It's ok, Toby. I laughed
At least we'll be ok if the heating fails and we need to build a fire ...
I am thinking of getting a few myself, and I was actually looking at Herring's shoe trees, which are a bit more expensive. This might save me a bit more money, but Made In China always give me pause.
I had to repair the only cedar trees I got from Herring with super glue. I doubt they were damaged in transit, the "knob" at the heel was loose and fell out when I opened the parcel, so I had to glue it back in. To be fair, could just be a one off, and I never chased them about it because it isn't worth the trouble.
Thanks for that Gerry. I am in Sydney unfortunately. I do believe that Mister Minit kiosk at Town Hall station were flogging the same trees for AUD$50 per pair. I think it is just my own prejudice re Made In China. I have a pair of Herring trees too, and I am rather fond of them. For all I know, those might also be Made in China.