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28 September 2014 @ 08:44 pm
This old grey mare ain't what she used to be  
Spent a couple of hours today digging up and shifting some paving bricks that need to be relaid so feeling a bit weary tonight. Was feeling fine while I was doing it - the exercise felt good, out in the sunshine - but when I was blowdrying my hair after my shower I managed to pull a muscle in my back. Or pinch a nerve, not sure which... but you'd think if I was going to be sore from anything it would be the digging and carting, not the blowdrying.

New shoes - I'm really rather taken with these.

From the front:

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 photo shoes3400x300_zps8ee02d94.jpg

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Label on the box says size 39 (my size), but when you peel it off the box is stamped 40 and the shoes themselves are 40 - probably just as well as they're a bit tight. Being leather though they'll stretch out, and after an hour or so's wear on Friday night they were feeling a lot better. Can't wait to actually wear them somewhere now.
And no, I didn't break my Spend-less September; I ordered these back in August. *g*
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Merlin Pendragon: Avatar hivernalmrlnpndrgn on September 28th, 2014 11:37 am (UTC)
Nice shoes!
Now you need to go back to London to show them off :-)
miwahni: UK London Eyemiwahni on September 29th, 2014 10:18 am (UTC)
That would be perfect... counting down another two years or so before I get back there. In the meantime the shoes will remind me of why I'm saving.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMO] SHOESdraycevixen on September 28th, 2014 03:29 pm (UTC)

I'm sure it was from the paving stones, the muscles were just tight afterwards. Go you for getting that work done and I hope it heals up really fast. ♥

Cute shoes. They look handpainted.
miwahni: Random No place like homemiwahni on September 29th, 2014 10:23 am (UTC)
It looks like your good wishes did the trick - sitting with my head bent over while travelling home on the bus tonight helped it greatly. Must have just stretched it out enough.

I'm not sure that they're handpainted; or if they are, then it must be with the aid of a stencil. Each shoe is almost *exactly* like the other, the only difference between them is the placement of the pound signs. But cute, yes!

And I don't have a proper shoe icon! May need to remedy this lack.
a honeyed wine at night: slow loris meadmoonlightmead on September 29th, 2014 07:33 am (UTC)
What very dinky shoes! Aww!

But aww - a different sort of aww - for your poor back. I hope it clears up rapidly, because it sounds no fun.
miwahni: Random Rainbow Earthmiwahni on September 29th, 2014 10:24 am (UTC)
They're cute shoes, I can't wait to wear them out. Just something a bit different.

Thank you - back is actually feeling better tonight. Just commented above that it seemed to stretch itself out a bit and it took most of the pain away.
Calise: Balletshoescali_se on October 3rd, 2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
Oh, snazzy shoes! :D Hope your back feels better.
miwahnimiwahni on October 4th, 2014 08:38 am (UTC)
Thank you - I'm rapt, they're just so different.

Back is much better, thanks - but ask me this time tomorrow, as I have a full day of paving planned!