So now you know why there was something vaguely familiar about me the first time we met! I am now the proud owner of 7 lovely caps. I had an 8th but I left it in the Sir Thomas Hotel after our works Christmas lunch last month.
Luckily other friends have stepped into the breach to help out. Elaine gave me a very similar but sparklier hat for Christmas (pictured centre) which is my new favourite and a female Labour councillor who shall remain nameless at her own request, gave me the black one and the grey one because she doesn't wear hats and they were unwanted gifts. I bought three in charity shops and the fourth on a market in Berlin, sadly that one is a bit too big and it may have to be given away.