Monday, 12 January 2009

Sunday Styling VI

Whilst I loved the results I got with the braidout, the curls only lasted a few days. I wanted something that would last the course of the week and decided to canerow my hair after washing it. I put it into about ten french plaits, with my part already in place for styling! When setting my hair I always worry that I won't like the results and will be stuck for at least a day with a look I'm unhappy with. On this occassion however, I needn't have worried; I loved the curls I got! My hair was full of body and bounce and I lost count of the compliments I received. I am certain that this is a styling option I will return to.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Sunday Styling V

It's been a looong time since my last Sunday Styling post and I can't promise to make it a weekly feature; but I was so inspired by Meikmeika's New Year style that I decided to give the old braidout another try. Last night I sectioned off my hair, plaiting about ten locks and securing at the end with an elastic band. I do prefer to use cotton hair bands, but I seem to have lost most of them and I'm down to a collection of four! This morning I took the plaits out and was pleased with the results; my hair was really full of body. The crinkle is subtle, probably due to the fact that I plaited my hair when it was dry, but you'll remember that I don't like too much curl!

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Why are the ends of your hair THAT colour?

I don't know , why are the ends my hair THIS colour!
Well actually I do know and I was able to satisfy my sister's curiosity when she asked me this question.
The oddly coloured ends are the remnants of a dye I had put on my hair four years ago (said dye also in part led to my SL installation, but that is another story). My hair was red, a colour I favoured for a long time and I really liked it this way. However, of late I and evidently other people, have noticed that my ends are looking a strange rust like shade. This is one of the reasons I have been considering adding some new colour to my hair. Now, in my previous life of experimental hairstyles and shades, I used Crazy Colour to frequently change my look. I often used Fire Red but have been known to use Capri Blue! It's an easy to use, although slightly messy product that you wash it in and wash it out and that doesn't contain peroxide.
I am now seriously considering buying a bottle of Fire and adding it to my hair, it would probably give an aubergine/plum hue to my locks. I know that lots of have added colour to your locks and would love to hear your two pence worth on the subject. To dye or not to dye, that is my question!

Saturday, 3 January 2009

If you can keep your head...

JB loves reading, no I really mean it, he LOVES to read. In fact I would go as far as to say it is a slight addiction of his; he will read absolutely anything.
I taught him to read at an early age, using magnetic letters on the fridge and from then our literary monster was born! We have been told at Parents Evenings (and teachers have been very apologetic for telling us) that he reads too much! I think the problem was that he read at the wrong times; he continues to do this and it adds at least ten minutes onto his getting ready time in the morning!
It's a real job keeping up with his passion and making sure that new books are available, although he will re-read favourites again and again. This love of reading is not uncommon in my family and we are able to maximise on this by swapping books with relatives.

As you can see from the picture, not even the chaos of moving house can keep him away from a book!

Friday, 2 January 2009

My List of 99

I saw this post on Brunsli's blog and decided to give the list a go. On account of my being an English girl and never having visited the States there are few things that I am unable to tick off...
(those I have achieved appear in bold)

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland - Tokyo and Paris, do they count?
8. Climbed a mountain - fall down them whenever I'm skiing!
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped - contemplated it in my youth, but I now recognise the dangers associated!
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea - although I have been a storm at sea, remember?
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning - an experience I don't wouldn't wish upon anyone
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked - No and not likely to happen
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - don't tell anyone!
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run - does it count if it was on the Wii?
32. Been on a cruise - a mini one
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language - everyone knows I'm trying!
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke - as recently as last week
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater - I have always wanted to do this
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone - the same one, twice!
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - I dont envisage this ever, ever, ever happening!
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit - and won
98. Owned a mobile phone
99. Been stung by a bee - several times!

So I haven't quite managed to achieve half of the list, I need to get to work on putting that right!

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year to each and every one of you!