Category Archives: Dewsbury

Someone fetch the oxygen bottle!

Yes, the title is facetious, nothing for anyone to really be concerned about lol.

So lets talk about what is supposedly one thing girls can never have enough of, shoes.

Yes, alright, I’ve got a pair or 3, I’m not going to deny it. Especially if you include a few pairs of high heels/stilletos that I’ve been presented with over the years, that I’m never going to wear beyond that one fun, and often wobbly moment. I have got things against high heels, I’ve got a pair of less than perfect knee joints, and so wearing heels would just be tempting fate, and just asking to destroy a knee joint or something. Also, there is the fact that I’m nearly 6ft tall, so I dont exactly have the need to wear heels, as a height aid, anyway.

Having said that, most of my recent shoes (apart from my winter boots, very flat) have got a very slight wedge heel, its almost impossible to buy womens shoes without them in all honesty. But 4″ heels, or anything like that, you’ll be waiting a long time to see me wobbling in anything like that.

So, getting to the point. As formerly being a guy, I’m used to wearing socks with my shoes. And yes, I know, most women dont wear socks unless they are wearing trainers and boots (and even then, some dont), and if in shoes, its bare feet, or stockings/tights. So I know, I shouldnt, but still do, probably out of habit, and nothing more. But then you get a day like today, when I’m a good girl, wear shoes, and no socks. Snag is, thats when I discover that the size I need with socks, is a bit large for when I havent got socks on. So being curious, I went in a shop in Dewsbury this afternoon to hunt down a pair a size smaller, and try them on. Guess what, they fitted perfectly! So now, the next time I buy a pair of shoes, I need to decide in advance, socks or no socks lol! Should be no socks, but with winter coming, am I that brave? I guess if its that cold, I’ll be in my winter boots, so yes, smaller size, I guess? 😉 Until then I’ll have an excuse for keeping wearing socks, my shoes slip off otherwise!

Oh, if anyone wants to know my shoe size, ask!

Now, the moment of hilarity you’ve been waiting for, I tried on a pair of heels. No, not the lethal kind, these were what I would term as raised wedges, generally I guess 2 or 3 inches off the ground, but the heels were a couple of inches more. Now, I didnt quite reach the ceiling, but…I was so tall! Funny thing was, I tried a few steps, and yes, walked in them fine, but of course its a flat base, so no reason I shouldnt. But the heel was raised more than I’ve done in a while, and it felt fine. Of course, the difference between a few minutes, and several hours (or all day) is quite a big one.

But no, I’m sticking to flats, just because of the height thing, but otherwise, well, I might have got them if I was 4-6 inches shorter, they were super! Anyone know how to shrink me a little lol?

Did do some other shopping, found 4 nice new tops in a couple of charity shops, along with a pair of trousers, and a pair of leggings. Oh, and a couple of padded seamless bras. I know I’m not flat chested, but I’m not Dolly Parton either lol, so a little help… I love the seamless ones since discovering them, it really doesnt feel like I’m wearing a bra, but I can feel the weight of the boobs, so best of both worlds lol.

The music, no, I know nothing about her beyond the name. I just typed ‘too tall’ into You Tube, and this was high up the picks. But its quite pleasant on the ears, is quite fun, so…enjoy if you want to.

Those hidden gems

Its funny, I’ve lived back up here in Yorkshire for nearly 7 years now, and have only recently found a little gem of a place to go shopping and things. Dewsbury, and yes, I suspect thats baffled a few locals, and sails straight past those like my dear friend, and commenter, James.

To be fair, within that time, I’ve known one part of Dewsbury really well, the railway station. Most working days, twice a day, I’ve passed through there, for as I say, nearly 7 years. But stop there, look around, nope. Then a couple of weeks ago, when summer finally arrived, I wanted to get out for a while in the sun. So nothing ventured and all that, I set off for Dewsbury by train.

To be honest, I wasnt expecting much, what I’d seen from the train barely looked inspiring. And the first part of the town I saw, fitted in pretty much with that. Then I found the market, the one point in Dewsbury that I’d heard good things about. And yes, what I’d heard was correct. Hadnt planned on buying anything, but with the bargains I found, I did! Also found a nice charity shop too, which was good, so came home with plenty of stuff. Oh, and found a super coffee shop in the arcade too. 🙂 So all in all…

Went back today, much the same results to be honest. Even found a place offering special rates on US Dollars, so drew my daily allowance on my bank card, and bought some. Its only just under a cent and a half on each pound, but hey, not to be said no to, all the same.

So yes, any locals that think Dewsbury is not a good shopping centre, heres a tip, its better than you think, especially the market!

Oh, and theres one other thing for me, coming back to Huddersfield, come back by 262 bus. Yes, it takes longer than the train, and yes, it only really suits me because of the part of town I live in, but… The first part of the route to Mirfield is unexciting, then it turns up through Hopton, and Kirkheaton. And yes, I do mean up through Hopton lol! When you get to the top of that road, the view opens up over the valley, and hey, its quite something, especially on a sunny day like today!

So yes, sorry to other places around here, but now, if I’m looking for a brief shopping trip beyond town, then Dewsbury is likely to be my destination.