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December 3, 2010

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winter has arrived in the UK a bit early … it’s cold and has been snowing this week (an aside: if you want to see people freak out, you should come to england during a snow “storm”).

so i’m glad i recently bought myself a new hat and a nice warm sweater … they’ve both proven their worth this week.

what i still do not have: a pair of boots. i am having trouble finding boots (that are not red wings) that i want. it’s a project for the weekend, i hope.

  1. December 3, 2010 8:43 am

    Sweet, sweet sugar! Love the hat pic!

    Enjoy your weekend and hope you find the boots!

  2. December 3, 2010 9:20 am

    Man, the way you talk about London reminds me so much of Portland. Portalnd + snow=total apocalypse.
    :) Hope you stay warm, friend.

  3. December 3, 2010 9:29 am

    If there was even a hint of winter weather while I was in Chattanooga you were to stock up on water and food because everything would shut down. It would last a day maybe two then life went back to normal :) Good luck with finding the perfect pair of boots.

  4. Jördis! permalink
    December 3, 2010 10:00 am

    i love that sweater. good luck with the boots. i finally got some myself.

  5. December 3, 2010 10:07 am

    ahhh, it’s just so unusual this weather. it’s why nothing works – it never snows this early, most years we get none at all, so nothing’s made to work in snow! i love the sense of wonderment though, i hope londoners never lose that :) and boots… i’m still looking, too. i’m even thinking of ll bean boots from the states!

  6. December 3, 2010 10:55 am

    It finally got cold here too (and I live in Wisconsin!). We’re supposed to get our first few inches of snow this weekend and of course everyone is freaking out. I mean, its not like it happens every year… oh wait.

    I enjoy your photos – they’re always beautiful. Hope you find your boots.


  7. daniel permalink
    December 3, 2010 11:05 am

    awesome sweater!

    i’m still looking for one… perhaps i will find one in new york next week… btw: any advice for nyc?

  8. December 3, 2010 1:56 pm

    oh, what a beautiful blog you have brian! so delighted to find it,
    and I indeed look forward to follow it forward.
    enjoyable photos and a light, honest way of writing. wonderful.

    you’re really right about the crazyness happening to the englishmen these snowy days too btw, is the world really coming to an end now???! – me being from Norway, I do really find it hilarious how such little snow and cold can do so much (imagined?) harm…

    about the boots; try check out the dr marten’s shearling ones!
    I am a happy owner of a grey suede pair bought last year to save my toes from freezing off,
    and loved finding them again these days.


  9. Ashley Erin permalink
    December 3, 2010 4:36 pm

    That hat looks so warm! I just want to slip my hands in it and be all cozy. :) Gorgeous photos, as always.

    PS. Here in Vancouver, people freak out over snow, which I find hilarious ’cause I grew up in Northern Canada where snow can pile up to 5 feet or more.

  10. pete permalink
    December 4, 2010 3:52 pm

    where are the hat and sweater from…
    also i thouugh you were going to buy the russells, i know how you feel about red wings, everyone wears them…

  11. ryan permalink
    December 4, 2010 10:48 pm

    agreed–where’s that sweater from?

  12. December 6, 2010 12:43 am

    I’m going to steal your hat.
    Just you wait.
    It’s mine.

  13. December 6, 2010 4:05 pm

    Boots that aren’t Red Wings – what about Quoddy grizzly boot? Or splash out on some Yuketen? You’ve probably already thought of these, though.

  14. December 7, 2010 3:45 am

    ha! I recently moved here (again) from SF and was amazed at the disarray the weather caused. All I could think was, ‘Aren’t we on the same latitude as Canada?’


    I really need to get a globe.

  15. December 9, 2010 9:08 am

    I needed/wanted some new boots too, but specifically not the ones that are supposed to be real cool at the moment (red wings, yuketen, quoddy etc.), so I went down to the Tricker’s shop on Jermyn Street and got a pair of very traditional Burfords in ‘espresso burnished’ (dark brown). If you look at a picture of them they look like smart ‘dress’ boots, but like all the footwear in the Tricker’s country range they’re seriously substantial and robust. They do similar ones with commando or dainite soles (overkill for my ends). Worth the money.

  16. December 11, 2010 10:57 am

    love the sweater.

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