Tuesday, June 19, 2007

What's in my bag?

What's in my bag?

Jo has just divulged the contents of her bag and suggested other do so too... so here is mine.

A couple of months ago I moved from a relatively large bag to a really small one, however that one couldn't take the strain and I soon had to buy a new one. This is a good size, big enough for what I consider essential without being so big that I'm tempted to put in things that really would be better put in my backpack or shopping bag.

My bag contains:

paper hankies, a camera, sunglasses, mobile (which is almost never switched on - for emergencies only!), comb, keys, wallet and pen

I'm interested to know what you keep on you, what is essential to your existence - in either your jacket pockets or bags... so go on tell me what's in your bag (or those pockets)... or better yet blog it and then let me know you have!

18 comments:

Jo said...

Thanks for playing Caroline, great to see what you carry around too!

andrea said...

Well, I might as well just parade around in my underwear then! :)

I'm considering it -- except that though the bag itself is great, the contents are really drearily dull. Yours aren't much better, dear! :)

Marianne said...

I just came from Jo's...just had to sneak a peek at what you carry around...your stuff looks more like my stuff (as in not very much)

Caroline said...

Jo - it was fun - I realised how many things I used to have and some of which I'd really still like to have... like a notepad to go with the pen... I wonder where that went...

Andrea - Are we going to be seeing pictures of you in your knickers then?

Marianne - Hi! I'm glad I've finally got it down to this little and doing this tag has helped me realise that I have really survived with so little for several months now.

Tinker said...

Yours is much neater than mine - all sorts of things seem to end up in my purse - they don't end up looking very photogenic after the experience, either, lol.

Joy Eliz said...

Oh! what a cool post!!! I Love your Purse! And when it comes to the mobile phone, I'm the exact same way :)

Potato Prints said...

Hi Caroline,
Well, my illusions have been dashed. I somehow imagined that your purse would be filled with things like glittery fairy dust, mini SoulCollage cards, amulets, small wire sculptures. I have to find a way to accomodate a cell phone into my vision of you.....

Tony LaRocca said...

Ok, I've posted!

Tony LaRocca said...

...though I have to admit with Potato- I did expect your purse to contain at least a pinch of stardust...

Caroline said...

Tinker - this bag is only a month or so old which probably helps!

Joy Eliz - what amazes me is that despite almost never using the mobile and not having it switched on it still seems to need recharging a lot!

Potato Prints - :-) I'm a very minimalist energy worker these days - no need for props. To help with the vision of the phone - I bought it only so that I can communicate a little more easily with Jim when he's finished climbing a mountain on his own or to to help us meet up after he's cycled somewhere - those are the only times its switched on in general.

Tonly Larocca - sorry about the lack of dust whether fairy or star... I'll pop over and see what you've got!

tammy vitale said...

I have to watch the size of my bag because of my shoulders. I went to smaller and smaller but then they didn't work so I'm back to a hobo. What's in there changes daily...but always pens, the wallet (without without money - sometimes it's just hopeful to have it), a checkbook, the cell phone when I remember it (charged or not), sometimes a calendar, sometimes some makeup, often loose change since the wallet purse keeps unsnapping - it's from the thrift store anyways. As is the purse. lots of bits and pieces of paper.

Caroline said...

Tammy - I wonder what a "hobo" is in this context... and I suspect that what you mean by a calendar might be what I'd call a diary since to me calendars are things that are big and go on walls! What an interesting mix of language we get when blogging - thank you!

GreenishLady said...

Hi, Caroline. Yes, you are quite minimalist. I was glad to pick up the idea and do a post on it today. Spread out on a table, my contents look reasonable. It's when they're all returned to a jumble in the bag that it gets hard to find anything!

Guyana-Gyal said...

I have a few handbags, depending on my mood, where I'm going, what I'm wearing. But usually, right now, it's a little woven straw one with a white flower embroidered on the side. Short handles.

Hm...what do I have in it?

Driver's licence, ID card, some cash [always carry some cash, my mother taught us, the cheque book stays at home], cell phone [shared with my mother], a tiny notebook and a pen [for jotting down ideas, things seen, heard], a scrap of paper with a little prayer on it [to keep away the bandits], a small address book...that's it, I think...oh...tissue...

Cream said...

Great bag, flowery just like you personality, Caro.
I don't carry a bag in the UK but when I go abroad, especially back in Algeria I carry a "man-bag" black with no frills with all my rubbish, and just like you, no make-up though. We don't need any, do we? ;o)

DaveM said...

Did you get a car? have you considered a Merc A class? you can take all the seats out to make it into a van. It seats 4 in comfort. A diesel is very economical 60 mpg. 45 mpg around town. Cheap to insure as well.

Trac said...

Oooh hello - I have popped by via Cream. Like you both - I don't need make up either! :O)

But I must say, I found this post quite scary. I find just looking in my bag scary, nevermind writing it down! haha

I might pluck up the courage at some point and do a post about with that info... I shall let you know!

I did just had a quick peek and the first thing I saw was a mouth organ(?) and three Always (with wings, of course!)

caroline said...

Hi Caroline,
Thanks for checking in. I'm sending good vibes for inner work, all the way from America's dairyland.