A second one was called for.
Only three places to get them in the UK. The cheapest wasn't taking my card, the next cheapest didn't have the colour I wanted, so that left me with allergyliberation.co.uk/ who were charging twice as much as Manduka themselves.
Actually, Manduka have a sale on at the moment and the towels are half price so I was paying even more over the odds.
But it came, took a little longer than expected due to the snow but arrived safely.
Now look at the picture on the right. Doesn't that look Red to you? but now look at the picture below.
PINK! It's Pink I tell you.
Oh it's very pink, I have a pink towel.
My macho Workshop was finally coming around to the idea that perhaps yoga wasn't just for girls. They'd seen some of the videos on FB and Youtube, perhaps Ashtanga was indeed, a manly practice.
And then my PINK towel arrived.
But it's OK, I meditate, I'm laid back, I have my loving kindness down pat.
I'm cool with it.
"May Manduka towel designers be happy, May Manduka towel description writers be safe........PINK! PINK! PINK! PINK!"
It's not Sunset, it's #$@#$%^ PINK!
But too be fair, in the half light of early morning practice it looks.... well , still pink but a kind of darker reddish pink. It'll do I suppose, but don't expect to see it on Youtube.
Apart from it's pinky pinkness it's a really nice towel. I was a bit worried when I heard Manduka had modified it. It's still as smooth as suede but a little plusher, softer. It's more absorbent too and yet you can still rinse it out in the Shower and it'll be dry by morning.
I have it over the banister on top of my Manduka mat, can't help running my hand over it every time I walk past.
One last thing, a suggestion to the Manduka towel description writer.
'This Sunset towel is more a Pinkish, Pinky Pink kind of Pink sunset Pink, than the Red sky at night shepherds delight kind of sunset you might be thinking of.'