The latest Kidston catalogue appeared through my door recently, and it wasn't called a catalogue at all, but rather a magazine, so I lowered my defences and read it, and ended up buying some pretty things so that our household may take part in outdoor music festivals and 'Best Dressed in the Air-Raid Shelter' competitions.
[Images: Cath Kidston]
I didn't buy the striped blanket, and regret it. "I'll knit one of those!" I said airily to myself, but I shan't really. And now I see that it's described as 'ticking stripe', not just 'stripe', my loss is even greater. 'Ticking' is one of those magic buy triggers, and it doubles prices. But I don't care; these are the people who brought us mono rose. They deserve our money.