The other day I noticed that a particular corner of the kitchen was feeling a little dark. Upon investigation I realised that what was blocking out the light on the windowsill was a teetering tower of tins. These were not tins with any useful function, containing food or craft items. These were empty tins. My name is Kate Davies and I have a tin problem.
I have a tendency to purchase products with little knowledge of the contents simply because I like the tin.
I am unable to throw away any decent-looking tin.
I purchase tins as souvenirs.
I develop particular obsessions with particular tin designs. Why oh why do I need a Mere Poulard tin in every single colour ? Note: These tins are empty — I just like the look of them.
I much prefer Tunnocks tea cakes and yet I had to buy this tin of Marks and Spencer’s tea cakes, simply because it was a tin shaped like a tea cake.
Tins of monochrome design are particularly appealing.
And Betty’s tins clearly pose a specific problem.
How can I possibly possess eighteen Betty’s tins? The majority of which are empty?
Obviously there are aesthetic reasons for many of my tin acquisitions, and some are simply personal favourites which I shall never get rid of. But I think it is time to let some light back into the kitchen.
THE MOUNTAIN OF EMPTY TINS MUST GO!