The other day, when it was really hot, I was in the bath and sloshed water over my head, just to try and cool down a bit.
The water felt so lovely that I slooshed a bit more, and of course my long hair got well and truly wet through. But I was quite happy with that, and let it dry naturally, steaming gently in the heat.
Of course that meant that it dried plastered to my head in a particularly unflattering way.
The next day, when I combed my hair out, released from its plastered-ness it decided to celebrate by going LARGE. But not consistently BIG all over, Oh No! It had to go Wild Child at one side and normally wavy at the other.
This HUGE plume of sticky-up hair really amused me, so I decided to take a photo of it - well, I asked Graham to, actually. Then I went to put the photos on the PC and see if the large fluffiness had shown up sufficiently.
And it was then that I got a shock.
We have a nice digital camera. It is a few years old now, and was an xmas pressy from Mike and Cherise, and it takes excellent piccies. It has an optical zoom facility too which helps with photos of flowers or close-ups of small objects.
However, when I looked at the photos of me I had a heck of a shock. My God! How hairy am I ?!
This is the problem with a good digital camera, the detail it captures is amazing.
Now I have always had a problem moustache - pale skin, black hair, my word the unwanted ones really show up! And I deal with it regularly with magnifying mirror and tweezers.
But the digital camera picked up every hair I had missed. And as I focus on dealing with the moustache, I had not noticed the creeping growth of long hairs dotted around the sides of my face, and around and under my chin.
I know that I am an oddity, and that my Crone-ness is growing daily, but I had no idea that I was turning into the Wild Woman of Melton Fields.
Needless to say, those photos have been consigned to the re-cycle bin, and I have been busy with my tweezers again.
But why is it when the rest of my hair is turning grey, the moustache is still persistently and photogenically black?