MY TRAVELS, EXPERIENCES AND THOUGHTS ON CYCLING AND MOTORCYCLING. HOWEVER ILL INFORMED

Saturday, February 1, 2014

My Coat

This isn't about cycling, and there's not even a mention of wheels, but it's my blog, which no one reads anyway, so I'll write what I want.


Here’s my new coat. To someone of my vintage it looks a little like an old coat, a bit like one my brother had in 1974, but it really is new. Navy blue, it’s woollen, double breasted, has big buttons and I might once have described it as both too old or young for me. But I like it.

I needed a coat, I’ve got a big, voluminous black thing which comes with a zip-on peaked hood and a net pocket inside. It’s very warm, but better suited to ski slopes than going to a funeral, or taking the children shopping: similar occasions you’ll agree. I didn’t have anything remotely warm I could wear over even half smart clothes and, whilst it’s not the arctic, it does occasionally get a little nippy in England during the winter.

My new coat is more than just a woollen coat, however. This is the first woollen coat I’ve owned since a railwayman’s donkey jacket I lost when I was 17. From my childhood I remember a duffel coat with a red tartan lining and wooden toggles which had a full, sweet smell when wet. Wool has weight and substance, it gives warmth, is natural, real, and has a comforting homely feel, like snuggling in bed when all is well in the world. My new coat keeps me warm, but it makes me think and helps me remember things I thought had gone.

And for that reason it’s more than just a coat.

1 comment:

Rajesh said...


If you want a babe from the house ofRussian Escorts in Indore there are a few things you should know well before making a booking. Firstly our agency here at your city. In simple words is a cut above the rest because of the highly professional services we provide to our clients. Check our other Services...
Russian Escorts in Indore
Russian Escorts in Indore
Russian Escorts in Jaipur
Russian Escorts in Jaipur
Russian Escorts in Jaipur