whats this, two posts in two days? and after id just finished complaining about how much i was working! this one is not my fault though, i have been pressured to do a Tuesday Shoesday post by someone who has a thing for shoes. i dont buy shoes often enough for this to be regular feature, but i struck a bonanza this weekend, so here goes.
on the way to and from the flyball comp this weekend, we kept passing a rivers superstore in ulladulla.
they used to have one here in wollongong but it closed down, unfortunately. so after a leisurely training at milton dog club on sunday morning
we headed back to ulladulla to do a little bit of shoe shopping. i really need sandals. its warming up and i have dodgy feet and i need to wear shoes that are supportive and functional to walk in (its a big campus) but that dont look like i just stepped out of a nursing home. australian womens summer shoes are usually hopeless in this regard. i have had some success with rivers shoes before, and i was very happy to find these:
they have a slight heel each. i dont usually like slip ons but the red ones have good thick straps that keep the feet in place
and the black ones have a lovely little strap at the back.
i like the fact that these are not too daggy. they are extremely comfortable and fit really well. but best of all, they cost me $54. not each, but for BOTH! thats right, two pairs for less than the price of one. nice huh? of course, its not warm today. in fact its raining and feels like winter again, so im actually wearing these:
one of these shoes cost twice as much as those two pairs combined. i do love them though, ive worn them heaps this year and they are wearing really well. sometimes its worth paying extra for the long term quality. speaking of which. when i got back from my walk around campus this morning, this was sitting on my desk.
its my birthday next wednesday, and it looks like the celebrations have started early. it was from my sister:
squeeeee! it is perfect!
a lovely new black leather handbag! exactly what i wanted! i am very fussy in the bag department, and my lovely sister has schlepped all over sydney with me on numerous occassion looking for just the right thing (i am still using the crumpler we got last time we went shopping). she has obviously taken notes, because its pretty much what i would have chosen for myself! its got pockets and an outside zip for easy wallet access, but its big and roomy enough for knitting projects. its lovely soft thick leather, with big silver hoops, and its going to look perfect strolling the streets of new york. i had resigned myself to taking a backpack because i dont have a nice functional handbag. but now i do! weeee! thank you lovely.
it came with a beautiful card:
(which reminds me of anesthesia the rat-speaker girl in the book im reading at the moment (neil gaiman’s neverwhere), which is very cool, and it has an even cooler specially written birthday poem inside. this is my favourite line from sisters poem: “blessed in sisterhood i be”