This has been a very difficult blog post to write. Firstly, we had our office Christmas party last night and I had rather too much wine to drink. It would seem that my wine drinking days may be over but that is another story. Secondly, out of my entire collection of shoes, these are probably the most unfortunate looking – they resemble high heeled Crocs. Thirdly, these shoes are orange. Orange is one of my favourite colours – especially deep, blood orange. It should not be so hard for me to write about a colour but it is. Being Scottish, there are just too many negative associations attached to the colour for me.
Much as I love and miss Scotland, I do not miss the overt religious sectarianism demonstrated by the Orange Walk. It is good to be able to wear orange without having to worry that I am going to offend someone.