I had my best foot forward in Glasgow yesterday. I hasten to add that this is not my shoe. Nice and colourful as it is, this rainbow dancer was lying at the side of the road just begging to be remembered in a photograph.
I was in town to do my bit at BBC Radio Scotland talking about how to save money on your shopping, holidays, cleaning and food bills.
As it was pancake day there was much munching and calorie quaffing. It would have been rude to refuse, you know me reader, manners before waistline! I indulged in the glorious sweetness and then felt obliged to walk it off. Hence hiking round Glasgow and taking photos.
Actually there was a bit of an ulterior motive here, I couldn’t go home because there was no electricity between 8am and 5pm. Oh dear just have to stay in Glasgow and look at the shops….
Footwear seemed to spring at me from everywhere. I go from one extreme to the other, sidewalk abandonment to designer delights. Even though I could never see myself tripping the light fantastic in a pair of these beauties I can at least applaud their sparkle and for a moment imagine myself as that gorgeous creature who flits and frolics in such a frivolous footy confection.
I loved this graffiti, the sentiment and the amazing colour of the wall. High drama at its best.
It’s a long day. A lot of walking, a lot of looking. No shopping! Aren’t you proud of me, tempted as I was the hands stayed firmly in the pockets and the purse in the bag. Oh but I bought things in my mind, fabulous shoes, that silken scarf, a set of plates that would make the bank manager tremble. Oh I shopped in my mind just not in my wallet.
Street lamps go on early when the sky is still in afternoon light, they paint a wonderfully sunset image when none is actually there.
It’s all illusion wherever you go…
Good day out but knackered again. Honestly feel like all this walking must really be making up for my lack of running of late. Surely the weight is falling off me by the minute.