Day 253: Shoe Goes There?

Can you identify this man? No, not me – the other one.

September 10 main

There’s a mystery at the heart of Sole Of Sci-Fi today: who is this mystery man? No, not the one at the top of those Fred Perry trainers (that’d be me), but the sci-fi warrior guy I was bought as a present years ago. I built him. I stuck him on a shelf. I lost the box, and he lost his name.

That’s why he hasn’t appeared in Sole of Sci-Fi before. But I thought it was time for his moment in the sun.

NewtI had a whole day in the sun yesterday, helping out with some gardening at a mate’s house. Might as well make the most of the Indian summer while it lasts. And I made a newt friend.

In fact, this year, I am become Death Of Amphibians, Destroyer Of Frog And Newt Habitats. With my garden purge a few weeks back, and now this newt relocation, I’m feeling a bit guilty about what I’m doing the wild life of the South West.

I also ache a bit this morning.

Finally, today, here’s a guy who needs some lessons in “How To Make Your Photo Sell Your Product” on eBay…


ebay shoes

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