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Poor Owl must again be suffering from the toothache. Life in Winterton cannot be much fun. Maybe the place is ill-starred, at the centre of the circle in which Zeus throws his thunderbolts, or the equivalent. It is not much fun with the toothache. Healing Purple Thunderbolts on their way, Camilla.

Not much happened yesterday so perhaps Faith's Post last night can be an Owl Post and this Post consigned to the bin as not needed for I can think of nothing to say, though I am, as I said on her post, taken with the idea of a harness on a pigeon and taking it for a walk or a 'fly' on a pole. It is how I was taught to swim, in a sort of cradle attached to a man with a pole. I find it amazing that birds learn to fly instinctively. The flying part might not be difficult, it's the landing part that seems critical. The slowing yourself down and then stalling on to a branch some way below you (impossible to see - you couldn't put your feet in front of your eyes) and then somehow not only latching on but balancing as well. Truly a miracleVery HappyVery Happy

Posted at 2nd Aug 2017 - 08:20AM   Posted by Fennie   Lark Post Comments: 10

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I think I'd rather a quick trip to the chemist for some Orajel to keep me going till a dentist appointment Fennie, cinnamon (and cloves) don't half burn the inside of your cheek. OuchConfused
I hope Camilla gets an appointment soon.

I was taught to swim by the Cameron Highlanders, six of them that came over to my Mum who was trying in vain to persuade me to take the water wings off. They whisked off my water wings and told me there was no way I was going to drown with six of them holding me up and off we went, 10 minutes later they had all let go and I hadn't noticed... swimmity swim. Very Happy

I hadn't thought about how pigeons land before, it can't be easy with that paunch in the way. Laughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 2nd Aug 2017 at 10:18AM

Camilla's Avatar Morning Fennie and FN and everyone,

Well the morning started out bad, no longer had I made myself my first cuppa of the day and went outside to sit in the garden with it. Just about to place cherished pink mug on the table when I dropped the mug and all of the tea splattered all over the patio, broken mug and not only that I was wearing my favourite pure white linen long skirt, which is now a paler shade of yellow.Rolling EyesVery Happy

My thoughts exactly Fennie on my health since moving to Winterton it seems no sooner have I been here that all seems to have gone wrong I was only thinking this the other day actually.

Thank you kindly for posting for the Larks Fennie what would we do without you and your posts are always full of interesting topics even the little things too you have a way of an amazing imagination that's for sure but then all writers have this and you are one of them.Very Happy

The two little baby's collared doves hatched two days ago little teeny things they are mother comes back to check on them often but before long they will be finding their feet flap their little wings and try out for the first time how to fly and indeed land again.

I learnt how to swim when I was about 9 years of age at the London swimming pool which I believe is still there. A big pool in the building and also a small pool too. Mother had bought me a rubber ring which I had around my waist it had a little stopper in to save it from deflating. I had my aunt with me one day and after several days of trying to swim with it on she unbeknown to me had let go of the stopper in the rubber ring but I was still swimming away so had learnt to swim. From then on I swam daily with my friend Susan we were inseparable I wonder what happened to Susan perhaps she still lives in London or maybe she has flown to pastures new.

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Aug 2017 at 10:42AM

Camilla's Avatar Had not thought of the Oragel thanks FN, loathe cloves so won't use these they don't half hurt with these, ouch indeed.

Can't find a dentist anywhere in this part of Norfolk tried 4 not even an emergency or even a normal appointment and one can't register until September. I refuse to pay high direct debit which is now private at my old dentist in Reepham with added cost on top for treatment too. Taking paracetamol daily so this helps with the pain. Going to buy the Corsydl and Sensodyne today which might help too.

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Aug 2017 at 10:47AM

Camilla's Avatar Son and his family want to visit for four days mid August but first I have to okay it with Elaine who looked after Patch last time she is very good and only lives a stones throw away from me. I have rung Elaine this morning so waiting to hear back I am sure she must be getting her diary full for dog sitting with summer holidays at the moment.

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Aug 2017 at 10:50AM

Fennie's Avatar I had a tooth - a molar - that had been paining me for a long time. It was also a bit loose. My old dentist said that the tooth was dying and that I might need root canal treatment. Over time the paining got worse until I went to my new NHS dentist in Cowbridge who saw me as an emergency. She said it wasn't a tooth problem but a gum problem - the gum had receded and the jawbone had lost bone cells as a result. She told me to bathe the tooth with Corsodyl twice a day I think and this helped. The hygienist then gave the tooth a proper clean. Result the gum has grown back and the tooth no longer pains me. I no longer have to use Corsodyl. She also told me to stop flossing and instead to use an inter dent brush before brushing normally with Sensodyne. Although the dentist is NHS and I am an OAP I still have to pay quite a lot though not as much as my private dentist. Hygienist charges about £45 for a session. Dentist (subsidised) around £10-£15. But only the most basis treatment is available now on the NHS. Something like a crown or a bridge you would have to pay the full whack. Still we only have one set of teeth and you don't want to lose any. I imagine there's a dental hospital in Norwich which might treat you for free if you don't mind having a student working on you. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 2nd Aug 2017 at 11:36AM

Fennie's Avatar Sorry to hear about your linen skirt and broken mug but perhaps if you put the former into the washing machine while still wet with a spoon of Vanish, the tea won't stain. As for the mug - perhaps you can mend that too with glue and if you can't use it perhaps it will still serve as a decoration. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 2nd Aug 2017 at 11:38AM

Withy Brook's Avatar I had wondered about a Dental Hospital too. We have a brilliant one in Newcastle and you can go to the outpatient time in the morning. I would have thought that Norwich would have one, to cover such a large area.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 2nd Aug 2017 at 08:49PM

Camilla's Avatar Put skirt in cold water and popped into washing machine and came out as good as new. The mug was shattered into tiny pieces so I have binned it not expensive so will get another like it. It's from IKEA Fennie from my son.

With the Corsydl did you use it as a mouth wash? Yes think I have the problem as you had Fennie it is more likely the gum rather than the tooth itself which is a molar. Have now got the Sensodyne too so will brush with that. I need to see a Hygenist too at some stage but as to having a student working on my mouth mm, not so sure about that.

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Aug 2017 at 11:29PM

Camilla's Avatar Yes think Norwich does have a dental hospital if it gets too bad I might have to give them a ring . For now the pain has eased a little.

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd Aug 2017 at 11:30PM

Fennie's Avatar Yes, Camilla, the Corsodyl is a mouthwash but you need to hold it against the wonky tooth for half a minute or so to do its work.

As for the dental hospital, the students are of course supervised and they would be already well-trained, having had much practice on plastic heads and teeth.

Posted by: Fennie on 3rd Aug 2017 at 07:56AM

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