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Slushy snow

January 16, 2013 2 comments
Snowy landscape

View from the window this morning

This is the sight which greeted me at 7.00 this morning when I let the dogs out for their ablutions.

I haven’t altered the colour in any way – it really was as monotone as that.

Snow had fallen in the night, and it continued to fall all day today but it was such wet snow that it didn’t stick.

I suspect the ground is so sodden that unless we get freezing temperatures, none of the snow promised over the next 48 hours will stick either.

New blue shoes

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Our doctor has advised that my scoliosis will benefit if I wear low heels – not six-inch stilettoes, obviously – just a 2 centimetre raise or something of that order.

I’ve deliberately avoided heels all these years so most of my shoes don’t fit the bill – time for a new pair!

Well-aerated shoes

Well-aerated shoes

Unlike most women (by all accounts) I hate buying shoes, but there’s a shoe wholesaler next to where we had to pick up some sacks of pellets for the stove today, so I thought I might as well kill two birds with one stone.

My feet are freakishly large by Italian standards so I always have to go to the back of the shop.

Almost immediately I spotted the sort of plastic clog worn by nurses in hospitals. I’ve always fancied having a pair and they were actually there in my size.

Apparently you can wash them in the washing machine or sterilize them – not that I really want to.

So far they feel heavy and the raised heel is awkward, but they’ll certainly be well aerated and I’ll be able to rinse them off like a pair of wellies!