A couple of friends recommended the following sites today, which cheered me up immensely:
1. www.lhj.com. You can sign up for free, upload a photo of yourself and try some different hair styles and colours. Most of them look ridiculous, of course.
No sign-up necessary and you get to see how you look as an old person, a baby, a monkey, the opposite sex
Both brilliant fun, but as I have just learned, not to be discussed or played with in the company of an '8 Year Old Daughter':
8YOD (pausing to watch an advert): Ooh mummy do you want your hair to go straight? Theres this thing on telly
Me: No thanks love, see all the dry frizzy bits would stick out even more
8YOD: Oh no, I think you'd look pretty, and if you put on that wrinkle removing cream you'd look even prettier
Me: You are 8, arent you???
8YOD: Yes and Lewis is 10, what, you dont know the ages of your own children?
Me: No, look, I'm wrinkly, I forget things
8YOD: Oh yes and your brain gets smaller doesnt it.............when it gets the wrinkles..........