Wednesday 15th May 2013
It is just before 1.00pm.
The tree ‘surgeons’ (!) are busy in the garden. It is a warm and sunny day with hardly a breeze in the air.
We have decided to have the leylandii that runs along one side of our garden cut to the ground. This is a drastic move but we are both tired of trying to keep the thing in check. We keep talking about having it done but not making the decision until today.
Our house was the ‘show house’ for the estate and had an instant garden of trees and shrubs planted. Sounds lovely doesn’t it? 30 years later it has become a nightmare.
Over the 14 years we have been here we have had one or two trees down most years and the hedge cut every year. Some of the trees and shrubs have died of old age, most have grown out of control, cutting light and lifting pathways. I know the birds love them but we have other trees and ivy growing on the side of the house, I will put a notice up directing them over to it.
The chain saw and the shredding machine are incredibly noisy, I find it too hard to concentrate on anything much but I wanted to do this monthly practice of recording just a moment in my life.
I have a hair appointment this afternoon; I will be leaving shortly, hoping for some quiet in the salon. Just a few minutes then, long enough to say that despite the noise, Pepsi is fast asleep!
2.20pm~At the hairdressers.
I planned to write my moment here but didn’t know if it would work, which is why I wrote a little earlier at home.
I took my notebook anyway and am writing while waiting for my colours to set.
The local radio station is on, I am trying to ignore the chatter; there seems to be more chatter than music, but at least it is quieter than at home.
The salon is light, bright and airy. I am sitting in a new area called ‘The Colour Bar’ It is exactly that. There are 4 stools on one side of the lovely, high-gloss white counter, behind the bar are shelves, mirrors and cupboards where the girls keep all the products they need for colouring, cutting and styling. There is a sink and the tea and coffee is here too.
You can watch the girls mixing up your colours, it is a very social area and of course it frees up the mirrors for cutting and styling while your colour sets.
Today I am having some highlights in my hair to liven me up for the summer!
There is one other lady at the bar today, we having been chatting about all things hair and nails, a very ‘girly’ conversation.
The stylists here are very friendly, always happy and love nothing more than having their hair changed and oohing and aahing about your hair. They make you feel welcome, relaxed and special.
The salon has a number of therapists that offer massage, facials, hot stones, waxing, manicures and pedicures, all beautiful, occasional treats necessary for my sanity…
This is where I will be tomorrow for a new colour on my nails. Now you might wonder why I didn’t come on the same day? That’s another story…
Alexa at Trimming the Sails hosts this lovely monthly practice. I hope to get my moment linked but as I am away for the weekend I won’t be able to read yours until Monday. Ooh!, unless I take my iPad and have signals and it lets me comment. It doesn’t always let me do that.
Have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned.