I wish I, too, could go boating looking all amazing and wearing a massive but gorgeous hat. There are some problems though: 1) I can't swim and bodies larger than a stream generally freak me out a bit (nowadays plenty of things have that effect), 2) it's too hot to look all amazing (I know it's probably hotter where you are, but I'm still going to complain), 3) my normal-looking head is secretly too big for the hats available (except for the one I have that belonged to my grandmother, but that's for cooler weather and much too big even for me in a non-massive way).
I'll be on my way to London next Tuesday, but I promise you to update the shop with new books before that. My break from bookbinding wasn't luckily as long as I expected and I have a feeling returning to making books doesn't mean I won't be making mixed media pieces. A little bit of everything.