Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Then bring me my boots!"

I have an addiction for pretty Wellington boots.

I think somewhere in my psyche I harbour grand dreams of owning some sprawling manor house, with acres worth of fields on my doorstep that require stomping through with the requisite footwear.


* dreamy sigh *

 In the meantime, these lovelies are content to keep my tootsies warmly bundled in woollen socks as I tramp about my Winter garden, gingerly splashing water about.

Yes, Winter. 

While the rest of the Northern hemisphere bloggers wax lyrical about the bounties of Spring appearing outside their windows and in their kitchens, we South Africans (and others here on Mother Earth's Southern nether regions) brace ourselves for the claws of cold which are spookily wrapping themselves around early mornings and late afternoons.

So I cheer myself by thinking of my gum boots. My wellies. The foot attire which allows me to "Keep Calm and Carry On" as I trundle through this coming cool season.

For as the Irish proverb goes:
"“The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.”

My bucket boot list:


andrea said...

I am so jealous - it's always raining here, and i have yet to buy ONE pair. Lovely blog ladyface. xo

Linda Harding said...

I just saw that our local supermarket, Pick n Pay, has a lot of wellies in the shop! This has inspired me to buy some for our approaching wet and wintery season!

Ani said...

I've only got the one pair. I always seem to manage to leave mine places and never get to wear them. x

tasteofbeirut said...

I need to start being more fashion-conscious! Fashion to me was always a bore, yet I can see how creative and fun it could be!

oomph. said...

i want a pair of hunter so bad...but they'd never get used here...except for maybe in the yard/garden. hunters have always topped my list, but i know there are tons of other cute ones out there!
too funny about the sister-in-law and her comment about your jeans. i can't get the image of her denim and white sneakers out of my head!

Nicolette said...

I love a good pair of wellies. I have a favorite pair that are striped blue and white, perfect for rain and puddles. Good luck with the upcoming winter!

Lavinia said...

Well, you shouldn't feel too envious, we have rain and clouds here too. I'm bundling up like it's winter all over again.

The Irish are right. Boots are nice and warm and you don't worry where you step.

Joyti said...

I have very inexpensive 'gum boots' from Marc Jacobs - they're a blue-violet with a bit of lavender and I do adore those colors. I never knew I'd like rain boots until I got those. And I love that you called them 'gum boots', that's what my parents call them too but in the U.S. no one else ever does.
p.s. I finally got around to making a GF cake...I'm posting the recipe really soon. :D