|a completely unrelated photo - but these Easter treats found on a shelf in Sainsbury's this morning....am in no doubt you can easily find them in a store near you too! No wonder the years pass so quickly!|
I keep my hair fairly short, so any colour has long grown and been cut out and I'm back to my natural brown. Turns out, it's not the grey that bothers me so much as the dull brown of this natural colour. 'Spect if we ever met, Tim Holtz would have a name for it.
So for the New Year, I decided to 'enliven' my hair colour and improve my complexion with a 'warm and rich' brown hair colouring. I actually bounced out of bed having made time to do it before I went downstairs. I remembered to put on the loose neck stained t shirt that we keep for this. I even turned on the iron, knowing that I would have 20 minutes to spend ironing whilst my head got very cold, but oh so rich and warmly coloured. Put on the gloves...for the 100th time, think aloud about writing to the manufacturer to remind them that people with fat hands also colour their hair. Snap off the top of the 'chemical' squirty nozzle bottle. Unscrew cap. Open the colourant. Empty the entire tube into the chemical squirty nozzle bottle. Take care to empty tube, rolling it down and being uber careful not to spill. And then, replace the squirty nozzle cap. Place finger expertly over the broken off tip and shake. No colour change, no magic, frightening dark coloured chemical reaction. Check box and basin which looks a bit like a lab. Bottle of COLOUR still intact, in the basin. TUBE of high powered, ultra soft conditioner, empty. Put the wrong thing in the wrong thing. Feel very cross for about 10 seconds. Then very foolish. And now, well, in a mood to share; even at this late stage in the year, it's not too late for me to make a fool of myself!
Me, my grey temples, and my Dunnit lovelies wish you everything you need for 2012. May it be happy and filled with the love of your family and friends. You deserve it.