And now for something completely different………………..


My subject isn’t exactly nasty, but if you’re like me and don’t particularly like feet, then this post may not be for you and I won’t be offended if you pass.

I had a shower today and noticed it was time to cut my toe nails. This is easier after a shower or a bath as they’re nice and soft so don’t split or crack.
I was always told to ‘cut them straight across’ to avoid them growing painfully inwards and invested in a proper pair of toe nail scissors. So far, I haven’t had a problem, though they still tend to grow rounded!
I couldn’t tell you when my dislike of feet came into play, but I do remember my ex-husband had horrible toe nails (think crows beaks) and had the infuriating habit of cutting them and leaving them on the window sill! E-ew!!
Mum, bless her, couldn’t cut her own and had to go to a chiropodist on a regular basis. Her visits began to stretch from weeks to months, the last one being 16 weeks between cuttings, and she was in a lot of pain. My sister didn’t offer to cut them for her, though to be honest, I don’t think I could have either, but would have found an alternative professional to do the job.

Hubby thinks I’ve got nice feet. They’re OK I guess as they stop my (swollen) ankles from fraying and my nails aren’t bad. I’ve never been one to paint them, though when we first got together, I fell asleep on the settee and when I woke up,  Hubby had painted 10 smiley faces on my touties. He thought it was hilarious.

I’ve used these images before, and for the life of me I cannot see them as anything but gross. How on earth these women can wear shoes let alone walk is beyond me.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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24 Responses to And now for something completely different………………..

  1. They look like sloth toes to me. I cannot imagine growing toenails like that. Gross! Great post, though!

  2. Where do you get your nails done? 😊

  3. That’s just shocking 🤣

  4. PaperKutzs says:

    Wow! You were well on your way to another famous long reply, but then I had a change of plans. The start of the long reply was taking shape early then definite at crow’s beaks.

    However, I start to gag 🤢 a little at leaving them on windowsill(time for a divorce).

    However, you truly lucked out when I made the mistake of looking at the pictures. Every fiber in my body said..”don’t do it Jennifer, you don’t need to see those pictures”. I’m not real good at listening to my inside voice. When I scrolled the little extra needed to see them(pictures)I think I threw up a little. 🤮

    All in all thanks for sharing…LOL I know…I knowwwwwwww…I was warned. Appareantly I’m not good at listening to warnings either.

    Happy Easter🐰

  5. fransiweinstein says:

    I have one toe where the nail grows in. My mom had the same issue.

  6. KC says:


  7. Yikes. I’m glad I’ve never seen this in person. I might not be able to control my reaction fast enough. 😦😦😉

  8. They are gross 🙂

  9. John Holton says:

    I’ve seen women with long fingernails, but… that’s a new one on me…

  10. TanGental says:

    Reminds me of Florence Griffiths-Joyner and her ridiculous nails…

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