Thursday, 23 February 2012
A step too far
I'm a big fan on online shopping, in fact I can't remember the last time I went into the centre of Edinburgh for a browse round Jenners, John Lewis, Harvey Nics et al. I also love those smart mail order catalogues that pop through the letterbox and can happily spend half an hour with a coffee imagining myself floating round in a costly but crisp linen kaftan with a sumptuous cashmere wrap draped over me. Todays catalogues are almost a magazine in themselves, a far cry from the dreary old Grattans catalogue my mother in law used to use. The spring edition from Wrap that arrived recently includes this photo, a variation on my cowboy dreams, the boots are almost £300. I was pleased to receive the latest Celtic Sheepskin catalogue yesterday. This company has an excellent eco friendly policy and unlike many indicates where the goods are manufactured, many of them in Britain and some in Cornwall where they are based.However these on the back page are quite shocking - sheepskin flip flops I think not and at £45 a pair they go against all my principles of flipflop wearing.