I keep my hair short, I’m no stylist so it’s easy to manage and cool in summer. Quite often my hairdresser in Italy and the one in Ilkley, both of whom are Italian men, have buzzed round my ears and the back of my neck with clippers, I don’t know the technical name for these battery shavers.
I didn’t get a haircut during our last stay in Italy so it was 3 months since my last cut when we got back, I went on Thursday to see Filippo. As usual he asked if I wanted him to use the clippers, I did. At one stage I commented on how much hair was coming off, meaning my hair had grown a lot. He asked if he was taking too much off and I said not at all, what could he do if I’d said yes.
I got a nice manageable cut, paid and left the saloon. It was like I’d stepped into the Arctic circle. The back of my neck was so cold, I had a warm scarf but I was frozen. That afternoon we went to do a big shop, restocking after our time away. I was so cold I couldn’t hang around the supermarket freezers and fridges for fear of hypothermia. I wore my scarf all evening and wondered about a hat with a flap at the back. I know we lose about 10% of our body heat from our heads, must be about the same percentage from the back of a bare neck judging by how cold I’ve felt.
I am hoping I shall be warmer by Christmas if I survive this current spell of cold weather. Keep cosy.