#Mumbag TopTrumps – Number 4

She sings, she dances, she covers the world in glitter.  But what’s in the bag? The most glamorous woman I know has let me have a sneaky peek …

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Name: Louisa

Age: 38

What do you do?  Singer with The Polka Dots, and Face Paint and Glitter Artist with The Glitterbox. 

Kids: Heidi, 9 and Marley, 7.

Mark your #Mumbag out of 10 for the following:

Entertainment: 2.  It would have been higher yesterday, as Marley’s Plop Trumps cards were in there.

Food: 3.   Special K bars are against my religion, but weirdly my kids love them, so I’m always armed for after school snack attacks. If you’d asked me to do this last Thursday it would have been a 9, as my handbag was crammed with deli meats. No lie.

Drugs: 2. But it is a school night.

Clothing:  Minus 10. I’m disgusted that there is one used stocking in my handbag ready for a wash after Saturday night’s gig at Henley regatta. I’m left to wonder where the other one is.

Skank:  10. See above.

Nice things for me: Well, there is a fair amount of vanity packed into this little space. So I rate it an 8. And I genuinely don’t always carry glitter in my bag. I promise. That really was just a fluke chucked in there instead of my work bag after a job yesterday.

Comedy item: Heidi and Marley’s  2 used ice cream spoons that somehow came home from Barcelona with us a week and a half ago. Again, if only the Plop Trumps were still in.

What are your proudest of? The business cards. I feel so flipping lucky to do the jobs I do.

Describe your bag: I wish it was showgirl-chic, but it’s more dirty-stocking-scuzz.

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Can I see inside your #Mumbag?

 

#Mumbag – Number 3

The City Slicker.

The more I look at this, the more I properly LOL… I think it’s because it is the TOTAL opposite of what I thought the owner might have inside her #Mumbag.

Imagine a glamorous redhead with red lipstick, immaculate clothes and a high-flying job in The City.

She has her gorgeous raven-haired babe in her pram and a Longchamp bag casually dangling from the handle.

And then this.

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Owner: Clair

Age: 39

From: London via Liverpool

Children: 18 month old boy

Fact about Clair: She is currently working to build a sustainable talent pipeline of women in technology addressing the fact that only 17% of the tech workforce are females. (Nice one.)

Number of items in bag: I lost count at 60

My top 5 items in her #MumBag:

Sachet of ketchup (You can take the girl out of Liverpool…)
A froggy maraca
A chopped up and expired debit card
3 dummies. Her son ditched them at 5 months. He’s 18 months now.
5 different snacks and a bag of chocolate coins. Definitely not taking any chances or is it the universal mother’s panic of NOT HAVING ENOUGH FOOD for her child?

Can I see inside your #MumBag?

#Mumbag – Number 2

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My friend volunteered a picture of the contents of her #MumBag and I jumped at the chance to look inside.  She is ridiculously organised so I was expecting very little.  I am pleased to report that her bag is jammed full and that she could double up as a Boots concession.

Owner: Lu

Age: 38

From: London

Children: 3 year old boy, 4 month old girl.

Fact about Lu: She loves to diarise in a real paper diary. She uses tippex (I know! It still exists – who knew?) and has been known to buy a new diary part way through the year if it gets too messy.

Number of items in her bag: 45

 

My top 5 items in her #MumBag:

  1. EIGHT pens. All pretty colours, probably some sort of code for diarising.
  2. THE diary. It’s a quite a big one this year.
  3. 2 x pairs of sunnies. Plus an over-sized pair of comedy yellow frames.
  4. 2 x balloons.  Always need a balloon.  Versatile entertainment.
  5. A tiny turtle. I can’t tell from the picture if it’s real or not.  Maybe that’s a new thing, a pet turtle in your bag. I hope so.

 

Can I see inside your #Mumbag?