Though we have all now thrown off the lurgy, I am still feeling a bit under the weather, so I decided to do one of those lovely indoor pottering jobs that get ignored when I am busy. All morning I have been cutting up magazines and pasting them into my scrap books.
My name is Jane and I am a magazine addict - the ones with pretty pictures, not the ones with celebrity gossip - and I justify the resulting heaps of paper by claiming that they are essential work tools. Which they are.
I cut out everything that I like the look of - pots of bulbs, beachcomber mobiles, swimming ponds, topiary, zinc topped tables, etc. - and paste them into my books as they come - there are no fancy sections, no captions.
Then when I am looking for ideas I can flick through my pics (some now 12 years old) and be inspired to create something new.