Wednesday, 16 December 2009

No Fool Like An Old Fool

I have had a hectic couple of weeks and with one thing and another life has getting me down a bit lately. I had an appointment to get my hair cut today. It hasn't seen colour for quite a few years. I gave up the blonding as I disliked the straw it produced. As Grannymar says 'The autumn golds have turned to winter snow'. I consider myself fortunate as my hair is quite soft and silky and not wirey as sometimes happens with the greying. In my youth it was a thick luxuriant curtain of auburn. Do any of you recall those heady hippy days in the sixties? Ah the memories. I digress. Rhyley and I were discussing my forthcoming visit to the hairdressers and she thought it would be a wonderful idea to have some pink highlights. Now who am I to argue with the wisdom of a five year old. I do have to explain we are a very provincial lot here in Northern Ireland so this is quite an event. My hairdresser and I laughed so much. My daughter was less than impressed. The words 'Mum you are nearly sixty' were uttered in horror when she saw it. This just added to the nonsense. I was so restored to my usual humour I don't care how ridiculous it looks. Rhyley is so thrilled with her Granny. I expect when I crawl out of bed in the morning it won't look so appealing. We are off to Barbados next month on our annual jaunt. I think this will go down a storm there. As the title says 'There's no fool like an old fool'




17 comments:

Gloria said...

Brenda I think you look really nice and your hair look beauty!!! Really I like it.

I think you have a nice and adorable humor and this is the important and you look tres belle my dear!!!! Im agree with Rhyley! hugggsss! gloria

Lucie said...

Oh Brenda, this has made me smile so much! Your hair looks great! what's more you have a lovely smile on your face, so the 'pinkness' has obviously given you a lift! Sorry to hear that things have got you down a bit - hope that Christmas, your holiday on the horizon and your new look will bring you some well deserved fun.Lots of love Lucie X PS my friends Mum age 57 just had a wee tatoo on her back for pure devilment and this is not like her AT ALL- her daughter (my friend) went mad at her- so you're not the only one being told off by your daughter hahahaXXXX

islandgal246 said...

I think your streaks look cool. Give me a shout in Bim when you get here on the email on my blog. I will send you my phone number.

Helen K

arista said...

That looks great! Good on you Granny for being a bit different!

Rhyleysgranny said...

Gloria - Thank you. It was so much fun and I do love to laugh.x

Lucie - Thank you. I think mother's and daughters go into role reversal as they both get plder lol x

Islangal - Helen what a wonderful invitation. I would love to meet with you and see you fabulous garden. x

Arista - Than you. A little middle aged madness lol x

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

LOVE it :D Thought it was Twiggy in the photo for a second there. Looks gorgeous - good on you for being bold. You and Sally will be able to swap tales of having colourful hair.

Grannymar said...

Go! Groovy Granny, GO!

I love the new look, just right For Christmas and the holidays ahead.

George@CulinaryTravels said...

Brenda it really suits you. Good for you having it done and well done Rhyley for suggesting it.

Clabby said...

Good for you Granny. That wee granddaughter must bring you such joy.

Sally said...

You look FAB. Well done Rhyley for suggesting it.
Rhyley, why don't you do it too? There are coloured hair sprays out there that will do the same job and be far more temp for the young head. Grandma will do it for you I am sure.
How about purple for the next time? Love you both, Sally.

Sophie said...

I also love the new look,...veryapart & so lovely as well!!

I also love your humor & writing!

Coby said...

Granny, you're making me cry! I'm sorry you felt down, but I am so glad you have Rhyley (and her little brother too?:)) to cheer you. I think your hair looks love, and it really suits your personality. I think my tears are happy tears for you - you desserve to feel special because you are. Ignore the 'number' you are, it's how you feel inside - I think your outside matches your inside now:)

xx

(sooky) Coby:)

Gloria said...

Brenda I stopping by to a whish you a lovely and Christmas and have a wonderful New Year, enjoy your grandchilds!! huggs!! gloria

Andras said...

Granny, you're so beautiful!
Merry Christmas and happy new year. The Nativity ports in your family peace, serenity, joy, happiness, relief, welfare.
Kiss. Silvy

Sarah said...

Love the hair!
Wishing you a very happy and warm Christmas to you and your family.

Lots of love
Basil

Kelly-Jane said...

I love it Brenda!

hannah said...

Looks great Brenda - will look out for the pink dreadlocks pic if your off to Barbados soon. Hannah :-) xxx