Tuesday 7 July 2020

Grey hair - the movie

Here it is what my dad would laugh himself silly at - 25 years of covering up the grey hairs and I've coloured the bloody lot grey 😎

Monday 6 July 2020

5yrs 1mth 2 wks - Silver hair and aircon

The thing about working from home in lockdown is that my new office location in the extension has lots of windows which the sun streams through each morning, it's glorious and please don't think I'm having a whinge about sunshine and good weather, I'm not at all (despite being British which of course means moaning about weather is a requirement for nationality) I have this tiny little Aircon unit that sits on my desk blowing cold air at me from 8am until 10am when the sun moves over the roofline. It does make me fee slightly more charitably towards the people who did climate control in the offices at work ... I struggle to maintain a nice temperature in the extension, they were trying to do it over 4 floors with 60+ meeting rooms and a massive floor to ceiling atrium - I think they need more credit.

The Olia Rose Gold in my hair that added the pink 'Bagpuss' look had faded out quite a lot so I decided to give Silver a try, now bear in mind it was going over a mixture of blond and pink which funnily enough it's on the samples on the side of the box so it was always going to be a bit of a gamble.

It's actually come out really nicely, it's sort of a blend of silver, metallic lilac, some gold streaks and some darker more grey shades all streaked together - it looks great but there's a little 'deja vu' with it too, that thing where you're watching something on the TV and the 'age up' one of the characters by greying the hair .... It's a little like looking into a mirror thats ages - 'heres what 60 might look like' with a 48 year old face in the middle.

Today it's been 17 years since I lost my Dad, such a long time ago, but today it feels like yesterday. I feel sad, but I'm used to it now, a few tears and getting on with it is the order of the day. He'd look ay my hair and laugh himself silly whilst calling me a 'stupid bloody woman' because he'd find it hilarious that after 25 years of ruthlessly dying over the white hairs that I've voluntarily gone silver all over so my whole head is what he would call it exactly what it is ..... OLD PEOPLE GREY ..... LOL

The pubs and restaurants have reopened over the weekend here in the UK (with Social Distancing in place) it's not something that I've felt the need to participate in - yet - I'm not terribly bothered about the pubs if I'm honest, going out for a meal however is something we've really missed. I've had a table booked at The Hand & Flowers for our wedding anniversary for a number of months so that may well be our first dip back into 'normality'.

I had a dip back into watching Channel 4's GreenWing last night, it's been a long time since I first saw it and I guess I'd forgotten just how very strange and messed up it is - hilarious, but it's honestly like watching someone else very strange 'trip' - or at least what I imagine doing that would feel like. My perspective on some of the main characters has changed greatly from when I first watched it, what was once charming and endearing is now sneaky and opportunistic. I think this might be interesting to watch again in 10 years time to see if my perspective has changed again.

Gareth's on a training course this week (online) I'm doing my 'thang' and we have a dog trainer booked for tomorrow evening (again) all go here this week (not)

Take care of yourself and each other xx

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