Pokeball Messenger Bag £18 @ eBay
If Pokemon X & Y fever has hit your house, you'll be glad to know that I've spent hours scouring the internet to track down a Pokeball messenger bag in time for back to school season so that you don't have to. You're welcome. At £18 with £2.50 for delivery I wouldn't exactly call them cheap, but c'mon, these things are like gold dust.
I think this summer will go down in history as the one where I lost my kids to Pokemon X&Y. Thankfully it's been a mainly dry summer where we live, so I've mostly managed to banish them to the garden so they've at least had a sufficient daily blast of Vitamin D whilst slowly turning into screen addicts. And even when it's rained they've dragged themselves to the shed forever, never once glancing up from the screens of their Nintendo DS devices.
I wish I was kidding.
Still, while I may never get my children back, I did just get a giant smacker and a big cuddle from my firstborn who was so thrilled with his new school bag that he totally forget himself and even said 'I love you, Mum.'
And that's something you can't put a price on!