In readiness for a photoshoot I’ve decided to go platinum blonde, rather than the more yellow blonde I was previously.
This involved re-bleaching, although not for too long – a fact I’m thankful for as the bleach really felt hot and burny on the back of my head (indeed, the price of going blonde is mild chemical burns!)
Here was my first colour – done at the end of December
…and here’s the after pic… taken yesterday
It’s much less yellow than before and looks very natural compared to the sides of my beard. Belinda has mentioned that darkening my beard would work, but I prefer the salt and pepper look.
I fell victim to COVID-19 over the new year period; unfortunately it was asymptomatic at first so I was totally unaware I had it, and by the time it gave me a kicking on new year’s day I was already pretty much through it.
1st January I gave a positive test, 2nd had a very faint pink line, and yesterday’s and today’s were both negative.
I have no high temperature and my symptoms disappeared almost as quickly as they appeared, which for me says the vaccination worked and gave my immune system the information it needed to clear COVID quickly.
I’m pretty sure it was the Omicron variant.
Thankfully nobody I know or who I interacted with in the time I was infectious has come down with it.
I had a blowout in the top hole on my left ear. The skin at the back swelled up and I decided to go straight to the piercer and ask his advice. He told me I had two options – take the piercing out and rest it, or take the piercing out and put a longer bar through in the hope that the swelling would go down with a piercing still in.
I opted for the first option. I’d rather not play around with these things, after all, I can always have a go again next year. He did comment that my ears have quite complicated cartilage structures down the helix and that not all people can take piercings in all places. I’ve still got three in, which is quite a good level for my lesser pierced ear, and five in my right ear.
It’s now a couple of days since I had it removed and it’s settled down nicely and the lump has gone. I think that was a good save.
In other news this week, I finally decided to do it, I’ve actually bought a gopro. The genuine article, rather than the previous “action cameras” I had, which were quite frankly, garbage. It’s the truth that you should never cut corners on stuff like this.
Finally, I’m now fully vaccinated again, having had my third jab. Pfizer this time. It’s been a bit of a week for needles this week!