When the earth starts a rockin', don't come a knockin'

You've probably heard by now that we've had a series of earthquakes again today, the biggest being a 6.0.
No fatalities; power was out for a few hours, malls and the airport were evacuated, there is messy liquifaction again....none of us expected another round of this, it seemed to have finally settled down!
We're fine!
The cats disappeared for a few hours, and we just sat out in the sun and had a few drinkies.
'Twas a bit freaky scary, but what can you do?
Well, we got out all my shoes.
I'd promised the gorgeous Malayka a shoe post, and as we had nothing better to do....we did it!
I don't know, I still don't feel that I have enough shoes, and certainly never the right pair for the right occasion!
I bought tickets today for G and I to go to this:
for my birthday next month!
I seem to recall those stilt chickies roaming around when we went to The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the James Hay Theatre with Liz and Ely last year!

And before all the hullabaloo, I came home to:
A parcel containing a vintage chocolate coat and handbag from my lovely friend Brian !
Thank you, sweetheart!

Well, it's all gravy, baby.
Thank goodness I was with my G today!
We're going to have coffee now, and then it's more drinkies.
For the nerves, y'know.
Stay safe, darlings!


Trees said...

I was thinking of you and G today! I am glad that you guys are fine - I want ALL your shoes!!!

Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

In the event of any disaster....save the shoes!! lmao

owlinalarkworld said...

Had earthquakes. Lay in shoe collection. Perfect response.

Hannah said...

So glad you're alright petal, when in doubt always reach for fashion to lift one spirits I say! x

VintageBirdGirl said...

So glad you're okay. And wowzers is that an amazing shoe collection!!!

Max said...

that is an impressive collection Helga.Must take you a while to find the ones you want, or do you have an equally impressive storage system? Glad to hear all is well with you guys post further quakes
merry christmas love x

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Fabulous! Great collection and well done for doing that post - must have been a mission getting those all out and back away!
ChCh REALLY needs a break. What a bastard. Bastard timing too. Pants.
Hope the night is calm. x

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Sooooooooooo relieved darling ... I'll have my ear glued to the news to listen out for developments over the next few days. I can see the silver strappy shoes I gave you in the first shot - eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!! They're famous!!!! These shots with you in a sea of shoes are utterly glorious and I WISH I was going to the show with you - arrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

I didn't know about the earthquakes, I'm glad your ok! Holy shit that is a lot of shoes!!! Mine are all in suitcases under beds so I can pretend I don't have that many. But I'm nowhere near close to your amount. Love the stripyness and that coat is darling lucky you.


lovesjetlag said...

I thought of you the moment I read the news..so happy you are all safe.
Greetings from another earthquake prone country, Italy, south of Rome, nad happy new year

Vix said...

Hoorah! I've just sent you an email as I've only just got up and heard the news. Thank goodness you're safe and have a spectacular new coat and a shoe collection to die for to make up for all the frigging stress.
Fabulously fabulous frock and killer shoes.
Love you

Brians an unusual name for a girl said...

you crazy woman that looks like a shoe orgasm....when I get it together in 2012 I'll send the rest. The bags fab isn't it. Relieved you and G are good, escape in the combi to somewhere else..xxxx

Kitty said...

Glad to hear you're both okay!!!!

what a fab shoe pic, I thought I had a few pairs until I saw yours, lucky you have no children, you'd never have enough space anyway :)

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Geez Louise, how many shoes do you have? I'm having fun picking my favs.

That burlesque show looks ace.

Have a great Christmas darling.

LandGirl1980 said...

Cock and balls! This is rubbish! Just heard about it on the good old Beeb and thought "What the fucking fuck". So pleased that you are all safe - especially your shoes.

Miss Magpie said...

I just heard about the tremors, it's shit. I'm so glad you guys are all ok.

I am overwhelmed by the glory that is your shoe collection.

Dashfield Vintage said...

Thank you!!!!! Wow that is pretty much how many shoes I expected you would have! Amazing!
I held my breath this afternoon when there was suddenly more earthquake talk on the radio this avo. So incredibly glad to hear that there were no casualties this time. It took me a minute to realise that this like earthquakes don't care about whether it's the first day of the holidays or that Christmas is just around the corner! How rude! Anyway look after your lovely selves and I hope the ground stops moving. x

Miss Rayne said...

Glad you are both ok, that is an amazing shoe collection, i'm quite green.

trashsparkle said...

oh no - hadn't heard about the quakes; damn, and thank god you're all ok, and reacting fabulously by strewing your shoes about the place. hope the pookies are ok too. and yes, just one more drink, or a couple more, for the nerves - good idea;) x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Glad you're all OK.

Seriously, the pics of you surrounded by your fabulous shoes are the best ever. You ought to frame them. xx

Wendy said...

Oh no I just heard about the quakes on the news, what a pile of utter crap! Glad to hear that you are all OK though, Shaken but not Stirred!

Oh my word what FABULOUS shoes and you look totally AMAZING draped amongst them!

I hope you guys have a calmer day tomorrow and that you have a Superb Christmas! xx

Rose&Bird said...

I just heard about the quakes, glad to hear you guys are safe and well. I really hope that's the end of the quakes for as long as possible. Fabulous shoe collection - where DO you keep them all?!

Pearl Westwood said...

Was just over on your FB to check you were alright, glad it was just a little one. The UK news made it look really bad! Showing flooding and people screaming in terror.

This post is hilarious and puts my shoe post today to shame! Mind you I only posted the shoes I had photos of not the entire lot. xxx

Daniel said...


You're a goddess in the middle of all those shoes !

Theeny said...

the next time somebody comes to me with that less is more bulls**t i will show them these pictures.

you're too fabulous for words

Anonymous said...

Glad you're all safe and sound.

What a splendour of shoes to frame your grand recline - perfecto.

Also - love the coat - you lucky duck!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're all safe and sound.

What a splendour of shoes to frame your grand recline - perfecto.

Also - love the coat - you lucky duck!

Anonymous said...

oooh pardon me for the repeat ....

Crystal Lee said...

So glad to hear that you are doing well. Your poor community! Mother Nature is such a jerk sometimes. On a more upbeat note, I am in love with all your colorful shoes and your fabulous pose inside the mad circle of shoes.

pastcaring said...

Well, I did have a little panic when I heard about the quakes on the radio this morning. So glad you're OK.
Of course a few drinkies will do wonders for the nerves. As will admiring all your shoes!
That's some collection, and you look very proud of all the gorgeousness!
Happy Christmas to you and G - cheers, m'dears! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Krista said...

So happy to hear you guys are doing okay. What is with Mother earth, she's pissed! I just had a shoegasim holy crap mother of the holy shoe horn! Look at all those and your right it's still never enough. That burlesque show looks amaze balls, are you a Capricorn? Anywho..stay safe and buzzed!

Dial V for Vintage said...

Shoe heaven! Can I join you and lay beside you in the grass? :)

Ivy Black said...

Glad you're all ok.
Love the shoe porn!
Have a fantastic Christmas and here's to a bang on 2012!xxxxxx

Louise said...

Omg Helga... I feel so lacking!!! You shoe monster. I'm so pleased you're ok, have a wonderful Christmas darling. Keep that smile on your dial ;-) xxx

Missy Vintage said...

Helga, you do make me smile! What a fabulous set of pictures! Glad you, G and the shoes are safe and well! x

Camelia Crinoline said...

Bloody earthquakes. Glad you, G and the kitties are okay. That is a mega shoe collection.

Wildfell Hall Vintage said...

OH MY GOD. not the quakes...the SHOES!

one denim bird said...

Did you count them?

The shoes darling, not the aftershocks! he he

Glad your all safe and well!

Happiness to you and yours over the silly season.


Ricardo Vasquez said...

D-A-M-N!That is what I call a shoe collection! Love the pictures :D


La Dama said...

So glad you guys are good! Look at your amazing loca shoe collection!
I would love too throw myself with you in that paster of bad ass shoes!
luv ya

Vintage Coconut said...

I am very glad you are all okay.
I have gotta tell ya the truth... I showed the Mr. Your pictures and said. "I never wanna hear you say I have too many shoes EVER AGAIN." LOL
I really think he went into a semi coma after seeing your collection.

delia hornbook said...

O my goodness im so sorry to read you have recived more its pants ;-( But im glad to hear that your all ok and blinking heck girl i have never ever seen so many shoes all in one place ;-)) What a fabulous photo ;-)) stay safe and have fun, and a have a lovely christmas, and happy shoe shopping ;-)) dee xx

two squirrels said...

Hey sweet. So so over the dam shakes, that was just horrible.
You are amazing!!! Stand strong I say in the most wonderful collection of shoes, just perfect.
I hope Santa brings you heaps of treasure and you have a super day.
Sending a big furry squirrel hug to you and G!!!
Love V

YvonneSedition said...

Glad to hear you're all OK, but sorry to hear you've got this stress before Xmas. Hope you have a great one, anyway xx

Misfits Vintage said...

I agree with all of the above - there is no more perfect response to a fucking EARTHQUAKE than to roll about in the grass, loving your shoes! I love it! And I love YOU! Frickin spectacular collection darling - and your black and white maxi is EXQUISITE!

Love you more than 5.8! Sarah xxx

Mary Lou said...

oh i didn´t hear about the earthquake there, we were so busy with the eating and drinking marathon here...but i´m glad you and your shoes are fine. omg helga i really can understand you don´t have enough shoes haha oh i´m green of envy because of this post, i probably should take all my shoes out and roll in the grass and swim in my shoes like donald duck in dollars, it seems quite fun. wish you a merry xmas darling!
love and kiss,mary