Thank you so much for your comments about my Advent calendar and of course for all your comments. They are very much appreciated :o)
Pretty drab isn't she? Still clinging on to some leaves though. It's hard to believe that from this little tree came all those quinces.
A tangle of branches in need of pruning. With a bit of luck there won't be quite as many quinces next year!
I put the finishing touches to my Christmas shopping today and while I was at Calendar Club (RAF calendar for eldest, Muse calendar for middle, Hello Kitty for youngest) I bought myself a Matthew Rice calendar. I've had these before and I love them.
I needed a birthday card as well. A colour boost for a bitterly cold November day.
While I was in town I had my hair cut. I'm not very interested in hair to be honest but when you're at the hairdresser's you have to show a bit of enthusiasm because they are so very enthusiastic.
'I just want it out of my face' I say.
The hairdresser, sorry, stylist, shows me pictures of Carey Mulligan and Emma Watson. 'I like them' I say' but I was thinking more Judi Dench'.
I lie back in one of the new reclining chairs to have my hair washed. 'Do you want the massager on?' says the stylist, 'massager?' say I, 'Yes, go on pamper yourself'. My idea of pampering involves alcohol and chocolate not a chair that throbs. I make do with a coffee (good) and one of those little wrapped biscuits (disappointing).
The stylist cuts a good six inches off and reinstates my fringe which I had rather hopelessly been trying to grow out. As she blow-dries my hair she shows me how I can get more volume into it. I say 'but I don't use a hairdryer'- stunned silence 'you mean you just let it dry naturally?', 'well it always does' I say.
Next she's showing me the 'product', a white paste in a dinky purple sphere. 'I won't use it you know' I tell her, 'Well maybe for a night out?' she says 'A night out??'
Somehow I end up buying the 'product', all £13.10 of it. I must say it does look rather attractive on my bathroom shelf. I won't use it you know.
Later, when C gets home he says 'Have you had your hair cut?
'No I've just retracted it into my head. Didn't I tell you I could do that?'