I was muttering about this to Mark and he went to the shed and appeared with a 1960's fish slice that belonged to his Mum and Dad. I have no idea why it's ended up down here or why Mark would know straightaway where it was - it's hardly heirloom material. In true Tom & Joan style it's been used until it's tissue paper thin. Unfortunately, it was neither use nor ornament for the job in hand but Mark had done his bit and went back to the laptop pretty quickly.
I'm afraid my new paper is very similar to what I've removed. Yes, I've veered towards red again - I just can't help myself. I bought 3 rolls of lovely wallpaper that was white with a shiny flower embossed on it, but when I taped my tester piece up I hated it. It was too insipid, I need to be hit with a dose of colour. So I took it back, swapped it and feel much happier with my second choice.
I think we might be nipping to B&Q in a while for some paint for Thomas' room so I'm going to have a look and see if I can find something that will scrape behind the radiator, unless somebody reads this in the next half hour and can give me a brilliant tip on what to use :)