The last straw: the bag of the season

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It’s time to grab the bull by the horns, make hay while the sun shines and all that jazz because we are about to experience a heatwave. Hold onto your hats chaps – it’s difficult to remember what the warmth actually felt like.  So to celebrate the fact the sun has got his hat on, I have a totally indulgent and fairly niche post all …

How to lift yourself out of the January Blues

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There is not much to recommend January at all – nothing to look forward to for months on end, it’s cold/rainy/wet/dark and generally a bit miserable. If only the start of the year were June, then it wouldn’t feel quite so bloody depressing. So other than booking a holiday for months and months away, the only other option is some retail therapy …

High Shine

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I remember having a gold metallic bag from Oasis a long, long time ago and getting a lot of stick from a certain friend, who shall remain nameless (Sue Fletcher-Watson) about it’s tackiness. Well, all I can say is that you were wrong because metallics are here to stay and if you are someone who doesn’t like flitting from trend to trend …

Bags of Style

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My son was born just under a year after I got married and I spent my first wedding anniversary in an unpleasantly hot hospital with a little froggy-alien who refused to feed, several midwives who thought it was ok to grab/massage and squeeze my breasts at any time of day, plus my brother-in-law and father-in-law. Not exactly the romantic time I would have planned, but …

The Cross Body Bag: it’s all you need

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You know when you buy something for a specific occasion and then you end up wearing it lots and lots? That is almost the best sort of shopping – the unexpected reward from a potentially unnecessary purchase. Definitely not an approach I would advocate every time you splash your cash, but when it does work it’s great. And here is mine: …

Bags of style

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I am beginning to feel the love for bags once more. For the past few years I have been consigned to the nappy bag brigade and now I am finally out the other end. For a while there it was pretty grim – I needed one of those gigantic compartment ridden behemoth’s in which to stash nappies, wipes, hand gel, enough snacks …