Like many women, I own a few handbags and chop and change in between them frequently. Leonie gave me a fantastic handbag organiser for Christmas, which I have stuffed everything that used to rattle around in the bottom of my bags, gathering dust woofees and lint. It fits my normal sized handbags, so I can just lift it out and put it in any of my work or day-to-day bags with ease. When I downsize I face problems, purse, phone, keys or glasses? Or glasses, phone, purse or keys? You get the picture.
I went to Chadstone to buy some shoes yesterday, my favourite jeans were in the wash so I had to wear my 3/4 length tucked into brown boots, (which I seem to live in when I am not at work), so had to swap from my Mulberry black bag which is on an extended outing for the past 3-4 weeks, into my brown bag. Going to the MCG last night, I had to swap everything back again, as I wore a black suit and one of my two pairs of new shoes. Hurrah, a successful shoe shopping trip, that doesn’t happen very often I can tell you.
When we got there I was rummaging around for my purse so I could go to the ATM, as despite me going to the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere, I’d forgotten to get any money out. I reached in and realised that although I had transferred the organiser over, I hadn’t put anything else back into the black bag. I thought it was light. If I needed a tissue or a nail file, I was fine. If I needed some money, which I did, I was stuffed.
Today I am putting my Mulberry bag back into it’s dust cover, after lovingly creaming it with a leather protector. Before I do, here is a snapshot of what I lug around on a daily basis:
On the right is the organiser, and yes that is a diary, and 2 notebooks, one for home and one for work. Plastic wallet for paperwork I collect on my travels. Copious amounts of smellies, spare contact lenses, sunglasses, painkillers, green tablets are anti0biotics, dried fruit and nuts in case I can’t eat wherever we’re at, purse, iPhone.
When it’s all packed it weighs over 3kg. I am pleased I drive to work.