I have never managed to understand the designer bag craze. I just don’t get it. A bag is a bag, is a bag, is a bag, is a bag. It’s for holding stuff in that won’t fit in your pockets, right?
Now don’t go ratting me out as some kind of slobbish, unorganised, ineffectual mother (ok, yes you’re right, I am). My poor little bag sees very little TLC, and tends to suffer badly from the effects of rain, wind, sleet and occasionally snow in the lovely Scottish climate. I do give it the occasional polish to bring up the nice leather that it used to be, and the last episode of TLC was the day before the Cybermummy Train Trip.
My current bag has been slung on my back for the last 3 years and was a fantastic (splutter) £50.00 when new. I only tend to have one day bag and one for using on special occasions at any given time, so I like them to last. I have bought cheap synthetic ones in the past, but I’m lucky if they last me a couple of months. You’d think they could make them so that they would be tougher wouldn’t you? Then again, maybe I just spend too much time with my bag on my back.
Yes, my bag is a rather untrendy for my age, small, black leather rucksack. I’ve been wearing this type of bag off and on for about 20 years. The only time I don’t have one is when I can’t find a nice one when it comes time to replace a worn out trusty. Then I have to resort to the dreaded over body bags.
I just can’t understand the pleasure or practicality of having to use an arm or a hand to hold up a bag. Whats that for then? How do you hold onto a child, or children, and a dog, or shopping when one hand is permanently tied up holding onto a bag for dear life?
I also know people who have bags that seem to have a never ending supply of things in them. I have a friend whose bag is a revelation. It doesn’t matter what eventuality she comes across, there is something in that tardis of a bag she carries to fix the problem.
You are allowed to laugh when you see what is in my disorganised little carry bag. I am dreading looking actually as it is a couple of months now since I cleared it out.
House and Car Keys
Old Receipts (really bad habit I have of just throwing them in)
Ancient Purse (really could use a new one)
2 Pairs of Earphones
Passport Photos for us all
Virgin Vie Tinted Moisturiser
Some Bloggers Business Cards
Bits of a Toy
Dog Poo Spare Plastic Bags
Yes, I am officially a slob. No lippy (note to self – must rectify that one).
Yes, yes I know, my bag is in need of replacement. This one might just last another winter before it bites the dust. I need to keep an eye out for rucksack handbags from now on.
I prefer using my pockets instead (if I have any) but I’m finding I’m using a bag more often now. Maybe cos I’m growing up!! The strangest things I’ve ever found in my pockets? A football captain’s armband in one and in the other, a hand grenade for an Action Man!
ps I don’t play football or with Action Men…
Scottish Mum says
Haha, I only have a bag because I cant fit everything in my pocket. I’m just glad there were no half eaten sweets, or half empty kids juice cartons etc etc etc.
Holy Moly!! Mine has phone, wallet, make up bag, brush, dog poo bags, biscuits (for dog!!) and medicine!! Ive always had a small HAND bag – in that I dont like over the shoulder ones, they always slip off!! Im always amazed by the weight of other people’s bags, now having read the content of yours I can see why they are so heavy!! Slob you are not!! XXX
Expat Mum says
Crikey – that’s a bit of a Tardis in itself. It must weigh a ton 😉
Scottish Mum says
It can get a bit heavy if I have the kids toys in it, I have to say, but with the above, it feels quite light x