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Learn a new skill

Whether you want to learn something new, gain skills with the aim of starting a small business, or simply be more creative, take a look at some of these popular courses


Queen of gift wrapping, Jane Means, offers a number of one-day courses designed to help you improve your wrapping skills. You’ll learn how to wrap every gift perfectly whatever the size, shape or occasion. Courses take place at various hand-picked venues and boutique hotels, usually running from around 9am to 3pm. Options include venues in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Harrogate, Hampshire and Lincoln. Prices start from around £125 per person (off-peak dates), which includes all materials, a copy of Jane Means’ The Art of Gift Wrapping DVD, a certificate, light lunch and refreshments. You can purchase a voucher online, either to use to book your own course, or to give as a gift.

For full information visit, call 01522 522544 or email info@janemeans.

Jane Means is offering Your Home readers a 20% discount on any course voucher. Simply enter the code YH20 when purchasing online, before the closing date of 31st December 2015. Valid for courses up to and including August 2016.

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Happy New Year! I hope you had a great time over Christmas. Is it just me or does your home feel a little sad once you’ve taken the decorations down after the festive season has ended? Never mind though, as we’ve got some great ideas to freshen it up for the year ahead, from chic ways to use this season’s latest pastel shades in your home (p.20), to some budget-conscious buys for revamping your kitchen (p.50), plus some elegant ideas for creating a classic, timeless bathroom scheme (p.56). And if your hallway is in need of a little TLC, then check out our brilliant makeovers to see how three readers have transformed theirs with some clever design tricks I know you’ll want to steal (p24). One of the most common problems we all face is not having enough space, so we’ve put together an 8-page special packed with savvy storage solutions and creative ideas to stretch your space and make your home feel bigger, tidier and more streamlined (p.36). If you’re putting your house on the market this year, make sure you read George Clarke’s expert advice for playing the property game (p.111) and turn to page 106 to find out about the latest alternative ways to sell your home. Learning a new skill is certainly on my New Year’s resolution list, and if it’s on yours too, then take a look at our pick of the best courses to try, from sewing to gardening, DIY to cookery, you’re sure to find one that inspires you.