There comes a moment every year when my legs are rudely awakened from their Winter hibernation. They’ve been ever so happy hiding away under jeans and thick tights for seven months and then suddenly they are forced to face the world without a word of warning and if truth be known they’re rather embarrassed about the whole thing. It doesn’t help that their mean owner hasn’t had the time to moisturise, let alone fake tan them and they’re looking all Casperish and dare I say it a bit scaly.
Anyway, today is that moment. It’s boiling, I’m in Central London and I’ve blown caution to the wind and am wearing a summer dress. My legs are officially out!
A few years ago I wouldn’t have dared do this without the aforementioned fake tan and general limb pampering but since having Poppy I couldn’t really care less about such frivolities. I mean in the past year or so I’ve laid on a bed farting and possibly pooing (Mr UFM still won’t tell me whether I did or not) with my legs akimbo, have pumped milk like a mother cow and have hardly washed my hair. The fact that I actually have makeup on today is something!!
Along with the annual leg outing, the start of the Summer (can we call it that yet?) also heralds my annual shoe panic. You see I’m not one of those women who can walk around happily in high heels and dainty sandals mainly because my feet are a size 6.5 which is always impossible to get hold of, they’re also slightly different shapes and when I wear heels my arches hurt so much that the shoes are invariably removed within moments.
These issues always lead me on a wild goose chase to find the prettiest yet comfiest shoes available. If you traced my most frequent Google searches you’d find fascinating entries like “sexy but comfy shoes”, “heels that don’t hurt” and “pretty shoes that are good for your feet”.
Anyway, I recently got myself a pair of FitFlop ballerina pumps in silver and I was so impressed with their comfort level, appearance and the fact that they actually come in half sizes that I thought it might be nice to give a pair of FitFlops away here on Upfront Mama in time for the Summer. They’d be a great option if you’re pregnant and want to ease your hot, aching feet or if like me you just want a nice pair of summer shoes that are comfy but attractive.
So, if you fancy winning a pair of Fitflops for the summer all you need to do is leave your name and a comment in the box below before noon on Sunday 19th April.
In the meantime, have a peek at www.fitflop.co.uk and choose a pair of shoes that you love because the winner will get to pick a pair of their choice (subject to size and colour availability).
I’ll announce the winner on Monday 20th April and will ask you to email me at email@example.com so that we can sort out getting your prize sent over to you. Oh and let me know if you go for the silver ballerinas. I really do love them!
Good Luck and enjoy the sunshine