20 November 18: Colour conundrums sorted

Has colour ever helped you to solve a conundrum?

As a trainee reporter, I was asked to find the phone number of a local headmistress for a comment on a story out of school hours. It was pre-Internet (just) so it was a case of using phone directories (thick books full of addresses and phone numbers, for those of you who are looking blank). Unsurprisingly she wasn’t in the most recent one but was in an older one that I’d insisted we kept because a) they might be useful (isn’t that an early sign of hoarding…oh dear…) and b) I loved the sorbet-like colours stacked together. If they hadn’t looked so delicious, they may not have made the stringent colour cut.

Martha, The Colour File x

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