I took this picture on our way into London…
I had taken it with the plans to talk about how much I love the taxis here. Not only are they all cute and British-y, but they are roomy enough to take all our luggage on and still be a comfortable ride. I can’t tell you how often we ride with suitcases in our laps.
I failed to take the picture off my camera and saw it today. Now it’s a farewell photo for my beloved Toms.
I’ve lost my favorite pair of shoes! My most comfortable pair!! In a city where I walk about 3 miles a day!! How did this happen? Well, I don’t know. I really don’t. I can’t imagine anyone would have taken the ragged things and in truth I found a hole forming on the back edge of the left one the last time I wore them.
Not that a hole would stop me from wearing them. I’m a total hobo these days and own very few things that don’t have at least a few pinholes in them from laundry tags. I’m tired of replacing what hotels and constant wearing and re-wearing (we’ve been in fall weather allllllll year this year) destroys.
I’m already really missing my Toms and hate the fact that they’ll be my very last pair since I recently found out that their founder supports and donates to a bigoted “straight families are the only families that count” organization.
Goodbye, Toms. I’ll remember you fondly.*
*Except for the whole “I gave money to a company that supports and organization that thinks I’m a second class citizen’ thing. Hopefully, the whole “I bought a pair of shoes which in turn provided a pair of shoes to a needy kid” cancels it out.