I do love a good lifestyle programme on tv. I try not to put the box during my working hours so 5pm is the earliest I allow myself to do so. I like to get inspiration for upgrading my home and toss the ideas around for a while. There is a certain amount of satisfaction in watching what other people have done to upgrade properties and also, what mistakes can be avoided too. Advice on how to find good reliable tradespeople is essential too. I need to do some decorating and possibly remodelling of my kitchen and utility areas before too long and pointers for what’s available and are good value can be gleaned from a little spot of tv time. I engage local experts in the decor and refurnishing field – they really know how to design a place to maximise the space – taking light, heat and water into consideration.