Ginger Snaps - The blog of Jayne Hawkins

Go Sober!

Right, all this toxic medicine has clearly affected me more than I ever thought possible and as a result I appear to have gone off the old vino! So I have decided to make something good come out of this disastrous occurrence and go on the wagon for October to raise some money for Macmillan Cancer.

Go Sober for October!

I would really appreciate it if you would kindly donate the price of a bottle of wine or the cost of a drink or two to this fantastic cause!

Wig shopping

24 Sep 2013

The wig shopping trip wasn’t as bad as I thought.  I had been sent to a back street wig shop in the centre of Newcastle and I took my parents and Simon along for support.  Simon was in a meeting before hand and we were meeting him there.  He was delayed and as we stood outside the shop waiting for him I nearly backed out.  The window display didn’t really fill me with confidence and I almost talked myself into going home. 

In the end I gave myself one of my shakes, gave myself a talking to and walked in.  It wasn’t actually as bad as I thought and the wigs were quite impressive.  I had decided I wanted exactly what I had before, never been one to experiment with my hair so I thought that was best.  I also thought that it would help with retaining normality and wouldn’t make me stand out too much. 

I tried on a number of wigs, I looked dreadful with long hair, didn’t feel “safe” in a short wig and although I didn’t look bad with black hair it was probably too much of a change so in the end  I settled for pretty much the same cut as I had already, albeit it was a whole load tidier that my usual messy mop.  The lady in the shop said she would order me a number of “shades of ginger” for me to try on and I went home feeling a bit happier.  

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When we went back a week later I was impressed to find they had matched my hair colour almost perfectly with just perhaps a few more blond highlights in it.  I also tried a dark red wig on which looked OK but again was too much of a change and I made a dreadful blond if I’m honest!  So we left half an hour later with “Codi” the wig which pretty much matched me perfectly.  Result!

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That evening at my parent’s house we had a bit of fun as the kids, Simon, my brother Andrew and Mam tried it on……Dad refused for some reason!!  I was quite cheesed off when my brother Andrew looked fabulous in it, the way it fell was just perfect……git!  Simon made a dreadful ginger although I don’t think the dark beard helped, Kyle looked like me in it, Leo made a lovely little girl and my Mam looked extremely funny with long straight hair having has short wavy hair for as long as I can remember.  

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