24 Hours with ‘Mon 24h Darel’
Not another ‘What’s in my bag’ post, I hear you cry! Not quite…! To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their iconic 24h bag, Gerard Darel tasked 10 bloggers with shooting a bag from each of their successful years, inspired it’s ethos.
My pretty new companion is a limited edition reproduction of their 2003 classic, so I first thought of shooting something in the style of 2003 – but I’m not sure anybody needs reminding of how they dressed as a 13 year old. Baggy jeans, band t-shirt and endless button badges don’t really do it for me anymore! So, instead I thought I’d share 24 hours (almost!) with my 24h bag! Without further ado…
Since starting work full time, Saturdays have become the best thing ever. This Saturday morning was spent like many others - a lie in before grabbing a bowl of porridge and watching TV with Miguel (this week’s morning entertainment was a whole 3 episodes of The Office…oops). Sound familiar?
Then I popped on a pair of jeans and a top, got ready and grabbed everything I could possibly need for the day to put in my 24h bag. The perfect sized bag for a day of adventures!
Next stop was the local farmers market with Miguel. We had a budget of £20 and came out with a bunch of flowers, pasta, a homemade sausage roll, a beautiful cake to share and some apple juice. Lunch was served! I carried home my blooms in my 24h bag and we enjoyed their company as we munched on our cake.
I didn’t realise it at the time, but my outfit was far more 2003 than I had planned – I spent my early teenage years in flared and bootcut jeans. Even my school trousers had to be tight at the top and massive at the bottom, adequately covering my scuffed shoes. My MiH Marrakesh jeans are the perfect grown-up substitute, don’t you think?
We spent the evening doing our favourite Saturday night activity – catching a film at the cinema! We hopped on a bus into town and stopped for a bite to eat before doing a little sale shopping (I picked up these beauts!). Then it was off to Leicester Square, avoiding the sea of tourists by using the quiet routes. My 24h had one last task for the day – sneaking in the bag of popcorn we bought beforehand! Oops ; )
Anybody else have 24h Darel story? You can be in with the chance of winning a brand new bag by simply posting a snap of your bag on Instagram, tagged with #MON24HDAREL – see other entries on the Gerard Darel Facebook page. Good luck! x