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Contraption Hat.

By lifesnapper  
Hi all and many thanks for your kind votes and comments on my 'Style' image, very much appreciated.
And also for your good wishes on my Eye appointment yesterday which was actually better news than expected. It seems that the hole in my Eye has started to close up and may well restore normal vision in time, but no time soon. As far as I can remember it has something to do with the Jelly in the Eye pulling away from the Retina thus leaving a hole which often remains and can only be cured by injecting more jelly into the Eye (Not pleasant) Thankfully though , mine is showing signs of closing up. The down side is that it could also happen to my other Eye at some point but not necessarily. And yes, it does have something to do with age but I prefer to ignore that Smile Any way, a HUGE thank you for your concern, you really are lovely friends and I really do appreciate it.

All the best to all,


Tags: Photo journalism Rochester Dickens festival Steam punk

Voters: BillRookery, jaktis, DeSilver and 38 more

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6 Jan 2017 7:29AM
A fantastic hat
if you want to get ahead get a hat, that saying was an advertising slogan in the UK in the 1940s, when most men still wore hats - caps, trilbys or bowlers - by Dunn & Co, hatmakers. It implied that, in order to advance in life, you needed a hat to help you on your way.
6 Jan 2017 7:38AM
Well that answers a few questions then. I really must start wearing a Hat, like a certain gentleman that I know on here Wink
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
6 Jan 2017 7:40AM
ken j. 17 374
6 Jan 2017 7:59AM
This is the guy I always sit behind in the cinema...Sad
Nice one John.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2281 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 8:10AM
But where's the kitchen sink?? Steam punk seems to have crept into Goth / Victorian events and I'm not sure why. Along with Captain Jack Sparrow look-alikes.
Hope the eye continues to mend, the body has an amazing capacity for self-healing.
woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 8:13AM
He must be an angry man, John, if he requires a special hat for letting off steam WinkWinkWink

Guardedly good news about your eye. I'll still keep my fingers crossed though.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
6 Jan 2017 8:24AM
Not sure what he is trying to convey with this hat, Peter Wink Glad to hear the news of your eye, you must be relieved.
6 Jan 2017 8:33AM
That's some head gear these type of characters.
Glad to hear good news regarding your eye.........we need you in fine fettle to keep an eye on the nations beauties. WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink
bluesandtwos 10 433 1 England
6 Jan 2017 8:38AM

Quote:That's some head gear these type of characters.
Glad to hear good news regarding your eye.........we need you in fine fettle to keep an eye on the nations beauties. WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink


bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
6 Jan 2017 8:55AM
great capture ...

good to hear your news Wink

take care

cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
6 Jan 2017 9:39AM
Does he pull the chain when he's feeling a little flushed? SmileSmile

Glad to hear you're getting some improvement in the eye (albeit very slowly) Smile
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 9:50AM
What a hat - better news on your eye, hope the improvement continues for you.Smile
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 10:09AM
Amazing Steam Punk attire - well captured John.
So glad your eye is improving and could get back to normal.
Don't worry about the other eye - life is full of maybes.
Kate Grin
6 Jan 2017 10:12AM
Ah, thanks everyone, and yes Kate, you're so right. Smile
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1721 England
6 Jan 2017 10:19AM
Time to reread some early Michael Moorcock...

And see if you can get hold of a copy of 'The Final Programme' on video.
6 Jan 2017 10:20AM
Amazing headgear, John, looks like it has many purposes. Great!

Dave Wink
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
6 Jan 2017 10:28AM
Glad to hear the news on your eye
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 11:53AM
Think steam punk has got to him John.
Peter GrinGrin
capto Plus
8 6.4k 21 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 1:05PM
Just needs wi-fi and blu-tooth.Smile

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 165 16 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 3:04PM
Love the exhaust pipe on the hat John, stops the brain overheating when thinking to hardWinkWinkWinkWink Two great imagesGrinGrinGrin

jocas 5 6 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 3:04PM
what a great hat Grin and hopefully a good prognosis for your eye - wise words from Kate SmileSmile
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 4:40PM
Well spotted... That hat is priceless...
Good news that you are now getting the right treatment for the eye! Speedy recovery.
Isabel GrinGrin
6 Jan 2017 5:00PM
Thanks again everyone.Smile
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
6 Jan 2017 6:34PM
Where does he store the battery for all those gadgets, John Wink

Great news about your eye - stay young, eh Tongue

richmowil Plus
11 413 2 England
6 Jan 2017 7:02PM
Bet that hat weighs a ton John, battery inside!!

Pleased to hear your positive news.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 8:30PM
that certainly is some hat... a lot of work went into it
and a great shot from you too
loved the jokesWink
IreneClarke Plus
5 1.3k 2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2017 9:29PM
wonderful hat - and good news fingers crossed it continues to heal itself Smile
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
7 Jan 2017 12:31PM
I bet he stole that from inspector gadget, nice one John.

14 Jan 2017 3:42AM
Gotta get me one of those..... made smile !! as your work often does John
cheers walt

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