|Bosham Quay - source: hampshirecam.co.uk|
But going back to the birthday party for a moment, apparently we are meant to wear a hat - "the sillier the better" - the invitation states. So I have a choice of a bath hat, an angora beret (my personal favourite, as it is appreciably less silly if one must wear woolly headgear in high summer), and a sort of Peruvian chunky knit number with ear flaps. This striking item cost me a fiver in Asda Living - I have never worn it and it is strictly "earmarked" for long solitary wintry cycle rides (that obviously never happen). Plus I have a floaty straw hat that would look completely normal, but which would probably be excluded on those very grounds.
UPDATE: I have tried on all the hat contenders, and it is just too hot to wear any of them, barring the straw one at a pinch (and a scratch). If the hat-wearing rule is rigorously enforced, I propose to wear it the wrong way round as a small concession to the spirit of the event.
|Mosman the koala modelling the least worst hat backwards|
UPDATE 2: Or....what about this idea? The insertion of Max Rat, my sometime travelling companion on overseas work trips, cunningly transforms the hat into a 'rat's nest'. Which would be novel!