wellies should be banned...
they are a risk to life and limb.Impossible to get on without pulling a muscle or falling over while hopping on one leg.And if there's nobody around to help get em off, you're stuck unless you try to kick them off and probably break a window or kill the dog.
Do they make zip-ups
ps finally got mine on today, located the biggest flood I could find, walked right through it, and then discovered they leak. Once I get em off they'll be in the bin.
Started: 24th Sep 2012 at 13:15
At least they hide odd socks though, I-spy.
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 13:19
Which, according to this article, increases pulling power
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 13:35
I once used some odd sox as gloves when it was freezing cold.The policeman seemed to think I was a burglar.
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 13:42
If you'd used today's socks as gloves you'd have to wring the changes.
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 13:46
Common trick for burglars.
Carrying gloves can be classed as going equipped.
An jolly song
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 14:16
I hope you gave your rendition some welly, Dostaf.
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 14:24
I have been known to sing it with gusto, Jo Anne.
I like the description re kicking/booting and was surprised that it is as early as the seventies (presumably).
My old mate Rigsby gives a lamentable account of his schooldays, being ostracised for wearing wellies, even in summer.
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 14:43
There's definitely rising damp today.
My sister, friend and I used to wear wellies when walking to and from school - in the snow.
Once, with a bit of trepidation, we trudged past a group of older girls smoking behind an derelict building. And one of them did shout at us, but only to say, 'I wish I was wearing wellies like you.'
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 15:57
'My sister, friend and I used to wear wellies when walking to and from school - in the snow.'
Reminds me of a certain advert and a parody of it on Not The Nine O Clock News.
Central heating for kids?
Move to Windscale
Pump bags come to mind now.
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 16:04
Wellington and Boot
But, bowt googling, what's the Rising Damp connection?
(It's a good un, no tricks or traps!)
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 16:17
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If this rain keeps up,I'll need my wellies to get to the front gate.
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 16:45
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 16:58
'and a star turn from Leonard Rossiter as the voice of that wily, conniving old schemer Boot.'
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 17:02
Paddy shows his blonde girlfriend the 'L' and 'R' labels in his Wellies, explaining that they mean 'Left' and 'Right'...."Oh!" She says "now I understand the C & A label in my thong!"
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 17:50
Advice line says: Never trust a plumber who wears wellies.
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 17:50
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They do make zip-up wellies, I-spy. Where there's a will, there's a wade.
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 18:23
they are probably harder to find than hooch jo anne.
Replied: 24th Sep 2012 at 21:13
I think they're both possible to buy, I-spy. It just depends if you want to splash out or not.
Replied: 25th Sep 2012 at 12:43
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Dont throw your leaking wellies away i spy recycle them by planting some sweet smelling flowers or herbs.
Replied: 26th Sep 2012 at 22:16
It is, Walshy.
A good suggestion, Erontquay, if I-spy's wellies were gardening wellies.
Replied: 27th Sep 2012 at 19:53
i bought a new pair yesterday, cos i'm waiting for the snow to arrive, then i can walk safely - i hope mine are bright green with flowers on, so you'll see me in the dark to
Replied: 2nd Oct 2012 at 12:00
These are mine.....
Replied: 2nd Oct 2012 at 13:09
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wow Mac, same colour as mine, almost, but my have pretty pink & yellow flowers on them
Replied: 2nd Oct 2012 at 18:37
I have some camouflaged ones, but I can't find them.
Replied: 3rd Oct 2012 at 09:39
Camoflaged wellies - sometimes worn in manure-vres.
I always wear plain wellies. I'm a real stick-in-the-mud.
Replied: 3rd Oct 2012 at 09:58
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