Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Sicilian proverb:
Fimmina vana,
non va cincu grana
= " A vain woman isn't worth five grains"

As today I finally managed to get a hairdo for the first time in nearly a fortnight, I thought I'd show you before the heat and humidity flatten it. Raffaele had been closed from the 13th until yesterday morning, when the salon was full of all the female participants in a wedding. He reckoned the waiting time would be two hours, which I don't usually mind, but it was so hot! I offered to reappear at 2pm, [it being one of the days when they work through the siesta hours] but no, he had to go off and do something else to do with the wedding then. [At least that way I could have stayed in the same street, had lunch and gone back, instead of walking home and back in the heat.] He did offer to do it at 4pm but it is even hotter then and I couldn't face it. At first I thought I'd just open my book and wait but then I had what I have come to call a "British moment", in which I lost my pazienza and left. It was such a relief to be, as he calls it, servita [done] today!


Ballpoint Wren said...

You look lovely! Great hairdo.

I love it when I get my hair done. It makes me feel human.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you, Bonnie. You are very kind. I think most women would agree that it doesn't matter what you are wearing or how perfect your make-up is - if your hair isn't right, you don't feel good.


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