So it’s time to confess.
I’m fascinated by the various things that people carry around with them. Whenever there’s a “what’s in my bag” Instagram challenge or hashtag going around I get totally drawn in. They say a woman’s hand bag is a window on her personality!
So here’s the junk I lug around with me every day!
I carry everything in this cute blue backpack for convenience:
My pink and white striped umbrella in case of rain. This thing is ancient and desperately needs replacing.
My alpaca water bottle.
A napkin, because I hate the wastage of paper towels and don’t see why I can’t use the real thing, even at work.
Crystals. Obviously essential.
Silver pocket mirror.
My Kath Kidston wash bag which now has a new purpose! I’m trying hard to reduce the use of plastic in my home, but carrying containers of leftovers without them being wrapped up in a plastic bag has been fraught with difficulties! My solution is to put my lunch into this old wash bag which has a waterproof lining 😊.
Fur-lined fingerless gloves to keep me warm walking to the bus stop.
Chocolate. I get up way too early for my stomach to tolerate breakfast these days so an emergency chocolate bar has saved me from starvation more than once! (Yeah, I know, I know it’s very unhealthy!)
My beloved MacBook Pro goes almost everywhere with me!
As does my iPhone. I keep my earbuds in this little pink pouch to stop them tangling.
A notebook, notepad and fountain pen.
The little blue silk pouch holds a microfibre cloth to clean my glasses with….essential especially when it rains!
Wallet – upcycled nicely now, as per last week’s post!
Keys. My mum and dad brought the adorable little wooden camel key ring back from a holiday in Broome.
Essential oils…..this is a blend of Spike Lavender, Hyssop and Frankincense, which is an amazing cold and flu remedy.
The little pink silk pouch contains lip balm and lipstick.
And finally I get a couple of hours a day now to read which makes up for the long commute as I’m getting to read a lot more often! This is an old favourite, the first in a series of about 15 books. I’m really looking forward to re-reading all of them!