Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Picnic Bag

When one goes out with an elderly relative for a drive in the country one should always take a thermos flask and some homemade biscuits for afternoon tea.   At least that is so in the DBEM's generation.
The DBEM wanted a picnic basket.   I didn't see we needed that expense or that it was suitable and determined to make one so on went my thinking cap.
I was unsure how I was going to manage to make the thermos flasks stay upright?   Then.... I raided stash for
A cardboard box that once was home to C5 envelopes  +
Some remnants of plastic vinyl fabric   +
Some jute tape   +
A scrap of fabric  +
A tube of glue
All of these put together to create a suitable box which stands perfectly steady behind my seat in the car and houses two thermos flasks and a plastic container for the afternoon tea biscuits.
The DBEM is so proud of her idea that she kept insisting "you must put this on your blog"   So herewith!

12 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thank you. The DBEM laughed to think she had become famous!

      Delete
  2. I love it Margaret, so practical and neat. Very clever:-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ann. I am sure this will get a lot of use in my new life adventures.

      Delete
  3. What a brilliant idea! I always take a flask of coffee when I go out and never know where to stand it, it usually ends up in the seat pocket.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd recommend this method of standing up a flask. It works well for little cost and effort

      Delete
  4. Cute and cleaver you are. Well done. What is DBEM, I've not come across that before.
    Sandy's Space

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well done, both of you! Man, now I want some tea and biscuits...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Lenore, this works well and is in daily use on our holiday

      Delete
  6. This is a great idea. My Nana would have approved. Any car journey became an excuse for a day out with tea and cake. Even a hospital appointment necessitated a stop in their cafe.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The basket is doing exactly what I hoped and we enjoy outings and using it. I can cater for the DBEM's dietary requirements in a way that a cafe cannot.

      Delete