As I've mentioned before, I love Cath Kidston. Her designs are such fun and so cheerful. Within hours of arriving in London, I heard that to celebrate her 15th Anniversary, she'd produced tote bags to commemorate the event and to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care. The bags were being distributed through Tesco (sort of like a British Target) and came in three patterns. The bags are environmentally friendly and are made from recycled plastic bottles, although they feel like heavy canvas.
I checked the Tescos that I happened across, but couldn't find the bags. I saw a woman at the V&A Museum who had one, and nearly mugged her for it. I mentioned my lack o'luck finding these bags to Just a Plane Ride Away, who very kindly said she'd venture to her local Tesco and get me one. Well, she did one better and sent me two! They came in the post this morning and are just great. They're the perfect size and I can't wait to use them at the Farmers' Market this week.