In case you missed it, last week was ‘National Stationery Week’ (yes, I know, there’s a ‘week’ for everything these days). Having been a stationery geek ever since I first collected novelty shaped erasers at school, I decided this was the perfect excuse to treat myself to a few extra office essentials. Ahem, well, if you can count beautiful gold notebooks, stylish pens, quirky sticky notes and glass mason-type jars for making…

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Ice cream colours or ‘sorbet shades’ are big news again this year, and while I’m not normally a pastel kind of person, these storage jars from Marks and Spencer’s new Spectrum range  are just so tasty I had to give them a mention. They’ve got pleasingly heavy-duty kilner jar-style clasps, and come in lemon yellow, lilac, pale green, sky blue and pale orange. They cost £7.50 for the small size; £12 for…

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