The first of my online orders from my yearly Christmas/birthday money splurge arrived today: knee high slouch boots from ASOS. They’re a lot shinier than they look on the website, but if you know me, you know that’s no bad thing.
When I told Geth the other day what I’d bought with my Christmas and birthday money (knee high boots! new handbag! nice bracelet! new dressing gown!) he seemed a bit surprised. ‘You buy such grown-up things now. Where are the games?’
I still love games, but I feel like I’ve got enough at the moment (not to mention no time to play them). Not only that, but I don’t really feel like my new fripperies are the least bit grown-up – shiny, sparkly boots are the kind of thing I used to buy back in my teenage years. However, I’ve not bought knee high boots since probably…2007, and there’s a good reason for that. I have ridiculously giant calves, so when I’m even the slightest bit overweight (which I was from 2009 until I started losing the weight with Slimming World last year), knee high boots are an impossibility.
As such, with just over a stone to go till target, these boots are an exciting weight loss milestone. They’re slouchy, so it is kind of cheating – especially as my still-giant-despite-now-being-a-healthy-BMI calves do a very good job of filling the supposed-to-be-slouchy bits – but I’m taking it as a win anyway. Hopefully, when I reach my goal weight, they’ll fit a bit more like they’re supposed to. In the meantime, I’m just going to enjoy sparkling through the dull second half of winter!