...but what with getting excited about the Gurkhas, and stuff annoying me generally, there seem to be wee bits and pieces cropping up everywhere that start inexplicably becoming issues.
You wouldn't think it was possible to find a downside in ordering a nice wee merino wool hat at a bargain price, would you?
That's the hat. Although mine will be blue. Only £12.94 inclusive of postage, which I think is pretty good in this day and age. British made, and everything. But then when I was reading the wee company history bit - here - well, I don't know, but I found it faintly depressing.
I doubt they employ as many folk these days.
Mind you, if the hat turns out to be shite, all may become clear.
I'm confident it won't however, and upon receipt, and following intensive testing, I hope to be able to recommend the headwear of the good folk at Messrs Peregrine to the great internet-going, ripped-off by snazzy marketing, long-suffering hillwalking public.
Oh, and just after I've done that I'm going to start a lightweight backpacking backlash. So watch this space.