I got a lovely email from antique shop Phoenix on Goldborne Rd with pictures of their new stock. I love the colours here, especially those coral-pink drawers and the yellow cupboard. How could these fail to cheer you up on a grey February day? Jess at Phoenix offers furniture painting courses using Annie Sloane paint, she teaches paint effects and also restoration. Weekday courses are £95 or £125 on a Sunday, with a max of 6 people per class - a good way to start Spring?