Today is Australia Day, so we like to post something that has an Australian theme, and even better if it demonstrates a link between Australia and France. Last year's post is here and the previous year can be read here.
This year I thought I'd introduce you to my new rubber boots. They weren't sent to me by an unusually patriotic friend. I bought them in Chatellerault. They were in Max Plus, a shop that sells off excess stock cheaply. They cost 7€ and are made by Bata.
I haven't owned a pair of rubber boots since I was a child, partly because once I became an adult I could never find any that were affordable and fitted around my calves comfortably. Amazingly, these ones do, so that combined with the small price and the irresistably apt motif, I had to buy them.
Squelching through the springtime clay of our vegetable garden will be an altogether more manageable proposition this year.
At the same time I picked up some good quality jodhpurs for just 15€ a pair. Laughing.