Friday, December 19, 2014

Hobbits Bare Feet

I watched the new Hobbit film last night and was pleased to see some rather good barefoot action from the hobbits. I guess this is to be expected considering their penchant for going barefoot (probably due to the oversized nature of them). However, even still there was running and jumping on jagged rocks and across icy surfaces. Well done to Martin Freeman and the rest for the hours of makeup they must have put in to get their feet on.

Good barefoot action in The Hobbit - Battle of The Five Armies

Friday, November 28, 2014

Barefoot Friday

It was particularly nice to be working from home and keep my shoes at bay for the day. One of the principal reasons I'm not barefoot these days is that I cycle 5 miles into work and for that I appreciate my SPD clip-in cycle shoes (on my top recommended A530 pedals). When I get to work I've also been told that going around barefoot is not acceptable (which is a great shame) but I still manage to slip off my SPD shoes when we're going out for lunch, as walking around in cleats is quite annoying.

I now have toasty warm evening feet as a result.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Prague Barefoot

Not recently, admittedly, but I was reminded last night of my barefoot adventure round Prague back in 2008. The streets were lovely and clean and the joy of smooth round cobbles was something else. I arrived with only my suit and no shoes, my luggage having been lost in the airport. Thankfully a couple of days later I did have a new change of clothes and could wonder round looking a little less weird.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Barefoot Heather Run

I was walking with my family in the Peak District this summer with heather of such a astonishing purple colour that photographs don't quite do it justice. The weather was also so glorious and the grass soft that I took off my boots and skipped down the hill back to the car. Glorious. Reminded me of my first barefoot mountain experience in Wales up Sugarloaf.






Monday, September 01, 2014

Fully Waterproof Footware

What happens in Croatia when a sudden torrential rainstorm floods the city streets? Off go the shoes and barefooting becomes the way to go. I found the smooth cobbles somewhat slippery though so care had to be taken on the submerged surface.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Monty Don Approved

There was I, watching Gardeners' World, when low, the great Monty Don un-dons his shoes and promotes barefooting in a public garden on primetime British television. Well done Monty, what a star. There really is little better than being in the garden barefoot.