Two donations from my mother, surplus from her wardrobe and originally charity shop finds of her own (she certainly wouldn’t have bought either brand-new). The blue rubberised mac – with natty vintage-style tartan lining – is too long and too frumpy. Conversely, the fake fur bolero-thing is too short and too tarty. Ho hum. Mac has gone to a menswear shop, the fur’s for the imminent clothes-swap for someone a little brasher and bolder than myself.