Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Best Christmas present ever
These leather lined wellingtons were last year's Christmas present from Euan and they are one of those things that I would rescue from a burning building.
I believe they were phenomenally expensive but as I have worn them practically every day (I didn't take them on holiday) I think that they would pass the "cost per wear" test beloved of women's magazines.
Warm dry feet are just SO important - when it is horizontal rain outside and the grass has managed to become both long and muddy - chickens still need to be fed, ducks locked up - these wellies and a bobble hat and I'm cosy as toast.
Being lined they are also cool in summer - I'm not a gardening in birkenstocks girl, extracting the pebbles from my toes takes too long.
They also give me back a shred of credibility - I usually garden in a velvet frock and cardi - now I would argue that this is fantastically practical - the dresses wash and comes out of the machine almost dry - the cardi has pockets, doesn't restrict movement like a jumper and I can put a waterproof over it if necessary. Unfortunately everyone over the age of 6 seems to think that this is weird gardening garb - however my extremely serious wellies save the day and farmers don't openly snigger.