Kids who wear uniform don’t need a wardrobe full of glad rags. Mine (rather glamorously) live in trainers and tracksuits, when they’re not barefoot in uniform after school. Of course, I am exaggerating slightly but … faced with an OCCASION, I find myself scratching my head. And then panicking…
The panic for Lord and Lady Y’s massive party weekend was perfectly justified when it came to Small. One arm in a sling and naked was as far as I had got until the week before the big event.
But, in the end, he looked totally brilliantly handsome. And played the piano (alongside Mini) – which was another story – even more brilliantly.
A huge thank you to CUBS Shoes in Hampstead for rescuing the no-suitable-shoes issue. Jenny fitted him and found the perfect shoe for an 8-year-old who doesn’t really enjoy being too smart: a ‘Jackson’ deck shoe by Step2wo in tan leather.
CUBS 42 Heath St, London NW3 & 21 Church Road SW19 (Wimbledon branch)
The team at CUBS is fully qualified and accredited by The Society of Shoe Fitters and the Children Foot Health Register.