Sunday, 23 September 2012

Welly Rack

This is the latest installation at our house:

My twenty-year old self would have mocked such symbols blatently promoting domesticity. Nearly two decades later I find it strangely comforting: suggesting order from chaos and dog-walking and safely splashing in muddy puddles.

Actually, I think it just makes me feel grown-up...


  1. Thank God we don't stay twenty.

    That is perfect...except for maybe the fact that there are three little pairs of boots. I don't know how y'all do it. I have one little pair of boots in the house...and I'm losing. Gettin' whipped.


    1. In fairness, the littlest one can't yet walk in his boots, so it was a little bit presumptious of me to put them there. It's an illusion of control. They run rings round me every day. Even the one that can't yet run.

  2. And so it should.... nothing like a bit of welly organisation to make you realise you're all grown up and stuff...

  3. Hi there,

    I'm the editorial assistant for, a site published by the National Association of Realtors covering homeownership-related topics.

    Would you be interested in granting us permission to feature this photo of your welly rack in a slideshow about smart winter storage ideas? Email me at for the details. Thanks!

    Libby Walker

  4. Hi again,

    Just wanted to send a followup to my message from Friday requesting permission to feature your welly rack in an upcoming HouseLogic slideshow. I was hoping you could let me know whether or not you're interested in granting permission.

    If you are interested, email me at for more info. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks!