Deb's Digest
Debbie Atkinson’s family life column, as featured in the Southport Visiter.

Friday, 13 March 2009


Last autumn I wanted a colourful mac like the Scottish weather girl Carol wore on "Breakfast" every morning. Eventually I tracked one down in a trendy boutique in York - it was gorgeous but it was £350 and Aquascutum.  I was on eBay the other day and spotted what looked like a soft turquoise Aquascutum mac at the buy-it-now price of £38. I made an offer of £25 and lo and behold, it was mine. It arrived today and it's not a soft turquoise at all, it's a Sherwood Forest green and it makes me look like Robin Hood. But teamed with a belt it doesn't look too bad and I've just been round town and I have to say that there's a lot of green about. I don't know what to do.



I suppose I could always re-advertise it on eBay using the nice soft turquoise lens ..........


who would have thought it was the same garment? The one I now own reminds me of my science overall at school.


  1. must agree about the science overall!
    soft turquoise would be better but it depends if you wear it to stay dry or to make a fashion statement!?

  2. We had green science overalls at my school too. I see what you mean about the colour!