The best of the spring weather is about to hit our shores and for the first time in months, families can start to really unwind and enjoy shopping for their homes and gardens. The big out of town emporiums full of furnishings, soft and comfy . . . . curtains and other window dressings. So much choice that used to be available for a Sunday diversionary trip out, denied to us for so long. Will everyone go bonkers and buy up everything in sight – probably not, the art of being patient and choosing new decor and things for the garden will be a newly rediscovered pleasure. We’ve all had time to look at online sites, glance at the magazines on the supermarket shelves and plan. Decorating and the acquiring of materials for it has been rather strained but it has got that promise of always now being back on the weekend agenda, together with the trips to find inspiration in abundance.