While away in sunny Queensland over the holiday break one hml editor found time to trawl the local op shops in search of some quality craft. and boy did she find it! while there was a collection of the usual wooden pineapple bowls, landscape tapestry pictures, ceramic horses, aprons, 70's mugs and bead bags, the best find was this ancient pirate toy.
Resplendent in his stripey shirt (a perennial hml favourite) and sporting a truly inspired co-ordinating neck and head scarf we realised what dapper chaps Pirates were. Now Johnny Depp may have famously said that pirates were the original rock stars, but we at hml will take it one step step further we say not just rock stars but the original hip-hoppin gangsters... which begs the question, if pirates had a choice, what kind of sneakers would they be sportin?