Count The Boots

Many cafes and shops in small rural towns have a notice near the entrance requesting that muddy boots be left outside the door. Perhaps this could be a useful indicator of a good cafe! Certainly Top Nosh in Tapanui is deservedly popular and as we left the cafe on Sunday I noticed lots of boots and asked Nigel to photo them πŸ™‚

Tapanui, Clutha, New Zealand. Photos taken by Nigel
Note: Top Nosh is closed on Mondays



Text by Liz and photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

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    1. That’s a fair point Tanja. People here who’d be wearing muddy boots at cold time of year would usually also be wearing thick heavy working socks (and probably wouldn’t be seen dead wearing slippers!) There’s no slippers provided πŸ™‚ It would definitely be BYO.. which has its own charm!

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  1. I’ve seen this sort of thing in quite a few rural places and it seems a great idea to me too. I always like to judge somewhere by the cleanliness and indeed the presence of soap in the toilet (after the food quality of course) because without soap, you have to wonder about the staff serving you…πŸ˜„

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