Roses All the Way

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

All 


these


were


found


in the hedgerow on my morning walk.
Wish I'd had my big camera with me.

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Yesterday I went to the hairdresser's. 
 When I arrived  this man was standing just a little way from the salon singing Ave Maria. As I was early the ladies at the salon gave me coffee at a little table outside so that I could listen. The sun was warm, the girls at Lush next door were blowing giant bubbles (don't know why) and there was a lovely man with a beautiful voice singing. Inside the salon they were all of a flutter and had turned off Britney Spears so that they could listen too. He was raising money for Help For Heroes and I emptied my purse into the collection bucket.

Inside the hairdresser's I said I wanted a pixie cut (unfortunate name when you are no pixie).
I said something between this


and this


pointing out that I was in fact nearer to Emma Watson in age than to Dame Judi .

Well, I suppose Dawn my lovely hairdresser delivered. But, I couldn't help thinking, as I looked in the mirror, why has my mother got herself a crewcut?

38 comments:

  1. What pretty roses you saw, what a great morning you had out and about.

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  2. Lovely roses!
    It's always refreshing to have a new haircut, isn't it?

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  3. Loved this post Sue. I always sit there thinking similar things when having my hair cut and also find myself pulling ridiculous faces in an attempt to make my eyebrows look less unkempt as they emerge from beneath my curtain-like fringe! Any pics?!! x

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  4. Sue think yourself lucky. The last time I went to the hairdressers. I was musing about who I now look like. All I could see was my FATHERS face looking back at me. Thankfully I am not balding, yet!

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  5. I look exactly like my father !! with longer hair... but I bet it looks wonderful!!!

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  6. your hair cut that is!!!

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  7. Lovely flowers ... and your hair is just like mine now then! M x

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  8. I have that trouble too. I am growing mine as long as possible so that I look as different to Mum as I can. We have the same hairdresser though.

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  9. I am desperate for a pixie cut. But my hair just goes bonkers curly when it is even vaguely short. Am jealous that you can even attempt it...
    Ax

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  10. If that was your small camera I cannot imagine how wonderful the roses would have looked if you'd had the large one. Be brave. Show us the haircut.

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  11. Ha ha Sue , you crack me up ( do you use that phrase in the UK ?) . I'm afraid we're all turning into our mothers..... except that mine's a lot thinner than me !!!!
    Cheers
    Helen

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  12. The roses are beautiful! I don't know if I LOOK like my mum but on occasion I do realise I SOUND like her!!! Cx

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  13. Beautiful roses, lucky you to find them in hedgerows. John's voice is gorgeous, again lucky you. Whilst my hair is short, I hate it going forward and can't stand any of it being in front of my ears but I'm guessing that it suits you beautifully. My daughter is rather miffed that I regularly appear in her mirror while I look like my father, without the big nose though.

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  14. Oh I had exactly that experience a couple of years ago. I decided to grow my hair out and let the grey shine (prematurely grey obviously!). I had my hair cut very short and suddenly my mother was staring at me from out of the mirror. My hair is in a long bob now...

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  15. Coni Tan1:37 pm BST

    HI Sue,
    Once again you give me a giggle.
    And once again beautiful flower photos.
    Thanks so much.

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  16. Yes, I keep seeing my mother's face when I look in the mirror - and my father when I look at my hands. Think I had my hair cut too short this time, now I look like my brother!

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  17. I'm always shocked at that quick glance, the number of times, as I've walked past a mirror and I've wondered why my mother hasn't let me know she's shopping in Kingston too!
    The tenor sounds fab and what a great cause. Beautiful Roses!

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  18. I don't look remotely like my mother so I never get that feeling looking in the mirror. I far more resemble my dad - it's in the eyes, especially when we are cross! I am much more like him character wise too. Nevertheless, I do find myself saying things as she does and there are deeper influences that work their way to the surface from time to time. I wonder if you will show us your new hair cut? I particuarly like the style on Judi Dench. If you really don't like it then just remember 'it will grow' (stating the obvious I know, but what my mum used to say to me. I kind of get it now that I am older and everything doesn't have to happen NOW). You wondered about it, you bravely took the plunge. At the very least, now you know! If it grows on you (pun intended) then just think how easy and quick it will be; you will definitely be able to wash and go. If you really prefer your other look, before you know it you'll have it back. It's all good!

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  19. Not as bad as the time I looked in the hairdresser's mirror and Myra bloody Hindley stared back at me!

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  20. Ha ha!! I say that too, but more when I hear my voice, (on the phone etc)
    I recently had my hair cut short too...I was amazed,it was curly!! How did that happen?? I've always had dead straight hair!!! Old age, eh!!

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  21. Pati from London5:40 pm BST

    Those flowers are soo beautiful I think I can smell them from here. Nice pixie cut.... I think I've had the same haircut for the last 20 years (longish with a bit o fringe). When it comes to hair, I'm not very trendy.... x Pati

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  22. hahaha, sometimes you just crack me up, I do so recognise that feeling when your Mother looks back at you from the mirror.
    Lovely roses.
    How wonderful to have such a marvellous singer serenading you.
    Carol xx

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  23. can we see your haircut please x

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  24. That made me laugh. I always think that my hair goes into shock for a week or two after it's been cut, and usually looks worse - probably because it is such a rare event. Then suddenlyit looks great, just perfect, for about a fortnight, and then that's it until I can face the whole process again. Usually about ten months later.
    Lovely roses.

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  25. I have already tuned into my mother. And 'pixie cut' is a euphemism for haircut that would look diabolical on anyone who isn't blessed with stunning beauty, in my book. Yes I did it. Once. Never again.

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  26. Too funny, I can't say I see my mother in the mirror (although it's only a matter of time) but I hear myself saying things to the kids (that my parents said to me) and remembering how irritating and out of touch it sounded when I was a teenager!

    Would so love to see the pixie?

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  27. Gadzooks.. if you took those photos of the roses NOT with the big camera.. I can only wonder what you used, as those are great photos. I vote for you showing us your hairdo, too.
    :-)

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  28. This made me laugh. It's a bit scary when you look in the mirror and see your mother frowning back at you!

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  29. Oh what a fun post! I do the same thhing, get a haircut and see mom in the mirror...

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  30. Anonymous11:18 pm BST

    please note. Sue's mum dose not have a crew cut!!!! and sue's dad dose not believe Sue found "this lovely man" outside the hairdressers. The rose photos are really good.

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  31. Hairdressers always have horrid ageing mirrors - which is probably why I have not been to one for years! Why don't they do soft focus - it would be so good for trader?

    Pomona x

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  32. The last time I had my hair cut short I too saw my mother in the mirror! That's probably why my hair has been shoulder-length ever since! lol
    Best wishes, Pj x

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  33. The flowers are gorgeous! As for the haircut your "mother" got, I saw this quote one time and thought you'd appreciate it....Mirror, Mirror on the wall, I am my mother after all. :)

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  34. Gosh - I've always imagined you to have long hair. Did you have it all chopped off or was it shortish anyway? I hate having my hair cut and have decided to grow it long again so I only have to go twice a year.

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  35. We need to see the hair. You knew that, right?

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  36. Ok, by popular request I have updated my profile picture to show my new do :o)

    WH I have had my hair cut like this for some years now but I go to the hairdressers so infrequently (about once a year) that it grows out pretty quickly and just looks a mess most of the time.

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  37. Your haircut looks great! And the bit about looking like your mother is a wee bit close to home... Beautiful photos.

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