Apart from the title of this post having about three American/Australian spelling differences, it's also true. Mum always picks red when there's an option and so often I associate it with her. And then I saw this little satchel recently, and I picked it, too. I hated the gold, branded plate at the front, so managed to turn it around which is much more minimalist. And red. I wear it every weekend and it makes me feel happy.