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One of my first acts upon becoming a dictator will be to make it compulsory that all online property listings must come with a floorplan.

Yesterday was a good shoe day. After collecting my Mongolian visa (hurrah) I found that it was very close to lots of outdoor type shops, so went to look at snowboots. After resigning myself to paying £100+ for something that would actually keep me warm I finally found Columbia, where they were having a small sale, and I found a pair of nice mid-boots that are perfect. Still £60, but they come off pretty well in online reviews, look not too much like work boots so I could conceivably wear them in a professional manner should that ever be necessary, and are certified (whatever that really means) to -32 degree celsius. These are they, but in a grey colour.

On the other end of the spectrum, I bought another pair of Ipanemas in TK Maxx, which will be of no use whatsoever in Mongolia, but I plan to be in Mozambique for a few months from May. And oh my goodness I've just found that the Ipanema UK website is having a sale and there are SO MANY beautiful flip flops I could have. These are the ones I bought (blue and gold if the link doesn't go to the right colour), but look: ombre, minimalist, and WINGS! And they have an ethics tab on their site which makes me feel good about my capitalist ways.

Date: 2017-02-03 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] debodacious.livejournal.com

Those boots look v toasty. I think I want winged flip flops but sadly have no trips planned to warmer climes at the moment.

Date: 2017-02-03 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slemslempike.livejournal.com
They are surprisingly thin, but have some sort of heat technology involving metallic dots on the inside so I have high hopes.

I think you should have winged flip flops. One day it might be summer again here? Or you might need to protect your feet in a shower?

Date: 2017-02-03 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nineveh-uk.livejournal.com
Those are fantastic boots. May they keep your toes toasty.

Date: 2017-02-03 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slemslempike.livejournal.com
They should do! Especially with good socks underneath. I suspect they are not super waterproof to the extent of wading through rivers, but for walking around somewhere cold, snow on the ground but very little precipitation, as Mongolia will be in February, should be perfect.

Date: 2017-02-03 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] medland.livejournal.com
In Germany property ads have to have a floorplan and the size in square meters of every room by law. So efficient.

Date: 2017-02-03 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alitheapipkin.livejournal.com
Great boots, hope they keep your feet toasty and dry!

Date: 2017-02-03 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slemslempike.livejournal.com
I only wish I'd bought them sooner so I could have worn them in the UK while it was properly cold.

Date: 2017-02-03 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] motodraconis.livejournal.com
I had not idea flipflops could be so diverse!

Date: 2017-02-03 09:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slemslempike.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] yiskah and I first found ipanemas when I was visiting her in Khartoum, they were in a basket in the mall, and they were so good and comfy we have kept at them. Though I just tried my new ones on properly (I was wearing tights when I bought them) and I think they are ever so slightly too small, boo.

Date: 2017-02-03 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cellardor.livejournal.com

I need those boots for stupid Vancouver snow.

Date: 2017-02-03 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slemslempike.livejournal.com
This was my favourite review site: http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Winter-Boots-Womens-Reviews . In the end I bought none of those but I appreciated their rigour.

Date: 2017-02-06 12:47 pm (UTC)
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One of my first acts upon becoming a dictator will be to make it compulsory that all online property listings must come with a floorplan.

Hear hear!

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