Mourn with me, brothers and sisters. I went to M & S to fetch my new slippers and put them on at home only to find my heels hung over the edge.
Size 7s, my foot!
I am slipperless once again, as the nice but harassed lady on the counter tells me that there are no size 8s in stock.
Fear not. I did buy an alternative to make me feel better. Here they are. Not quite a pair, but good enough.
Thornton's Special Toffees. Yum. One in fruit and nut, and one in Brazil nut flavour. They won't keep my feet warm, but they still provide a kind of comfort that's very welcome in my distressed, sans-slipper state.