Today on Mother’s Day here in Melbourne the weather is decidedly wintery. Grey, cloudy, wet and cold. There was no sun out today, and so there was no need for a hat, just an umbrella.
I already miss summer. The heat and warmth. Those long balmy days, spending time on the beach and out in the sun. But there’s no doubt the sun is intense in Australia. It packs a real punch and if you stay in it too long without head protection you’re likely to turn into a lobster. Which means when we’re travelling wearing a hat becomes second nature.
So when Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge came up I immediately thought of the times that we spend outside. And how often we wear our hats and caps.
Whether it’s on one of our gorgeous beaches, out on picnics, trekking in the mountains or horse riding, wearing a hat is as Aussie as they come. As the sun protection slogan goes: “Slip Slop Slap, Seek and Slide”, the slap part being to “slap on a hat”.
And of course Harry doesn’t want to miss out. On his cuddles with Tash or his hat.
Wishing you all sunshine and warmth wherever you are.
Stay safe and keep enjoying the journey.