The beginning of the end

This morning my Merrell walking boots leaked water, as usual. When I came back from walking the dog the toes of my socks were wet. My feet were cold so I wanted to keep my socks on but with wet toes I couldn’t put on my canvas Dunlops. Dry socks meant going upstairs, sandals sat by the door.

I’m now, for the first time in my life, wearing sandals with socks. It’s that easy and it’s terrifying.