All this water made me think of Wellingtons. Those rather fabulous boots named for a Duke and now cheerfully keeping the camper, farmer, and dog walker's feet dry.
As a festival girl I like a fancy welly, no plain black ones for me, or a smart functional green, no I like a bit of flair.
The first wellies I bought for festivals were black with tattoo prints on. There are still lots of cool tattoo wellies about but mine cracked after a year and were replaced with a skull themed pair. They too lasted only a year and I was getting pretty fed up with the lack of quality. Next I tried a cheap pair of black 'lace up' wellies and added some fancy ribbon, and an extra pair of wellies that were printed to look like converse trainers! They both managed two years before succumbing to the same old cracking issues as all the others.
Last year I bought some Peter Storm wellies at the end of the season for a bargain £9.99 and I'm hoping they last at least the rest of this year's festival season. My new wellies are super hero themed. Perfect.
But I'm still not going camping yet. Is it still raining?