I get my hair done at Code Hair in Oulton Broad as my best friend is a hairdresser there and no one else is trusted with my hair. I took a train down yesterday to get my hair done. Back when I was younger I was one of those people who changed their hair all the time, I was never happy with it. I'd dye it blonde, brown, red, I'd grow it long and then chop it all off again. However, for the last three years I have been growing my hair out of a pixie crop and somehow I have resisted temptation to chop it all off and have kept it blonde. Recently, as my hair has gotten quite long now, it's becoming harder to manage and I've been considering chopping it all off again. But I know I'll regret it so instead of chopping it I decided to try out a lavender dip dye to satisfy my desire for something different.
It's quite subtle, and it'll wash out fairly soon, but I love it. I think next time I'll be braver and ask for it a bit brighter and maybe higher up on my hair too. I also just love having my hair straightened, I never use heat on it myself because I'm lazy and I want to try and keep it as healthy as possible (which is getting harder and harder as it gets longer), so whenever I go to the hairdresser's it's a nice treat to have it all silky smooth and straight.
My best friend wanted to hang out with me after she finished work so once my hair was done I had to kill about three hours in Oulton Broad. I wandered around a nearby park for a little while, called my mum up and had a chat, and then I decided to face one of my biggest fears: eating alone. I popped into a nearby patisserie called Fancy Cakes. The staff were really lovely, I ordered some broccoli soup and a tea and sat down, absolutely terrified of being on my own. But after a little while I got over my fears and started to enjoy myself. The soup was delicious, and I sat and read my book whilst I drank my tea. I ordered some of their amazing banana and toffee cake after I'd had my soup and it was the most enormous slice of cake I've ever had in my life! It tasted amazing, but I just couldn't finish it. It may not seem like much to some people, but to me this was a huge victory. A year ago my anxiety meant I wouldn't have been able to do that, so I'm really proud of myself.