I was tagged by the omniscient deity of blogging, Ida from Around the Ward in 80 Days, to complete the What’s In My Handbag tag, and as I’m really struggling to think of anything to write about, I thought I may as well flex my fingers with some lighthearted #bloggingbanter.
So, what’s in my handbag? Well, first of all I don’t just have one, oh no. I’m a fashionable lady with a whole host of practical vessels in which to carry my life. As well as the usual scrunched up receipts, bits of tissue, crumbs, and sweet wrappers the contents are pretty standard, so here goes:
Wallet – this, unsurprisingly, contains my (limited) money, debit and credit cards, store cards, driving license (still provis, natch), and, of course, stamps. I’ve been mocked in the past for being the type of person who carries stamps around, but who has the last laugh now? Well, probably still them, but at least my post is on time.
Umbrella – I live in the UK. Enough said. Only these last couple of weeks have I actually dared to leave the house without it, because hashtag heatwave and all that.
Make up bag – true to form, this is a sassy little purple pouch with a pair of big cartoon eyes on it, because I don’t purchase nice, sensible, things very often. The contents are usually loose powder, bronzer, concealer, mascara and a bronzer brush. Do I often reapply my make up when I’m out? No. No, I do not. It’s just nice to, you know, have it around.
Hand sanitiser – a very important accessory for any modern woman, particularly one who may sometimes come across a less-than-John-Lewis-level public toilet.
Keys – um, you know. Apparently it’s important that I have a means to get into my own home, which frankly seems unreasonable. Bonus points to me for having a set of keys made slightly too large and ungainly by obnoxious keyrings.
Lip balm – I could, quite easily, pop this in my make up bag, but I don’t. It’s literally giving me less reason to cart my make up around with me. Dry lips are not my friend (too much picking), so a nice vegan-friendly lip balm is useful to have.
Fidget cube – I carry this little poppet around to play with if I’m anxiously waiting for something, e.g. the doctors, or if I’m noticably picking my fingers or hands when I’m walking around.
Ear phones – my grown up, dignified taste in music requires me to have access to ear phones at all times in case I wish to listen to Philip Glass or Jean Michel Jarre; or more accurately, Eminem, Sum 41, or murder podcasts.
Phone – obviously, although this is more often in my hand or pocket, such is my propensity for constantly skipping music or playing Pokemon Go.
A couple of bonus additions for the summer are sunglasses and sun cream; the once-in-a-decade British summer is truly upon us, so sunglasses are a must to avoid the inevitable glare. Sun cream, I mean, have you seen me? I look like Paul Stanley forgot his black face paint (that’s a KISS reference, I’m not advocating anything racist).
On that note… bye…
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