't do it for me.
Fortunately, as you can see at that link. I've been able to find a way to get them from my desk. Hurrah! we get to finish the house and I don't have to leave it.