I’ve never been great at being on time, and I have certainly never been good at being ready for summer before it arrives. When I still lived in Ireland, I was never alone in this. I mean no-one knows when summer is going to arrive in Ireland, if at all. But over here, the weather is that bit more reliable. You can be fairly sure that you’ll be going bare-legged by late May, at least for a few days. Despite this fact and having lived in Germany for 12 years already, I just can’t adapt. Well, I suppose you can take the girl out of Ireland, but you can’t take Ireland out of the girl!
As the years have passed, I have managed to almost perfect the art of getting ready for summer, just after it arrives. I do it in stages. Each time the temperature goes up another few degrees, I move up a stage in my plan. It is all very just-in-time.
I start with the feet. Now if you are anything like me, your feet are not your best asset. So here’s the plan.
|1. OK, let’s call this your raw material. It is not much to look at but you can only work with what you have.|
|2. Use a nail file to file the surface of your nails and remove any unsightly white or yellowish patches. Then add a drop of
almond oil to each nail and rub it in well.