Friday, April 4, 2014

Sand in your sandwiches, pebbles in your shoes

Easter holidays are just around the corner and we'll be off to a beach side cottage for a week with some family.  Heres hoping that the rain holds off and the weather is warm enough to make a few trips to the beach possible.  And if not then I think we are near enough to  Weymouth to make a visit to Sandworld a real possibility.  However in some ways the thought of all that sand is enough to give me the shivers.

I love a packed lunch or a picnic, but what I really hate is a day on the beach when your sandwiches are completely ruined by those tiny grains of sand that just manage to get absolutely everywhere. No matter how hard I try I can't stop the sticky little grains dropping off my fingers onto the food.
Now, I'm not foolish enough to suggest that our plastic lunchboxes are the answer to this problem, but they do have a couple of advantages that help: Firstly they have a good height lip or rim all around to stop the sand just blowing onto the food, and secondly the lie completely flat when open allowing them to be used a as solid tray for the food, rather than just having it lying around on a sandy picnic blanket. If you stick a small packet of wipes in there as well you could solve the problem entirely!  Of course the other answer is to avoid sandy beaches entirely: Chesil beach here we come!

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