A couple of days ago I decided to cheer up the corkboards on which I pin my jewellery – necklaces, pendants and earrings – so got my long-suffering husband to dig through the art supplies he patiently packed away for me a few weeks ago and find my box of glitter and stick-on shapes. I had a great time sticking on butterflies, hearts and stars (second childhood, anyone???) but then made the mistake of wandering into my study and seeing ….more plain walls! So off I went with the butterflies and stars and dolphins and hearts and had a grand time sticking and decorating. My husband walked in, blinked and muttered: “Thank god I don’t live in here” and wandered out looking somewhat discombobulated (he’s into model railways, we live to differ!). Here are the results, plus you get to look at close-ups of my crystal collection, built up since 1996 – although a lot of have been passed on to new owners and some more have entered the ranks of my collection..