So .... every girls decision, every day, work or play ..... do I need my handbag - yes or no - or shall I just take my purse, mobile phone, emergency make up, house keys, car keys and stuff them in my jacket pockets or give in and take a handbag.
Not that easy though, because if I take a handbag, big or small - small will take the essentials, big will cope with the 'other' essentials, which in my case are spare dog lead, dog biscuits, poo bags (sorry), mini umbrella, hair brush, small hairspray, tissues ..... it's just not easy.
Then, of course, the other problem facing us is .... stick with the day-to-day handbag, normally referred to as the suitcase in my house, or go for something different. Suitcase is easy, just grab it and go, fully equipped with all the essentials and so much more - but 'more' I may not need if we're just going out for a social.
Something different sends the mind racing again - clutch, shoulder strap, over the body strap, handle, colour, material, leather and ...... big or small ....... or shall I just take my purse, mobile phone, emergency make up ........ !