It’s finally happened. The day I have been dreading has arrived.
Alas, I knew it would only be a matter of time, but I was hoping it would be later rather than sooner.
My brown boots have developed a hole. My lovely, versatile, brown boots. The boots which can be worn with trousers, jeans, skirts and dresses. The boots which can blend with light colours, bright colours, dark colours and medium shade colours. The boots which have enough heel to give me that extra needed height, but not too much heel, so I do not need major foot surgery after I have worn them.
And they cost me a fair whack. For once, I splashed out, telling myself they were well-made and it would be worth spending the extra money on boots which would not cripple my feet. Plus I would be able to wear them to many occasions with almost every outfit I owned. Talk about getting your moneys worth!
I discovered the hole yesterday, as it was raining for a change (I’m being sarcastic here, in reference to the rain). I was not amused when I arrived home from a busy day in the office with one dry foot and one extremely wet foot.
Would anyone out there care to buy me a new pair of boots please? No? Oh well, you can’t blame a girl for trying.
And to make matters worse - the price of wine has gone up 14p a bottle. (How much?!) Thanks to 'Alistair Darling’s 2008 Budget.' Yep, he’s hitting drinkers where it hurts – in the pocket. Beer has increased to 4p a pint and spirits are an extra 55p a bottle.
The Budget has also focused on drivers, hence it has been named ‘Don’t Drink or Drive Budget.’ Not 'Don't Drink AND Drive' (everyone knows this can lead to tragic consequences) but it's referring to the hard fact that drinkers and drivers will suffer financially.
There will be a 2p per litre rise in fuel tax in the Autumn. Believe me when I tell you that we fork out enough for fuel already. And nine out of ten cars will cost more in road tax. Again, the current price is expensive enough.
Apparently, by 2010 the price to tax a Mondeo 2.5 will be £750! Phew, I have a funny feeling that Mondeo 2.5’s will not be a popular car in 2010.
Maybe I should be grateful that I do not possess a Mondeo, but right now I’d appreciate wearing boots which were not falling apart and making me suffer with wet foot syndrome. I would also appreciate not having to arrange a small loan the next time I am buying a bottle of wine, to enable me to cover the cost of my favourite tipple.
Whoops, I almost forgot – happy weekend! All the very best from Flying Pink Elephants.
Picture of the day:
Pretty as a picture.