Sparkling on the peg
Calling me across the store
Buy me! Buy me! Buy!
My new flip flops have sparkly straps and the moment I saw them in the shop, I knew I had to have them.
Why? Because they took me right back to my childhood and the following story:
When I was a kid I saw some children’s plastic mules for sale in a shop.
They were slip on play shoes, with a high heel, and made of a hard reddish plastic, embedded with spangles.
They glittered and called to me every time I saw them. I would stand in front of the shelf, take them down and caress them lovingly.
Oh how I coveted those sparkly mules.
But Mum said No!