…why do some people not keep tissues in their house? Why is a tissue box not a standard fixture not only in every home but heck, in every room of every home? As someone who grew up with tissues boxes readily available, it baffles me when I’m visiting a friend and ask for a tissue, and they do a mad scramble around the house for five minutes before sheepishly declaring that they mustn’t have any. Like I’m not judging. I’m just curious. I personally have tissues across three hot spots in the house – the living room, the meals area and our bedroom. Plus I keep a little packet or two in both my handbag and my nappy bag. Plus a packet in the car. Call it excessive, but my family is never without.
True story, I was shopping with a friend who bought a box of tissues because it matched her lounge room. The colours in the box were a perfect complement to her beautifully styled home. This is why I don’t have a perfectly styled home. I simply don’t think on the kind of level that makes me notice a tissue box and think “I MUST have that for my home!” Truly, it’s a gift. But like… I wonder if she rationed her tissues? If someone in the family went to use them, did she bat them away and say “Oh no, these are the company tissues”?
These are the things I think about.
But while we’re on the topic of toiletries that my family is never without:
My Mum always kept our family well stocked in the toilet paper department because apparently when she was growing up, her family sometimes ran out. And the idea of running out of toilet paper is too much for me. So it’s one of those stories that has stuck with me, and made me really excellent at avoiding in my own life.
But one time we went away with some friends, and the night before we were due to leave, we collectively realised that we were down to our last half roll of TP. There were ten of us. So one of the guys very kindly went into town to stock up. And he came back with one roll of toilet paper. One roll. Ten people. That’s not an equation I could get behind. Plus, who knew you could even buy a single roll of toilet paper?!
Whatever. We made it through. It all worked out in the end.
Oh. I did not just say that.
Best timing to move onto links everrrr.
Roasted red pepper pesto pasta sounds pretty darn magical to me right now.
This round-up of the best shampoos caught my attention – I love that it includes their selection and review process too!
I actually feel like crying because I do not have a batch of these double chocolate fudge zucchini cookies in my mouth right now and I so badly wish I did. Yep, you heard me. A whole batch in my mouth.