Another lost hat!

Gareth wearing a Russian hat, holding a copy of John Peel\'s book

Honestly, what is the matter with me?! What is it about me and hats?! What is about me and losing things?!

First of all, I lost — FOREVER! — my fleece hat in an hotel in Pitlochry; as reported in the blog post “Lost Hat” (16 November 2005).

Then I left my book in Cellardyke; as reported in the blog post “D’ye ken where my book is?” (12 January 2006). And as it happens, I didn’t leave it on the sofa, as I’d thought — and photographed. No! I’d left it on top of the wardrobe in the small bedroom. HOW?! Anyway, I got that back, as evidenced by the photograph above.

And then the other night (05 February 2006) when I was over in Cellardyke … I managed to leave my other, my one-and-only, my last remaining fleece hat there!

So, I guess, until I can return to Cellardyke to retrieve it, it’s either my Russian hat (above), or my Big Red Fez! I’m not sure I have any other useful hats.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

3 thoughts on “Another lost hat!”

  1. Oh, Russian hat it is! How can a fleece hat better that?

    p.s. read an article about blogs and have realised that I am a blurker. It sounds bad. And now I’m not!

  2. I bought my Russian hat on a school trip to Moscow and Leningrad (as it was then) in 1988. It’s a little too small for me now, but still one of the warmest hats I’ve ever owned.

    It saw me through many winters days walking the long road to David Russell Hall in St Andrews.

    While I was in the then-USSR I really wanted a Russian military or police hat; one with a big red badge on the front. I guess now I could always put a big red fez on it and keep everyone happy. 😉

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