Harrods holiday theme this year was The Wizard of Oz. The store became the Emerald City. I went in search of Dorothy's red shoes. They were a limited edition, inexpensive and were being sold in aid of The St Ormond Street Children's Hospital. I have a thing about red shoes and I wanted these, so did Rachel. Only one pair per person was allowed. We waited for hours with our fingers poised above the keyboard whilst Harrod's web site sorted some glitch. Then we were off, Rachel was successful but there were none big enough for me, my allocation went to her niece Stella, in Florida.
I visited Harrods whilst in London just in case there was a spare pair put aside for a giant. No there was not. In fact there were none left anywhere. Want to know the final sting? Rachel's shoes arrived....they would have fitted me.