Come rain or shine our bloggers have accepted the Christmas Markets challenge and as many of you will know, if you are not wearing the right footwear, outdoor excursions can soon become a day trip disaster!

vicky-portrait-2Second to accept the challenge was Victoria from the fabulous Verily Victoria Vocalises blog.  The lifestyle and parent blogger was on the look out for a pair of comfortable women’s shoes that look stylish and feel great. We sent her to visit our Taunton store to select her shoes for a visit to the Christmas Markets and festive lights switch on in her local town centre.

Visiting the Store

‘The store was really easy to find and the store manager Leanne and her staff were very friendly and helpful, as well as chatty. You could see that they enjoyed their job. There was a good selection of shoes and boots and my eye was instantly drawn to the boots, as they are definitely my favourite to wear at this time of year.’

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Mystery Boots Review


As you all know the weather turned frosty last week and it has never been more important to have warm, protective footwear to beat the Winter chill so it was no surprise when Victoria chose the must-have Hotter Original Mystery boots.

‘Wearing the Mystery boots straight out of the box felt comfortable instantly – and that stayed with me throughout the evening. They were extremely easy to wear and stylish. I liked the rounded toe as it meant that nothing got squashed – even if I was wearing thicker socks!’

The beautiful range of Mystery boots..

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Heading to the Market

An annual tradition for Victoria  and her family is visiting the Christmas lights switch on in her home town of Crewkerne.

‘We got there around 6.30pm and had a walk round the stalls and Christmas craft market, had a mince pie and piece of chocolate log. Then we went out into the street to watch the parade of majorettes followed by Father Christmas. He then went up onto stage to switch on the Christmas lights at 7pm then went to meet children in his grotto. We then had another wander around the stalls with the lights now switched on and then made our way home.’

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Photos courtesy of You can read the full review and how Victoria got on throughout the evening here.

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