Monday, 2 November 2015

Me on a Monday in November

It's so foggy out there this morning that I'm not sure Sian will see me waving hello and joining in with Me on Monday, but I'll give up a wave anyway.
 
What a glorious Autumnal weekend we had. Bright and dry and sunny right up until Sunday late afternoon when the fog rolled in.
I got lots of sewing done and my sister's surprise Christmas present quilt is now complete. I'm pleased with it and I hope she will like it.  We had some lovely long dog walks in the countryside; scuffing through the fallen leaves and appreciating the beautiful colours.  I know we moan about our weather over here, but without it our seasons would not be the same.  I do like the fact that we have very different seasons through the year.
 
The fog set in about 5pm here and we had already planned to go to see the fireworks in a nearby town.  So we set off with our warm mulled wine in our flask and wrapped up warm in winter coats and boots.  The display was fantastic despite the fog, although a few of the fireworks went up so high, it was hard to see them through the cloud and mist but they still lit up the sky with beautiful colours.
 
On Thursday I had decided to get a new hair style.  I'd become bored with my bob and had considered something drastic for a little while now.  I decided that the time had come, so went into the salon with the brave words 'I want to go a lot shorter'.  We had a discussion about what my idea of 'a lot shorter' was compared to that of the guy who cuts my hair.  Turns out his idea of 'short' is very short and we had to go through a process of negotiation!  However, I'm pleased I've been brave although it still takes me by surprise every time I catch sight of my reflection.  Washing it was fun too, I'm certainly not going to be using so much shampoo!  You can guess what my 'Me on Monday' photo is going to be can't you?
 
(I couldn't work out what the white splodges are on my lips in the photo, turns out that when I was using the hairspray I stood too close to the mirror and I have a covering all over it!)
So yes, this morning saw me returning to work after a lovely relaxing week of Half Term holiday.  Why is it that half terms go by so fast?  After a few hours at my desk it felt like I hadn't been away at all!   
 


14 comments:

helena said...

loving your new hairstyle - I know what you mean about less shampoo and getting a surprise when you catch a reflection. also loving your quilt

Patio Postcards said...

oh I do like your new hairstyle! I have such a Rapunzel complex but I am tired of the way my hair is right now. I think the quilt you made your sister is beautiful, what a gift, I am sure she will love it. Hope you have a great week ahead.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Ah! That hair style is adorable on you, Deb! I love it! And your sister's quilt is beautiful. I assume she doesn't read your blog, eh? Have a great week, my friend! xo

Sandra said...

I'm loving the haircut very much xxx

scrappyjacky said...

Love the new hairstyle.

Julie Kirk said...

Loving the hair! I know what you mean about the shampoo too - when I get mine lopped off I always think 'at least the hair dye will go further now'!

We've had the fog too - it seems to come and go each day. All very autumnal and pretty though.

Cheri said...

Your new hairstyle really looks good on you! My husband hates mine that short and I can't seem to make it look good that short but you really pull it off well!

Louise H said...

I love your hair, as someone who has GROWN theirs from a crop I'd call it mid length! I am jealous that you got the nice weather - the fog seems to have taken up permanent residence and we haven't seen much sun in over a week. Very damp and dreary here. Have a good week (even if we are back to work).

alexa said...

That's a great look - very elfin :). Isn't it funny how detailed chats with hairdressers need to be! And your quilt is so very pretty ... Wishing you a very happy week.

Anonymous said...

The hairstyle looks great. Do you find yourself trying to brush your missing hair? I guess your sister doesn't read your blog if the lovely quilt is a surprise! Have a good week back at work.

Sian said...

Late wave here! The quilt is beautiful and so is your hair

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh, love the new "do". It suits you so well. I didn't get to wave this week and I'm only just managing to visit the Mondayers on Thursday. Darn technology! Thanks for your kind comment on my cards.

Sandie said...

Love the new hair Debs! It really suits you and I had to laugh about the negotiation with your hairdresser. I had a similar experience when I went to someone new. My idea of just take off a little meant I had to keep saying a bit more! But I'd rather this than risk the consequence if you and your hairdresser had not sought clarity!
I love this time of year too... and so agree. I might not enjoy winter as much as summer because everything is more effort (getting dressed to go out, de-icing car windscreens etc) but I love the variation that seasons give us. They each have their beauty and surprises. Even the fog looks atmospheric, though I chickened out of going to my monthly craft group as it was a long drive up the A12 and I didn't fancy being on the road with other drivers. Fog stopped play :(
The quilt is stunning - you certainly have got patience and skill for sewing. Do you still scrapbook I wonder?

Ruth said...

Your hair looks lovely ... perhaps you could come with me next time I go to the hairdresser? The quilt is also very lovely and I'm also assuming that your sister doesn't read your blog?!