The difference between British and American wellies

It's a bit rainy

It’s a bit rainy

It’s raining in northern California. For days and days and days. But I don’t hear anyone complaining. California is so starved of water that it can continue raining like this for the whole winter and it still might not replenish the reservoirs enough to make up for four years of drought.

The presence of rain reminds me of the difference between welly usage in Britain versus California. Here, people wear welly boots even if it’s only spitting. In Britain, people wear wellies when they go for a muddy walk. This means that British wellies are permanently muddy, whereas Californian wellies are always clean.

 

Californian wellies

Californian wellies

British wellies

British wellies

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About Natalie Gotts

I've been a management consultant, a nutritional therapist, a Journey practitioner and a mother. I've sold ostriches in China and personal safety devices in Hong Kong. Whatever I've done, and wherever I've been, I've written about it.
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