The Bag Lady

May 26, 2012

The 'Vaseline Life in a Bag' exhibition was held a few
years ago in Selfridges (London).

Prior to the exhibition a survey was carried out to find out
what women really carried in their bags; an intriguing
picture of the 21st woman

I love this clutch by C.Wonder

Condoms,contraceptive pills and donor cards 
spelt responsibility

I so LOVE this bag + color 

Filofaxes,electronic organisers + laptops
implied organized women

The 1.2 million diamond-encrusted Birkin

21% of women carried cigarettes in their bag


Indigestion tablets outweighed health supplements

Stella McCartney

In comparison, 50's women may have carried a tube map........

Needs no explanation!

.......painkillers, stockings and make-up.
I love this Cath Kidston satchel

So what unusual thing do you always carry in your bag?

In mine is always a ring sizer (you will be surprised
how many people suddenly ask you to tell them what size 
their fingers are!) and disinfectant hand wash (did
I tell you before what a germ-a-phobe I was?)

So c'mon girls, give us a peek at what's in your bag; something
unusual ;-)

Is there a special bag on your wish-list this season?
Mine is the white Chanel shown above (a girl
can fantasize can't she?)

All images via Pinterest

A Gentle Reminder

May 20, 2012

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person
that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down, probably will.

You will have your heart broken probably more than once,
and it’s harder every time.

You’ll break hearts too,
so remember how it felt when yours was broken.

You’ll fight with your best friend.

You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did.

You’ll cry because time is passing too fast,
and you’ll eventually lose someone you love.

So take too many pictures, laugh too much,
and love like you’ve never been hurt

because every sixty seconds you spend upset
is a minute of happiness you will never get back

Don’t be afraid that your life will end,
Be afraid that it will never begin!!!

What's your plans for a "swinging" week?

Whatever you do, do it with full-on passion, whether it be cleaning your
home, cooking a meal or just enjoying a quiet moment alone. 


Are You Getting It?

May 12, 2012

I'm talking about HAPPINESS you naughty minxes!!!

"Remember this, that very little is needed to
make a life happy" (Marcus Aurelius)

Happiness is there for the taking and the making

Children "get it". Why don't we?

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say and
what you do are in harmony" (Ghandi)

Happiness may be  the perfect breakfast location


"Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow hasn't arrived yet.
I have just one day, today and I'm going to be 
happy in it" (Groucho Marx)

Happiness is sometimes breaking the rules ;-) 

"One of the secrets of a happy life is
continuous small treats" (Iris Murdoch)

New in our store
The perfect treat for summer

"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us
by surprise. It's not that we seize them, but they
seize us" (Ashley Montagu)

By the time you read this post, due to the sudden
extreme temperatures in Spain (42ºC the last
few days)  I hope to be
experiencing this................

What's the ONE thing (other than family, friends and pets)
that gives you a boost of happiness no matter
how low you are feeling? Would love
to hear your comments x


May 5, 2012

This week I wish you the joy of........

"I get it! I understand it now!"

The happiness of new ideas.

The reaching out to new discoveries.

I wish you the joy of mastery.......

of your muscles

of a boat (Hubs is finishing his sailing
exams before we leave Spain)

of  a bike (can you remember when you learnt
to ride a bike?)

of maybe paint and canvas,

or plain and purl

Calculus or French



Perhaps cakes and pastries

May there always, always be something you want to learn,
something you want to do, somewhere you want to go,
someone you want to meet,

May life never grow stale.

What is on your list to discover, to learn for the first time,
to master or to just try ?