Manolo says, it is Monday and you are back again at your desk working away, while outside the spring has riotously sprung.
Suddenly, and unaccountably, you long to be out in the country, riding horses with tall, blond, very WASPy men in rugby shirts, which is exceedingly odd, as you have not ridden horses since the summer you were fifteen, when the only thing on your mind was ponies, ponies, ponies! (At home, somewhere in your parents attic, there are still five cardboard boxes filled with nothing but Breyer models and the collected works of the Pullein-Thompson sisters.)
Then, in September of that year, you discovered boys.
And so, to be now suddenly thinking of riding horses with the blond WASPs can mean only one thing, you passed the Ralph Lauren advertisement at the bus stop on your way to work.
Look! Here is the Velma from Ralph Lauren Collection, the horsey but sexy high-heeled sandal.0