6.4.21

Short Hair and a List


No it's not new year but I wanted to get going with blogging again and it kind of feels like a new start as we've just had Easter and the clocks went forward just over a week ago.

I definitely have the most energy at this time of year and so I thought I'd make my first post of 2021 a list of what I'm hoping to achieve this year. A few have already been started.

1. Be gentle with myself and others. Expect to not complete everything on this list and accept this as being normal. I would like to work on some self-improvement or self-care though. I love a challenge!

2. Commit to at least 30 days without alcohol. In 2019 I did both dry January and had 3 months without alcohol. I feel ready to give it another go. 

3. Make an inventory of my current clothes and accessories. I've been donating and selling some items over the last year and I'm working on making my wardrobe more versatile, practical and sustainable as well as smaller. 

4. Grow some veg for my community garden plot. The last couple of years I've mainly concentrated on growing flowers for cutting.

5. Clear some space in our tiny garden for a bench. This will involve removing part of a border and putting slate there instead. 

6. Walk every day for at least 20 minutes. I usually walk every day with Tim before lunch and often have a longer walk once a week with a friend. I've also become a litter legend which gives me an excuse for an extra walk most weeks.

7.  Stop going to the hairdressers. The last time I had my hair cut professionally was December 2020 and I cut it short just over a week ago. I cut my Mum's hair before she went into a care home and have cut Tim's for several years now so I think I know what I'm doing. This is the shortest I've ever had my hair and it's so liberating.

8. Read every day for at least 20 minutes. I have plenty of books on my 'to be read' pile.

9. Try some new vegan recipes. We had a subscription to 'Vegan Food & Living' magazine as a surprise Christmas present from my brother-in-law and so I shouldn't be short of inspiration.

10. Update my blog more regularly. There's so much I want to write about and I enjoy both writing and photography so what's holding me back?

I hope you're well and keeping safe wherever you're living. I would love to hear from you. 

Claire xo

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  1. Glad you’re back to the blog and what a cute haircut!

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  2. Short hair - for me anyway, needs so much more maintenance. It grows so very quickly and I couldn't stand all the frequent haircuts (or the expense). With longer hair, I can just put it up until ready for another cut. I also find it far too cold, so would need to wear a hat and scarf indoors as well as out. I can also give myself a simple cut on longer hair, which is money saving and far less bother overall but not a short layered one, it's very different cutting your own hair as compared with doing it for other people I find. I have a friend though who really does a decent job cutting her own, which is quite a complex cut and she does do it very nicely.

    Yours does look nice though.
    Sandra

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    1. Thank you. Hopefully now I have mastered how to do a short cut myself it's going to save me lots of money and if I can give myself regular trims then it'll be easy to maintain.

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  3. Your list is gentle and inspiring! I wish you well. It's good to see you back. Your hair is very "becoming", iny opinion.

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    1. Thank you. I've been lacking inspiration lately but all of a sudden it's back !

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  4. Nice to see you Claire, you did well cutting your hair, especially short, you have to be much more precise than snipping at longer hair! I liked your tiny garden tour. Hope your new aims start to unfold for you.

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    1. Hi Heather, lovely to connect again. Hope you're well and I wish I was better at videos. Maybe that's something to work on. Take care x

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  5. Love your new short style. Happy to see you're blogging again too.

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    1. Thank you - 2 weeks later and I don't regret cutting it at all. It's lovely to be back blogging and getting comments.

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  6. I love your short hair, it really suits you, but then you have such a happy, pretty face it's bound to. My hair is even shorter and recently I've been toying with the idea of simply buzz-cutting it myself on the longest blade on my hubby's trimmer which would be a number 8. I've been doing his since we met 17 years ago, so you could say I've had some practice!!

    It would be nice to have you back in blogland, we seem to have lost a lot of regulars recently.

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    1. Thank you Sue. I would have a go if I was you - hair grows back! Glad to be back and I agree it's a shame that there's less blogs to read at the moment. Never say never was always my mantra when it came to thinking of blogging again and right now I feel like I can enjoy it again.

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  7. Your hair really suits you. I think your list is very do-able! Happy to see a blog post from you.

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  8. I think your hair cut is most stylish. I wouldn't do well with short hair as mine grows fast and would just look moppy, but admire the look. I think doing a jumpstart at any point, not just new years can be a good boost.

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    1. Yes, I agree anytime is good to start over again. Sometimes you just have to start. Thanks for your lovely comment.

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  9. Hi Claire -- I was so happy to see this post -- hurrah -- very glad you're back. You look wonderful -- calm and playful at the same time -- your hair is fab -- and the little list is inspriring. Many thanks! Xo.

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    1. You're welcome and thanks for your lovely comment xo

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  10. Hi Claire. Even though I've commented on your cute haircut on Instagram, I just had to say that it's wonderful to have you back blogging and your list is very inspiring as always. I've been using a timer recently to manage my computer usage and any other things that take me down a rabbit hole. Looking forward to further updates! Love, Megan xxx

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    1. Hi Megan, yes I know that same rabbit hole. That's a good idea to use a timer. I often think I should be putting more time into practising the wisdom I read rather than reading more and more. There will be more posts soon. Take care x x x

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