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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Evidence that Fran has experienced major trauma

SATURDAY UPDATE ON SLIPPER SITUATION:

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. 

23 comments:

  1. What about a 7 1/2? That's what I wear. You can try the toffee on your feet. It might turn out better than you think.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. No half sizes. It was never going to be that easy ...

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  2. You must learn to knit and then you can make your own!

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    1. I will look in the diary and see what I've got booked in for the next three years before I decide to teach myself to knit ... I've been there and tried that before and you've never seen anything quite so farcical in your life.

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  3. Poor slipperless baby!!

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  4. I'm also a size 8, and I really sympathise. And now you can sympathise with me, for John has received a gift of Thorntons toffee, but it's licorice flavour, and I HATE licorice! (Just realised that I can't spell it, either. That'll teach it.)

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    1. I do sympathise, but I love liquorice. And it's a horrible word. I'm spelling it here like Thorntons spells it but there seem to be about three different spellings going round.

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  5. Those protein-filled toffees will make you feel much better soon .
    Meanwhile , you may wish to reconsider your dislike of the pensioner slipper . I do think tartan is making a comeback in the house shoe fashion stakes .

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    1. At the rate I'm going, it may have to be a pair of pensioner-tartans. It's better than nothing.

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    2. Pensioner floral.....

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  6. You can, of course, mould toffee into a slipper shape... But it comes with a warning: It may encourage experimentation with toe- sucking.

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    1. I'll pass on that, then.

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  7. Fran Fran Fran Fran Fran; tsk, you're supposed to try them on BEFORE you leave the store. always check.
    But how could they not fit if the first pair were also size 7 and fit perfectly? I suppose they could have been mislabelled; it happens.
    I love licorice toffee.

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    1. My first mistake was ordering them on the Internet so I couldn't try them. My second mistake: - er - I think the last pair may have been 8s ... and I forgot.

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  8. aah, Fran, I feel for you and your large feet :) I'd even lend you a pair of my magical slippers but they are all a six 6. Thorntons!!! My favourite shop ever and the first place I visit when I land in England. Double cream chocolate mints - bring it on. Beats slippers hands down. Have a great week!!

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    1. Double cream chocolate mints ... mmmmm.

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  9. Eat the Toffee I say...but what a bugger about the slippers.

    Sadly, I have slippers but NO TOFFEE !

    ( isn't Toffee a funny word ? )

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    1. Your comment intrigued me. This is what it says on www.etymonline.com 1825, tuffy, toughy, southern British dialectal variant of taffy. Modern spelling recorded by 1843. Now, 'toughy' - that would make sense!

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  10. Goodness. I thought it was a bit rude of one commenter to suggest that you have big feet but... well. (Size 4/5 here.) Also, I've ALWAYS had slippers even when I was young. It's well seen you weren't brought up in a chilly part of the world.

    Maybe you should try a shop? Just a suggestion.

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    1. I've looked! I've looked! The problem is, I've decided that these are my 'destiny' slippers so that no others will do. And no other shops have had anything similar.

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  11. My feet have grown a size and a half, but I have also shrink the same in inches tall. Apparently something is melting. LOL!

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    1. Gosh, if that keeps going until you're 107, you're just going to be a pair of very large feet and a head.

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