Look, no hands, for glamour on the move
Congratulations to the young lady driving a dark grey VW Polo who used both hands to tie her hair back into a ponytail while still negotiating the busy dual carriageway between the M20 and Ashford’s Drovers roundabout.
A member of the Nuts & Bolts team saw her take both hands off the wheel, while doing between 30mph and 40mph, to perfect the style last Wednesday morning.
No doubt she is still practising putting on her lipstick in the rear view mirror while doing the ton in the fast lane.
And, talking of bad hair days ... for the second time in recent months KE news editor Alastair Irvine, aged 58 and two thirds, has been to the barbers (different ones in the Ashford area) and when he’s gone to pay been asked: “Are you a senior?”
Now he’s a real old hack, a bit long in the tooth (the teeth he still has left) but please give the old boy a break.
It’s nearly eight years until the poor ageing chap retires and officially becomes a ‘senior’ – by which time the few remaining strands of hair he has left on his head will long since have disappeared, meaning he’ll have no need to go and have a haircut so he won’t even be able to take advantage of the cheap OAP haircut rate.
Phew, what a scorcher – as tabloid newspapers are prone to describe the recent heatwave conditions we’ve been experiencing.
Half the press releases arriving in the KE email basket in the past 10 days have been of the ‘how to keep your cool as temperatures soar’ variety.
We’ve been bombarded with advice on keeping pets cool, children cool, OAPs cool, food cool, offices cool, houses cool and so on and so on.
It seems we get a few days of near 30 degree temperatures and we just can’t handle it, with the government even offering warnings on how to cope in times of stickiness.
And if your lawn’s gone all brown, don’t worry. South East Water sent us a press release headed “Brown lawns are cool”, explaining that: “Going brown is the natural survival mechanism of grass. When water is in short supply grass responds by shutting down. The brown colour shows that it has stopped growing until more favourable conditions return.”
Phew, one less heat dilemma to deal with then!
A woman puts make-up on while at the wheel of her car, left, while South East Water says natural brown is better than sprinkled green during the hot spell