Whilst researching this years christmas pantomime at the Everyman i noticed a link to Giffords Circus. Imagine being paid to do this?
If there was ever a circus to run away to, this would be the one. Must put it on my to do list for 2012... not to run away to, (for now anyway)....just to take my 9 year old to, (before he thinks he's too old).
During my recent trip to England, (more about that later), and in a bit of a mad impulse.... I decided to get my ears peirced. I put this almost 40 year delay, in doing what most little girls long for, down to my friend Lorette Simpson.
Lorette was the luckiest person I knew, ( and i was the second luckiest because I was Lorette's best freind). Her mum was a hairdresser, which gave her carte blanche to experience everything girlie and beautifying... for some reason "dry shampoo" springs to mind - we went through cans of the stuff.
When we were 7 or 8 years old we went to the salon where her mum worked with the sole purpose of getting our ears pierced. Now at some point, I dont know when, I changed my mind - I can only guess it was when I watched my best friend have a needle shot through her ear....
....Until now. yes, at 44 years of age I faced my fears and went for it at Avalon Beauty Centre in Cheltenham Spa, England. A very nice girl called Amy, (with a stud in her tongue none the less - not sure im ready for that!), performed the act, painlessly, calmly and very professionaly and I now have little silver studs in each ear. I have to resist the temptation to "twiddle" as, according to Amy, its a myth that it aids healing. Can I keep this up for 6 weeks?
BTW Amy - sorry I thought your naturally lushious eyelashes were extensions .... its a bit of an obsession of mine recently!
.....the first few days of 2011 are fertile ground for letting go of the past- but it will take some deep internal processing and facing inner shadows. if you deny them or ignore them you may find that they follow you into 2011 and wreak some havoc this year! it's best to deal with them now :)