A Case of Mistaken Identity

Added on Sunday 28 Jan 2007

A recent visit to the Blockbuster Video Store in Partick over the Christmas holidays reminded me of a musical adventure that I had not that long ago.

It was a quiet Saturday night in the Wilson household and the family decided a movie would be a good idea. I was dispatched to Blockbuster in Partick to choose a film for us all to watch. On arriving, I realised that our family was a wide variety of tastes in films. Horror, thriller, adventure, gangster. I was soon very perplexed on what to get out for the evening. I remembered that I had my mobile phone with me and decided to call home with the options. Eventually we decided on a movie and I left the store.

Coming home along South Street in the car I put the radio on. I don't know which programme was on however it was covering Scottish music. The song was "I belong to Glasgow". As this was one of my Grandpa's favourite songs it reminded me of happy times in the past. I began to sing along in the car as you do when no one else can hear you.

Getting home, movie in hand, I asked Davy why the phone was still sitting next to him on the chair. (You know one of those annoying family things, where if it is not returned to the holder then the battery goes flat and of course I was always finding it in one of the girls' bedrooms under a pile of clothes and wet towels).

Anyway he replied that there was some drunk B****** on the phone singing "I belong to Glasgow" and that he couldn't get him off the phone. Davy being Davy, he had been shouting and swearing at "the Drunk" on the phone but still couldn't get "him" to hang up. Yes, you guessed it; the "Drunk" was me! I had put my phone back in my coat pocket without hanging up and everyone at home heard me singing in the car! Imagine after all these years married and Davy mistakes me for an old Drunk!!

P.S. the movie I choose was "The Rabbit Proof Fence" which turned out to be an excellent choice for us all. All I need now is the singing lessons.

Lost and Found

Do you, like me hate going to the hairdresser? On the other hand, some of my best friends find it very therapeutic and relaxing being pampered and coming out with a lovely new hairstyle. But not me, I always find it a bit of an ordeal, never knowing which style to ask for whether to grow my hair long or keep it short. Buying a "Hair Style" magazine offering "200 new styles" as I sit on the bus on my way to my appointment. You can imagine then how happy I felt when I found the "perfect" hairdresser. Anna was always warm and friendly and never made me feel that I come into the Salon looking a mess. So much so that over the years I have recommended her to a number of my friends and my girls have grown up with her doing their hair in some fab cuts and colours.

You can imagine then when at my last haircut she informed me that Gerry (the owner of the Salon) was thinking of closing the shop and moving on. Lost my hairdresser?. Catastrophe!!!!

I am pleased to let you all know that I have found Anna in a new Salon. Its called Kroma. It's a lovely Salon in Yorkhill and Anna is very happy there.

Kroma is Greek for colour (although I never asked anymore about the Greek connection). The shop is quite a change from Anna's last Salon in Anderston. Very up market - Kroma is bright and airy with contemporary d?cor. The Salon's specialises in cut and blow dry; colour and hair straightening. They also cut men's hair. In addition to styling it is also has a beauty salon. It offers a range of beauty packages some I have never heard of such as a "Body Polish". I thought that this was something that you did to cars!

Kroma can be found at 1158 Argyle Street. This part of Argyle Street is really changing with lots of new bars and restaurants opening up. It has been pretty run down for a long number of years and it would be good to see it change for the better.

Anna tells me that Gerry will also be working in a Salon somewhere local. I do not know where it is as yet, but wish him all the best in the future.

So if you want a fab new hairstyle for Christmas or a new look for the New Year, call Anna now. Just one word of warning take plenty of time as one thing that Anna does not do well is work to a tight schedule. However the chat makes up for any delays. (You may even be able to fit in a beauty treatment!!)

Pat wants a picture of me for her website but I'm too embarrassed now after talking about haircuts.

Of course, I needed a new haircut as I was going to see Paul Buchanan in concert in the Usher Hall on Saturday (25th Nov). I was so excited a huge fan of the Blue Nile. If I get the chance I will tell you all about that adventure soon!!

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