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I love it when I get something to review that arrives just at the right time. The British summer is always a little hit and miss weather wise, but last week the sun finally shone. Coincidentally, Man O’Leisure had been in touch to see if I wanted to try out some of the new range of summer hats from Sunday Afternoons. 

Finn tried out a ‘kids’ play hat’ and Luke took the men’s ‘lookout hat’ for a spin. We had a very rare afternoon off together (sadly it wasn’t a Sunday!), so decided to make the most of the sunshine and head to our nearest National Trust property, Canons Ashby.

Canons Ashby boasts extensive gardens and is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon

As with all NT places, they are very child friendly and keen to get the whole family involved. The gardens are a great place to explore, Finn loved looking for the things on his spotter sheet.

Ticking off different artifacts kept Finn amused for quite some time

It really was a warm day. I was so glad that Finn finally had a hat that a) fitted his massive head (and stayed on) and b) offered some serious protection from the sun. Usually I’m anxious if he’s out too long on a hot day, but I felt better knowing his face and neck was covered. The hat has an excellent UPF (ultra violet protection factor) of 50, meaning that only 1/50th of the sun’s UV rays will pass through. With his hat and a liberal application of suncream, I was confident that he would be protected from the sun.

Luke is always complaining that I never get anything for him to try out. Well, I’d finally put that right! Despite him not being the biggest hat fan, he willingly wore it for our day out. In truth, I wished that I had a hat, luckily my Buff came in useful here and helped to keep me cool.

Both Finn and Luke were chuffed with their smart new headwear

I think that we’re both

Read the full original post here authored by Lauren Moseley. You can visit her blog here.

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