When we got back from our California trip on Wednesday, as I was putting the sunscreen back into the bathroom vanity unit, I found we had a slight leak and our small stash of cotton buds had got wet and ruined.
Later the same day I mentioned this to my Dad, saying how lucky we were that it wasn’t worse as the box was nearly empty.
“Don’t buy any!” he said…
Later the same afternoon he turns up with this large vintage baking tin completely stuffed full with cotton buds. The tin is even labelled on the outside, the inside has my Grandmother’s name on it.
There are approximately 40 packages of 70 cotton buds in this tin – I’ll do the maths for you, thats over 2000 cotton buds.
Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t use a lot of cotton buds. Lets say I use one a week, what the heck, lets use them with wild abandon and use 2 a week. This is 20 years supply.
Dad says “let me know when you need more, I have 4 more tins of them”.
I need to live to be 140 to use 8000+ cotton buds. Guess I’d better head to Pinterest and look for some crafting ideas … or find some way to live to 140 🙂Follow @paula_from_nz