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Friday, 29 January 2010
There has been one constant in my life since about 1968; my shoes. Pale beige/grey desert boots have been my choice of footware for over 40 years. I have painted portraits of them, I have buried them with honours, I have trusted in them across many continents. If only I'd kept a photographic diary of every single pair, but sadly not.
Desert boots were the invention of Nathan Clark; he of Clark's Shoes. This year is the 60th anniversary of their birth. Happy birthday shoes. May our mutual adventure continue.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!