29: A Hat Day

What better thing to do on a windy and woefully wet Saturday, than a spot of hat modelling?


One’s cluttered cloakroom shelf makes the ideal backdrop for the shoot!

And, yes, I know it’s obvious that I’m doing my best to promote Suffolk Punch Comedy Club gigs, by wearing such a fabulous t-shirt!*

But, I am not (I promise) an affiliate blogger for whoever, or whatever, made the beautiful red rose.

However, I’m sure I could come up with something similar (I have plenty of red-tissue paper and safety pins) – if any of you readers are willing to put in an attractive offer! Come on, viewers, I’m giving up the day job!

In fact, now I come to think of it, although I picked up this bargain of a woolly hat from a charity shop, I’m sure there are plenty of ladies (and men) out there, who would be happy to knit one up for you!

Knitters, get in touch – I can do the modelling – you can do the knitting – and I can get the payment! Deal done!

Yes, I am aware that not everyone wants to see a forty-nine-year old doing the modelling but, hey, anything goes these days. Ageism is dead! And I’ll be dead one day too (in case you hadn’t realised), so I need to make the most of what’s left of me, in the here and now! Middle-aged and wonky models are all the rage!

And here’s the proof of my claim:


And, there’s more!


It’s true enough that this particular-hat model requires a few tips about how to apply mascara, but one can’t have everything – can one?

This gorgeous-pink bit of fluff (not me, silly – the hat!) can be knitted up by the same knitters, who are shortly going to be affiliated with Jay Cool!

Auntie S? You can kn,t can’t you? And Mum? Cousins? I’ve got the needles! My readers just need your skills and my style! Together, we can bring in the dosh!


Now, I’m feeling really chuffed with myself. So full of ingenius profit-making schemes am I, that I can only wonder why I didn’t give up the day job years ago! What with the writing, the ballet dancing, the artwork and now – the hat modelling, I predict for myself a golden future!

pink carpet

Father Christmas, do you need an affiliate blogger who can double up as an elf? And, if push comes to shove, I can even be your substitute on your day off? I do, at this point, feel the need to point out, however, that if you opt for the day off, as you only work one day a year anyway (jammy sod) you will effectively be joining me in my ‘Giving Up the Day Job’ initiative. Welcome on board, Santa!


In the meantime, whilst you take your work break, I, Jay Cool, mid-life nutter and blogger extraordinaire, will be doing the rounds for you!

What a photo-shoot opportunity:


Red carpet, here I come!


And here begins the new life of Jay Cool ….


Copyright owned by Jay Cool, The Silly-Savvy Salopian, June 2019


Image of red carpet (modified by Jay Cool) by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay.

Image of dog in Christmas hat by StockSnap from Pixabay


*The Suffolk Punch Comedy Club t-shirts cost £20 each and orders can be placed with PJ, the emcee for Suffolk Punch Comedy Club, Suffolk.


It’s even possible to have one’s nickname, or real name, printed onto the sleeve, and your own special message on the back! Here’s PJ, to vouch for it:


To find out more about the comedy club gigs, please read:

Laughter on Tap: Menstruation

Grunts and Glurks at The Tap



Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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