I had a bit of an afternoon out. OK, it was just back to the hospital for a check up on my ankle but it was out and I’ll take it. I got there early so they sent me for an X-ray first which speeded the entire thing up. It must have been ankle afternoon. I got chatting to a guy who’d done his ankle in 15 years ago and is still trying to get it sorted out. I’m hoping it takes a lot less time to sort me out! And then I found myself chatting to a little guy (about 9) who was with his dad. He had broken his ankle playing football. He had a cute mini boot a bit like mine. 

The doctor was delighted with the progress. Both fractures have completely healed and I’m ready for the physio stage. I got to see the X-rays close up. Fascinating to see the metalwork in my ankle and even more interesting to see the size of the break in the first X-ray and how it’s completely healed now. I’m happy.

Given that I’ve had an ankle injury I’ve been amusing myself doing some internet shopping and I’ve, ironically, bought myself some shoes from a company called Goodwin Smith who make them and sell them from their factory in north Manchester. Good to support a local business. They are a bit pricey ‘but buy cheap and buy often’ is my motto. They are classic shoes but with something of a cool twist. I was, originally, buying one pair but treated myself to two. The problem is, at the moment, I can only wear the right foot ones. But the doc wants me back in big boy shoes (and big boy pants instead of shorts) by my next appointment, apparently just after Christmas. 

The shoes were a pleasure to open. This is how they arrived…

Inside there were two shoe boxes…

The shoe boxes had a second shoe box inside the first…

Open the second box and each of the shoes came in its own seperate bag…

I bought a pair of classy, classic black brogues, great with a suit and for work. They come with laces of course but you also get to choose some funky coloured laces so you can give them a bit of a lift when you feel like it. I went for purple with the black and orange for the blue (see below)…

And my second pair were brogues as well but in this funky blue leather, good for work but could also go with jeans on a night out…

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