I went to the hairdressers on the weekend, does anyone else find this a daunting experience? Now my usual hairdresser was fully booked when i had to go, so i had another lady. This is like cheating! I walked in and could feel my usual hairdresser’s eyes burning a hole in me! And then she came over and started making a small talk, now i couldn’t say ‘ oh i would of much preferred you’ because then the actual hairdresser doing my hair would just shave my hair off! You have to keep them sweet when they’re in charge of scissors and heat appliances!
I had to go on the hottest day of the year!! With all the hair dryers, straighteners, curlers etc. It was sweltering in there! My hair is super thick , so i am in there for hours to get anything done! I had a wash, cut and blow-dry and i asked for a certain hair ‘do’. The hairdresser was doing it and after she finished, she said is this okay? ‘NOOOOOO” this is not what the picture is!!! But of course i said ‘yes, its great, thank-you’! It is such a ‘British’ thing to do isn’t it? Just the same as queueing, saying ‘sorry’ all the time. Even when you have nothing to apologise for! Or holding a door open for about a year and not one person saying thank-you, so you mutter ‘no problem’ under your breath.
We never want to make a scene, we rarely say something to offend somebody. We hold it all in, and mutter under our breath. We are a polite nation! There is one thing that we all agree on that will cure any problem, a cup of tea! So anyhoo when i finished at the hairdressers instead of tweaking my hair slightly, i did pay for it so wanted to make the most of my money! I went home sucked up my hair-do and had a cuppa! After all it cures anything!
Yesterday I was led in bed listening to the rain on the window, feeling sorry for myself. Yesterday I was ill. Why do you always get ill when you’re happy in life and have plans?!
The rain however was very soothing, little pitter patter’s on the window. When you’re feeling poorly and in a down mood, you don’t want it to be sunshine and a heat wave! I would of felt even worse and felt like I should of been happy and well!
Weather has a huge impact on people’s lives, when the sun is shining, you want to go outside and enjoy it! When it’s raining and dark, you would rather be inside and watch a film.
Imagine if it was sunny everyday, how much would everybody’s mood improve? People naturally have a smile on their face!
Let’s try and be in the same mood as we are when the sun is shining 🌞
Girls!! You NEED to watch ‘I feel pretty’ i went to see it last night and it is amazing! A real inspirational film. It made me feel so empowered! I think every girl feels the way she does at the beginning of the film, you see all those model looking girls who we think are ‘perfect’ and have happy lives! When actually they are just like us and our looking around thinking the same! When she is doing her hair trying to follow the video…haven’t we all done that? Well we have tried!! And i have most certainly failed!
It is a comedy with all the jokes included but deep down has a sad, real message about insecurities and anxiety. Amy Schumer portrays her character perfectly! A great mixture of funny with serious.
I cried at the end of the film! Actually had tears streaming down my face in the cinema! When she realises she has always looked the same way and achieved so much more not because of the way she looked but the way she held herself! She oozed confidence, because she felt good in herself and when she did, no-one could tell her different.
In other words its not how people see you, its how you see yourself!!
We are all beautiful in our own way! We need to take a bit of Renee and put it in our lives!
Some days you have bad days. Some days you have good days. Some days you have alright, i’m just plodding along, days.
Today is a hard day.
Not a bad day, nothing has gone wrong, just certain days in the year where its an anniversary or a birthday of a loved one who is no longer around.
Yeah today is one of them.
You want to remember them but how? How can you celebrate when they’re no longer around? You go to the grave but realistically its a patch of grass. Well thats sometimes what i think. But i do feel closer there. Do you guys?
It is just a meh old day!
What is the best way of remembering someone? You write a letter, telling them how you feel, little thoughts that you’d tell them if they were here. What you would want to do with them, if they were still here. Plans that you have done recently that you know they would love to hear about. You would probably get them a daft old magnet that they would put on the pride of place on their fridge.
You just hope that some where out there, they are still celebrating their birthday!
Well i will look up at the moon tonight and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And just hope you hear me.
I chuckled as I walked by and it’s stuck in my head since!
It’s true! A sandwich with nothing in it is pretty awful, plain, boring! Doesn’t get your taste buds going! The same as life. We have to fill our days, weeks as much as we can! Do different adventures, try new things, get out and about! Just so you fill it with people you love and do things you love with them!
I am currently sat in a waiting room full of people waiting for blood tests. You come in and take a number and find a seat…like one big long queue! This is where you realise you’re just a number.
Looking around the room, there is all sorts of people, old, young, male, female. Some people look really poorly, some people look well. But we all have one thing in common, we are waiting!
Waiting for somebody to call our number, not know our history, and take our blood! I hate it! I feel so powerless and weak! That’s my blood your shooting down that hole! Now I’m carrying on with my day with a couple of pots less!!!
I wonder what these peoples stories are! Where are they from, I wonder why they’re having blood tests. Are they really poorly? Some people look sad, some are smiling, or at least trying to smile!
Oh got to go they’ve called me. No.36 I am known as.
So just got back from my driving lesson. Did it go well?
Well it depends on what you think, am i ready to pass? No. Did i do it with no mistakes? No. Did he have to help me at some point? Yes.
But did i try? Yes.
And that is the most important thing! You have to try to learn and get better! Otherwise how else can i? I have wanted to quit so many times and i think ‘why’? It is because it is so hard and that would be the easy option.
I only had a couple of blip moments. And i felt like i never want to drive again but they’re only minor things and the more i do it the less those minor things will bother me!
The positives out way the negatives though, how good do i feel when i go over a roundabout and change the gears, etc, correctly. Or when i do a manoeuvre without needing help. I am smiling from ear to ear and then i am excited! That feeling makes me want to keep going!
I can’t wait until i can get in the car and drive without worrying about anything because ‘i know this’ ‘i know what to do’!
Just been for a long walk in the sunshine & was thinking… you really don’t know what is going on in people’s lives, that person you’ve just walked by could be going through the hardest thing they have ever gone through!
Or that person who didn’t say thank you or push past you quickly, may actually not be being rude, could just have something so big on their mind that they didn’t even realise!
Please make sure you smile at people, say hello. That’s it. Because that might be the only smile they see for a long time! And that little chat you have with someone whilst waiting for the bus or walking your dog. It’ll just be ‘hi, oh the weathers lovely today isn’t it’ or ‘ traffic is a night mare today, can’t wait to get home’ might mean nothing to you but everything to them. Could be the only conversation they’ve had in a long time.
You could brighten somebody’s day! Make them a little bit happier! And not so lonely!