It’s all in the preparation…

It can be amazing just how much preparation is needed in order to complete what appears to be a simple task. Conservation is always our top priority as house elves, even if that means that the preparation can sometimes take much longer than the task itself! Take last Wednesday. A photograph of the pietra dura table in the Great Hall was being taken from above, a simple task you might think….but here is a step by step guide of what actually happened.

Step 1: Cover the table in order to protect it from falling pieces of scaffolding.

Step 1

Step 2: Gather together all the pieces of the scaffolding and protect the floor with dust sheets and wooden boards.

Step 2

Step 3: Build the scaffolding and remove the protective cover from the table. Give the table a good dust ready for its photo shoot.

Step 3
Step 4: Photography time. We can’t wait to see how the professional photographs turn out.

Step 4

Step 5: Dismantle the scaffolding.

Step 6: Phew! Time for a tea break.

Step 6

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