I don't remember when it was, but I do remember the impact the wonderful Magnolia - Fixer Upper programme had on my husband and I as we had our first ever experience of watching this inspiring and uplifting couple.
I'm not a great one for the January sales anymore. As I have got older I don't seem to be able to cope with the disorder, rails of sale items, tables piled high with last season's rejects and crowds. I prefer instead to bargain hunt all year round.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you can't fail to have come across the huge trend of colouring books for adults. Millie Marotta is one of the foremost designers in this area, illustrating her books with stunning images of animals, plants and insects.
I've been approached on numerous occasions over the years to have my home featured in an interior home magazine but never felt it was up to the scrutiny of those beautiful glossy pages full of immaculate homes and stylish interiors.
Trying not to go into a total meltdown over the impending visit of the photographer from Ideal Home magazine this week, I decided to have a little retail therapy and treat myself to some new bits for my home.