I've added all these to my "hit list" thanks! I didn't go in the museum, no. It was just a drive-by with our agent, who was showing us around a bit. I'll be back though. Also now on the list; I do quite enjoy French (cuisine). Thanks! You just don't miss an opportunity to defend your title, do you, Mimo!
Thanks @mimo and @Munky
Fortunately I packed a travel size (only one shoebox) shoe care kit to keep with me these next two years. I'll use this as an excuse to up my polishing regimen a bit.
But I must say, I'm surprised at how many people I've seen wearing Converse Chuck Taylors. It's like the 1990's are back, in all their grungy, arch-support-lacking glory.