Re: Natural fur
Thanks, everyone, for your contributions.
Now it's time for me to come clean.
Over the past couple of weeks my ears have been dropping off with the freezing cold winds we've been having, so back in January I tried to find a Russian Ushanka hat for sale - they, of course, have fold-down flaps to cover the ears.
They are not as easy to find as you might expect, as I found out for myself. I eventually managed to find one in faux (why not call it false?) fur for £8 but, being cheapo, no sizes were offered and mine is too tight to wear for any length of time.
Later, whilst we were in Vienna, I managed to find another one - only one - in genuine wolf fur. That was priced at €355. After fainting, I apologised to the shopkeeper and said I couldn't afford it.
Eventually, I found a source in this country - locally, as it happens - which has a couple of styles in rabbit fur. It was brilliant, looked good and fit perfectly, and only cost £25, so...
...yes, I bought one.
Sorry, animal lovers. I'm an animal lover too, I might add, but I wanted one so much I imagined a poor little rabbit that, presumably, been killed for its meat or perhaps met with an accident, or something. At least rabbits are not an endangered species, after all they tend to breed like rabbits. Just trying to salve my conscience, you understand.
A bit late for this last winter now, but ready for the next one.
OK. I now have my tin helmet on, so I'm prepared for the onslaught. Go easy, please.