"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Sunday, November 28, 2010

Walking on the ice

Snow and ice on the ground are never good news for me. Not having a low centre of gravity, if there is any slipping and falling to be done, I'm your woman. This is not helped by the fact that the road outside our house is never visited by the gritters and tends to resist any attempt by the sun to melt the ice until we're halfway through summer. (OK, an exaggeration - slight).
So last winter, I searched online and eventually found these little gems which fit over my walking shoes and, Bob's your uncle, I am able to walk on snow and ice without any problem, even with Paddy on the other end of the lead. Of course, it wouldn't be advisable to skip off blithely as if on a dry summer's day, but all in all, a great addition to my winter wardrobe.

2 comments:

  1. Very stylish! I think I caught Kate Moss modelling them on a Milanese catwalk.
    Noticed that all stocks are now exhausted. They would have made an excellent Xmas present for Shirley so now it will have to be the new clothes horse after all!

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  2. There are other types on the site though, YP. I don't think they are all sold out. Hmm, clothes horse? Tough choice. I'm assuming you are desirous of eating your Christmas dinner through a straw?

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