Make mine a Banksy

This made me chuckle

I can honestly think of nothing better than retiring to bed with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book, only to wake up the next morning with an original Banksy painted on the side of my house.

Imagine the excitement – it would be like Christmas morning, my 16th birthday, school holidays, New Year’s Eve, my wedding and Valentine’s Day all rolled into one big bundle of absolutely fabulousness. I don’t think I’d ever quite get over it.

Unfortunately, it’s not happened to me, but it has happened to the one lucky soul who owns the Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay. As if by magic, a mural of a boy – with a cardboard box on his head – drawing a robot has appeared on the side of the building and caused something of a stir in the town.

Apparently, steps have already been taken to protect it from the inclement Devon weather (good move), covering it in perspex and boarding it up to shield it from the horrors of the modern world. Great idea, and one that probably should have been considered by Hackney Council last year when it decided to paint over a Banksy work of the Royal Family that had been daubed on the side of a building in Stoke Newington.

All together now: Whoops!

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