I dwell within the southwest of England, close to the Atlantic coast (on an estuary, not on the ocean itself).
It’s typically a mild-ish local weather. Folks develop palm timber. I do know I complain in regards to the climate – wet, gray, damp, cloudy, gloomy – that’s our autumn into winter. Principally we fear about flooding three to 4 instances earlier than spring.
Nevertheless, the final week and this coming week the temps have been/shall be colder than New York Metropolis. It’s unfair and appalling. And actually actually improper. There have been a couple of sunny days which has helped however largely it’s simply been freezing and cloudy, and each few days the morning begins with freezing fog. Like in a horror film. On Sunday, it was foggy within the morning, cleared for 10 minutes, after which fogged over once more. The fog makes issues even colder and wetter.
The nasturtium have lastly failed. Mightily (see pic). I received’t be capable to minimize them again till it’s hotter although.
I’ve up to now managed to do my night time time walks however undecided I’ll be capable to persistently till it warms up only a bit. Sure, I realise I’m whining. So be it.
Anyway, onward to right this moment’s title.
In January 2022, I wrote a submit about looking for the ‘excellent’ Chelsea boot (https://perfumeposse.com/2022/01/16/chelsea-boots/). Alas, at the moment it hadn’t occurred and didn’t over many additional months of trying. Every thing was too huge, too clunky, simply not proper. I personal some lovely heeled footwear. However they sit in my closet. I take a look at them lovingly however I now not have the oomph to put on them. It simply takes an excessive amount of vitality and focus to stroll in 2-3 inch heels. So, every part I put on now’s mainly flat and I’m all the time looking out for excellent flat footwear.
So, again in January I had tried Blundstones, checked out Dr Martens, perused a lot of websites. Since then, I’ve tried Birkenstocks and possibly one thing else however it escapes me now. Alas they have been all all improper and obtained despatched again (besides the DMs, which I by no means may get myself to purchase – they’re now simply foolish cash).
Years in the past, I had Clarks Orinoco Chelseas. Which have been nice however have been by no means beloved. I did put on them out although.
For some purpose, I made a decision to have a look at the Clarks web site once more within the hope they now supplied one thing new that may match the invoice. I’m certain I had seemed earlier however should not have seen something.
Low and behold, low and behold.
There they have been. A brand new providing (possibly it’s been on the location for years and I simply didn’t discover it).
Orinoco2 Lane. What a silly title for a boot.
In any case they aren’t solely precisely what I needed, they’re supplied in my dimension (titchy dimension 3 UK/5 US). Clarks shares them in black, olive inexperienced, black patent (how pointless) and a very bizarre cream that nobody appears to need as they’re deeply discounted.
I obtained black as a result of … effectively … that’s what works with my slightly slim wardrobe. They are surely excellent – precisely excellent (see pics): not too excessive on the ankle, opening isn’t too huge, leather-based is good, form is basic, sole is nice strong rubber. They match effectively (significantly the ankle/heel space), the highest of the inside foot is smooth and lined, so heat, and the footbed is snug. They weren’t low-cost however actually weren’t as dear as DMs, Blundstones, Birkenstocks, and so on.
See, one thing to make me a contented bunny within the midst of all my grumping about our disagreeable climate.
No fragrance right this moment. The overwhelming odor in all places right here, not simply my village, is wooden smoke. Like, wherever you go. My wooden range goes nearly continually, as are these of everybody else within the space. I get the canine out in the course of the day when temps are their warmest and attempt to discern between various kinds of wooden I’m smelling. Principally folks seem to burn pine, oak and compressed woodchip, which burns highly regarded. Typically you get one thing that smells of aged whisky and even rum.
So, that’s me. I hope your climate is considerably higher than right here and if not at the very least you could have good snow. Something surprisingly nice occur just lately?
Pics are mine