A few months back when I first started the blog I wrote about the Cambridge Satchels – handmade British school satchels here.

I ordered mine then with the girls’ initials blind embossed and was sent a very British letter apologising profusely for the delay, but as they were hand-made and demand was high they were having to train more lovely people to make them.

Well, the wait is over & it has arrived – bang on time for Ms 4 yr old starting school I am glad to say and fits into park life beautifully at the newly rebuilt Biambi Yumba park that was washed away during the 2011 Brisbane Floods and just reopened this week.

Love it !




My 4 yr old loves it & has already put in a request for her very own one (pink) with her name in silver letters.

In the few days I have had it – it’s unreal the number of people who strike up a conversation with me at the supermarket, street party BBQ, pool etc to ask about it or tell me a lovely story about their beloved school bag.

Even my 70 yr old Father’s eyes went all twinkly when he saw it & reminisced about carrying my Mother’s brown Cambridge Satchel school bag home back in the day ..  pretty cute.

My Mother – always the Style Maven loves mine but wants one of these Gold & Silver limited edition ones available here at Cambridge Satchel company  just in time for Christmas (Fed Ex delivery ! ) or at Asos. Check out the full Asos range here - Hey me too… is it too late to drop Santa a note ?

Have a wonderful Christmas !