The Blue Hair – Sun 8th June 2014

By | June 8, 2014


Here is D absolutely rrrrrrrocking a blue wig we saw in Claire’s Accessories today. She looked fab and thought she looked like one of the mermaids from her favourite app.

We were in town as she had been given a gift card for Claire’s for her birthday and today was the day she was to spend it.

D loves all things sparkly and will happily “bling-up” with any manner of costume jewellery, headbands and tiaras and is drawn to the goodies in Claire’s like a moth to a flame.

There was so much choice in there but she eventually chose a 7-ring set and a rainbow coloured tiara, we worked out together how much change she should receive and she went to the till with her gift card. The shop assistants were absolutely lovely and very patient with her and they made her day by telling her that she could choose a third item for free as it was 3 for 2! One even happier girl.

Much deliberating later and she chose a bracelet. The change stayed on her gift card so she has the princely sum of 50p to put towards another visit, she has already worked out what she’ll be buying, time now to save up chore money.


And then it was time to browse in the other shops. She really enjoys looking out for sparkly bits and pieces and was very taken by a (very high) pair of sparkly platform stilettos (no, not yet D) and dresses/bags/anything that had the slightest shine to it.

She loves seeing mannequins on display too and always wants to either hold their hands or pose in their position, as per the picture below!


There were a couple of moments when she was either over-whelmed by strangers or the noise emitting from shops (the ones where it’s practically dark from the outside and you wonder how customers can see to shop) but that was what her “safe haven” was for, her buggy, ready to be jumped into when things got a bit overwhelming.

T hasn’t had such a good day, his team went out in the quarter finals of the tournament they were playing in and, although he seemed calm on the exterior, he was burbling away underneath. Occasionally it rippled out.

Much like me. T’s school appeal meeting tomorrow. You know when Brucie says “well, they’ve done all they can….” well, that’s us. Wish us luck!

Linking D’s successful shopping trip up with Magic Moments and Whats The Story because it was a great Mumma-D time and our girlie shopping trips might be infrequent (and occasionally fraught due to autism and related anxieties) but they are generally good fun!



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Louise Fairweather on 9th June 2014 at 8:39 am.

Gald it was a successful shopping trip. Trying on wigs is fun x


Jeannette on 9th June 2014 at 8:08 pm.

Thanks, it was a lot of fun 🙂


themummydiary on 9th June 2014 at 9:35 am.

Lovely bits from Claire’s I can’t wait for my daughter to want to go in there, sounds like a good day, hope the appeal goes well! #magicmoments


Jeannette on 9th June 2014 at 8:07 pm.

Thank you, it was a fab time. Appeal today, not sure but at least we’ve done our best 🙂


Little House Lea on 9th June 2014 at 12:55 pm.

Looks like you had fun! The wig, especially and glad that it was such a good time 🙂 x


Jeannette on 9th June 2014 at 8:07 pm.

Thank you, we def did 🙂


Charly Dove on 9th June 2014 at 3:51 pm.

Oh how fabulous Jeannette, it sounds like D had the very best time. Such lovely smiley photos. She is totally rocking that blue hair! Thanks for sharing with #whatsthestory


Jeannette on 9th June 2014 at 8:06 pm.

Thanks Charly, she had a lovely time, blue hair def suits her 🙂


Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 9th June 2014 at 5:51 pm.

Girly shopping trips are a great way to connect as mother and daughter


Jeannette on 9th June 2014 at 8:06 pm.

They are a brill way, really enjoy them when we have them 🙂


Aedín Collins on 9th June 2014 at 7:40 pm.

Aw, looks lovely!I can’t wait to enjoy some girly shopping days out with my girls in a few years time!


Jeannette on 9th June 2014 at 8:06 pm.

Thanks, it was great fun, Claire’s are fab for bits and pieces 🙂


Victoria Welton on 14th June 2014 at 8:01 am.

Girly shopping trips are the best! I love doing things like this with Grace 🙂 Thank you for linking to Magic Moments x


Jeannette on 25th June 2014 at 5:05 pm.

Thanks Vicky, it was a lot of fun 🙂


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