This Shoe Was Made For Winning

I’m going to buy as many lottery tickets as I can afford tomorrow. Why oh why you may ask?

My Better Half

My better half was on her daily walk around ‘the triangle’ today. It’s the name locals have given to a short walk of three country lanes that form a triangle shape. In total, it’s just over a mile in length. I would have gone with her, but there was quite dense fog and the temperature wasn’t much above freezing. She was gone about an hour before she returned home to the warmth of the fire.

Guessing Game

“Guess what?” she asked. “What” was my reply. “No, guess what”, she persisted. I hadn’t got a clue and anyway I wanted my dinner. In the kitchen, she showed me what or the guess whatting was about. She had found a horseshoe, a real, bonafide all metal top of the range horseshoe! It was rusty and still had a nail in it, but it is the genuine thing.

Good Luck

We all know that horseshoes are supposed to be good luck. You can buy them by the shed load in a lot of souvenir shops around the country. However, I didn’t know that to get the most luck from a horseshoe, you have to find one, on the floor, out and about in the countryside. Which is exactly what Mrs Sillyoldsod has done. It’s rusty and needs a good clean.

Lottery Tickets

When it is all cleaned and looking nice, I shall endeavour to fix it to our front door. It will look a treat there although I’m starting to think it might look good on the oak beam above the fireplace. Right, now to take my life savings out and buy lottery tickets. I wonder how many tickets you can buy with £3.38p? Wish me luck.

Here’s an interesting article on horseshoes and the superstition which surrounds them.

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14 Comments
  • Photography Journal Blog
    December 18, 2019

    Best of luck! 🙂

    • admin
      December 18, 2019

      Thank you Maranto

  • Filimages
    December 18, 2019

    Good Luck ! 😉

    • admin
      December 18, 2019

      Thank you

  • SueW
    December 18, 2019

    Debbie is braver than me, I wouldn’t have braved the freezing fog!
    Loving that she brought back a horseshoe, don’t forget the photos when fixed in place!
    Best of luck with the lottery, I might do the same!

    • admin
      December 18, 2019

      Thank you, Sue. I will post photos when it’s all done.

  • smzang
    December 18, 2019

    What a find!

    I hope you win a bundle, but if you don’t you still have a bounty of treasure…your wife, your home,
    and that horseshoe (to name a few)…Silll, I like thinking a fellow blogger has struck it rich. It gives
    me hope!

    • admin
      December 18, 2019

      Thank you, Sarah. It would be really nice if some of this luck rubs off on to all of us bloggers. 🙂

  • Yetismith
    December 18, 2019

    Oh, I definitely do!

    • admin
      December 18, 2019

      Thank you, Yeti. 🙂

  • Peter's pondering
    December 18, 2019

    Whatever you do, DO NOT throw it over your left shoulder, that’s for salt!

    • admin
      December 18, 2019

      Lol, Peter, I shall remember that.

  • bekitschig
    January 5, 2020

    What great luck! My friend is training to be a chimney sweaper! I’ve always had a thing for them and run over the street to touch one as long as I can remember. Now I’ve got my own one. Best of luck with those tickets!

    • admin
      January 5, 2020

      Thank you, these are very kind words and very much appreciated. Thank you again.

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