Friday, 14 February 2020

She Slopped Her Dripper!

One of my 'Party Pieces' used to be telling children the story of Rindecella, a gritty pearl who bent to the wall, and pranced with the Dince, till the mock cluck stridnight. At which point she stan down the rares and slopped her dripper.**
Well I nearly "slopped my dripper" down the stairs last week. I've had these blue suede slippers for ages- they are certainly BC [Before Cornerstones] This photo was taken about 4 years ago. Eleven years on, and at least four repairs later they've finally given up the ghost and my toes shot through the top as I was coming downstairs.
There's a gaping hole in the top, holes in the soles,the furry lining is threadbare, and the repair stitching has started to disintegrate.
Well fitting slippers are important IMHO. I need to feel safe - particularly when I'm wandering to the loo in the early hours, or blearily descending to the kitchen to make the morning cuppa. Bob felt that I might be carrying my usual thriftiness too far, and suggested it really was time to replace them.
Fortunately M&S recently sent me some loyalty vouchers and a 3xpoints on clothing offer. I've checked out the website, and there is an almost identical pair available. Colour options: light blue, beige, mustard, navy or berry.

After all these years with safe navy, I'm pushing the boat out and having red instead of blue!
Thank you everyone for your comments - and some of you have been kind enough to email because you cannot seem to comment online. I've been told that if you use a different browser [eg Chrome] you may have more success with commenting. 
**at the end of the story, Rindecella gore fave her muggly other, and her sad bisters. She parried her Mince, and they all lavved hippily avver ifter!

10 comments:

  1. Probably wise to replace those slippers as you don’t want to trip. Just imagine if you were out of action. I love the idea of living “hippily”

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  2. Good thing Cornerstones is a bungalow!
    I remember my Mum worrying about my Gran because she just kept wearing old tatty slippers even though she had bought new ones.

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    1. I read that in the UK, a person falls downstairs every 90 seconds. That person definitely needs safer slippers.

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  3. Well, I'm glad you didn't slop your dripper, because a slopped dripper wouldn't be very nice, in my opinion. :D The red slippers do look very similar to the blue ones. I do like those socks you are wearing. :)

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    1. Thank you - I knitted 2 pairs of these socks about 14 years ago using Regia Sock Wool. It is self patterning. They've proved to be warm, comfortable and wonderfully long lasting

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  4. Slice nippers, Angela.
    M/S are so useful every now and then!

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  5. Great Spoonerism there. Very witty!

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  6. They've definitely had a good innings! They deserve to be retired!! I love my handmade slippers my mum bought me from a cottage industry in Snowdonia- they've been fixed several times! I shall be sad if/when they give up the ghost!

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  7. The Spinderella Coonerisms were very entertaining!

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