Helen's Hats

Because I have an eye problem I usually wear a hat 
(the brim keeps some of the light from dazzling my retina) 
So I am finding that reader friends are starting to recognise me by the hats I possess.

It is a sobering thought when The Hat is more famous than I am! LOL
Add to that, I am now known on Radio Devon as
"Helen With the Hat"

anyway - here are The Hats in my life...



bought in a charity shop in Barnstaple
several years before I moved to Devon!

(The Hat with David Ebsworth & Debbie Young)


Julian Stockwin - and The Hat
Karen Maitland, David Ebsworth 
and another Hat at Gedling Book Fair, Nottingham July 2014
Ron The Hat & movie director Robin Jacob
Actor Mark Lester - and my  English Heritage Hat

With James Hanna (and his hat!)
and ta-da

my wedding Hat for my daughter's wedding!
(well I had to wear something fancy didn't I?)

My Facebook Hat!
My Hat with dear friend, Celia from Australia outside my front door


Doing my talk at Battle
 (English Heritage 1066 re-enactment weekend)
and finally....

... Capt Jesamiah Acorne's Hat!



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    1. Now do I hear a certain Jack Sparrow's voice here? LOL!

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    2. I love your hats. I was remembering the 60's and 70's when I had some pretty big brim hats. They always made me feel really dressed up.

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    3. Hats do add that extra something don't they!

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  2. Lovely hats for a beautiful lady!!! xx I love the photo of you and James.

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  3. Love the Hats Helen, just a wee thought was it Gedling book fair 2013 ?

    Libby

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    1. Elisabeth - yes! Gedling! (& I'll be there again this June)

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  4. Very nice and I love the wedding hat!
    Sue

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  5. Not everyone can wear hats - by you my friend look lovely in them!!

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    1. Just as well I do LOL as I have to wear them - without that brim shading my eyes everything is dazzled & I can't see at all (it's like looking through a bathroom full of steam)

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  6. Wish I could wear hats with same aplomb as you can, Helen. - And interesting to see photos of various authors I 'know' online but haven't met.

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    1. I'll see if I have any more author-related photos Margaret!

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  7. Awesome!
    I love hats, but generally wear a battered fedora.

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    1. A battered fedora is on my e-bay watch list! LOL

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  8. I think you should be known as HHH - Helen Hollick's Hats!!! :)

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    1. or I could change my name to Hattie! :-)

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  9. How funny to be recognised by your hats, lol. But you wear them so elegantly. I love hats. I'm rarely without one. In winter they keep my head nice and warm, in summer they keep the wasps out of my fringe. Yes, really. I got one entangled in my fringe once and you could probably hear the screams in Devon. It stung me 5 times before I got it out. Summer hats are now a must.

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    1. Ouch! Hadn't thought of that use for hats Loretta!

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  10. I'm across the pond and women here (or at least in my circle) seldom wheat hats. However, I feel them in my blood--I'm Italian not English--so I'm not sure where this comes from, but I do wear them from time to time. I'm jealous that English women seem to embrace them. Helen, I love your wedding hat, especially. :-)

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  11. Thanks! The fashion for wearing hats does seem to be coming back here in the UK - I wish more men would wear hats as well - think how sexy characters in movies & on TV look when wearing a hat!

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  12. Oh, I did enjoy wearing Jesamiah's hat yesterday. It gave me real panache. Does he have a spare, by any chance? Only, I may have had a slight accident with it. The crew were so lovely finding me that little seat on the end of a plank, but when I fell in, one of the fish had a bit of a nibble out of the brim. It's right at the back though - hardly notices at all.

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    1. Jesamiah says: A rather soggy hat has washed up on deck - seems to have a chunk out of it. It was one of Helen's best...I think I'll hide it and not tell her.She'll never know....

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