A walk, a wrap and a shine

You never know who or what you are going to come across, even on a short walk at lunchtime. I had gone out for a chicken wrap, a juice and a shoe shine and came across a blast from the past. People wear replica football shirts across the world, predominantly Liverpool and Arsenal ones here, but I was surprised to see this well worn one at lunchtime.

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Also, the fabulous PEM, a local artist, was looking splendid as usual. He paints and also carves wood sculptures. He laughed out loud when I showed him a photo of Roy Wood, “Is that your Dad?” I asked.

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I wonder if he does drive a Porsche; the paintings aren’t cheap!

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The cobblers in the street today were busy but they had time to give me a good old fashioned shoe shine.

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First the nugget paste
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‘No polish, no shine. No polish, no shine’
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Then the brush. (Note to self: Don’t wash trousers and towels together).
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Strong fingers needed to stitch and repair
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All the tools necessary to repair shoes and sandals
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My foot was hot after a minute with the duster!

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Good job I brought my sunglasses, my shoes are super shiny now!