Yes that’s right I trusted another hairdresser other than Shirl to cut my precious hair.
So I decided to go to the hairdressers Christopher had been going to, I thought he’s happy going there so I’ll try it.
Sorry there is no website for the hairdressers.
Anyway, my hair was fluffy before the cut.
I know I’m not smiling but I want happy about having my hair cut.
After meeting Lana (I think that’s her name) I was more relaxed.
Anyway, I had my hair washed and head massaged then the time came to have my hair cut.
We seemed to get along very well, as in chatting getting along.
I actually did something to my hair is don’t normally do i had a layer put in. Only 1 but it was worth a chance.
She realised that I don’t heat style my hair so she just put a curling creme through my hair.
I had to explain why I was taking a picture of the cut off hair and Lana liked it. You can tell by the amount of hair that is on the floor the difference in length for the between the layer and my normal hair isn’t a lot but it works well with my curls.
Like I said not loads taken off but it really helped it style properly.
I’ll be visiting Lana again for my hair and she does eye brows too.
As some of you are aware this Christmas was our first at home since 2010. It felt so good to be home this year later, even though we have previously enjoyed christmas away.
I will be keeping this blogpost short and sweet.
A brief shot of what happened at my parent’s house after our big breakfast.
Above is what happened at my sister, Laura’s house. As you can see our nephew for a spiderman web shooter.
I love the Salvido Dali clock my parents got.
Our Christmas dinner which followed prawn cocktail with smoked salmon. The dessert was Raspberry Pavlova.
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As some of you knew last week I was on my own as Christopher was in Italy at a conference.
So I thought get some pictures taken for here.
This is where we called The Shopping Street for the first two weeks we were here, it’s actually called Haarlemmerstraat. There is no translation of this.
This was for the Zwarte Piet or black Piet who are the companions of Sinterklaas, usually portrayed by a man in blackface with black curly hair, dressed up like a 17th-century page in colourful attire, often sporting a lace collar and a feathered cap. He first appears in print as the nameless servant of Saint Nicholas in Sint-Nikolaas en zijn knecht (“St. Nicholas and His Servant”), published in 1850 by Amsterdam schoolteacher Jan Schenkman; but the tradition appears to date back at least as far as the early 19th Century.
These are just some pictures of around Leiden just to give future visitors a sneak peak.
Our aussie pub where we go watch Liverpool at and meet more British Liverpool fans.
I know this sounds seriously geeky but it’s a great way to see Leiden.
This was the map that followed. As you can see the main of Leiden is surrounded by a canal.
Whilst on this tour we saw Van Gogh’s mother’s residence, Rembrandt’s Windmill and other fascinating things that you will see. These tours are always busy so it’s best that you go queue up an hour in advance to get tickets.
Obviously the Dutch flag is essential for this.
With this picture you can see I’m not alone as you can see Christopher’s reflection.
I love this picture is the lowest bridge on the tour.
Of any of your come to see me, we should do this. It only costs €7.
This is a botanical garden in Leiden and this is the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands and one of the oldest in the world. This obviously amazed me.
We initially went on just a wander around Leiden then we passed the main gates and we decided we should go in to see how much it costs. The answer €7. Bargain.
So we went on in.
Of course the first trees we saw were palm trees which made us miss Pasadena even more.
Then more palm trees but we thought onwards and upwards literally.
And then down the spiral staircase.
And down further.
I was impressed with this dinosaur statue.
You’re about to see lots of pictures on plants so stop now off you don’t want to see more.😆
I thought I should show off the blue sky. Sorry.
At the gardens there is also Leiden observatory.
I’m hoping to go again so there will be another part for this.
I know not all of you are geeky types like me. If you aren’t you don’t have to look. If you are then carry on.
We got there nice and early as we were told that it gets busy.
As you can see not so busy.
But as you can see some kind of crowd control after waiting for a while.
We even had some astronauts there to welcome us to the open day.
As you can see some exhibits were really cool 😎
The picture above is inside the International Space Station (ISS)
The above is the centrifuge.
I thought I’d leave you with something pretty.