A day of DIY could spell disaster with the kids around so I desperately attempted to think of something that might make it slightly more child friendly. We hauled the sand pit out of the garage and took it over. This bought us enough time to take out about 5 doors. What to do next? I was busy peeling wall paper off in one of the rooms as Ava spotted what she thought might actually constitute a good time. An hour later and her calls of 'mummy, this is F.U.N.' and a nearly stripped wall (well, at child height anyway) confirmed that this indeed was not a bad way to spend an afternoon.