Tuesday, 29 September 2009

These boots are made for...

...walking, dancing, parading, admiring, stroking, running, cleaning and everything else. I want to live in them, devoting my entire life to gently polishing them while neglecting my hungry children.

How come I have such strong feelings for a simple pair of boots? I'll tell ya!

For the last ten years I have tried on every pair of high boots available. Every season I went to the citycenter with high hopes only to run back frustrated. There simply are no boots that fit my calves. None whatsoever. And that sucks because I think that a nice pair of high boots compliments almost every shape of leg, perhaps especially the short and stubby ones. Like mine.

But thank the goddess for my sweet aunt with whom I share a footsize ánd a calvesize.

She bought herself a pair of duo boots only to find out that they give her a backache. So now they are mine mine mine! have I told you already that I love them? The walk live heaven and the best part: they zip up cleanly around my calves.

If you don't mind I will now go back to the mirror to admire my boots. Thanks.


I'm ashamed to admit it but I think I really want a cargobike. *runs and ducks for cover*
I know, I know... I've always said that cargobikes were only for perfect mothers in Amsterdam who want to be hip while blocking all the traffic with cargobikes they only use for showing off.

But you know what? I've changed my mind.
We don't own a car so I drive around town with two children on my bike a lot. Most of the time there are not only two children strapped in a front- and backseat but also two bags filled with groceries hanging from the steer and a bag filled with all the stuff that somehow need to accompany a baby and a toddler in the front basket.

That makes for a kinda wobbly total. And I don't mean the kind of wobbliness that also seems to come with having a baby and a toddler.
No, while I'm bravely risking all three our lives in the less than friend
ly traffic of our hometown I look like I've hit the sherry a few hours to early. Which I might have, being the desperate housewife that I am, but that is a whole other story.

It comes down to this: a cargobike would really be an improvement. It would be saver, more practical, better looking and yes I admit waaaaay cooler.

I mean, look at it! This is a version that would fit our narrow storage room but it still has enough room for two children and the groceries. It is a bakfiets.nl and as far as I know this brand is durable, safe and not as crappy as some of the cheap chinese cargobikes that are being sold.

But the price....the price.... Even combined with trading in the bike I now have and/or buying a secondhand cargobike it is still a huge amount of money to spend. Oh well, I guess I will just have to start saving so I can buy one by the time my eldest will start attending school!

Monday, 21 September 2009