2011年7月31日日曜日

well packed

I suck at packing suitcases. Really. Always manage to pack something near the edges that will get damaged in transit, pack far too many pairs of underwear and not enough shoes, or shoes in abundance and no socks etc etc. My packing mantra is- ticket, passport and visa card, all the rest is optional.

My mum is an amazing packer. What she can make fit in a suitcase is worthy of David Copperfield. I see a reality show between us. I do all the before shots and she could come in and do the after ones.

Anyway, I was packing vegetables today. Veggies to send to PIL in Fukushima because we are bursting at the seems with them and they are not gardening this year for fear of radiation so I'm doing my bit and sending up stuff every couple of weeks.

I forgot to take a picture of the bottom layer of corn and eggplants but here's layer two:

Carefully separated from layer 1 with newspaper.

And layer three, the top layer:
Kind of pretty, yeah? I think the space was used well, the tomatoes have been protected, the shishito peppers safe from escapeeism in their own plastic bag, the box full enough that it won't rattle around but not so full that it will burst or squash and the serviettes around the bunch of snake beans is a lovely touch, hey?

If only packing clothes was this easy!

2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

You know, I know I've told you once before but I think you sending all those veggies to your MIL in Fukushima when she really could use them, is a really awesome thing you are doing!

And the colors of the veg and everything! She's one lucky MIL to have you as a daughter in law.: )

As for the packing, both Noboru and I sound like more of your mom's style of packing. Now my dad on the other hand, he literally just throws everything into a suitcase and hopes for the best. @_@ LOL. But juts like you said....as long as you have your passport, ticket and visa card you should be okay. : )

Have a wonderful time!!! : )

achan さんのコメント...

Youre such a thoughtful DIL, I'm sure they'll appreciate them very much and probably pass some onto friends!!!

I've started sending meat to Sendai, my friend said her supermarket doesn't get Aussie beef or Canadian pork anymore :(