Coffee is old news – tea has been quietly making a comeback for a while now, which gives me the perfect excuse to splash out on one of these fun teapots from John Lewis (www.johnlewis.com). At £15 each, they’d make a brilliant brithday or cheering-up present for a special friend – especially if you make it a ‘tea for two’ gift by wrapping one up with a pair of brightly-coloured mugs and a big…

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Since posting about the bride and groom gnomes specially created for the Royal Wedding, I’ve started seeing the be-hatted little fellas everywhere. In fact, when I saw these cute gnome flares (above) and candles (below), £7.50 each from http://www.berryred.co.uk/, in this year’s hot bright colours, I even started seriously considering buying one for my own garden. I must be getting old…

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