When Olivia’s new lunchbox arrived in the post i was overwhelmed with an emotion of happiness from a childhood memory that i was instantly reminded of.
I remember when i was at school in the late 80s and we all had sturdy square lunchboxes with our names on the bottom. Mine was a pale shade of well used pink with a faded my little pony picture on the front. Most people had the same, with the occasional lunchbox that stood out.
Now Olivia has a brand new box for the start of term at her new school in September. It was sent from Hartley’s and is a yellow box that she has decorated herself and carefully placed her name on in stickers. There was also two pots of sugar fee jelly inside which made a really nice treat to take with us camping the following day (the box is deep enough for a ice pack too) Yellow is our favorite color and i have a feeling she will not be losing her lunch box among the mountain of other lunch bags at school!