10 things I should store in my handbag (If I actually used one)

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 πŸ˜›

However, drawing from my past experiences, there are some cases where I sit and think “Why didn’t I bringΒ ____ 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.

  • Umbrella
    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 Β£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!
  • Keys
    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.Β 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:

  • Tissues
    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.
  • Makeup
    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 πŸ™‚

3 thoughts on “10 things I should store in my handbag (If I actually used one)

  1. TheClanDiaries says:

    So like me! I use my phone that carries cards and keys. I go through phases buy a new bag fill with stuff i don’t need and put in cupboard with stuff in. I own looks of bags.

    • brii13 says:

      Yep, totally with you there. It’s not like we don’t have bags in the house, I’ve got plenty between me and mum, however it’s just I never use them. I hate walking around with a bag on my arm like I’m some kinda tea pot. If I do ever delve into getting a bag I will let you know! πŸ™‚

  2. TheClanDiaries says:

    Like a teapot – best comment ever!! Keep me posted – I want to see how it works out for you πŸ™‚ Sometimes, I must admit having a bag might be nice when my kids ask for tissues or something… worst prepared mummy ever.

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