Category Archives: Boots

These things happen in pairs

Yes, a play on words, in a literal sense tonight.

Shortly before Christmas, my trusty ankle boots basically gave way at the seams. They werent expensive, they have given great service, so in that sense, no complaints whatsoever. Well, other than that the place I got them from no longer seems to sell them, but…ah well, new pair needed.

So fine, even though over here, it hasnt been brutally cold (yet), I went over to my furry winter boots, to get me through to the New Year, when I might actually get a chance to go shopping for some new ones, next week in fact. Guess what I noticed a few days back, they are beginning to give way, in the same area, though thats more the moulding giving way, than any seams. Yes, again, they’ve given great service, but why do they all have to go at the same time?

Strictly, I still have 1 pair of boots in good condition, barely worn, so fine. But OK, these are calf boots, white, a little silliness I bought a while back. Yes, I should just wear them anyway, but they are a ‘little cheeky’ for work. Thankfully the winter boots are still usable, so I will probably stick with them, but I do think the calf boots might be fun…and all dominant, and the like, grin!

And oh, to add to all that expense, I’ve needed a new pair of slippers as well for a while, something else I will have to buy next week, aargh. They are still wearable, but showing their age horribly, so…

I dont know, is there such a thing as vintage style boots? If there is, are there any at a sensible price? Or are boots something that havent changed a lot over the years, other than material, presumably? I hear about, and buy too much vintage, and vintage style clothing, but never seem to hear about vintage footwear, thats all?

Hopefully, work will come through…let me explain. At the beginning of December, we had details of a contest come around by email, I think they called it a snowball or something. So me, who never wins anything, gave it a go anyway. Announcement of the main prizes, nothing, unsurprisingly. Anyway, last Monday, as I was heading to make a coffee, on a break (I know, me make a coffee, never known!) I passed the bosses, and got called over. Now, as far as I knew I’d done nothing wrong, so…seems I did win one of the lesser prizes, the equivalent of a load of cash, in points, to use in the company discount scheme. Now, given I dont have a card of my own (other than pre paid ones for abroad), I’d never bothered to join up. So now, hastily I did, and my boss, sent off the email, giving them the details, so I could get the points on my account, and spend some of my winnings. Amazon, at least, you can buy gift cards directly with points, no need for a credit card top up. 🙂

Nothing appears, so yesterday, he chased it up for me. As of teatime, points still not there! If I can get them, I can treat myself to a nicer pair of boots, buying them via Amazon, so please, whoever is responsible, give me my points!

If not, I suspect it will be Wakefield, budget shoe shops, or maybe a charity shop pair, if I can find something classier, at the right price? Now I could also do the points, as I could pay for my hotel stay in May, the night before flying out the same way. Still, the discount on that is until the end of the month, so hopefully by then…

No, I’m not expecting to win a second competition lol. Might be hard, the only other one I know that I’m in, is the weekly draw on the Friday lunchtime 49’s bonus ball at work! 29, if you want to cheer me on!

The video, quite apt for all this footwear I need,