Things to do

I love making lists — it’s a good job really, as these days my memory isn’t what it was!!!

Things to be done on my list this week were: –

  • Buy new nude coloured underwear.
  • Get shoes and boots re – heeled.

Every woman should own a nude coloured bra and knickers, and I was on the lookout for a replacement set, so I visited Kate and Geraldine at Betty and Belle, an award winning lingerie shop near where I live. I am happy to report that not only did I get a new set of underwear, but also, Geraldine measured me just to make sure that my bust measurements hadn’t changed.

I don’t know why, but, before I trained to become an Image Consultant I had never been measured for a bra, I was quite happily bobbing along, (or bobbing out all over!!) in my size 36b, when my true measurement was a 34d. Goodness knows what I must have looked like!!! But, we live and learn.

Nowadays I get measured once a year just to make sure everything is as it should be, and I am practising what I preach.

I can’t stress enough the importance of wearing the correct fitting bra, not only will it be infinitely more comfortable to wear, but it provides the foundation upon which your entire style and appearance rests. In fact thinking about it I might devote a whole blog spot to talking about bras, as it is such an important item and I have more, much more to say on the subject, so watch this space.

So onto my second task of the week – shoe repairs. I always keep on top of my repairs, as I think there is nothing worse than seeing someone smartly dressed, but when you look down at their feet, the footwear is scruffy and in desperate need of attention and polish.

To my delight I have discovered a new shoe repair man (in fact he has been in the same location for many years, it’s just taken me a while to catch on)

I normally visit a high street repair shop, which has been absolutely fine up to now, but to find a traditional craftsman these days is a rare find! What this gentleman doesn’t know about shoe repairs isn’t worth knowing,

For example, I have a favourite pair of black patent flat shoes which I am wearing to death, but, unbeknown to me, I shouldn’t be wearing them in the rain as the sole is made out of cardboard! Can you imagine my shock – cardboard, and I can assure you that I did not pay cardboard prices!!

Anyway, the crisis has been averted, and I am now the proud owner of a pair of black patent flats with ‘proper’ soles and heels, and, I have added this little shop to my ‘can’t do without’ list!!


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