When my husband bounced through the front door announcing he had a present for me, I was thrilled! Until the gift in question turned out to be a handful of plastic gloves he’d taken from the petrol pump at our local filling station! He though they’d be handy for self-tanning. Getting over the disappointment that I hadn’t inspired diamonds, flowers or even a bar of chocolate, it turns out they are very, very handy for self-tanning – indispensably so. Obviously, I don’t recommend that you raid your nearest garage, but let’s just say after you’ve used one to avoid getting petrol on your hands at the pump, don’t throw it away!