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Sometimes you have to just stop and salute a clever piece of design. These three pieces of gorgeousness, above, are environmentally friendly, reusable sandwich bags – perfect for kids at school, or home-made office lunches. What a flippin’ great idea and at £7.50 each you can help save the planet without feeling too hair-shirt about it. Plus if you’re like me, you won’t need to struggle to find the end of the sodding clingfilm every morning, then ripping it off in strange shapes that aren’t quite big enough for the sandwich. GRRRRR.

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I spotted them in K is for Kitchen last week in Watlington and picked up a couple for my kids. It’s a very cool shop actually, selling a real mixture of practical cooking items, vintage collectables such as French copper pots or antique weighing scales, some practical, cool design led bits and even throws in kitchen design too.

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One of the struggles as an independent shop is to draw people away from the high street supermarket or department store, not only the convenience of it but also the price, but K is for Kitchen is doing a good job on both – Amanda, who runs it, keeps a very keen eye on John Lewis, the patron saint of the Home Counties, and makes sure K is for Kitchen is less expensive!! That is pretty unusual, but it’s such a smart move.

A dead cert Christmas present for significant garden-shed-bound other

A dead cert Christmas present for significant garden-shed-bound other

Love the Camembert plate

Love the Camembert plates

This kitchen can be designed for your home.

This kitchen can be designed for your home.

Really fab crockery at sensible prices

Really fab crockery at sensible prices

She also sells lovely COOK food – I bought a fab beef bourgigon because I couldn’t be bothered to cook tea that night – so it’s as near-as-dammit replete as a kitchen shop can possibly be. No online buying facility so you’ll have to pop in if you’re passing through Watlington, but for places like this, the browse is where the fun’s at anyway. Bet you leave with something!

2 High Street, Watlington, OX49 5PS. Tel: 01491 598580. www.kisforkitchen.co.uk. Free parking for the shop is 50m up Hill Road on the left.

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