When I was little, my favourite stories were about objects that had a life of their own. The idea that our possessions are infused with their own history is one that still enchants me. My home is full of stuff that has a story, whether it be one I know or one I’ve invented.
Happy days on the beach
If you haven’t been on a bouncy castle you will have at least seen kids on them. A bouncy castle is a thing of joy, an excuse to hurl yourself around with total abandon knowing you are going to land safely. If a bouncy castle could tell the story of it’s life it would be one of laughter, giggling and loads of kids having lots of fun.
They are a little company based on the Isle of Wight who use retired deckchair canvas and bouncy castle PVC to make beautiful bags. Each bag has provenance and a story deep in the atoms that form it.
Carry happy thoughts with you
I love the idea that the things I own have a story to tell. What better story than one of laughter, energy and joy. This week wyattandjack sent me a lovely random act of zero waste kindness, sustainably wrapped in tissue paper and a nice strong reusable envelope. It is a gorgeous blue tote bag made from an old bouncy castle and it is built to last. To make it even happier, wyattandjack give a proportion of each bouncy castle tote sale to Mossy Earth who plant trees with it.
This is my happy blue bag
Because life is too short to be sad, because happy memories are there to be cherished and because on a foul winters day I need to be reminded that summer days are not far away. And because random acts of zero waste kindness always make me happy.
And because it doubles as a record bag!
You can find the happy bag makers at
on Twitter at @wyattandjack
and through #wearemadebythesea
Disclosure. wyattandjack sent me the tote bag as a gift with no expectation that I should review it or mention it. I am not affiliated to them in any way. Links to Amazon are affiliate links and I get a small commission if you purchase anything through them.