Alison (bohemiancoast) wrote,

Learn a new skill every day

At Strawberry Fair, Marianne tugged on my sleeve urgently. "Can I have a hair wrap, Mummy?" Oh, I should think so. We investigated how much they were. "Five pounds". Five POUNDS? Steven calculated the hourly wage of hair wrappers. It's impressive. Marianne got her hair wrap, after a complicated discussion about pocket money and subsidy and so on. And I fell to thinking. But I didn't do anything more about it.

Until this afternoon, when Steven did a websearch for hair wrapping instructions, and I pulled out the piles of embroidery thread. Marianne now has a second hair wrap. Much less expert than the first. But no fiver, and the next one will be better. Though if I make a habit of it, I'll have to go and buy the exact right sort of embroidery thread in girly colours. I guess the average cost of raw ingredients for a hair wrap is about tuppence.

Marianne shows off Mummy's first attempt at hairwrapping

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