I received this wonderful present from my brother yesterday and I have got to share it with you. It is a Tuck Box from Fortnum and Mason. Fortnum and Mason is the most amazing department store on Picadilly in London, it has been around for years and specialises in food hampers at Christmas time.
Tuck is a school term for sweets, (candy). Most schools have a Tuck Shop, a little shop in the school which sells sweets, crisps, and drinks. I was very lucky as our school Tuck Shop was amazing.
So I opened my box and saw this glorious box:
I opened the lid and this is what I found:
It is full of old fashioned sweets, sweets that I had when I was a child. Sweets that I haven't seen, let alone eaten for over twenty years. So I want to say a huge thank you to my brother and his wonderful American wife and his beautiful children - you know me too well!!
I must admit that I have hidden my Tuck Box, I have told Prince Charming about it but haven't showed it to him yet. I might share some with him, if he is good but I have no intention of sharing it with the Oompa Loompas. I mean for them it is just a source of sugar, they would be as happy with a packet of M&M's. But for me each sweet will be a journey, a long journey back down memory lane. I couldn't be happier with my gift, it is just so perfect, I just wonder how long it is going to last!!!