Humph

Not a very optimistic title is it. Be afraid, be very afraid.
Was so very hopeful for a good week. Had a nice relaxed weekend, got into making some Christmas decorations and gotto see my bestest friend and help her sell her soaps at a craft fair. Was in rather a creative and positive mood. Had planned to get up today, go to the craft shop (on the credit card, oops) and get on with some more making. Unfortunatley, within minutes of waking up I remembered I am signed up to give a presentation tomorrow on my actual work. Lame.
So now I’m sat at the computer trying to put together a half way intellectual presentation on the very slow pace of my work lately, while semi-freezing, on the verge of falling asleep and with a very painful right knee. The semi-freezing goes without explaination really, it’s cold, damn cold. Not snowing here though, which I’m quite thankful for. The forecast has threatened snow a few times in recent days but checking this morning, all prospect seems to have disappeared, for now. Almost falling asleep is a pretty natural state for me to be found in. Got up much earlier than I have in ages yesterday to get to the craft fair to help out, felt good really, but was so knackered when I got home. After a few hours of starring into space I went to bed at 10. Didn’t wake up til almost 10 this morning. So it’s quite likely that my current tiredness is a result of oversleeping, although that argument never sits too well with me, I prefer to blame the cold and low light levels of this time of year. Maybe I need one of those light box things, or just a nap would suit me fine. Knee pain is a result of falling over the dog yesterday morning as he ran under my feet in an attempt to beat me into the lounge. It only hurts when it’s bent so I could just keep my leg straight, but that’s not massively conducive to keeping my feet warm, my sitting position of choice always involves legs curled up under or next to me.
Just realised how much moaning is involved in this post and not sure how long it’ll actually stay published. I may read it again later and scrap the whole lot. It’s all hideously ironic given I fell asleep reading a book called ‘Being Happy’ on the power of positive thinking and visualisation. Right now all I can visualise is curling up and sleeping. Not massively productive in the short term, but may bring long term benefits. Think I’m going to have a nap, try to nail this presentation, then reward myself with a trip to Hobbycraft. Will update later, if I’m awake.
Betty
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You’re so vain

That’s as maybe, but one thing for sure is that this blog is about me.
I’ve been in a hair related dilemma recently. Well, within reason anyway, it’s not exactly been keeping me up at night. Since starting to go blonde back in March, while I have progressed gradually towards the near platinum white blonde I have so long lusted after, my hair has also suffered dramatic decline in condition. Not surprising or at all unexpected, the quantity and strength of bleach I have to use is quite disgusting really. My ends have taken one hell of a bettering and I eventually had to brave a visit to the hairdresser to have the damaged parts removed. My hairdresser was less than impressed with the quality of hair she was presented with and as a result I have lost the vast majority of the length I had, possibly a little more than I am actually comfortable with. While I am no stranger to short hair, even as short as it is now, I feel I have lost a little of the glamour I was begining to embrace. Worst of all, some parts are still horribly dry, brittle and unsightly 😦
I was despairing. Contemplating a return to my darker days in an attempt to restore some gloss to my locks, and I do so love being blonde again (for now). But thank the stars, I have been saved!

Tigi Bed Head Dumb Blonde Reconstructor. A bit pricey for a conditioner, although a serious case of you get what you pay for (and slightly cheaper if you cleverly scour eBay instead of going into a salon). Only used it once so far, but it’s made such a difference already. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone and everyone, particularly those of you with chemically treated hair. Despite the name it’s not exclusively for blondes. I was a little concerned at the colour, it being yellow and bleached hair having a horrible propensity for a) being easily stained an b) going brassy and yellow of its own accord. Suffice to say I have suffered no ill colouring effects, if anything I had a suspicion hair was less yellow after using it. Not all expensive cosmetic products are worth their inflated price tags, but my experience of Tigi products quality reassured me, and this is most definitely worth the £10-ish it cost me.  My blonde days shall hopefully long continue 🙂
Celebrations shall be had!

Betty
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Leaves on the line

Well, I need some sort of excuse for the delay between this post and the last. At least it’s seasonal.
I’m currently suffering from the expense of Christmas shopping. That’s not the expense of buying gifts for my nearest and dearest, but rather the costs associated with finding so much stuff I want for myself.
This year is particularly difficult as I’ve been so very stuck for ideas of things to get people, which makes it all the easier to drift into finding things for myself. As a result of todays perusing, top of my wish list are these:

Animal Print Fur Trapper Hat with Ears and PomPoms, from River Island.

Funtasma Knee High Lace Up Boots, from a variety of locations.

At under £20, the hat is a more realistic buy than the boots at around £40. I am in complete awe of the boots though, which also come in a shorter mid calf version, which I also *want*, but probably in black patent. I could buy the boots preemptively, in the hope that Santa brings me cash, which is really quite likely. Only point for consideration is, I’m not 100% sure I’ll be able to walk very far in those stilleto heels :s

Also, in considering my personal spending, impending work Xmas do is likely to require a new dress, and I do love dress shopping 🙂

Ciao for now
Betty
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