A stroll around my local, largest shopping centre in Scandinavia shows a different picture. This week, women are plodding around, often in packs, each wearing slightly different versions of the same rubber boot – they have laces and come in different colours with different colour laces. They are in fact designer wellies which cost 1000 Nok a pair and are imported from Denmark. And, as wellies go, these boots are stylish. Yes, I did just put the word wellies and stylish in the same sentence, which really is a sign of how far the style ladder I’ve slipped. But really does everyone have to buy them? Where will it end? With every middle-class woman of a certain age sporting Ilse Jacobsen boots like a uniform?
Well I'm not going there as much as I like the boots (well as much I could like any wellington boots). So I’m wondering if I’ll buck the trend and go back to my roots in a way. Maybe I’ll just go for a great big pair of farmers’ wellies to keep my feet dry. Anyone know where I can get them? Preferably in red? with laces?