I decided it was time to have a bit of a tidy-up of the art material in my cupboard, and found a few bits and pieces I forgot I had. It was like finding a treasure chest … there were 3 watercolours sets, with lots of loose paint tubes – I haven’t used watercolour for over 10 years!! Various sketch books/pads of paper – not quite sure there were so many of the same size!! A beautiful wooden box of 72 Derwent Studio coloured pencils – a 19th birthday present from my husband, many years ago, which I cannot remember the last time they were used!! And lots of other small bits and pieces. I think the oldest item was an A2 portfolio that my school friend bought me in the mid to late ’80’s. ‘Big sigh’ … note to oneself: must use some of these materials before the end of the year.