My latest bag purchase. I have mentioned before that I celebrate every milestone in my life by buying a handbag. This bag was bought to celebrate my Swedish citizenship, which came through two weeks ago, after 14 years in Sweden and after a 7-year wait. When my first application was being processed I was robbed in South Africa and while I was waiting for a new passport, my residence permit expired. So I had to reapply for residence, wait five more years and then apply for permanent residence, after which I would – finally – be eligible for citizenship.
In celebration of this, I bought a Tiger of Sweden Sibylla Bucket bag. One of my students has one and it is lovely – thick soft leather with lovely pockets all the way round. I love it! It fits A4 but does not look enormous.
Congratulations, Janet, on obtaining your Swedish Citizenship! What a long route you had to travel to get it. I like your idea of a new bag for a life milestone! It makes the bag special and a reminder of what it represents. Hope you had a good day!