Hullo. Remembrance Day is coming up (Nov 11) and it's a big deal up here in Canada. Everyone wears a poppy and I wanted to wear one too. The only problem is... they aren't really little bear size.
I do rather look like I have a target on me... Plus... ours has a long straight pin that is guaranteed to poke holes in fingers... and likely into my belly! Not a great idea. But... last year when I was in London at this time of year... I saw different poppies.
This is what a standard UK poppy looks like. I think it's made out of paper and they must have a pin behind with a clasp. Much better than our straight pins.
But even more exciting than that... they sell little lapel pins!! In all sorts of styles! Soooo... I made Mama shell out £2 and buy one.
See... hmmm.... kind of fuzzy.
See!!! Last year was the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI so this one commemorates that.
It fits perfectly on my bomber jacket lapel.
Now I won't feel so under-dressed when I go out.
Oh... and on the other label is a pin I dug out of the archives... It commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Geological Survey of Canada (that was back in 1992... so we're at 173rd anniversary now). But... I'm a bit lopsided with only one lapel pin so this balances me nicely!