Sunday, 5 February 2012

Child at Heart!

Think my lovely other half is inadvertently letting his inner child show!  At Christmas he was the one who kept asking when we would put up the tree and decorations and yesterday - a Sunday!- he was up extra early to see the snow that had been falling in the night!!  What's happened to him?  Now into his forties, he's getting excited about things he used to say were 'silly' (or maybe he was just pretending back then and secretly was bursting with excitement whenever I said we need to get the Christmas decorations up!)  It used to be 'bah humbug!', moan, moan, moan etc. and used to just get the tree out of the loft, assemble it, put the lights on it (something I just cannot do for lack of patience and artistic eye) and then say I could do the rest!  So I used to transform the house into Christmasland and he'd say 'you're not all there!', but had a little grin on his face nevertheless when seeing the end result!  Well the past couple of Christmases he has wanted to put the decorations on the tree, put the other christmassy things around the house and was even looking forward to spending some Christmas time with me!  For the first time in 18 years we had Christmas dinner together! What?  Well better that way round, than to get grumpier as he gets older - perhaps this year he might offer to go and do the shopping for me!! :))

Dressed to Impress??

Or just plain daft?   On seeing a young girl teetering along in high heels and barely any covering to her legs apart from a thin pair of tights in this cold icy weather, I must be getting older, as these days I find myself saying the things my elders used to say when I was a child! - 'She must be cold, you'd think she'd wear a coat,' or 'She'd rather look fashionable than wrap up warm!' or 'That's not a skirt, that's a belt!' etc.
But it was when walking my dogs the other day when the temperature was barely above freezing, that I had to roll my eyes in disbelief!  A lady who regularly walks her dogs where I do, was coming along hunched up against the cold and on seeing me, proceeded to complain how cold it was - I said to her that wearing a hat would help enormously to keep warm, but she replied that she looked stupid in a hat!  Honestly, when it's so cold who cares?  I rather be warm wouldn't you?! 
Then what annoyed me the most, seeing as she'd only just come out of her house with her dogs, she said it was too cold for her she was going back home - so the dogs were denied a walk because she wasn't suitably dressed!  Now I know there's not a specific uniform for dogwalking (apart from compulsory wellies for me! - if you read my first ever posts, you'll understand why!) but walking the dogs in freezing icy conditions in a field that takes on the feel of Siberia, whilst wearing silly little shoes, a skirt, no hat or gloves and a thin little jacket best suited for a shopping trip, is just ridiculous!  Don't bloody moan then that you're cold - go and get changed into something warmer and bloody well give those dogs a decent walk!!  Now there's snow on the ground today it's going to be interesting to see who braves it out and whether they forfeit fashion sense for warmth!!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

To Grey or not to Grey!?? That is the Question!!

Whilst chatting with a fellow blogger on the subject of the appearance of grey hairs, it occurred to me - when does a lady just succumb to the grey and no longer fight against it with hair dye?  When do I just become a 'silver-surfer'?  OK I'm turning 41 in 3 months time, but nevertheless have rather a lot of white, not just grey, hairs just springing up all over my head!  Foils and tints at the hairdressers just don't cut the mustard now, so last year I succumbed to an all over permanent to hide the white!  However judging at the speed with which the little blighters re-appear, it's going to take money and time to try and maintain a youthful look!  So ladies, when is the age and for what final reason is it that more senior females amongst us sport the 'looks-like-my-lovely-Nanna-look'??