Another kind of slipper

It’s strange how often the most modest of presents you receive as a kid for birthdays or Christmas turn out to be the ones you played with most and remember most fondly in later life.

I couldn’t now tell you what my ‘big present’ was for Christmas when I was eight years old, but I can tell you that among the ‘makeweight’ gifts from my parents was a gift set of Pirelli slippers and football.

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