Sundays #4

I always used to enjoy reading Charlottes 'Weekend Posts' and it's something I've wanted to take inspiration from for a while. Particularly since being with my boyfriend as my weekends aren't spent all lonely by myself wondering what to do.
I work every Saturday so my alternative to a weekend post is to document my Sundays. Sometimes its just a lazy day but I am now trying to make more of an effort, even if it is a home day I try to at least make it special by making a good breakfast or having something really nice for dinner.
Sunday this week was boy free but a lovely one anyway because it was the one Sunday I get a month where it is just me and my boyfriend. 
We woke up really early which was good as we were due to meet my mum, her boyfriend, my brother and his girlfriend for breakfast. Well, we fell back asleep and I woke up at 9.30 to a Whatsapp message telling me they were all awake and waiting for us. We quickly got up, got dressed, switched on the tortoises and said good morning to them and made coffees but then plans then changed (not due to us being up later) and we were due to meet after 11. I cleared the kitchen and did the dishwasher, and took the chance to listen to some of the Blood Brothers album on Spotify (any excuse). 

The first place we planned to eat was full so we went to our local Wetherspoons. I almost went for a full English breakfast but had been thinking about Eggs Benedict for a while and was glad to see those on the menu. The Hollandaise sauce wasn't as strong as I usually like but it was delicious anyway. It was the first time my brother and his girlfriend were meeting my boyfriend and it went well which was lovely...although not sure how it could have gone wrong to be fair.

With no other real plans for the day me and my boyfriend drove to Tesco in Great Yarmouth, rather than my local one just so we could go for a drive and also because "why not" and then decided to go to Norwich to have a look around Go Outdoors. We then stopped at TKMaxx, he stayed in the car and I went in for a look, before driving home.

When we came home we just relaxed for the rest of the afternoon and evening. We had a hot drink, lit some candles, and didn't really do much else. I made us a pasta bake for dinner, along with some Scampi that was in the freezer, and we ate some Ferrero Rocher I managed to find reduced in the local shop.

I struggled at the end of the evening with some personal things going on in my mind but we did our Oracle Cards and then went to bed.
Just before going up I spotted the tablets I'd lost from the vets last week and needed to give the cats.
A quick look on Youtube and we managed, eventually, to administer 3 tablets to 3 not very happy cats.


Why get a hair transplant?

I think that when it comes to certain cosmetic procedures, it's easier for women to come forward to admitting to having work done or for seeking help.
Breast implants, lip fillers, botox and so on, probably because it's more common for women to have any cosmetic work and there isn't as much of a stigma attached to it.
There's also the issue of grey hair for example. Me and my brother both started going grey in our early 20's, and it is more acceptable for me to dye my hair to cover the grey than it would be for my brother to do it.

Whereas for men, I think it's a little more of an issue to be brave and say "Hey, I'm not happy with X, Y, Z, and I'm going to do something about it".
There is a lot more judgement, a lot more comments, and almost that fear of losing their masculinity and "going soft" (which isn't the case whatsoever).

A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook about having a hair transplant.
I was amazed, and felt a real sense of respect for him for not only having it done, but for being so open about it.

In my two years of single life, I found that a lot of men I talked to on dating sites, or went on dates with, were bald. Now that was either just me being attracted to them or the fact that there were more bald men out there....or a mixture of the two.
Whether it be due to a receding hairline, or patches of hair loss, it results in men then feeling like they need to shave their whole head. Which is fine if that looks suits you, and if you are confident about it.
But what if it doesn't suit you? Or if it knocks your confidence?

Why get a hair transplant?

I think the biggest reason is for confidence. I don't like to use the word vanity because it's not about being vane. And as someone who has had lip fillers I understand that it's about feeling more like yourself, and lets face it, there are people out there who will make comments and jokes related to receding hairlines, bald patches and hair loss and that doesn't help with confidence. So if there is a way to avoid that, then why not?

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a hair transplant method exclusively performed for patients at the Harley Street Hair Clinic.
An experienced doctor extracts hair follicles from the donor area, which tends to be the back of the neck as this is an area that is unaffected by hairloss, and transfers these to the scalp in groups of one to four hairs.
The surgery is performed under local aesthetic with short recovery, low risk of complications and isn't very invasive. Due to it being a simple procedure, it doesn't leave any scaring or noticeable marks.

However not everyone is suitable for it, so as with any kind of surgery it is best to speak to a surgeon to discuss what you want the results to be, and why you are doing it.

Research exactly what you want from it, costs and look into call backs and consultations before deciding whether or not this is right for you.

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Little Loves #11


I'm still reading 'In a Cottage in a Wood'. It is really good but I've not been able to dedicate the time I've wanted to into reading it. I'm hoping to have finished it by next week.
I love the way it is written and at the moment it is really unpredictable. I'm really hoping it's going to be worth the build up.


We watched Piers Morgans Life Stories at the weekend. I don't watch every one of those, just the ones where I know or like the guest. This weekend it was Jim Davidson and we were laughing so much. We both said that we have always wanted to see him in the theatre so the next day I booked us tickets for his show in July!


I've been listening to my Timbaland album in the car this week, and introducing the boys to his songs.


I made a creamy steak tagliatelle this week. I wanted steak but wasn't in the mood for potatoes so instead opted for this. 
I made the sauce myself using Creme Fraiche, parmesan, and black peppercorns. Then added it to the tagliatelle and some sliced steak. 


I had my lashes done this week. A friend of mine wanted models for Russian Lashes and I jumped at the chance. With two holidays coming up I don't really want to wear make up if I can help it but also want to look a tiny bit decent for photos. I am so pleased with these.
I also had some more tattoos this week. I'm not far off my sleeve being finished now so had a few little filler bits done, a hot air balloon (which has always been on my tattoo bucket list!).
I had a crown done last year with the boys initials and asked them to choose a flower to fill the gap around their initials. They chose tulips and buttercups which was lovely for me as they both had memories to go with each flower. And they are also flowers that I personally love and had pinned on Pinterest a while ago.
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And lastly…

I finished work after my boyfriend yesterday and came home to a cooked dinner. It was so lovely and after a tough day and an emotional few weeks it was lovely to have someone else do the cooking. I was so excited to get home to him as I usually am but yesterday felt even more exciting. He is a good'un. 

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