Yesterday, after swimming in the lake, I was sat chatting with Raffaella Baccolini when Saija Kyllönen kindly noticed that my wet hair needed brushing out and started doing the job for me. Then she asked me if I would like it braided. It has been an ambition of mine since I was about 5 years old to have hair long enough to put in a big plait that reached down my back. At the rate it grows these days it will never get there, but it is now long enough to work with. Once of the other Finnish ladies who is an expert hair braider did the job for me. I’m afraid I can’t remember her name (I had drunk quite a bit of whisky by then). However, I have photographic evidence (thanks Saija!).
So yeah, one childhood ambition achieved. Yesterday was a good day.
Except for the mosquitoes.
Update: Saija tells me that the genius who did my plait is Ritva Mäkinen.