Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Super Stars; the Sky's the Limit for This Night-Time Theme

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Super Stars; the Sky's the Limit for This Night-Time Theme

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Byline: YOUR HOME With Andrea McLean

THERE are things you are taught as a child that you carry with you into adulthood. Some of them make sense, like being shown how to eat nicely at the dinner table.

Some of them may have worked in theory, but were a little unsettling, like being advised to always wear nice knickers in case you got hit by a bus.

As an adult, I still have good table manners, but the prospect of death-by-bus doesn't get a look in when I'm getting dressed in the morning.

However, there is one little saying that has always stuck in my head.

It pops in there every time I see the first star in the night sky, no matter where I am in the world, or what I am doing. If I glance up and notice it in the inky blackness, I say to myself "Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight". And I make a wish.

As the nights start to draw in, marking that change in season from our hot, bright summer to a golden autumn, this is the time of year when I start to notice what the night sky is doing again.

So this week I thought I'd pay homage to this bright little wish maker - because wouldn't it be lovely to make a wish any time of the day or night and have it come true? Even the most sensible piece of furniture loves the star treatment - all it takes is a little imagination.

Grey and white stars bedside lamp table, PS69, grey table lamp, PS37, grey vintage crown, PS9, The White Lighthouse (thewhitelighthousefurniture.co.uk) Perfect for a teenager's bedroom, this is a good first step away from the superhero or football duvet covers to something more 'grown up'. Maybe it explains why they like to lie in bed for so long, as in this instance they really are sleeping among the stars.

Star cotton housewife pillowcase, PS4, star print duvet from PS12, star print flat sheet from PS12, all at La Redoute You don't have to stick to plain block colours when it comes to your bathroom towels. …

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