little birdie


It takes a Village....

To celebrate the launch of This is Your Kingdom's new website, they have teamed up with Village England for you to name and win this stunning, natural grain leather bag. The company are committed to making beautiful, affordable bags crafted for real life and each is named after a particular village in England. I was thrilled to be offered the chance to review the bag and was over the moon to be sent the red one for a few days to play with! 

I need a bag that is roomy for all my belongings and I always choose a cross body one for comfort reasons. I'm not a handbag on the arm kind of girl and I like an adjustable strap so this was perfect for me. The bag is fully lined and has internal pockets for my purse and phone, keeping everything safe and secure.  I also loved the magnetic clasp as it made everything easily accessible particularly handy when you have young kids and need a wet wipe quick! It's made of the softest leather and the design is a cool seventies vibe, sculpted and rounded on the bottom. It sits perfectly on the hip. Truthfully after a day with this walking around Newby Hall I did not want to give it back! It was so comfortable. 

The bag is part of the new Autumn/Winter collection for 2015 but is as yet, unnamed. And that's where you come in! TiYK are looking for your suggestions for what your favourite village is in England. For me it has to be in Yorkshire, there are so many pretty villages in the county yet my heart belongs to the coastline - Runswick Bay, Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay all places that I love. But the village of my dreams is Staithes - with the prettiest fisherman cottages, higgledy piggledy cobbled streets, the harbour with it's old lobster pots and the squawk of the seagulls. It's a place of absolute beauty. 

If you'd like to win the bag, just hop on over to TiYK (full terms and conditions of the competition are on their site). Good luck!