Sunday, 23 December 2007

Yield not to temptation.....

I was in Summits yesterday and, by some miracle, came away with nothing for myself, just the present for The Boy that I'd gone in looking for in the first place. I must be ill.

I somehow managed to ignore the siren's song of the Rab Photon Hoodie (9/10 on the temptation scale) and the Vapour Rise (8/10). Some fondling did take place but I stayed strong and marched resolutely out the door. Either my inner gear monster's sleeping or there's a part of my brain that's finally woken up to the fact that there really is such a thing as too much gear.

(Let's just not talk about the Aspira Jacket from last week, right?)

I came home to a card from the postie. There's a parcel waiting for me at the sorting office. That'll be the Camp Corsa then.

Oh dear.

On the bright side, I never even set foot in Tiso's.


Anonymous said...

Well done on walking by the Photon Hoody. I spectacularly failed to do that a couple of months ago. I don't think it's as good as the Barrier Hoody, lighter though.

There is indeed a thing as too much gear, but that is of course what they invented ebay for. Then it just becomes "turnover" and not "obsessive accumulation". I tell myself this on a daily basis.

Big Kev said...

I think I was able to walk past cos I was wearing a Barrier Hoody at the time :o)

Gear? Aye, with me it's buy it, don't use it, stick it on Ebay, buy something else with the proceeds and so on.

Sometimes I hanker for the days when I had just enough kit to go walking. Took less time to ready then too :o)

Anonymous said...

Ah, you're not wrong there.