Continuing in my efforts to support my local neighbourhood businesses, yesterday I had an appointment at a hair salon (not the one which would not take my appointment before) for 11am. I arrived at 10.55 am and was told that the "stylist" was on his way.
At about 11.10 the receptionist noticed me glancing at my watch and sighing so she went out the back to find "someone" to wash my hair. I was then left sitting in a most uncomfortable stool-like chair which tried to throw me forward out of itself; and with wet hair under a shower cap and a wet towel on my shoulders.
The stylist finally turned up just after 11.20! At 12.40 he was still snipping away – I had short hair to begin with but he would cut a bit, stand back and admire it, fluff it around a little and then move in for a bit more cutting. The chair is cleverly positioned so that I could not see myself in a mirror unless I leaned almost out of it. I was anxiously watching the offcuts on the floor to asses how much hair was going!
The manservant was entertaining himself with wifi, coffee and pastries in a nearby cafe and eventually sent a text message: Is he cutting hair by hair?
The guy did do a good job and I will go back but I will probably not make the first appointment of his day – or maybe not the day after a holiday!
It is sunny here today but cold …. and some freezing rain is forecast for tonight and tomorrow.
I wish I was in the Blue Mountains in Australia! I took these photos when I was there in March – back in the days when I could bushwalk and do steps properly! I did not play tennis, but I could've if I had wanted to!