Saturday, 13 December 2008


Following on from yesterdays blog, I managed to source a lovely pink wig (think Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation) at my local friendly costume store Stagerrin and put together a sort of punk/cyber girl look for my work Christmas Party. I chickened out of wearing my wig on my way out to the party, (it was an hour on public transport!) but after a couple of glasses of wine, wore it with pride on the way home (well half under a beanie hat).

The party was lovely. Tucked away in the snug annex of our therapy rooms, a few of my colleagues sang and played some songs on their guitars including a great rendition of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' (naturally we all sang along during the choruses) which made me feel Christmasy. I am so lucky to work with such a nice chilled out talented bunch of people.

Dancing and general partying followed and then I reluctantly left slightly early to avoid having to take the last train home which is truly a nightmare in London during the office Christmas party season. I had no choice but to take it on Tuesday evening after the Mumford & Sons concert started so late and ended up having to find help for a business man because he was so drunk he couldn't stand and was throwing up his office party all over himself and South West Trains! Yuck! There should be paramedics on those late trains at this time of year, seriously.

Couple of things I noted about having bright pink hair on London's public transport:

- People stare when they think you can't see them - c'mon, have they never seen pink hair before?!

- Far fewer people get in your way/push into you than usual - bliss!

Maybe it would be a good idea to wear a bright pink wig while you're out Christmas shopping. Not only might you have less people bumping into you in the busier shops but you could also be bagging the best deals while the other shoppers are busy staring at you! Here's the address of that costume website again...

I love this version of Hallelujah.

Brigyn - 'Haleliwia'


Ian France said...

Haha, that's great! It sounds like you had a good time, and I'm glad the pink hair worked out. Maybe I'll consider lime green next time I go shopping.

chalky said...

Wigs are a lot of fun :-)

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