This is one of the hairstyles that I do most often. It’s a nice variation from just a regular dutch braid, and I prefer having part of my hair down as it helps keep the length to my hairstyle. I’m usually either doing a regular […]
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I went back on one of my favourite walks in Worcester, to the Diglis Locks, a couple of weeks ago with Dani. It was such a beautiful spring day, so we really had to make the most of the weather.
On our way we saw tonnes of dogs, including the most friendly dog you could ever meet. Her name was Esther, and she was a service dog, and the day that we met her was her one day a week of being allowed off of her lead and having some time for herself, so she was so unbelievably excited about that and wanted to greet anyone in her path.
I love crossing this bridge, just up from the locks, whilst trying to ignore the lack of clean and blue water of course, and more murky, brown water.
We did however go a bit off track from our ‘normal’ walk, which ended up as an advatage as we met a beautiful cat, Pineapple Pancake… her unofficial name since she didn’t have a collar. She was such cuddly cat and didn’t want to leave us, athough she did however manage to trick Dani into tickling her belly and then scratching her, so I refused to fall for it as well.
We were having a great time walking, and seeing all of the many swans…
… Until we failed right at the final hurdle of our walk, as next minute there were two massive floods completely covering the paths with water… and swans. So we added at least an extra hour onto our walk by having to instead walk through town, which just gave us a chance to stop off at the cathedral as well.
It was such a lovely day out, and I can’t wait until the next Dani and Lottie walk!
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This is probably my favourite hairstyle that I’ve ever made, since it looks so complex, although in reality it is super simple and quick to make. It’s definitely easier if you can get someone else to do this braid on you, although I’ve managed to do it on myself before, so it is possible. For how difficult this hairstyle looks, it’s really quick to create, so it’s the perfect style for when you’re short of time but want to look like you’ve really put a lot of effort into your hair.
What you’ll need: comb, strong bobble, clear elastic bobble, bobby pins, hairspray (optional)
Time it takes: 10 minutes
How to do it:
- Pull all of the hair into a high ponytail and secure it with a strong bobble.
- Begin a French braid (by pulling the right strand over the middle, pulling in hair with each stitch, and vice versa), but instead of pulling each stitch tight across, pull it down and across.
- When there’s no hair left to add in, continue to braid to the bottom of the pony tail and secure it with a clear elastic bobble.
- Pinch the hair about 3 stitches down from the top of the pony tail and pull it up, securing it into place with bobby pins. Whilst pulling up the braid, it should cause the stitches to separate, allowing it to look like a ‘ribcage’.
- Bobby pin the extra braid at the bottom by flipping it underneath the ‘ribcage’.
- Use hairspray to ensure that the up-do will stay in place during the entire day.
‘Life Is 10% What Happens To You, And 90% How You React To It’
If you walk into a negative experience it won’t be the end of the world. Instead what matters is how you react, and what you take from that experience. Take any positives that you can from it, and use the negatives to know what you can do differently next time. Take advantage of any experience in life.