Well, they’re not gold, my locks, but it’s catchy, don’t you think?
…Yes, hello, my little demons! 😈
You might be following me on social media and have already seen that I have had my hair cut off! …It’s short!
….Is it suddenly cold or is it me?
I had the intention of getting my hair cut short anyway as I am moving to a hot country in the next few months (thats another story, watch this space!), I had booked myself into The Hair Chair in Lanark, after going down to see my parents, and it was the salon’s suggestion to donate my hair to charity!
What a fantastic idea!
So, I got the two ladies to photograph the progress (thanks, girls!) and then style it into something cool (in both senses of the word!)
As I don’t live in the area anymore, having moved to Inverness for work (yes, I have a full-time job that I love as well as writing!), I had to take my locks with me and post them from there.
… I must admit, it was a little weird having a little paper bag with hair in it!
When I got back to Inverness, I got in touch with The Little Princess Trust to ask about the process (I don’t currently have access to a printer, so I had to put a hand-written note in with my hair!) and they were extremely lovely to speak to.
So, I wrote them a letter, wrapped up my hair in a plastic bag to keep dry and popped the plaits into a padded envelope.
Yes, the envelope is being reused, I had the intention of buying a brand new envelope when I went shopping last, but after forgetting to pick one up (although, I seemed to remember to pick up a motorcycle magazine!) I decided to reuse one I already had – I figured it was more environmentally friendly and I saved my pennies (ha!)
A few days later (unfortunately I couldn’t get to the post office while working – awkward hours!) I decided to venture out into the outside world, taking a trek down to the local Tesco’s where the nearest post office is located.
Okay, I cheated taking that photo of my legs, the first one came out blurry and awkward, so I had to stand still on the pavement… I must have looked a right idiot standing like that while I photographed my legs.
I know, why take a photo at all? Well, then I wouldn’t have this funny thing to tell you… and brain decided it would be a good idea… I’m still not convinced! But you all get to see my cool boots!
Anyway… back to my hike… trek… okay, short walk… to the post office! It was touch and go for a while, when it started to rain…
But I finally made it to Tesco’s!
I did a little bit of shopping to get myself some dinner (and a little treat for myself). Running up and down the shop like a mad woman… this way to the chicken… this way to the tea bags… oh I need… better go this way… ooo, what about cake….? Is this way to the… nope… okay, screw it… ooo…. what about if I got some decent instant coffee… HOW much?! Okay, tills…
When shopping was done. I was free to continue on my quest… to the post office!
And alas!… posted my hair off to The Little Princess Trust!
After weighing the parcel and seeing if it fits the “large envelope” sizing (it didn’t!), the conversation with the lady on the desk was funny:
Her: “Is there anything flammable in this?”
Me: “No, it’s just hair.” 😊
Her: *puts the stamp on the parcel*
Her: *finally reads the address*
Her: Oh! *points to the lable*
Me: Just clicked, has it?
She then proceeds to ask me how long it was before and praises the charity.
I leave feeling pretty good about myself. Even though it’s raining again – and harder this time.
BUT, this happened…
taste the rainbow
…..I think it’s a sign.
… that it had been raining while sunny….
Anyway, when I got back, I made a well deserved cup of tea and sat down with my cup cake I bought from Tescos.
My little adventure to Tesco’s complete.
Now I can relax.
Oh, and I’ll be keeping a close eye on my email inbox over the next week or so, as they apparently will be sending me a certificate! Win!
Update 18/09/2020: I received my certificate yesterday, check it out at the end of the blog! 🙂
Thanks for coming on this little journey with me! I’m really glad my long hair, that had been annoying me for ages, will light up a little girls face one day, when it’s finally made into a wig!
And I love my new hairstyle… so, big shout out to the girls at The Hair Chair in Lanark, Scotland!
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4 thoughts on “Goodbye Goldi-locks”
I think it was a great idea to give your hair to charity. Years ago I cut mine (which was below waist) to a short bob and wanted to do the same but didn’t know who to get in touch with to donate it to make wigs for cancer patients for exemple. So ended up not doing it. I have grown it back since, , and thanks to you, next time I decide to have it cut short, I’ll know who to contact.
I think that’s half the battle, is knowing where to go to donate. The little princess trust is certainly one that does it.
Thanks for reading!
I enjoyed the journey…and the donation. Cheers to you.
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