8/31 I carry what now?!

8. What’s in your handbag

As mentioned previously, I have an unhealthy obsession with backpacks. You’ll very rarely see me with a handbag these days unless it’s for a professional occasion… otherwise I resort to backpacks or pockets to carry my worldly possessions!

However, in the backpack I’m using at the moment (the space/galaxy one), there is:

  • Purse;
  • Small make-up bag;
  • Carrier bags (since you have to pay for bags now, I always carry a couple spare);
  • Umbrella (not sure why that’s still in there…);
  • Perfume;
  • Paracetamol & Ibuprofen;
  • Antibacterial hand wash;
  • Glasses cleaner;
  • Packet of tissues;
  • Pocket mirror;
  • Small hairbrush;
  • Pens;
  • Polo mints;
  • Spare key (just incase I lose my other set from my pocket);
  • A receipt from Abokado for Teriyaki Chicken and rice I treated myself to last Monday.

Not very exciting as bag contents go…

Smell you later

#221: Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you.

Following my first ever flight at the age of 10, many things continued to remind me of being on board an aeroplane – let’s just say it wasn’t the best experience of my life. Especially since I hadn’t been told that it takes 9 hours to get to Florida… and I also discovered that I suffered from air travel sickness, which was a bummer. So, even the smallest things had the ability to transport me back to that dreaded window seat, just purely through its smell. Thankfully, since my Iceland press trip back in 2012, I no longer suffer from air sickness – must have been a child/growing up thing.

Perfumes also have a similar effect – my mum bought Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue specifically for a big family trip to Spain, so that always transports me back to that amazing holiday. And, for some reason, whenever I wear Cacharel’s Amor Amor perfume, I instantly know that it’s time to party! That’s a kind of transportation right…