What better than a picnic on a May bank holiday weekend?! Well, maybe if the weather improved... I think I shall have to wait a bit longer to have a lovely picnic in the sunshine, but yesterday I bought the most perfect picnic box, at Dagfield's Crafts & Antiques in Cheshire. Yes, picnic baskets do have that 'classic' picnic feel about them, but these picnic boxes by Brexton are so retro that I couldn't resist them! Plus because they're a box, no nasty creepy crawlies can climb inside your picnic either. (I remember once a wasp climbed into my sister's can on a childhood picnic and then she drank from the can not knowing and much squealing commenced!). I suppose creepy crawlies are all a part of the picnic experience though, along with soggy sandwiches and being unable to find the perfect spot to put your blanket on (too high! too steep! too wet!).
This is the second of my picnic boxes, as you can see. I've already got a nice blue one, although that came empty without any of the plates or cutlery, so I mostly just use it for storage. This new one though shall most definitely get used!
On our family picnics, we would ALWAYS have cheese and tomato sandwiches and the tomato would make the bread go soggy, but in a strangely nice way. Then when we got home, if there were ever any leftover sandwiches, my Nana would soak them in egg and fry them. The best were fried ham butties! Oh and Scotch Eggs are also a picnic must. What's your favourite picnic food? Hope you all have had a lovely weekend and are enjoying the bank holiday if you're off work! Mine sadly won't be spent picnicking but instead doing Uni work - full steam ahead now!