This plus that equals…. what’s in my bag
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about what’s in my bag. I’ve actually managed to make the switch to an actual adult bag. Still a rucksack, but a nice one. I don’t miss those changing bag days at all!
Purse and keys
Clearly these are essential. But you will always find my house keys and my purse.
OK sometimes not my purse as I can use Android Pay most places, but I do try to remember my purse just in case.
I also have the biggest key ring ever on my keys, it makes finding them in the depths of my bag easier.
Lip balm and hand cream
I get coldsores all the time. So I literally can’t be without lip balm as dry lips for me very often lead to a coldsore. I have hundreds of them so I’m not caught out. Bag, coat pocket, work jacket pocket, in the car, bedside table. You get the picture. At the moment I’m using Prevasore and I love it. It will heal even the driest, most chapped and cracked lips almost straight away and says it will help to prevent coldsores. Though I’m not sure how I could test this? Regardless I love this easy to apply cream and how quickly it works.
I always have hand cream on me too as I hate dry hands. I’ve got a beautiful floral one at the moment that makes me think of Spring every time I use it.
Pain killers and Sudocrem
Painkillers are for me, Sudocrem is for us both.
I get dreadful sinus headaches, so I can’t risk not having painkillers with me. Ibuprofen, sinus relief tablets and a 4head stick for good measure.
I carry a little tube of Sudocrem Skin Care for us too. It works for so many things and is just a more ‘grown up version’ of the classic cream everyone knows and loves. A graze, a bump, a nettle sting, sunburn, heat rash. We still use it for the occasional sore bum too. We even use it on those completely imaginary ailments small children manage to get just when you need them to do something! The little tube means it’s handy and easy to carry around. We can use it and it’s super gentle. Plus those sudden breakouts are no match for the Sudocrem Skin Care Cream. Winner all round.
Change of clothes and a snack
We’re not quite past the point that we can risk not bringing a change of clothes with us. So I always pop a spare outfit at the bottom of my bag. With the change in weather it gets used more for a change after an unexpected puddle session as it does the odd accident.
A snack is a must as well. Both for genuine hunger and bribery reasons. So you’ll always find some raisins and a drink in my bag if you find yourself in need of sustenance you can fight the child for them.
Always, always, always have my battery pack on me. If it’s going to be a long day out I’ll sometimes have two!
I cannot be without my phone. What if there’s a picture to be taken. email to be checked or map to be searched!
I’m heavy on my phone so a battery pack is a must for me.
Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, #Blogstravaganza, #StayClassyMama and #fortheloveofBLOG
Disclosure – I was sent samples of Prevasore and Sudocrem but was not expected nor asked to feature them. They have just made their way into my bag and I love them.