What do you really need in Seattle, in the winter?
A coat? A warm hat? A favourite coffee shop? (No, really.)
For me, arriving from Oz with my family in Jan for our Big Adventure, it was boots. Boots with a thick, rubber sole for walking on slippy, icy streets during the Snowpocalypse.
And as my woefully inadequate footwear made walking around in the snow slippery and slightly treacherous, I poured myself another coffee and ordered some doc martens online. I knew my size and I knew they were good. That they were available in shiny bright red was a delightful bonus.
Traipsing through downtown Seattle became a breeze! I was housebound no longer. Space needle? Sure. Corner of Pike and Pine? No problem!
Now you might think that this all this icy snow talk was just a big excuse to get a pair of shiny boots, but this is my story and I’m sticking to it.
And since I’m wearing them practically everyday in my new city, it’s given me a starting point for the blog. Lovely.