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Coats n 'ats we called it and I also thought it Canadian American.

It just seemed so incongruous to suddenly see a shop I for so long associated with Nottingham  to be staring me in the face so far from home, a bit like the first time I saw Woolworths in Paphos

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I remember a Woolworths in Cyprus, i think it was in Limasol though, if you went up to the top floor in the restaurant you could look over the border into the Turkish side.

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Wouldn’t that have been in Nicosia Waddo?  

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So wot do it stand 4?

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Went into Mansfield early this morning,,,not quite Limasol,,or Nicosia or even Budapest,,although some of the accents i heard could have been Turkish or Greek or even from the land of the Magyars,,,not that i object to any of them,,just stating a fact.

                      Anyway i digress,,went looking for a couple of items of second hand furniture,,,but the store i knew had closed and stood empty,,,so thought i'd have breakfast,,but alas that had also closed and stood empty (Green Bottles)...So just finished up with a ''Mooch'' around,,so sad to see Mansfield so devoid of shops and people,,,even the Market stalls had diminished somewhat,,,was only a couple of years since that i frequented Mansfield on a regular basis...........Finished up in Huthwaite,,where i purchased a nice second hand bookcase and occasional table,,for the princely sum of £36.

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43 minutes ago, LizzieM said:

Wouldn’t that have been in Nicosia Waddo?  

You could be right Lizzie, it was a good few years ago, and we went to lots of places on Cyprus. Even got lost up in the Troodos mountains after following a sign that I thought took us back to base. Only to realise that it was a building company or something like that!!!

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2 hours ago, DJ360 said:

 

Wow Mary.  Well done!!  You've managed to insult me and my hairdresser, and also query whether I'm racist .. all in one post. Maybe read a bit more carefully before going on the offensive?

 

 

No.  I have a problem with three that I spoke to and many other people's 'cavalier' and misinformed attitude to a virus which is killing people.

 

 

I'm talking about catching the blast from the dryer while they are drying someone next to me. It's not very pleasant or polite.

 

 

I see from your comments that you are reading far too much into my comments and inferring things I didn't say. 'Sweaty Betty's' is insulting and inaccurate and you have no evidence to support this comment. I've been going to this Salon for 43 years. It was started by a neighbour and is now run by her daughter, though the Mum still does a couple of days a week. There have been various others there over the years and they are all either qualified, or students gaining experience.  The Mum is also a longtime friend as was her Mum before her.

 

 

I pay £7:50 for a dry cut which takes about 5 minutes.  Your comment about towels is wrong and uncalled for.

 

 

As already pointed out. Wahl is now American owned. And no.. I'm not racist...

 

 

I'm sorry but if you must call hairdresser's  then "Sweaty Betty's " is a term we call one salon stylist it is an old Hairdressing saying, you say you get blasted by the dryer have you ever told them, or your stylist that they are blowing you out of the chair,? If it's students or juniors they need to be told. I see you pay £7 50 what comes out of your £7 50 is rent, wage's, rates, laundry, insurance, wear and tear, of the salon and more. We  are just getting over being paid low wages and having to make it up with tips (if any client give one) we do train your hairdresser/stylist if qualified would have had to learn, basic face shapes, PH of hair, composition of hair,  properties of hair, hair chemistry, (ph) what happens when you apply colour and permanent waving solution, how it works on the hair, hair and scalp disorders, and many more, plus how to shampoo what shampoo to use, cutting styling, reception now added customer service. plus much more. 

The only thing that  I will say sorry for is maybe making a comment about the clippers NO!  this was not suppose to be a racist remark.If you took that way then i will apologise. 

yours m

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I think £7.50 for a haircut is very cheap. I pay £12.00 and I give him a tip. There’s no published prices. I think he charges what he thinks you can afford! 

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Asked my barber how much for a haircut,he said "£8.00" asked him how much for a shave, he said "£4.50" i told him to shave my head.

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Whose holding the towel and water bottle in your corner Mary1947 ? I'm bloody glad I'm not the referee between you and DJ., one of you might clonk me your curling tongs . :wacko:

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'Er indoors has been cutting my hair now for about 14 years..... I think she'll have it finished one of these days.

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"Curlers out, round two"

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Waddo, afore you know it, it will be pipe cleaners at dawn !  kickme

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Like it boys

I would always defend my trade when started in the trade we were paid peanuts, career advise at school used to say to girls who did not have much up there, oh, go into hairdressing which was an easy option. Of cause it was not you need a few brains up there to pass your training. Also when I started we were governed by The Wages Council which told us what wage we would get and when we could have a rise.Plus like every one else at the time we worked a 44 hour week, and did not get paid over time. Also the wages council told you when you could have your holidays, if you wanted 2 weeks holiday you could only have 2 saturdays in those weeks.  You all tips were mostly paid to stylist if you had a nice stylist she would share her tips with you. So having no Union to fight for us  because of the wages council  being in charge, so now they have gone and my trade is at last classed as a profession,  I will defend any salon who charges realist prices for what they do.

Quality you remember Quantity   is forgotten.

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Decent hairdressing is a skilful art. I no longer bother about my appearance as I don’t have to impress anyone so I have the Boris Johnson cut. This doesn’t even require a comb! :biggrin:

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The Barber in Beeston has just put his prices up, £5 for men and £6 for ladies.

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Sounds like Mary1947 was spoilt rotten as a student hairdresser. I don't know, these young lasses dint  know they were born. Next thing you know they would want meal breaks and sharpened scissors. When I were a lad, we used to cut hair with sharpened slate and pieces of string.  :rolleyes:

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20 minutes ago, Beekay said:

Sounds like Mary1947 was spoilt rotten as a student hairdresser. I don't know, these young lasses dint  know they were born. Next thing you know they would want meal breaks and sharpened scissors. When I were a lad, we used to cut hair with sharpened slate and pieces of string.  :rolleyes:

 

 And a pudding basin?

Mary is right in the last post. It was hard work with very low wage. I was lucky as my bosses mother used to give me an extra 2/6. But I did have a good boss she paid for all my outings to hairdressing comps and hotel and updates on styling, coloring and perming in London. Also her husband had a riding school at Wollaton and I had free riding lessons. So think I was very lucky.

I only have my hair cut now , I stopped colouring it when I was having chemo. I had it cut very short on the advice of the oncologist and I've not gone back. I love the colour it's gone ( grey ) and pleased I don't have to have it blow dried anymore. I pay € 25 . I only go to hairdressers that have an excellent reputation. I've changed a few because after a while you get fed up or else they are always on their phones.  When she's cutting my hair she reminds me of Edward scissor hands, she's so quick but very prescise, going on instinct . It's lovely to just wash my hair and leave it to dry.

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Pudding basins??? We couldn't afford pudding basins, it were a Tarantella tin.! As a little lad, I  used to go to a barber on Ilkeston road, opposite Bloomsgrove street. It cost about 9d.,till my mam heard about a bloke on Independent street, known as 'Tanner barber's. Trouble was, he only used hand operated clippers and not electric. It was a question of not cutting hair but more pulling it out ! OUCH!

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On tonight's news, Nicola Zingaretti secretary of one of Italy's political parties has contracted CV. He is the brother of Luca Zingaretti of 

Salvo Montalbano fame. He was on tv today saying he felt fine but he and his family were in isolation. We all are now as the province of Asti is blocked from exiting and entering. Strange that , because just 2 minutes out of our village is another village that is in another province. Lots of people who work in this village live in the other village in Cuneo. Wonder what will happen as the roads are blocked.

Oh well.

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Take care of yourself Brenda, and of course, your family. Beekay xx

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6 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

a nice second hand bookcase and occasional table

 

If it's only a table occasionally.. what is it for the rest of the time? :blink:

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