Oh lordy, lordy I think I scared you all away with my tales of life with a compulsive hoarder! But I really do think it is a bit of a taboo subject which people need to talk about. I know I am not the only person in the world who fights a daily battle with Other People's Stuff!
Apology: My daughter has asked me to clarify that she doesn't avoid inviting people to the house because of the mess, but because we live in the country ; )
I filled four bin bags last night :D
However, since so many of my readers don't know what to say to me and are hiding behind their hands in horror at the idea of a messy house (I swear it is the "clean" sort of messy: no doggy-do-do-s in the corner, honest!) I will revert to the nice safe topic of SHOES!
Kestrel nominated me for the Stylish Blogger Award (before she read about my house?!). Thank you Kestrel!!
My task is to come up with 7 facts about myself... hmmm... I think you are all done with my personal revelations, so I thought I would focus on something stylish: shoes!
1 I spent most of the 1970's begging my mother to let me wear platform soled shoes. My ideal pair were black with red, orange and yellow stripes and I used to stare at them in the Co-op shop window every time I went past.
Image: These shoes are definitely from that era - if you want some genuine 1970's unworn platform soles, get yourself over to Candy Says!
2 My most memorable childhood shoes were metallic red patent t-bars. I was about 9. They were fabulous! What a shame I don't have a picture!
3 I still love red shoes!
In fact, here are my red shoes: Doc Martens, clogs, flatties, high heels, boots, wellies - woo hoo!
Um - a bit of cleaning required to some of those, Roo!
The insole has a henna-tattoo print and there is a gold-painted pattern on the side of the wedge.
I was once stopped in the street by a complete stranger who had fallen in love with these shoes and wanted to tell me!
The only problem is that they make a helluva racket, especially on a wooden floor. Never ever to be worn while invigilating an exam!
One sole has a big crack and I am afraid they may fall apart if I wear them again.
They were in a sale for about £15 nine years ago and I fell in love with them.
See that gorgeous "carved" heel?
But I admit they are awfully tarty-looking, especially with that diamante buckle.
And they are really hard to wear.
I have fallen off a London bus wearing these. Nice.
I love the "Romy" style by Doc Martens but it is out-of-stock across the planet. If you see a pair in size 4, tell me immediately!
Oh look - they are not that different from these 1970's shoes I just found at Candy Says!
7 My favourite shoes right now are my newest ones: Camper Mambas. A sale bargain! Kind of vintage-y, very comfortable, and great with skirts or trousers. Woo hoo!
Now I am required to nominate 7 other "Stylish Bloggers". The pressure!
Do you know them all? They are well worth a visit! And if you aren't on that list it doesn't mean you aren't one of the most stylish bloggers I know! I was only allowed 7 names!