Asking people to show their collections is a little invitation into the intimate crazy of people's lives. There are really only two things I collect, books and shoes. The books don't make for an impressive photo as the majority of my book collection is in storage in Melbourne (we thought we'd only be here for a year, it has now been extended to 18 months). My shoes, however, are a different story. They are all here, as you never know when you might need a pair of 5 inch high heel knee-high boots in the desert, despite the fact I never wore them in Melbourne due to them being too uncomfortable for doing anything practical like walking in them. You would be surprised at how often you do need high heels in Alice Springs. Unlike Melbourne, you generally don't have to walk too far when you go out, so high heels become quite do-able. Alice girls have taken this to a whole new level and wear the most amazing, gravity defying heels.
Anyway, unlike my book collection, I never really set out to have a shoe collection, I just have such small, wide, feet. Whenever I find shoes that fit I have to buy them, afraid that I'll never find shoes in my size (size 5) again. Over time this has morphed into a bit of a collection. All be it a messy one:I've ran out of room in my tiny shoe cupboard (where shoes are two deep due to my slight ocd need to keep the boxes) and so some shoes are also sitting pretty on a shelf: