What's your vote? #8



"What colour would you like us to paint your house?"


That's a simple question, isn't it? There was a time when I would have given anything to answer that question. In fact, I am pretty sure I was asked that question once and the answer was an explicit..."keep it just as it is". 

For you see, once upon a time, our house in Vietnam looked like this. Until... I moved to Vietnam with the kids, in the summer of 2012.

Pre-Chateau Mango June 2012


Something got lost in translation that summer. Mr. H was living in Ho Chi Minh City and I was back in England packing up the house. When he suggested painting the house, I said to keep it the same colour, Wheat Beige. KISS principle, easy right? The colour of our soon to be house in Vietnam was the last of my worries...or so I thought. 

Between shooting off that response to Mr. H via email and driving up to the house on they day we arrived, something happened. He had some sort of epiphany that said...Wheat Beige is boring, let's try yellow...a kind of orange yellow. He picked a colour on a paint chart and moved on. I missed the memo.


A freshly painted Chateau Mango in July 2012

Yes, it is true. I moaned and groaned about the colour from the get go. I had to wear sunglasses just to move from the front gate to the front door. 


Front gate...Chateau Mango


I wrote about the crazy Mr. H and named the house Chateau Mango after the colour of a ripe mango. I felt a kinship with young James in James and the Giant Peach. I was Jeanne and the Giant Mango



James and the Giant Peach
source

I decided if you can't beat them, join them and got with the program. I decided to embrace Chateau Mango and go forth

So began the story of our Chateau Mango world...inside and out.




..inside and out...



And now...well, I am "Madam" Mango. 
Two and a half years will do that.




I have embraced the mango, 
at least I thought I had...
 until...



We got a call, 
they need to touch up the house 
and can not locate the original paint colour 
and they asked...


"What colour would you like us to paint your house?" 


 Mr. H says it is my call...
Crikey.

So what would you do?

Mango?


or Wheat Beige?



More importantly...which colour do you think
Henrietta Hippo would feel most at home with?



I think I know Tika's vote.

Thank you for your vote!

Sending you warm wishes from Chateau Mango 
for wonderful day/evening!





Feb 8, 2015
28 Day Writing Challenge, #8
Writing from Chateau Mango
Vietnam time

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