Checking Myer stock take sale. Checking Mountfords. Checking outlet in Carlton where my now disgraceful shoes came from. Lots of sales on. R buys a particular shoe, a Rockport walking shoe but I don't want to buy the same shoe. I did buy a pair of Rockports once. Why don't I wear them? I got them out and decided I would wear them into town while I did a few things and if they felt alright, I would wear them. If not, I would buy a new pair. They felt ok.
That is until I got home and my feet felt sore, not the skin or from abrasion but the muscles or ligaments. I worked out that these shoes are longer with more toe room and so my toes are bending at a different angle when I walk. I'll get used to them, by the end of the holiday at least.
Was it Marcus Wong who once mentioned taking a power board when travelling? There are so many things now to charge. I bought two unearthed power plug adaptors for the US and Canada and checked that none of what we wanted to charge had an earthed plug. Good. Until I took out a power board and realised that the plug for that is earthed, so as I did for our visit to Japan, I busied myself with a drill and a knife. The hole is bit rough, but it does the job.