Le Chat Noir!


I was reading a post at the lovely mebookshelfandi.wordpress.com blog and her post on the value of one’s handbag and contents and had to share a picture of my purse. I’m animal mad! And love purses with animal designs. I have a couple of Radley coin purses (but have mislaid them!) but this one I’ve for a few years and is my main purse. I bought on sale at Debenhams online about 3/4 years ago now. The colour is a kind of duck-egg blue. Genuine leather, soft and lovely.

The Aubrey Winchester tote bag.

As you may or may not know, I have been entering competitions on a pretty full-time basis since early February. I have won some things in that time, a couple of books, copious chocolate, concert tickets (see my Wagner 200 post), a PC graphics card (which I’m still waiting to receive some 40 days on), a DVD bundle, and just the other day, an Aubrey Winchester tot bag from Simply Woman (thank you ssooo much!).


I was expecting something else in the post and didn’t expect the bag to arrive SO quickly! I had only seen my winning email notification on Tuesday night so it arrived SUPER SPEEDY!

When I took the bag out of the packaging it had that beautiful new, leathery smell. So gorgeous!


The bag can be found on sale in various places but retailed for full price at around £150. I am GOBSMACKED to have won it. I need to pinch myself! I think I must have entered at least 100 competitions for designer bags so I cam sssooo happy!

The bag itself is lovely and stylish looking and has plenty of room and divided sections inside. Roomy but not oversized (SO important!). It also has an attachable strap so you can wear it over shoulder in case you don’t want to use the carry handles. It even comes with a little cloth drawstring bag to store it away safe and clean.


I’m so, SO happy with my win. Thank you so much Simply Woman and QVC for this lovely bag!