It is the wedding next weekend and although I have my outfit and hat I have not been so lucky with the shoes. So off to town we went and spent all afternoon in one shoe shop or another. The problem isn’t that I couldn’t find any I liked there were plenty… but I have a problem with the ball of my feet called Metatarsal pain and I mean pain. Heels are definitely out but how does a girl make an outfit look elegant and dressy in flats? Not only flat but ideally ones with a wide rounded toe and thick soles. At last just before closing I found a pair of black patent ballerina pumps with bow and with my new gel insole inserts from the Scholl shop I might just be able to get by. All I can say is it is a good job I am not the one who has to walk down the aisle next Saturday as it might be more of a hobble.
After a reviving hot choc drink in Costa and a slice of Tiffin (which of course I now regret – not the taste but the calories) and a rest for my aching feet we then headed off to Sainsbury’s to do the weekly shop. I took advantage of one or two offers on things we normally buy which made the total spend a mighty £93…quite a bit higher than normal although it did include a box of red wine to indulge a long-suffering husband (whose feet also aching by this time!). I also bought a few Easter decorations – the mini eggs and sprinkles kind as I hope to make everyone a small egg or decorated mini loaf or cupcakes. I am waiting for inspiration. I have an idea for my Easter cards but may not have the time to make them now I am back at work and busy all next weekend.
Tomorrow I must try on the whole wedding ensemble and make sure it all looks OK. I can feel another shopping trip coming on for those little extras when I find my tights are not quite the right shade and the jewellery I have does not really go with the look. Oh and did I mention the Hotel has a spa – will definitely need a new cossy.