Well. Here we are then. 100 pleats completed.
There were times when I didn’t think I’d make it to 30, let alone 50 or 100 pleats. There were moments of ennui. Moments of being rather ill, and not feeling like taking photos. Moments of busy family life putting silly fripperies like pleats on the back burner. Moments of feeling like a complete and utter pillock for taking photos of the back of my own head! For crying out loud! Especially when trying to get a Ted or an Elf in the background too.
But more than these moments were those moments of making myself smile, or even chuckle aloud with silly ideas for pleats and posts that amused me. Moments of immense personal pride when I realised I’d met the 1000 view milestone. Moments of camaraderie and inspiration between fellow Pleaters. Moments when I realised that other people; lovely people; people like your own good self, were actually reading what I was putting “out there”.
So – would I do it again?
So, I thought the last pleat should be a bit of a showstopper. A hair equivalent of a firework, if you like.
But , you know, family life. Christmas, family birthdays, other commitments. So. We have the best I can do under the circumstances. As many Stonebridge hair accessories as my hair could carry. And a special helper with “100” sticker duties. It’s a bit silly. And a bit fun.
So, thankyou so much, friends of Experimentsinstyle, (that’s YOU!) for reading along and being here with us. I wouldn’t have got to Day 100 without knowing you were there reading along all the silly trials and tribulations. The pleats that didn’t work. And the ones that did.
Huge thanks also to all the team at Stonebridge Hair, whose idea it was in the first place, and whose encouragement and generosity is amazing. Especially half way through, when it truly seemed that I might give up. Especial shout out to Claire, who must have done an amazing amount of work behind the scenes. You guys are the gold standard of customer service.