I have a lot to talk about with this post, but I figured we may as well get the shoes out of the way first. As a quick reminder:
From tomorrow, from
the 14th June 2013, I have one year to wear all of my shoes. Any pair I
haven’t worn by 13th June 2014, will be binned.
These are my ultimate favourite pair of shoes. Honestly, if I had to save one pair from a burning building, it would be an easy choice. I only wish I could make that choice so easily with books…
Anyway, they’re quirky, very comfortable and have been known to make small children stop in the street to point at them (but I like them anyway, ha!).
Irregular Choice make some quite… odd shoes, but they also make some simply amazing ones. There are these, but then I also have some with little plastic robots attached and another pair with unicorns and pink ribbon. I swear, I’m not making this up.
If you look closely at the photo below, you can see that the dog on one shoe has an orange leash that carries on and matches up to the bow on the other shoe.
Yeah, you can’t actually see that at all, can you? Ah well.
This post is especially important because these are the shoes that I wore when I met Charlotte and Ellie today! I feel like a should put that on a plaque and create a special frame just to preserve the moment…
I sound sarcastic (in general, actually) but I actually had an amazing day. I knew Ellie was a great person to talk to because I’ve met her before, but not only can I now put a face to the Lit Addicted Brit, I also now know that she’s great fun as well. I love them both so much, especially Ellie who traipsed all the way up from Derbyshire to see us.
We ate too much food and bought too many books, naturally. And blamed each other for the afore-mentioned books. Actually, that’s not quite right, is it? Everybody blamed me for the afore-mentioned books! *goes off to a corner to cry*
I got really excited about the bottom book in the pile, Shooting Victoria: Madness, Mayhem, and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy, by Paul Thomas Murphy. It’s been on my wishlist for absolutely ages, but was too expensive even second-hand. When I saw it for £5 in Netflix today, I actually did a little squeal and explained to Ellie and Charlotte at great length how happy this event made me. Oops.
“Do you need a basket there, miss?”
“Oh no, I’m fine. Thank you though.”
*glances down at armload of books*
“Are you sure? I can, like, go get you one…”
And then I had to buy a canvas bag to actually put them in, but the space between the end of my arms and the floor ended up being smaller than the bag, so I pretty much dragged it behind me like a child for the remainder of the day.
So that was my day and those were my shoes. Just a quick shout-out to Charlotte and Ellie to remind them that I want to snuggle them to bits for an awesome day today, and now I’m off to put away my millions of new books!