Sunday, 8 March 2009

Footwear for Frogs



I'm so excited, I have a new pair of Wellies... ta-da!!
No, they're not purple, they're 'Iris'.
Why is this worthy of a post? Well, I spoke to a fellow blogger on the telephone once, discussing a commercial transaction of the party bag kind. She mentioned her husband referred to me as 'the one in pink wellies', so I need to let you all know I'm a Frog who follows the latest fashion, and I've changed my image - to purple (that's as exciting as life gets these days!)

My Fuchsia Hunter Wellies had been treated to a large amount of biting from my Saddleback Piglets and have sadly passed their best some time ago, but being a frugal frog I have made them last. I scrubbed them in readiness for the Ball, but really felt they weren't going to be good enough and so hunted down a new pair of Hunters (without the aid of horses, hounds or fox fatalities).

I went to a local supplier where the staff were only able to grunt one syllable at a time and gave up pretty quickly valuing the tad of sanity I had left. I came home and once again thanked the Lord for Google. A few clicks and emails et voila! a new pair of Wellies in the desired colour and size arrived the next day! That's what I call service, something rarely seen these days.
I'm a huge stickler for good customer service, I get rather mad with companies whose attitude is bad and I would be bloody furious with myself if my company ever (spare the thought) let a customer down.
This post recalls a particularly humorous episode on the Frog world:Never Work With Animals

Thank you Fitness Footwear!
outdoor shoes

Hunter wellies

Fitness Footwear

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

Oooh a lovely colour! I use Fitness Footwear regularly - due to wonky knees and very large feet I need supportive shoes and always find a good selection at that website.

rosiescribble said...

You're wearing purple wellies to the ball? Surely it's an occasion for heels darling?!

Grit said...

love the colour! i have a pair of hunter wellies in boring green ... and a strange stripe of white paint, which probably explains why they were down the tip for £1. but now the paint has worn away thanks to continued use in muddy fields, so i may reapply some dots. in your honour, in purple!

Suffolkmum said...

Lovely! You are a very glam Frog.

Millennium Housewife said...

there's a list for you over at mine, just for you x
ps word veri is suple, are you new wellies?

Ragged Roses said...

Hello and thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I love those wellies, what a great colour.

Mean Mom said...

What great wellies! I've only every had black ones. How boring am I?

blogthatmama said...

Lovely wellies, never seen a purple pair before!

Frog in the Field said...

Thank you Lindsey.

Hello Rosie, if I wear heels I won't be able to run around.

Grit, I am honoured, purple spots sound very cool.

Suffolk Mum, you are a sweet talker!

MH, a list for me? Thank you!

Thank you Ragged Roses

Mean Mom, you are very boring, buy some new wellies at once!!

Blog that Mama, you need to get out more...or maybe I need to wear proper shoes instead of wellies...erm I think perhaps I am the boring sad one who needs to get out more!