Things were going so well until Wednesday morning, when a trip and a fall changed everything. As I had my handbag in one hand and a cappuccino in the other, I didn't have a free hand to break my fall and my face hit the pavement first. Needless to say, the coffee didn't survive and neither did my nose. Pouring with blood, I wasn't sure how to stand up without getting blood all down me. Several nice Bristolians stopped to help me, and provided me with tissues and wet-wipes, while I tried to staunch the flow of blood, aware that there was swelling above my left eye. I wasn't quite sure what had happened and must have seemed very confused to my helpers. One very decisive helper phoned for an ambulance and I certainly wouldn't have been popular with the traffic that morning, as it was in a major through town route and they blocked the lane for a good 15 minutes.
The hospital checked me out and decided I didn't have concussion but may have a broken nose, so I have a follow up appointment this week just to see if any follow up treatment is required.
So, I had to cancel my hair appointment as I had too many aches and pains to sit through a 2 hour cut & colour and therefore, I am not looking my best.
I normally look like this:.
But I now look like this. Not the best look to have my passport photo done which will be with me for the next 10 years. I really don't think this would be accepted:
After all, just look at the state of those roots!
Should've renewed my passport when it first ran out!
And on top of that, I get a call to confirm a date for my first school visit to talk to a classroom of Year 8's about writing a book - not a good look to put in front of school children but I have until 25th May. Surely, I'll be healed by then. For now I'll be relying in lots of make-up and sunglasses.