No not this chap [though I am fond of the Belgian Boy]
Bob has been tidying up the garage- and mentioned that there seemed to be ‘quite a few empty biscuit tins’ and asked me “do you need them all?” “ Bring them into the kitchen and I’ll sort them!” I rashly suggested.
Devotees of ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ will know what the ultimate answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is. It is forty two. Here are my tins. Yes – there were 42 tins in the garage!
[Pedants may note that they are not all biscuit tins – I have here a tea tin, coffee tin, Oxo tin, a tin which held stationery and one for candles] This is the oldest in the collection
I have one for the millennium, and two patriotic tins
A Cadbury tin and McVities tin with pictures of previous advertising
And 3 Royal Jubilee tins [1972, 2002. 2012]
I have done some serious sorting, and culled my collection. This was not easy – I love looking at them, their shapes and colours and designs fascinate me!
Rectangular [and therefore good for storing and stacking] have been relegated to upstairs for craft stuff [where I already have other tins full of ribbons etc].
Others have been put into use in the food cupboards, and I have put neat labels on the side ‘pasta’ ‘Earl Grey Tea’ ‘oatcakes’
Two are going to Steph [for when she takes cakes and cookies to work or church functions]
Just a few empty ones have gone back into the garage for when I need an empty tin [for when I take cakes and cookies to work or church functions]
And a lot of the less interesting ones have been put aside to find a new home somewhere else.
I have two questions
– is the red plastic ‘Celebrations’ drum technically a biscuit ‘tin’ ??