On a happier note, I have found a backpack! But let’s start with the less happy note. As you may remember from last week’s newsletter
, the A[merican]B[eefcake] bought himself some snazzy new noise cancelling earphones that are TOO BIG FOR MY FEMALE SIZED EARS. The search for some noise cancelling earphones that don’t fall out of my very average woman-ears continues.
In the meantime, I have also been continuing with my perennial search for The Perfect Backpack. This is a search with which many women are familiar. It can go on for years, off and on, because the difficulty is, if you want a backpack that will fit your female shoulders, odds on it either has zero organisational capacity and is poorly made, OR it is a hiking backpack. And it will cost you an arm and a leg. The reasonably priced, nice-looking, not-too-outdoorsy backpack that fits a female back AND has lots of lovely pockets, INCLUDING a side slot for a water bottle, Does Not Exist. OR SO I THOUGHT.
As I say, I’ve been conducting this search for SOME TIME. I have brief flurries of searching, followed by usually getting despondent and giving up, reluctantly falling back yet again on my cross-over-purse-and-tote-bag combo. But THEN I thought I had found it: the motherload. It was pretty. It had pockets. It had a water bottle slot.
It looked like this on my shoulders.