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We’re chugging into April now, meaning that the spring/summer hat season is upon us, and I’ll have to stop wearing my heavy felt, fur and wool hats and start wearing straw. Check out your local Dunnes, Wal-Mart, Marks and Spencer, whatever you’ve got and you’ll notice that they’re selling less beanies and warm hats, and more straw sun hat things. Go on, check. I’ll wait…


Did you check? Welcome to straw hat season. This is my straw hat, it’s a fine wee piece and it’s gotten a fair share of compliments.

Really and truly I fancy a straw gambler hat. But they’re a tad hard to come by over here.

Which reminds me! Some table polishing children:

It is now possible to donate to The Mad Carpenter via paypal, and if you do donate, you can put a link to your website underneath the paypal button. Cash would be very much appreciated to fund my various endeavors, such as Project S, which I’ll let you know about in the coming days.