No sooner had the first fruit cakes hit the oven than I realised we didn't have enough cake containers for the 8 cakes to be made.
I blame the massive cull we did when moving house and finally consolidating collections in August.
A moan about not having enough Tupperware left our Facebook friends incredulous and a little gleeful at our predicament. In a reply post I suggested a visit to the Green Shed might yield some cake tins but I secretly held little hope this close to Christmas.
Such sanguinity is borne of years of op shopping disappointments. It is a truism of op shopping that one cannot expect to find the exact thing one is after first off.
A lunchtime trip to Mugga Mugga yielded not only two Christmas themed tins in the exact sized required but a piece of furniture I described to TOF that morning to store our laptops and portable devices that I didn't know even existed.