Hi..., LONG POST TO COME BUT ONLY AS AN INTRODUCTION..., all future ones will be to the point!! I am new girl (36 years young)!!-but have looked at the great chats all you girlies have had for a long while now..., i look to all you Mulberry fanatics for all my advise and to to take away the guilt i feel for buying a Mulberry..., I am amazed at what large collections some of you have and i love that you use them and love your bags!! I have probably had 8 bags now..., started at the bottom with a Blenheim oak, not keen on the shade so swapped it for choc..., sold that on ebay as i was not happy about the long winded fastening!! Then i got an Oak Knightsbridge..., this was beautiful, the leather and shade was perfect.., i was too scared to use it much because of the rain but loved it sooo much. Then one day, someone referred to it as looking like a bowling bag- that was it!! Reminded me of those horrid chav style adidas and puma bags from my youth..., next day, my knightbridge went on ebay!! I felt awful as it sold within hours of listing and suddenly, i had no special bag..., I went on to buy a Mulberry Mabel Antique in Fuschia..., Loved the colour ( but maybe not as a bag) and loved the style and antique finish. This stayed under my bed unused, though i looked at it daily!! ..., to be honest, i was still feeling guilty about owning such an expensive bag.. I then sold my mabel on ebay and went off to shepton mallet Mulberry outlet for a choc version.., these were over £100 more so i settled for a small size- BIG (LITTLE) MISTAKE!! Was like a clutch bag with a handle as it was so small but i LOVED the colour and everything else. I loved that the mabel is light to carry as with two daughters age one and three, and a pushchair, i do not need any extra baggage weight, but this was to small.., so again, hoorahhh for ebay!! I then still felt as though something was missing in my life for not having a Mulberry..., could not afford a reg sized Mabel in choc so found a pre-owned, barely used Jacquetta as i loved the look of it... Got it, and it was indeed beautiful, but not secure and the choc colour was too dark so Again sold it..., at a profit, which was great. Now.., what did i want for goodness sakes??!! Another Mulberry, of that i was sure..., what colour though..., i love choc but i love Oak when aged...... I found a pre- owned, barely used Mollie. Loved it because it was like the jacquetta bit with a secure zip fastening.., however, it was barely used so not 'aged' enough and i was Too scared to use it, to age it myself in case i ruined it GRRRRRR.., and as it stood it was a tad stiff!!!! So.., sold it, again at a profit. THE END you may say, but no, i thought i would have one last try..., Found a choc Roxanne on ebay in Australia, for an absolute bargain and it is beautiful & handsome., but so heavy!!! And, it only looks a nice shape when it is stuffed full! I am a buyer of beautiful shoes and boots without any guilt, with belstaffs and Vivienne Westwoods to speak of but a few but handbags take a bit more justifying to myself, although i love the way they look on all who have them..( i am by no means wealthy, a full time mum & everything i buy is funded by keeping my things in pristine/ used condition and selling them on ebay to buy something new) Please tell me, how to relax with my mulberry and how to enjoy it without worrying about it and feeling guilty for having it??!! LOL... P.S... How do you cope with a saggy roxy.., I wonder if something ridged in it's bottom would firm it up??!!