August, 2007

The state with the prettiest name…

So, I had intended to do a little update every day this holiday, but as time has gone on and the wireless network in the house has become dodgier, I’ve found myself thinking “to hell with that” and heading off…

A journey through my blog referrers

So, occassionally I like to amuse myself by taking a look at the things you crazy kids type into Google to find this here blawg. Here are some of this week’s, which provide a handy insight into the wrath behind…

wella-lifetex-review

Now Facebook hates redheads too!

Q: Why do redheads take the pill? A: Wishful thinking. Q: What do you call a good looking man with a redhead? A: A hostage. Q: What do you call a redhead with large breasts? A: A mutant. Stop me…

Hair Product Review: V05 Mud Miracle Intense Masque

Well, my conditioner-only washing experiment may not have been a success exactly, but I’m still on the hunt for something that will return my hair to its soft, shiny former glory, and this week I think I may just have…

Holidays and the freelance writer

For the first couple of years of my freelance writing career, I just didn’t take holidays at all. To be fair, that wasn’t just because of  work: my husband was on kidney dialysis at the time (this was the reason I…

How NOT to ask for freelance writing work

“I am a student journalist and would like to be writing articles to be published in your presitigious magazine. I will therefore be very grateful if you could send me a copy to my postal address below so that I…

Five Myths About Working From Home

People tend to make a lot of assumptions about working from home, and what it’ll be like. Some of them, such as the “you’ll save time on commuting” one, are absolutely true. Others  – well, not so much, really. In…

Red Weals II – Return of the Weals

Yesterday, for only the second time in my adult life, I went out without my makeup on. (The first time was years ago, on holiday in Florida, and my dad made me do it because he wanted dinner and didn’t…

Redheads! Recommend me a lipstick!

Well, it had to happen sooner or later, didn’t it? My trusty old lipstick finally got continued, and when I say "old" I’m really not kidding here. You see, my lipstick of choice (it was a cheap Boots No. 7…

Conditioner Only Washing Day 2

Well, I have to admit I wasn’t quite as impressed with Day 2 of my conditioner only hair washing experiment as I was with Day 1. By the time I went to bed last night my hair had started to…

Conditioner Only Washing Day 1 – It works!

I have to confess I was really, really sceptical about this. You see, my hair needs to be washed every day. If I don’t wash it every day? Oil slick city. I was pretty sure that conditioner-only washing just wouldn’t…