Thursday, 9 July 2020

Gasp!!

Dear Readers if only you could see - before you is a New Woman.   The trip to the Hairdresser has produced a completely new and much more modern style.   I have had my hair dyed for years but she insists that what is there now is my own colour and it is a light grey.   The cut makes my hair quite manageable (touch wood) and frames my face nicely.   My Hairdresser is a genius and I have told her so.

It is cold and dismal with a mizzly rain now and again and I have just switched on the central heating.   It might be July but I have no intention of being cold.   The forecast is for better weather over the week-end so I am hopeful.   This afternoon W and I had a Zoom meeting with our friends P and D from Windermere and had a very pleasant forty minute chat about this and that.   The one thing we were all agreed on was that things are now so confusing that we really don't know what we can and can't do during the Covid restrictions.   Common sense seems to be the order of the day and I must say that up here in our town people do seem to be obeying instructions by and large.   The shops that are open have large notices on the windows giving instructions about entry, lamp posts have notices telling us to obey social distancing - and people seem to be doing just that.  I parked outside a pub and I noticed that they had one door for entry and the other door for exit.

I am finding the new Blogger a little confusing at times, so I am just hoping that having now finished today's posting I can find out how to post it!   See you tomorrow.

24 comments:

Terra said...

Oh I would love to see the new you! I agree that the covid rules change by the day or week, it is hard to keep up. Not too hard for me as I am mainly staying home and avoiding crowds. Stay warm.

Tom Stephenson said...

Strange, I am still on old blogger. The new Weave! Natural is always best unless you are young, I think.

Rachel Phillips said...

My blogger jumps from new and back to old randomly without me touching anything. I am happy either way but it is very odd. I never know what it is going to be from one minute to the next. I am going to the hairdressers tomorrow.

justjill said...

I am going back to red hair - for fun. 24th. Badly need it cutting too. Haven tried the new blogger yet. The rules I am totally confused. I can book a holiday. But can I see my family?

wherethejourneytakesme said...

I have my hair cut next week and will probably go much shorter just in case we get another lockdown and I will be ready this time! Wordpress changed about a year ago and the new format did take some getting used to.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Getting a new haircut (and a good one!) is so uplifting! I wish we could see you. I switched over to the new blogger a little while ago and so far, with the things I have wanted to do, it is not terribly different. You'll be fine. -Jenn

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Bonnie said...

A good hairdresser is worth her weight in gold! I'm glad you are happy with your new style. I've been using the new blogger and it is okay except I get tired of those "redirect notices" I get whenever I open another blog.

Cro Magnon said...

I haven't been to a hairdressers' for yonks. If I see it's getting a bit long I simply cut off a few bits here and there. No-one has complained (as yet).

Derek Faulkner said...

"Common sense seems the order of the day" you said and that for me has seemed the best way to approach the virus restrictions for some time. For people like yourself Pat, who try and follow the government rules and regs. to the letter of the law, unlike probably 75% of the country at the moment, things must be confusing. Personally, given the low degree of risk in your neck of the woods, I would of thought that returning to near normal ways would make for less confusing and more satisfying days.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Derek I absolutely disagree. I think one of the reasons we have so far missed it on the whole up here is because we have obeyed the rules. One or two people have had it quite badly (probably more but just the ones I have heard of). I don't think any of us can begin to relax our vigilance. My son and his wife have stayed at home for the last fourteen weeks - all their food is delivered and he spends a long time disinfecting it - and their life-stlye has completely changed. If it is warm they sit in their lovely garden and eat out there, if it is chilly they sit inside. Their whole life has changed but they seem happy with things.

Bovey Belle said...

Glad your trip to the hairdressers bought happiness and a "new you"! I've only cut my fringe since lock-down began so my hair is much longer than the normal just past chin length.

As we are shielding, we don't go anywhere either, though we are now allowed to go places again so will go for a drive up in the Brecon Beacons soon (having emptied our bladders first!) Like your son, when the food is delivered we do what an ex-nursing friend calls "the full Chernobyl" and Dettol spray anything for the chiller, bottles etc (we have a spare fridge so that is for quarantine). We don't take a paper any more (avoiding shops) and all shopping is done on-line, though we did push the boat out and our daughter went into our good butchers in Llandeilo and bought chicken and some sausages for the freezer yesterday.

I don't give a sh*t what the other 75% that Derek mentions might be doing - we are doing what is right for us.

Librarian said...

Can we please see a picture of this new woman?
I've had my hair cut short yesterday, too; still holding on to the colouring, though... I am not quite ready yet to go all grey/white, even though that is actually my natural colour now (and has been for about 10 years - we grey early in my family).
Like you, I find the in-between rules more confusing than what we had at first. Over here, more and more people seem to believe corona is a thing of the past, when it is very clearly NOT. The paradox with precautions is that when people observe them and nothing happens (exactly BECAUSE we've been observing them!), people think they were unnecessary in the first place, and tend to revert to their former patterns.

thelma said...

Going with your natural colour will be a pleasant change, almost like going blonde. My grand daughter envies my grey hair for its colour. As for striking out into society, I think we should all still be wary. This virus, whether low or high in its symptoms, has some nasty tricks to play along the way should we catch it. Vulnerable people should still stay safe.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I'' see what I can do about a photo - not easy because I have not got a smart phone - my photos are taken on a digital camera. But when my gardener comes I will ask him to take one.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I think I'll carry on being as safe as possible for a little longer. Looking forward to seeing the new you!

Derek Faulkner said...

Fair enough Pat, then we'll agree to disagree.

Sue said...

I don't think we should ever be complacent about this virus. And we really need to see a photo of your new hairstyle.

JanF said...

I am really looking forward to seeing the new haircut. It's done wonders for your spirits in this tough time.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Tom - shame on you. 'Natural is always best unless you are young I think'. Would you have all us oldies who dye our hair (and there are plenty of us) dress 'as becomes our age' - flat shoes, old ladies clothes, grey permed hair in a suitable style. Sorry but it is bad enough being old without having to advertise the fact to the world. I might not be able to walk unaided but I shall continue to wear fashionable clothes (leather jackets) and dye my hair if I feel like it. Actually now the dye has grown out my hair is a nice colour and I shall leave it. Unless, that is, I suddenly decide to go purple.

The Furry Gnome said...

Don't we get a picture?

Joanne Noragon said...

Posting is that big arrow, top right. Totally intuitive for cupid, I suppose. Just had to say that gripy remark on a lovely post. Hurrah for grey. Much less expensive to maintain. And it looks like the real deal because it is the real deal.

Mary said...

Yes, many of us are now accepting our 'silver' locks and will never color again - me included! I never thought I could do this having been a 'redhead' for 25 years, however a with a headstart of a couple of inches of natural color during these past three months, and no access to my stylist, I'm well on my way! Just had a second haircut since salons were allowed to open (with sanitation, masks and distancing, though how can one distance for a haircut is a joke!), much shorter, natural waves from some layering, no more blow drying and stick straight flat ironing.
I will persist. . . . . . .and I do have a lovely collection of summer hats which, in our 90+F sunny days, are being utilized often!

Bet you look awesome Pat!

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