I have whined and whinged many times about my "huge plates of meat" and the struggle to find good, well fitting shoes without having a major bank to fund them.
Well late last week I paid a visit to the Hotter website and they had a sale on!!!!
I found no fewer than 7 pairs of shoes, near faint from exciement and 2 cuppas to recover.
Sense and a tight grip on my debit card narrowed it down to 3 pairs, all originally £75 a pair, now 2 pairs at £18 and 1 at £25.
The red and black pairs are loafer style with a very small heel and the grey ones have a small wedge heel.
They are very comfortable and well worth the cost, I had them delivered as the cost was less than the diesel would have been and it saved me a trip to Carmarthen. I know full well that I would have had a mooch round the town and spent more money. Baby clothes are soooo tempting.
I am spending every moment possible in the garden, or walking. Yesterday was sunny but cool enough to get a 5 mile walk in, and I enjoyed every step of it.
Friends from just round the corner recently lost their little dog. Yesterday they had grand daughters to visit, Ben went there while I had my walk and was extremely spoilt. So much so that while I stood waiting for him, he was still racing up and down playing ball.
He did just about acknowledge my presence but finished his game before coming to see me.
This is the result of his playing, usually by now he is ready for the first walk of the day, this morning he is still curled up and snoring.
I am off to pick up some more 8' canes today, I used some of mine for the wigwam last year and a few are past their best. Wilko has them for just over £2 a pack of 10.
The garden is coming along nicely, I now have a second, smaller, greenhouse up. This will be more of a potting and storage area than a growing one, at least that is the plan for now.
I need a few more gravel trays, I will pick them up in Wilko later, they are only £1 each and are very sturdy.
Ooops, time I rootled Ben out of his bed ready for a walk.