I know that we're in the dismal depths of winter but let's have a little chat about the new Spring Summer 17 homeware range from Matalan. It has just hit the shops and it's a little bit special. Gorgeous greens, zesty yellows, and a touch of tribal influence for those of you who like your interior decor with an exotic flavour. These are pieces that are going to add a much needed touch of colour and comfort to your home while the days are still so short and dark. Don't get me wrong, I like the cosiness of winter, layering blankets over beds and sofas, and warming my hands on hot cups of tea, but I also like to introduce lighter, brighter products and fabrics in to my home at this time of year to combat the post-Christmas comedown. It stops me from missing the glitz and sparkle of December quite so much.
I think we all know that resolutions are a little bit rubbish and unlikely to continue beyond the first few days of January, particularly if they involve giving up gin or chocolate in exchange for an attempt at running around the block and performing a few half-hearted lunges along with Davina or the latest celebrity to bring out a fitness DVD. However, I do like to use the start of a new year to have a think about exciting adventures and plans I can fill my brand new diary with. Blank pages are wonderful but fun-filled pages are even better, aren't they?!