WHAT: Red canvas wedges, River Island
WHEN: Sunday, May 1st, 2011
WHERE: Rossyln Castle and Traquair House
WITH: Polka dot dress (Collectif via eBay), red bow belt (probably New Look)
Yes, readers, it’s true: you all thought I just joked about being a Shoeperhero, but nope, I can ACTUALLY fly. Well, I can when I’m on a swing, anyway…
The swing in question was in the grounds of Traquair House, which dates back to the 12th century, and is Scotland’s oldest continuously inhabited house. As with Glamis Castle, which we visited last week, Terry and I have been to Traquair before, and done the tour of the house, but the weather on Sunday was so beautiful we figured the grounds would be a nice spot for a picnic, so off we went.
And once again, I wore a pair of red canvas wedges:
These are the shoes I bought last year to replace these ones. I’d like to say these will be the last red canvas wedges I’ll feature here for a while now, but I think we all know that would be a lie, don’t we?
This was actually taken at Rosslyn Castle, which we stopped off at en route to Traquair. It’s next to the more famous Rosslyn Chapel: we’ve been to both, but much prefer the castle, which is a little more off the beaten track (there were around 70 people queuing to get into the chapel when we passed it), and pretty unique. It’s not a busy place, but I managed to clock up two separate comments from complete strangers about the unsuitability of my footwear for walking. Ironically, although they’re high, these are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own, and I could walk for miles in them (and have!). I always think it’s funny that people want me to wear shoes I don’t like, just to make THEM feel more comfortable!
You can even swing in them.
Here is my sidekick, Shoeperdog, taking a brief rest from all the fun. (Don’t worry, we brought along plenty of water and food for him: he had the time of his life. Mind you, EVERY day is the best day of Rubin’s life, so that’s not saying much, really…)