I had to get the old goat to give the stripped wall a good sanding - I just could not manage that - but once it was done - and washed - I have been able to make a bit of progress.
So - I gave the plain wall a couple of coats of white paint to undercoat and make it all the same. I am going to put 3 strips of wallpaper in the middle behind the sofa - so I marked out where that will go. Then I have given the sides the first coat of lilac paint. I am really pleased with it - I have been saving this wall paper for years. It should be nearly finished by the end of the week. Then next week I can get everything clean and put back in place - and some new dressings for the sofa will be in order.
Actually - seriously - I really have to get on and sort out the living space. All the fleece arrived yesterday. Who needs to get into the room anyway - opps!!!!!