Thanks for the comments regarding hair loss, I'm glad I'm not the only one. I guess there's no miracle cure, possibly using a hair thickener shampoo and having regular haircuts is the best thing to do. I'm just self conscious about my very thin fine hair I suppose, I doubt that people are pointing and laughing at me in the street though (well, maybe they do, I wouldn't be able to see them without my glasses on anyway! So perhaps the answer is just not to wear my glasses....).
The car's definitely got another problem, the warning lights came on again yesterday so husband called the breakdown service. Seems it's a problem with the ABS/parking brake/ESP sensor (no I don't know either!!), some kind of fault. The breakdown guy said it should be covered by the parts & labour warranty husband has, and told him to take the car to the approved garage in town, which he's out doing now. The last major problem we had that cost nearly £600 wasn't covered by the warranty, they don't pay out for problems caused by wear and tear apparently (of course they don't!!), whereas they do for faults. At least we don't have to pay this time - just as well, as I don't suppose they accept IOU's!
He's just come back and said the car's booked in for next Tuesday, they said it's safe to drive until then. He also said they recommended he have some other test done, some diagnostic thingy.....they said it's not essential, but on his own head be it if he doesn't have it done and another problem arises! And that'll cost £45 + VAT and of course it's not covered by the warranty. *Rolls eyes* He's said no to that. Cars are just money pits. Although perhaps it might be prudent to have it done, will have a discussion with him about that.
I was going to do a food shopping challenge this month, £1 each per day so £60 for the month. Changed my mind though, it'll put pressure on me which I don't feel like doing right now. I'm just going to try and spend as little as possible, that should be easy enough, as we have plenty of food in the freezers and store cupboards. We've been shopping this week for things we'd used a lot of last week when we had visitors - fresh milk, olive spread, cheese, eggs, fresh veg - and the king prawns and mixed grains for my birthday dinner. Spent a total of £28.90, which included a 7.5kg sack of potatoes and some frozen veg as well. I'm happy with that, it's a lot less than we would normally spend on a week's shopping, and I'm confident we won't need to go shopping at all next week. Although husband's just said we've run out of baking paper (he's lining the tins for the 2 seeded loaves he's just making), and I've now remembered I used the last of the mixed spice in the date & walnut cake the other day. Oh, and there's no smoked paprika left either. Oh well.