Surprised Wife today with nine pairs of new shoes waiting for her when she got in from mowing the lawn. (Got to reward her somehow and have found nothing motivates a Wife like shoes, perhaps diamonds….) Boy set them out like a shoe shop in the lounge and passed to wife to try on. If she liked them he charged her 10p a pair – cheeky but somehow fair. My hit rate was fantastic with only 2 pairs rejected. A happy wife, a Boy with an extra 70p in his pocket. Days like this are good for my sole.