Slippers are a strange thing.
At once symbols of advancing decrepitude as we shuffle towards certain oblivion or snug heralds of a comfortable evening sipping Calvados by the warm hearth.
I just can't remember if I had any slippers when I was a kid. If I didn't then I don't know what I wore in my parent's house. Maybe I just wore shoes or perhaps ran around in my salty socks.
I can imagine that some slippers were emblazoned with TV stars but the memory eludes me.
I'm still not keen on slippers these days - like idle trilobites they are still irritating reminders of my inevitable slow down - but I have a feeling they have gained in popularity in the UK as people have discovered the exquisite laziness of wearing them with pajama bottoms around the home.
I prefer sandals [with no socks!]
Do you wear slippers readers and did you as a kid?