Friday is usually Mum’s Alphabet Blogging day but Oops I missed Friday
So am here on Saturday
which is still Friday in the UK and other parts of the world lol
We are now up to (well down to in this case) the letter G
What’s it to be
Going to – Got to – Grab it – Give it – Gunna do this
No, my word of the day is Gumboots
or Wellington Boots as they are known elsewhere.
Some of my grandchildren call them ‘Gumbies’ – I just call them my ‘Wellies’
A long rubber boot
An item of rubber footwear used for keeping the feet and legs dry
They have gone from being a royal fashion statement in their early days when designed by the Duke of Wellington to almost being staple footwear in some societies.
These are mine – plain and simple in blue 🙂
These I saw for sale in one of our large shopping centres
Multi coloured – back to being a fashion statement
Seems like we enjoy paying homage to the Gumboot
Did you know there is a Gum Boot Song
There is also Gum Boot Dancing
Here in Australia we have a Golden Gumboot Big Thing
There is a roaring trade in Gum Boot acessories
The Duke would have had a ‘man’ to help with taking his off and cleaning them – we could use one of these if we wished
I tend to use the top step to the deck or if it’s raining my back door step:)
Today could turn out to be a Great day – have got to do some Gardening
Showers forecast so might need to get my Gum Boots out!
Where are yours – will they be in use today??