That mum

Whenever my kids have scraped their knee at the park there has always been a nearby mum that magically produces a plaster (band-aid) while I am still rummaging in my bag (usually muttering "I'm sure that I had one in here somewhere").  No more.  Now I will be that mum.  Well, that might be setting my sights a little too high, but this little 1st aid kit pouch must improve my chances, right? 
Now all I have to do is put it in my bag and remember to replace the contents occasionally...


For those of you wondering whether I might have let zipper-phobia get the better of me, I do have an excuse: I sprained my ankle.  I've been far too grouchy and uncomfortable to tackle anything that didn't squeeze onto my little sewing surface.  Still, this 1st aid kit has been on my to-do list for about 7 years now.  Its time had come.


PS. Do we British really not ever say 'zipper'?  I always grew up saying 'zip', but I thought that was just the abbreviation and sewing folks might say 'zipper'.  Hmm.  Still, I think that Americans came up with the term, anyway, so it's not one that I can use my usual "we came up with the language, so our way is correct" excuse.  Despite the thousands of children growing up in bi-lingual households, my American husband is convinced that our offspring might fail in school because their mum says ZEBra instead of ZEEEbra...