Monday, 10 August 2020

Grease Stains




I had my hair cut yesterday by a colleague after work.
She told me I have cradle cap and told me off for using expensive medicated shampoos
" Just rub olive oil into your scalp" she told me
And this morning I did just that!
Only the bottle of extra virgin didn't have one of those pouring things in the neck and within a second I was dripping in oil.
Frantically I rubbed it into my scalp but great globs of oil splashed down onto my third favourite Walking Dead T shirt
I looked like a greasy teddy boy
Ian ( The head of the Community association) and Gwawr ( who is heavily pregnant and out for a rare drive ) were too polite to comment how much I resembled a cheap Italian waiter when I bumped into them but Mrs Trellis was less reticent and asked me pointedly just why I was sweating GREEN sweat !!!!!
I've had to place a tea towel antimacassar on the back of my armchair as I write this blog!!

Ive cleaned the cottage and cut the lawn as my sister shaped the Laura's bush and weeded and have hung the living room throws on the fieldgate to dry in the humidity of the afternoon.
Gwawr said that thunderstorms are on the way but I've still had tonwater the planters and the border plants who have wilted badly whilst I have worked.

The cottage clean

The garden neat

My sister's new business flyer


Olive oil is seeping into my eyes as I type this
I smell nutty

88 comments:

  1. That promotional flyer is excellent. Your oily head and clothing, not so much. But I do have to admit I was relieved your "Grease Stains" title didn't refer to something more disgusting (which is what I expect of you).

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    1. Skid marks?
      I'm getting better dear sir, today I I didn't dribble my food down my front ONCE!

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    2. And there you go again. I just never know what I'm going to find when I come here and I can't tell you the number of times I've read something and said EW EW EW. It's a good thing you're cute (and clever and interesting).

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    3. We need to quaff cocktails together as the Spanish sun sets xx

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    4. Oh how I would love that!

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  2. I'd hire your sister if she lived closer to me.

    doggies in the clean house and neat garden.

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  3. For Pete's sake ... shampoo the olive oil out of your hair! Launder your clothes and other grease stained items in hot water with good laundry soap and spot spray such as Shout! on those stains!
    You were to only pour a little olive oil in the palm of your hand and then massage that into your scalp! You must have thought you were dressing a salad! I thought only babies got cradle cap ... good grief!!
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    Everything in moderation, John Gray! Moderation! LOL You must have looked a total oil slick mess! Enjoy your day the best way you can and do it safely and smartly and in moderation!

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    1. I used half a bottle !!! And was told to leave it on for at least 7 hours which I did religiously
      I have just washed my heir and it does. Look magnificent

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  4. I used an olive oil leave in conditioner for the first time this morning in a pump though.It does sound a bit messy but your locks will be glorious John x

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  5. Yes, next time pour just a tablespoonful into the palm of your hand, tip half into the other hand and then slap both hands on the troubled spot and massage in, after an hour wash out with water as hot as you can stand it and then finish with a cooler rinse.

    A good way to prevent cradle cap ... as first time mothers are told ... is to comb the baby's head even if it doesn't have much, or any hair. Most likely you wearing all the PPE at work has exacerbated the situation as you will have been sweating a lot more than usual, so you're not totally to blame.

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    1. Yes several staff have experienced the same problem , there was at least 200 MLS on my head sue!!!!!

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  6. just let the dogs lick it off.

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  7. Time for a good wash,

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    1. The bath looked like a charnel house afterwards

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    2. Thank Google, sounds ugly.

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  8. I've just thought John-vinegar is said to be helpful for dandruff and tomatoe sauce for pongy hair x

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    1. lol I'm not a tramp!!!!!!

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    2. Noo I know-but a young man may want to Lick it all off x

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  9. Bet your scalp will be in a virgin state!
    When do you get to shampoo?

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    1. 7 hours later!!! I feel squeaky clean

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  10. LOL -- a shower is definitely called for! The cottage looks good, though.

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    1. I'm going to IKEA soon to plan my NEW bathroom!!!!!

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  11. I'd employ your sister if she were willing to cross the border

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    1. She may do mave , give her a text xx

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  12. To save your fave t shirt put bicarb of sodium, white vinegar and washing up liquid onto the oil stains on the dry t shirt (ie don't put it to soak). Then rub it in. There should be enough vinegar for the bicarb to fizz up. Leave it all for a hour or so then wash as usual in the machine.

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    1. I've just pot it on a hot wash......
      It's nowbig enough to fit a midget

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  13. I have psoriasis on my scalp and use a watered down vinegar rinse to keep things in check. Seems to do the job. The medicated shampoos never worked, cost too much, and stink!

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    1. I have psoriasis on my knees
      I've just soaked them in vinegar
      I now smell like a chip shop

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    2. I worked on the next counter to a pharmacist many moons ago!-Give it a good rub with honey John x

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  14. Time to wash you also. Tomorrow you and wash your hair again.

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  15. Does the lady gardener use nail scissors and a fine toothed nit comb? It's nice to see those lady gardens trimmed in the shape of a heart.

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  16. That's disgusting, time for a shower. Baby oil/ mineral oil works the same and is much cheaper. Use less than a tablespoonful. Comb through.

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    1. I haven't got a shower
      I'm planning a new bathroom very soon

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    2. Well how about a DIY handheld shower head in the bath or kitchen sink, to really rinse well? Just til the bathroom becomes reality. The hand held gadget costs minimal, like $30.oo. Amazon will bring you one.

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  17. I had to Google cradle cap, found "Cradle cap is a harmless skin condition that's common in babies", and suddenly things fell into place...

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  18. So now for a good dousing with organic apple cider vinegar?

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    1. I WOULD like to carry on dating ms moon !!!!!

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    2. Mrs Moon has a very sweet husband, or I’m sure she’d be flattered... actually the two of y’all would probably be best friends. My two fav bloggers!

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  19. Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Sorry to have laughed so hard at your predicament. I haven't heard the term "cradle cap" for a million years.

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  20. Oh dear, that made me laugh, sorry, not sorry, and you’re sister, the lady gardener, brilliant.

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    1. Hopefully the plug will get her a few local jobs

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  21. All I can think about is 'Our Gang' after reading your post. It feels a million years ago, but during my childhood in the 70s those old black and white shows were running in syndication. Wild.

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  22. Put your tShirt in HOT Water with a good squirt of shampoo in the basin. Give it a good rub. Any grease stains that persist can be given a direct squirt and a good rub and more HOT water poured directly on it. My partner works with dirty black greasy motor muck and this works quite well. I keep cheap old shampoo on hand just for this purpose.

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  23. Joan (Devon)8:31 pm

    At least you keep people entertained. Whatever next?

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  24. Cheap Italian waiters probably don't use Extra Virgin olive oil, just regular olive oil. Expensive Italians waiters might. I once saw an expensive Italian waiter in a restaurant in London who literally took my breath away he was so gorgeous. He had probably washed out the olive oil when I saw him. His hair was AMAZING!

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    1. And I bet he had a 28 inch waist !!!

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  25. Your garden is lookin lovely..and that corner with the chair and pictures is perfect

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    1. That's my reading chair , full of doggy smells

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  26. At least you won't have Nits 😂😂😂X

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  27. Never a dull moment at your blog, John :D

    Thanks for the smiles, and I hope the oil at least helped with the original condition! One of our babies had cradle cap which I treated by making sure to scrub a bit more vigorously when shampooing her hair. I think I did read you can loosen the dead skin cells first with oil, but then you still need to scrub them away.

    Hope you can get the oil out of your shirt. I've found that dish detergent or shampoo is best for spot treatment, because they're both designed to cut grease. Sometimes it takes more than one treatment. Air dry between attempts, because the heat from a clothes dryer will just set the stains. Good luck :)

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    1. Oh there's lots of full bits
      My life is full of full bits , I just view them from a different angle

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  28. If they sell a product called Seabreese (an astringent)in the UK it works great on cradle cap. Used it on my son when he was a toddler recommended by a hairstylist.

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    1. I've just checked , my scalp is clear!!!! Result lol

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  29. The cottage and garden look lovely John as does your sisters poster your garden is the ideal example of a job well done!!!

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    1. I hope she gets buisness from the flyers

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  30. Well dear sir, you sound a little nutty as well.:)

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  31. my daughter is on a desperate hunt for a dandruff cure. 'll tell her what not to do!

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  32. O my word, that is my granddaughter's new business as well.

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  33. Barbara Anne1:16 am

    Alfalfa! Loved Our Gang comedies when I was a child in the 1950s! My father was in the army with Alfalfa. Do you remember the baby in those comedies? He grew up to be an anesthesiologist who I worked with long ago in the OR in Memphis, Tennessee.

    Thanks for the good laughs over the oil, hither, thither, and yon.

    Beautiful garden photo. I love your sister's flyer and I, too, would employ her if not for the ocean in between us.

    Hugs!

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  34. You know Olive oil will work wonders but a tablespoon or less would be enough to use! Your garden and cottage all look wonderful. I love your art wall. Congratulations to your sister on her business. I love her business flyer!

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  35. Only you, John, would pour a gallon of oil on your head! I did laugh. You tee shirt ought to be salvageable by rewashing it and stretching it into shape before you leave it flat to dry. Your sister's flier looks great - as does your garden. I hope she doesn't get so much work you never get any help again. And I was tickled by the "some jobs might be too big" line!

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  36. Oh you're funny. I oil my hair after I wash it while it's still damp. Whether damp or dry, you just pour a wee bit, like a contact lensworth into your palm, rub it over your hands and then massage it into your scalp. But the first time I had a similar experience!

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  37. You need to shampoo less. Virgin olive oil :). That term always makes me smile :).

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  38. As you described it, I could just imagine the smell of your scalp. Hopefully it will do wonders considering all the trouble you went through. The cottage looks great!

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  39. Well, after all that mess, I hope your scalp has benefited!

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  40. The olive oil will work, though a capful rather than half the bottle would have been better!

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  41. Im not trolling, honestly, but does your sister know what a lady garden is? I do wish her every success and if nothing else she will get some interest due to the name of her flyer.

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  42. Add a bit of oregano, some cut grapes, romaine, a sliced cucumber...

    and I would hire your sister in a moment! Does she work In Montana? xox

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