Until recently I have stuck by my decision to ditch shoes around April and opt for flip flops till March when my toes go blue and fall off. It is met with derision from the masses, but I think that should it rain, I can wipe my feet off and not have to sit with wet socks and shoes. Plus I’m a bit of a hippie kid. I don’t like shoes, and I’m not a fan of heels either.
But I’m admitting defeat. I regularly stub my toes, drop things on my feet and generally mangle them, but yesterday was the last straw that broke the camel’s back.
I went to the party shop to get some fancy dress attire for the weekend (you’ll have to wait and see about that. I don’t think I’ll be giving it away but if the wrong person stumbles here I might ruin the whole surprise so ill save it till Monday!) And got completely soaked. I had forgotten it was monsoon season in June and therefore not made alternative arrangements, so had to do the mad car dash. You know the one I mean, park the car on the high street, run with flailing arms and legs to the meter to pay for my half an hour, run back to car etc. I did have a really short conversation with a man who was holding up the queue when he informed me the machine wasn’t working. “Do you think it might be because its eighty pence and you are only putting in seventy pence?” I muttered as the rain got harder, something I didn’t think was possible! Yep, that’s the issue. Pay the right money dude, I have fancy dress to purchase.
Clothes bought, I hot footed it out of the party shop and fell over. Not a dramatic fall, something fairly small, but as my flips have no grip, I landed in a massive puddle. Wow, I’ve not been living up to my accident prone nature recently, so I guess I had to even the balance. And. It. hurt. Then about twenty yards down the road, I did it again.
Getting back in the car I huffed about the dampness of my jeans, and realised my toe was actually really painful.
Twenty four hours later the whole thing has gone black and blue and looks a bit like ET’s finger. It’s most definitely broken. I can’t put any weight on it, so accelerating is proving difficult when driving. Ouch. Normal shoes are back out tomorrow. Sad times.
What has everyone got planned for this weekend?