Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Walk Out to Winter...

...swear I'll be there.

Not often I wonder what Roddy Frame is doing these days, but today I thank him for a beautiful song and beautiful teenage memories!

All new winter togs :) With a budget of €200 I set out to buy my winter walking gear. If I had been offered a choice of a Million coats I would have chosen this one. And, it came my way for just €8 courtesy of my favourite second hand, Mr Ben shop. Brand new, snug as a glove, all weather proof and it is made from professional components - it says so on the label. Has to be good if it is the choice of professional coat wearers. Not a job my school careers adviser told me about, and I have to admit I had no idea that people got paid for wearing coats. Tough work in the Andalucian summer. I guess you would have to drink lots of water.

New boots also. They are seriously strong, no nonsense boots. Will last a year at least. All leather with tough rubber soles. They're called 'Worker' boots. I like that. I have always aspired to be a worker, but why bother going to all that trouble when you can buy into the 'worker lifestyle' for just €27?

A new cashmere sweater for just €3.

Leaves me lots to spend on printed corporate style T-shirts. Well, if you can't beat them - join them.


Tammo said...

Well, start preparing your walking gear because as of today the new 'Ordenanza de Convivencia' law kicks in Granada. Basically street artistry will be deemed as inappropiate as prostitution and will be fined accordingly....


The Lost Photographer said...

Granada does a fucking Barcelona. Corporate led policing that will penalise the poorest and possibly drive them to a life of crime.

Brilliant facsist thinking.

Nell said...

Hi John, what a brilliant journey you've made to Santiago. I'd like to interview you on your art and experience of walking the camino. The interview will be published in a magazine. I'm sorry I couldn't find your contact email anywhere. Pls get in touch with me at contact@wildjunket.com, I'd love to hear from you.

The Lost Photographer said...

Hi Nell,

Sent an email with contact info. More then happy to be interviewed for whatever reason.