New hair extensions for my wife

hair extensions

My wife has just amazed me again after coming home from the salon with an amazing new look. I knew she was considering getting a new look and that she had been online to get but she kept it a secret that she was going for it and I had no idea until she walked in with long hair today.
To say she looks great is a major understatement and I can’t wait to show her off at a ball we are going to tonight for a charity we are both heavily involved in. The event is aiming to raise much needed funds for the centre and give us plenty of money to help at Christmas when we do a lot of work with the homeless people of our community.
It is always a great night and this year proves to be even bigger as we have for the first year completely sold out of tickets and the auction we have planned has some amazing items that have been so kindly donated by businesses and individuals from our area. We have a few local celebrities coming also this year and we are hoping this will create both a buzz that will help the night and also mean we will raise more money for the centre than ever before.
One thing is for sure though my wife is going to steal the show with her amazing new look and I cannot wait to show her off tonight and have a fantastic evening raising much needed funds and having a blast at the same time. She cannot wait to see some of our friends too who have no idea she was planning such a radical transformation and to be fair I can’t wait to see their reactions either. Now all that is left is the 3 hour wait for her to get ready and we will be all set for an amazing night out.

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engraved plaques for the shop

Just order new engraved plaques

I have just completed another job at the shop that was bugging me and that was organising some new engraved plaques for the bookshop I own and run. The front of the shop was the last thing I wanted to do as the interior was a total nightmare to sort out especially as I was still on the road to full recovery.

Inside needed lots of TLC so engraved plaques were way down the list

I took on the shop on a bit of a whim and on t advice of a good friend of mine who spotted the property for me. He is an agent and told me about the place and I just went for it without really checking it out. I would have probably still gone for it as the deal was great but I would not have envisaged the amount or complexity of the work that needed doing and as we were on a tight fit budget I did a lot myself. Was it rewarded yes, but was it a lot harder than expected absolutely!
Once the internal marathon was over next on my list was the front of the place it was looking a bit bleak and so loads of elbow grease and paint later and its looking pretty respectable. The last thing I have had to do was get the engraved plaques I wanted for either side of the door. A friend of mine is a designer and he helped me sketch out what I was after and I then got a couple of sign companies in to quote for the job.
It only tok about two hours to get the designs nailed and the sign makers we took on just seemed to get what we were after so that decision was a real simple one. They took some measurements and off they went to create our engraved plaques.

It took two weeks for the engraved plaques to be done

They were all ordered and now we just had to wait, fortunately the guys we picked were pretty quite an they started on them straight away and gave us a lead time of a month but ended up calling after a week and a half to say they were nearly ready and to book in the fit date. We had the date booked for a few days later and sure enough they were here bang on time to fit the two signs that we have purchased. It was great to see them for the first time as we were a it nervous as to how they would come out but we should not have been as they looked amazing.
It took about two hours for both the engraved plaques to be put up and a quick polish afterwards and the job was done and we are glad to say we cannot fault them at all.

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