When is a Red not a Red?

A plea for help and with an anxious air,
I helped my daughter to dye her hair
She said she wanted it pinky red
And there on the box ‘cherry’ it said
But the photo looked a lot like soup
I started to feel my spirits droop
I urged her to maybe try a mix
– once it’s done, not so easy to fix…
reluctantly she said she’d give it a go
And soon we were able to go with the flow.
That flow it soon gushed down the sink
A tomato soup orange instead of the pink
But when the mop head was dried and glimpsed
The colour was great – glad it was rinsed
Well and repeated again and again,
until with a toss of her beautiful mane
she declared it looked suitably current…
Fruity with depth…like a little blackcurrant!
Black cherry red

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What a Job’s Worth

My daughter went for a Summer job interview yesterday. Stubborn to a fault, she refused my offer of an iron over her blouse, her cardigan would have looked better replaced with a blazer and her Pre-Raphaelite curls looked…well Pre-Raphaelite. In the interview she told them that she had only just turned 16 the previous week, that her school wasn’t right for her (then found out that they sent their children there!) and that she usually goes to visit her Dad in the holidays, which was why she hadn’t looked for a job before…

I wasn’t very hopeful. On top of that they were interviewing 12 candidates.

I should have trusted in my beautiful, growing up child to just dazzle her future employers with her honest openness.
Yay! Well done Floraidh!

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