Thursday, July 30, 2015

HOW DID THAT GET THERE?????

I have searched high and low for two weeks for a favoured beret.  The local well kept public toilets we have, was the place I believed I had mislaid it, if not there, then the church where the walkers I stomp around with, partook of their refreshment, (including munching home-made cake).  Friends checked the church after their Sunday service, to no avail.  The nice guy I saw at the council enquiry desk said they could contact the people who clean the public W.C's.  It's a contracted out service.  I trudged around all the shops I remembered at some point in time visiting. The lady in the cafe searched in her store cupboard; I looked through all my shopping bags, coat pockets, and checked to see if my beret was tucked inside any other hat.

Today, my old fleece got an airing. I was puzzled by a bit of padding on the left side.  There was nothing in the pocket.  Oh! brainwave...quickly unzipping the fleece, I probed around in an open area of lining, pulled out to the light a bunched up soft wadge. YAY!!!!!!! my beret. The embarrassing thing is, I just do not remember when I last wore the old fleece.  Beret and that fleece just do not connect up, no wonder I didn't find it.

Now, I must tell all those kind people who went searching for my hat that it has turned up. 

5 comments:

flightplot said...

Thank goodness you found it as there's nothing worse than losing a favourite item like that. I have to say that I rarely see berets being worn nowadays. Flighty xx

zalandeau said...

I had a green beret when I was young in French Army...

ZACL said...

The French onion sellers I have seen wear a black beret. Many armies use a beret as part of their uniform. Do you wear a hat in bad weather Zalandeau?

Snowbird said...

How I love your red berer, my mother always wore one to, not everyone suits them, I wish I did!
So glad it turned up, smiling re the clash of outfit here!!!
I do like the sound of stomping around partaking of refreshment!xxx

ZACL said...

Hi Snowbird,

Your comment made me smile. My own beret is not quite the orange-based red of the one pictured. Mine has got Shiraz red wine tones. :) With the wind and rain that lives around us, a beret is convenient to stuff into pockets (the right ones!) just in case head cover is required. I'm not sure that a beret suits me, but, there are ways of wearing it, if, you don't have to cover up like a tea cosy over a pot.xxx