“I die!”

(Shoe Challenge # 51, for Shoeperwoman.com)

Remember those sheep I became friends with this summer? Well, they weren’t the only surprise this town had in store for me. In fact, just a few days later, I was out running again, and I ran all the way back to the Stone Age:

(Note the bit of graffiti, for extra historical accuracy.)

“Terry,” I said when I got home, “You’ll never believe this, but there’s an ancient stone circle just down the road!”

“No there isn’t,” said Terry, barely bothering to look up from what he was doing. “You’ve been drinking too much coffee again. Stop it.”

So, a couple of days later, Terry, Rubin and I all piled into the car, and off we went to my stone circle, which I was very proud of myself for having discovered.

“I can has ancient stone circle?”

“Amber?” said Terry. “That’s a picnic area. The council built it.”

“Not the… druids?” I asked.

Nope. Just the council. Still, it’s pretty cool, and almost always deserted so I go back and visit it fairly regularly. I call it “Fake-henge”. There’s another, smaller version of it about five minutes away, too. I call that one “Mini-henge”. It’s not as good.

Anyway, here are some photos of my shoes, which Terry took for my Shoe Challenge:

An experiment in wearing tights with peep toes. I wouldn’t do it normally, but I’d run out of time to wear these shoes during the warmer months, so it was my only option.

Probably not the recommended outfit for dancing around stone circles. Or whatever it is you do with stone circles. I did once visit the actual Stonehenge, but they wouldn’t let us anywhere near it, unfortunately, and I was 11 at the time, so I’m none the wiser.

Another one of my many, many – OK, seven – trenchcoats. I wonder if there’s a 12-step program for this kind of thing? There should be.

I wonder what I’ll discover next? Small ruined castle, perhaps? The Holy Grail? Shergar? Nothing would surprise me about this town any more…

    1. For some reason these are the only shoes I ever do it with – I think because I managed to find the perfect shade of tights for them, and because the rosette covers the toe when I stand up! I'll have to experiment with some more, though – it would be great not to have to forget about peep toes altogether in the winter, espeically seing as I have so many of them!

  1. How cool is that! And lovely outfit! In the first photo, your coat looks kinda mint-y, while on the other three pics it seems to have an off-white kind of colour. Both gorgeous! The gold detail on the sole of the shoe is so cool, good you captured it, Terry πŸ™‚

    1. I think it's just the colour levels on the first photo: the coat is a beige colour, although I think I'd love it even more if it was mint coloured – that would be fantastic!

  2. Lovely! The tights are perfect, too. Thought of you last week when I bought my first pair of Hunter Wellie boots, they were near some AMAZING Dior shoes that cost more than my mortgage. Oh, how I love shoes!

    1. I was so pleased when I found tights in almost the same colour as the shoes! I really want a pair of Hunters, too, but I dug my old rubber riding boots out of the shed a couple of weeks ago, and I figure they'll have to suffice for now. I'm telling myself it's just part of the whole equestrian look πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! I grew up believing that tights with open shoes is a horrendous fashion faux pas, and it's taken me a long time to get past that. Now that I have, though, I think I like it!

    1. That's exactly the look we were going for with these photos, so I'm so happy to know it came across! And totally with you on the discovering new places: I've lived here for years, but it's only really been this summer that I've started to explore the place on foot, rather than by car. I've been really pleasantly surprised by some of the things I've found!

  3. What a great place to have found! And your photos/shoes are so nice. Love the purple shoes most, and they look good with the tights because of the colour I think.

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