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Spend it Saturday: The Hairdressers, Contact Lenses and Curry

OK, so my first pay packet from the new ‘day job’ was a modest one. But that doesn’t make it any less exciting.

Of course, my first priority is to pay back Mr Love of my Life, which I will be doing over the next few pay packets. But I’ve still kept some funds so I can treat myself.

Which is why today I rocked up at the hairdressers and got my hair cut and styled for the first time in, uh, six months. Treat or necessity? You decide. I had it styled in the way I’m going to wear it to my Sister-in-Law’s wedding at the end of the month. I asked for Liberty London Girl volume with a curl at the end and to be honest when I first left the salon I was slightly worried I resembled Shirley Temple. The hairdresser assured me the curls would drop. Which they did, but only after a bit of coaxing from me.


I also ordered some emergency contact lenses and reinstated my contract, so I don’t have to be a speccy-four-eyes at the wedding.

And, tonight I am out for a curry with my bestie. Which is why I am typing this in a rush. That and because WordPress lost my previous draft – grr!

What are you up to this weekend?


Some tips to help with those new year resolutions

cold remedies for new years eveA combination of the lurg and some sad news, has somewhat delayed my usual new year merriment. So this year I’m taking inspiration from Jenny of Rock my Wedding, and will be celebrating Chinese New Year on 23rd January with some serious gusto to make up for it!

We still celebrated the new year, but the sumptuous Jamie Oliver inspired feast was replaced with easy to cook homely food. Drunkenly dancing around the lounge to Jools Holland’s Hootenany; turned into getting slightly tipsy whilst watching Alan Carr on the telly. Ah well.

If London’s midnight firework display is anything to go by, this is certainly going to be an impressive year and hopefully one where we’re allowed to feel proud of Britain – through the Olympics, the Queen’s Jubilee and, well, just being darn fabulous.

My full on celebrations aren’t the only things which will have to wait until 23rd January. I’m also yet to make any new years resolutions, which is most unlike me. I think some of tomorrow will be spent with an endless mug of tea, a pretty notepad, a pen, and me, musing over what I really want from 2012.

For those of your who have already set your new years resolutions. Here’s some posts which might help you to make those hopes and dreams come true…

If your new years resolution is… to save money, you might like:

If your new years resolution is… to get a new job, you might like:

If your new years resolution is… to get that wedding booked, you might like:

Still not sure what your ressie should be? Paloma Faith posted this on Twitter, which I think provides a healthy philosophy for 2012, in lieu of any actual resolutions:

Whatever you want from 2012. Happy Bloomin’ New Year. What are your new years resolutions?