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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Short and long hair


The weather is warming up, I've done loads of spring-cleaning, and now it's time for some spring-cleaning on myself .... yes I need a hair cut!

I tried to get a free haircut from Gumtree ads but it was too much of a hassle, and so I ended up making an appointment at my usual hair salon - KThreeG.

This is the cut I've had my eye on for a while - it's a musician known as Lights. I LOVE her sassy, punk-rocker, layered look.



My last hair cut was a year ago when I had my fringe cut. Someone said I looked like an aunty :(

And my last short proper hair cut (ie at a salon, not by my mum) was more than 3 years ago. Spunky.


I normally pride myself on being a rather cool, slightly punky-looking mum. So I was quite excited at the thought of this ... half-and-half hair cut.



45 minutes and $38 later I bounce out of the salon. One half of my head feels lighter and cooler. The other half still hangs down my shoulder.  My hairdresser tells me I need to blow-dry and use wax. I don't usually style my hair at all, so it's a downside to getting the look.

It isn't quite what I wanted.... I think the texture and thickness of my hair means that it doesn't sit as flat and sleek as Light's. And after 24 hours, the wax made my hair heavy and hang down. I had to keep brushing my hand through it. Maybe I needed to cut off more at the top? Like my spunky cut ... what do you think?

Another day and a wash later ... the big test - no blow-dry, no wax ... I'm happier with the results. I can see some versatility in what I can do, and even if I do nothing, it looks fine!



Monday, October 20, 2014

Favourite small garden

This is a picture of a "small garden" theme which I really like. My favourite is the wood decking path. Everything looks so lush and green and blends well together.  My next dream garden in my next home.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Shenandoah

I'm enjoying singing little Jimmy to sleep at night. Not for us the tunes of nursery rhymes. We've gone from old favourites like Tennessee Waltz, I Talk to the Trees, Leaving on a Jet Plane to Rainbow Connection, Amazing Grace, Born Under a Wandering Star.

Youtube led me to an oldie which I didn't know, but really like at the moment. It's "Shenandoah" sung by Michael Landon (who knew that he could sing!), and it's just the right pitch for my voice. At the end of the video, there's the sound of clapping so I assume it was recorded live in front of an audience.

Jimmy really likes it, although he starts clapping about halfway as I sing, maybe he's telling me to stop ... ??

"Shenandoah"

Oh Shenandoah,
I long to hear you,
Away, you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah,
I long to hear you,
Away, I'm bound away
'cross the wide Missouri

Farewell my love,
I'm bound to leave you
Away, you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah,
I'll not deceive you,
Away, I'm bound away
'cross the wide Missouri

'cross the wide Missouri

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