I thought I'd do a quick 'What's In My Bag' post. The last time I did a similar post was two summers ago. Can't believe I'm been blogging this long! Time really does fly when you're having fun.* But to mix it up, and because the contents of my handbag hasn't changed too much since then, I decided to do a work edition.
* I'm so cheesy
I may have mentioned before I am incredibly picky about my bags. In my head I had a specific idea of what I wanted; a large bag that can carry all my "essentials" in, but not too large that it will be disruptive in meetings. I do already have a rather large collection of bags*, but I have very little "big" bags. So this gave me an excuse to get another, but more practical bag. I started my job at the end of August and only got this bag at the end of September. That is how picky I am.
Eventually I found it while on a shopping trip to London with Mama C. It's Marc B, I've had a few different Marc B bags and have always been impressed with their longevity, especially with the battering I usually give them, and the craftsmanship.
It does of course have the traditional Marc B leopard print lining.
The only leopard print thing I own.
I'm going to stop jabbering on now and get to the actual point of what's in my bag.
My Red or Dead purse. I bought this a few years ago, and it is still lasting well.
My trusty Filofax I am incredibly organised, a trait I've gotten from my dad. I genuinely think I would be lost without it, and would probably miss all of my arrangements.
An umbrella I "borrowed" from Mama C. Which I promise to give back next time I see her.
Liz Earle hand cream. A present from Santa. I get incredibly dry hands in this frosty weather, this is my lifesaver.
My leather gloves. Definitely necessary. As I'm writing this the snow is steadily falling.
My keys, complete with a Ulster rugby ball stress bar key ring. Wee bit of Belfast in Oxford.
Vintage compact mirror.
My current read; 'Hippo Eats Dwarf' by Alex Boese. I may have only started it, but I'm already finding it hard to put down. It's all about myths and hoaxes which circulate in the media and on the internet. I would recommend it if you like the weird and wonderful.
What do you carry in your work bag?