I know someone who has the most immaculate house. It’s not large, that helps of course, but she and her partner have kept their pocessions to a minimum. It’s not stark and bare, but it is tidy and the only things around are quality. Not for her the cheap and cheerful cushions or the ornaments littering the mantle. They have very nice tastes and won’t buy or display anything that doesn’t exactly suit the place. They are also very clean and tidy cooks. They work well together, preparing the meal they share the cleaning up and putting away of every item used. They constantly wash down the surfaces, sweep the floor, empty the rubbish out. Their guest suite is small but so perfectly formed – it is a delight to use the bathroom – divinely clean and sweet smelling. Since my last visit there, I have started being cleaner and tidier. Hurrah we all say!