Today 1 July is newly proclaimed ……. it’s Save the Spearmint Leaf Day. We awoke yesterday to the shocking news that Allens will no longer be producing Spearmint Leaves. This is an outrage. For those of us brought up on the Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book, the prospect of a dinosaur cake or a host of other party treats without spearmint leaves is unthinkable. So we are stockpiling those we could find. Of course that stockpiling also gives us a chance to show a fun form of wrap – the paint tin. You can put just about anything in a gleaming silver paint tin and it looks fabulous. We have put some highlights on our paint tin with washi tape. The colour of the washi tape is – you guessed it – spearmint.