Today is meant to include a few tasks
Bins out- done
Hair in henna- henna in, need to wait till I can wash it out
Make up trousers which are half done – instead watched this video: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/387344/how_to_make_jeans/
Go to bank (but I have clingfilm on my head)
Go to post office (I still have clingfilm on my head)
Clean the kitchen (but I am too lazy)
So needles to say I have been wandering around the internet pretending that I am only doing the catching up which I should do. This would be fine, but Kit is on hist first break of the day and I have been rather unproductive by comparison. I always feel better when I have done my share of the work in the morning also, but it has not happened today.
We had a great weekend in Glasgow last weekend- however Kit has the photos to blog on that one and I will leave him to do it.
Sorry it is such a boring post, but that is how the week is running.
I have felt like being silly tonight- I must be feeling better.
I have been thinking of moons. Night caching last week brought us out to see a moonbow- it was rather lovely. Moonbows are halos caused by ice crystals in the atmospher. There have been a few similar things this week to see from down here. There was a stunning sunrise this morning. This evening on the way back from Edinburgh I saw the moon turned pink with the sunset.
Tonight we have been having fun with the razor, and the cats were curious, So Kit shaved both of them a bit. I can’t belive the cats let him, and then I found this:
Well, this holiday has been very uninspiring. It started well with a unfortunately brief visit from Dan. However it was lovely to see him and catch up on what has been going on in more than blog detail. While Dan was up we went out to a Chinese Buffet which we often visit, and I got food poisoning. This is I think the second time I have ever had it and it was rather unpleasant. This caused a delay in part two of out plan which was a trip up north to visit my Dad and his girlfriend. We eventually made it up mid week and went to the Highland Wildlife Park. They were very good to us and despite the fact I left my handbag with both our passes in it at home they looked us up and let us in.
The park was a bit quiet and had less snow than I had hopped but more ice. We did not spend as long as normal there as the guide who takes the landrover tours was having a day off. Kit got a few excellent photos.
The Wildcats are very hard to get good photos of, and Kit has done amazingly well here.
The plan for the next day was to go caching, however after two caches we got rather distracted in an antiques shop in Fochabers. Here we found a few interesting razors. A cheap black razor which we will use to work out how to hone well. A strange razor with horn scales that appears to have been branded for a shop or company based in Scotland. A rather lovely 4 day set that looks as if it has ivory scales and is in good condition. And a miss buy of a Rolls Royce razor that although it is in fantastic condition we should not have paid what we did for.
These buys have led us to look at hones and strops with more determination than before. We have picked up a very cheap strop (it is well known that the first one you own you are likely to shred to ribbons as you practice), a 1000/ 6000 Japanese King hone and a set of three Welsh Slate Hones for finishing. We are waiting for these with excitement as they have a good reputation.
It is suggested by the shaving world to buy your first razor shave ready to know what good is and then be able to maintain it. However, none of the razors we have are shave ready- so we are looking at sending one of them away to be honed. There is a lot of choice in where to send razors, we just need to make a decision and send one there (or buy a shave ready from someone )
The only problem is that this has got me looking at lovely razors and falling in love with abalone scalles (not a cheap obsesion) nevermind. Onwards as they say.
As the tail end of the holiday came in to site I got a cold that has knackered any plans of doing anything with the end of the holiday and then gave it to Kit for the last day just in time for going back to work.