It’s not often that I (the EIC) post myself, but I thought I should share a new medical breakthrough. As you may have read I stuffed my ankle, requiring much hobbling and a warning from the Dr to stay off it for three days (some muttering about a suspected torn ligament) . Three days! Who was she kidding, I started getting bored after 3min. So in the best tradition of our family following doctors advice, yesterday I put on my gumboots and went out to pick some peas with the youngest TBT.
All went well until I tried to take off my gumboots again, after an eyewatering moment I finally wrenched the gumboot off my swollen ankle. It gave a very interesting pop noise, and lo I was almost cured! I could put weight on my ankle again, and apart from a bit of swelling and such I’m nearly back to normal now.
The lesson of this tale must surely be that gumboots are the ultimate footware, useful, eco-chic and now better than a Dr…..