Sunday, December 30, 2007

Better to give than Receive

I often go walking in Tameside with friend A - the eccentric one. We just walk - there's no extreme hiking or scaling up cliffs to dizzying heights. I don't even bother to take Kendal Mint Cake or an emergency hip flask.
So why would she give me these?

Apart from looking like a prat, I'm bound to trip over them , leave them behind or tangle them up in the strap on my binoculars and strangle myself.
This hiking site calls them 'an extra pair of legs', Looks like I'm going to need advice from my pal.

Friend A takes offence readily so I'll have to take them with me - won't I?

I met up with my other friends before Christmas at Lady Penelope's place where we exchanged gifts under her glittering chandeliers. I broke the 'Don't open 'til Christmas' rule the minute I arrived home because Eileen's was a gift from my favourite shop.


This was more generous than I expected.

I feverishly peeled off the cellotape to find two Tesco crime novels!

I can always rely on Kev to buy me some recycled CDs from Sifters - the record shop immortalised by Oasis. Not very thrilling - so I found this website, placed an order and sent him the bill.

Surprise is overrated dontcha think?
KAZ

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25 Comments:

Blogger Dave said...

My DMs never seem as shiny as that. Do you get a team in from the army to polish them for you?

9:33 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

No Dave - These are patent leather to wear with white tie and tails.

9:38 am  
Blogger Roses said...

Aparently those sticks are supposed to make walking a work out. You burn extra calories swinging your arms. I think even with the new DMs, you'd lose your COOL factor walking with them.

Perhaps next year you need to give a seminar on gift giving to your friends...or learn to start dropping hints.

10:13 am  
Blogger MJ said...

If you stand close to me wearing those you can see up my skirt.

1:52 pm  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

I trust you kick out in those boots Kaz.

2:13 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

oooh, shiny.

And I don't think Kaz can help but look/be cool, regardless of accoutrements.

3:13 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

The Dutch retirees in Cornwall had those extra pairs of legs (together with their roll up cigarettes).

I didn't realise Mr Sifter was from a record shop - I thought he was one of the PG Tips chimps.

3:57 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

crutches eh? Do you know any 6 year olds? 6 year olds would love to play on them - or was it the brown boots she gave you?? They don't look bad, not as good as the shiny SHINY DMs though - (I quite like the red ones too!)

3:59 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Roses:
Do you think the extra exercise in the upper half would give me a big bosom?

Nice - But I'd rather stay cool!

mj:
If I asked nicely I'm sure you'd let me look - boots or not.

Nora:
'Kick off' is more my style.

P.S. I did your tag.

Rimshot:
Thanks - those patent boots are a bit of a challenge - what to wear with them?
Are you familiar with Lily Allen over there?
Boots and ball gowns.

Geoff:
Is there a connection with the roll ups?

Apparently Sifters is now on the Japanese tourist trail - though not yet as famous as Salford lads' club.

Ziggi:
The brown boots are my ancient walking boots (Justin Timberland)
Not sure I can live up to those shiny ones.

7:30 pm  
Blogger tony said...

Shades Of Nancy Sinatra!
Have A Great New Year KAZ!

8:07 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

oh daaaahling, Lilly Allen, while listenable, is purely derivative when it comes to fashion.

I recall that The New York Dolls and David Bowie wore boots and ballgowns long before young Lilly was even a glint in her father's eye.

9:45 pm  
Blogger stitchwort said...

Walking poles were involved in one of my famous falling-over-and-damaging-the-knees episodes.

Nice DMs though!

8:24 am  
Blogger Murph said...

Extra Poles as staff? The Brit economy is now dependent on hard working Eastern Europeans.

I'd be very helpful as an extra pair of legs on birding expeditions Kaz. I could bring them back to you so you wouldn't need to carry the binoculars!

3:51 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Happy New Year, sweetie dahling!

4:30 pm  
Blogger Rimshot said...

yeah, what MJ said.

5:18 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Tony:
But surely hers were thigh high with six inch heels.
And you.

Rimshot:
You are indeed a fashionista of the highest order.
Although it is nigh impossible I will strive for originality.
Just for you.

Stitch:
Thankyou for that vital information.
I shall get a doctor's note excusing use of sticks and present it to friend A.

Glad you like the docs.

Murph:
The Extra Poles do the work for idlers like me.

But that wasn't quite the help I was looking for Murph - I'm not a member of the Royal family.
But you could carry one stick and Oz the other.

mj:
And to you - you naughty Canuck!

5:29 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Thanks Rimshot - we overlapped .. and I hope you have a belter XXX

5:32 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

Hope you have a prosperous and naughty 2008!

xxx

6:49 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

You know what they say about women who wear patent shoes, don't you, even DM's?

Have a happy and lucky New Year.

7:36 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

Have a good one, Kaz!

8:48 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Roses:
If I don't it won't be for want of trying!

Betty:
Don't think I do actually - unless it's connected with mj's comment.
Have a happy and accident free 2008

Geoff:
Thanks luv - have a good one yourself.

12:42 pm  
Blogger Oswegan said...

It always cracks me up when I see hikers using those sticks to walk. Make sure someone takes your picture so we can laugh "with" you.

Have a fabulous New Year!

~Oswegan

5:38 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Oswegan:
I can see you have a "cruel" streak.
Even so - have a fabulous one yourself.

11:49 am  
Blogger liits said...

Sunday in Hampstead and it's full of ladies [of a cartain age] in comfortable shoes and all sporting ski poles. It doesn't snow that much in central London and they don't have a dry ski slope on the heath so what's it all about?

8:07 pm  
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