Friday, April 24, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Protect(ion)




PROTECT(ION)



Slip-Slop-Slap is the name of a health campaign in Australia exhorting people to "slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, and slap on a hat" when they go out into the sun, in order to protect themselves against an increased risk of skin cancer.

My husband has had three operations for skin cancer, including a malignant melanoma and a squamous cell skin cancer and he has had many basal cell cancers removed as well, no doubt due to his surfer dude youth in Australia. So we both cover up when out in the sun.

Yes, I always wear a hat outdoors and I also wear a sunscreen with SPF 60 rating which means I am pretty pale summer and winter.

Now you did not just think I had the one hat, did you? I have a quite the collection and in fact I have over twenty hats and some have featured on this blog before.

SO SLIP! SLAP! SLOP! EVERYONE

and

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

28 comments:

Carolina Victory said...

Slip! Slap! Slop! I love that!

Perfect for the theme and a great reminder to protect our skin when we go outdoors.

Annie
http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/

Carver said...

I love your hats JMB. Fun that we both had the same idea for the theme. I like your photographs a lot. Hope you have a great weekend.

ancient one said...

I guess with the wonderful weather this weekend a lot of us had the same idea... I must remember to slip, slap, and slop....

Photo Cache said...

That is a very good interpretation. Especially since summer is just around the corner.

CherryPie said...

That really is a great idea :-) I hope you have a good weekend!

jams o donnell said...

It's a great slogan jmb. Great choice for this week's theme

Sue said...

Great message, and entry for this week's theme! I love hats too :)

Leslie said...

Really great photos for htis week. :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/02/alessandro-in-fiesole.html

Colin Campbell said...

You have sun in Vancouver? Have a nice weekend JMB. Just off to meet a friend who I went to University with in the early 80s. Haven't seen her since. Odd.

YTSL said...

I bet you look lovely -- as well as well protected from the sun -- when wearing your hats, JMB. For myself, I tend to prefer baseball caps as I often have trouble keeping hats on -- or maybe I've just had the misfortune to wear them in too windy places! ;b

TeacherJulie said...

Let's go to the beach, JMB! woohoo!

My PH:
http://teacherjulie.com/2009/04/25/protection-and-religious-beliefs/

Janice Thomson said...

Isn't it neat we finally have some wonderful wonderful sun!

Cindy OFarrell said...

Great choice!!! I actually have the same concept on my blog http://upcountrysmiles.com as well!

Yes..got to remember to take care of our skin--sunscreen/sunblock as well as your hat is big help!

Happy photohunting & weekend!
Cindy O

momgen said...

hehehhe I like the hats its pretty. It is great for the theme. Happy weekend and hope you visit mine.

Mine is here

Napaboaniya-ElaineLing said...

Sun protection against skin cancer and pigmentation. I need lots of those since I'm in the swim pool almost everyday :P

candi said...

What a catchy slogan! And great advice! Perfect for the protection theme.

Candi
http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/candi

Blur Mommy said...

Great advice and just in time for the warmer weather.

Blur Mommy @Just My Rambling

Randi said...

I love your hats and I wear hats in the summer too and my favourite hats are from Australia - "Helen Kaminski".
Have a great weekend.

Liz said...

Very good advice and a great slogan!

Enjoy your weekend, jmb. The weather seems to have changed here so I won't feel too bad about being indoors cleaning!

calonyddaear said...

How very important.

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

I guess I should take my hat off to you. Tee hee.

I tend to keep out of the sun. I like sunny places, but I enjoy sitting in the shade.

Ellee Seymour said...

I love those hats, they are my favourite styles too. The word protect also makes me think of my family and keeping them safe from harm.

Dragonstar said...

Yes, it's so important. I don't know how it's possible to persuade young people - particularly young lads - to use sun protection, but I do wish they would!

You have lovely hats.

PowersTwinB said...

This is perfect! I love the slogan, Slip Slap and Stop! Perfect inst it? Thanks for visiting my hunt today sweetie, have a great week!

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow....hats are protection indeed!!!

Thanks for visiting me yesterday. Hope your Sunday was pleasant.

EastCoastLife said...

I wish I could wear a hat in Singapore but the weather is just too hot and it makes my hair sweaty and smelly. :(

Love all your hats!

sally in norfolk said...

I love hats but hate wearing them :-( so own only silly hats for skiing :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Lovely hats, jmb. I'm pale all year round, too.