I’m about to admit my guilty secret to you…I love shopping! Ah, sigh of relief. In my last post I told you about my trip to RHS Harlow Carr but I failed to tell you about the hour I spent in the garden centre shop (and I’ll keep Betty’s tearooms a secret for a bit longer).
While I was in the shop I spotted these Hunter boots. Now, I love my Hunters. I wasted money for years on cheap boots that perished after a few months of use, usually while I was pottering in the potatoes. So I forked out for a decent pair and have never looked back. I wear them constantly and not just while gardening. To my surprise though I found these floral numbers which at first completely disgusted me and seem so out of keeping with the brand, but now I am quite taken with them! It looks like they are exclusive designs for the RHS.
Then, shock horror I spotted these odd chopped down welly clog creations and was completely mystified! What on earth would people make of these at Glastonbury?! Are they totally cactus or are they cool? Each summer I dig in my crocs, the holes allow the soil to come in and after a full day my feet look completely bizarre. Adam does the same but because he’s a man the soil & muck somehow gets all over him and all up his legs to the point where they look like the legs of a zombie. Would these odd little shoes actually be brilliant in Summer? I need to know!
One idea from Hunter that I’m completely convinced about is the foldable welly – the Hunter Original Tour!
In the summer I worked over in Manchester and our typical summer weather meant that it was usually raining in the north west but at home it was often sunny in the mornings. I’d already found myself a collapsible water bottle for the commute and so when I saw these Redfoot collapsible boots. I bought a pair from Amazon and they’ve been so useful and a fraction of the price of the Hunters. They come with a little bag and went with me to Manchester a few times for the inevitable dinner-time downpour.
I do wonder if the Hunters will be far better quality though? Hang on, is that some kind of excuse for me to buy another pair just because they’re Hunter? I really don’t need to since my Redfoots have done the job.
I’m also curious and maybe slightly (very) concerned that I might end up purchasing some of the odd little clogs?! Something which initially horrified me has grown on me considerably!!?? What do you make of the RHS Hunters?