Ahhh yes I am in LOVE and have to share! I am straying some what from my cooking and bragging about my new boots!
I have been on the look out for new gumboots since our first mushroom picking trip last March. Up until now I have been trekking through the pine forest with a bunch of heavy Colorado boots…circa 1992! Awesome shoes but definitely not very comfortable when it comes to looking for mushrooms.
Gum boots are out each season & of course I could have settled for a pair of plain black ones, but that is definitely ‘so not Bella’
I live by the rule that everything happens for a reason, like last year when Blondie & I were at the Sydney Good Food & Wine Show & we came across a knife store. I had been operating in my kitchen with a crappy set of knives since my engagement in 2004! My nails were sharper than my knives! So when we came across this store of Japanese knives & I was presented with my ultimate blade…R.R.P $199 down to $99 just for the weekend…I knew that it was meant to be!
The same thing happened with these boots! Good Friday Blondie & I took the kids out to see the Harry Potter Exhibition, followed by lunch at one of our favourite Yum Cha restaurants, followed by a quick stop at Paddy’s Markets.
These boots literally sang out to me – I was like Cindarella at the markets! I took the boot off the box, tried it on & it was a perfect fit! I wanted to just walk away but couldn’t, they felt sooooo cumfy, plus I had Blondie standing over me whispering...’ohh Bella they are so you!’
So here is ME, boots & all at the weekend’s mushroom picking trip! The mushroom picking trip was not that successful but at least my gumbies made me feel very Babuszka-ish!