The truth is, most of the time I don’t actually take a bag with me when I go out (Dun DunDun). I mean, if I’m going shopping I’ll just take my purse because that’s all I really need, and if we’re going clubbing I just use Mitchell as my personal phone carrier, I wouldn’t need money because he’ll be buying the drinks 😛
However, drawing from my past experiences, there are some cases where I sit and think “Why didn’t I bring ____ with me?” which then makes me ponder on the thought of actually buying handbags to store X,Y and Z in. So, here’s my list of things I’de put in my handbag and the reasons why.
I can’t count the amount of times I’ve been caught in the rain without an umbrella or even a hood. England should be called Rainland because it rains all the damn time, so why on earth have I left the house without an umbrella before?
- Chewing Gum
Chewing gum really helps me curb some food cravings for a while, also after I’ve had a salad (which is normally filled with onions and garlic, you know the smelly breath food) it’s a really good idea to freshen up Le Gob
- Lady’s bits
Because you never know when mother nature will grace you with her presence. Having a period isn’t exactly a regular thing in my life, it seems to come and go. The longest I’ve gone without a period is around 52 days. When it hits me it hits hard and unexpectedly. I get totally embarrassed when I have to ask “Have you got a spare tampon?”
- Bottle of water
As a singer it’s important to drink 2 – 3litres of water a day. I also get quite thirsty throughout the day and sometimes when I’m out and about the whole day I pretty much end up spending around £5 on bottled water. If only I had kept those bottles, filled them up with water at home and put them in a handbag. It would save me so much money!
One time I went for a walk and left my dad and brother at home. When I got back they were gone. I dint have a key. I sat outside the door in the cold for an hour whilst they went to get a hair cut. Oh, and it was raining (whats new?) Worst. Day. Of. My. Life.
- My purse
Ok, this is one thing I have to admit I ALWAYS take with me when i leave the house. One time I took the car and left my purse at home. I nearly ran out of petrol on the way to a gig but thankfully my brother had his card on him. OFC I paid him back.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, that I’m probably missing some things that you carry in your bag. Am I right? Well, I honestly don’t see the need for some items such as:
Who the fuck needs a packet of tissues when you can just get some FREE tissue from a bathroom? It’s all the same thing.
I actually really hate wearing makeup. Not only can I never find the right colour but it almost always smudges and I just hate the feeling of “end of the day” makeup. When I have to wear a bit of coverage, the last thing I want to do is keep going to the bathroom to sort out my shiny nose and slap on some more product. NO THANKS.
- Sweets/ mint/ chocolate
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from being overweight, it’s to not carry your enemy with you. Sweets and chocolate are my killer, so even if I did buy a packet of Malteser’s to put in my bag, they wouldn’t stay in there for very long (trusts me).
- Pens/ paper
These have been replaced with my iPhone and iPad. Let’s save the trees people!
What have I learnt from witting this post?
Well, I definitely think I need some sort of bag, maybe a rucksack or an over the shoulder bag. I don’t think I’m the sort of arm rest bag kinda person. I think I’ll keep looking, but for now using Mitchell as a personal phone carrier actually sounds like a good option 🙂