This is my tupperware drawer. On first glance it looks quite organised but in fact it is a disaster. Most things don’t have lids. If they do, the lids are broken. A fair amount of my “tupperware” is in fact old takeaway plastic boxes.


If you do find a box of a suitable size with a suitable lid in which to decant little sandwiches, grapes, crackers or raisins into for your kids, chances are the lid will have BURGERS or LENTILS written on it, leftover from some distant, dismal batch-cooking adventure.

Kitty has got her first school trip today and she had to take a packed lunch in a rucksack. I couldn’t stand for her to be the kid with the crappy lunchbox so I went on Amazon and got her these:

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And while I was about it, got some for Sam, too.

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From the dimensions described, I thought they would all turn out to be far too small, but in fact, the largest easily holds a little sandwich, the next biggest a handful of grapes and so on. Not all my Amazon purchases are such a slam-dunk, so I’m feeling rather smug.