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I love my bloody hair

I am glad to say that in the hair-dyeing experiment yesterday I didn’t turn anything except my own forehead red. The lovely new shower is still sparkling white. Normally the dye comes of skin relatively well when scrubbed but this dye is so bright that it’s going nowhere for the next few days. Thank god I have a doorstep fringe or I would look like a complete tool right now. It didn’t come out quite Hayley-orange but I don’t think I am ever going to achieve that without pre-lightening, which is not going to happen. I am not giving up my hair’s condition for a bit of colour. It is however blisteringly, flamingly red… like a London phone booth at noon on a sunny day. Fabio even described it as looking like a river of blood. Don’t believe me? Check this out…

I think I am getting a cold. I have just kicked the goddamn tonsillitis and now I have that whole “thick” head, sore throat thing going on… ugh! I am supposed to be out tonight for Karen’s leaving drinks and I really don’t think I am going to last very long. I need to get some serious recovery time in before Dawnie’s birthday party tomorrow. It’s going to be strange not working with Karen since it’s been a good couple of years and she’s always been my partner in fashion crime. It’s not all tears though since the Trooper has an awesome new job at Virgin Media. Good luck, girl!

Today’s obsession is new BBC comedy The Beautiful People, which is based on Simon Doonan’s book of the same name.  With a similar format to Everybody Hates Chris, it follows, Simon (Luke Ward-Wilkonson), on his journey from being stuck 90’s Reading to eventual success as a New York department store window dresser… through the eyes of his adult self. It is more a representation of how he remembers things than what actually happened and so characters burst into song and dance regularly and weirdness reigns supreme. The supporting cast is blistering and includes an even camper best mate, a semi-acoholic tarty mother, an Irish father obsessed with distilling wine from vegetables, a blind aunt (who isn’t really an aunt) and a super slutty sister, amongst other odd neighbours and randoms. If you are homophobic, sensible or even vaguely serious avoid like the plague… if you like fluff, drama and bitchiness… get yourself in front of BBC 2 on Thursdays at 9.30pm.