Do you like to see old pictures of the bloggers you follow? I do, but if your answer to that question was NO, you might just want to move on to the next blog. If you stay, however, I can promise you pictures of Paris, Rome, and Barthomley!
A couple of weeks ago I showed you this photo of me in Seattle wearing my faithful and fail-safe raincoat.
Other than the picture above, I have no recent pictures of me wearing that coat. I had become bored with it – it's shapeless, it's plain black, and I grew tired of the epaulets and cuff straps (what do you call those?).
I have lots of pictures from early in our relationship, when things were still exciting.
|1998, Barthomley, Cheshire, UK, near Nantwich. White Lion pub est. 1614|
|1998, York, UK, Mr. Sparkle and I imitating the pedestrian light|
I usually wear it open or belted like a trench, but it could be worn straight like a smock-type coat. It's pretty lightweight, but it's also wind-resistant because it keeps me warm, and it dries in about 10 seconds when it gets wet.
|1999, Spanish Steps, Rome|
It doesn't take up much space, so we've had some good trips together. I don't think I've ever seen it wrinkled, and it's pretty comfortable. Also, it has one cute little secret – an internal pocket that's ideal for holding a passport and boarding pass between checking in and boarding a plane.
2000, Louvre, Paris
How could I be so shallow? This coat and I have had so many good times together, and it has everything I need! Why would I want any other raincoat – this one is perfect! I'll never take it for granted again.
Do you have any old faithful friends in your closet? Do you appreciate them as much as you should?