Monday, 28 December 2009

A's locs at 35 months

We are splitting some of the thicker locs. But isn't she lovely? Arashia is running her own fashion design business.Good for her.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

a few pics

I forgot to take pics when we went to the carol service ....but, arashia took some of me relaxing at home afterwards. However, the hair is the was crinkly.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

compare flat loc-tool&yarn needle

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Here's a photo of the flat loc-tool beside the yarn needle. One yarn needle's been cut and smoothed on the end - thank you nubian1. See the difference in the size of the head. The flat tool performs really well. I've been using it to do my retight this time round. It grips well, it's particularly good on thin/short locs and is very acurate in getting the tool dead centre of your new growth and close to the scalp, due to it's flat-ness. It's plastic, but durable and and bendy ( not at all like the plastic yarn needle, which is quite stiff). As always,make sure when using this tool that your locs are well seperated and clipped out of the way.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Green Tea product kit and MAD shopping

I decided to give myself a Christmas treat. I've never ever used any sisterlock product and have always wanted to try the moisturiser and reconstructor. So I went ahead and purchased the the green tea shampoo kit which consists of shampoo, moisturiser&reconstructor. When they'll arrive is another matter, but I'll come back to give my verdict once I've used them. I can hardly wait to try the moisturiser.
We've had quite a lot of snow in the last few days. I had a few 'hairy' moments on the icy roads slipping and sliding. Today I was taking my boys to aylesbury to be picked up by a friend and taken to Winslow for a 'sleepover'. The A41 was closed off due to the extreme icy conditions. After 1 hr attempting to reach aylesbury via berkhamsted, I turned round and came home. Not before I'd stopped at McDonald's to 'compensate' the boys and do a spot of shopping at Tescos. The place was like a mad house. Why is it we act as if the shops will be on strike for foreseeable future? I mean how much can one possibly eat over the holidays?( I bought a huge chicken, even though I had intended to buy it on chirstmas eve. When I say huge I mean...just how does a chicken get to look like a baby turkey? OK I won't ask. I'll just pray, cook it and eat it.)I mean people appeared to be panic buying. Stress levels were elevated with people pushing, shoving and shouting. Not to mention all the wet mud tramped in from the sleet/snow outside.I got bumped on the rear by shopping carts no less than 3x. I was desperate to get out, so I chose to avoid long queues and use the self- serving check out. What a lark! Every 2 or 3 mins, an annoying electronic voice spoke some gibberish about waiting for assistance. What's the point having those things if they don't work properly?
Anyway, I got home safely and cooked some stir fry chicken/vegetable rice for dinner.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Flat loc tool! and the Nativity production.

This is a new tool created by a SLS consultant. It's called the flat loc tool. It's flexible/bendy plastic and enables you to get very close to the scalp. It's also useful for tightening very short locs. The best thing is the price which came to about £5.00 even with the crazy USA postage. It'll be a lot cheaper in the USA. I haven't tightened my whole head yet using this tool, I just tried it on a few. The only problem I found was it snagged a little more than my ole yarn needle. But that might have been b'cos I had so much new growth.

I haven't reTi for a while and my new growth is waiting to be tamed. I've been involved in a nativity production on a rather grand scale. It all started when my dear friends Marie&Robert who own spring meadow farm (with over 15 acres of beautiful woodland, huge pine trees, valley underground water) started talking about putting on this production. They have a nativity every year on a very small scale, but Marie was talking about using the whole of the 15 acre grounds - an ambitious idea. As she described it I suddenly began to see it in my minds eye and got pretty excited about it. There were many obstacles and at one point they called it off. But the vision was in my heart and I couldn't let it go and we took it to God in prayer. And that's how the show got on the road. He provided all the help, from builders to technical people to the meal afterwards, even the entertainment! In the end my kids and I all acted in it. Arashia not only sang/ acted angel Gabriel's part, but designed and made the costumes for the entire production. ( all this in the space of about 1 1/2 weeks).They built the stable with the full works, Elizabeth's house, Mary&Joseph's house, the magnificent temple (with golden altar and curtains) with Simeon and Anna in full costume. It was quite spectacular, with flaming torches, braziers, open fires, lanterns and real donkey ( which Mary rode, with Joseph leading it),all of us in costume with a professional narrator. We also spent hours recording the 'songs of the angels' which was later played in the trees. We worked with a real director, a professional actor, a composer, a voice trainer, and I can tell you we were whipped into shape! Now I know I can both act and sing! I acted both Elizabeth as well as being an angel. Mary was... Mary. My sons were shepherds. it was a very exhausting, but exceedingly rewarding experience. I wish I had pics, but I was acting so couldn't take any. I was relying on a guy to video it on my vid camera but he didn't turn up. Marie probably took a few, but they've gone off to Spain... taking my son Christian with them to give him a lovely pre-christmas holiday, all expenses paid. Isn't God good? Christian ended the athletic season on a high note... but I'll blog about that later.