This may seem trivial to normally sized people, but I actually bought a pair of shoes that fit me on Saturday. I have been searching for nearly two years. I was beginning to think I would have to bear the expense of made-to-measure. We were bimbling around Leicester, when my pulchritudinous wife spotted some shoes in a tailor’s window. The tale was familiar inside: they had nothing to fit me. But then the assistant suggested another shop a little further up Charles Street, saying they kept large sizes. Well, I’ve heard it all before but I decided to give it a go. I am so pleased I did. In a matter of minutes, I had the size, style, colour and quality I was seeking, and at a reasonable price (£160). And the staff made a fuss of Lola and Smudge too. So a big thank you to Blunt’s Shoes: you’ve made me very happy.