As with so many people in these days of lockdown when most businesses are closed, I have resorted to trying to do some things myself.
Chopping at my fringe when it gets too long being the main culprit.
One thing I did learn earlier this week is never again attempt a DIY pedicure in poor light without wearing glasses. I seem to have been over enthusiastic with the rough emery board and sanded off several layers of skin from my toe by accident.
I shall not be going on any long walks for a day or two.
Oh well .... at least you tried and in a few days your feet will be beautiful. I have done all sorts of things I have never done before over this past year ..... I’ve scraped out rotten wood and filled it, covered scratches on architraves, made good an unsightly spot on a wooden floor .... just call me Barry Bucknell ( not many will remember him !! ). XXXXReplyDelete
I remember Barry Bucknell. Shame he is not around any more. Good old Bodger xxxDelete
That's unfair, Barry Bucknell was ahead of his time. My mother and brother used to follow several of his projects and did a lot of DIY in our house in the mid 60s, things we would never have had otherwise. Like they built a built-in wardrobe in my bedroom with sliding doors for me. It was like wow, so amazing. After mine they also did another one in my brother's room. Lots of DIY things were tackled thanks to Barry Bucknell. He was very into carpentry.Delete
I know. My comment was just tongue in cheek. I seem to remember he was given that nickname much later as many people copied his skills to cover up period features.Delete
Oh I see. I had not heard him ever called that. I remember that we admired him for his work and for his making things seem possible to achieve.Delete
He was very skilled and certainly inspired a lot of people to do it themselves.Delete
I had been doing great with the hair cutting till the last time when I got a bit too enthusiastic and have totally ruined it!! I was thinking prior to this that I could wait much longer for hairdressers to open again, now, I want an appointment yesterday! Not going to happen though. Thankfully its cold enough here to wear a hat when out so hopefully that will last till I can get an appointment lol.xReplyDelete
For now it is just my fringe, which I can just about manage. I hope it will not be too much longer as I remember how bad it got the last time we were in lockdown.Delete
You should have got Lord P to be your pedicurist then he could have kissed your feet in worshipful devotion while trimming and sanding your talons.ReplyDelete
He does have a heavy duty sander and planer so I suppose he could use that.Delete
I recently washed my hair with conditioner because I mistook the bottle for shampoo. Perhaps someone should invent bathroom reading glasses? Hope your toes soon mend JayCee. Bathing them in Tea tree oil will help.ReplyDelete
Yes, I did try some tea tree oil, just to prevent infection. It is now just red and sore.Delete
I had the same problem as you with reading bottle labels in the shower but after my cataract operations I can now read the labels without glasses. It is just pedicures I have a problem with. My feet are too far away!
Keep a collection of different colored caps that you can switch out. My shampoo and conditioner have the same bottle, the same colored cap. I opened a drawer, found a cap that fit, problem solved.Delete
My chiropodist has continued to visit throughout the lockdown, wearing full PPE of course. I could not have managed without her as I just cann't get down to my nails which would have been long by now to say the least.ReplyDelete
Yes, I struggled to reach and couldn't see properly. Stupid idea!Delete
Mrs D has some kind of electric gadget for her feet. Can't be any more specific. I don't want to know any more. I keep well away when she's using it.ReplyDelete
A wise decision Tasker. I usually find feet rather unsavoury.Delete
The trouble is that she does it over the bedroom waste bin and it's my job to empty it. It gets a new bin liner every week.Delete
Eewww! Make her do it out in the garden!Delete
As I live in Wales I have had my hair cut and blow dried ten days ago..It felt wonderful.ReplyDelete
Ha- F has claws instead of toenails on a couple of her toes. It is like cutting horses hooves when she has to deal with those. The problem is that when she clips her toenails these days, she also does mine (just the pointy ends) because I can't retract them properly, and was messing up her visage when I 'patted' her on the face in the mornings. We are friends again now and my claws don't get stuck in my scratching post any more. We hope your toes heal up soon. Mr T and FReplyDelete
It would have been so much simpler if I had just switched on the light and worn reading glasses!Delete
My hair is finally growing out a little bit since I buzzed it all to 1 inch all over! Just a little too short when I did that, so I have sent for attachments for the clipper - 1-1/2 inch and 2 inch. I may never have to visit the hair cutting place again! Hope your toes feel better soon! You might have to keep your feet up while you nurse a martini! :)ReplyDelete
One inch all over??? That must be draughty!Delete
It is about 1-3/4" now - back in the day, I would have called it a pixie! Easy to care for, too. Nobody looks at me so it doesn't matter! :)Delete