I’d been waiting for the perfect rainy spring day so I could venture outside to play in my cute new “Wellies” rain boots. When that day finally came, I donned my raincoat, pulled on my new Wellies and headed out to splash. What a happy feeling – right up there with being a kid again.
I enjoyed a great trip to the UK last year and fell in love again with all things English. When I saw all the cheerful new Wellies designs, I knew I had to bring them home to Ann Marie’s. But how could I ever choose among all the adorable designs? Not an easy choice. My latest pair feature bold navy and white stripes with a bright red strip in the back, but I have the feeling one pair may not be enough.
In all their new designs and colors, its hard to believe today’s Wellington boots are based on the 1st Duke of Wellington’s traditional black leather British Calvary boots from the late 1700’s. He had no idea he was starting a fashion revolution 400 years later that would seem to dwarf his military accomplishments. I wish he could see the Wellies of today!
For me, my new Wellies bring back the sense of fun and freedom we enjoyed as children. As long as we were wearing our tall rubber boots, Mom said it was A-OK to splash through puddles to our hearts’ content to our hearts’ content on the way home from school or tromp across boggy pastures at Grandma’s farm.
Why should kids have all the fun? Ok, time to head outside for another splash with the dog. Check out What’s New for Spring on my Pintrest page at http://pinterest.com/annmarie414/ann-marie-s-what-s-new-for-spring/.