Welcome to the 14th post in the #Cheers! Series! (14 weeks? When did that happen?)
Those of you that have popped by my site before will know that I am a tiny bit obsessed with rhyming. #Cheers! is a series of rhyming guest posts that I am honoured to share, mostly with a parenting theme, from some of the most talented and lovely people in Blogland!
I am super excited to share this week’s post with you from the incredibly talented Charlie of Mess and Merlot! I am sure that this lovely lady needs no introduction as you probably already know and love her as I do, but just in case you haven’t come across her yet, she writes brilliantly funny posts and always hits the mark on Family, Lifestyle, Body, Food and Blogging. (So pretty much all of my fave things!) I’m fairly sure that we come from the same pod as her refreshing and realistic approach to diet, health and well-being made me want to high five my phone as I read it. She also bakes cakes – just saying, and wrote this little cracker a few weeks ago….
Today I found my first grey hair, I can’t say I’m surprised.
There’s no point in denying, it was clearly galvanised.
The brazen strand in question glistened, dazzling in the sun.
Oblivious to my attempt at ‘youthful’ messy bun.
So this is it, the day has come, much to my dismay.
I need to hatch a cunning plan to camouflage this grey.
OK, calm down. DO NOT freak out. It’s not that bad, good heavens,
This brunette was ‘au naturel’ ’til just gone thirty-seven!
So weighing up my options in this tricky hair dilemma.
Davina-style Nutrisse goop or The Body Shop for henna??
It’s been so long (those ‘Sun-In’ days are well and truly gone).
The last time I bought hair dye Byker Grove was blimmin on!
Perhaps I’ll rock this silver streak just like Caitlin Moran
Ah yes, except she’s uber-cool, I’ll just look like her gran.
Apparently it’s ‘in’ you know, silver’s all the rage
But due to lack of collagen, I’ll only look my age.
I’m sorry folks, it’s just no good, I’m not that brave let’s face it.
Surrendering to nature? Not quite ready to embrace it.
Vanity just won’t allow these glossy locks to fade
‘Ageing gracefully’ ain’t happening, not if I was paid.
The answer then seems pretty clear, it’s obvious no doubt:
I hunted down that little hair and pulled the b*gger out!
I’m a thirty-something Mummy to two little people (Spud, 7yrs and Flump, 5yrs) and wife to one big person, Himself. Not their real names you’ll be glad to hear.
We live in beautiful Bedfordshire, a ‘normal’ family, full of love, noise, commotion, bickering, cuddles, adventures and the day to day trials of Big People Vs Little People.
As my blog name would suggest, there may be a little Merlot involved along the way (post bedtime kerfuffle), say 90% mess 10% Merlot.*
My blog is my little personal space to waffle freely and I hope you enjoy sharing it with me!
*ratios subject to change
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If you would like to feature in the “Cheers!” series, whether you are a seasoned poet or brand new to rhyming and just fancy giving it a go, please get in touch! I’d love to hear from you!