What’s in your Tote Bag this Summer? {Win a Thornback & Peel Bag}

Thornback & Peel tote bag

What would your perfect summer day involve? A picnic in the park, a day at the beach, a long al fresco lunch or maybe a beautiful country walk? Depending on your answer, you would of course need to carry different things in your summer tote bag.

To launch the new Thornback & Peel collection of beautifully screen printed tote bags, the lovely people at Thornback & Peel have asked me to show them what I’ll be carrying in my tote bag this summer.

Thornback & Peel tote bag s

As you may already know I’ve recently had my third baby, so my bag will be full of our baby day to day essentials, including; a changing mat, nappies, wipes, a toy, a muslin blanket and a change of clothes. I’ll also be carrying some sun glasses just in case the sun does decide to make an appearance. Although lets face it, I’m more likely to need an umbrella at the moment!

Thornback & Peel tote bag

How things change! This time last year my bag would have been filled with completely different items. Maybe a magazine, a bottle of water and some fruit for the girls?

For your chance of winning your own Thornback & Peel tote bag, tell me what you’ll be carrying in your bag this summer.

Win a beautiful Thornback & Peel Tote Bag

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169 Comments

  1. Catherine
    June 20, 2016 / 6:26 am

    I’ll be carrying nappies, snacks, and sun cream in mine for long days at the park (in the sun, I hope!)
    Lovely tote bag! Fingers crossed!

  2. June 20, 2016 / 7:15 am

    I would love to use one to go collecting treasures from the woods to bring back and use for loose parts play eg sticks, stones, pine cones.

  3. June 20, 2016 / 7:18 am

    I’d use mine to collect woodland treasures with my daughter to bring back and use for loose parts play e.g. Sticks, stones and pine cones.

  4. June 20, 2016 / 7:56 am

    I’ll be carrying uni books in my tote bag this summer. I start the 2nd year of my degree in Sydney on 25th July 🙂

    Laura x

  5. laura stewart
    June 20, 2016 / 8:12 am

    to the park looks fab for carrying picnic things in x

  6. Tania Atfield
    June 20, 2016 / 9:07 am

    My purse, sun cream, tissues, phone, snacks all sorts

  7. Joanne Hutchings
    June 20, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Picnic things, water and wiped. Everything I need for an afternoon at the park with my little one.

  8. Tracey Peach
    June 20, 2016 / 9:41 am

    An Umbrella it’s a typical English summer! 🙂

  9. Rachel Craig
    June 20, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Refreshments, baby wipes etc.

  10. Eileen Sumner
    June 20, 2016 / 11:53 am

    Sunglasses and an umbrella!!

  11. Annabel Greaves
    June 20, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    My mobile, purse, sunglasses, suntan lotion and a good book xx

  12. Eileen Sumner
    June 20, 2016 / 12:18 pm

    Sunglasses and an umbrella

  13. lucy higgins
    June 20, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    My library books

  14. KATHY DF
    June 20, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    Sun cream, snacks and my knitting

  15. Henry Little
    June 20, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    wet wipes and tissues for picnic and fish and chips by the beach

  16. Isabel O
    June 20, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Sun protection as last summer I let myself get scorched and I sorely regretted it! Along with assorted odds and ends, lots of bottle water and random nick nacks that end up in there because of my 3 year old niece (I think there’s a colouring book and a small pig toy in there at the moment haha!)

  17. ElizM
    June 20, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    Summertime kids’ paraphernalia!

  18. Clara Bee
    June 20, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Sun tab cream and sunglasses

  19. Austin Baroudi
    June 20, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    This would be for my girlfriend and I’m sure she’s store everything in it! Thanks so much for the chance!

  20. Sharon Jackson
    June 20, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    A bottle of water, just in case I get thirsty while shopping for some treats to pop in my tote bag.

  21. clair downham
    June 20, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    wipes suncream phone purse keys and hairbrush

  22. MANDY DOHERTY
    June 20, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    Phone, wipes and sunscreen

  23. Rikka B
    June 20, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    Book, notepad, and a plastic duck

  24. Nicola Marshall
    June 20, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Nappies, wipes, suncream, comforter, juice and my purse.x

  25. Kelly Knowles
    June 20, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    Probaby only my Baby boys things, but it’s nice to carry them in style x

  26. Rebecca Nisbet
    June 20, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    me purse, sunglasses and a bag of humbugs!!

  27. Hannah Scudder
    June 20, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I would carry a picnic and drinks to take to the park with my son.

  28. Natalie Charman
    June 20, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    My book, suntan cream, sunglasses and an umbrella!

  29. Joanna Orr
    June 21, 2016 / 7:11 am

    Hadn’t realised Thornback and Peel now did bags! I have the rabbit and lettuce iphone case, so I could buy the matching bag and carry my phone in it!

  30. Vicky Loveday
    June 21, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    An umbrella, tissues, baby wipes and snacks.

  31. Jo Hutchinson
    June 21, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    I would carry sun cream, snacks, sunglasses, wipes and a yoyo.

  32. Clare Bluett
    June 21, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Sunnies, my refillable water bottle, some plastic free snacks like fruit and nuts.

  33. Frances H
    June 21, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    Everything but the kitchen sink.

  34. tracey ryder
    June 21, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    hat, sunglasses and suncream with a bit of luck

  35. Michael Rose
    June 21, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    Will be using it as a beach bag 🙂

  36. kirsty l
    June 21, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    baby wipes (essential with a 9 month old), suncream, phone, purse and snacks for my son

  37. Claire Nutman
    June 21, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Well hopefully some face cooling mist x

  38. amy bondoc
    June 21, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    id fill mine with tasty snacks for when we go to the beach !

  39. Natalie Crossan
    June 21, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Lots of suncream hopefully!

  40. Jacqui Kean
    June 21, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    crochet and snacks

  41. Pauline Hill
    June 21, 2016 / 7:32 pm

    PHONE WET WIPES ,MAKE-UP SCARFE PURSE AND LOTS MORE

  42. Kelly Glen
    June 21, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Food for a picnic

  43. Robyn Seviour
    June 21, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Loads of tissues to combat my hayfever! And some sunglasses to cover the red eyes 🙁

  44. Alison Joyce
    June 21, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Picnic lunches, wet wipes and sun screen for days in the park with my daughter

  45. Marycarol
    June 21, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Picnics, sun cream and my dab radio x

  46. Cherry Edwards
    June 21, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Sun lotion, a floppy hat, flip flops and a bottle of water

  47. Julie Booth
    June 21, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    I’ll be carrying books and some fruit

  48. Danielle Spencer
    June 21, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    I’ll be carrying suncream, bottle of water, phone, purse, tissues, book, notepad and pen 😀

  49. catherine pawsey
    June 21, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I always carry a book, mints, tissues and purse.

  50. Frances Dunn
    June 21, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    I always carry lip balm, hand cream and headphones. My daughter usually manages to sneak in sort of toy as well.

  51. jennifer thorpe
    June 22, 2016 / 9:17 am

    SUNCREAM, SUNGLASSES, MOBILE PHONE AND A BOOK TO READ

  52. Sarah Birkett
    June 22, 2016 / 9:40 am

    never leave the house without handwas and a spare bag

  53. julie kenny
    June 22, 2016 / 9:41 am

    sun cream – hopefully not my umbrella x

  54. C Kennedy
    June 22, 2016 / 9:43 am

    I’ll be carrying a brolly at this rate!

  55. Jen Schofield
    June 22, 2016 / 11:31 am

    Sunglasses, a hat and lip balm!

  56. June 22, 2016 / 11:46 am

    Sun cream, lipstick and a bottle of water!

  57. Kasia
    June 22, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    suncream and sunglasses 🙂

  58. maureen findley
    June 22, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    makeup purse and phone

  59. Catherine
    June 22, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    My purse, keys, phone and with any luck sunnies

  60. Jo Carroll
    June 22, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    I think my totes double as a nappy changing bag most days? Always have a bottle of water, a fresh t-shirt, sunglasses and some cuddly toy lurking in there too 😉

  61. Victoria N
    June 22, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Suncream and sunglasses!

  62. Kirstin Lydon
    June 22, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    My tote bag will have a picnic in it. It will be full of strawberries and fizzy pop!

  63. Solange
    June 23, 2016 / 1:58 am

    Umbrella, phone, ipad mini, purse and snacks.

  64. Pam Smith
    June 23, 2016 / 6:37 am

    My ukulele music when we go busking to raise money for local charities

  65. Tiffeny Brown
    June 23, 2016 / 8:34 am

    I’ll be carrying my purse, phone, bottled water, lip balm, chewing gum, medication, face wipes, compact mirror, ear buds, moisturiser, hair brush, keys and body spray 🙂

  66. June 23, 2016 / 11:41 am

    I’d carry a good book, tissues, notebook and pen.

  67. Iris W
    June 23, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Keys, Purse, mobile phone, wipes, water, suncream, dog treats & plastic bags

  68. Natasha B
    June 23, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    A selection of my favourite summer books.

  69. ROSEMARY SHEEHAN
    June 24, 2016 / 12:00 am

    A Discworld novel, kindle, bottle of wine and some kettle crisps, cheese and grapes.

  70. Isabelle Smith
    June 24, 2016 / 1:07 am

    mobile, notebook and snacks

  71. Emily Hutchinson
    June 24, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    A picnic!

  72. fiona mcbride
    June 24, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    my work notes and diary/laptop etc

  73. michelle speight
    June 24, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    my sunglasses wipes and an array of stuff to keep a TODDLER HAPPY

  74. leanne weir
    June 24, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    my new sunnys!

  75. Tracy Newton
    June 25, 2016 / 4:04 am

    I would carry our daily shop home

  76. June 25, 2016 / 11:32 am

    Hi Heledd, what lovely looking bags, perfect for keeping in the car for that extra bit of shopping. My bag will be full of all sorts of junk this summer; lip salve, a water bottle for sure, my kindle, phone and all sorts of bits and bobs I couldn’t possibly live without for more than a couple of hours!

    xx

  77. Angie Hoggett
    June 25, 2016 / 11:54 am

    sunscreen, sunglasses, spf lip balm, bottle of water and umbrella!

  78. ailsa sheldon
    June 25, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    Pack lunch to work every day

  79. Allan Fullarton
    June 25, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    Refreshments, baby wipes and toys.

  80. Mary Baldwin
    June 25, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    My book, suncream and sunglasses – determined to go outside at lunchtime from work to enjoy whatever lovely weather we do get.

  81. Rebecca M
    June 25, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Car boot sale treasure!

  82. Rachel Butterworth
    June 25, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    Wet wipes, sun cream, bottle of water, lipgloss and an umbrella.

  83. Corinne Peat
    June 25, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    I would be carrying supplies for a day out with the kids. Wipes, drinks, snacks.

  84. stephanie whitehurst
    June 25, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I would have baby products in there with having an 8 week old like nappies some wipes and a dummy

  85. angela jones
    June 26, 2016 / 12:34 am

    some shopping, such as make up, toiletries

  86. Kate Knight
    June 26, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    phone, book and purse

  87. Laura Harrison
    June 26, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Hopefully things to go to the beach with xx

  88. Sassie Clarke
    June 26, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    With the weather at the moment, a brolly, sunglasses, sun cream, my cameraphone and National Trust Pass

  89. Kate Phillips
    June 26, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    The whole kitchen sink as I usually do. I would try to be more minimalist so as not to wear out such a beautiful bag.

  90. Penelope Hewitt
    June 26, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Suncream, sunglasses, sweets, water and my phone- plus usually anything else my son decides he needs

  91. Natalie J
    June 26, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    Mine would be like Mary Poppins’ bag, carrying everything but the kitchen sink when out and about with two under 4 lol

  92. Elizabeth Gurney
    June 26, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Suncream hopefully!!

  93. Barbara Knight
    June 26, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    A book and a little picnic, what more could I need.

  94. Danika Lloyd
    June 26, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    waterbottle, snacks and tissues

  95. Tammy Tudor
    June 26, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    All my holiday shopping

  96. Annette Oliver
    June 26, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    I’ll be carrying my gym gear in it

  97. Rich Tyler
    June 26, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    Phone, Wallet, Sunglasses!

  98. claire little
    June 26, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    my gym wear

  99. Catriona Hutchinson
    June 27, 2016 / 2:47 am

    A picnic and a beautiful tartan blanket we got at Loch Ness.

  100. michelle o'neill
    June 27, 2016 / 4:58 am

    Snacks for my grandaughter x

  101. Natasha R-M
    June 27, 2016 / 8:28 am

    Daily essentials – reading matter, umbrella, sunglasses and handcream.

  102. Laura Whittle
    June 27, 2016 / 10:15 am

    Suncream,phone, baby wipes

  103. June 27, 2016 / 10:18 am

    I’ll be carrying my purse ,wipes ,sunglasses in the hope it gets sunny

  104. Jemma Dwyer
    June 27, 2016 / 10:20 am

    nappies , baby wipes, sunscreen, hairbrush, phone , purse,

  105. June 27, 2016 / 10:31 am

    I was hoping some suntan lotion, but at this rate I won’t need any – it is raining everyday!

  106. Elspeth MacMillan
    June 27, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Sunglasses and umbrella for the typical British weather

  107. Stephen Little
    June 27, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    An umbrella – it’s always raining!

  108. Maggie Osborn
    June 27, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    Beer! 🙂

  109. Andrew Hindley
    June 27, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Sandwiches drinks and picnic items

  110. Colin Gault
    June 27, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    Sun cream and glasses

  111. Jessica Hutton
    June 27, 2016 / 5:22 pm

    Hopefully suntan lotion and a cap but more likely a jacket and an umbrella xx

  112. Danielle Graves
    June 27, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    my phone, keys, wallet, deoderant and sun screen

  113. Helen W
    June 27, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    Sunscreen, cooling spray, wet wipes, a bottle of water and sunglasses.

  114. steph lovatt
    June 27, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Nappies, wipes, dummies, purse, phone, sunglasses

  115. Lindy Hine
    June 27, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    Gorgeous bag! I’d carry my sunglasses, purse, wallet, phone, makeup bag with mini mirror, mini hairbrush, lipstick, tissues, handwipes, phone, pack of chewing gum – phew! I think that’s it full! 🙂

  116. Elzbieta Znyk
    June 27, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Picnic things or kids stuff

  117. Danielle Mc
    June 27, 2016 / 11:04 pm

    Sunscreen, sunglasses, water and body spray x

  118. June 27, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    sunscreen, wet wipes, antbac hand gel and mints 🙂

  119. Tishist
    June 27, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    Suncream, tapwater

  120. Lynne OConnor
    June 28, 2016 / 12:27 am

    Phone, bottle of water, lip balm and medication

  121. Charmian Filewood
    June 28, 2016 / 1:09 am

    My lunch for work

  122. Rachel Butler
    June 28, 2016 / 7:08 am

    I will be carrying my diary, all of my sons essentials (toys) haha, and sun cream xo

  123. Lauren Old
    June 28, 2016 / 7:17 am

    My phone, purse and hopefully some sun cream!

  124. jo liddement
    June 28, 2016 / 7:31 am

    Hopefully i will be carrying sun lotion and sunglasses if we get a good summer but also like my kindle in my bag for quiet moments

  125. Allan Wilson
    June 28, 2016 / 7:57 am

    Picnic items (weather permitting)

  126. Gabrielle Powell
    June 28, 2016 / 8:14 am

    sun screen, sunglasses, wipes, and an umbrella just in case

  127. Gemma Massey
    June 28, 2016 / 8:45 am

    Love this bag 🙂 I’d carry my book, sunglasses, phone, body spray, lippie, bottle of juice xx

  128. Jacqueline Roberts
    June 28, 2016 / 9:22 am

    I’d use it as a beach bag for my holidays, so a book cream and sunglasses

  129. olivia Kirby
    June 28, 2016 / 10:12 am

    cardy, brolly and suncream!

  130. Margaret Lee-Roberts
    June 28, 2016 / 10:28 am

    Antihistamines, eye drops, asthma spray and tissues!

  131. Georgina Sudron
    June 28, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Sun cream my lippy purse deodarant also of course my smartphone

  132. Margaret Murray
    June 28, 2016 / 10:52 am

    Sunglasses, phone, perfume and if I am lucky a purse with some money in it!

  133. elaine dale
    June 28, 2016 / 11:54 am

    PICNICS FOR THE GRANDCHILDREN

  134. Rachel white
    June 28, 2016 / 11:57 am

    Mine will have whatever the children decided they need to take out

  135. Jaynealicia
    June 28, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Knitting and sun glasses – perfect but just need to order the sun

  136. Lucy Robinson
    June 28, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    Sun cream, drinks, snacks, clean underwear, sunglasses, wet wipes and tissues.

  137. Spencer Broadley
    June 28, 2016 / 1:15 pm

    A picnic blanket and food/drink

  138. Chris Fletcher
    June 28, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    I’ll be optimistic and say sunglasses, suncream and a bottle of water for when it gets too hot!

  139. sharon martin
    June 28, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    suncream, wet wipes and water

  140. Collette Mackey
    June 28, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    A dog lead and a camera and I’m good to go

  141. Lesley Styles
    June 28, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Everything that won’t fit in my pockets!

  142. Lindsay McPhee
    June 28, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    A picnic blanket, books, snacks and a cheeky bottle of wine.

  143. carol boffey
    June 28, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Phone money and wet wipes

  144. June 28, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    A good book , bottle of water and sunscreen hopefully, to take with me down to the beach.

  145. Anne Eames
    June 28, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    I’ll be carrying some of allotment produce in my tote

  146. Ruth Wollerton
    June 28, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    My sunnies, my phone and suncream – so I can sunbathe in style

  147. June 28, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    sunglasses, wet wipes, toys for my daughter! 🙂

  148. George Wright
    June 28, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Things I take for a day out like water, sunglasses, sun cream, lip balm, hand cream, tissues, antibacterial gel & a bag dog treats!

  149. Ana N.
    June 28, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    To go shopping with ?

    • Ana N.
      June 28, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Woops…..Food and or clothes for when I go shopping…it would have multiple purposes

  150. June 28, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Food and or clothes for when I go shopping…it would have multiple purposes

  151. Helen A
    June 28, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Books, sunglasses, sun cream and a bottle of water – ready to hit the beach!

  152. Julie
    June 28, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Sunglasses and suncream (I’m the eternal Scottish optimist!), phone, tissues, purse, hairbrush and a brolly just in case 🙂

  153. June 28, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Nappies, wipes and snacks and water for 3

  154. Steven Beasley
    June 28, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    I would give this lovely bag to my mom

  155. Natalie Gillham
    June 28, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    make up, wet wipes, sun-cream, sunglasses, an umbrella, tissues, purse, keys and phone etc…

  156. Caroline Buckley
    June 29, 2016 / 4:23 am

    Baby wipes, nappies etc. The joys of being a mum!

  157. Sspeedy18
    June 29, 2016 / 5:54 am

    I use my tote bag as a handbag so carry a book,purse,hand sanitizer,phone & a knife to cut the sheep out from the bramble bushes.

  158. Jane Green
    June 29, 2016 / 6:10 am

    An umbrella and optimistically suncream.

  159. Beryl drake
    June 29, 2016 / 6:11 am

    Book , sunglaases , and son protection cream , all set for a day in the beach

  160. Tina Glover
    June 29, 2016 / 6:15 am

    I’ll be carrying a cheeky bottle of wine and some plastic glasses and taking it on my girly weekend away 🙂 x

  161. elaine stokes
    June 29, 2016 / 6:55 am

    all my shopping….. from treats for me, to boring baked beans!!!!

  162. Jean Vaughan
    June 29, 2016 / 7:19 am

    Sunscreen, bottle of water, my novel of the moment and some snacks – it’s all about me finding an idyllic spot to hide and enjoy my reading while nursery takes over for a few hours.

  163. Stacey Leigh
    June 29, 2016 / 8:50 am

    My hospital notes and loads of treats for my son 🙂 trying to spend as much time together before my little girl is born 🙂 x

  164. jayne hobson
    June 29, 2016 / 11:22 am

    purse sunglasses comb lipstck keys sweets tissues

  165. July 16, 2016 / 3:43 pm

    I shall be carrying a cooling sparkling pink lemonade drink, cloth nappies and wipes, my beautiful Eros Roses wrap and of course – the piece that finishes any Mama bag……. 2 cars, 1 bendy bus, 3 small dinosaurs and a teething clip.