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How will easing of restrictions affect you?

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growstuff Tue 30-Mar-21 18:08:45

I've booked a haircut - the first one in over a year!

I'm going for a walk with somebody on Sunday and we're planning to have a picnic if the weather's nice. First time I've been with anybody face-to-face (apart from the GP and dentist) for more than a year.


Whitewavemark2 Tue 30-Mar-21 18:13:36

Well enjoy yourself!

I’ve got a hair appointment booked, now the question is shall I go grey and continue to grow it as it is so much easier - get in shower, wash hair, dry hair, put it up with big hair clip. Sooooo much easier. Not sure what to do with it if we go somewhere “out” that’s the trouble.

growstuff Tue 30-Mar-21 18:45:43

Mine is two-tone - grey with the ends brassy blonde. Strangely, underneath is quite dark, so it's three-tone. I've got this far, so I'm not going to bother dying it any more. It used to be a straight bob, but it's now half way down my back and I'm afraid the teenage look really doesn't suit me.

tanith Tue 30-Mar-21 18:53:09

I won’t be going back to the hairdresser, I prefer my longer hair, my daughter trims the length and it now long enough to put up so that’s fine for me, I’m already grey so no dyeing either.
Apart from that being able to visit people again in the garden.

janeainsworth Tue 30-Mar-21 18:54:23

Mine is two-tone - grey with the ends brassy blonde. Strangely, underneath is quite dark, so it's three-tone

I rocked that look until about 3 weeks ago growstuff. Then one day I was trimming my fringe and suddenly decided I was fed up with the orange bits and chopped them all off.
Like you I was pleasantly surprised that most of my hair is quite dark with the grey mainly confined to the front & I quite like it.
Unfortunately I can’t book an appointment to get it cut properly because my hairdresser is based in a department store in town & I have to wait till they re-open before I can book.
I’m not sure what he will say when he sees my DIY efforts blush

Whitewavemark2 Tue 30-Mar-21 18:54:59

I put mine into an old lady bun affair. It is soo much easier.

I usually have it in a Bob, but it is very very fine flyaway hair and it needs washing and doing every single day to look ok. So I tend to go around with it looking a mess. So the question is old lady bun against a mess.

I hate my hair!!!

growstuff Tue 30-Mar-21 19:00:39

Mine is quite fine, but it's now in awful condition with loads of split ends. I'm looking forward to not having it round my neck.

janeainsworth I wish I were that brave. I've been doing my fringe, with variable results. I explained that I looked like a witch when I made the appointment and the hairdresser was very nice about it.

Septimia Tue 30-Mar-21 19:00:50

The easing of restrictions here will mean that all the walkers and cyclists come out and park all over the village so that we can't even get out of the drive. I don't mind that people want to enjoy the countryside, I just wish they'd be more considerate.

As for hairdressers - I can count on the fingers of one hand the times I've been to one. The results weren't satisfactory so I haven't been for 40 years. DH cuts my hair when it gets long enough to annoy me. So visiting the hairdresser won't be my first outing!

Whitewavemark2 Tue 30-Mar-21 19:10:10

Actually apart from hair I am looking forward to lots of stuff.

Farmers markets, food festivals, NT property and their special days, but at the moment only the outside stuff. I also want to go to the Weald and Downland museum again.

The list is endless.

What we aren’t keen on yet is travel on trains say to London for the day, or the theatre which we love. Restaurants also are not being top of the list for a time.

EllanVannin Tue 30-Mar-21 19:14:51

It won't make that much difference to me I must admit. Apart from M&S and the nurse at the surgery I haven't even worn a mask----not even to the corner shop this last 12 months.
I even got the bus today with no wobbles, after a year but I must do more walking as I've all but siezed up and walking feels clumsy.

I don't do hairdressers or beauticians ( hands or feet ) and don't eat out so I'm not affected like many will be. A plain and simple life---that's me with no demands made on me. Just how I like it, and I'm not a miserable old bint either grin

janeainsworth Tue 30-Mar-21 19:17:54

Growstuff & Whitewave my hair is very fine too but what I have been doing lately is spraying it with Argan oil & massaging it in to my hair about an hour before I wash it.
It seems counter-intuitive since my hair used to be quite greasy when I was younger. But the oil seems to add texture & ‘bounce’.

Trisha57 Tue 30-Mar-21 19:21:10

I don't think I will be doing anything different apart from seeing my family more outside when the weather is good enough. The difference will be that I will feel that, if I WANT to do something that is now allowed, I CAN!!! Just having the choice will make me happy, even if I don't do it........grin

Amberone Tue 30-Mar-21 19:21:26

Won't affect us much until we can travel to Wales to see my parents and family can travel to us - no family within 250 miles. We shop at the supermarket once a week anyway. Don't go out much for meals or to the pub so they can wait until things are more settled. It will be nice to be able to go further afield for a day out but we won't be heading anywhere where there are crowds for a while.

Haven't been to the hairdresser more than twice for about ten years, do my own nails and facials so for me none of those are a priority.

Redhead56 Tue 30-Mar-21 19:52:00

We can go and see DD and DGD tomorrow in Lancashire. We are planning on going to a park for a walk and talk. We will see our DS DIL and twins to sit in their garden. We look forward to sitting in our friends gardens taking some homemade snacks and Prosecco.

Blinko Tue 30-Mar-21 19:54:44

I have an appointment with the hairdresser and also the dentist! WooHoo!

Shinamae Tue 30-Mar-21 19:57:48

My priority is to get my eyebrows waxed and tinted as well as seeing family but that goes without saying.....?

BlueSky Tue 30-Mar-21 20:00:41

No difference until we can travel here and abroad. I don’t socialise and family abroad.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 30-Mar-21 20:16:13

I have made appointments for :- hair cut and colour, pedicure, manicure, eyebrows & leg wax.
We are seeing all UK based AC/GC over Easter in various gardens.

Then it will be the absolute joy of eating something I haven’t cooked (even a takeaway involves clearing up)

Finally I want to hug our family, I am extremely tactile and not having human contact is something I have struggled with (DH aside)

GrannyGravy13 Tue 30-Mar-21 20:17:39

Oops counting the days until we can travel to see overseas AC/GC and family.

Jaxjacky Tue 30-Mar-21 20:23:00

Visiting friends in their garden Thursday, a friend visiting us in ours on Friday, DG out of isolation on Monday, so garden visit from DD and both DG’s over this Easter holidays from school. Hoping for a hair cut at the beginning of April and if, if the road map continues, local pub on 17th May, that’s when we’ll catch up with good mates ??. Not bothered about shops opening or restaurants, it’s family and friends.

Savvy Tue 30-Mar-21 20:32:22

It won't affect me at all, but neither did the lockdowns. I struggle to get out so unless it's a medical appointment for me or the vets for the pets, I'm at home.

I haven't been to a hairdresser since I was a kid, so I'm not worried about that, and all the shopping is done online.

Lockdown was normal life for me.

Sar53 Tue 30-Mar-21 20:34:52

I'm looking forward to going to stay with both daughters, but that won't be happening until end of May/beginning of June.
I do have a hair appointment for the 19th April. I usually have very short hair and really don't like it this long.
Like GG13 I miss hugs and cuddles.

LauraNorder Tue 30-Mar-21 20:36:35

I look forward to seeing a friend or two in the garden for a jolly good catch up, a glass of wine and an opinion on my mid length grey hair.
Also longing to see my eldest son and family from Leicester when they are allowed to come to Wales.

Calendargirl Tue 30-Mar-21 20:47:06

I shall start swimming from 12th April, and aquacise from 17th May.

rosie1959 Tue 30-Mar-21 21:28:01

Hairdresser has been booked weeks ago will be so happy to get rid of the skunk look ie grey patch down the middle have no intention of going grey Then pedicure manicure and facial
Looking forward to uk holidays booked and meals out again
I have seen my family throughout so have not been cut off from them
Shopping trips with my daughter and a spa day which was a Christmas present over a year ago
I fully intend to enjoy life to the max