Friday, 16 October 2015

A New Haircut and Other stories.

Yesterday, was a pretty busy day, but by the time I sat down at the computer to write this post, I felt like I'd achieved quite a lot.

The first job of the day, after walking the dog, was to get my hair cut. Once again I ventured out to a local Supercuts, which luckily wasn't busy, so I only had a 10 minute wait.  I'd got to the stage with my hair whereby I just had to get it cut.  I think it might have been 8 or 9 months since I'd had it cut and coloured and it was looking like straw.  I'm trying to grow out bleached highlights and go back to my natural light brown hair colour, to give my hair a rest from the stress for a while and my purse a rest from the expense.

The hairdresser who cut my hair was particularly chatty, but inspite of this I came away, for the first time in ages, with a cut that I actually quite liked.  I looked human again, in a good way and it's amazing what a mental lift you can get just from having your hair chopped off. I realise having said this, that by tomorrow I'll probably be looking like Wurzel Gummage again.  At least I will know, however, that my hair is in infinitely better condition and should be easier to style, especially with a wedding to attend in the next couple of weeks, which was the main reason that I succumbed to the haircut during Stoptober.

Anyway, hair done I headed home to get on with everything else I had to do.  Due to spending most of the weekend out of the house, I'd got behind on chores and needed to catch up.  I spent most of the rest of the afternoon doing a few bits of work and then gradually gravitated toward the ironing, cooking dinner, washing up, putting away two baskets full of ironed clothes and then emptying all the bins ready for collection tomorrow.  Gosh did it feel good to get to that last task.  I could then sit down, do a couple of tasks online ending the day with a bit of leisurely blog reading.

I now feel like I've broken the back of it, and I can hopefully find time tomorrow for an overdue allotment visit and completion of  a few other bits and pieces on my 'to do list'.  I'm hoping to tackle the back garden this weekend, whilst LB is out with her friends, and get it tidied up before winter. The old tomato and bean plants need clearing, the greenhouse needs sweeping out and recovering and I might even start to tackle the Shed of Doom which is full of things that I need to declutter.  Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck - get that ticking off on your to-do list sorted.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hate the hairdressers, and have cut my own hair for the last twenty years or so, and must make a good job of it since people have asked where I had it cut. They look at me quite strangely when I say 'my bathroom', wondering how I do the back especially. It's all done with mirrors you know! Lots of tidying up jobs being done here in the garden too, but still so much colour from carnations, calendula, lavender, roses, cranesbill, penstemon, and snapdragons, mixed in with grasses and autumn foliage of plants like peony and dogwood. And the hanging baskets still look OK too. But it's really cold out there this morning in this corner of Norfolk, heating on inside though.

    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by. I wish I could cut my hair as it would be a lot easier, but I don't trust myself to do a good enough job.