I’ve been tagged in this challenge by The Stonemaiden Diairies:
“Do you have a favourite pair of jeans, scuffed hiking boots, a jersey or ‘magic cape’; a favourite blanket without which you cannot veg out on the sofa in front of the TV? Share with us your favourite comfort-clothing piece, crocheted blankie, winter hat or scuffed boots.”
There was also a bit about showing camping photos, but the only camping I do is with my gay friends, who are camp as a row of tents …and on those occasions I am likely to walk from my car to the restaurant in one of my many pairs of red shoes, have a wonderful lunch and a laugh and then return to nap on my couch my beloved red fake fur blanket.
Old Spouse, on the other hand, loves nothing more than climbing mountains. When we were still in the budding stages of our romance, he presented me with a pair of hiking boots and it was arranged that we would Go Hiking the following weekend. He made me walk 20kms, up a mountain and down the other side. I got blisters that took three months to heal and the boots were relegated to a crate in our garage. If you look closely, you will the sea-salt build-up on the leather, from when they were in storage in our Cape Town house.
Another time, he conned me into thinking we were going on a picnic in the botanical gardens and made me walk to the top of Table Mountain … in ballet pumps.
I do have a favourite winter hat, my ears get cold when we go to the mountains, and I like to sit outside and watch his progress as he returns up the hill.
I’m not tagging anyone specific, but would love to see what you make of the challenge.
And, apropos of all outdoor pursuits, the foodreference.com trivia for today: 1593 Isaak Walton was born. He is mainly known for ‘The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man’s Recreation,’ which is one of the most frequently published books in English literature. It is a literary discourse on the pleasures of fishing.