I am not a desperately practical person. When we first rented the house we are still living in, I failed to spot that there wasn’t an oven in the kitchen (we got round it by building a wet kitchen outside, but it wasn’t my finest hour).
But I do own my own drill. The wrong type apparently; unfortunately our house is such a resolutely uncompromising 1960s build, with walls of solid concrete, that it can’t be used for making even the smallest of holes to hang the tiniest of pictures.
Very much of the Blue Peter generation, I recently had the genius idea of recycling my no-longer-handy tool box/drill head/nail comparmentaliser into something that I can use everyday: an earring box.
Bought from the thoroughly glamourous shop known as HomeFix, you can also buy something similar, but for just $2, from Daiso. The perfect jewellery box, it lets you see what you’ve got at-a-glance and the click-click fastener keeps things safe from small people.