Friday, July 27, 2007

My trip to Newmarket

Today is the 40 year anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalised male homosexuality (at least, in strict privacy, between no more than two people, over the age of 21). I haven't seen anything about this anywhere, so I thought I would mention this here.

In other news, my Mum and I went on an adventure to Newmarket. This was great as it was the first time I'd been out of the house in almost a month and it just happened to be one of the best days of weather in weeks as well.

Newmarket is a curious town full of horses and the rather small people who ride them. We had lunch at the National Horseracing Museum (I admit we didn't really look at the museum as... well, frankly, because it was all about horseracing). The restaurant there was nice though; we sat in the garden next to a passionflower bush and it was very pleasant.

Shoes which are covered in patterned upholstery fabricIn the shops I bought a garlic press and some shoes. I was extraordinarily lucky; I don't much like shoe shopping as I struggle to find shoes I both like and can afford. We went into the Scope charity shop to dump some old clothes on them and there they were. No size label, but I slipped them on my feet and they were a perfect fit. And they had a purse to match. £3.50 for the shoes, £2 for the purse. Are they not rather lovely?

I'm now going to have a rest and tomorrow I will hopefully continue rabbitting on about marriage (you can't wait, I know).


S. said...

Those shoes, those shoes! They change my whole image of you! (And yes, they are fabulous.)

Glad you had a good day out.

Cusp said...

Oh they're frightfully saucy aren't they ? Very upper-echelon Newmarket :-). Do they still have that brilliant antique/bric a brac market in the hall on a Thursday: well worth a visit if they do.

Wheelchair Dancer said...

mmmmmmm. Yummy.


(The shoe queen)

Anonymous said...

The homosexuality thing was mentioned as a headline on BBC News website, 'Wales' section.

Why just the Wales section, I dunno...

Mary said...

Hooray for days out and charity shop finds!

Katie said...


There are two styles of shoes in the whole world I can actually fit my feet into.

In a game of Disability Trumps, your kind would beat my kind at Shoes.

I'm not jealous, because I did once get a discount in a Scope shop. The manager said she couldn't possibly charge me full price.

You should've tried acting spazzier.


Sally said...

Gorgeous shoes, even the paisley swirl has been matched on the fronts. Classy. Very clever Goldfish.

Mary said...

Is it just me who loves the idea of Disability Trumps?

Do we have rules anywhere?

Katie said...

NAME: Cerebral Palsy (Spastic Diplega)

RARITY: 3/10







1. Walking Stick (5/10)


1) Shoes (1/10)
2) Balance (2/10)
3) Bending fingers to 90 degree angles (7/10)
4) Wobbling (10/10)

The Goldfish said...

Thanks everyone :-)

Oh dear, disability trumps... You know, I was invited to go on Vegetable Vegetable Vegetable on the Ouch! Podcast but refused on principle? I did feel rather guilty about it though; I should have been very honoured to be asked.

But I quite like Shoes having a score of it's own. I can wear fairly ridiculous shoes if I'm in the wheelchair, so I would probably score 9/10.

Katie said...

I can wear fairly ridiculous shoes if I'm in the wheelchair, so I would probably score 9/10


Anonymous said...

i'm loving these shoes!!