Got my hair did! I went to James Hughes Hairdressing on High Street in Glasgow and spent 6 hours (!) with the talented Dawn Murray. I have wanted to change my blonde to grey/silver for ages now and finally got it done with a root tint, a few bleaches and some Guy Tang metallics. I bloody love it.
Next time I get it done, I think I’m going to get it bleached right up to the roots instead of having them dyed dark. Then I might mix it up with some colours – pink, blue, purple 🙂
I took my new do for a test drive to the wonderful Paesano Pizza on Miller Street.
We had to wait quite a while to get seated as it was a busy Saturday lunch time. You can’t book a table so if you fancy it you might have a wait. It will be worth it though! Ewan and his sister both went for a special with Italian salami, and I went for a simple mozzarella and basil.
It did not disappoint, as usual. I love how simple the menu is and how reasonably priced.
Watch this space for my hair updates 🙂
It’s a bit grim that one of my favourite places in Glasgow is a graveyard but this Victorian cemetery isn’t your every day graveyard. It’s absolutely beautiful and gives amazing views of the city, particularly the cathedral and the royal infirmary.
The necropolis is very grand and has around 3500 monuments (according to wikipedia!). The graveyard was planned and started in the 1800s when the church used to be responsible for burying people but, with less people attending church, came a change in the law to allow burial for profit.
There are various interesting graves and memorials in the cemetery including a memorial for the Korean War; the headstone of William Miller, who wrote Wee Willie Winkie and a Celtic Cross on the grave of Andrew McCall which was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and was his first individual work.
Go through the day and you can also pay a visit to the cathedral itself, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art and Provand’s Lordship which is Glasgow’s oldest house, built in 1471 – all of which are less than 5 minutes away and free! It’s also close to lots of great coffee shops like Papercup on High Street, McCune Smith on Duke Street and Spitfire Espresso, iCafe and Tinderbox all on Ingram Street.
My favourite time of day to visit is at sunset. The views are amazing and it’s a great chance for a novice like me to practice taking some pictures, usually with whatsapp guidance from my sister! There are always photography groups there and tripods are dotted everywhere and with those views it’s no wonder.