The Nón Lá – Vietnamese Hat

The Nón Lá – Vietnamese Hat

The non la Vietnamese conical hat is a typical sight in the rural towns and villages of Vietnam. But what are the origins of this traditional Vietnamese hat, how are they made and what are they made from?

 

Non la Vietnamese hatVietnamese woman wearing her non la conical hat

 

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The Diamond Jubilee and a very British Street Party

The Diamond Jubilee and a very British Street Party

It was a big four-day weekend here in the UK as Britons the land over celebrated our Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.   I went back to the town where I grew up to celebrate with family, friends and neighbours at something the British do best; a good old-fashioned Street Party.  The flags fluttered, heaps of bunting was strung across the streets and even the sun came out for a while.  Let me share with you a very special day…

Jubilee Street Party (more…)