Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Paint the meadows with delight...

Those of you with boot fetishes could do a lot worse than spend an hour watching Sarah Raven's River of Flowers GW special on the BBC Iplayer. A good 20% of the shots are of boots walking through wildflowers. You may however be distracted from your enjoyment of this by the much discussed, somewhat extraordinary style in which Sarah is dressed! Are the distressed coats and multi-layered skirts country-chic or village bag lady? Or is this yet another ploy by GW to create a TVcentric image for yet another gardener? The Sock has acquired a picture of Raven taken before filming... you may now reach your own conclusions.

The Sock also couldn't help noticing the astonishing resemblance... speakers on..



Crusty Bedsocks said...

She used to sell those laced up welly boots on her website - I'm sure the Blackfingernail will remember how much they were... although the shock of seeing the Little Gem seedling price may have wiped his memory!

Love the flake!

Arabella Sock said...

I want those boots. Do you think they are wellies with false laces trim? She was walking through the sea with them and I was thinking that her socks would be soaked when the water came in through the eyelets.

Arabella Sock said...

I found some lace-up wellies! I quite fancy the purple stripey ones.

Wellie link

Crusty Bedsocks said...

I think they are the same ones the Raven wears! Bit pricey but I'm sure she had a big mark up on them!

The Parisian Puppy ones look right up Fat Rascal's street too!

I quite fancy some brightly coloured ones but I have two pairs of green ones on the go at the moment - although my scarecrow does have red flowery ones - hand painted of course!

The Black Finger Nail said...

I wonder if Alexei Sayle will sing about Doctor Raven's boots in the same manner as he did for another?


VP said...

I now have When Daisies Pied (or peed as we used to call it at school) on the brain!

Fat Rascal said...

We should develop our own range -especially if we can charge £65 a pair!

Arabella Sock said...

It's a lovely bit of Shakespeare isn't it VP. I wanted to put the full verse in but there wasn't room in labels so here it is..

When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,
The cuckoo then, on every tree,
Mocks married men; for thus sings he,
Cuckoo, cuckoo; O, word of fear,
Unpleasing to a married ear!


I'm working on the boots right now Fat Rascal. There is a whole new winter merchandising range about to come out!

emmat said...

I love Sarah's river of flowers and i want it to flow all around my house! Why don't I live in bloody Burwash! I do actually know some people in Burwash they are rock n roll types so I cannot say who. But if they get bloody Sarah's bloody river of flowers they won't even appreciate it! I would appreciate it! If she was my neighbour I would (shut up now, Ed.)

Arabella Sock said...

Take it from me you don't want to live in Burwash. I had a friend who was with a team land surveying around there (years ago) for her Geography or whatever and she said all the people around there were really spooky. Apparently the last ritual murder in England was near Burwash when a man was found with a pitchfork through his neck bleeding into the earth! I can't find any reference to that on the web actually but I'm sure it must be true.

VP said...

I posted it for May Day as I had it on the brain then too. We always used to have special songs to sing for May at school with our aptly named schoolteacher, Mrs. Flowers.

One other thing struck me today - your photos of Dr Raven remind me of Kate Adie...

Arabella Sock said...

I had to sing "I know a bank whereon the wild thyme grows..." for our school Eisteddfod in order to gain points for my house. Didn't matter whether you could sing or not (I can't) you still had to do it. I wasn't the worst - everyone erupted with laughter when the fat girl sang.
Oh happy days - not. I did win the piano playing bit though.

The before picture of Sarah R. reminds me of a newsreader too but it wasn't Kate Adie although now you say it I can see the resemblance. Perhaps there is some sort of generic look to them.

jane said...

Dr Too Posh to Wash and her millionaire neighbours make me seethe with class envy. I wish GW would give her the boot. Take yer river of Fleurghs to the inner city missus.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

I'm not feeling the love here people. Don't you guys love SR? No? Well, neither do I. Dear BBC, please remove this eyesore from our screens. Thank you!

BTW I've seen bagladies better dressed than SR. Where on earth does she finds those things?