Goodbye to Old Friends

croppedwelliesI’ve been wearing these Ilse Jacobson boots for more than 10 years. Pulled on every day they’ve been warm, reliable and incredibly comfortable. I have loved them. They’re made from natural rubber, have a thick sole and a fleecy lining. Perfect for mucking out ponies, walking dogs, gardening or scrubbed up for a photo shoot. People can’t help but comment on them –  I should really have been on commission – I must have sold at least a dozen pairs.

red-wellies

Just before Christmas I realised that these beautiful,  worn in wellies would not see me through another winter. They have been patched, glued and mended too many times.  After two pairs of the same red lace up wellies I wondered if it was time to try something new and Mr T kindly bought me some Seasalt wellies  for Christmas (I’ll share when I get round to photographing them). They don’t have the same warm lining or the same style, and everyone says “Oh, Seasalt wellies – snap.” when I wear them. That’s not   bad thing of course, and I do have a deep love for all things Seasalt, but I do like to be just  a little bit different. I like to do the unexpected occasionally.

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I love these red wellies so much though, maybe I’ll just keep them as photo props. That would be OK wouldn’t it?

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  • another reason to love winter - this clematis has been flowering since December! 
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