There was a curtain sale on at our local "red shed" discount store over the weekend. Mum had been sick of staring at the khaki/mum brown curtains in her room. So she found these Black/grey ones for her room, which although they look shiny with the camera aren't too shiny at all, and best of all they block a lot of the outside light, making it easier for mum to sleep, especially as our summer approaches and she has some more night shifts to do. Sleeping during the day is tricky and a dark room helps. The best bit is that they were 40% off on Sunday. Of course then they were discounted again on Monday to 60% off - grrrr don't you hate that?