It was a sad day.
My boots had walked the garden for their last time. No more would I feel their cosy warmth keeping out the rain, the mud or driving snow. (Yes, I do garden in all conditions!)
These boots had been my trusty gardening buddy for more years than I can remember.
The rubber had perished and the boots were letting in water. It was time to say goodbye.
They were not expensive designer boots like many you can buy these days, but they knew they were loved, cherished and adored. They were even coveted by others who tried to prise them off me. But no – they were my boots and staying with me.
So goodbye faithful friends – you will always have a place in my heart.
Even better, your fluffy inserts have now found a place in some ordinary wellies. They will not be the same, but at least I have a part of you still gardening with me. R.I.P