Monthly Archives: January 2018


Growing up I was always the “brave” one. The one who was made to go downstairs first when we were meant to be asleep and were sneaking down. Having said that, Louise has done some far braver things than I have over the years! Including today: Braving the Shave!

Lots of people said I was “brave” for cutting off 17 inches of hair in August 2016. Well, today Louise not only cut off her plaits (actually, I did two plaits and eight school kids paid money to do the rest!), she also had her head shaved to a number 3! She certainly Braved the Shave!

The school audience gave masses of whoops, cheers and applause and have donated a lot of money! She still doesn’t have a final total but it will definitely be over £500 for Macmillan and 10 plaits for the Little Princess Trust! Amazing! Still, she and I both know that the bravest of people aren’t the ones who cut their hair and donate it, the bravest ones are those who need that hair, those who shave their hair off before it falls out and those who have to watch their children lose their hair.

I was really proud of my sister today. She has turned into a celebrity in her school with everyone wanting to stroke her newly balded head! I think she totally ROCKS her new style like many women before her. To donate: