Ellie that was a very open and frank blog but it does explain a lot about you….full of hot air??!! But you did speak sense as it is wheat that is my weakness plus the butter, jam, chocolate spread, peanut butter, cream cheese etc that goes so well with it. So if I am to fit into any of my summer clothes, which to be honest has not been troubling me too much as I could not see when I was ever going to be out of wellies and raincoats then wheat is banned! Quite tricky timing as I am just about to bake an Orange & Raspberry Victoria sponge to take with me to visit a little old lady who has recently lost her best friend and Bridge partner so this is going to test my strength of willpower particularly as it the most wonderful recipe that I got from a fellow blogger, eggs cream and honey. Doesn’t that name just make you want to get the mixing bowl and wooden spoon out?
I did lose a few pounds yesterday, but not the weighty ones more exactly the money ones, as I went to London and had my hair cut. I know Grace that you said last week that you liked my newer longer length but I couldn’t bear it any more so it was off for the chop. However you could have blown me sideways with the cost of the day as the car park had raised its tariff and the hairdresser had quietly raised his fee plus there is the issue of the tip. Who do you tip? The junior, but which one as in my case I had quite a few whizzing around being very attentive, certainly not the hairdresser as he is getting his raised fee, maybe a one off tip to be shared amongst everyone. I wouldn’t like the receptionist to be forgotten as she is the one that squeezes me in when I suddenly realise that I hate my hair – it is a moment that does not creep up on me slowly, but rather hits me at high speed as one day my hair works and then the next it goes flat and too long. Yesterday I was so shocked at the cost of the day that I failed to tip anyone and ran out leaving a line of expectant faces looking dejected, met my girlfriend for lunch and my husband joined us so I carefully avoided any mention of the pounds spent! It is an area that men do not understand as their hair costs £15 once a month at a local barber and with the minimal amount of fuss. A man’s haircut does not have to fulfil the same needs as a woman’s – we need ours to rejuvenate, lift our spirits, take the focus off our ever increasing wrinkles and that’s all before you realise that your hairdresser has to be your mentor, confidante and harbinger of new ideas and gossip. In the week when Vidal Sassoon passes on to the next life, where I am sure there is already a queue forming of women who want their hair style tweaked and their self confidence massaged, I can honestly say that it was £’s well spent!!
Love Annabel xx