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#JusJoJan 2018. January 23rd Colour — January 23, 2018

#JusJoJan 2018. January 23rd Colour

I hope that you are enjoying my posts from Linda’s Just Jot it January as much as I am enjoying writing them.

Here is today’s prompt word.

Your prompt for January 23rd, 2018, brought to you by the kind, considerate, and eloquently snarky Supernatural Snark, is “Colour.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Super at her blog, “Supernatural Snark” to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link:  https://supernaturalsnark.wordpress.com/

Thinking about colour for our prompt word today, I realised just how much of an impact it has on our lives. It even gives clues as to the state of our health in some cases; if our skin colour suddenly appears yellow, pale, flushed or blue, it can indicate that something is wrong.

On a lighter note, colour can influence our mood, yellow always makes me feel cheery, and we recently decorated our front room changing the colour from orange (this is supposed to be an energetic colour although I found it to be cosy) to yellow, and duck egg blue (calming and serene). Red can be associated with rage and aggression although I think a ‘red light’ may have different connotations! Apparently purple is supposed to be romantic, but I find it somewhat cloying and uncomfortable if too dark.

On the subject of moods, or rather emotions, again we often associate these with colour too, for example, ‘green with envy’, ‘feeling blue,’ ‘red with anger’ or in a ‘white-hot rage.’  Similarly colour can describe a physical feeling, which as illustrated here by these emojis need no explanation!


Colour even influences our food choices. If a bit of raw meat looks a bit brown or worse, green, then we might decide not to eat it! However, when a brightly coloured salad is presented, it looks so appetising when all of the different colours are fresh and vibrant.

Seeing a blue sky with a shining yellow sun can really lift my mood, as can a bunch of brightly coloured flowers, either in a vase or growing wild. Natures beautiful colours are around us all the time to enjoy.

What’s your favourite colour?

Photography 101: Pop and Colour. — March 21, 2016

Photography 101: Pop and Colour.

Today for the Photography 101 course, we are encouraged to focus on colour and how it can change the perception of a photo.

Again, we are to keep in mind the point of view, and the light in the photo.

Coloured clouds

I have not had much chance to take any photos today so had to look back to see what I already had that might be suitable for the challenge. I thought this photo of the sky that I took looking up between two houses was pretty colourful.

I love the pinky clouds in the blue sky, with just a little golden stripe the the bottom of the picture. The dark silhouettes of the houses seem to  enhance the pastel colours of the cloudy sky even more.

Episode 173: Dodgy Hair-Don’ts! — February 21, 2015

Episode 173: Dodgy Hair-Don’ts!

We’ve all had those days… you’re feeling a little down in the dumps, and need cheering up. You decide on a whim to go and get a haircut. After all, if your hair looks good then you feel good. Only your hair doesn’t look good. Someone is going to pay!

Apparently, a gentleman in the USA had this problem. He went to have his hair cut , but was not pleased with the results or the price so he did what any other sane person would do…. and trashed the salon, kicking a hole in the wall and chucking a candle display about. He also got a bit angry with the staff, feeling that he was ripped off after being charged $50 for the new do! He had the cheek to return later and asked for a re-style, The staff refused and he got arrested!

Oh I admire his nerve! I have had my fair share of bad haircuts in the past. Remember when the spiral perm was ‘in’? All those lovely corkscrew curls cascading down your back. I was desperate for one. I had long hair which was neither straight nor curly (kinky is the word). Anyway, I saved my money until I could afford it and trotted off to the salon in excitement.

I was a bit concerned that the hairdresser was doing my hair in exactly the same way as they would a normal perm, but kept quiet as I know nothing about hair. Anyway  a good few hours later and the finished result…..a much shorter, frizz bush of a hairstyle which frankly, looked awful! Not for me the long, lustrous, twirly curls I had anticipated. Of course I said nothing and left considerably lighter in hair, and in pocket!

The other occasion was getting my hair highlighted. Again I had very long hair, but I thought it needed a bit of a lift and highlights were going to do just that. I decided that I would save myself a bit of money (it’s not going to end well) and go as a ‘model’ at the salon.

This meant that a student would be let loose on my hair but would be supervised every step of the way by a senior stylist. It would cost a lot less too. Great, I trotted off, this time expecting that I was going to come out with brighter, shinier blonde hair, with that ‘natural’ sun-bleached look.

The student was very lovely, a little nervous, but that was to be expected. The first thing was she asked me to stand up whilst she brushed my hair through as it was long and kept catching on the back of the chair, I did this, but felt a little self-conscious. The next thing was she put one of those  caps on my head (I could sit down now) with holes in, Funny. I thought I was going to get some foils.

The supervisor glanced over now and again but without concern, so I just let the student get on with it. It was pretty hard to keep quiet though when she dug that crochet hook thing into a hole in the cap and dragged a long strand of my hair through. It did make me wince a bit. and my eyes water rather a lot, nor to mention the odd ‘owww’ and ‘oooh’ that escaped during the torture procedure!

Eventually, several hours later I exited the salon with hair exactly the same shade as when I went in and a bloody sore head! Of course when asked what I thought, I wimped out and said it was lovely (and gave a tip)!

I’m a lot older and wiser now and much more assertive so wouldn’t put up with a dodgy haircut now. However, bad it may look, I still wouldn’t be kicking holes in the walls though!

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