Accidental Rebel

Aunty Verve here. I generally (& genuinely) always try to do the right thing, play by the rules, be the diplomat and peacekeeper but sometimes things happen outside of your control, no matter how hard you try.

After scoring tickets into the Makybe Diva marquis for Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse, of course I felt I should have something new to wear – a nice new frock!   That’s the thing to do!

With some intrepidation, not being an avid shopper, I headed off.  Not very long into the journey I found a fabulous bright orange and red dress that was a dream to wear.  It was so comfortable and I already had bag and shoes that matched – so it was perfect.  I couldn’t believe my luck.

My husband and I were guests, and, not knowing anybody, I was really happy and proud that I had made an impression right up front.

“You look great” one woman said. “What a terrific colour that is on you” said another.

“Yes” I explained “I even had enough time this morning to pop into the city and pick up an orange fascinator and wrap.  We all took photos and, very excited, we headed off to the races.

Amongst the thousands of racegoers, I remarked on the number of woman wearing black and white outfits and that I was so glad I had worn bright colours.

To my horror, one of the women replied “Yes, I guess people still like to stick to tradition on Derby Day”. My cheeks suddenly matched my new frock…


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2 Responses to “Accidental Rebel”
  1. Siobhan says:

    Whoops…well, at least there was no way you’d have lost your bag on the day hahaha

  2. Aunty Mod says:

    Yeah good on you, tradition is there to bust out, other wise it just because very lock step, someone has to break the mould and I’m glad it was you Verve.

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