It’s been a while. Too long. You knew where I was going and when I got back this blog sat, tickling the edges of my guilt.
“Write something,” it said.
“I will,” I said, “later.”
I went here
Then moved house so I could see this from the bottom of the garden
which is all well and good but it didn’t put any words on this blog or this one either.
Maybe I burnt out slightly after managing around 35,000 words during the trip for The Novel but bills needed paying so I did more of this instead of writing.
This is about to be rectified, maybe.
Make mine Merrell
One thing is for sure, my boots took a battering – I needed new footwear. Something that would be okay for popping to the shops or schleping along the estuary. They didn’t have to be waterproof (I’ve others for that) but they did need to be comfy. After a bit of a search I settled on Merrell’s Avian Light Sport Gore-tex.
light, cool enough with the breeze coming through the mesh to make sure my feet don’t stink (too much), sturdy enough to cope with a battering, great for gardening, walking, popping to the shops, rebuilding, decorating and fighting off battalions of dragons with a two-year old.
I’ll find out soon enough how they stand up to a weekend of bivvying in a rain-soaked wood. (More of that another time).
The sole has great traction, as perfect for clambering over a rocky beach or up a mountain as they are on pavements. They “provide women’s specific stride-sequenced cushioning” whatever the doozy that means. All I know right now after two weeks of general life-bashing (with my own prescribed orthotic innersoles rather than the supplied Ortholite® anatomical footbed) I’ve not had a single blister, no achy legs or complaint about pongy toes.
Well you can, but he’s right – you can’t go too wrong with Merrell.