Thursday, April 30, 2015

Samantha Cameron demonstrates Modern British Etiquette

Daily Mail: Time for a pedicure? SamCam shows off a set of polish-free toenails after removing her shoes while taking tea with a voter



Samantha Cameron removed her shoes while visiting the home of a voter. It's great to see a public figure like the prime minister's wife doing this. It shows that removing shoes in homes is pretty much the norm for most people in Britain today.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mumsnet: To ban the wearing of shoes in our house?

Mumsnet: To ban the wearing of shoes in our house?

More polarised debate on Mumsnet. Both shoes-off and shoes-on views are strongly represented there.

The people who say "We don't wear shoes in the house, but we would never ask guests" are not the middle-ground in this debate; they are on the shoes-on side. Nobody is debating whether you should take your own shoes off or make your children remove their shoes. The big question is whether you should ask guests for shoes-off.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fry Sauce and Grits: 12 Creative Ways to Ask Guests to Take Off their Shoes

Fry Sauce and Grits: 12 Creative Ways to Ask Guests to Take Off their Shoes

'Remember, your house is your home and you set the rules at your house. It’s never rude to enforce rules in your home. If people don’t follow your rules, they’re the ones being rude and disrespectful for not caring about you as an individual and the rules you’ve set place in your home.'



Saturday, April 04, 2015

I am now a Catholic

Not that it has anything to do with removing shoes in homes, but I am now a Catholic. I was received into the Catholic Church at tonight's Easter Vigil Mass.

Many thanks to Bob from North Carolina and his wife for being a great example of Catholics who keep a shoe-free home.