Love them!

I recently bought these trousers from ASOS. The first pair I ordered were a 38″ waist and the fit was horrendous! Far too large in all dimensions. I changed to a 36″ and here is the big reveal…

They’re made of PVC – but it’s much thicker than the PU that my shiny suit is made of. They also have a slit bottom hem, something I’ve never had in my life – but amazingly it really works.

They look really cool in front of my Corp poster (especially thanks to the colour of it!)

I’ve got to say it looks awesome with the cyan lighting!

Platinum Blonde

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’m a Hueligan

I ordered some of this to give it a try. I need to simplify my lunches at work and it seemed like a good option.

My first impressions? I really like it. Chocolate is my favourite, but then it would be!

I’m hoping it’ll help me control my weight a little easier as it’s a measured meal (400 calories).

Android 12

Today I received my update to Android 12. Just a few hours with it and I can already tell how much more buttery smooth it is. So many things have been tidied up and made smoother and quicker.

I’ll be trying the new camera app very soon!

The dreaded COVID

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 went silver

A random comment made a few days ago set me off thinking – I’m very aware that I have male pattern baldness, but someone said if I went white or grey it wouldn’t be as obvious.

Today I booked in at the hairdressers and this happened.

Waiting… Note the jeans!

Before…

Trimmed up and ready to get the treatment.

First layer on. This is the one to strip the original colour out. My hair goes yellow when stripped, bit wait for the end result.

First treatment washed off. See what I mean about the Yellow?

Next… The toner. This is what gives it the silver colour.

And finally… The reveal!

Very platinum. I’ve got to say I really like it, and it’s given me the impression of having more hair than I actually have!

Aaaargh!!!

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!

A beautiful break in the storm

Storm Barra has begun to whip up it’s wild winds and rain, but briefly this afternoon the clouds broke to reveal the crescent moon and Venus.

Point of note, am I the only person who gets really annoyed when I see the “wrong moon” in the wrong place in the sky in movies?