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28 July 2011 / leggypeggy

Don’t tell Petra I bought a pair of Crocs

Mostly we have had good weather. Here are the storks of Ephesus enjoying a fine day.

Petra is our second daughter. She has a definite attitude regarding Crocs—you can wear them at the beach and that’s about it. I’ve tried to honour this quirk of hers, but I caved in last month in Austria. We were having a very wet and chilly start to the overland trip. My runners/sneakers were getting too muddy and my thongs/flip flops/jandals weren’t warm enough. So I bought some Crocs—the real thing—at an outlet store in Salzburg.

Then I wore them—with sport socks—and I was plenty pleased with myself. Petra, however, is probably groaning by now.

As the weather got nicer, I decided to wear the Crocs without socks. Stupid idea. I got a blister that took two weeks to dry up and heal. I can hear Petra saying ‘you had this coming’. So now I’m alternating between Crocs and runners, especially when it’s raining. When it gets really hot, I’ll move on to flip-flops, or thongs as we call them in Australia.

Methinks that laundry, shoes and the weather may be my main challenges on this trip, which reminds me of a little ditty I learned ages ago. Sorry, but I don’t know who wrote it.

Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot
Whatever the weather, we’ll weather the weather
Whether we like it or not.

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