*Tracking down tape for wrapping presents.
*Seeking out scissors to remove tape on boxes that arrive through the post.
*Side-stepping tape altogether by ordering gifts on line, and having them delivered direct.
*Being faced with growing amounts of sometimes ridiculous red tape from local government over my dad’s nursing home placement and implications for my mum.
So here’s my pre-Christmas wrapping tip – when choosing tape, go for anything other than red, it’s the most trouble to cut through.
And the added bonus of receiving lovely large boxes in the post – just what I was looking for to make my festive costume for the Portsmouth Marathon in 10 days time. Thanks Belinda (and it was a great present too) X